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City of Cessnock

New South Wales, Australia

Cessnock LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Population: 50,840 (2011) [1]
Density: 25.4/km² (65.8/sq mi)
Postcode: 2320-2327, 2330, 2334, 2335[2]
Coordinates: 32°50′3″S 151°21′19.8″E / -32.83417, 151.3555Coordinates: 32°50′3″S 151°21′19.8″E / -32.83417, 151.3555
Area: 1966 km² (759.1 sq mi)
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)



Mayor: Bob Pynsent[3]
Council Seat: Cessnock[4]
Region: Hunter[2]
State District:
Federal Division: Hunter[7]
LGAs around City of Cessnock:
Singleton Singleton, Maitland Maitland
Singleton City of Cessnock Newcastle
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury, Gosford Lake Macquarie, Wyong

City of Cessnock is a local government area in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The area under administration is located to the west of Newcastle. The largest population centre and council seat is the city of Cessnock.

Main towns and villages[]

The Cessnock City Council area includes Kurri Kurri, Weston, Pelaw Main, Abermain, Aberdare, Bellbird, Kearsley, Mulbring, Kitchener, Paxton, Millfield, Ellalong, Wollombi, Neath Branxton and Greta.

Income statistics[]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, during 2005-06 there were 16,532 wage and salary earners earning a total income of A$676,867,087. The estimated average income per wage and salary earner was $40,943 and the estimated median income was $35,190.[8]


Current composition and election method[]

Cessnock City Council is composed of thirteen Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the twelve other Councillors are elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Mayor, is as follows:[3][9]

Party Councillors
  Australian Labor Party 6
  Liberal Party of Australia 4
  The Greens 1
  Independent 1
  Clean Sweep Independents 1
Total 13

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Mayor[3]   Bob Pynsent Country Labor
A Ward[9]   James Hawkins Country Labor
  Cordelia Burcham Liberal
  Allan Stapleford Clean Sweep Independents
B Ward[9]   Morgan Campbell Country Labor Elected on Bob Pynsent's ticket
  Ian Olsen Independent
  Bryce Gibson Liberal
C Ward[9]   Jeff Maybury Country Labor
  Suellen Wrightson Liberal
  Catherine Parsons Country Labor Elected on Jeff Maybury's ticket
D Ward[9]   Graham Smith Country Labor
  Rod Doherty Liberal
  James Ryan Greens


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cessnock (Local Government Area)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Cessnock City Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Declaration of Poll for Mayor" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Cessnock City Council. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "City of Cessnock Council". New South Wales Department of Local Government. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cessnock". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Upper Hunter". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Federal Electorate Search: Hunter". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "1A: Wage and Salary Earners, Total Number and Total Wage and Salary Income, Local Government Areas, 2005–06". 5673.0.55.003 - Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia - Data Cubes, 2005-06. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Declaration of Poll Result by Ward - First Preferences" (PDF). Local Government Elections 2012. Cessnock City Council. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
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