Local Strategic Planning Statement

The Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036 is a requirement of the NSW State Government and must be prepared by Council by 1 July 2020.  The Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036 will inform local plans, including amendments to the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011 and development standards in the Cessnock Development Control Plan 2011.  The document will give effect to regional and district plans and will be used to identify where further strategic planning is needed for the LGA. The document outlines a vision for land use planning in the LGA to 2036 and details how population growth, employment, housing, the environment, heritage and other unique features of the LGA will be managed and prioritised in the future.

Once adopted the Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036 will replace the City Wide Settlement Strategy 2010.

The Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036 is on public exhibition for a period of 10 weeks from 27 November 2019 to 5 February 2020. To view the documents, click the images below:

The following fact sheets have been developed to summarise critical information about the LSPS and the LSPS process: 

The Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement was prepared with reference to the following background studies:

Hard copies of the documents can be viewed at Council's Administration building and the Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries.

Community Sessions

Council will also be holding community information sessions to discuss the Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036 and obtain community feedback. Details of the location and times of the Community Information Sessions are as follows:

 Date Time Location
  Friday 6 December 2019   6pm - 9pm   Cessnock Carols in the Park Cancelled due to Bushfires
  Monday 9 December 2019   10am - 12pm   Peace Park Weston
  Tuesday 10 December 2019   2pm - 4pm   Mulbring Community Hall (Corner of Stone and Palmer Street)
  Tuesday 10 December 2019   2pm - 4pm   Ellalong Park (Helena Street next to Primary School)
  Thursday 12 December   3pm - 6pm   Jeffery Park, Kearsley Park
  Monday 16 December 2019   3pm - 6pm   Commercial Hotel Branxton
  Tuesday 17 December 2019   2pm-4:30pm   Pokolbin Community Hall
  Thursday 19 December   3pm - 6:30pm   Rotary Park Kurri Kurri


Colouring in Competition

We have designed a colouring in competition for children to get involved in the exhibition process. Copies are available below and will be handed out at Community Sessions.

Competition entries are due by 5 February 2020.


Any person may make a written submission in relation to the Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036.  Any views expressed in written submissions will be considered by Council before a final decision is made on the Draft Plan.

In order to be considered by Council, submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 5 February 2020 and should quote “59/2015/1/2 – Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036”.  Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager and can be submitted via:

Email: council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Post: PO Box 152, CESSNOCK NSW 2325

Submissions are NOT kept confidential.  Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with Privacy Laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.  

Any enquiries should be directed to Council’s Strategic Planning section on 4993 4100.