Bridges Hill Park to Wine Country Drive shared pathway

  • Project typeShared pathway construction
  • Project value$3.4 million
  • Project scheduleAugust 2022 to June 2023


The aim of the project is to improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity between Bridges Hill Park in Cessnock and Wine Country Drive at Lomas Lane.  The shared path route takes in Manning Park and Drain Oval and it also provides safe pedestrian and cyclist connection between residential areas and schools at Nulkaba. This project is identified as CPW-2022-004 in Council’s Delivery Program.


The shared path commences on the outskirts of the Cessnock CBD in Dowlan Lane.  The path then follows Koree Street to Maitland Road.  From Maitland Road the path connects to Manning Park via Henderson Avenue, Ferguson Street, Blackwood Avenue and Newton Avenue.  From the northern end of Manning Park the path connects to Allandale Road via Lee Ann Crescent, Drain Oval and Dover Street.  The path then follows Wine Country Drive north to Lomas Lane.

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The project is being funded by the State Government under the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program and by Cessnock City Council

Scope of Work

The total length of the shared path is 5.3km.  Construction of the path will be undertaken in seven stages.  The width of the path is 2.5m and it will be constructed in concrete.  The path project also includes the installation of a footbridge across Black Creek in Henderson Avenue and across Bellbird Creek at the northern end of Manning Park.  Pedestrian refuges are planned for Maitland Road, Ferguson Street, Allandale Road and Wine Country Drive.


Stage 1 of the path project is located on the western side of Wine Country Drive between Kerlew Street and Fleming Street.  Stage 1 construction is set to commence on the 8 August 2022.   

Stage 3, which is located between Allandale Road and Lee Ann Crescent and takes in Drain Oval is scheduled to commence late September 2022.