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Inviting businesses to support companion cards

The Companion Card program is a not for profit program funded by the NSW Government. It is designed to ensure people with significant and permanent disabilities that need a carer with them at all times are able to participate in community based activities and venues. The card itself is the size of a credit card,…

Employment facilitator sought ahead of Liddell closure

An Employment Facilitator is being sought for the Hunter Valley region in New South Wales from 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2022. The Facilitator will provide on-the-ground assistance to help the region prepare to successfully transition ahead of the closure of the Liddell power station in 2022. The facilitator will engage directly with local…

Reminder: 2019 Easter and Anzac Day Trading Hours

If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to submit your 2019 Easter and Anzac Day trading hours ! Trading hours are automatically collated and published to the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre Website.  You can download and print the trading hours to share with your guests and visitors. What if I need to update or change…

2019 STOMP festival April 28

Business STOMP Challenge

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to STOMP on grapes? Well why not enter a team into the Business STOMP Challenge. On the 28th April at 1:30pm, 12 businesses will go head to head to take out the grand trophy. You will need a team of 4 who are willing to stomp until…

Map launch at the Visitor Information Centre

Official visitor map launched!

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent launched the first edition of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Official Visitor Map, alongside local business owners at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre.   The map has been developed by Council in collaboration with local businesses who feature on the map. The end result is a comprehensive, user…

Hunter Valley Airshow April 6-7, 2019

Final Call for Advertisers, Sponsors and Stall holders for the Hunter Valley Airshow April 6-7, 2019. With over 10,000 people expected to attend, the Airshow offers some of the most unique advertising and marketing opportunities of the year for local businesses. There are great deals on static signage or advertisements in the programme, as well…

2019 STOMP festival April 28

From the Chambers – Cessnock STOMP Festival, Kurri networking

Cessnock STOMP Festival 2019 – Book your stall! The annual Cessnock STOMP Festival will soon be upon us. Organisers are urging local businesses to ensure they have booked their stall. Due to demand places are becoming limited.   The STOMP Festival is all set for the April 28. If previous years are anything to go by,…

From the Chambers – Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

Bringing back the good times… Polish your cars, shine your shoes and get out your best dresses, the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival rock and rolls back into town on the last weekend in March. It’s now been 16 years since the first festival brought the 1950s to life in the streets of Kurri Kurri and…

Council and industry representatives join Mayor Pynsent and the Hon Scot MacDonald MLC for the official announcement

Over $2.2 million announced for the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourist Signage

The NSW Government has announced a $2.2 million grant for Cessnock City Council to continue rolling out the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourist Signage project. The funding under the NSW Government’s Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund was announced today by Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter, the Hon Mr Scot…

Is this Art?

Dealing with graffiti is an ongoing challenge that impacts our community. Most business owners would like to present a clean, safe and welcoming environment for our residents, workers and visitors. From a legal view point intentionally damaging or defacing any premises, vehicle or other property is a crime.  It’s also an offence to have a…

Consultation for Branxton Suburb Emblem – Signage