Local planning framework

Cessnock City Council's planning framework consists of the following key elements.

Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project

The Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project aims to enhance our CBD as an attractive place, with features that appeal to visitors and locals alike.

The Cessnock Commercial Precinct Project documents are: 

Branxton Subregional Land Use Strategy

The Branxton Subregional Land Use Strategy and Structure Plan aims to guide the future development of the Branxton subregion through a period of higher levels of growth and change. The strategy is accompanied by a Masterplan for the Branxton Town Centre. 

For more information, please see:

Kurri Kurri District Strategy

The strategy ensures the Kurri Kurri district is well-positioned to benefit from major regional infrastructure, urban growth and infill development. The strategy incorporates the community's aspirations for the future and outlines a vision, directions and actions for land use planning and development to 2036.

The strategy also includes masterplans for the Kurri Kurri and Weston Commercial Centres.


Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

The Local Strategic Planning Statement(PDF, 21MB) (LSPS) sets out the 20-year vision for land use in the local area. It sets out the special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.

The actions of the LSPS will be undertaken in accordance with the Implementation and Action Plan.(PDF, 812KB)


Draft Housing Strategy

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment requires each council to prepare a local housing strategy.

The strategy, which is currently under development, will consider local evidence including population factors, the supply and demand for housing and local land-use opportunities to respond to housing needs across the Cessnock LGA. The strategy will result in a policy framework and actions to respond to local housing needs across the Cessnock LGA.

To inform the strategy, Council engaged SGS Economics and Planning to undertake a Housing Preferences Study.(PDF, 676KB)

If you have any questions, please contact Council's Senior Strategic Planner, Rob Corken on (02) 4993 4100.