An East Cessnock park will have a new name honouring the local Freemasons.
Cessnock Council voted to approach the Geographical Names Board of NSW to rename the park on the corner of Quarry Street and Maitland Road, Cessnock to Freemasons Park.
Worshipful Master of Cessnock Masonic Lodge Bryce Gibson said it was a humbling experience for the past, present and future members of the ancient fraternity to be recognised in such away.
"[It recognises] all the Freemasons of the district who have given so much to provide for their community as well as for each other since the birth of the NSW colony," he said.
"We are honoured by council's endorsement of our fraternities work of the last 112 years locally and 230 years within NSW.
"Our long term goal with council's approval is to transform this park into a gateway destination for all members of the community to enjoy."
Freemasonry is an society of secrets, with a continual aim of making good man better.
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