Thomas Street, North Rothbury

  • Project typeRoad Drainage Rehabilitation
  • Project scheduleFeb 2022 - May 2022 (weather permitting)

Scope of work

The works include: 

  • Construction of underground trunk drainage infrastructure on the southern side of Thomas Street between Dai and Morgan Streets connecting to existing downstream drainage infrastructure at Huntlee
  • Construction of table drains and new drainage pits on the southern side of Thomas Street
  • Construction of new drainage pits at the southern extent of Dai and Morgan Streets

Preliminary investigation has identified the presence of large quantities of bedrock within the work zone that will require the use of large rock jack hammers and rock grinders to remove the rock. Council will take all reasonable actions to ensure noise levels are reduced and will have noise and vibration monitoring in place at all times.

This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CDR 2020 006.


The planned works are located in Thomas Street, North Rothbury between Morgan and Dai Streets. 

Council’s Construction Coordinator will provide a letter box drop at least one week before commencing construction advising the duration.

Map of North Rothbury drainage works

Road closure

Thomas Street, North Rothbury will be closed between Morgan Street and Dai Street from Monday February 14 (weather permitting) for approximately 3 months. Work hours will be Monday to Friday, 6:30am - 4pm and Saturday from 7am - 1pm if required. Detours will be in place and residents will have access to their properties at all times. 

There will be some short term disruptions to driveway access whilst drainage works are being carried out. On site staff will communicate directly with all property owners before works impact their access. 

Traffic control

During the course of the works, there may be some minor traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place to minimise disruption. The Construction Team Leader will endeavour to keep residents advised of the timing and duration of these disruptions as the work proceeds.


Cessnock City Council is conscious of the effect this work may have on residents and apologises for any inconvenience. If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Construction Coordinator, Robbie Schreiber on 4993 4349.