In response to the NSW Health stay at home order, Council services, facilities and events have been impacted. Important changes to the status of Council services will take place from Monday 18 October 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the greater Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas, NSW Health has issued a stay at home order. Following the NSW Government's Roadmap to Reopening announcement, there will be further changes from Monday 18 October.
In June 2016, Council adopted the Cessnock Cycling Strategy as the long term strategy for developing cycle friendly facilities in the Cessnock LGA. The aim of the Strategy is to assist in achieving the desired outcomes of the Cessnock 2023 Community Strategic Plan.
In October 2020, Council received more than $1.5 million from the NSW Government under the Active Transport Grant to help deliver the Cessnock CBD to Bridges Hill Park – Shared Pathways Project.
The project will provide a safe passage for both pedestrians and cyclists looping Cessnock CBD, connecting to 2 public schools, a youth outreach centre, 3 sporting complexes, and a major community recreational park, culminating in a highly beneficial and desirable walking and cycling facility.
The pathway will connect Cessnock CBD to Bridges Hill Park (per the below map) and involve works along:
Council has received more than $1.5 million under the NSW Government's Active Transport Grant to help deliver this project.
The current proposed works include: