A draft concept plan has been developed for a new netball facility at Booth Park that demonstrates the proposed layout of netball infrastructure on the site.
Key elements of the concept plan include:
- 12 netball courts
- An amenity building containing a kiosk, BBQ area, storage, office, meeting room, first aid room and male, female and accessible toilets
- Formalised car parking for 120 cars (in addition to parallel road side parking)
- Dedicated space for temporary marquees to support netball carnivals and events
- A multipurpose half court.
How to make a submission
The draft concept plan has been developed for a new netball facility at Booth Park that demonstrates the proposed layout of netball infrastructure on the site.
Following community submissions in regards to the draft concept plan, the next steps for the project are the development of a business case and subsequent detailed designs for the new netball facility.
The Draft Booth Park Netball Facility Concept Plan is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 25 May to 21 June 2022.
A hard copy of the concept plan can be viewed at:
• Cessnock Library
• Kurri Kurri Library
• Council’s Website - www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager and quote “Booth Park Netball Facility Concept Plan” and will be accepted up until 5.00pm Tuesday 21 June 2022 via email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 152, CESSNOCK NSW 2325.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why has Booth Park been identified for a netball facility?
On the 19 May 2021, Council resolved that Booth Park be identified as an alternate site for the relocation of Kurri Kurri Netball Courts (currently located at 101 Maitland Street, Kurri Kurri).
How is the concept plan being funded?
Council was successful with funding via the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions grant program to undertake a business case, concept plan and detailed designs to Development Application level for a new netball facility at Booth Park.
Will the community have a chance to provide feedback
Yes, a community meeting will be held on site during the public exhibition period providing an opportunity for impacted stakeholders to talk to Council staff and the consultants who prepared the draft concept plan.
Will the existing park infrastructure at Booth Park remain?
The existing toilet block and cricket practice wickets will remain. The two concrete wickets are proposed to be removed. Whilst the site has been identified for a netball facility, previous investigations in regards to cricket demand confirm cricket wickets are not required at this location.