Hornets and Council collaborate to deliver new fence at Turner Park
Cessnock City Council worked in close partnership with the Cessnock City Hornets to deliver new fencing around the football club facility at Turner Park in Aberdare.
The project was valued at $100,000 and was made possible thanks to a $50,000 grant under the NSW Government’s 2015 Community Building Partnership Program. Once purchased, the fence was erected by Cessnock City Hornets Football Club volunteers, making the project a fantastic collaborative effort.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the fence was a welcome addition to this wonderful community facility.
“The successful completion of this project demonstrates how Council can work with our local sporting groups to deliver meaningful improvements to local community facilities.”
President of the Cessnock City Hornets Football Club, Michael Southworth is extremely grateful for the grant funding which made the new fencing possible.
“The fence has seen a major improvement aesthetically and more importantly it has provided added security against unwanted intruders, reducing the chance of theft and vandalism.”
“We are also thankful for our volunteers who erected the fence in their own time, some of whom are life-long members, who are no longer active in the club, but still came on board to assist with the project,” added Michael.
Local sporting clubs are encouraged to work with Council to submit applications for future funding opportunities under various community/sporting grant programs.