Cessnock City Council has completed works as part of the Branxton Town Centre upgrade celebrating the completion of works this morning.
The project included the construction of more pathways and street tree planting on John Rose Avenue, eastside, between Branxton Oval entrance and Maitland Street and on Maitland Street, northside, between John Rose Avenue and Church Street.
It has also included upgrading the memorial rotunda with new sandstone paving and furniture, replacing the existing drainage and flagpoles, and landscaping.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it has certainly improved the overall look and feel of the Branxton CBD and the rotunda looks wonderful.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to carry out improvement works in our CBDS. This project was able to happen due to critical funding provided for by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Council is committed to delivering upgrades that ensure our town centres are vibrant and thriving for both those who live here and visit.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said the Branxton Town Centre upgrades have been made possible by a $360,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, as well as a financial contribution from Cessnock City Council.
“These upgrades of new pathways and street tree planting will improve the overall experience of the town for residents and visitors to Branxton, and I thank Cessnock City Council for its commitment and contribution to this project,” Ms Cusack said.
“The $400 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.7 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is being invested in local programs and infrastructure that improve the lives of people living in regional NSW.”
Council secured $362,998 under the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund to assist in funding the upgrades. Council also contributed $150,000 to the project.
This is part of rolling out the Branxton Town Centre Public Domain Plan. Council will continue to look for other funding opportunities to continue the implementation of the Public Domain Plan.