Vote for your favourite project in inaugural Cessnock My Community Project program

Groups have applied for grants in the inaugural Cessnock My Community Project program. Residents can vote to decide which they believe will be most beneficial to our community. To cast your vote, visit before August 15. Here are the projects.

Recycled Water Irrigation Upgrade

Sponsor: Branxton Golf Club Co-operative

Upgrade current irrigation to use recycled water from the Hunter Water Sewerage treatment works eliminating use of potable water, and creating an average saving of 50 megalitres per year. Cost: $127,000

Accessible Seating at Weston Park

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Accessible raised viewing and comfort for all abilities visiting Weston Park to watch/participate in sporting/community events providing maximum independence & dignity. Cost: $73,370

Equine Training Arena

Sponsor: St Philip's Christian College, Cessnock

To build an all-weather dressage arena that is available to the community to access free for training horses. Cost: $110,000

Hornets Ground Improvements

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Improve playing ground at the Cessnock Hornets ground, go green with solar, upgrade club facilities for all the community and schools. Cost: $53,872

Miller Park Little A & Wildcats Facility Upgrade

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Extension of current roof lines to provide all weather comfort for spectators, visitors and participants. Cost: $49,449

Community Play Space

Sponsor: Beyond Church

IDEAS: What a community play space could look like in Cessnock CBD.

IDEAS: What a community play space could look like in Cessnock CBD.

A place in the Cessnock CBD for people to gather and build community, while promoting physical and mental wellbeing. Cost: $199,980

Branxton Lions Community Hub

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Build a facility from which the Lions Club of Branxton can work in the community, fund-raising for local disadvantaged people. Cost: $97,764

Railway Museum bushfire recovery

Sponsor: Richmond Vale Railway Museum

The project is enabling the next stage of bushfire recovery at the Richmond Vale Railway Museum. Cost: $103,950

Keeping Young People Safe (KYPS)

Sponsor: Kurri Kurri Community Services

Engaging young people in conversations about drug usage and harm minimisation strategies through community empowerment and development of interactive activities. Cost $75,000

Abernethy Recreation Area

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Installed outdoor combination of aerobic / musculoskeletal exercise equipment with space for our own additions later plus flexible community gathering space. Cost: $25,976

Electronic Noticeboard

Sponsor: Towns With Heart Inc

Supply and installation of a fully operational electronic community noticeboard to replace the existing manual noticeboard located in Rotary Park. Cost: $25,000

Strong Generations, Big Futures

Sponsor: Cessnock PCYC

A community-powered initiative focusing on health, wellbeing and opportunities of young people in Cessnock. Cost: $190,352

Cessnock for Locals

Sponsor: Cessnock Family Support Service Inc

A website for not for profit groups and services, as well as community facilities, to promote themselves for free. Cost: $40,000

Abermain Plaza Hall improvements

Sponsor: Cessnock Family Support Service Inc

The project involves replacing and improving the existing accessibility ramp and extending the awning at the entrance to the Abermain Plaza Hall. Cost: $34,760

Irrigating local sport field

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Extending current irrigation system to Carmichael 2, utilise existing pump, tanks and automated system to achieve value for money. Cost: $86,625

Biodiversity hotspot

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

This project will fund a community Bioblitz and also establish a Culturally Inclusive Bird Trail within the Cessnock area. Cost: $83,843

We Can Be A Cool School!

Sponsor: Cessnock East Public School

Installation of shade sails to existing play and outdoor learning areas and creation of an outdoor learning and picnic area. Cost: $80,000

Kurri Rotary Outdoor Gym Project

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Free community accessible gym equipment, which is suitable for all ages and abilities, that's safe and not difficult to use. Cost: $54,582

Branxton Preschool Community Hub

Sponsor: Branxton Preschool

To build a community and parent hub for all Branxton community members to access a range of health services. Cost: $200,000

Freemasons Park Happy Valley Playground

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

This will be achieved through a playground upgrade and improvements to the amenity of the play space. Cost: $179,000

Kurri Sportsground Scoreboard

Sponsor: Cessnock City Council

Replacement of the ageing scoreboard is necessary due to deterioration and constant failure during major sporting events. Cost: $39,219