Council notices
Week commencing 20 February 2017

Road Rules Awareness Week banner

Have a question about merging, headlights, roundabouts, mobile phones, pedestrians, u-turns, school zones or keeping left?

Road Rules Awareness Week provides an annual opportunity for drivers to refresh their knowledge of existing rules and learn details of new or changed rules.

Part of the Towards Zero campaign, it also allows pedestrians, motorcyclists, passengers and cyclists to better understand the rules and improve their safety on or near the road to help push the number of deaths on New South Wales roads towards zero.

During Road Rules Awareness Week, why not phone the Roads and Maritime Services contact centre on 132 213 to have your questions answered by road safety experts who will help provide advice on even the most complicated enquiries quickly and clearly.

Visit the Road Rules Awareness Week and Towards Zero campaigns online at  or via social media at 

Cover of Heart of the Sky

Kempsey Library news

Bestselling author to visit Kempsey Library

Acclaimed local author Fiona McArthur will visit Kempsey Library this month to speak about her new novel, Heart of the Sky.

The talk will be held on Thursday 23 February at 5pm, with copies of Heart of the Sky being available to purchase on the day. Light refreshments will also be provided.

For further enquiries and to register, contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210


Friends of the Library - Kempsey

The Friends of the Library Kempsey group (FOLK) will recommence it’s monthly book sale in the forecourt of Kempsey Library on Friday 24 February 9:30am-2:00pm.

Come along for a bargain! Books will be on sale for $3 a box and DVDs for 20¢, with all funds raised going toward supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.


Storytime is back! These sessions are designed for children aged 3 to 6 years and are free to attend. Join Ruth and Mary at the library on Friday 24 February at 10:30am to read Give Please A Chance by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson.

‘Back to Business’ seminar

John Goddard

Be a business leader! Take your Macleay Valley business to the top

Talk business with like-minded Macleay Valley business leaders at the one-off ‘Back to Business Week’ lunch seminar on Friday 3 March, 2017.

Business guru John Goddard will deliver business leaders a range of management themes important to building an effective organisation, John will facilitate an open discussion to help take your business to the next level.

When: 12pm-2:30pm Friday 3 March
Venue: Kempsey Macleay RSL Club
Cost: $20
RSVP: Kristy Forche-Baird by 5pm Monday 27 February on 6566 3113 or

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Driveway restoration on Macleay Valley Way, Frederickton
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Form and pour precast headstocks at Whalen’s Bridge, Austral Eden; routine bridge maintenance as required
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Refurbishment of Ball’s floodgates and Clancy’s Drain floodgates
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath/drainage maintenance: All areas maintenance response as required
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching of streets in Crescent Head and Hat Head
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Excavate and rehabilitate kerb, gutter and pavement on Cochrane, Short and River Streets, West Kempsey
  • Gravel road resheeting: Application of millings from highway upgrade on Old Coast Road, Upper Smiths Creek Road and Winstead Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Fifes Creek Road
  • Roadside slashing: Armidale Road (Willawarrin to Kempsey), Turners Flat Road, Link Road, Macleay Valley Way (south of Kempsey), South West Rocks Road (Gladstone to Kempsey and Austral Eden area
  • Other works: Clean up of Macleay Valley Way (Creek Street to Chapman Street), Frederickton after completion of driveway restoration, topsoiling and turf laying as part of Stage 2 streetscape upgrade; excavate Waste Management Centre for new waste cell construction; form and pour footpath on Lachlan Street; remove damaged sections of Lord Street footpath (Macleay Valley Way to Herborne Avenue)

Notice of proposed developments

The following applications have been received and are notified in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. Please note that not all applications require public notification.

Application no. Land Proposed development Applicant Consent authority Exhibition period
T6-17-37 Lot 14 DP758302
28 Skyline Crescent
Crescent Head

Additions to existing two storey dwelling

Mr B Jackson Kempsey Shire Council 21 February 2017 -
6 March 2017
T6-14-203 Lot 2 DP369302
1 Korogora Street
Crescent Head
Two storey dwelling and swimming pool (revised plans) Mr R & Mrs J Williamson Kempsey Shire Council 21 February 2017 -
6 March 2017

A development application and accompanying documents may be inspected at Kempsey Shire Council, 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey, any time between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) during the exhibition period.

Any person may make a written submission to the consent authority in relation to a development application during the exhibition period. If a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified in the submission. Please note that any submission received by Council may be made publicly available.

A person who makes a written submission to a development application is required to disclose all reportable political donations and gifts (if any) made by the person making the submission or any associate of that person within the period commencing two years before the submission is made and ending when the application is determined. A disclosure statement form and further details can be obtained from Council’s website