The project involves a $5.6 million upgrade of the Kurri Kurri CBD and is aimed at enhancing the overall town centre. This marks Stage 1 of the Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Masterplan that was adopted in 2016 after community consultation. This project is primarily funded by NSW Government Recourses for Regions Program, Round 6 with Cessnock City Council and Australian Governments, Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program also contributing to the project.
Stage 1 will enhance the visual amenity, improve traffic flow and accessibility for pedestrians, preserve important vistas, and complement the local character of Kurri Kurri.
This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CTK 2020 001 and and CTK 2021 001.
The focus of Stage 1 works are on Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. Improvements include:
Kurri Kurri is experiencing rapid change due to the opening of the Hunter Expressway in 2014 and growth associated with development in the urban release areas to the north of the expressway.
Council developed and adopted the Kurri Kurri Commerical Centre Masterplan in 2016. The masterplan will guide future public domain improvements in the commercial centres of both Kurri Kurri and Weston. The masterplan was developed in consultation with the community to meet their evolving needs.
Council has successfully secured funding under the NSW Government's Restart NSW Resources for Regions Fund for Stage 1 of the project to the value of $3,647,900. Council is contributing $520,000 to the project, Council has also successfully received $1,397,725 from Australian Governments LRCI program for minor road upgrades bringing the total funding to $5.6 million (rounded).
Council will continue to look for funding opportunities to progress the following stages of the masterplan.
Lang Street, Kurri Kurri 2327 View Map
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