Newcastle have your say – Shortland Pedestrian Safety

Great news for Shortland!

If you live, work or play in Shortland, the City of Newcastle is calling for community feedback on a proposal to improve safety for pedestrians and amenity of the local centre in Shortland.

Community consultation undertaken in April 2019 and June 2020 highlighted pedestrian safety at Sandgate Road as a high priority issue for residents and business owners in the local area.

In response to this feedback Council is placing the Draft Shortland Local Centre Public Domain and Traffic Plan on public exhibition, seeking feedback on proposed changes including implementation of a 40km/hr High Pedestrian Activity Area.

Ensuring the safety for the community who shop and work in the Shortland Local Centre is a key priority.

As well as a reduced speed limit, the plan includes construction of a pedestrian refuge and speed cushions to reduce driver speeds and create safer crossings for pedestrians.

The City has also engaged a mural artist to work with the community to determine a theme for a new mural installation at the pharmacy on Hansen Place. The mural will be delivered in conjunction with construction of the safety and public domain upgrades, currently scheduled for mid 2021.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes – Lord Mayor of Newcastle and the Councillors are seeking your feedback on this proposal.

Visit to have your say on the proposed safety improvements. Consultation is open until March 21.