King Street upgrade

King Street upgrade

Upgrades in Newtown


New street lights and traffic signals have been installed on smartpoles along King Street in Newtown, between Newman Street and Essendon Road. 

Smartpoles provide high-quality street lighting and reduce street clutter by providing infrastructure for traffic services, telecommunications and street and parking signs.

The commissioning of smartpoles initiated the removal of old timber light poles including associated overhead wiring and traffic signal poles.  


The restoration of the footpaths affected by the underground works commenced in mid-2014. Works are progressing well and completion is scheduled for early 2015. To minimise disruption, the remaining works will be completed in small sections.


Community consultation

The City will continue to liaise closely with the Newtown Business Precinct Association and with directly affected property owners to provide information on the delivery of the project.

During construction the City and its contractor will liaise closely with local retailers, businesses and residents living on King Street to provide project updates.


George El-Hage
Project Manager
02 9246 7773



Last updated: Tuesday, 5 February 2013