Have your say on public amenities

Cessnock City Council is undertaking a review of its public amenities, and developing guidelines for the provision of outdoor fitness equipment and multipurpose courts across the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA).


The public amenities review will focus on those that are open to the general public and provided in public open space, including some sports grounds. Along with identifying potential gaps (based on existing and future population needs), Council will also undertake an audit of its accessible public toilets and identify priority upgrades.

The development of guidelines for outdoor fitness equipment and multipurpose courts will include a review of what we currently have, developing design principles and criteria, identifying potential and future locations across the Cessnock LGA, an estimate of costs and a priority action plan.

Residents are invited to have their say on these two projects via an online survey which is available on Council’s website until Monday 14 March at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/AmenitiesReview.

Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal is encouraging residents to take part in the consultation.

“Our region is growing and we need to make sure the future provision of public amenities, outdoor fitness equipment and multipurpose courts reflect our community’s needs,” Councillor Suvaal said.

Council will also be holding workshops with key community stakeholders. To register your interest in being part of the engagement for this project, email cessnock@otiumplanning.com.au with your name, organisation, contact number and email address.