Bridges Hill Park project in full swing

Cessnock City Council is pleased to let the community know the Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement project is well underway.

Cessnock City Council is pleased to let the community know the Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement project is well underway.  

The park is currently enjoyed by many different people including residents, visitors, school children, fitness groups, families and walkers. Council is committed to ensuring every park user has better facilities and improved access.  

The project involves two key components, the first stage is the access improvements and the second is the Bridges Hill Playground upgrade.    

You may have noticed works taking place on Yango Street to improve access from the Cessnock CBD to Bridges Hill Playground. Works have included widening footpaths, installing new sandstone retaining walls and a building a concrete stairway that will continue on and provide access to Millfield Street in future stages.  

The Yango Street works are expected to be completed by Friday 27 April, weather depending and the next stage will kick off in June 2018.  

The next stage will include the removal of the existing playground and building a new bike track in its place. Council will also commence stage one of the new regional playground which will include a toddler’s play area and new BBQ facilities.  

More sandstone walls and pathways will also be built during this stage to connect the bike track to the playground and three fitness stations will be built along the shared pathway.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he is glad to see this fabulous project progressing as it will be a wonderful asset for our community and visitors to the area.  

“Upon completion, this area will be a regional hub, providing a creative and imaginative play space for people of all ages and abilities. I strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t seen the concept design to jump online and check it out!”  

This project is partly funded by the National Stronger Regions Fund and the Stronger Country Communities Fund and Council will continue to seek grant opportunities to help fund the later stages of the project.  

For more information on this project, including the playground concept design and updates, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/bridgeshillproject.  

 4/23/2018