There’s more free parking than you think in Cessnock CBD
As we move into the festive season, Cessnock CBD is expected to be busier than ever and there’s plenty of free, untimed parking spaces available with convenient pedestrian access.
In addition to the privately owned shopping centre car parks, Cessnock City Council provides 10 public car parks in the Cessnock CBD offering a total of 632 spaces for residents and visitors to park and each one is within walking distance of local shops.
Some of the locations include the former Cessnock Ex-Services Club (now Vincent Street Kitchen & Bar), Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, several locations on Cumberland Street, 3 Charlton Street, along with 209 and 232A Wollombi Road.
In an effort to highlight these key parking areas to the community, Council recently engaged constructively with the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce and a decision was made to install supplementary signage advising of these locations.
In addition, online mapping services, such as Google Maps, have been updated to reflect the availability of these car parks within the Cessnock CBD.
Cessnock City Council’s Principal Engineer - Traffic and Transport, Warren Jeffery said that there seems to be a misconception in the community that there aren’t enough parking spaces in the Cessnock CBD.
“We really wanted to promote these public car parks to the community as there is actually ample parking in the Cessnock CBD, it’s just about knowing where these parking spaces are.”
“We hope the additional signage and promotion of these car parks is helpful for both residents and visitors to the area,” added Warren.
Drivers are reminded of their obligation to comply with the road rules around parking and to be mindful of pedestrians in these highly frequented areas.