What’s your vision for the Cessnock Commercial Precinct?

Cessnock City Council is urging residents to have their say on the draft plan for the Cessnock Commercial Precinct as the public exhibition period is now underway.

Cessnock City Council is urging residents to have their say on the draft plan for the Cessnock Commercial Precinct as the public exhibition period is now underway.

The plan provides a framework for public domain infrastructure upgrades setting out a strong vision for Cessnock as an attractive, thriving and vibrant commercial precinct.  
 
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it is exciting to see the plans for our community.  

“There are a number of opportunities that will transform the heart of Cessnock and provide for a better experience for businesses, residents and visitors”.  

“Take the time to look at the plan and you’ll see we have a variety of options to improve our current commercial precinct including the development of a town square”.  

Mayor Pynsent encouraged the community to provide feedback and attend the community drop-in sessions being held in May and June.  

“A local perspective is vital as we work towards building a thriving commercial precinct. We need to strategically plan together for the anticipated growth of our local government area,” Cr Pynsent said.  

The plan features a number of ideas including:   ·        

  • Town Square, a meeting place to bring locals and visitors together, enhancing the cultural experience and identity of the Cessnock Commercial Precinct.
  •  Increase in building height, to reinforce Vincent Street, Cessnock as the core of the commercial and retail precinct.  
  • Development Incentives, to encourage design excellence and sustainable design.    

Council is hosting drop-in-sessions on the corner of Charlton & Cooper Streets, Cessnock (Cessnock Library if raining) on Tuesday, 30 May 2pm - 6pm and on Saturday, 10 June 10am – 2pm.   Residents will be able to provide their feedback on the plans until the 14 June 2017. To view the plan and have your say visit: http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/exhibition/cessnockcommercialprecinctproject.    

 5/10/2017