Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

The Newcastle Circuit for Supercars Newcastle Coastes Hire 500 Race (Source: http://www.supercars.com/newcastle/circuit/)
The Newcastle Circuit for Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 Race (Source: http://www.supercars.com/newcastle/circuit/)

 

Newcastle Supercars Circuit (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-13/newcastle-supercars-circuit/8116450)
Newcastle Supercars Circuit (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-13/newcastle-supercars-circuit/8116450)

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.

Video Flythrough - Click to View the Video on the Supercars site
Video Flythrough – Click to View the Video on the Supercars site

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-Beginning at roundabout at bottom of Watt Street, site of original Wharf.
T1-Beginning at roundabout at bottom of Watt Street, site of original Wharf.

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.

Watt Street, Newcastle
Watt Street, Newcastle

 

T2 - Turn Left onto Shortland Esplanade
T2 – Turn Left onto Shortland Esplanade

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
T3 Shortland Esplanade with view of South Newcastle Beach

T3 Shortland Esplanade with view of South Newcastle Beach, to your distant right is Yirranali, cliffs overlooking the beach.

T4 the Shortland Esplanade around to T5 with a view of Newcastle Beach
T4 the Shortland Esplanade around to T5 with a view of Newcastle Beach

T4 to T5 to T6 along Shortland Esplanade with a view of Newcastle Beach

T5 Shortland Esplanade to T6
T5 Shortland Esplanade to T6

 

T6 to T7 down Zaara Street
T6 to T7 down Zaara Street

T6 to T7 down Zaara Street.

T7 to T8 Along Scott Street
T7 to T8 Along Scott Street

T7 to T8 Along Scott Street

 

T8 Nobbys Road
T8 Nobbys Road

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.
T9 Cutting across the Nobbys roundabout, underneath lies the original beginnings of Macquarie Pier and the 1818 Foundation Stone, laid by Governor Macquarie.

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.
T10 Foreshore Park, alongside the Macquarie Pier, connecting the once mainland with the former island of Nobbys.

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
T11 Turn right onto Wharf Road towards the roundabout at the base of Watt Street

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.


From (https://hunterlivinghistories.com/2015/09/16/publicvoice2015/)

Background on the Coal River Precinct Newcastle’s Unique Historic and Recreational Locality. Presentation to the Newcastle City Council Public Voice Committee (2015)


3 thoughts on “Supercars for Newcastle’s Historic Coal River Heritage Precinct

  1. 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!!

  2. I cannot believe the absolute moronic stupidity of anybody objecting to a car race on the grounds of the perceived endangerment of our heritage.

    Anybody who promotes an objection to the supercar event is doing our heritage a disservice for their own gains.

    The “local” objections are apparently about nothing more than another branch of the “nimby” (not in my backyard) society blooming back into existence at the slightest sign of disturbance.

    It is ashame that the coal river mob are again coming to the fore to support their “importance” rather than actually nurturing the understanding and promotion of our heritage.

    I am to assume that the above information, as to the race route, was supplied to put the fear of loss into our souls as each historic site, that is buried or for which no physical evidence exists, listed along the route is promoted as another reason to stop the race.

    The word propaganda comes to mind and as such the supply of any information may be accepted, by the reader, as one sided and without merit.

    Having read the above information I can validate this belief as the information, in regards to the heritage sites along the race route, reads more like a tourist broucher with more information than I have seen before about our history than a objection to the race.

    Rather than support the “NIMBYs” coal river should stop taking advantage of any opportunity to demonstrate their “self importance” by printing some brouchers/leaflets or even books and making them available to those who visit our city during the race.

    Wake up you and see the real world and embrace it as you are doing nothing to help our history outside of your virtual kingdom.

    You are just p””!?ing people off rather than inviting them to learn more.

    As much as I cannot respect you (coal river) as people I can respect the efforts to preserve our physical history due the discovery and digitisation of records that you make freely available.

    But again your group and the friends of King Edward park, the national trust, for example, are just feathering your own nests.

    The friends (NIMBYs) of King Edward park do not even bother to update their website but if you want to know more you have to become a member.

    So how do we learn of any threats to KIng Edward Park beyond that of any proposed/potentially noisy development that may disturb the NIMBYs, sorry local concerned residents, who claim they are representing our city’s heritage.

    I am so sick and tired of complaining but some things have to be said as even my 17 year old daughter having read the story in “The Post” said you (coal river) were stupid for objecting to a car race that would not even touch a heritage building or archeology site.

    Take your objections and produce a tourist broucher and shut up about objecting to everything.

    Life is to short and our heritage is at risk but you (NIMBYs and coal river) apparently do nothing unless there is personal gain to be found rather than acting in the interest of the greater community.

    Yes I acknowledge the bowling club site win (Friends of King Edward Park) but do they acknowledge anything else that is under threat within King Edward Park?

    No mention of Shepherds Hill Barracks/Cottage having half of its roof missing for a year or the Gardeners shed rotting away.

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