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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…

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…

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…

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…

Looking forward to 2020 in the Hunter

Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent, meanwhile, is looking to the skies for the city’s economic development opportunities. Cessnock Airport 2020 “Our vision for Cessnock Airport 2020 is for it to be a well-planned and service facility that attracts economic development opportunities for the region,” he said. “To unlock business investment growth, significant upgrades to the infrastructure…

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…

Using the Cessnock CBD Shared Zone

The Shared Zone is an area where pedestrians and vehicles safely share the road space. The Speed limit is 10km/h and there are no road lines, kerb or gutter. Drivers MUST give way to pedestrians when using the Shared Zone.

Christmas Display Competition

    It’s Competition Time! Help light up Cessnock this Christmas by simply decorating your shop front in this year’s festive season Christmas Display Competition an initiative of Cessnock Chamber of Commerce. 3 prizes valued at $200.00 are on offer for the following categories: Best light display in the evening Best window display in the…

Taskforce to slash red tape for small business

  The Federal Government hopes to cut back on the barriers to small business growth by slashing regulatory red tape across a number of areas. It has announced a new deregulation taskforce which will reduce regulatory burdens to allow small and micro businesses to get up and running sooner. The Australian Small Business and Family…

Wineries sell more wine direct to consumer

Winemakers producing up to 5,000 cases of wine a year are selling more than half their wine direct to the consumer. The figures, from a new report published by Wine Australia, reflect long-term changes in the way Australians are buying their wine. The smaller the wine producer, the greater the direct-to-consumer sales as a proportion of…

If you spend local, Santa will create 62 jobs…

  If each Cessnock resident spends $100 more within the Cessnock Local Government Area this Christmas, the combined impact of this spend would have the potential to add 62 jobs to our local economy. That’s the findings of economic impact modelling by Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development team. If local residents could consciously invest their Christmas spend towards…