Draft Trails Strategy to go on public exhibition

Residents from the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft Trails Strategy that’s now on exhibition.

Residents from the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft Trails Strategy that’s now on exhibition.

The Cessnock LGA is home to many trails, including informal trails located in the Hunter Valley Wine District, national parks and other natural areas.

The challenge to date has been that the trails are not formally mapped and their condition unknown. The draft Trails Strategy aims to rectify this by providing a vision for the trails network that is supported by a consistent policy framework to guide the development and management of our local trails.

The draft strategy has been guided by feedback gathered via a number of community engagement activities conducted in 2019. These included online surveys and community workshops where community members were invited to contribute through a series of focused discussions.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the Strategy will allow for both residents and visitors to the area alike to enjoy more of the natural beauty of the area.

“We have some beautiful natural bushland areas right on our doorstep. This Strategy is a way for us to ensure that people can get out there and really enjoy these spaces. We encourage all residents to take the time to provide feedback.” 

The draft Trail Strategy will be on public exhibition from Tuesday 28 January 2020 to Friday 28 February 2020.

To view the Strategy visitwww.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/publicexhibition. The document is also available at Council’s Administration Building, our local libraries and Branxton Post Office.  

 1/28/2020