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Cessnock City Council Calls for Volunteers

Cessnock City Council facilitates a number of community-based committees to assist with the operation of some of its facilities, such as tennis courts and community halls, Marthaville Arts and Cultural Centre, and Tidy Towns.


Council is currently looking for volunteers to join any of its 18 community committees. Volunteering involves differing tasks depending on the type of committee. The committees, known as Section 355 volunteer management committees, include:

Community Halls and Mulbring Tennis Courts

  • Booking enquiries

  • Cleaning and facility inspections

  • Reporting maintenance items

  • Collection of hire fees

  • Engagement with regular hirers

  • Attending regular committee meetings

Marthaville Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Facility usage management

  • Reporting maintenance items

  • General cleaning and organising grounds keeping

  • Engagement with regular hirers

  • Attending regular committee meetings

Tidy Towns
  • Improving the image of the town (litter collection, park upgrades, etc.)

  • Heritage conservation and promotion

  • Bush regeneration

A number of public meetings will be held during July for anyone who is interested in getting involved and joining a committee. To find out more visit

Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal said our wonderful volunteers contribute so much to making out community a better place to live, work and play.

“The benefits of volunteering not only extend to the community, but also to the individual who can pick up new skills, meet new people and gain new experiences,” Cr Suvaal said.

“Volunteers play an important role in many aspects of community life, including social, sporting, cultural, and environmental activities. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in being part of, I encourage you to come along to one of the public meetings.”

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