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  • Increased traffic on Kerlew Street, Nulkaba
    Corrective Services, NSW Department of Justice advise that there will be an increase in vehicle traffic between the hours of 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday as part of the Cessnock Correctional Centre expansion.
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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: