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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Plan for future of Maybury Peace Park

Cessnock City Council is encouraging residents to undertake a quick survey to plan for the future of Maybury Peace Park/Chinaman’s Hollow at Weston.

The previous masterplan, adopted in 2006, has now been implemented, with council identifying a need for a new strategic vision for the space.

And, it would like the community to be involved in the process.

Council’s manager of open space and community facilities Nicole Benson said the feedback collected in the survey will assist in the development of a new masterplan for the park.

“It’s one of the most beautiful [grounds] in the local government area,” she explained.

“We know how many families, residents and visitors to the region enjoy Maybury Peace Park for the playground, sheltered picnic settings and deciduous trees showcasing colour during the spring and autumn months.

“Meanwhile, Chinaman’s Hollow with its white picket-fenced cricket field, walking trails and picnic facilities are also popular.

“Council wants to ensure we have a clear vision for the future of this space as our population continues to grow and needs change.”

The masterplan will guide decision-making about the park.

It will:

  • Provide a clear vision on the future amenity and character of the site;
  • Provide guidance on the type, form and phasing of improvements and development within the site; and
  • Plan for development that can occur in a realistic and achievable manner.

The community survey is open until Monday 7 December.