Port Stephens Council endorses Stockton Street car park

Port Stephens Council will turn the former Caltex service station site, pictured, in Nelson Bay into a car park.
Port Stephens Council will turn the former Caltex service station site, pictured, in Nelson Bay into a car park.

Nelson Bay will have an extra 60 car parking spaces for the peak summer season after Port Stephens Council entered into a new lease with the owner of the vacant land at 38 Stockton Street – the former Caltex service station site.

The lease for temporary public car parking was approved at the last meeting of council.

The council had proactively sought the new lease as the existing car park at 35-39 Donald Street – the ground floor level car park on the corner of Donald and Yacaaba streets – was “currently on a month to month lease and could be terminated at any time”.

In June, Anchor Property Group Pty Ltd lodged an $18 million DA for a mixed use development comprising 60 residential units and two units of retail/commercial premises at the Donald Street car park site.

The council will have four car parking options in the Nelson Bay CBD during summer: the newly announced space in Stockton Street, the one on the corner of Donald and Yacaaba streets, one in Victoria Parade and the ground floor level of the multi-storey car park in Yacaaba Street.

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