Level 3 Water Restrictions
Level 3 water restrictions will be in place for the Kempsey Shire, commencing Tuesday 11 February 2014. These restrictions are being implemented due to low rainfall and river flows, and the unlikelihood of improved conditions in the near future.
Level 3 Water Restrictions apply to the external use of all potable (drinking) water supplied from Council’s reticulated water supply system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly works schedules
Each week you can find out what our infrastructure and water crews are working on throughout the Shire.
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.
- Kempsey Shire residents rally for Jamie Oliver's Pop-Up Kitchen
- Media releases
- Level 3 Water Restrictions information
- Rate increase information
- 2014 local event day/public holiday
- Tropical Soda Apple information
- Heavy metals in the Upper Macleay River - September 2013 update
- Kempsey Shire Council Annual Report 2012-2013
- Delivery Program 2013 to 2017 and Operating Plan 2013-14
- Significant changes to swimming pool legislation
- Macleay Valley Welcome Pack now available
- Download the Waste Services Guide (PDF - 6.9 MB)
- Current roads and bridges status and sports fields status
- Latest Council notices
- Positions vacant
- Documents on Public Exhibition
- Customer Service request