New signage showing off each precinct

New signage…

Tourists visiting Hunter Valley Wine Country will now get an even better understanding of our various precincts and what they have to offer as precinct signage is now being installed.


The signs have been designed, fabricated and are now ready for installation. A total of twenty signs will be erected to identify Around Hermitage, Central Pokolbin, Parish of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Mount View and the Wollombi Valley.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent called it a real opportunity to individualise and promote the unique features of each precinct.


“We have so much variety in our local government area and these signs will shine a spotlight on what each precinct has to offer to those visiting.”


“This project would not have been possible without the input of the community, in particular the chambers of commerce who have worked together with Council officers to finalise the signage.”


Each sign tells a story about the precinct, bearing a precinct logo, precinct colour and pictograms that represent things to do or see in that precinct. The design was selected after extensive community consultation. Works are now being undertaken at the various sites and it is expected the project will be completed in June.


The work is part of a $2.5 million Federal Government grant under the Building Better Regions Fund and NSW Government funding provided under Restart NSW Resources for Regions, which will also see the installation of information bays, city gateway signs, and wayfinding directional signage.


  1. Garry O'Dell says:

    It is shame the southern entry to the City is overlooked.

    Brunkerville just near Freemans Waterhole has old dilapidated signs and an RMS concrete curb stockpile.

    Great entry to the City!!!

    • Hi Garry,
      The precinct signs outlined in the story as well as the six information bays currently being installed are fully funded under Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) (Federal) and Restart NSW (State).
      Also included in the above funding is Gateway entry signs prescribed in the Cessnock City Signage Strategy to be installed in Branxton, Brunkerville and Black Hill.

      Council is continuing to explore funding options to continue the rollout and implementation of signage from both the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Cessnock City Signage Strategies into the future. We appreciate your concerns and are working to attract further investment to continue improving the presentation at key entry points to the region.

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