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  1. The contents of this website (which includes downloadable material) are subject to copyright and are protected by laws of Australia and other countries through international treaties.
  2. You must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload to a third party, transcribe or distribute in any way the content of this website except as expressly provided in these terms or as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
  3. The information provided on this website is to assist customers in researching the application requirements for specified planning and development proposals on specified land parcels. The information on this website has been prepared under the provisions of the relevant legislation and environmental planning instruments, which includes but is not limited to:
    1. Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act),
    2. State and Regional Environmental Planning Policies
    3. Local and Regional Planning Strategies
    4. Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011
    5. Cessnock Development Control Plan (DCP) 2010

    Persons wishing to confirm information in detail should contact Council to arrange relevant Preliminary Planning Proposal or Pre-Development Applications meetings by telephoning Council's Customer Service Centre on 02 4993 4100 during business hours.

    Council advises that preparing applications for any use, locality or size is a complex and involved process. Council recommends that potential proponents / applicants seek the assistance of relevant professional consultants when preparing any applications to Council

  4. Due to the fluidity of the Planning and Environment Industry, Council do not guarantee all information required for document preparation is available on this website.

    Cessnock City Council endeavours to ensure that the content of MasterPlan is up-to-date and accurate; however, amendments to legislation and instruments may occur at any time without notice and advises that it is the user's responsibility to ensure the information is correct and accurate at the time of application.

  5. The information provided on this website is not a substitute for a section 10.7 Planning Certificate under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. A 10.7 Certificate can be obtained from Council for a fee. An application form is available on Council’s website https://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/Plan-and-build/Online-certficates
  6. Cessnock City Council has no responsibility for the content of third party websites accessed by links.
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