Residents are being invited to have their say on the future of Branxton with a draft plan now on public exhibition.
The Branxton Town Centre Draft Public Domain Plan and Draft Development Control Plan proposes significant improvements to the town centre including new pavements, street tree planting, a new public square and upgrades to the Branxton Oval car park.
The completion of the draft plan came after a community workshop in August 2017 where the community provided input into the development of the plan
The community were consulted again in October 2018, to provide feedback on the draft plans ahead of them going to council.
Council said there was great interest from the community with about 40 residents attending the session.
Council staff considered the feedback and made changes to both plans to better reflect the community’s vision.
Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent said it was wonderful so see so many residents keen to be involved in the future of their town.
“The response from the community was fantastic," he said.
"The input of the residents has been extremely valuable and it’s great to be able to put these plans on exhibition.”
Council has secured more than $400,000 in state government funding to start work in Branxton including pavement improvements and a new public square.
These works will start following consideration of community suggestions and council's adoption of the plans later this year.
Council will hold a public information session at the Branxton Golf Course on Thursday, February 28 from 3pm to 7.30pm. Residents are encouraged to attend.
The exhibition runs until Wednesday, March 20 and is available for view at:
- Council’s Administration Building;
- Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries;
- Branxton Post Office
- Branxton IGA;
- Richardson and Wrench Real Estate; and
Any inquiries should be directed to Council’s Senior Strategic Planner, Rob Corken on telephone 4993 4241.