• 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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6 March 2019

The 2019 Senior’s Festival has been the best yet! This year we encouraged Cessnock’s younger seniors aged between 55 and 70 to come along and enjoy this year’s program. We were overjoyed to see such a fantastic turn out to the events. The festival offered a chance to get to know what clubs and activities are on offer in Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) all year round. The festival provided a unique opportunity to try out different community organisations, activities and meet likeminded people. We hope friendships were made during the festival that will last beyond the festivities.

The festival provided a number of fun events including the concert with Warren Fahey, the Mamma Mia Sing-a-long movie screening, the combined choirs ‘Sing-sational’ concert and the ‘Anyone Can Make a Sponge’ class. This was also a time to learn skills to improve the lives of our senior citizens with classes like Healthy Aging Brain class with Denton Skinner, Secrets of Better Sleep with Dr. Shane Pascoe, Mindful For Pain Management and Mindfulness 101. Well done to everyone who participated and a huge thanks you to all of our event organisers and our Gold sponsors who made this year possible. For more information visit

Residents were invited to view and discuss the Branxton Town Centre Draft Public Domain Plan and Draft Development Control Plan at a public information session last Thursday 28 February night. In August 2017 a community workshop was held and the Branxton community provided initial input into the development of the plans which proposes significant improvements to the Branxton Town Centre including new pavements, street tree planting, a new public square and upgrades to the Branxton Oval car park. The exhibition is running until Wednesday, 20 March 2019 and we encourage all residents to check it out

The Cessnock LGA is about to make a better first impression on visitors and residents alike as Cessnock City Council install new gateway and suburb entry signage. The erection of suburb entry signage is well underway for Bellbird and North Rothbury. Each sign has been carefully designed to tell a story about the suburb bearing a distinct logo that represents what makes these areas unique. This project has been truly collaborative and Council would like to thank residents for their input. Council will continue pursuing additional funding opportunities to expand this project to other suburbs in the LGA. The installation of suburb entry signage and the gateway signage is expected to be completed by the end of March, weather permitting. These projects form part of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project and are partly funded by a NSW Government grant of $1.2 million under the Building Better Regions Fund.