Council secures over $1.7 million under
Cessnock City Council welcomed today’s announcement they have secured over $1.7 million for the Cessnock Local Government Area under the Round Two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Five important community infrastructure projects have attracted funding including the Bridges Hill Park Regional Themed Playground with $936,315 to be injected into the project.
Branxton did extremely well under Round Two receiving $400,616 for public domain works including pavement upgrades and tree planting along Maitland Street and for the development of the Branxton town centre.
A grant of $242,355 has also been offered for the installation of a splash pad at Cessnock Pool and $126,700 will be invested into upgrading toilets at community halls. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this is wonderful news for our entire community.
“The Bridges Hill Regional Themed Playground has attracted the largest dollar amount. This will be a fantastic long term asset for our community benefiting all local residents. The playground includes fitness equipment, a multi- purpose hard court, a children’s bicycle circuit and adventure playground.”
“The Branxton community are big winners out of the grant with significant funding for improving the town centre and funding for beautification works including footpath upgrades and tree planting.”
“This announcement goes to show the hard work Council puts in to its strategic plans, particularly on this occasion for the Cessnock and Branxton plans, is paying off.”
“These grants have provided a huge injection into our community infrastructure and Council looks forward to getting to work on these projects.”