• 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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3 April 2019

New shade sails have been installed in six playgrounds in the Cessnock Local Government Area making a trip to the local playground a whole lot sun safer. It can be difficult for children to remain active and enjoy playground equipment on those warmer days. The shade sails will provide sun protection for park visitors during the hotter months meaning more time for exercise and fun. Shade sails can now be found at Log Of Knowledge Park Pelaw Main, Centenary Park Abermain, Maybury Peace Park Weston, Whitburn Park Greta, Buckland Avenue Park Cessnock and Kitchener Poppet Head Park. This project was funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Youth Week kicks off tomorrow and runs until Friday 26 April. This is a great opportunity for our younger local residents aged between 12 and 25 to get out into the community and see what Cessnock has to offer. Youth Week is also a great opportunity to try something new. Whether you are looking to gain a skill like cupcake decorating, producing your own podcast, learning how to use power tools or creating your own Aboriginal artwork. Maybe you’re looking to explore your interests in anime, skating or sewing? If any of this sounds like you we have you covered. Pick up a program today at Cessnock City Council or like the CYCOS Facebook page for more details at program is also available on the Cessnock City Council website at

The Cessnock Local Government Area was named on TripAdvisor’s top 10 cities, as part of its Travellers’ Choice Awards that were announced last week. Our endless list of attractions without the hustle and bustle of major cities saw Cessnock beat out cities like Adelaide and Perth in the running. Known for the high density of award winning wineries, Cessnock is building a reputation beyond just wine. Tourists are taking note of the abundance of wildlife, restaurants, pet friendly accommodation and relaxed atmosphere that the Hunter Valley has to offer. This is a very positive result for our community and reflects the hard work of our local business community who are offering up unique and high quality experiences to visitors.

Last week Councillor Darrin Gray and I attended Kurri Kurri TAFE’s Excellence Awards. It was fantastic to see recognition of young people in our area in the development of skills that will contribute to our local workforce.