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New Hunter Valley Jobs website launches

Cessnock City Council is urging businesses to assist in the test phase of a new local jobs portal and list their position vacancies for free. The new website, cessnockjobs.com.au, is being piloted to make hiring easier for Hunter Valley employers and job seekers.   The website is a one-stop online shop where businesses can advertise…

From the Chambers: December 2019 – Kurri Kurri Towns with Hearts

TOWNS WITH HEART NEWS Two new murals unveiled November saw the completion of two new murals for Kurri Kurri. The Women of World War I mural was created by local artists Peter Sesselmann and Stevi Cannon and is located on the Allworth Street wall of the Kurri Kurri Library. This mural recognises the role of…

Business from biodiversity brainstorm – 19 November

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…

Sponsorship opportunity! Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards

Expression of Interest by 25 September 2019 Promotional Opportunity for Local Business at November Event About the event: Since 1981, the Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Program has been rewarding and recognising projects around litter reduction, waste management, recycling, heritage, community spirit and other environmental areas in towns both large and small across the breadth…

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From the Chambers – NEIS Award Winner and Finalists Business Excellence Awards

Local takes out National NEIS award for Best New Business A small business from the Hunter took out the top Award at the National NEIS awards annual presentation evening on Monday evening 26th August in Sydney! Gina Wilks commenced Achieving Solutions through the NEIS program in April 2018, after completing her business training. Her dream…

Council tests new partnership with STEM education for longer term employment outcomes

Council’s teaming up with STEM Industry School Partnerships Program The Cessnock Local Government Area is the home of STEM education in Australia, and Cessnock City Council is breaking new ground forging a fresh partnership.   Council and the STEM Industry School Partnerships Program (SISP) will partner to champion how local government can play a leadership…

Major Grant secured for Kurri Kurri

$3.65 million secured for Kurri Kurri commercial centre upgrade Cessnock City Council has secured $3.65 million under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Resources for Regions Fund to commence the Commercial Centre Masterplan for Kurri Kurri. The Masterplan was developed in consultation with the community to meet the evolving needs of Kurri Kurri residents. The upgrades…

Entries open for murals art competition

FROM THE CHAMBERS Calling all artists – entries are now open for adult, youth and junior categories in the annual Town of Murals Art Show. Thanks to the many generous sponsors, prize money is offered in all sections. The major $2000 prize is sponsored by Cessnock City Council. Attracting hundreds of artists each year, the competition…

Implementation of Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy

Council is currently rolling out the street signage component of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Signage Strategy, in the Pokolbin, Lovedale, Mount View and Wollombi areas.   The new signage, which includes street name signs and pictogram signs, is being installed at all intersections within ‘Wine Country’ as replacements for the existing street name signs…

Advancing Cessnock City through business engagement

Council’s economic development team is determined to make the region a better place to do business! Under the Advance Cessnock City partnership, the team are rolling out a survey to better understand the capacity of local businesses. Mayor of Cessnock, Councillor Bob Pynsent, urges local businesses to participate by completing a short 8-10 minute survey….

Cessnock Council negotiates to host Golf NSW tournament

Cessnock improves its swing to host Golf NSW regional qualifying tournament

Cessnock City Council is excited to partner with Golf NSW to grow the city’s reputation as a great golfing destination. The Council is negotiating to host a NSW Open Golf Championship Regional Qualifying tournament over the next three years. Golf NSW is now engaging with golf clubs in the Cessnock area that are interested in…

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Calling for Pledges – 2nd phase of ‘Here’s to the Good Life’ campaign

The Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Alliance, including Cessnock City Council, Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA) and Singleton Council, has committed to run the ‘Here’s to the Good Life’ cooperative marketing campaign in partnership with Destination NSW (DNSW) for the next 2 years. We are now working towards the launch of the 2nd…

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