• Council decide to double the value
    A decision by Cessnock City Councillors on Wednesday night is aimed at doubling the value for the community, with Council identifying an opportunity to secure up to $1.6 million for community projects and infrastructure. 
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Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning section within Council's Planning and Environment Directorate comprises a Manager, five Strategic Town Planners, Environmental Planner, and an Assistant Strategic Planner. 

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: