Branxton brightened up with CBD works.
Pictured, from left: President of the Central Hunter Business Chamber- Mike Lowing, Cessnock City Council’s General Manager Lotta Jackson, Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent and Brian Furner the Branxton RSL sub-branch President .
The project included the construction of more pathways and street tree planting on John Rose Avenue, eastside, between Branxton Oval entrance and Maitland Street and on Maitland Street, northside, between John Rose Avenue and Church Street.
It has also included upgrading the memorial rotunda with new sandstone paving and furniture, replacing the existing drainage and flagpoles, and landscaping.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it has improved the overall look and feel of the Branxton CBD and the rotunda looks wonderful.
We’re always looking for opportunities to carry out improvement works in our CBDS.
Council is committed to delivering upgrades that ensure our town centres are vibrant and thriving for both those who live here and visit.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said the Branxton Town Centre upgrades of new pathways and street tree planting would improve the overall experience of the town for residents and visitors to Branxton.
Council secured $362,998 under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to assist in funding the upgrades. Council also contributed $150,000 to the project.
Works are part of the Branxton Town Centre Public Domain Plan.
Council said it would continue to seek other funding opportunities to continue with the Public Domain Plan.