We sought feedback on a proposal to replace the children's crossing on Bridge Street near Boomerang Road, Waratah with a raised pedestrian crossing.


Accessibility and safety improvements are proposed for the existing children's crossing next to Waratah Public school on Bridge Street. An upgrade intends to address the lack of kerb ramps and the stepped kerb on the residential side of the crossing. Changes are also proposed to increase visibility for drivers of pedestrians at the crossing.

The proposal to upgrade the crossing to a raised pedestrian crossing was given support to undertake community consultation by the Newcastle City Traffic Committee on 21 October 2019.

This consultation was undertaken to ensure that the community is informed and has the opportunity to raise any concerns prior to reporting to Council for approval.

What was proposed

  • Construction of a raised pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street, near Boomerang Road
  • Construction of kerb extensions at the raised pedestrian crossing, including rain gardens
  • Upgrade of street lighting to meet Australian Standards
  • Signage and line marking

Thanks for having your say!

Thanks for your feedback! The public exhibition period closed on Friday 29 July 2022 and the outcomes were reported to Council.

On 25 October 2022, Council voted unanimously to approve the upgrade of the existing children's crossing on Bridge Street Waratah, to a raised pedestrian crossing with kerb extensions, associated lighting upgrades, rain gardens and landscaping, signage and line marking works. Construction has now been completed.