• 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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What's On

22 January 2020

This week marked the launch of the 2020 Cessnock City Seniors Festival program. Congratulations to the committee, the program is extensive with a huge array of events on offer. Whether you have an interest in culture, music, fitness, learning, history or any other special interest there will be something for you. The Festival will run from Wednesday 12 to Wednesday 26 February and the theme this year is, ‘Celebrating positive ageing for 50+’. As all of us grow older, we must be grateful and maintain a positivity despite some of the new challenges that come with growing older. We can appreciate our experiences and also continue to try new things no matter how old we get. Programs can be picked up at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries and participating venues. The program is also available online at

Our Australia Day 2020 celebrations kick off on Friday at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) with a screening of Muriel’s Wedding. The official celebrations including the Australia Day Awards and Australian Citizenship ceremony will occur on Australia Day from 10am. Make sure you arrive early to CPAC if you would like a seat. Other activities include the Mayor’s Cup Twenty20 Cricket Match at East End Oval and, Cessnock and Branxton Pools will be FREE between 10am and 4pm. For more information visit

After listening to from residents the decision has been made to give everyone more time to give feedback on the Draft Cessnock Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The LSPS is now on exhibition until Friday 28 February 2020. Many residents have been extremely stressed due to the bush fires in our area. This will ensure all of our residents have been given enough time to have their say. The decision has also been made to remove the Dwelling Entitlement from consideration as part of the LSPS. Dwelling Entitlement will be considered separately at a later date allowing the community to provide feedback. Additional community consultation will be undertaken on this section of the plan.