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We’ve been through a lot, lately. Drought, floods, bushfires and a pandemic. However, one hugely positive outcome from all this, is our unrelenting community spirit. We can do anything,  when we all work together.

Cessnock City Council is a BIG customer when it comes to doing business and we LOVE to buy locally!

Advance Cessnock City and partners have worked collectively and are very excited to announce  the new Support Local Campaign.

Support Local is an initiative of Advance Cessnock City in partnership with local Chambers and Associations establishing a greater support and promotion of local businesses within the community.

Locals supporting locals is all about working together. It’s about shopping and buying local; as well as hiring local talent – it’s about keeping  doors open! When we support local, every member of the community gets to enjoy the economic, social and environmental benefits; not just now, but well into the future.

To ensure the success of the campaign we need YOU, our community to work collectively with Advance and partners to bring about change!


*COVID-19: Keep safe, please adhere to the social distancing rules.

Support Local Tool
Download the Tool Kit to get started!

Your Locals Supporting Locals Tool Kit is designed to encourage your own creative ideas.

You can easily access the images and logos, and supplement the main campaign with your own messages on your website, social media, mobile advertising and even on local radio or television channels.

Support Love Your Locals
Meet your local heroes here

You are. We are. Everybody here is!

Because whenever we employ local and shop local, we are helping a local business continue operating. Our continued support can result in growing more successful businesses, creating more local jobs and sustaining a healthy community. Support Local and keep the local community thriving.

Watch this space as we continue to update with good news stories within the local community.

Check out these good news stories below.

Take a selfie and help a local 

Rising to the Challenges

Branxton weathers storm

Resilience and local spirit

Business pulling together

Local support key to business success

Central Waste Station's essential service continues through COVID





Suport Local June Winners
Support Local Comp
It's Competition time! 

It's simple, all you need to do is take a selfie in your favourite Cessnock Local Government Area business, then post on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #supportlocalcessnock

Enter lots, and tag or name the business please!

Every month until September, an Advance Cessnock City representative will choose 5 winning photographs.

So, join in – take a selfie, help a local; you could win a $100 gift card*

Support Local Winners

Below are our winners thus far for the month of May and June.  Congratulations to you all and thank you to everyone who entered the competition thus far.  Keep those entries coming in.  We love seeing them!

Suport Local Winner Announcement May

Share Your #supportlocalcessnock Love


Cinnamon Sugar dusted Donut Fries with Roast Peanut Butter Ganache, Mixed Berry Compote, and Vanilla Ice cream

Yes, you heard right... delicious donut fries.
OMG 😆!
Get in my belly!

See you at Grinders ☕️ ☕️
Open 7 Days
Monday-Saturday 7am -2pm
Sunday 7am-1pm

Walk-ins Welcome 🙏 or

or text us on 0482 789 974
and we will get back to you as soon as possible 😂
📍86 Vincent St, Cessnock NSW
#grindersespressobar #cessnock #mycessnock #supportcessnock #supportlocalcessnock #cessnockcafe #huntervalleyeats #huntervalley #coffee #food #cafe #newcastle #donutfries

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Beautiful new arrivals in store
#yourlocalsurfshop #win@bomborasurfthisaugust
#supportlocalcessnock #supportcessnock

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We can’t believe it! We’ve made it to the finalist stage of the Local Business Awards for the Hunter in the Service & Trade category!
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated/voted for us! We’re so thankful for the support and the love. We’re so excited! From what we can see there were about 150 businesses nominated in our category 😮
🤞🏼 we can bring home the trophy! 😉


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📞 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 - 𝗦𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁 

How will you remember 2020? Will it be bad latte art? Masks? Toilet paper gate. Or one you would rather forget?  

Let us know below ⏬ 

📸 - wetheorigin

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Our biggest project yet‼️ with lancemurray_qualityhomes
The first step of our plumbing work is done!
Water and gas piping for.... 🚽 SIX BATHROOMS - 9 Shower Heads, 6 Toilets, 1 Bath, 7 Basins 🍴TWO KITCHENS & ONE BUTLERS PANTRY - 1 Oven, 1 Indoor BBQ, 3 Sinks, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Water Taps for Fridges 🧺 ONE LAUNDRY 🔥 TWO GAS FIREPLACES

And so far we’ve used... 😯 🔹 450m of internal wall water pipe
🔹 90m of gas pipe 🔹 Over 200 internal wall fittings 🔹 150m of sewer pipe

Stay tuned for the installation of the awesome fixtures!


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Try the BLT kiosk_cessnock ...

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I DON'T want to KNOW what's down BELOW, if you're working from home 😲 Oh no, no, no ...⁣

¤ First rule of Zoom etiquette is must have had coffee 15 mins before meeting⁣
¤ Second rule - see rule one⁣

Coffee is an essential service after all. ⁣

What are your work from home essentials? Comment below 👇⁣

#zoomlife #kindearthcoffee #tmmcteam #isolife ⁣

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Do you want a blend that leaves no questions asked? Look no further than Smooth Baby!⁣

This blend is made up beans from 4 different origins:⁣
• Columbia • Honduras • Guatemala • Ethiopia ⁣

All organic, all sustainably produced, and together giving you your favourite bold chocolately flavours. Perfect for your milky coffees and mighty fine as an espresso 👍⁣

Available through the_milkmans_back
wollombiroadprovidore or message us to order direct from us! #tmmcteam

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Capes are overstated anyway. I can never find them in my colour 🤔⁣

We all know that it is coffee that gives you wings, especially getting through Jan 1 - Dec 31. None of the flying bull stuff. Pigs on the other hand 🐖 👌⁣

Share this with your hero ☆⁣

#kindearthcoffee #tmmcteam #coffeememes #notallheroeswearcapes⁣

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A brand new bathroom for Norma at View St, Cessnock. 👷🏻‍♂️ james.butler.building 🚽 reeceplumbing reecebathrooms fixtures, vanity and bath


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FOUR brand new vanities, basins & taps installed today in these fantastic new bathrooms!

Builder - james.butler.building
Builder - C & M Fairlie Building Pty Ltd
Black concrete basins - nkacreativedesigns
Tapware - reecebathrooms

#cessnockplumber #plumbercessnock #plumber #hunterareaplumbing #bathroomrenovation #vanity #newbathroom #cessnock #supportlocalcessnock

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☕ 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝘄?
We chose to espresso ourselves like this. Perhaps not as majestically as this shot by baristaali, but has the same effect.   
Enjoy this sunny Sunday a latte. Whether your home cafe or supporting your fave local.   
How will you be brewing today?

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🌏 HAPPY WORLD PLUMBING DAY 🚽👨🏻‍🔧 Dayne & Curtis celebrated World Plumbing Day this morning at reeceplumbing Cessnock with Ben & the boys!
They also tell me it’s the day to “kiss your plumber!” 🤨😘😂 #worldplumbingday #cessnockplumber #plumbercessnock #plumber #hunterareaplumbing #cessnock #supportlocalcessnock

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Repost from our friends at comynsandco & memories_on_mount_view!
BE QUICK! There’s only a few days left to enter!! •
To celebrate the reopening of our cellar door we have teamed up with memories_on_mount_view to offer you and 5 of your friends a weekend away in the Hunter Valley!
This amazing offer includes:
⭐️ 2 nights Accommodation for 6 people (pet friendly) memories_on_mount_view ⭐️ Comyns&Co VIP wine tasting experience with Winemaker - Scotty Comyns ⭐️Transfers to Comyns&Co Cellar Door by huntervalley_winerytours ⭐️ Breakfast Hamper
⭐️ Your choice of any weekend in August. .
Enter now by simply following comynsandco & memories_on_mount_view
Tag your 5 friends and tell us why you’d love this Hunter Valley wine weekend. - Competition closes 13th June, so get tagging for your chance to win!! #comynsandco #huntervalley #weekend #away #winetasting #vip #wine #competition #time #august #makingmemories #huntervalley #weareopen #forbusiness


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Hunter Area Plumbing is registered as a COVID SAFE BUSINESS!

Things we’re doing....
🔹 Maintaining our social distance - at least 1.5m
🔹 Sanitizing & washing our hands before and after each job
🔹 Increased the cleaning of our vehicles and equipment
🔹 Keeping a record of each job we do, along with a contact name and phone number (for tracing purposes)
🔹 Sending text messages to our customers before we arrive at their job to ensure they are not unwell, haven’t been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or been to a hotspot.
🔹 We have masks - if you’d like us to wear one, please let us know

The safety of our employees and our community is so important to us! Let’s help keep each other safe.
🔸Please - if you are unwell, if you have or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID, have been tested and awaiting results, have been to Melbourne or Sydney....let us know. We can reschedule your job 🔸

Amongst all of this craziness, please remember, be kind & continue to support your local businesses!

#supportcessnock #hunterareaplumbing #supportlocalcessnock

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