Supercars Australia, Destination NSW and Newcastle City Council have announced the final circuit for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 car race scheduled for 24-26 November 2017.
The flyover can be viewed directly here: http://www.supercars.com/videos/championship/coates-hire-newcastle-500-circuit-flyover/
The approx 2.6 km Newcastle Circuit, promising to be up there with the best in the world, and as scenic as the Circuit De Monaco, will consist of 11 turns.
T1 – T11 take the circuit through some of the most historic and scenic features of Newcastle, including the historically significant Coal River Heritage Precinct. Further facts regarding Newcastle (Mulubinba)’s proud record of historic achievements can be found here, and on our last National Nomination (2012)
T1 – Begins at the roundabout at the base of Watt Street, site of Newcastle’s early wharf, the place from which the first exports of coal, representing the first profit (2 pound 5 shillings per cauldron) were made in Australia. Newcastle is the birthplace of the Australian economy. Up past the Convict Lumber Yard, (Australia’s first convict work site), Customs House, Great Northern Hotel (original site of the Ship Inn) on your left. The circuit then moves up Watt Street, Newcastle’s first street, originally named George Street.
T2 – Left turn onto Shortland Esplanade, named in honour of the European discoverer of Hunter’s River, Lieutenant John Shortland, Fletcher Park, to your right, honouring James Fletcher, the Miner’s Friend, and founder of the Newcastle Morning Herald is on your right.
T3 Shortland Esplanade with view of South Newcastle Beach, to your distant right is Yirranali, cliffs overlooking the beach.
T4 to T5 to T6 along Shortland Esplanade with a view of Newcastle Beach
T6 to T7 down Zaara Street.
T7 to T8 Along Scott Street
T8 Along Nobbys Road, past Parnell Place, Nobbys will begin to come into view, with Barrallier’s camp site and Fort Scratchley to your right, with the earliest convict coal mines beneath.
T9 Cutting across the Nobbys roundabout, underneath lies the original beginnings of Macquarie Pier and the 1818 Foundation Stone, laid by Governor Macquarie. To your right is the Nobbys Surf Club house and entrances to the convict coal mines.
T10 Foreshore Park, alongside the Macquarie Pier, connecting the once mainland with the former island of Nobbys.
T11 Turn right onto Wharf Road towards the roundabout at the base of Watt Street, Newcastle Harbour is on your right, Foreshore Park to your left.
Background on the Coal River Precinct Newcastle’s Unique Historic and Recreational Locality. Presentation to the Newcastle City Council Public Voice Committee (2015)
2 thoughts on “Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct”
Im disqusted. Not only by the total disregard for the heritage of newcastle but also the total disregard for the beautiful parkland. Shame on you supercars and newcastle city council. Shame shame!!