Published on Oct 28, 2019

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Cessnock City Council is calling on local businesses to take part in a brainstorming workshop to discuss how Cessnock’s biodiversity can be used to market our area and broaden activities available to visitors.

The workshop will take place at the Pokolbin Community Hall from 5.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday 19 November and all interested businesses are encouraged to come along and take part.


This facilitated workshop will provide an opportunity for businesses to discuss how Cessnock’s unique biodiversity could be used to increase visitation to the region as well as share ideas on how nature-based activities could value-add to the attractions that already exist.


Cessnock City Council’s Sustainability Officer, Karinda Stone is encouraging local businesses to come along and join the conversation.


“Cessnock’s local biodiversity is significant and unique due to our temperate climate, significant forested areas and the fact that we’re on a migration path for many Australian and overseas birds.”


“For these reasons, we have an opportunity to position ourselves in the nature-based tourist market and this workshop will allow us to brainstorm ideas with the local business community,” added Karinda.


This event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via For more information, call Council’s Sustainability Officer, Karinda Stone on 4993 4100.


This workshop forms part of Cessnock City Council’s ‘Our Bushland’ campaign and has been made possible by funding from the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.