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Cessnock City Council drives home the Hunter Valley as a golfing destination!

Cessnock City Council has launched a new initiative reinforcing the Hunter Valley as a great golfing capital of Australia. Council has partnered Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Hunter Valley Golf Club (Crowne Plaza), The Vintage Golf Club, Kurri Golf Club and Branxton Golf Club to launch a booklet promoting the region’s golfing assets. Council’s…

BEAP BEAP!! It’s time to save money on your power bill!

Cessnock City Council has partnered with the NSW Business Chamber’s BEAP Program to save our businesses money and support energy saving initiatives in the community. Council’s Business Capability Study (2019) identified that over 55 percent of respondents agreed that the most significant pain point for our businesses was the rising cost of doing business. In…

Strategy for Small Business Success

The NSW Government has released a discussion paper on the up and coming NSW Small Business Strategy 2020. They are seeking feedback on issues that affect business in NSW. Cessnock City Council’s Business Capability Study (2019) identified that 86% of our businesses are micro and small (employing fewer than 20 employees). Therefore, it is critical…

STEM 2020: Strategies for a Rapidly Changing World Conferences

    Learn from Some of the World’s Leaders in Education Monday 27 April 2020 The NSW Department of Education, Learning and Teaching Directorate, is excited to welcome a host of world-renowned academics, educational experts and researchers as part of the STEM 2020 conferences. Simultaneous Conferences – Open to all schools STEM 2020 involves simultaneous conferences located in a number…

Changes announced for liquor laws

The NSW Government has announced changes will be implemented across a range of NSW’s liquor laws. The announcement came after key recommendations from the Joint Select Committee’s report on Sydney’s night time economy and modifications to NSW’s liquor laws were supported by the NSW Government late last year. According to the Cessnock City Liquor Accord…

Small business and technology, work smarter not harder

The digital age is changing the nature of business. Take advantage and come along to the inaugural Hub Digital Forum being held on Wednesday 19 February at TAFE NSW Kurri Kurri. The full day event will see leading digital experts covering core themes of technology and marketing, security and law; all of which is relevant…

New website to combat anxiety for small business owners

A new website has been launched in response to a survey that shows running a small business causes anxiety and depression for more than half of small business owners. My Business Health is a web portal that supports entrepreneurs experiencing mental health issues as a result of their concerns about their business. A MYOB report…

Tourism signage project officially opened

  Cessnock City Council was proud to host an event today, with Federal Government Senator, Hollie Hughes to celebrate the work completed under the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project. The project was funded by a $1.25 million grant under the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and matched dollar for dollar by…

Level 2 water restrictions

As a region we’re experiencing the lowest water levels in our dams in over two decades. Level 2 water restrictions apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water’s water supply network in the Cessnock Local Government Area. At Level 2, water restrictions apply to outdoor use and by making small changes to the way you…

Application lodgement made easy!

  Cessnock City Council has made the development application process easier! All development applications lodged with Council must be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal. The NSW Planning Portal is a digital space where community, industry and government can work together to provide a digital experience that supports effective planning and decision making in the…

Business optimism a catalyst for more growth: report

  Three in four Cessnock businesses intend to expand or grow in the next two years, according to a new report by Cessnock City Council. Results of the newly released Business Capability Study, show 74% of businesses plan to employ extra staff, expand their product or service range or upgrade their assets. “This shows we…

Volunteer firefighters to receive $6000 in financial support

  The Federal Government announced to provide financial support of up to $6,000 for volunteer firefighters on the fire front this bushfire season. The payments of up to $300 per day will be available to Rural Fire Service NSW volunteers who are self-employed or work for small to medium businesses and have volunteered as part…