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Tourism export workshop in Lovedale

A workshop on exporting tourism to the international travel trade will be held in Lovedale on August 26. The practical Inbound Strategy Workshop is being hosted by Destination NSW and is designed to provide tourism businesses, such as tours, attractions and accommodation, with the necessary steps to develop and sell export-ready tourism products. This workshop…

inclusive tourism good for business

Unlock the potential of new customers with inclusive tourism

Inclusive tourism refers to tourism services and products where people of all abilities feel welcome and wanted as customers and guests. Being able to service people with a disability, an ageing population and young families becomes increasingly important as these segments of the public continue to grow.   Becoming more inclusive could prove to be…

Cessnock Council negotiates to host Golf NSW tournament

Cessnock improves its swing to host Golf NSW regional qualifying tournament

Cessnock City Council is excited to partner with Golf NSW to grow the city’s reputation as a great golfing destination. The Council is negotiating to host a NSW Open Golf Championship Regional Qualifying tournament over the next three years. Golf NSW is now engaging with golf clubs in the Cessnock area that are interested in…

Here's to the good life!

Calling for Pledges – 2nd phase of ‘Here’s to the Good Life’ campaign

The Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Alliance, including Cessnock City Council, Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association (HVWTA) and Singleton Council, has committed to run the ‘Here’s to the Good Life’ cooperative marketing campaign in partnership with Destination NSW (DNSW) for the next 2 years. We are now working towards the launch of the 2nd…

the alternative to drink driving

New drink driving penalties. Will they affect your business?

New drink driving penalties came into effect on May 20, 2019. If you blow over .05 it now means an automatic suspension of your driver’s licence. What might the changes mean for businesses in the hospitality industry? And, at the same time, what can the industry do to ensure that it doesn’t affect their business?…

Changes to Music Festival Licences

Changes to music festival licences

Changes to NSW music festival licences came into effect on March 1, 2019. They are designed to provide harm minimisation at music festivals. This applies mainly to events that are deemed to be of high risk by the NSW Department of Industry Liquor and Gaming.   What about Cessnock? The Hunter Valley is well known…

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…

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…

Cessnock City Gateway Signage update

Advance Cessnock City is pleased to give you an update on the multi-million dollar signage rollout from grants Cessnock City Council received under the Building Better Regions Fund and Restart NSW. This project will significantly improve both tourism and citywide signage in our local area.

Attention event organisers – $20,000 grants available

Does your organisation or business hold an annual event in the Cessnock local government area? Have you held it annually for at least the last two years? If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions read on… The NSW government, via the statutory authority Destination NSW, offers grant funding to help support the growth…