• 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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Mission and Philosophy

Cessnock Youth Centre & Outreach Service plays a role in catering for the Cessnock Local Government Area. The primary goal of the service is the personal and social development of the young people who engage in an CYCOS Activity

CYCOS will strive to provide programs and activities in an environment which:

  • Values and supports all individuals
  • Fosters professional, effective and caring relationship with young people
  • Promotes the positive image and value status of young people.


  • Providing an appropriate range of social, recreational and vocational opportunities that are delivered in a planned and flexible manner.
  • Providing school based programs that improve wellbeing, health knowledge or inclusion
  • Providing positive outcomes for young people.
  • Creating a non-threatening environment that encourages a sense of responsibility for self which is respectful and inclusive.
  • Providing opportunities that involve young people in the identification of needs and planning of activities and programs.
  • Providing information about support services and referral to appropriate services when required.
  • Encouraging the personal development of young people.