Economic Development

Recent Posts about Economic Development and the Business Environment

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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[...]

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Australias car industry demise started with the Button Labor plan

May 10th, 2016

Button Labor car plan Original vehicle Badge engineered derivative Ford Falcon (utility) Nissan Ute Holden Commodore Toyota Lexcen Nissan Patrol Ford Maverick Nissan Pintara Ford Corsair Nissan Pulsar Holden Astra Toyota Camry Holden Apollo Toyota Corolla Holden Nova The Button car plan, also known as the Button plan was the informal name given to the Motor Industry Development Plan. The plan was an Australian federal government initiative,[...]

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Bluescope Steel Bail out

October 27th, 2015

This would have been good for the Kurri Kurri Smelter back in 2010 when the NSW Government under Labor pulled the power contract off the table, leaving Hunter workers high and dry. NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS ILLAWARRA STEELWORKERS  The NSW Government will provide payroll tax relief to BlueScope Steel to help secure its [...]

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We need a new Hunter region Hospital

December 16th, 2014

   We need a new Hunter region hospital to take the workload off John Hunter not a new Maitland hospital which would only serve one community. The new hospital should be built in the Hunter Expressway corridor where it could service the community of West Maitland, Cessnock LGA and Singleton LGA. [...]