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The Kempsey Macleay ClubGRANTS Committee is now taking Category 1 grant applications for projects within the Kempsey Shire.

Category 1 funding is available for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.

Closes midnight 25 April 2014 - Find out more about ClubGRANTS

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Draft Operating Plan 2014-2015

Council has placed on public exhibition the Operating Plan 2014/15, which contains Council’s operations and projects over the next 12 months.

You are invited to provide comment on this plan until 4:30pm Thursday 15 May 2014.

View the draft Operating Plan 2014-2015

Turners Flat bridge reconstruction

Special rate variation (SRV):
Investing in our future


In 2014 Council is applying for a multiple year rate increase to continue addressing the maintenance needs of our roads and bridges.

Find out what council achieved with the rate variation secured in 2011 and what is planned for our roads and bridges infrastructure with additional funding.

Read more about our SRV application

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Tropical Soda Apple timebomb

The first infestations in Australia of this highly invasive weed have recently been discovered on the Upper Macleay near Kempsey. Councils from Nambucca to Tweed Heads are now on high alert. The plant is described as being a perennial shrub that grows from 1-2 metres in height with leaves and stems containing large white to yellow thorn-like prickles.

Learn more about this invasive plant

The Mayor's Mad Hatters' New Year's Eve Party poster

Kempsey Shire Council Annual Report 2012-2013

It has been a historic year for the Macleay Valley. The opening of the new section of the Pacific Highway, moving the heavy vehicles out of our main service town of Kempsey, has created tremendous opportunities for our Valley.

Read the 2012-2013 Annual Report

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Water saving tips

Council is encouraging community members connected to the reticulated water supply to do what they can to save water and reduce the current demand on the water supply system.

Find out how you can save water

Koala in gum tree

Seen a koala lately?

Kempsey Shire Council is interested in keeping records of healthy, injured, sick or dead koalas that have been sighted within the Kempsey Shire.

If you have recently, or sometime in the past, seen a koala within this Shire, please let us know. Your information will provide us with valuable information on where koalas are located and be used to assist Council with future conservation planning.

Report your sighting now

Council workers

Weekly works schedules

Each week you can find out what our infrastructure and water crews are working on throughout the Shire.

Find out what is happening in your area

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Future Jobs Kempsey

A skilled local workforce is crucial to the Macleay’s future. We need people, like you, with the right skills for the jobs we know will be on offer today and in the future. Skilled people who enjoy the income, satisfaction and social benefits that a working life can bring, keep our economy strong and vibrant.

'Future Jobs Kempsey' is your one stop shop to training and employment in the Macleay Valley.

Visit the Future Jobs Kempsey website today