Cessnock City Council will cut the ribbon at the official opening of Cessnock Pool Splash Pad on Friday 30 September, before opening it up to the public the following day with a long weekend of community celebrations.
To celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Splash Pad, Council is offering free entry to Cessnock Pool from Saturday 1 to Monday 3 October, between 9am and 5pm.
On top of three days of free entry to the pool, there will be a range of lawn games available for the community to use, and a free sausage sizzle each day between 11am and 2pm.
Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal said the splash pad was a fantastic addition to Cessnock Pool and he hopes to see locals enjoying it over the long weekend.
“The splash pad incorporates a slide, fountains, tipping buckets, deck jets, spray hoops and a mushroom fountain. It also includes shade structures and seating for the community to utilise,” Mayor Suvaal said.
“I encourage everyone to take advantage of the free pool entry over the long weekend and to bring the kids along to experience the new splash pad. I know my kids are certainly excited.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Splash Pad project was made possible with $420,300 in funding from Round Seven of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions Program, $242,355 from Round Two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Program.
“Rounds one through to eight of Resources for Regions has delivered 242 projects worth $420 million to mining communities since 2012,” Mr Toole said.
“Mining plays a very important role in the NSW economy, supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the State and it will continue to play a role in Cessnock for years to come.”
“Similarly, the Stronger Country Communities Fund is making a real difference to regional communities, with work on more than 2,000 projects already complete or underway in every local government area across the state.”
The $1.5 million project was also supported by $872,345 from developer contributions.
The pool season also kicks off at Branxton Pool on 1 October 2022. However, entry fees apply.