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Richmond Vale Rail Trail one step closer to becoming a reality

Another milestone towards the Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) becoming a reality has been achieved with a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) now on public exhibition. The proposed trail is a 32km cycling and walking track along the former Richmond Vale railway between Kurri Kurri and Hexham/Shortland. This regionally significant trail traverses the three Local…

$150,000 boost for Support Local campaign

Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce it was successful in obtaining a $150,000 grant under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program to strengthen its Support Local campaign in the 2022/23 financial year. Support Local started in May 2020 and was an initiative of Advance Greater Cessnock, the business brand of Cessnock City Council. The campaign harnessed…

Single Use Plastics Ban

The NSW Government is banning certain single-use plastic items. This will prevent nearly 2.7 billion plastic items from entering the coastal, marine, and bushland environments of NSW over the next 20 years. From the 1st of June 2022, the supply of lightweight shopping bags will be banned in NSW. From the 1st of November 2022,…

Expressions of Interest are open for the Event Saver Program

Major events and festivals that have been cancelled or significantly disrupted by COVID-19 Public Health Orders will be supported by funding through the NSW Government’s Event Saver Fund. Major events are a key economic driver that create thousands of jobs across the state. The Event Saver Fund will ensure organisers aren’t left high and dry…

Widen your horizons with grants galore

For many, finding suitable grants can be a difficult task, however knowing where to look and who to talk to makes it that much easier! Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Unit are here to support you and your business to provide information on opportunities available to help your business grow and succeed. Grants are designed…

FREE Hunter Business Forum events

Cessnock City Council, in partnership with the Hunter Region Business Hub, is pleased to announce there will be a series of free events designed for small to medium businesses located in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The Hunter Business Forum is a series of free events being held across the Hunter, aimed at bringing…

Give a shout out to your local hairdresser or beautician and WIN

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Team has five $100 gift cards to giveaway this February as part of its ongoing ‘Support Local’ campaign. For the month of February, residents are encouraged to post to Facebook or Instagram and give a shout out to an on pointe hairdresser or beautician in Greater Cessnock. Simply post a…

Support local this January to WIN one of five $100 gift cards

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Team have five $100 gift cards to giveaway this January as part of their ongoing ‘Support Local’ campaign. For the month of January, residents are encouraged to post to Facebook or Instagram to describe in 25 words or less how they’d spend their $100 gift card in the Greater Cessnock…

Share your ideas to grow Hunter Valley Tourism

Whether it’s more food and wine experiences, family attractions, business events or better infrastructure, residents and business operators in the Singleton and Cessnock local government areas (LGAs) are being encouraged to share their ideas for the future of tourism in the Hunter Valley over the next 10 years to increase the more than 1.5 million…

Support your local Hunter Valley Wine Industry for its 2022 Vintage

After surviving record long droughts, bushfires, smoke taint, and ongoing effects of COVID-19, Hunter Valley Wine Country faces yet another challenging vintage. While staff shortages are impacting all industries, the lack of available workers for vintage 2022 is concerning for the Hunter Valley wine industry, due to the time sensitive constraints in harvesting the grapes….

Shape the regions’ energy future

Ausgrid needs your help to shape the region’s future priorities in order to make the best decisions for upcoming generations. To ensure services offered by Ausgrid meet the region’s needs, Ausgrid are calling on customers, businesses, local councils and industry stakeholders to understand their current experience of the energy network and what you want for…

See it for your-selfie, Hunter Valley Selfie Trail

With school holidays upon us, why not explore your own back yard, along the Hunter Valley Selfie Trail. Navigating the Hunter Valley region has become even easier, with the introduction of a new self-guided tour. The Hunter Valley Selfie Trail is a Cessnock City Council initiative which has been funded by the Australian Government as…