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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. 

NSW Government Export Support Package

The NSW Government is launching a range of support measures for NSW businesses at each stage of their export journey. The package includes a range of financial and non-financial assistance, export capability-building and tailored engagement with our trade professionals in NSW and overseas. The Export Assistance Grant program aims to assist NSW businesses recover from drought,…

Extension to JobKeeper offers a lifeline

On 21 July the Government announced it is extending the JobKeeper Payment for a further six months. Businesses and not-for-profits who continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 will have up until 28 March 2021 to access the JobKeeper Payment. The economic support package has provided timely support to affected workers, businesses and the broader…

Strong online retail sales presence

According to retail trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian retail spending has unpredictably increased over the last few months during the pandemic. Retail turnover rose 2.4% in the month of June which resulted in a growth of 5.8% compared to June 2019. Rises in June were led by cafes, restaurants…

Business in Profile

Potters Hotel and Foghorn Brewery

  Situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, Potters Hotel and Foghorn Brewery has been operating in our region for many years’ with new ownership commencing February of this year. The local brewery showcases local makers, suppliers and businesses to ensure engagement within the community to showcase the best that the Hunter…

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Cessnock Business Events

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.

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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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Cessnock Under Construction

Updates for local businesses during the Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project works.

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