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Friday, March 5, 2021

Tag: Flooding

Action taken to alleviate Wallsend flooding

Tenders are being called for to demolish the vacant building next to the Nelson Street Bridge, as City of Newcastle takes further steps to alleviate flooding issues in the Wallsend town centre.  The...

Spike in flash flood alert service subscriptions

City of Newcastle is encouraging residents to register for its free flash flood alert service after July brought record-breaking rainfall and severe East Coast Lows.  July’s wet weather saw a 41% increase in subscriptions between 25 July – the day before an East...

Powerful surf predicted

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast large and powerful surf conditions hazardous to coastal activities today and tomorrow.   The BOM predicts three-and-a-half metre waves will arrive from the east to south-east today and continue through Tuesday. Waves will become smaller throughout Wednesday.   City of Newcastle has undertaken a...

Flash flooding causes chaos

Flash flooding has posed a tough challenge for Newcastle State Emergency Services (SES) crews. A heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon saw areas of Wallsend, Callaghan, Mayfield, New Lambton, Broadmeadow and the wider Hunter...

Wallsend to benefit from $2 million overhaul

A new investment is set to transform conditions for pedestrians and motorists in Wallsend. It comes as City of Newcastle is awarding $2 million to the local centre while opening the conversation on...

Council commits $20 million to reduce flooding

After a severe history of flash floods, City of Newcastle has committed more than $20 million to replace two bridges in Wallsend and reduce flooding in the town centre. The decision to dedicate...

Bridge marks milestone in flood plan

The completion of a new $3.3 million bridge in Wallsend has been hailed as a milestone in a project that will bring “generational change” for the suburb. Tyrrell Street Bridge is now officially...