Cessnock City Council's Economic Development team undertakes research and advocacy for major capital projects and responds to government inquiry.

Where possible, the Council will inform decision makers of issues affecting our region in order to provide better outcomes for residents and businesses.

This page lists range of up to data and relevant reporting for doing business in the Cessnock, Hunter Valley and Hunter Regions.

Local Economic Development studies:

Council's  economic development studies and research projects below lead to an advanced understanding of the economic base for better decision making, and a tool enabling rapid action for government and business projects.  They can also assist you with business planning and identification of gaps and opportunities.


Advocacy and submissions:


Tourism Data and Research:

Visitation data for Hunter Region and Hunter Valley Wine Country in Visitor numbers and Expenditure can be sourced from Destination NSW.

Wine industry and Cellar Door Insights:

Council adopted plans and strategies:

Useful external economic data and reports: