Scot MacDonald
5th Feb 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said today's media reports about workers having to move from Sydney to Cessnock spells opportunity for the Cessnock LGA.

“Sydney will always have pressures, but this presents an opportunity for Cessnock to sell itself” Mr MacDonald said.

“Cessnock has an affordable lifestyle with an abundance of attractions - space, great education at a primary, secondary, vocational education and tertiary levels; good sports and culture infrastructure; enviable community; access to one of Australia's premier wine regions; an hour away from beaches and NSW’s second largest city that is enjoying a renewal and renaissance”.

“It has jobs in a variety of growing sectors including health, aged care, tourism, resources, agriculture, retail, education, construction, justice and many more."

“I encourage Cessnock City Council, tourism bodies and real estate groups to get on the front foot and reenergise their marketing strategies. Turn this media attention into a strong positive for Cessnock. Get out there on social media. Cessnockfirstchoice”