Community feedback sought as part of Environmental Lands Study

Published on 19 November 2020

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Pynsent and Council's Acting Principal Strategic Planner Emma McDermott pictured at Ellalong Lagoon

Council has opened a survey to better understand community views on the natural environment in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The results will assist Council in the development of the Environmental Lands Study.


The study seeks to identify lands of high environmental value in consultation with the local community and develop an environmental zoning framework for the future.


The short survey was put together with the help of community reference group members. These groups are made up of members of the community who nominated to assist Council and be involved with the development of the study.   


Council’s Acting Director of Environment and Planning Martin Johnson encouraged residents to join the conversation.


“The survey will only take about five minutes to complete but provide critical information to Council. We want to see a significant community response and hear a variety of community views.”


The survey asks a range of questions from getting residents perspectives on the importance of native wildlife, natural wetlands and native plants to asking about expectations around Environmental Zones and how they operate.


The survey will be open until midnight on Sunday 13 December.  For more information on the study visit Council’s website or to do the survey click here.


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