• 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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Roads, Pathways, Bridges & Drainage

The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) covers approximately 1,966 square kilometres. A significant proportion of this area is dedicated state forest and national park.

The LGA contains 1157 kilometres of road network, 74 vehicular bridges, 59 major culverts and 120 kilometres of storm water drainage in which is under Council’s care and control.  

Current Works Projects Planned Works Projects
Complet6ed Works Projects Highlighted Works

Planned and current works are derived from Council’s four year Delivery Program.  

The works have been prioritised to address pressing road conditions, and flooding and drainage problems.

Completed Works have primarily been performed by our highly skilled in-house Council construction crews.  We have highlighted a selection of recent projects to showcase the results of teamwork and our pride in excellence.

Given that Council has limited resources, works included in the DELIVERY PROGRAM are prioritised based on the following criteria:

  • hierarchy or importance/ road safety implications;
  • existing conditions;
  • number of properties benefited and overall improved amenity;
  • cost of works and reduction in maintenance costs;
  • connection to existing infrastructure; and
  • sufficiency of funds.  

Priorities are subject to annual review, to allow for ranking of existing projects and consideration of new projects based on changed circumstances, public demand, and funding grants that may be received.

Strategic Documents

Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) - Adopted by Council 20th July 2016

Roadside Drainage Strategy 2019 - Adopted by Council 15 December 2019

Surplus Fill - Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Council has surplus clean fill material available resulting from road and drainage works throughout the Cessnock LGA.  Landowners wishing to obtain the fill are invited to complete and EOI form.

The EOI for provision of fill will be open on an ongoing basis for 6 months until 17 July 2020.  Delivery of the fill may commence from 24 February 2020.

The decision to deliver fill to a landowner lies solely with Council and Council is no bound to deliver fill to any landowner.

To register you interest please complete and submit the Expression of Interest Form.