Published on May 4, 2021

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The draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy and draft Economic Growth Agenda are now on public exhibition.

Cessnock City Council wants to hear from local businesses, residents and visitors to assist them in finalising the draft Strategy.

The draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 outlines economic development priorities and opportunities that will maximise the potential and prosperity of the Cessnock local government area (LGA).

The strategy will help to strengthen our position as a desired place of residence, visitation and employment.

It will promote growth and investment; provide a more diverse range of employment opportunities; diversify our economic base; assist us in securing a sustainable and prosperous future; and enhance and strengthen the overall amenity, resilience and liveability of our community.

Key deliverables of the draft strategy are:

  • jobs growth
  • wage growth
  • education attainment
  • increased visitor expenditure

It’s supported by an Investment Prospectus and draft Economic Growth Agenda.

The draft Economic Growth Agenda invites the Australian Government and NSW Government to work with us on key projects.

The draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 forms part of our commitment to meeting our community’s aspiration of a sustainable and prosperous economy, as identified in our Community Strategic Plan.

If you would like to make a submission, submissions must be received by 5pm on 20 May 2021 and should be titled ‘Draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 and draft Economic Growth Agenda’.

Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager and can be submitted via:

Email: or Post: PO Box 152, Cessnock NSW 2325.

For further information visit: Have Your Say – Draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy