Cessnock City plans for our future

Submissions close on 3 June 2022 at 5pm

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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

The submission period has now ended. We are currently reviewing the feedback.

You can provide feedback up until 5pm on Friday 3 June by: 

You can also make a submission via email to council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au 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.


Council is committed to safeguarding the privacy of individuals and handling of personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 (NSW) and Information Privacy Principles, the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) and Health Privacy Principles, and any subordinate legislation.


The information on thisformis being collected for the purpose of reviewing and adopting Council's draft Community Strategic Plan Cessnock 2036, Delivery Program 2022-23, Long Term Financial Plan 2022 and Statement of Fees and Charges 2022-23.

Any information you provide will be used for the purpose outlined above and for related administrative functions. Personal information may also be disclosed to other government agencies and bodies as required by law, and may be published in Council’s agenda and business papers which are available to the public through Council’s website.

Council will handle your personal information in accordance with Council's Privacy Management Plan and Privacy Statementwhich can be found on Council's website.

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The supply of personal information is voluntary however Council may not take into consideration the submissions of individuals which do not supply required information.

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Your personal information will be kept in Council's Information Management System in accordance with the relevant legislation. Council's address is62-78 Vincent Street CESSNOCK NSW 2325.


You may access, correct or update your personal information by visiting Council’s website, contacting Council's Privacy ContactOfficer on 4943 4100 or by sending an email tocouncil@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

If you want to know more about Council's obligations regarding your personal information or what rights you have, contact the Information and Privacy Commission or visit their website ipc.nsw.gov.au.


Submissions are NOT kept confidential.