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Business Energy Advice Program (beap)

Rising energy costs are hurting small businesses across Australia. That’s why the Australian Government is funding two new initiatives, under the Business Energy Advice Program (beap), that aim to help small businesses find energy savings. Whatever business you’re in, their business experts can recommend tailored advice aimed at reducing your energy costs. Whether it’s understanding…

First it was “Champagne,” now other foodstuffs to be renamed

Calling food and beverages produced in Australia by European names could be a thing of the past if the European Union (EU) has anything to say about it.   It started with champagne, now members of the EU want to review a long list of product names in the lead up to the Free Trade…

Using bcc on emails can avoid a data breach in your business

Many people don’t realise why emails have a bcc field. Most email platforms have a function called blind carbon copy (bcc), which means that you can send an email out to a large group of people without sharing their email addresses amongst the recipients. But why is this important? Sharing email addresses to a wide…

Water restrictions – what does it mean for businesses?

With local dam levels hovering at around 60%, and a bleak outlook for rain over the coming months, Hunter Water advises that Level 1 water restriction start today. So what does this mean for businesses?     Level 1 restrictions will not have major impacts for many businesses as this stage (see table below). Major…

Beware of EOFY scams purporting to be from the ATO

ATO scams

The end of financial year (EOFY) is looming and that means…a new round of scams. As account departments and small business owners’ ramp up to finalise their EOFY accounts and compute their group certificates, cybercrime also increases.     According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Australian business reported more than 5800 scams…

the alternative to drink driving

New drink driving penalties. Will they affect your business?

New drink driving penalties came into effect on May 20, 2019. If you blow over .05 it now means an automatic suspension of your driver’s licence. What might the changes mean for businesses in the hospitality industry? And, at the same time, what can the industry do to ensure that it doesn’t affect their business?…

Cooper and Charlton Streets “Under Construction”

The Cessnock CBD will be a hive of activity as upgrade works commence on Cooper and Charlton Street at the end of the month. Residents are asked to be patient as detours will be in place throughout construction.   The Stage 1.1 works are part of delivering the Cessnock CBD Master Plan and associated Cessnock…

Cessnock CBD ‘under construction’

Cessnock’s CBD will shortly be ‘under construction’ as works ramp up to deliver the Cessnock CBD Master Plan and associated Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project.   The vision for the CBD includes thriving retail opportunities, easy access to car parking and well connected, visually appealing public spaces. The new CBD will feature wayfinding signage, cycling opportunities…

Cessnock City businesses are the winners

Cessnock named in top ten cities thanks to our businesses

The secret is out, Cessnock has been named on TripAdvisor’s top 10 cities, as part of its Travellers’ Choice awards. It won’t come as a surprise to locals that Cessnock is one of the best locations to visit in Australia. Our businesses offer a high level of friendly customer service in Cessnock City which is…

Employment facilitator sought ahead of Liddell closure

An Employment Facilitator is being sought for the Hunter Valley region in New South Wales from 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2022. The Facilitator will provide on-the-ground assistance to help the region prepare to successfully transition ahead of the closure of the Liddell power station in 2022. The facilitator will engage directly with local…

Restricted trading on Public Holidays

Restricted trading on Public Holidays: are you allowed to open?

What are restricted trading days? Under the Retail Trading Act 2008, some days are considered ‘restricted’.  Larger businesses cannot open on these days unless they have obtained an exemption from NSW Fair Trading and are allowed to operate. The following days are restricted days: Good Friday Easter Sunday ANZAC Day (until 1pm) Christmas Day Boxing Day….

Cessnock Civic Precinct Revitalisation

Cessnock City Council is thrilled to announce we are taking the first steps in working towards our vision for a new and improved CBD.   Council has been working hard to advance the Cessnock experience for everyone. The Cessnock Civic Precinct Revitalisation Program comprises a number of sub-projects which will deliver staged implementation of the…

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