Council notices
Week commencing 8 May 2017

Look out for your new bins

New red waste bin

Council’’s delivery of new domestic waste bins to residents of Kempsey Shire commenced this week.

Attached to the new bins will be an information kit containing a Waste Services Guide and fridge magnet. The Guide covers what can go in each of the three bins, and provides handy hints and maps for each of the waste facilities in the area.

Visit for more information on waste and how to better sort and save

Walk to fight animal cruelty at the Million Paws Walk

Million Paws Walk logo

Council is proud to be supporting the RSPCA Million Paws Walk at Kempsey Showground on Sunday 21 May.

Our staff will be at the event providing information on microchipping and responsible pet ownership. There will also be games, giveaways and special prizes for best dressed dog and owner.

All proceeds go toward assisting the RSPCA operate its animal shelters, support its Inspectorate, and provide community education on animal welfare issues.

Visit  to register your participation

Macleay Ecohealth Report Card

A new report card revealing Macleay Catchment waterway health is now available. The Ecohealth assessment was undertaken by the UNE Aquatic Ecology and Restoration Research Group and coordinated by Kempsey Shire Council, North Coast Local Land Services (NCLLS), Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (NTLLS) and the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

Aiming to provide the community with an easy to understand periodic update on the health of individual catchments, the report card measures key indicators of aquatic ecosystem health and compares results against national guidelines.

Visit Council’s website or Customer Service Centre to obtain a copy of the Ecohealth Report Card.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Rock protection on Belmore Right Bank Road
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Commence Oil Terminal Footbridge rebuild in South West Rocks
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Gate replacement at Robinsons Drain, Summer Island; weed spraying on Summer Island Road and in the Kinchela area
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Footpath and kerb repair on Bunya Pine Court and Douglas Fentiman Street
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Collombatti Road, Seven Hills Road and South West Rocks streets; heavy patching on Hat Head Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Removal and replacement of failed kerb and gutter, and installation of new pit lintels/grates on River Street, West Kempsey; removal of damaged kerb and gutter on North Street, West Kempsey
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Grading on Warbro Brook Road, Upper Smiths Creek Road, Wharf Road, River Road and Winstead Road
  • Roadside slashing: Slashing on Collombatti Road, Macleay Valley Way (Clybucca to Stuarts Point Road), Stuarts Point Road, Grassy Heads Road, South West Rocks Road (Gladstone to Kempsey) and in the Crescent Head area
  • Other works: Continue construction of new Waste Management Centre cell; footpath excavation and drainage works from Chapman Street to shops as part of Frederickton streetscape; sealing of drainage trench on Hughes Place, Frederickton; installation of bollards on Belgrave Street; repairs and extensions to rock revetment wall at Mattys Flat Boat Ramp; Central Kempsey Sewer Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks

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
T6-17-106 Lot 2 DP367134
18 Mcintyre Street
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling
T6-17-115 Lot 2 SP55514
2/70-74 Ocean Avenue
Stuarts Point
Change of use to business premise (hairdresser)
T6-17-122 Lot 18 DP1156464
18 Tallowwood Place
South West Rocks
Tree removal
T6-17-129 Lot 14 DP1113014
6 Daley Place
South Kempsey
T6-17-136 Lot 22 DP1113014
48 Teague Drive
South Kempsey
Rev 01
Lot 12 DP776084
53 Gap Beach Road
Dwelling & swimming pool (staged development)

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
T6-14-313 Lot 85 DP1009641
62 Marlin Drive
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling Midcoast Design & Drafting Kempsey Shire Council 9 May 2017 -
22 May 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