Skatepark announced for Millfield with workshop on May 1

A NEW skatepark will drop into Millfield after Cessnock City Council announced plans for the new facility last week.

As part of the plan, council is inviting residents to a community workshop to help come up with a vision for the skatepark.

The pre-design workshop on Wednesday, May 1 and will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Millfield Community Hall. Cessnock City mayor Bob Pynsent encouraged residents to get involved and attend the workshop.

"The youngest residents of Millfield will be very happy to hear about this project," he said.

"We want them to be part of the planning phase to determine the best layout and design."

The workshop is a forum for residents to share their own ideas and assist in the design process.

Participants will be asked to contribute using a number of different creative methods including a tactile design workshop.

A skate specialist will be facilitating the workshop and will use the community feedback to come up with a detailed plan for the skatepark.

Currently, Cessnock Council has funding for the first stage of the project - which has a price tag of $160,000. All future stages will be subject to additional funding being secured.

"It would be great to deliver the entire skatepark, however currently we only have funding for the first stage," Council's Open Space and Community Facilities manager Nicole Benson said

"Council will continue to look for funding opportunities to see the project completed."

Once a draft concept design is produced Council will again share it with the community for feedback.

To find out more, residents can contact Council's Customer Service team on 4993 4100.