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Kurri Kurri its History & its Future

May 17th, 2021

The township of Kurri Kurri and the surrounding district was first established when coal was discovered at East Greta Junction now known as Gillieston Heights. In those early days at the end of the 19th Century the coal mine employees lived in very primitive conditions in villages surrounding the future[...]

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Council meetings

May 7th, 2021

Council meeting rules Over the eight and a half years that I have been on council we met twice a month with the exception of December and January There was only one meeting in December and none during January, this represented 21 formal meetings Council always moved that the business of council could[...]

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August 17th, 2019

Finally the Kurri Kurri end of the LGA is about to get some recognition Going back to 2010, some 9 years ago Kurri Kurri business people and one Ward D Labor councilor raised concerns about the neglect and deteriation occurring in the Kurri Kurri CBD Footpaths were constructed of various mediums including[...]

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Council adopts LED street lighting technology

October 23rd, 2018

Cessnock Liberals support the introduction of LED street light technology. Cessnock City Council adopted LED street lighting across the LGA as from the 17 of October council meeting and will progressively replace 2,013 street lights. As far back as 2011 discussions were taking place on how to lower the council street lighting[...]

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Cessnock wins with Government road funding

May 28th, 2017

  Since 2010 the Cessnock Local Government Area has received in excess of $60 million in road and bridges funding grants. The first big grant was for $20 Million to rebuild Broke Road, McDonalds Road from Wine Country Drive to the intersection of Hermitage Road in Pokolbin. This has been topped up[...]