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Food waste avoidance tips

During Christmas food is often at the heart of the celebration. The spirit of sharing can mean we end up buying too much food.

By planning ahead and thinking twice before throwing away the leftovers, you can enjoy your celebration, save money, and reduce your impact on our environment!

Find out how you can avoid food wastage this festive season

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Wrap smart this Christmas

It is free to drop recycling off at the Waste Management Centre and all Waste Transfer Stations around the Shire.

Australia’s rubbish volumes spike by 30% every Christmas, an average of 16 presents to family and friends during this time. There are things we can all do to reduce waste this Christmas

Find out more about recycling in Kempsey Shire

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Kempsey Shire Council is encouraging greater asbestos awareness and proper safe disposal to all households in the Shire.

Find out more about asbestos & disposal

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Holiday Cinema in the Macleay
January 2015

Save the dates ... Outdoor pop-up cinema is coming to the Macleay! Spread the word and ready your blankets. Dress up as your favourite movie character and you could win a prize.

Find out more about the holiday cinema

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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

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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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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

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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

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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