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8 February, 2017

It has been a very busy time for Cessnock City Council with the Australia Day Celebrations, news the Weston Fire Station is remaining open, more bush fires and the opening of Frame Drive Bridge.

I would like to congratulate every person in our community who received an Australia Day Award. It was a wonderful opportunity to shine the spotlight on those who are working hard to support others in our community every day. A special congratulations to Our Citizen of the Year Tara Naysmith, Senior Citizen of the Year Ronald Jackson and our Young Citizen of the year Shae Panormo. These three residents do an absolutely outstanding job in contributing to our community. 

The inaugural Mayor’s Cup Cricket was a success, with all those participating playing in the true spirit of the game. It was a very close match, however the Cessnock District Cricket Association Representative team were the victors after a hard fought battle by the Mayor’s Eleven. Thank you to everyone involved, especially those who took to the cricket pitch. It was a great community day and I look forward to doing it all again next year.

The announcement by Fire and Rescue NSW that Weston Fire Station will remain open is very welcome news for our community. Any decision which involves cuts to fire stations in the Cessnock Local Government Area is extremely worrying, especially in light of recent events that have occurred in the Weston and Kurri Kurri area. I applaud the NSW Government on this very wise decision and for listening to our concerns, as our resident’s safety is paramount.  

Last Wednesday marked the opening of Frame Drive Bridge in Abermain. While it is good to see this important piece of infrastructure reopened it brings with it changed traffic conditions. Council have been working tirelessly over the last two years to secure a commitment from the Roads and Maritime Service to see vital upgrades to the busy intersections that form part of the NSW Government road network. It is disappointing we have been unable gain support from the State government. However we will continue to urge the NSW Government to make this a priority as these roads deal with increased traffic from the Hunter Expressway.