JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
The revamped Bridges Hill Park Playground in Cessnock in the Hunter Region has officially been opened.
Federal Senator for NSW Perin Davey said the project, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Cessnock City Council, has seen improvements to the walking path from the CBD to Bridges Hill and the modernisation of the park’s playground.
“This is a fantastic area for young families and a modern playground for children to enjoy,” Senator Davey said.
“It provides health and safety benefits for the whole community particularly school children, fitness groups and recreational walkers who will also benefit from using the upgraded facilities in the park.”
“I would also like to thank Cessnock City Mayor Cr Bob Pynsent for continuing to support projects such as these in the region, projects that benefit all age groups.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $950,000 investment in community infrastructure would provide long-term benefits to the Hunter region.
“The investment will encourage people of all age groups within the community to utilise the revitalised spaces and provide better connectivity within the CBD and to Bridges Hill,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“This upgrade is part of a larger, connected masterplan project for the Cessnock CBD, which the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is extremely excited to be assisting to deliver.”
The Australian Government provided $950,000 to the $2,120,000 project.
Cessnock City Council provided the remaining $1,170,000.