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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Col Brown Rotary Park gets a refresh

Works have kicked off to upgrade Kurri Kurri’s Col Brown Rotary Park and improve the much-loved estate for the entire community.

The project was made possible thanks to $482,198 from round seven of the NSW Government’s Resource for Regions program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said the transformation would enhance Kurri Kurri’s visual appeal and provide a dedicated recreational area for locals and visitors alike.

“This development will offer a safe and comfortable space for everyone to enjoy,” he stated.

“Upgrading Col Brown Rotary Park is a project that will improve the lives of Cessnock LGA (Local Government Area) residents and is a great example of what the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions fund is designed to deliver.”

Cessnock City mayor Bob Pynsent said it was a fantastic endeavour.

“The upgrade will improve the current space and make it more enjoyable for those visiting the park, while also ensuring all the best features of the park remain,” he explained.

“This park is home to so many wonderful community events already and we want to ensure we’re making the most of this great space.

“New pathways for better access, more trees, park furniture and lighting are all part of the work.

“A real highlight will be the construction of a sandstone amphitheatre.

“That in itself will no doubt see this space used for a variety of events in the future.”

Council is carrying out the upgrade in stages to ensure limited disruption to the community.

“The park will be open for the duration of the project and businesses in the vicinity will continue to be informed about any impacts on parking,” Cr Pynsent said.

The works are part of the implementation of the Kurri Kurri CBD Masterplan.

To stay up-to-date with the beautification of Col Brown Rotary Park, visit council’s website.

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