Cessnock City Council is seeking community input on its draft traffic and transport strategy for the local government area.
The strategy, now on public exhibition, comes in response to an increase in population and associated travel demand.
By 2041, the number of dwellings in the Cessnock LGA is predicted to reach 39,225, which represents a 65 percent increase. This growth is expected to result in further traffic and parking demands.
Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said adopting a robust plan for the future traffic and transport demands is a priority for the council.
“The aim of this strategy is to identify current network deficiencies and both improve and future-proof the transport network for our residents,” Cr Pynsent said.
“We have taken into account travel patterns, parking, travel behaviour, road safety, public transport needs, congestion, along with walking and cycling needs.
“I encourage everyone to take the time to look at the strategy and make a submission.”
The draft Cessnock LGA Traffic and Transport Strategy is on public exhibition at council’s website, administration building and Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries until July 24.
Drop-in sessions will be held at Cessnock Library on Tuesday, June 20 from 9am to 12pm and Kurri Kurri Library on Wednesday, June 21 from 2pm to 6pm.