Have your say on the Traffic and Transport Strategy
Local residents are being asked for their input on a draft Traffic and Transport Strategy as the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) continues to experience rapid growth.
The strategy now on exhibition comes in response to an increase in population and associated travel demand.
By 2041, the number of dwellings in the Cessnock LGA is predicted to reach 39,225, which represents a massive 65% increase. This growth is expected to result in further traffic and parking demands on our community.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said adopting a robust plan for the future traffic and transport demands is a priority for Council.
“The aim of this strategy is to identify current network deficiencies and both improve and future-proof the transport network for our residents.”
“We have taken into account travel patterns, parking, travel behaviour, road safety, public transport needs, congestion, along with walking and cycling needs.”
“I encourage everyone to take the time to look at the strategy and make a submission,” added Cr Pynsent.
The draft Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy is the blueprint for the region’s future transport network and is on public exhibition from 10 June to 24 July 2017. It can be viewed on Council’s website at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/exhibition/Traffic-Transport-Strategy at Council’s Administration Building or Cessnock City Libraries.
For those wanting to find out more, drop in sessions will be held at the following locations:
- Cessnock Library on Tuesday 20 June 2017 from 9am-12pm
- Kurri Kurri Library on Wednesday 21 June 2017 from 2-6pm If you would like to have your say, submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday 24 July 2017. Simply email your submission to TTS@cessnock.nsw.gov.au or post to PO Box 152, CESSNOCK NSW 2325.