In response to the NSW Health stay at home order, Council services, facilities and events have been impacted. Important changes to the status of Council services will take place from Monday 18 October 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the greater Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas, NSW Health has issued a stay at home order. Following the NSW Government's Roadmap to Reopening announcement, there will be further changes from Monday 18 October.
The project involves a $4.17 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.
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.
The focus of Stage 1 works are on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. Improvements include:
The investigation phase of the project is now completed and work is commencing on the design. The design is planned to be completed in February 2021 and works will kick off in June 2021 after the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival to avoid unnecessary disruption to the community celebration.
Council looks forward to keeping the community and local businesses in the loop throughout the project.
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.
Council has successfully secured funding under the NSW Government's Restart NSW Resources for Regions Fund for Stage 1 of the project. Council is contributing $520,000 to the project, bringing the total funding to $4.17 million.
Council will continue to look for funding opportunities to progress the following stages of the masterplan.
Lang Street, Kurri Kurri 2327 View Map
Lang Street ,
Kurri Kurri 2327