Carrington Renewal Celebrated

Filed under Community, Council, News ~ by Press on  14 Jul 2019

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, City of Newcastle workers, Carrington locals, and school students at the opening

The Carrington community celebrated the revitalisation of their inner-city suburb after a $3 million upgrade.

Work along Young Street and the addition of street trees, bike racks and bins will be followed by the installation of a smart bus shelter with free Wi-Fi coverage.

I’m proud to say that after more than 12 months of construction, Young Street is looking brand new and has been future proofed with new drainage and infrastructure to improve the amenity of the Carrington Local Centre," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

The City continues to deliver on our vision for city-wide urban renewal, setting the direction for growth and revitalisation. 
"We want our city’s local centres to reflect a sense of place and local character, and I’m particularly pleased with finishing touches like the stone inlays celebrating Carrington’s heritage.

Planning for this project included extensive community consultation on all aspects of the upgrades, including the choice of Brushbox and Tuckeroo street trees and the provision of more designated on street car parking.”

We have also chosen best practise drainage solutions tailored to the area, including permeable paving and rain gardens.”

The City consulted with locals to hear their ideas and ensure their feedback was incorporated into the public domain plan for the area.

The Young St Carrington renewal project included:
• Drainage renewal
• Permeable paving to improve stormwater capacity
• Water sensitive urban design
• New site appropriate street trees
• Pedestrian-friendly street design
• Existing street furniture retained where possible, and new bike racks and bins
• New kerb, gutter and footpath
• Renewed road surface
• Road and pedestrian lighting upgrade
• Improved pedestrian crossings at both ends

Laila Michelini, 6, and sister Allegra Michelini, 8, perform at the Carrington makeover open day

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