Free entry on Sundays at Cessnock, Branxton and Kurri pools after 10am from December 17 to February 25

SUNDAY SPLASH: Jack Bunt, of Branxton; Brodhie Misson, of Aberglasslyn and Sianna Bunt, of Branxton, celebrate the exciting news at Kurri Aquatic Centre.
SUNDAY SPLASH: Jack Bunt, of Branxton; Brodhie Misson, of Aberglasslyn and Sianna Bunt, of Branxton, celebrate the exciting news at Kurri Aquatic Centre.

Kurri Aquatic Centre has been added to the free entry Sundays trial at Cessnock City Council's pools, which kicks off on the first Sunday of the summer school holidays.

Residents will receive free entry to the Cessnock, Branxton and Kurri pools after 10am on Sundays, from December 17 through to February 25.

A motion covering the Cessnock and Branxton pools was passed at council’s September 6 meeting, and  council has since resolved to foot the bill to also include the Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre – which is operated by Belgravia Leisure – in the trial.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said he looks forward to seeing many local families making the most of this trial period and enjoying quality time at the pools this summer.

“From 10am until close, everyone in our community will be able to access our wonderful pools free of charge and enjoy some relief from what we expect to be a very hot summer season,” he said.

“The pools are a place for residents to not only spend time together, but have fun, enjoy the outdoors and most importantly be active.”

Family-friendly activities are planned throughout the trial, including jumping castles and an inflatable fun park. Fees and charges will apply for these extra activities.

In extreme heat, the outdoor pools may be open for longer hours. When council officers determine extended hours are warranted, the community will be made aware via social media and other appropriate channels.

FUN: Cessnock councillor Di Fitzgibbon moved that residents be allowed free entry to Cessnock and Branxton pools on Sundays during the summer holidays. Picture: Marina Neil

FUN: Cessnock councillor Di Fitzgibbon moved that residents be allowed free entry to Cessnock and Branxton pools on Sundays during the summer holidays. Picture: Marina Neil