Finding a park in Newcastle just got a little harder.
The large Lee Wharf carpark in Honeysuckle has closed this morning, so work can begin on a new apartment complex.
It means the loss of 252 parking spaces.
Revitalising Newcastle CEO Michael Cassel says there are alternative parking options for motorists.
"There's the Park and Ride from McDonald Jones Stadium, we've also got the Throsby carpark which is a little further north along Honeysuckle Drive," he said.
"The Sportsground No.2 carpark is also barely used and within walking distance of the city centre."
The shared cycleway along the foreshore remains open.