Cessnock gets sun safe

You might have noticed new shade sails popping up in some of our parks across the Cessnock Local Government Area that will make a trip to the local playground a whole lot sun safer.

 

You might have noticed new shade sails popping up in some of our parks across the Cessnock Local Government Area that will make a trip to the local playground a whole lot sun safer.

Funded under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, Council has installed shade sails at six local parks. 

Shade sails can now be found at Log Of Knowledge Park Pelaw Main, Centenary Park Abermain, Maybury Peace Park Weston, Whitburn Park Greta, Buckland Avenue Park Cessnock and Kitchener Poppet Head Park. 

It can be difficult for children to remain active and enjoy playground equipment when it’s a warm day. The shade sails will provide protection for park visitors from the UV and heat during the hotter months meaning more time for exercise and fun.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it’s great to be able to secure funding and upgrade important community facilities. 

“We are excited to be able to provide improved spaces for our local residents, we hope to expand this project to further locations throughout the area. During summer we often get soaring temperatures and these shade sails will mean families can enjoy the park even on those really sunny days.”

This project was funded by the Stronger Country Communities Fund. For more information visit www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/stronger-country-communities/.

 3/22/2019