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Cessnock City Council's dedicated business portal provides you with up to date and local industry information, maximising opportunities to nurture local business. 

Research & Development Tax Incentive

Are you new to the R & D Tax Incentive? Join representatives from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and AusIndustry for an upcoming information session. We’ll guide you through key eligibility criteria that you should review and assess before you apply, explain the application process and provide tips for record keeping. If you are new to the…

Richmond Vale Rail Trail one step closer to becoming a reality

Another milestone towards the Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) becoming a reality has been achieved with a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) now on public exhibition. The proposed trail is a 32km cycling and walking track along the former Richmond Vale railway between Kurri Kurri and Hexham/Shortland. This regionally significant trail traverses the three Local…

$150,000 boost for Support Local campaign

Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce it was successful in obtaining a $150,000 grant under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program to strengthen its Support Local campaign in the 2022/23 financial year. Support Local started in May 2020 and was an initiative of Advance Greater Cessnock, the business brand of Cessnock City Council. The campaign harnessed…


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Featured Business

Jdlani Jewellery and Giftware

Looking for unique products and good old fashioned customer service? Check out Jdlani Jewellery and Giftware! Jdlani has been operating for over 18 years, and owned by Michelle for the past six years. The store holds sterling silver, gemstone jewellery, costume jewellery, handbags, wallets, scarves, fascinators, candles, salt lamps, crystals and gemstones! Each month the…

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Cessnock Business Events

BuildingBrilliantBrand FB

Building a Brilliant Brand on Social

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Developing a Powerful Website Strategy

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Creating a Marketing Funnel for Your Business

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Business Study

Three in four Cessnock businesses intend to expand or grow in the next two years according to the Business Capability Study 2019. 713 Businesses were surveyed to better understand industry and businesses in the city.

Skills Audit 2018

Two out of five businesses in Cessnock City said they were experiencing skills shortages in our comprehensive Skills Audit conducted in 2018.

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