Newcastle Labor councillors are hoping to give Mayfield’s high street shopping precinct a facelift if they’re reelected following elections in December.

The multi-stage urban renewal works would see new footpaths and roads, drainage improvements, as well as upgrades to trees, street furniture, lighting, parking, and cycleways.

They’re set to present the proposal as a notice of motion at next Tuesday’s council meeting.

Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen says the suburb’s due for investment.

“It’s, unfortunately, a really tired part of the city, that has been experiencing some issues over the last few years,” Cr Clausen said.

“We see, and certainly based on that success in those other local centre upgrades, amazing opportunity to improve Mayfield, to restore it as a vibrant shopping district.”

If the project goes ahead, it would be the latest in local Labor’s successful local centres program.

“Over the past term of council we’ve delivered upgrades in Beresfield, in Carrington, in Wallsend, in Merewether, and in Kotara,” Cr Clausen said.

“The opportunity for this project is to add Mayfield to that list, seeing a total rejuvenation, revitalization of the main street, Maitland Road, working very closely with the local business community.”

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes & Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen with Brook Motors General Manager Warren Pulbrook.