• 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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Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent

Councillor Pynsent has served on Council since 1999 and this is his second term as Mayor. A long time interest in local issues, Cr Pynsent believes his role as Mayor is to build a better community for groups of all ages. He is a former teacher and principal who finished his career at Kearsley Public School.

The father-of-two, who raised his boys with wife Kathy, has always represented Ward B. He has lived in the Cessnock local government area since 1988 and is a keen cattle breeder in his spare time.

The Mayor is passionate about growing the government area in terms of developing communities and providing jobs for local people.

He is focused on continually lobbying for financial assistance for Council’s roads and bridges program as well as community recreation facilities. During Cr Pynsent’s time as Mayor Council has experienced an increase in funding provided by the Federal Government and State Government. This increased funding has enabled the completion of major infrastructure projects across the local government area.

He serves on boards including Hunter Resource Recovery, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and is the Chairman of Hunter Councils. As a white ribbon ambassador, the Mayor is passionate about reducing domestic violence in the Cessnock community.


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