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  • Community asked to provide feedback on local trails
    Cessnock City Council are asking the community to provide information and feedback on local trails by undertaking a survey and attending a community workshop.
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  • Alison Davey to be named Freeman of the City
    The Freeman of the City Award recognises an individual for outstanding achievement over his or her lifetime which advance the values we share in Local Government Area. This year the award will be presented to Alison Davey.
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  • Cessnock improves its swing to host Golf NSW regional qualifying tournament
    Cessnock City Council is excited to partner with Golf NSW to grow the city’s reputation as a great golfing destination. The Council is negotiating to host a NSW Open Golf Championship Regional Qualifying tournament over the next three years. 
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  • July holiday fun at your library
    The school holidays are fast approaching and once again Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries have a great range of exciting activities planned!
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  • George Jeffery Park officially named
    Last Friday the park formally known as Jeffery Park was packed with passionate family and community members joined together to celebrate the official renaming of the site to George Jeffery Park.
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  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra to live-stream to Cessnock Library
    Join the worldwide celebration of music on Make Music Day which is on Friday 21 June. This year we have again partnered with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the State Library of NSW to live-stream to Cessnock a FREE world class performance of 'Music of the Oud' direct from Sydney Opera House.
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  • Your town, your identity, your signage
    Cessnock City Council is seeking your assistance to help develop an emblem for your suburb. The emblem will feature on suburb entry signs that will be installed following Council receiving funding under the NSW Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. The funding was received to assist in the implementation of the Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism Signage Implementation Project. This project is about assisting visitors with wayfinding during their visit to the Cessnock Local Government Area. 
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  • Fire destroys two garbage trucks
    Two Cessnock City Council garbage trucks have been destroyed by fire. The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning at Council’s Depot and emergency services attended the scene.   Residents’ collection service will continue as normal, however there may be some delays. Investigations are underway into the cause of the fire. There are no suspicious circumstances.
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  • Planning for the future of Heddon Greta
    Cessnock City Council will investigate the opportunity for better strategic planning in the expanding suburb of Heddon Greta, as the area continues experience growth at a rapid pace.
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  • You are invited to NAIDOC Week 2019
    Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s NAIDOC celebrations which will be held across the LGA from 1-17 July.  NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to come together and support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture.
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  • Feedback sought on proposal to rename Rotary Park Kurri Kurri
    Cessnock City Council has received a request from the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri to rename Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri to ‘Col Brown Memorial Rotary Park’, after long serving community member and volunteer Colin Brown. 
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  • Award winning author to visit Cessnock Library
    Calling all lovers of crime fiction! 
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  • Survey launched to review the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre
    Thousands of visitors walk through the doors of the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre every month. In April alone 12,588 visitors used the service provided by Council. Council has recently commenced a service improvement project to review and make recommendations for the range and levels of services provided by the Centre, in line with community wants and industry benchmarks.
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  • Let’s pool our ideas!
    Cessnock City Council is asking the community to share their ideas about improvements to the existing Cessnock Pool, at a Community Information and Feedback Session, next month.
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  • Landholders invited to free workshop on protecting our bushland
    Cessnock City Council is excited to offer a free landholder workshop educating residents on how they can help enhance biodiversity in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA).
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  • We want to do business with you!

    Did you know that Cessnock City Council is a big customer when it comes to business and we love to buy locally! To make doing business with us easier we are launching an everything you need to know guide, to get us working better together.

     

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  • Cooper Street and Charlton Street ‘under construction’
    The Cessnock CBD will be a hive of activity as upgrade works commence on Cooper and Charlton Street at the end of the month. Residents are asked to be patient as detours will be in place throughout construction.  
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  • Banner poles proposed at Miller Park, Branxton
    Cessnock City Council is asking the community for feedback on proposed location for the installation of three banner poles at Miller Park, Branxton.
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  • Hunter Valley Wine Country information bay proposed for Wollombi
    Cessnock City Council is excited to include Wollombi as an earmarked location for the construction of an information bay to provide local businesses and attractions greater exposure, as part of the larger Hunter Valley Wine Country destination.
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  • 2019-20 Operational Plan - Public Exhibition
    The Draft Operational Plan for 2019-20 is now on public exhibition and we need your input! This is your chance get insight into what Council plans to achieve in the next financial year.
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