Councillors hit the road!
Cessnock City Council’s newly elected Councillors toured the local government area with Council staff as a part of their induction.
Cessnock City Council’s General Manager, Stephen Glen said it was a good opportunity to further familiarise Councillor’s with the infrastructure and services Council provides the community.
“The tour gave our Councillors the opportunity to visit some of our key facilities such as the Cessnock Depot, Cessnock Library and Branxton Pool”.
“Councillors were able to gain a holistic view of what we do here and ask our staff questions about each of these services”, Mr Glen said.
The tour also included site visits to major infrastructure projects including Frame Drive Bridge, Abermain, Broke Road and Hermitage Road, Pokolbin.
Council staff briefed Councillors on each project providing valuable background information and recent updates.
The itinerary also included visits to key local development areas such as the Hydro Aluminium, Kurri Kurri and Huntlee, all important areas of consideration for the future of our local economy.
The newly elected Councillors have now completed their induction ahead of their first Council meeting on Wednesday 5 October.
The induction also consisted of a mock Council meeting and presentations from the General Manager, Directors and Managers.