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4 May, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful our ANZAC Day commemorations were well attended. I went to a number of services throughout the day including in Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, Aberdare and Kearsley, it was great to see so many members of our community paying their respects to those who have served.  

The huge applause from the crowd that lined Vincent Street as the march made its way down is a reflection of our community’s commitment to the ANZAC tradition. As a community we have a responsibility to ensure the ANZAC tradition remains strong and younger generations understand the importance of the occasion. Thank you to all of those involved in organising the services, it is an invaluable service you provide to our community to remember those past and present who have defended out nation. Lest we forget.  

The Cessnock Stomp Festival 2017 was excellent drawing more than 10,000 people to our city. This event while only in its second year, is a unique opportunity to showcase what our region has to offer. Stomp attracted people from all over Australia, New South Wales and the region. Congratulations to the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce and their work in putting on the festival, which I expect will only continue to get bigger and better. Congratulations to the Khartoum Hotel for taking out the pub challenge!  

The Draft Cessnock Commercial Precinct Plan will soon be released for public exhibition. This plan sets out a vision for our community as we work towards building a thriving commercial precinct. It is vital we engage in strategic planning to ensure our local government area has a strong direction as we continue to grow. I encourage the community to have their say and provide a local perspective.   Cessnock City Council has launched Microchipping Month of May giving residents the opportunity to get their dog microchipped for free. We are holding a microchip event every Thursday at a dog park during May, starting tomorrow at Miller Park, Branxton. The aim of the event is to see all dogs in the area microchipped making it easier for Rangers to reunite lost pets with their owner.

The ranger team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have. All dogs must be on a lead. If you own a cat contact our Customer Service Team on 02 4993 4100 to arrange a free microchipping. For further information please contact visit Also don’t forget the hunt for Cessnock’s cutest cat or dog is in full swing. Enter now on our Cessnock City Council Facebook page.