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2020 Mayoral Scholarship Now Open!

The 2020 Mayoral Scholarship program is NOW OPEN and Cessnock City Council are encouraging students currently enrolled at TAFE or University to apply now! Each year, the Mayoral Scholarship program offers students enrolled at TAFE or University who are residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area the chance to apply for a range of scholarships, valued at…

Introducing a series of digital workshops

The digital age is changing the way businesses communicate with their consumers. To coincide with the evolving digital world, a series of digitally focused workshops will be delivered to the community in the upcoming year. Cessnock City Council has partnered with Hunter Region Business Hub and Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program under…

$1 Million Fund for Regional Events Now Open!

Do you have a brilliant event idea or have an event to deliver between 1 May and 31 December 2020 and need funding?! Regional communities – in particular those affected by bushfires and drought – can now apply for $1 million worth of grants to deliver events that attract visitors and provide an economic boost…

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…

Clean Up Australia Day

  In 2020 Clean Up Australia will be celebrating their 30th anniversary and all that has been achieved by their volunteers over the past three decades. The initiative inspired by the idea of ‘cleaning up your own backyard’ was founded in 1990 by Ian Keirnan and has evolved into the nation’s largest community-based environmental event….

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…