• Draft Climate Change Policy to go on public exhibition
    In an effort to address the changing climate affecting the Cessnock Local Government Area, Council has developed a draft Climate Change Policy. The community are encouraged to provide feedback on the Policy during the public exhibition period. The draft Climate Change Policy will be on public exhibition from the 26 February until the 25 March 2020. 
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Australia Day

Each year, we celebrate Australia Day by hosting an awards ceremony to recognise those in our community who make a difference.  

We have a number of award categories, including Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event, Sports, Environment, Heritage, the Maree Callaghan Young Female Achiever and Community Awards. Nomination will open later in 2020. 

More details about the celebrations for 2021 will be made available closer to the date. 

2020 Australia Day Award Recipients  

  • Citizen of the Year, Melissa Gontier
  • Senior Citizen on the Year, Edgar (Ted) Jackson
  • Young Citizen on the Year, Chelsea Webb
  • Community Event of the Year, Lost Diggers of Weston & Field of Honour
  • Environment Award,Branxton Community Hall Committee
  • Maree Callaghan Award – Young Female Achiever, Trinity Woodhouse
  • Community Award,  Stars of the Hunter Valley (Cancer Council NSW)
  • Community Award, Central Hunter Business Chamber & the Hunter Multi Cultural Community
  • Community Award, Freemasons Cessnock
  • Community Award, Amy Roberts
  • Community Award, Rachel Threadgate
  • Community Award, Amy Butler
  • Community Award, Chloe Steel
  • Community Award, Rose Lucas
  • Community Award, Vincent Plater
  • Community Award, Bethany Dwyer
  • Community Award, Shane Rodger-Wilson
  • Community Award, Kyle Gosper
  • Community Award Olivia Chapman
  • Community Award, Adam Robinson