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Action on Wallsend flooding as space made for stormwater channel widening

City of Newcastle is taking further steps to facilitate works to mitigate flooding in the Wallsend town centre with tenders called to demolish the vacant building next to Nelson Street bridge, which will allow the future widening of Hunter Water’s Ironbark Creek stormwater channel.


Widening the Hunter Water channel and replacing the Tyrrell Street, Nelson Street and Boscawen Street bridges are key elements of the Ironbark Creek Flood Mitigation Plan.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the demolition is an essential step to allow the stormwater channel to be widened and avoid the catastro