Temporary Road Closures

Bridge Inspections

As part of Council’s ongoing inspection and management of local bridges, an external bridge consultant has been engaged to conduct inspections and the following temporary closures are scheduled:

Bathurst Street Bridge, Abermain

Date: Monday, 22nd January
Closure Time: 10:00am–2:00pm

Cedar Creek Bridge, Cedar Creek

Date: Tuesday, 23rd January
Closure Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

Stockyard Creek Bridge, Paynes Crossing

Date: Wednesday, 24th January
Closure Time: 9:00am–3:00pm

During these periods, the above specified bridges will be closed to traffic to facilitate the necessary inspection. We anticipate the works will be completed promptly to minimise inconvenience.

Please be assured that emergency services will have uninterrupted access to the bridges during these temporary closures.

Westcott Street, Cessnock (between Dudley & Bent Streets)

From November 2023 Westcott Street will be closed to all vehicles and controlled pedestrian access will be provided. The duration of the closure is expected to be around 6-8 months. 

Detours will be in place, as shown in the below image.


Occident and Pinchen Street, Nulkaba

As of 9 June 2023 Council will be installing the following traffic control treatments on Occident and Pinchen Street, Nulkaba:

  • The closure of Occident Street using barriers and signage, immediately north of the Kerlew Street Intersection; and
  • The closure of Pinchen Street using barriers and signage, immediately north of the Kerlew Street Intersection.

Further updates on the reopening will be provided soon.  

Other Closures

Senior Unit of Birralee Playground, Kurri Kurri

The Senior Unit of Birralee Playground at Kurri Kurri is closed until further notice for extensive maintenance & repairs going into the new year. The remainder of the playground is open for use and the second swing set vandalised earlier in the year has been re-instated

Harle St Playground, Abermain

The Harle Street Playground will be closed for renewal from the week of 6th November 2023, with completion expected by late March 2024.

During this time, we'll be removing the old play system, installing an accessible play space, adding picnic shelters, seating, accessible pathways, and improving the landscaping.

We apologise for any inconvenience and encourage you to enjoy the nearby Maybury Peace Park in Weston as an alternative during the closure.

Watagans National Park

There are some major landslips on Heaton/Watagan Forest Road that have left much of the road pavement missing and constitutes a hazard to motorists.

Watagans National Park is currently closed (both ends i.e. Heaton Road and Watagan Forest Road).

Please refer to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for further update.  

Works and projects

For more information, view our current works and projects.

We make every effort to ensure disruptions to traffic, businesses, pedestrians and residents are minimised during works.