Over $1.6 million secured for exciting community projects

Published on 06 December 2021

WEB IMAGE _ Millfield skatepark.jpg

Council welcomed the announcement that it was successful in securing $1,612,389 under the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions Program to fund five key community projects.

Council was allocated the following funding:

  • $314,688 for the Millfield Skatepark Extension 
  • $847,701 for Phase 2 of Rotary Park Kurri Kurri Concept Plan, Accessibility and Amenities Upgrades
  • $250,000 for the upgrade of Carmichael Park BMX Track
  • $105,000 for a business case for Booth Park Netball Facility
  • $95,000 for a business case for Weston Bears Park

Cessnock City Council’s General Manager, Lotta Jackson, is looking forward to seeing these projects get underway.

“This funding is critical to enable these projects to take place and I’d like to commend our staff who do such a great job in putting the applications together.”

The Millfield Skatepark extension will include the construction of a transitional/street style skatepark which will provide a unique rider experience with skate obstacles and features that can be used a variety of ways.

Phase 2 of the Rotary Park project will include the upgrade of the existing public toilet facilities, the local bus stop area, heritage rotunda area, along with the installation of new pedestrian footpaths. This project will complete Stage 3 of the adopted Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Masterplan.

The upgrade of the Carmichael Park BMX Track in Bellbird will include track upgrades catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. It will also incorporate supporting park infrastructure including a shade structure, bins, seating, pathways and other ideas highlighted in the recent concept plan consultation.

The development of a business case for the Booth Park Netball Facility in Kurri Kurri will consider a new netball facility containing 8-12 floodlit netball courts, an amenities building, carparking, landscaping, spectator seating and fencing. The development of a business case for Weston Bears Park will consider additional sporting facilities including new sporting fields, an amenities building and supporting infrastructure.

These projects will be made possible thanks to $1,612,389 from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program Round 8.

Image: Pro BMX rider, Brodie Ritter at Millfield Skatepark which is due to get an extension.


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