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59/2015/2 - Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 19 April 2017 Council resolved to place the following documents on public exhibition for a period of six weeks:

This documentation will provide a comprehensive strategic framework that will guide and coordinate future development and public domain infrastructure upgrades in the Cessnock Commercial Precinct.  In conjunction with significant improvements to streetscapes within the precinct, it will encourage high quality catalyst developments at strategic locations and aim to deliver a new heart to its commercial core that will ensure Cessnock will be maintained and grow as a significant strategic centre.

The Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project is on public exhibition between 03 May 2017 and 14 June 2017 and can be viewed in hard copy at the following locations:

  • Council’s Administration Building (Customer Services Section);
  • Cessnock Public Library; and
  • Kurri Kurri Library.

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 14 June 2017 and should quote '59/2016/2 – Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project’.  Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager and can be submitted via email or post. 

 Email  Post
  The General Manger  The General Manger
Cessnock City Council
 Cessnock City Council
  PO Box 152 



Please note 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.

Planning Proposal

At its Ordinary Meeting held 19 April 2017 Cessnock City Council resolved to progress a Planning Proposal in support of the above exhibition material.  The Planning Proposal seeks to amend building height controls, floor space ratios and land zoning, while introducing a design excellence clause and development incentives for development on identified catalyst sites.  The copy of the Draft Planning Proposal as resolved by Council is provided below:  

Planning Proposal – CessnockCommercial Precinct  

Drop In Sessions                          

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - Corner of Charlton and Cooper Street, Cessnock 2pm-6pm (Cessnock Library if raining)        

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - Corner of Charlton and Cooper Street, Cessnock 10am-2pm (Cessnock Library if raining) 

Any enquiries should be directed to Council’s Strategic Land Use Planner Mr Scott Christie on telephone (02) 4993 4168.