Improvements to mapping system

Finding your nearest park or community facility just became a whole lot easier, with an improved mapping system being introduced through Cessnock City Council’s website.

Council’s Director of Corporate and Community Services, Robert Maginnity, said feedback from the community through an online survey said the old system was becoming clunky and hard to use.

“We have listened to the feedback from our mapping users and designed a more user-friendly system.

“The new system showcases our local parks and recreational spaces so residents can search for their address and the system will tell them where the closest facilities are located.”

The online maps have the capability to show different layers, including bushfire prone land mapping, Councillor Ward information and waste collection days in the local government area.

Many of the map layers hyperlink to additional information, for example, identifying off-leash areas for our parks.

Other uses for the mapping system include planning and development, with functionality to outline property boundaries and view aerial photography.