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Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy

Our transport future

Home to over 55,000 people, Cessnock local government area (LGA) is a major regional centre. The population is expected to increase by a further 19,700 over the next 25 years. A consequence of this growth is the need for the planning and provision of sustainable infrastructure to safely facilitate the predicted urban growth.

About the study

Cessnock City Council has engaged Bitzios Consulting to prepare the Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy. The Study will provide us with a strategic vision for the provision of sustainable transport to support the community and improve access to housing, jobs and services.  It will include recommendations with regard to future transport capital works priorities over the next 25+-years.

The traffic and transport study has considered:

  • travel patterns
  • road hierarchy and road widths
  • car parking in centres and villages
  • active transport (walking and cycling needs)
  • travel behaviour change
  • road safety, capacity and congestion
  • public transport needs and services
  • land use and transport integration.

Study process

The study has been undertaken over a 2 year period and involved:

  • identifying current transport issues and needs, as well as future challenges
  • traffic modelling assessments for various scenarios
  • setting new directions (vision) for our transport system
  • investigating the issues, developing and evaluating options to meet immediate, medium term and long term transport needs
  • developing a road hierarchy and local area management plans
  • preparing a traffic and transport strategy and action plan.

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 7 June 2017 Council resolved to place the following documents on public exhibition for a period of six weeks:

The Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy is the blueprint for the city’s transport network over the next 25+ years with a focus on growth and transport infrastructure to support it. The Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy guides transport policy and investment decisions, ensuring transport funding is allocated in the right place.

The Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy is on public exhibition between 10 June to 24 July 2017 and can be viewed in hard copy at the following locations:

  • Council’s Administration Building (Customer Services Section);
  • Cessnock Public Library;
  • Kurri Kurri Library;
  • Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism, Wine Country Drive Pokolbin; and
  • Branxton and Vineyard Real Estate, 12 Clift Street Branxton  

Any person may make a written submission in relation to the project. Any views expressed in written submissions will be considered by Council before the project, and accompanying plans are finalised.

In order to be considered by Council, submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 24 July 2017 and should quote ‘Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy’.  Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager and can be submitted via:

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.

Drop In Sessions

  • Cessnock - Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - Cessnock Library 9am-12pm      
  • Kurri Kurri - Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - Kurri Kurri Library 2pm-6pm      

Any enquiries should be directed to Council’s Strategic Traffic and Transport Planning Engineer on telephone (02) 4993 4174

Have Your Say!

Please let us know your thoughts on the proposed plans for the Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy using this quick survey. Just follow the link below and respond to any or all of the questions that you would like to comment on.

If you would prefer to print the survey, click the following link PDF Information Sheet and Survey