$5.6 million Kurri Kurri CBD makeover to kick off

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Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce that Stage 1 of the Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Upgrade will commence on Monday 19 September, with completion expected by 23 December 2022.

The Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Upgrade forms part of the Kurri Kurri Masterplan, and once complete, will deliver an upgrade to 900 metres of Lang Street, between Alexander and Merthyr Streets. The upgrades include street tree planting, landscaping, footpaths/paving, pedestrian crossings, street furniture, lighting, line marking and signage. There will also be some minor pavement repairs and resurfacing.

Stage 1 of the works will focus on the section of Lang Street, Kurri Kurri, between Allworth and Hampton Streets. The remaining sections will be delivered in 2023 and will be scheduled around Nostalgia Festival.

Council's project team will host a community drop-in information session on Tuesday 13 September from 4-6pm at Kurri Kurri Library. This is an opportunity for business owners and residents to find out more about the project and ask the project team any questions they may have.

This $5.6 million upgrade was made possible with Council successfully securing $3,747,900 in funding under the NSW Government's Resources for Regions Program, and $1,397,725 under the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Council is contributing $520,000 and has secured an additional $1.3 million in funding to upgrade Col Brown Rotary Park.

Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal acknowledged that this project has been significantly delayed and understands that the Kurri Kurri community is eager to see this project get underway.

"While there have been delays due to resourcing and supply issues due to COVID-19, I want to reassure residents that there is now a solid plan in place to deliver this exciting project," Mayor Suvaal said.

"Businesses will remain open during construction and we will work closely with business owners to ensure as little disruption as possible."

To find out more about the Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Upgrade, visit the Kurri Kurri Commercial Centre Upgrade project page.

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