Millfield Skatepark makeover continues
Published on 27 July 2022
Cessnock City Council and Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) are pleased to announce stage two works at Millfield Skatepark will commence in August 2022, in yet another milestone for the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
The concept for Millfield Skatepark began in 2017 when 9-year-old Millfield resident, Beau Heffernan, sent a 50-signature strong petition to Council, proposing the skatepark.
From these grass roots beginnings, Council’s Skate and BMX Strategy was developed, with the construction of a local skatepark at Millfield being a key action. Stage one of Millfield Skatepark was delivered last year and involved the construction of a concrete skatepark, park furniture, access paths, and landscaping works.
Stage two works will include further landscaping and the construction of a transitional/street style skatepark which will provide a unique rider experience.
These works are anticipated to commence on Tuesday 16 August 2022 and are expected to be completed late October 2022 (pending weather conditions).
Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal said he looks forward to delivering this fantastic project to our community in partnership with Mindaribba LALC.
“The Millfield facility is the result of a wonderful collaboration between Council and Mindaribba LALC, and is now the fourth skatepark to be delivered in the Cessnock Local Government Area,” Cr Suvaal said.
“This project goes to show how Council and the community can work together to deliver positive outcomes for all.”
Stage two of Millfield Skatepark has been made possible thanks to a $314,688 grant under the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Resources for Regions has funded 242 projects worth $420 million for mining communities in the last 10 years.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting regional mining towns that supply our State with precious resources, and I am pleased Cessnock City Council put this project forward to support the ongoing prosperity of the local community,” Mr Toole said.
Image left to right: Cessnock City Council’s Parks and Reserves Coordinator Matt Gordon, Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council’s CEO Tara Dever, Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal and Cessnock City Council’s Open Space and Community Facilities Manager Kate Harris.