Cr Elizabeth Adamczyk, Wayne Rogers (Chair of Wallsend BIA), Hoby Butchart from 4 Seasons Property Detailing and Cr Deahnna Richardson at Wallsend's historic rotunda.
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Wallsend cleans up for 150th anniversary celebration

The streets of Wallsend, and the rotunda, are now sparkling thanks to a good pressure clean ahead go the town’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

This initiative, spearheaded by the City of Newcastle in collaboration with the Wallsend Business Improvement Association, targeted Nelson Street from Dan Rees Street to Boscawen Street, as part of the Special Business Rates program.

The cleaning operation, which took place earlier this month, will prepare the town for an influx of people set to hit the streets for the anniversary celebration this August.

“With its rich Indigenous and post-colonial history, including its declaration as a municipality in 1874, Wallsend has played an important role in our city’s growth and development,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

“As the celebration of this milestone approaches, we want to make sure Wallsend’s main street is looking its best as we continue our preparations to welcome members of the community into the precinct for the family-friendly event.”

Wallsend will celebrate its 150th anniversary with an event on 17 August 2024 with family-friendly activities, cultural performances, storytelling sessions, and the creation of a time capsule. Visit to find out more.