Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Cessnock scores $1.6m for local sport

Cessnock City Council has secured $1.6 million from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions Program to fund five key community projects.

Council was allocated funding for the following projects:

  • $314,688 for the Millfield Skatepark Extension;
  • $847,701 for Phase 2 of Rotary Park Kurri Kurri Concept Plan, Accessibility and Amenities Upgrades;
  • $250,000 for the upgrade of Carmichael Park BMX Track;
  • $105,000 for a business case for Booth Park Netball Facility;
  • $95,000 for a business case for Weston Bears Park.

Cessnock City Council’s General Manager, Lotta Jackson said the funding was critical to the success of the projects.

“And I’d like to commend our staff who do such a great job in putting the applications together,” she said.

The Millfield Skatepark extension will include the construction of a transitional/street style skatepark which will provide a unique rider experience with skate obstacles and features that can be used a variety of ways.

Phase 2 of the Rotary Park project will include the upgrade of the existing public toilet facilities, the local bus stop area, heritage rotunda area, along with the installation of new pedestrian footpaths. This project will complete Stage 3 of the adopted Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Masterplan, said Ms Jackson.

The upgrade of the Carmichael Park BMX Track in Bellbird will include track upgrades catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. It will also incorporate supporting park infrastructure including a shade structure, bins, seating, pathways and other ideas highlighted in the recent concept plan consultation.

Meanwhile, the development of a business case for the Booth Park Netball Facility in Kurri Kurri will consider a new netball facility containing 8-12 floodlit netball courts, an amenities building, carparking, landscaping, spectator seating and fencing.

Ms Jackson said a business case for Weston Bears Park will consider additional sporting facilities including new sporting fields, an amenities building and supporting infrastructure.

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