• Narelle Campbell named Cessnock’s Australia Day Ambassador
    Cessnock City Council is excited to announce Narelle Campbell as our 2018 Australia Day Ambassador, who will no doubt give an interesting address at our official Australia Day celebrations after leading four ‘over winter’ teams in the remote Australian Antarctic Territory.
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State Government Strategies/Plans

The NSW Government is undergoing a major overhaul of the NSW Planning system. The Planning Reforms require a greater focus on Strategic Planning, comprehensive planning instruments, simplified planning controls and section 94 contributions.

All NSW councils are required to prepare a Comprehensive Local Environmental Plan (LEP) under the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plan) Order 2006.

Cessnock is required to substantially complete their comprehensive LEP within two years of gazettal of the Order (March 2008). Further information on the progress of Council’s Comprehensive LEP is available at LEP Exhibition Documents.

For further information on Department of Planning Reforms 

For further information on Department of Planning Systems