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Richmond Vale Rail Trail one step closer to becoming a reality

Another milestone towards the Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) becoming a reality has been achieved with a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) now on public exhibition. The proposed trail is a 32km cycling and walking track along the former Richmond Vale railway between Kurri Kurri and Hexham/Shortland. This regionally significant trail traverses the three Local…

Single Use Plastics Ban

The NSW Government is banning certain single-use plastic items. This will prevent nearly 2.7 billion plastic items from entering the coastal, marine, and bushland environments of NSW over the next 20 years. From the 1st of June 2022, the supply of lightweight shopping bags will be banned in NSW. From the 1st of November 2022,…

Support local this January to WIN one of five $100 gift cards

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Team have five $100 gift cards to giveaway this January as part of their ongoing ‘Support Local’ campaign. For the month of January, residents are encouraged to post to Facebook or Instagram to describe in 25 words or less how they’d spend their $100 gift card in the Greater Cessnock…

See it for your-selfie, Hunter Valley Selfie Trail

With school holidays upon us, why not explore your own back yard, along the Hunter Valley Selfie Trail. Navigating the Hunter Valley region has become even easier, with the introduction of a new self-guided tour. The Hunter Valley Selfie Trail is a Cessnock City Council initiative which has been funded by the Australian Government as…

Investing in the people of Cessnock is investing in the future of Cessnock

Cessnock City Council’s Mayoral Scholarship Program provides financial support for residents of the local government area (LGA) to help achieve their educational goals at TAFE or university. It targets students undertaking studies in industries offering gainful employment in the Cessnock LGA, such as hospitality, tourism, education, engineering, medical, mining, communications and manufacturing. The program has…

Council facilities to reopen via staged approach

Following the announcement that NSW has reached the 70% vaccination rate milestone, Cessnock City Council has released a schedule for reopening their facilities via a staged approach (pending the approval of COVID Safety Plans). Monday 11 October saw the reopening of Kurri Kurri Library, the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre, Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, the…

Council adopts plans for jobs and economic development

Cessnock City is pleased to announce it has adopted the Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 and Economic Growth Agenda. On public exhibition throughout May, the Strategy and Agenda were supported unanimously at the July meeting of Council. The Strategy outlines economic development priorities and opportunities that will maximise the prosperity of the Cessnock Local Government…

Planning for the future ahead – Sponsorship call out

The end of the financial year is fast approaching, so now is the time to begin to plan for the new financial year ahead. The new financial year brings fresh opportunities to look at your business plan and the opportunity to lay down some solid foundations for the year ahead. Ever thought about becoming a…

Mayoral Scholarship Recipients Announced

Succesful receipeints of the Mayoral Scholarship were announced earlier in  the month following a quaint presentation ceremony. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent, stated that the scholarship program has been running since 2002 and aims to help young people develop job-ready skills for industries that offer gainful employment in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA)….

Strong draft budget with over $12 million for roads

Cessnock City Council wants your feedback on the draft 2021-22 Operational Plan and draft Budget for the next year. Despite the economic impact of COVID-19 Council has managed an impressive $35 million Capital Works Program and remains in surplus. Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said continued sound financial management over the last few years…

Have your say on the draft Jobs Strategy

The draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy and draft Economic Growth Agenda are now on public exhibition. Cessnock City Council wants to hear from local businesses, residents and visitors to assist them in finalising the draft Strategy. The draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 outlines economic development priorities and opportunities that will maximise the potential and…

Applications now open for the 2021 Mayoral Scholarship Program

Cessnock City Council are thrilled to announce applications are now open for the 2021 Mayoral Scholarship Program. Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) residents who are pursuing further study or training in 2021 are being encouraged to apply for the Program. The objective of the Scholarship Program is to become a catalyst for developing the skills…