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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[...]

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Rod to stand for Mayor

August 16th, 2016

Liberals embrace concerns and aspirations of residents Mayoral candidate for Cessnock City Council, Councillor Rod Doherty, today announced the 12 candidates pre-selected to contest elections for the four Wards on Saturday, September 10. Liberal Party candidates in Ward A are Paul Dunn, Karen Jackson and Robyn Strengers; representatives in Ward B are[...]

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My first 200 days

April 13th, 2013

Last August when I decided to run as a Liberal candidate for election to Cessnock City Council little did I realize the enormity of the task that lay ahead. It is now some 200 days since the September 2012 Election and to say that four Liberals were to be elected to[...]

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Community engagement poor

February 22nd, 2013

After attending four community meetings over the past two weeks representing Cessnock City Council constituents of Ward D and C I am amazed at the lack of support from the community.   Cessnock City Council is attempting to engage the community in the future direction of the LGA both face to face and v[...]