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George Jeffery Park serves up major court upgrades


Cessnock City Council has served up a winner for Kearsley residents following the recent upgrades to George Jeffery Park.

The project involved refurbishing the existing tennis court, as well as the construction of a new multi-purpose facility.

The enhancements to the courts aim to benefit community, recreation, sport and youth groups by providing access to a free, inclusive area for physical activity and social interaction.

Kearsley Public School students playing basketball.

And, to celebrate the official opening, Cessnock City mayor Jay Suvaal channelled his inner “Lleyton Hewitt” to play alongside students from Kearsley Public School.

“This is a welcome space for all members of the community to enjoy,” he said between the occasional “C’mon”.

“The project was made possible by a grant received from round five of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Program.

Cessnock City mayor Jay Suvaal plays tennis with students from Kearsley Public School.

“The new multi-purpose court, along with the refurbished tennis court, offers opportunities for residents to come together and participate in a range of recreational activities.

“Growing up in Kearsley, we never had the opportunity to access such fantastic local facilities.

“So, I’m very proud of what the council teams involved in delivering this project have achieved. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact these upgraded courts will have on our community.”

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