Investing in our LGA

Why choose us?

The Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) and Hunter region are experiencing dynamic change. Cessnock City offers many advantages for businesses looking to establish or expand:

  • Highly accessible – within two hours from Sydney and within 1 hour of Newcastle
  • Close proximity to expanding markets and growing population 
  • Ready access to a major export port
  • Heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country
  • Attractive setting: quality scenic, rural and natural environments
  • Excellent range of services
  • Affordable lands, low cost business environment
  • High quality of life, affordable living, fast and easy commutes 

Businesses are supported by a progressive business culture, ample infrastructure, personnel, and easy access to domestic and international markets.

Our LGA is a highly liveable area with an attractive setting, a great range of services and a location where affordability parallels a strong sense of community.

The Hunter Region is Australia’s largest regional economy.  Any business wishing to relocate or set up will be supported for growth in Cessnock City.  

Advance Greater Cessnock

Advance Greater Cessnock (AGC) is a dedicated business portal offering a one-stop-shop and engagement platform for local and prospective businesses. 

The site features local business events, profiles and news, as well as information on starting a new business or how to find assistance for a new business. 

AGC represents a strategic partnership between Council and the local Chambers of Commerce across the region. 

Visit Advance Greater Cessnock

E-news for businesses

If you're looking for assistance in growing your business, would like to be connected to free business advice or discover opportunities to upskill your staff, subscribe to the Advance Greater Cessnock E-News.

The newsletter is emailed fortnightly to the business community and always profiles a local business. 

Jobs Strategy

The Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 outlines economic development priorities and opportunities that will maximise the prosperity of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) into the future. It is supported by the Economic Growth Agenda which advocates for external support to achieve Strategy initiatives.