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Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project

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. Fill our our survey and have your say click here!

Cessnock Commercial Precinct Public Domain Plan and Development Control Plan (DCP)

Council was awarded funding from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to develop a Public Domain Plan and Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Cessnock Commercial Precinct. The Public Domain Plan and DCP compliments the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy’s vision of Cessnock Commercial Precinct as a major regional centre and completes actions identified in Cessnock City Council’s Cessnock CBD Masterplan 2012. For more information on the Masterplan please view the link below:

Council has engaged a team of consultants under Architects and Urban Designers, CM+, to develop a Public Domain Plan and DCP to revitalise the streets, parks, and public spaces within the Cessnock Commercial Precinct. The study will address zoning, heights, character, and accessibility within the precinct. The public domain is defined as the publicly owned spaces, including streets and places such as parks, plazas, and squares. It can be thought of as the shared public spaces between buildings. The public domain is also considered to include publicly accessible privately owned spaces including arcades, building forecourts and other semi-public spaces.  

The Commercial Precinct Study Area is shown here:

Latest Update

Community Consultation

Two stakeholder workshops seeking input from members of the Cessnock Commercial Precinct community were held on the 28 June 2016 and 12 July 2016.  Should you have been unable to attend one of the workshops despite an interest in the project, the PowerPoint presentation provided at the workshops can be viewed by clicking on the link below.    

Stakeholder Workshop Presentation

Reports and plans

In 2012 Council approved the Cessnock CBD Masterplan which was based on your feedback.  Reports can be viewed below: