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Cessnock City Council is encouraging residents to have their say on a number of plans now on public exhibition including the Community Strategic Plan, Cessnock 2027 which describes the community’s aspirations for the next ten years.

Cessnock City Council is encouraging residents to have their say on a number of plans now on public exhibition including the Community Strategic Plan, Cessnock 2027 which describes the community’s aspirations for the next ten years.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said these documents focus on achieving the community’s vision that was originally developed following extensive community consultation in 2009.  

“Our community has identified how it wants our local government area to be for future generations. We want to live in a connected, safe and creative community. We want to live in a healthy environment. We want to have a prosperous economy, accessible infrastructure, services and facilities, accompanied by strong civic leadership”.  

“The Draft Community Strategic Plan is structured around these five desired community outcomes and I look forward to working hard to deliver these”, Cr Pynsent said.  

The documents on exhibition also include the Draft 2017-21 Delivery Program and the Draft Resourcing Strategy comprising the Asset Management Strategy, Long Term Financial Plan and Workforce Plan.    

The documents set out Council’s operational activities over the next four years including Council’s proposed capital works program.  

Roads and infrastructure continue to be a major priority and the plans include proposed construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, footpaths and cycle ways.  

Mayor Pynsent said we remain focused on securing external funding for activities outside of our budgeted capital works program.  

The suite of documents on exhibition also includes the Draft Fees & Charges for 2017-18.   The 28 day exhibition period commences on 10 May, 2017 and concludes on 7 June, 2017. To make a submission or for more information visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

  5/10/2017