Photo: Artists impression of the car park expansion.
One of the multi-storey carparks in Newcastle's CBD is about to get bigger.
Council last night approved plans for an additional five split levels to be added onto the carpark next to the Newcastle Permanent building.
The expansion will lead to an extra 296 desperately needed spaces.
The plan also includes a cafe and a childcare centre providing places for 116 kids, while colourful aluminium panels will decorate the outside of the building.