Kurri Kurri Town Centre Upgrade

  • Project typeTown Centre Upgrade
  • Project scheduleDesign: Mar 2020 - September 2022; Construction: September 2022 to August 2023
Image from the Kurri Kurri CBD Funding Announcement back in 2018

The project involves a $5.6 million upgrade of the Kurri Kurri CBD and is aimed at enhancing the overall town centre. This marks Stage 1 of the Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Masterplan that was adopted in 2016 after community consultation. This project is primarily funded by NSW Government Recourses for Regions Program, Round 6 with Cessnock City Council and Australian Governments, Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program also contributing to the project.

Stage 1 will enhance the visual amenity, improve traffic flow and accessibility for pedestrians, preserve important vistas, and complement the local character of Kurri Kurri.

This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CTK 2020 001 and and CTK 2021 001.

Scope of works

The focus of Stage 1 works are on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. Improvements include:

  • Construction of new pathways
  • New kerb ramps
  • Replacing kerb and gutter sections
  • Planting of street trees and landscaping
  • Installation of street furniture
  • New street lighting
  • Minor pavement works (replacing wearing surface)
  • Installation of signage and line marking

 

Background

Kurri Kurri is experiencing rapid change due to the opening of the Hunter Expressway in 2014 and growth associated with development in the urban release areas to the north of the expressway. 

Council developed and adopted the Kurri Kurri Commerical Centre Masterplan in 2016. The masterplan will guide future public domain improvements in the commercial centres of both Kurri Kurri and Weston. The masterplan was developed in consultation with the community to meet their evolving needs.

Funding

Council has successfully secured funding under the NSW Government's Restart NSW Resources for Regions Fund for Stage 1 of the project to the value of $3,647,900. Council is contributing $520,000 to the project, Council has also successfully received $1,397,725 from Australian Governments LRCI program for minor road upgrades bringing the total funding to $5.6 million (rounded).

Council will continue to look for funding opportunities to progress the following stages of the masterplan.

 

 

Location

Lang Street, Kurri Kurri 2327  View Map

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