Works kick off on the Cessnock Pool Splash Pad

Not long after the pool season has finished up Cessnock City Council has kicked off works on the construction of a $1.5 million splash pad at Cessnock Pool.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this is an investment in our families and youngest residents.

“The splash pad is going to be an absolute hit with young children and families enjoying time at the Cessnock Pool. It will have everything from slides, fountains and tipping buckets. We’re also pleased it will be open for the 2021/22 pool season.”

The splash pad is included in the Cessnock Pool Masterplan which was adopted by Council in 2019 after significant contribution from the community. Council then set its sights on funding the splash pad and was quickly successful.

The NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities program committed $242,355 and the Resources for Regions Program will fund $420,300 to construct the splash pad, additional shade structure and landscaping works to complement the new space. The project is also funded by development contributions totalling $872,345.

For more information on Council’s ongoing project visit Council’s website.