Free discount and entertainment guide for residents launched

From Monday 16 July, residents of Cessnock City will be invited to collect their Resident’s Buy Local Guide. This special magazine is part of a new ‘Buy Local’ campaign developed by Cessnock City Council under the Advance Cessnock City partnership, in order to encourage residents to support more local businesses. 

From Monday 16 July, residents of Cessnock City will be invited to collect their Resident’s Buy Local Guide. This special magazine is part of a new ‘Buy Local’ campaign developed by Cessnock City Council under the Advance Cessnock City partnership, in order to encourage residents to support more local businesses.

The Guide is a useful annual publication which offers fantastic deals and local discounts on everything from dining out, to furniture sales, to hairdressing and everything in between. It also encourages residents to get out and about, and excited about what our region has to offer.

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Manager, Jane Holdsworth said it was really exciting to be able to launch the new free 64 page magazine and hopes to see more and more residents out and about supporting local businesses.  

“The Guide offers locals everything you need – things to do during the school holidays, arts and craft classes, keeping active, markets and event dates, self-guided bush walking trails and a comprehensive business directory,” said Jane.

“We need to reinforce the importance of shopping local and this is the perfect way to do it. We are helping people to choose local businesses first, keeping dollars in our community and assisting family businesses to grow,” added Jane

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this was a wonderful magazine that every household will benefit from and keep handy in their top drawer.

“Knowing where to find a reliable local plumber, gaining some inspiration for where to take visitors or finding out what events are coming up. These are all helpful bits of information for a resident to have on hand,” said Cr Pynsent.

Home owning households can redeem their magazine with a collection slip found in their July rates notice, whereas rental tenants will receive flyers from their real estate agents. All household residents in Cessnock City are welcome to collect their magazine or follow the instructions on the flyer to download a copy online.

There are seven collection points for the free Resident’s Buy Local Guide:

  • Cessnock City Council Administration Building – 62-78 Vincent Street, Cessnock
  • Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre -  455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin
  • Cessnock City Library - 65/67 Vincent St, Cessnock
  • Kurri Kurri Library - Corner Lang & Allworth Streets, Kurri Kurri
  • Kurri Kurri Visitor Centre – 199 Lang St, Kurri Kurri
  • R&W Real Estate, Branxton - 66/68 Maitland St, Branxton
  • Wollombi Real Estate, Wollombi - 2891 Wollombi Rd, Wollombi

Residents can also download their copy of the magazine online from advancecessnockcity.com.au/buylocal. Simply enter your details, and the access key BUYLOCAL18.

For more information on the project, call Jane Holdsworth on 4993 4257 or Rhiannon Stevens 4993 4185.

 7/16/2018