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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[...]

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First council meeting

October 9th, 2012

Well last weeks first council meeting for me was a blurr. I had very little introduction into the running of council meetings other than the odd visit as a spectator. Last Wednesday night saw the gallery packed for the first meeting of the newly elected council, I suppose hoping for miracles to h[...]