Published on Sep 1, 2020

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Cessnock businesses are invited to get involved with a project that is designed to build capability and identify opportunities for growth within the agriculture sector.

Cessnock City Council has engaged specialist agricultural and food advisory firm Rounding Up to deliver the Hunter Valley Agribusiness Cluster Action Plan.

After successfully securing a grant for the economic development strategic planning project, the goal is to provide a valuable insight into agribusiness activity across Cessnock City and deliver a two-year plan to stimulate growth and positive local outcomes for agricultural pursuits.

The project is pivotal to identifying future growth opportunities in agriculture for the region, and aims to help the region diversify from its traditional base of mining and wine.

The project seeks to explore how these growth opportunities can complement the rich array of offerings in wine, food and tourism, already well known locally across the Hunter Valley, throughout NSW, nationally and internationally.

Rounding Up has initiated engagement with a range of people across a broad number of businesses to understand the history of the area, challenges faced, key to own business success, and thoughts on potential opportunities for the future of the agricultural sector.

Anyone wanting to have input into the project can get in touch Tony Eyres from Rounding Up on 0429 069 072 or by emailing g’day@rounding-up.com.

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