Cessnock is booming: how will the city cope with 112,000 people?

Lucinda Garbutt-Young
Updated December 4 2023 - 7:11am, first published 5:30am
Roads around Cessnock are becoming congested. Picture by Jonathan Carroll
Roads around Cessnock are becoming congested. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

What was once a heavy industry hotspot and thoroughfare to Hunter vineyards is now a booming location for young families: Cessnock is set to almost double its population in just two decades.

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Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Lucinda Garbutt-Young is a producer at The Canberra Times. She was previously a reporter at the Newcastle Herald, where she covered breaking news, court and other general news. Do you have a story? Email Lucinda at l.garbutt-young@austcommunitymedia.com.au