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Have your say on Council’s Draft Operational Plan

Cessnock City Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the Draft 2020-21 Operational Plan that is now on public exhibition until Wednesday 17 June 2020.


The Draft 2020-21 Operational Plan provides information to the community about Council's ongoing activities and the key initiatives to implement the Delivery Program.

It also incorporates the 2020-21 draft budget, capital works program, revenue policy and fees and charges. Council’s General Manager, Lotta Jackson encouraged residents to take the time, reflect on the document and provide feedback to Council.

“This Plan is integral to the work we do here every day. It’s about carrying out the community vision. Our teams looks forward to delivering the Plan and achieving for the community.”

Council is proposing an ambitious program of capital works that will exceed the original budget proposed for the fourth year of the 2017-21 Delivery Program.

These works will help to support the local economy and employment.

Some exciting projects in the Plan include the final stages of Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement Project, works to the Kurri Kurri CBD, Paynes Crossing Bridge and the completion of Gingers Lane, Weston.

While the draft budget is showing a deficit, including assumptions of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, we are working towards achieving a balanced budget.

This is the final Operational Plan prepared to deliver the objectives and plans reflected in the four year 2017-21 Delivery Program that was adopted by Council in 2017.

If you would like to view the Plan and provide feedback visit Have Your Say and take part in a short survey that will be open until Wednesday 3 June.

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