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Juggling the circus also known as working from home!

The current pandemic, infamously known as COVID-19 has provided the opportunity for innovation and new concepts focusing on working remotely for organisations across the world. Many people have been met with the challenge of trying to juggle full-time childcare, home-schooling and working from home while attempting to preserve as much productivity as possible. Maintaining a…

Opportunities soar for Cessnock Airport with Council securing a $6.6 million grant

Cessnock City Council welcomed today’s announcement by the NSW Government that will see $6.6 million invested into the Cessnock Airport. Council secured the funding by lodging a grant application under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Fund. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this is excellent news and called the project critical for local…

You’ve got mail, temporary changes to Australia Post deliveries

The Federal Government have announced temporary changes to delivery services provided by Australia Post during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently there are delivery delays dues to air freight restrictions and capacity, increased volume of parcels and health and safety measures across the country. Relaxed restrictions by the Federal Government have allowed Australia post to retrain and…

TAFE NSW offers new pathways for your future

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW in partnership with the NSW Government, is offering a range of fee-free short courses for NSW residents. The new initiative inspires one to study online and take advantage of this down time to upskill and discover new opportunities to further their education, career or business. Generously, there…

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…

Support Australian Made, Grown and Owned

Now more than ever it is important to rally behind Aussie made products and support our Australian makers. The Australian Made Campaign is urging shoppers to support local manufacturers and growers in these unprecedented times. As the current COVID-19 crisis continues to develop with restrictions changing rapidly, businesses have been forced to think outside the…

Tap into the NSW Government’s Tourism Recovery Package

Cessnock City Council, Advance Cessnock City Partners and the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre have been anticipating the launch of the Tourism Recovery Package campaign. The multi-faceted marketing campaign ‘Now’s the Time to Love NSW’, is a social media led, community driven initiative that encourages people to make holiday plans in NSW, inspire them to…

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…

Jobs and training partnership forged in the Cessnock region

A sustainable workforce and supporting existing local businesses to employ more staff locally are the aims of Cessnock City Council’s Employment and Training Network. The collaborative working group is made up of employment agencies and training bodies from across the Cessnock Local Government Area. The Network is focused on identifying and removing barriers to employment,…

Play here, Stay here campaign launch!

Australian Golf Digest has announced that it has launched an initiative encouraging golfers across the country to ‘Play here, stay here’. Nick Cutler, Managing Director of Australian Golf Digest said “We have heard directly from the courses themselves and tourism bodies how the bushfires have directly impacted traffic, and now the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak it’s…

Promoting a culture of graceful exits

Would your business actively support your employees to find their next job opportunity? Does your organisation strive towards investing in your people? ‘Graceful exits’ have become an increasingly popular practice with many organisations being receptive to the idea of helping their people become equipped professionally to leave their workplaces onto greater opportunities. While it appears…

Build back your business; bigger, better and stronger

Recovery process can seem overwhelming after a disaster, particularly if you don’t have an emergency plan in place. The NSW Government are committed to building small business resilience by rolling out a range of resources to provide support and assistance to disaster affected businesses. NSW Small Business Commissioner has released a step by step guide…