Council notices
Week commencing 19 June 2017

Baiting feral rabbits - Frederickton

Council advises that a controlled release of the RHD5 virus, using baited carrots will be carried out in late June and early July. The program will seek to eradicate feral rabbits from the Council reserve at 50 Cyrus Saul Circuit, Frederickton.

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Val Melville Centre maintenance works

Val Melville Centre signs

Council’s Val Melville Centre, located on Lachlan Street in South Kempsey and containing the Museum, Visitor Information Centre and Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery, will be closed to the public on Wednesday 28 June for maintenance. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Partial road closure - NAIDOC march

There will be a partial road closure on Monday 3 July due to the community marching to celebrate NAIDOC Week. The march will commence at the swimming pool in Belgrave Street at 10:30am and proceed to Clyde Street Mall. It will then go left on to Forth Street and conclude at Service Clubs Park at
11:00am. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Kempsey Library events

Library composite photos

Author visit - Sue Rosen

Author Sue Rosen’s latest book, Scorched Earth, details Australia’s plan to prevent the invasion of the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbour.

You can find out more about this fascinating Australian war history book when Sue Rosen visits the Library for an author talk at 11am Wednesday 21 June. Copies of the book will be available to buy.

Storytime & FOLK book sale

This month both Storytime and the FOLK book sale will be held on Friday 30 June.

Mary will be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for Storytime. Children aged 3+ years are invited to join the morning’s activities at 10:30am.

To RSVP your attendance contact the Library on 6566 3210

This month the FOLK book sale will have a surplus of non-fiction books, a wide range of DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and toys at super low prices. All money raised goes toward supporting reading and literacy in our area.

Weekly works schedule

Due to impact of wet weather, previously advised works were delayed. This week our crews will be working on:

Progress has been made on Gregory Street footpath works
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Installation of joists, handrails and deck of new Oil Terminal Footbridge, South West Rocks; installation of sidetrack on Nagles Falls Road bridge
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Weed spraying in various locations as part of drains maintenance
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Pouring of kerb and gutter on Fernhill Crescent, Aldavilla and Bestic Street, Collin Tait Avenue and Clarence Ryan Avenue, West Kempsey
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching in Stuarts Point area; heavy patching on Stuarts Point Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Sealing of shoulder on Short Street, West Kempsey; continued rehabilitation of River Street, West Kempsey; installation of dish drain at Heyson Street as part of North Street, West Kempsey rehabilitation; modification of centre island and kerb ramps on East Street, Crescent Head; excavation and pavement replacement on Entrance Street, South West Rocks
  • Gravel road resheeting: Willi Willi Road (Temagog Road to Toorumbee Road)
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Willi Willi Road (with gravel resheeting) and Collombatti Road
  • Roadside slashing: South West Rocks Road (Gladstone to Kempsey) and South Kempsey area
  • Other works: Drainage works and linemarking from Chapman Street to shops as part of Frederickton streetscape; mulching and excavation on Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road; pouring of footpath and kerb rebuild on Gregory Street, South West Rocks as part of PAMP works

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
T6-17-132 Lot 2631 DP711825
Two Hills Lane
Flood mound
T6-17-134 Lot 6 Sec 28A DP759080
115-145 Sea Street
West Kempsey
Additions to existing educational facility
T6-17-139 Lot 82 DP263591
New Entrance Road
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling and attached garage
T6-17-153 Lot 23 DP1066936
5 Links View Close
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling and swimming pool
T6-17-164 Lot 13 DP23305
22 Elrington Avenue
West Kempsey
Tree removal
T6-17-165 Lot 146 DP1154042
24 Acacia Place
Tree removal
T6-17-184 Lot 5 DP1041965
128 Lika Drive
South Kempsey
T6-17-186 Lot 23 DP1211895
Racemosa Circuit
South West Rocks

Development consents are available for public inspection, free of charge, during ordinary office hours at the consent authority’s principal office, at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre, 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey, between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted).

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
T6-17-201 Lot 3 DP559358
2 Kinchela Street
Crescent Head

Alterations and additions to existing two storey dwelling

Macleay Valley Building Kempsey Shire Council 20 June 2017 -
3 July 2017
T6-17-169 Lot 7 DP1078114
14 Rippon Place
South West Rocks
Continued use of existing privacy screens G & S Deigan Kempsey Shire Council 20 June 2017 -
3 July 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