Cessnock Council endorses Black Hill Planning Proposal

Cessnock City Council is committed to growth endorsing the Black Hill Planning Proposal at Wednesday night’s Council meeting.

Cessnock City Council is committed to growth endorsing the Black Hill Planning Proposal at Wednesday night’s Council meeting.

Council’s decision to support the rezoning of the site located on John Renshaw Drive and Black Hill Road, Black Hill will allow planning to proceed for the establishment of industrial development on the site.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent welcomed the determination by Council.

“The planning proposal has undergone multiple changes and improvements since 2012”.

“As a community we must plan for the future, this is about creating jobs and promoting growth within our local government area”, Cr Pynsent said.

The planning proposal includes approximately 195 hectares of land for industrial use while 40 hectares of the site is set to be environmental conservation lands. 

A further 64 hectares of environmental living lands could allow for the establishment of four large lots fronting onto Black Hill Road.

As compensation for the development Cessnock City Council will enter into a Planning Agreement with the proponent. This agreement will involve the protection of high value environmental lands both on and off site.

Cessnock City Council will now provide the Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to formally rezone the land.