Minor works

  • Project typeVarious minor works
  • Project scheduleVarious completion times

Council regularly undertakes minor works across the Cessnock Local Government Area. Please see below current and upcoming minor works.

Cumberland Street, Cessnock

As part of the Shared Pathways Project, we will be removing the existing 1.2m wide footpath and replacing it with a new 2.5m wide footpath between Hall Street and Bridge Street on the western side of Cumberland Street, Cessnock.

Works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 10 August 2021 and will take approximately 4 weeks. Work hours will be Monday to Friday 6:30am to 4pm and, if required, Saturday from 7am to 1pm. 

Kerbside parking on the western side will be restricted during construction works to allow for safe pedestrian access. 

There will be no access to private driveways for up to 1 week while the concrete cures. Driveways will be constructed on Saturday if required to reduce disruption to businesses. 

Council is conscious of the impact this work may have and will liaise directly with all affected residents and businesses. 

If you require any further information, please contact Council's Customer Relations team on 4993 4100.

Thomas Street, North Rothbury

Drainage upgrades and tree removal on Thomas Street, North Rothbury (between Morgan Street and Dai Street) are scheduled to commence Wednesday 23 June 2021 (weather permitting) for a duration of approximately 3 months. Work hours will be Monday to Friday 6:30am to 4pm and, if required, Saturday from 7am to 1pm. 

Thomas Street will be closed daily to through traffic with detours in place around the work site. Residents and pedestrians will have access to their properties at all times. There will be some disruptions to driveway access whilst drainage works are being carried out. On site staff will communicate with all property owners before works affect access to driveways. 

Council is conscious of the effect this work may have on residents and apologises for any inconvenience. If you require any further information, please contact Council's Construction Coordinator, Robert Schreiber on 4993 4349.

CYCOS Kitchen Upgrade

Construction of the upgrade to the Cessnock Youth Centre Kitchen has commenced and will be ready to enjoy by young people and visiting services by October 2021.

The Kitchen includes preparation stations, an industrial oven and cook top, commercial size fridge and freezer and plenty of teaching space where young people can learn all about healthy eating and safe food preparation. 


Cessnock City Council was successful under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Three, receiving funding totalling $120,226 to undertake works at Cessnock Youth Centre. This included an upgrade to the kitchen facility and the construction of signage outside of the facility. Signage upgrades were completed in November 2020.

The kitchen at the Cessnock Youth Centre and Outreach Service (CYCOS) will get a much-needed overhaul worth $120,226 scheduled to be completed by October 2021.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund. 

Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri

Scope of Work

Drainage improvements, a new section of kerb and gutter, road pavement resurfacing, signs and line marking, guardrail repairs and extension.

The planned works are located on Mitchell Avenue Kurri Kurri between Government Road and Northcote Street. 
The works are scheduled to commence from Monday 27 September 2021 and are expected to take approximately 12 weeks (weather depending). 
Traffic Control
During the course of the works, there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place for the duration of the works and will include a combination of traffic controllers and temporary traffic lights.
There will be a temporary speed limit reduction within the work zone to 40km/hr for the duration of the works. During construction, there may be disruptions to driveway access, onsite staff will communicate in advance with affected residence.
All affected business should communicate during construction with onsite staff regarding any expected oversize loads accessing their commercial properties.
All emergency services have been notified of the road works and details.
Waste Collection
Waste collection services will not be affected during the works. 

If you require any further information, please contact Council Construction Coordinator, Mr Robbie Schreiber on 4993 4349.