Setting the pace for Development Applications

The latest data shows Cessnock City Council hits the ground running when considering development applications, approving just under $600 million worth of developments over the past four years.   

The latest data shows Cessnock City Council hits the ground running when considering development applications, approving just under $600 million worth of developments over the past four years.

The timely consideration of applications was also highlighted with Cessnock City Council again achieving under a 50 day average processing time for development applications.  

Welcoming the result Cessnock City Council General Manager, Stephen Glen said this is an outstanding milestone for our community.  

“This investment in our local area will provide long term benefits to the local economy and help create jobs in the region”.     

“Of the $576.6 million, last financial year alone we saw a development value of $168.4 million which is one of the highest ever experienced in the local government area”, Mr Glen said.  

Most recently last quarter, over $48.5 million worth of developments were approved with major developments including:

  • 15 dwellings in North Rothbury
  • Expansion of Hunter Valley Gardens
  • A restaurant, function centre and chapel in Pokolbin
  • 248 residential allotments in Greta