Council notices
Week commencing 20 March 2017

Youth Week in the Macleay

National Youth Week logo

Youth Week will be held from 31 March to 9 April and this year’s theme is ‘Get involved, be heard, make a difference!’

Portraits featuring local young people will be displayed on buildings in Kempsey, and a colour fun run will be key parts of the celebrations.

The Face Future, Future Face portrait project celebrates the diverse and talented youth of the Macleay through a series of paste up self-portraits taken over the last 18 months during local youth projects with KSC’s Community Relations team.

Council is also supporting the Kempsey Healing Together Committee’s Dash with a Splash - a 1.5km or 3km fun run or walk where participants will be splashed with all the colours of the rainbow. Prizes will be awarded on the day. Taking place at Verge Street Oval on Thursday 6 April from 10am, there will also be music, a career and education expo, and a health focus.

Register before Friday 24 March for the event through Durri Aboriginal Medical Service. Registration is $10 per person.

Contact the Durri Program Team to register on 6560 2330 or

Less is More! declutter workshop

Is it time to clean out the house but you have no idea where to start? Then the Less is More! workshop is for you.

Learn how to declutter your home (and your life) so you have more space for the things that matter at a free declutter workshop hosted by MIDWASTE and Kempsey Shire Council.

A NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy, the workshop will provide you with useful declutter tips and tools and teach you how to prevent the clutter returning.

The Less is More! workshop will be held at Kempsey Shire Library, situated on the corner of Elbow and Tozer Streets, West Kempsey, on Tuesday 4 April from 3pm to 5pm. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Call Kempsey Shire Library to register your attendance at the workshop on 6566 3210

Do you organise a local event?

Applications for Round Two of the Incubator Event Fund are now open and will close midnight on Monday 3 April 2017. Events held July to December 2017 are encouraged to apply.

The Incubator Event Fund offers one-off annual grants of up to $20,000 to events in regional NSW to support costs including but not limited to temporary event infrastructure, venue hire, marketing, promotions, PR, digital consultancies, branding and attendee research.

Applicants should read the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting an application to ensure their event meets the minimum requirements.

For more information and to complete an application visit 

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Excavation of new cell - Waste Management Centre
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Form and pour slab for new shower at Crescent Head foreshore; Whalen’s Bridge form and pour precast headstocks
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Refurbish lifting device at Clancy’s Drain floodgates; repair gates Robinson’s floodgates
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Priority pothole repairs following rain; maintenance on South West Rocks Road, Fisherman’s reach Road and Collombatti Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Continued rehabilitation of kerb, gutter and pavement on Cochrane, Short and River Streets, West Kempsey
  • Gravel road resheeting: Application of millings from highway upgrade on Winstead Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Brassils Creek Road, Maria River Road
  • Roadside slashing: South Kempsey area, Sherwood Road, Dungay Creek Road and Gowings Hill Road
  • Other works: Continued excavation of Waste Management Centre for construction of new waste cell; Remove damaged sections and pour new Lord Street footpath (Macleay Valley Way to Herborne Avenue); Install fence and pour kerb for drain as part of kerb and fence reinstatement on Belgrave Street; Drainage works for Frederickton streetscape at Chapman Street.

Development consents and complying certificates

Notification is given in accordance with section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
of the granting of the following development consents and complying development certificates:

Applicant no. Land Development description
T6-16-184 Lot 1 DP713211
48 John Lane Road
Dwelling and two sheds
T6-16-267 Lot 301 DP754441
50 Dulconghi Street
Crescent Head
Demolish existing dwelling and construct multistorey dwelling
T6-16-454 Lot 10 DP856996
38 Palm Grove
Tree removal/lopping
T6-17-12 Lot 11 DP6003
39 Barnard Street
Two storey dwelling
T6-17-26 Lot 2 DP257411
10-12 Nance Road
South Kempsey
Depot and holding yard
T6-17-41 Lot 1532 DP858861
17 Clyde Street
Alterations and additions to existing public amenities building
T6-17-55 Lot 12 DP833901
17 Hilton Trotter Place
West Kempsey
T6-17-58 Lot 311 DP1214459
33 Steve Eagleton Drive
South West Rocks
Retaining wall
T6-17-61 Lot 12 DP773257
2-4 Grey Street
Garage and carport

Development consents are available for inspection, free of charge at Kempsey Shire Council, 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

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
T6/17/88 Lot 18 DP882846
2 Waianbar Avenue
South West Rocks

Two storey detached dual occupancy

Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 21 March 2017 -
3 April 2017
T6/17/89 Lot 100 DP1036461
7 Grandview Place
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 21 March 2017 -
3 April 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