Trusted Tradie Competition

Council’s Economic Development Team have launched a new Support Local competition, this time focusing on our trusted local tradies.

For the month of October, residents are encouraged to ‘tag a trusted tradie’ on Facebook and show a photo of work recently completed at their home or business for the chance to win one of five $100 gift cards. For the entry to be valid, ensure you tag the business and use the hashtag #supportlocalcessnock.

The work might include electrical work, plumbing, landscaping, painting, carpentry or any other related forms of trade work.

This competition forms part of a series of competitions designed to encourage residents to support their local businesses. With 10 campaigns planned via social media, there will be $5,000 in prizes to be won including gift cards, restaurant and accommodation vouchers, hampers and more.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this was a wonderful initiative and encouraged residents to get involved in this promotion.

“Our local tradies have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide essential services to our residents and keep everything working and in order.”

“Now more than ever, it’s so important that we support our local businesses who have been doing it tough with the current lockdown restrictions,” added Cr Pynsent.

The competition will run from the 1 to 31 October 2021. For more information and to enter, visit the Advance Cessnock City Facebook account or visit

Local business owners can access a Support Local Campaign Toolkit from the Advance Cessnock City website which is designed to encourage their own creative ideas. Here, businesses can easily access the images and logos, and supplement the main campaign with their own messages.

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