Economic Development

Recent Posts about Economic Development and the Business Environment

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November 29th, 2021

After 9 years as an elected councillor on Cessnock City Council with a stated desire to see economic reform happen and jobs growth take Cessnock from one of the lowest Socio- Economic status (SEIFA INDEX) in Australia to one of the best has been shown to have got us nowhere.[...]

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November 9th, 2021

Wither the Workforce If in recent weeks you’ve gone to a restaurant or boarded a plane of shopped in a store or renovated your house or been in a hospital or done anything that requires a degree of assistance from a warm friendly person, you’ve noticed it. Where are the[...]

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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 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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NSW energy crisis affects business

July 29th, 2017

Large businesses such as Tomago Aluminium in the Hunter Valley are the backbone of New South Wales' economy providing more than 900 jobs and hundreds more in contract services. But the ridiculous rising energy costs are hurting their business. Electricity is a major cost for Tomago Aluminium and they have been[...]