Cessnock City Council is seeking feedback on the Draft Community Strategic Plan Cessnock 2036, the Delivery Program 2022-26, and the Operational Plan and Budget 2022-23.
The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level strategy that Council prepares as part of its Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. It identifies the community’s main priorities for the future, and is the guiding document for Council’s programs, plans and reports.
Council’s Operational Plan includes an impressive $53.8 million Capital Works Program for 2022-23, $28 million of which is grant funded, while remaining in surplus. There has also been an increase in resourcing to fast-track this largely grant funded program of works, as well as an investment in trainee and apprentice roles.
In line with community feedback, local roads and pathways will receive a $27 million investment in 2022-23, and the roads maintenance budget sees a 14.3% increase to $5.8 million.
Highlights of the 2022-23 Budget include:
- RFS Aviation Fire Base project
- Bridges Hill to Wine Country Drive shared pathway
- Completion of Cessnock Airport upgrade
- Continuing upgrade works on Wollombi Road
- Kurri Kurri Town Centre upgrade
- Black Spot road renewal works at George Downes Drive, Bucketty and Oakey Creek Road, Cessnock
- Watagan Creek, Laguna bridge replacement
- Sandy Creek Road, Quorrobolong road renewal
Documents open for feedback
Make a submission
You can provide feedback up until 5pm on Friday 3 June by:
You can also make a submission via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 152, Cessnock NSW 2325. Your submission should quote “Cessnock City plans for our future” and be addressed to the General Manager.
Any views expressed via the survey, online form or written submission will be considered by Council before a final decision is made.