Have your say on the Bridges Hill Playground design

Cessnock City Council is calling on local residents to have their say on the draft Bridges Hill Playground Concept Design which is now on public exhibition.

Cessnock City Council is calling on local residents to have their say on the draft Bridges Hill Playground Concept Design which is now on public exhibition.

Bridges Hill Park is located on the fringe of the Cessnock Central Business District (CBD) and provides our community with valued open space, picnic facilities, a children’s playground, skatepark and pathways.  

In 2015, Cessnock City Council was granted $950,000 through the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund to complete various stages of the Cessnock Civic Precinct Revitalisation project.  

One of the major activities funded by the grant was an upgrade to Bridges Hill Park which incorporated the construction of a themed regional playground, as the current facility was approaching the end of its life.  

Council undertook extensive consultation with a number of key community based groups and service providers, along with local school children, to prepare the concept design for the new playground.  

This new adventure playground will provide a creative and imaginative play space for people of all ages and abilities, ultimately encouraging them to engage with the natural environment.  

The design components include swings and climbing decks; an enclosed toddler play space; a nature play area with balance beams and timber logs; a children’s bike circuit and obstacle course; basketball hoop; yarning circle and sensory bush tucker garden; fitness station; and BBQ and picnic areas.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this playground will be fantastic for visitors and locals alike.  

“I am very pleased to see the design incorporates Aboriginal theming and will be designed around aspects of our Wonnarua culture.”  

The draft Bridges Hill Playground concept design will be on public exhibition from Monday 11 September to Friday 13 October 2017. It can be viewed on Council’s website at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/exhibition/BridgesHillPark, at Council’s Administration Building or Cessnock City Libraries.  

If you would like to have your say, complete the short online survey on Council’s website or make a written submission by 4pm on Friday 13 October 2017.