Minor works

  • Project typeVarious minor works
  • Project scheduleVarious completion times

Council regularly undertakes minor works across the Cessnock Local Government Area. Please see below current and upcoming minor works.

Road and pavement upgrades - Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri

Scope of work

Drainage improvements, a new section of kerb and gutter, road pavement resurfacing, signs and line marking, guardrail repairs and extension.

The planned works are located on Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri between Government Road and Northcote Street. 

Roadworks have been delayed due to wet weather. Construction is ongoing and scheduled for completion by mid Febraury 2022. Portable traffic lights and VMS signs are in place. Please follow these at all times. 

 All businesses located within the work zone remain open. Please do not let the roadworks stop you from using these businesses.

Road closure and detour
Asphalt works previously scheduled for November 2021 have been rescheduled due to wet weather. These works will now commence on Sunday 16 January 2022 and go for 6 night shifts (weather permitting). Mitchell Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Government Road and Northcote Street between 6pm and 6am during this time.

Work is planned to be completed predominately at night to reduce impact on local business. Access to all local business will be available during the works, with detours in place around the affected areas of work. All businesses and emergency services will be notified of arrangements before works commence, with updated information posted on the VMS boards on site.

Traffic control
During the course of the works, there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place for the duration of the works and will include a combination of traffic controllers and temporary traffic lights.
There will be a temporary speed limit reduction within the work zone to 40km/hr for the duration of the works. During construction, there may be disruptions to driveway access, onsite staff will communicate in advance with affected residence.
All affected business should communicate during construction with onsite staff regarding any expected oversize loads accessing their commercial properties. 
Waste collection
Waste collection services will not be affected during the works. 

If you require any further information, please contact Council Construction Coordinator, Mr Robbie Schreiber on 02 4993 4349.

Road and pavement upgrades - Heddon Street, Kurri Kurri

Scope of work 
Drainage improvements, service relocations, pavement reconstruction and new bitumen spray sealing.

Heddon Street, Kurri Kurri between Deakin Street and Northcote Street.

Works are scheduled to commence on Monday 10 January 2022 (weather permitted) and will go for approximately 10 weeks.

Road closure and detour 
The works will require Heddon Street to be closed to through traffic between Deakin and Northcote streets. Residents and pedestrian access will be maintained within the work zone for the duration of the project. A detour will be in place that will divert traffic around Heddon Street via Aberdare Street and Stanford Street, Kurri Kurri.

Access to Kurri Kurri High School for buses and drop-offs will be available via Northcote Street as normal, with all vehicles being able to enter and exit from the Stanford Street intersection.

The roundabout at Northcote and Heddon will be unaffected by the works and will be accessible to turn and exit at Stanford Street, however there will be no access to Heddon Street for through traffic from the roundabout. 

Please direct any enquiries to Council's Customer Relations Team on 02 4993 4100.

Bus stop upgrades - Vincent Street, Cessnock

Council has received funding for upgrades to a priority list of bus stop facilities under the Transport for NSW 2019/2021 Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS). The scheme supports country passengers by focusing on more accessible bus stop infrastructure and better connections between bus stops and surrounding communities.

Council’s upgrades of local bus stop infrastructure complies with provisions of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT). 

The first sites will be upgraded in early 2022, with the remaining sites completed throughout 2022. The first sites to receive upgrades are:

  • Vincent Street, Cessnock (north of Hall Street)
  • King Street, Branxton (at Branxton Public School)
  • 20 Bridge Street, Branxton
  • Wyndham Street, East Branxton (at Lions Park)
  • Maitland Street, East Branxton (at Branxton Pool)
  • Station Street, Branxton (opposite Rosary Park Primary School)

Works at the Vincent Street, Cessnock site are scheduled to occur during early 2022 (weather permitting). Other sites will follow.

The planned works are located adjacent to properties 138 - 146 Vincent Street, Cessnock within the existing bus zone. This bus stop is on a local route utilised by the general public and is used by a school bus service.

Scope of work 
The works include the relocation of the waste bin, the installation of a new bus stop sign and pole, and the installation of tactile indicator paver tiles. 

Traffic control
During the course of the works, there will be a slight impact on pedestrian amenity and some minor unavoidable temporary traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place to minimise impacts. The Construction Team Leader will endeavour to keep residents and business owners advised of the timing and duration of any disruptions as the work proceeds. 

More information 
Please direct any enquiries to Council's Customer Relations team during business hours on 02 4993 4100 or email council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

Miller Park Community Hub construction - Maitland Street, East Branxton

Council has recevied funding to construct a community hub at Miller Park, Branxton, providing a gathering/meeting space for the community where community activities can take place. 

 This project was made possible with a NSW Government Infrastructure Grant of $100,000. Council is contributing $109,724, making it a $209,724 project.

Miller Park, Branxton located at 6 Maitland Street, East Branxton

The project commenced in June 2021 and is expected to be complete in April 2022. 

Scope of works
The works include the provision of a large picnic shelter with BBQ facilities, seating, a bubbler, accessible pathway connections, bin enclosures and a formalised area for community events.