Revamp of Wickham starts on the streets | Nuatali Nelmes

ARTIST'S IMPRESSION: The vision for wonderful Wickham.
ARTIST'S IMPRESSION: The vision for wonderful Wickham.

Council will enhance Wickham's streets and footpaths as part of a suite of projects to transform the suburb into a mixed-use neighbourhood supporting Newcastle West's future commercial core.

Work to overhaul local footpaths and kerb and guttering begins this month as a precursor to the grand vision for the former industrial suburb, which is outlined in the Wickham Masterplan currently on public exhibition.

Road works by Council over the next two years will improve pedestrian and traffic flows around the Newcastle Interchange and help renew and revitalise Wickham ahead of an influx of new residents, workers and commuters.

The roadworks and masterplan are part of what we're calling The Wickham Project.  

It also includes a local area traffic management plan to provide a safer environment and improved residential amenity by determining the best roads for local traffic and heavy vehicles. 

The traffic management plan is open for public comment until Wednesday 21 June. 

Council has also prepared a paper outlining how to protect the suburb from flooding. 

The draft position paper is on public exhibition until the end of May.

If you'd like to have your say, hard copies can be viewed at the City Administration Centre, City Library and Hamilton Library or online until 21 June.

Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor