Published on Sep 1, 2020

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

It’s a critical Strategy aimed at ensuring the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) has a sustainable and prosperous economy into the future.

The Strategy will help to promote growth and investment, increase of employment opportunities, diversify the economic base of the LGA and enhance and strengthen the overall amenity, resilience and liveability of our community.

Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Manager, Tony Chadwick said the feedback from businesses and the broader community will ensure Council has the most up to date information.

“The feedback we’re asking for will ensure we have a clearer picture based on the current economic climate. This will help us build on the information collected during the Business Capability Study we did last year.”

“We’re looking forward to putting together a practical Strategy with clear priorities that will have real outcomes for our community as we grow.”

The Strategy will be based on the key themes of productivity, investment and innovation.

If a business, resident or visitor would like to have their say, surveys can be accessed via Council’s Have your say web page.

There’s also a fantastic ideas wall for those wanting to share their vision. All feedback must be submitted by Friday 9 October.


Related information

Current Economic Development Strategy

Business Capability Study 2019

Advance Cessnock City website

Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre website