Strategic Land Use Planning
The Strategic Land Use Planning Section within Council's Planning & Environment Directorate comprises a Manager, five Strategic Town Planners, and a Planning Assistant.
The Section is also responsible for Heritage Planning and the Local Heritage Assistance Fund in conjunction with the NSW Heritage Office. Council employs a consultant Heritage Advisor one day per month to assist with its Heritage program.
Land use and development within the Cessnock Local Government Area is managed through a range of State and local strategies, plans and policies. Cessnock's planning framework consists of the following key elements: