Cessnock Council Closures for Maintenance

Filed under Cessnock, Council ~ by Press on  10 Jul 2019
Closure of Cessnock Civic Indoor Sports Centre for repairs.

Cessnock City Council would like to advise the closure of the Cessnock Civic Indoor Sports Centre for a two week period in the upcoming school holidays, starting Monday 8 July and finishing Friday 19 July 2019.

The centre will be undergoing planned maintenance to the stadium flooring totalling $44,000 as part of Council’s Recreation Buildings Renewal Program.

Renewal of the floors and line marking will ensure the ongoing safety and functionality for user groups. Roller derby line marking will be added to the existing flooring, which currently has basketball, netball, futsal and volleyball markings. It’s welcome news for roller derby participants who hire the facility for training.

Kurri Kurri Aquatic Fitness Centre closed temporarily for upgrades.

Kurri Kurri Aquatic Fitness Centre (KKAFC) will be closed until Monday 15 July as renewal works are undertaken to improve the functionality and sustainability of the facility.

Cessnock City Council received $20,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program to upgrade the family changes rooms. In addition, Council is contributing $160,000 to improve pool infrastructure.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it’s great to be able to deliver these improvements.

Thanks to all of the pool users for their patience during this time. We are pleased to be able to deliver an upgrade of the change rooms and improve some of the existing infrastructure.”

All KKAFC members have been notified of the closure. Residents and members can stay up to date during the works via the KKAFC Facebook Page www.facebook.com/kurrikurriafc.

Bellbird Community Hall upgrade complete

Bellbird Community Hall has received a much needed upgrade and is more accessible to community members utilising this important community asset.

Cessnock City Council carried out the works after receiving funding of more than $30,000 under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program and a generous contribution from Ability Links NSW of $30,000.

Council also contributed funding to the project which enabled the important works to be undertaken focusing on improving access to the hall.

The project involved the construction of an accessible ramp, construction of an accessible toilet and upgrades to the existing toilet facilities.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said that the joint project was a demonstration of how we can all work together to achieve positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes for our community.

There are a number of community groups that use the hall and a variety of activities that take place there.

All of these contributing to the health and wellbeing of our residents. Council is committed to seeing community facilities with improved access so everyone in our community can join and be part of groups.”

To keep up to date on projects Council is working on visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/sport/currentprojects.

Works will soon commence at Veterans Memorial Park

Park upgrade works at Veterans Memorial Park, Aberdare will commence at the end of July, which will see some significant improvements to the reserve.

Younger residents will be happy to hear they’ll be getting a new playground and a children’s bike path to enjoy. The works will also include the construction of shelters, the installation of seating, BBQ facilities and landscaping works.

Council was successful in receiving grant funding under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for this important community project. To keep up to date on this project keep an eye out on our website and social media for updates www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au.



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