Road Closure

On Newtown Festival Street Fair Day – Sunday March 4th 2018 – Newtown’s main streets and several side streets are closed, buses are diverted, and a one-way system operates:



Newtown Festival Road Closure Map 2018


BEFORE – on Saturday 3rd March 2018:

In the lead up to the main day of the Newtown Festival  Colombo Street in front of the Community Centre is CLOSED from 7am Saturday  to host an afternoon and evening event. For pedestrian safety reasons on Saturday evening  Rintoul Street will be  CLOSED at Colombo Street

Although Rintoul Street is closed to traffic the ISLAND BAY BUS will be allowed through the small section closed road and still run in Rintoul St = Bus Bus Route 1

Saturday Road Closures and No Parking

  • Colombo Street: in front of the Community Centre from 7am (till 11.30pm on Sunday)
  • Rintoul Street: from Riddiford St to Colombo St from 6.30pm – 11.30pm.


DURING – Sunday 4th March 2018:

The changes described below will apply on Sunday from 6am – 9pm

and in Wilson St from 6am – 11.30pm to host the Newtown Festival

Road Closures and No Parking

  • Rintoul Street: from Riddiford St to number 25 Rintoul (NB: No Buses on Rintoul St on Fairday)
  • Riddiford Street: from Mein St to Rhodes St
  • Hall Street: from Riddiford St to number 10
  • Colombo Street: in front of the Community Centre – closed until 11.30pm
  • Emmett Street: All
  • Green Street: All
  • Wilson Street: mid point to Riddiford St including the off-street public carpark until 11.30pm
  • Constable Street: from Daniell St to Riddiford St
  • Newtown Avenue: mid point to Riddiford St
  • Normanby Street: mid point to Riddiford St
  • Donald McLean Street: from number 31, outside the Chinese Baptist Church, to Riddiford St
  • Ferguson Street: mid point, outside the Ione Vito Centre, to Donald McLean St
  • Arney Street:   All
  • Gordon Street: All
  • Gordon Place:  All
  • Florence Street: All

One Way streets

  • Daniell Street: ONE WAY NORTH from Constable St to Mein St
  • Owen Street: ONE WAY SOUTH from Mein St to Constable St

No Parking Zones

  • Rintoul Street: outside number 60 – west side only
  • Colombo Street: outside number 9 – south side only
  • Mein Street: Riddiford St to Daniell St – both sides and from Daniell St to Owen St – north side only
  • Daniell Street: at Constable St and also at Mein St – west side only
  • Owen Street: at Mein St and also at Constable St – east side only

We are very sorry for the inconvenience. For safety reasons, any vehicles parked in these CLOSED ROADS and NO PARKING ZONES will be ticketed & towed away with the costs charged to the owner.

Bus Diversions

  • City bound busses bypass the Fair road closure by running along Daniell Street, then Mein Street
  • From the city busses run up Mein Street and then along Owen Street to bypass the Fair
  • The ISLAND BAY BUS will run in Adelaide Rd = Bus Route 4
  • The Rintoul St and Luxford St Bus Route 1 is CLOSED

Residents Return Home Vehicle Pass

Locals who live in streets within the Fair who would like to arrange to be able to drive home earlier,  before the road opens at 9pm,  can contact us to arrange a Festival Vehicle Pass, and to receive closed road safety instructions and their access entrance details.

Resident’s vehicles will be escorted home and have to remain parked at home while the road is closed.


Thank you

The Lion Foundation

The 2017 Newtown Festival Road Closure was made possible with the assistance of the Lion Foundation