Draft Operational Plan 2021-22

Submissions closed on 20 May 2021, 5:00PM

Tile asking people to have their say on the 2021 to 2022 draft budget

The draft 2021-22 Operational Plan outlines Council's activities and key initiatives to implement the community’s long-term strategic plan Cessnock 2027. It includes the draft budget, revenue policy and fees and charges. 

We're proposing a $35 million capital works program, including $12 million for local and regional roads whilst remaining in surplus.

 Highlights from the draft budget are:

  • Cessnock Airport upgrade
  • Installation of the Cessnock Pool Splash Pad
  • Over $10 million on the renewal of local roads and $2 million on regional roads.
  • Upgrades of Old Maitland Road and a section of Wollombi Road, Millfield.
  • Bridge construction program is valued at a healthy $2.5 million. This will include the replacement of Yango Creek bridge in Wollombi, Kline Street bridge in Weston and demolition of the Cunneens bridge in Wollombi. 


The draft 2021-22 Operational Plan can also be viewed in sections:

Section 1 - Introduction(PDF, 3MB) 
Section 2 - A connected, safe and creative community(PDF, 1003KB)  
Section 2 - A sustainable and prosperous economy(PDF, 833KB) 
Section 2 - A sustainable and healthy environment(PDF, 1MB)  
Section 2 - Accessible infrastructure, services and facilities(PDF, 856KB) 
Section 2 - Civic leadership and effective government(PDF, 1007KB) 
Section 3 - Budget and Revenue Policy(PDF, 1MB)

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