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20 February 2019

The 2019 Season Launch of the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre was truly a great introduction to the year ahead. The Kristy Gunther Academy of Dancers were sensational. The appearance of Brian Castles-Onion was fantastic for Cessnock, as a member of Council’s Cessnock City Hall of Fame, Brian relived his school experiences and how he rose to be an acclaimed conductor. Brian’s recollection of Council’s grand piano to the Town Hall days dates the instrument to over 60 years old. Brian was joined on the stage by his wife Geraldine Turner who sung extraordinary renditions from many much loved musicals. It was a very entertaining evening. Well done to all of the staff who organised the celebration. 

The musical entertainment continued as the Seniors Festival started last Wednesday. The Sing-sational concert held yesterday was excellent. It was great to see the voices of the Hunter come together for this very special festival. Congratulations to Michael Griggs for his hard work in putting this concert together. The Kiray Putjung Aboriginal Corporation Elders Morning Tea and Cultural Performance was also a highlight of last week and the first event on the busy festival calendar.  It was an opportunity to come together for a yarn, and celebrate the importance and contribution of our Elders. The festival fun continues right up until the Tuesday 26 February.
To find out what is on visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/seniorsfestival.

Earlier in the month Council was pleased to officially open three new fitness stations installed at Bridges Hill, Cessnock. Council was successful in securing just less than $50,000 under the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund to install the stations. Getting outdoors and moving is vital, not only for the physical benefits but for our mental wellbeing. Going to the gym or joining a sporting team can be costly. These fitness stations feature gym style equipment that is free for all to use and caters to all levels of fitness. It is fantastic to be able to deliver this infrastructure to the community. The outdoor fitness stations form part of the Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement project. This new adventure playground will provide a creative and imaginative play space for people of all ages and abilities, ultimately encouraging all to engage with the natural environment.
To keep up to date on this project visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/bridgeshillproject.

Earlier in the month Council was pleased to officially open three new fitness stations installed at Bridges Hill, Cessnock. Council was successful in securing just less than $50,000 under the NSW Government’s Social Housing Community Improvement Fund to install the stations. Getting outdoors and moving is vital, not only for the physical benefits but for our mental wellbeing. Going to the gym or joining a sporting team can be costly. These fitness stations feature gym style equipment that is free for all to use and caters to all levels of fitness. It is fantastic to be able to deliver this infrastructure to the community. The outdoor fitness stations form part of the Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement project. This new adventure playground will provide a creative and imaginative play space for people of all ages and abilities, ultimately encouraging all to engage with the natural environment.
To keep up to date on this project visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/bridgeshillproject.

There is still time to apply for a Mayoral Scholarship and residents looking to further their education this year are encouraged to apply. The Scholarships support those in the community who are working hard to build a career and are enrolled to study. Residents studying at university or TAFE may be eligible for one of the nine scholarships on offer. The scholarships are $2,500 and can be used at the recipient’s discretion to support their studies. Textbooks, travel or tools can be very costly, this can take some of the pressure off and allow a student to focus on their study. Applications close Friday 1 March 2019. For more information and to apply online
visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/council/mayor/scholarships.