Feedback sought on banner pole installation in Weston, Greta and Wollombi

OPINION: Council is seeking feedback on the  location of banner poles, like the above in Vincent St, in Greta, Weston and Wollombi.
OPINION: Council is seeking feedback on the location of banner poles, like the above in Vincent St, in Greta, Weston and Wollombi.

Cessnock Council is seeking community feedback on proposed locations for the installation of banner poles in Weston, Greta and Wollombi.

The poles will be used to display banners to mark important occasions including Armistice Day and ANZAC Day.

It is expected that council will also use the poles to hang banners that promote community events such as NAIDOC Week and the annual Seniors Festival.

The poles will also be available for hire by community groups and currently, groups can apply to use poles located on Vincent Street in Cessnock and Victoria Street, Kurri. 

To view the application for these poles visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/business/bannerpoles.

The proposed locations for the new banner poles are: two at Maybury Peace Park at Weston, two on the New England Highway at Greta and two on Wollombi Road, Wollombi.

Council was awarded $19,046 in grant funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs  in 2018 to install new banner poles throughout the Cessnock Local Government Area.

The proposed exact locations of the six poles can be viewed online.

Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the proposed locations and do a short survey which will be open until Wednesday 23 January.

For more detail on the project including proposed locations of the banner poles visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bannerpoles.