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Breaking down the barriers to job growth and economic recovery

Motivated to break down the barriers to job growth and support our economic recovery the Australian Government announced on 9 December 2020 the Industrial Relations Reforms. The reforms were developed after extensive consultation involving the Government and employer and employee groups to find solutions that will support struggling businesses, as well as protect and enhance…

Implementing remote work successfully

The adoption of new virtual ways and the increase of a remote workforce has been fast tracked due to the current pandemic. While work will most likely never return to what it once was, it’s predicted that the future will be one that leverages the best of both virtual and face-to-face experiences. This has left…

Amy’s story begins and ends with AimBig Employment

Each and every step of Amy Green’s journey with AimBig is as important as the other. After a run of unwanted experiences with a few job active providers, Amy was struggling to find her calling. She decided to be proactive and commenced looking into other job active providers in the Disability Employment Services (DES) sector….

New Year, new goals!

As a new year rolls around, it is a great time to take a close look at your business and what you would like to achieve over the next 12 months. Good financial advice is critical for business growth. Accountants and financial advisors can help you define your business goals and help create a plan…

Christmas comes early as $1.3 million secured for community projects

Cessnock City Council welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that Council will receive more than $1.3 million to fund four exciting community projects. The funding is from the NSW Government’s $50 million Resources for Regions Program Round Seven. Council was allocated the following: Cessnock Pool Splash Pad Stage 2 – $420,300 Beautification of Rotary…

Identity theft for business; protect your brand

  Identity theft for business… Protect your brand.   Identity theft can be easier than you think.   Did you know that registering your business name with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) or purchasing a domain name does not give you the exclusive rights to use that name?   Is your business name worth…

NSW Road Trip Campaign to boost regional tourism recovery

Domestic travellers are seizing the opportunity to take a road trip and discover smaller regional towns, as borders reopen across the country. To capitalise on our new-found freedom, Destination NSW has launched the next phase of the successful Love NSW campaign, “The Great Escape.” Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development and Visitor Centre teams are encouraging…

Newfound freedom as restrictions ease

As of Monday 7 December, many businesses across the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) have embraced a new-found freedom after almost a year of imposed restrictions. Residents and businesses are enjoying benefits of increased capacity in venues, stadiums and theatres and greater numbers at outdoor gatherings and events as COVID-related restrictions are further eased. The…

5,000 jobs to be created from Regional Job Creation Fund

The Hunter Valley Region is home to thriving agribusiness, energy and resources industries and strong manufacturing, tourism and service sectors, enforcing the fact that our region is a key driver of our state’s economic strength and future. To continue to support existing regional businesses to grow and encourage interstate and international businesses to invest in…

Free support to strengthen local businesses

Help is available to rebuild after the 2019-20 Black Summer Fires. As part of the Australian Government’s Small Business Rebuild Package, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is providing a new service called Strengthening Business. It focusses on supporting businesses in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) that have been most impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires….

Opening the gates of equal opportunity

Equal opportunity at Cessnock Toyota Stephanie Nella is one of a rare group of female mechanics in a heavily male dominated industry. Stephanie’s passion for cars started when she would help her father when he was conducting light service on his own car – inspiring young Stephanie to take that career path years later. Stephanie…

Map launched for cyclists hitting the Hunter!

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development in partnership with the local cycling community have launched ‘Cycle Hunter Valley’. The new brochure has everything a cyclist visiting the Cessnock Local Government Area needs! Cycle Hunter Valley shows suggested routes with information on starting points, length of ride, grading and surface type. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent…