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Council Street, Cooks Hill unveiled after $6 million overhaul

City of Newcastle has completed a $6 million upgrade of Council Street with 8,000 new street plants, 18 new trees, additional parking spaces, public art and stormwater improvements at the heart of Cooks Hill’s eat-street.


The project included replacing aged underground drainage with a new stormwater drain, almost three-metres wide, taking rainwater from the local area to Cottage Creek.

Council Street has regularly experienced severe localised flooding during major storms, as it lies at a critical stormwater drainage juncture. The Cottage Creek catchment covers large sections of the city from The Junction and The Hill, as well as Merewether and Hamilton.