Business Investment

Cessnock City Council’s adopted Cessnock 2020 Community Strategic Plan identified the community desired an outcome of “A sustainable and prosperous economy”. This encompasses “the need to attract a diverse range of businesses, industries and services together with improved access to education, training, and employment opportunities to ensure we have a sustainable and prosperous economy”. It has been recognised that in order to achieve this outcome, Cessnock City Council has a role both as a leader and partner to advocate for economic development and investment across our local government area.

The Cessnock local government area and Hunter region are experiencing dynamic change.

Cessnock City is a lifestyle area, where you are supported to do good business. Moving to Cessnock LGA and investment in our region reaps rewards – some of the features of the area include:

  • Highly accessible – within two hours from Sydney and within 1 hour of Newcastle
  • Heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country
  • Quality Scenic, Rural and Natural Environments
  • Attractive Setting, excellent range of services
  • Relatively low cost business environment
  • Quality of life, affordable living, fast and easy commutes
  • Highest population growth in the Hunter Region (2006-2011)

The Place to Visit…. The Place to Invest… The Place to Live…

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Download our investment prospectus:

Cessnock City Investment Prospectus

Cessnock City Investment Prospectus

Business Support

The Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Unit is advancing economic growth in our region by forming strategic partnerships and developing joint projects with local business. Funding for economic development is actively sourced through all levels of government, business organisations and associations, and industry.

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In Cessnock you will find a pleasing balance between business and lifestyle. A progressive business culture, affordable land, established infrastructure, and easy access to domestic and international markets is complemented by an outstanding natural environment and a supportive, inclusive community – all in the heart of the Hunter. In Cessnock, we love where we live!

Buying or starting up a business is a great decision within the Hunter Valley – and calling Cessnock home brings a range of lifestyle benefits. Move to Cessnock City, NSW, Australia for lifestyle, proximity and become part of our friendly community.


The following resources support investment in the Cessnock local government area:

The above list is an extensive range of data and reports that can support your business plan.  For more information on business investment in Cessnock City, please contact the Economic Development Unit on 02 4993 4185 or 02 4993 4257.


New Residents

Cessnock City Council has developed a New Resident Guide to assist new or prospective residents to the Cessnock local government area by providing contact information for the Council and other services, as well as emergency contacts for our area. There is also a range of information about community resources and services, and community facilities such as parks, sporting fields and libraries. This guide also refers to childcare, schools, health and other information a new resident may be searching for.

Read the New Resident Guide, or contact the Council’s Customer Service Centre on 02 4993 4100 for further details.

This resource is excellent for people who might be moving to Cessnock.