Newcastle, Get Behind the Supercars: State Government

"The decision has been made."

LOCKED IN: the V8 circuit has drawn the ire of some locals

The state government is urging Newcastle residents to accept that the Supercars race is going ahead, and to throw their support behind it.

It follows ongoing complaints from East End residents about a range of issues including noise and the track layout, which culminated in a protest on Scott Street last Friday.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack says she's more than happy to meet with protest groups to find some middle ground, but they first need to accept that it's definitely happening.

"The decision to have the race has been made," she said. "And obviously it's in everybody's interest to hop on board, get excited and make it the best event it can possibly be."

The Newcastle 500 will see V8s speed around a 2.6-kilometre circuit which showcases the best the city has to offer, including Nobby's, Fort Scratchley and the foreshore.

It's on November 24 to 26.