Cessnock ~ Operational Plan for Comment plus Waste Survey

Filed under Cessnock LGA, Council, News ~ by Press on  14 May 2019

The Draft Operational Plan for 2019-20 is now on public exhibition and we need your input! This is your chance get insight into what Council plans to achieve in the next financial year.

The Draft Operational Plan includes details of Council’s draft budget, as well as Council’s proposed Revenue Policy and Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Residents are invited to comment on Council’s projects and plans for the 2019 -2020 period, your feedback is important and will help to inform the preparation of the final plan.

This year continues the focus on improving access to better transport links, accessible infrastructure, services and facilities. A few highlights include public domain works in Branxton, the continuation of the Cessnock Civic Precinct Revitalisation Program and development of the Cessnock Airport.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he is pleased to deliver the plan and its projects to the Cessnock community.

It’s a pleasure to present Council’s Operational Plan, for the upcoming financial year. The annual Operational Plan provides us with a road map to achieve our objectives. “

We have a strong focus on improving the services we provide and upgrading community infrastructure throughout the local government area.”

I encourage members of the community to take the time and look over the plan. It’s going to be another busy year for Council as we continue to work towards achieving the vision set out under the Community Strategic Plan.”

The draft plan will be on public exhibition from 9 May 2019 to 5 June 2019 at Council’s Administration Building, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries or view it online at https://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/exhibition

Want changes to your waste service? Tell us in the waste survey!

Cessnock City Council is reviewing Council’s Waste Management Strategy 2014-2019 and is working on the next strategy for 2020-2024.

As part of this review Council wants to hear from the community.

Residents are being encouraged to complete a short survey during the month of May either by completing the on-line survey or hard copy and returning to the Council Administration Building.

The survey aims to gather information on the services Council provides around five key areas:

  • Bulky waste services – (vouchers or kerbside pickup)
  • Cessnock Waste Management Centre
  • Illegal dumping
  • Food in the garden organics bin
  • Household waste collection

Residents can also attend drop-in sessions to ask questions. The next drop -in sessions are on Tuesday 21 May at the following locations:

  • 11am to 1pm Branxton Community Hall
  • 4 to 6pm Kurri Kurri Library

Council’s Environment and Waste Services Manager, Michael Alexander said this is an opportunity for residents to share ideas, suggestions and provide feedback.

This is a unique opportunity to get your questions answered and have input into the next five year strategy. 

Managing our waste is both complex, emotive and heavily regulated and the service Council provides must adapt to meet those challenges.

We want the community to have the best service available and we need to know what elements they believe will deliver this.”

Express your opinion and take the survey before Friday 31 May www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/wastesurvey.

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