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Greater focus on more jobs for Cessnock City


Cessnock City Council is focussed on creating more jobs and opportunity for the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The draft Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 is now on public exhibition.

The draft Strategy outlines economic development priorities and opportunities that will maximise the potential and prosperity of the Cessnock LGA.


Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said we want to strengthen our position as a desired place to live, visit and work.


“We want to harness every opportunity available to us. Growth and investments are critical to our ongoing prosperity, combined with the need to diversify our economic base.”


“Council has revised its Investment Prospectus and developed a draft Economic Growth Agenda. We advocate for investment in our region and these documents are all part of showcasing the LGA.”


As a result of the draft Strategy Council wants to see jobs growth, wage growth, more education attainment and increased visitor expenditure.


To view the draft Strategy visit Council’s Have your say section on the website. All feedback must be received by Thursday 20 May.


Photo credit: Trish Evans Photograph

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