The team at Cessnock Library is excited to launch a book written by late local historian Jack Delaney, Our Letters, The Mail Goes Through, which reveals the rich history of our local post offices.Read More
(Photo taken as part of the Heritage Week Photography Competition 2016 - Entrant George Koncz)
Local Heritage Fund
Owners or managers of heritage listed properties may be eligible for up to $2,000 financial assistance from the Cessnock City Council Local Heritage Fund. Please visit the Local Heritage Fund Page for more information.
Council has a Heritage Advisor who is able to provide specialist advice to Council and the Community on heritage protection and maintenance. The Heritage Advisor is available on the first Thursday of each month and can provide advice on:
- Proposed building works to a heritage item or in a heritage conservation area
- Proposed development near a heritage item
- The choice of material for building works on a heritage item or in a heritage conservation area
- Whether a Heritage Impact Statement is needed for proposed building works
The Heritage Advisor can also provide assistance if you are applying for State Government funding for works to a heritage item owned by yourself.
You can make an appointment to see or speak to the Heritage Advisor by contacting 4993 4127.
Specialised Heritage Consultants can assist you in preparing a Development Application and provide advice on the maintenance of your heritage item. The Office of Environment and Heritage has a directory of Heritage Professionals who offer a range of services.
(Photo taken as part of the Heritage Week Photography Competition 2016 - Entrant: Makayliah Townley)