Cessnock Pool Splash Pad

  • Project typeSplash pad construction
  • Project value$1.5m
  • Project scheduleApr 2021 - May 2022
Cessnock Pool Splash Pad Design

Construction of the splash pad at Cessnock Pool will be completed by May 2022. The splash pad will be operational and ready to use later this year, after the annual outdoor pools winter shutdown which concludes in October.

The splash pad will incorporate slides, fountains, tipping buckets, soft fall, shade and seating. Additional improvements such as safety features and landscaping will complement the new area.


Background

Council engaged with the community in 2018 and 2019 to develop a Masterplan for Cessnock Pool which incorporated a splash pad. The Masterplan was adopted in November 2019 and detailed design and construction drawings were completed soon after.

Council listed the project in its Operational Plan 2020-21 and applied to various funding bodies to secure the funds to construct the splash pad. The NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program committed $242,355 and the Resources for Regions Program supported an application for $420,300 to construct the splash pad.  


Project update

March 2022

Works were due to be completed by October 2021, however, COVID-19 affected the manufacturing and subsequent shipping of the splash pad play toys from India to Sydney.

Splash Pad toys arrived in Australia and were delivered to the pool on Friday 11 March.

Works planned for March and April 2022 include:

  • Installation of splash pad toys
  • Laying of safety surfacing under the splash pad toys.
  • Connection of the shade structure over the toys
  • Remediation of the grassed areas

Funding

The total splash pad project budget is $1,535,000 and is made up of:

  • $872,345 from development contributions
  • $242,355 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program
  • $420,300 from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program