Cessnock continues in a growth phase with record DA approvals
Cessnock City Council welcomed new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that positive growth continues in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA).
Last financial year saw a total of 1062 development applications and modifications determined.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the number of development applications continues to increase indicating a growth phase for the Cessnock LGA.
“The data shows we’ve had a record number of residential building approvals in 2018-2019 with a 38.4% increase from 496 approvals in 2017-2018.”
“We’re bucking the trend when compared to the rest of the state with our residential dwelling approvals continuing to increase with 689 residential dwellings approved in the LGA. This brings the value of our building approvals, in the last financial year, to $385 million.”
“This investment in our area will provide long term benefits on the local economy.”
Council’s application processing times were also a highlight of the data as Council’s average 52 days processing time remains well below the state average of 71 days. The median processing time for Council is 28 days.
Mayor Pynsent congratulated Council’s team for continuing their strong record of efficient processing times.