Council notices
Week commencing 26 June 2017

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Kempsey Airport community workshops

Kempsey Shire Council have been working with airport users and the community to ensure the viability of the airport and expand usage of the facility.

A series of community workshops on July 4th and 5th will offer residents the chance to share their views on proposed expansion of the Australian International Aviation College, raise questions and learn about the process for developing a Fly Neighbourly Agreement that will apply to all airport users.

All workshops will have the same format and participants only need to attend once.

Go to  or contact Customer Service to find out more and register.

Documents on public exhibition

At the June Council meeting it was resolved to place the following planning documents on public exhibition for a period of 28 days:

  • Developer Contributions Moratorium - Townships of Kempsey and Frederickton: This item relates to a 39 lot subdivision proposed by Voyee Pty Ltd on Lot 4 DP1124599, North Street, West Kempsey
  • Developer Contributions Moratorium - Townships of Kempsey and Frederickton: This item relates to a seniors housing development proposed by Thompson Health Care Pty Ltd on Lot 14 DP1069003, 80-114 Macleay Street Frederickton
  • Draft Procedure - Interim Arrangements, Kempsey Town Centre Public Domain Section 94 Developer Contributions Plan (2010)

All three documents are on exhibition from June 27 to 26 July, 2017. Copies of documents and instructions for making a written submission are available at

Half-day events

Following the postponement of the Kempsey Show in April, the Kempsey Show Society has applied to Council for half-day local events (afternoon) for the 2017 Kempsey Show on Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September, 2017.

A declared local event day does not automatically mean employers are compelled to treat the day as a public holiday. Entitlements to staff will only arise where agreed to at the workplace level, usually as an enterprise agreement or contract. For a full outline on Public Holiday and Local Event Days please visit 

Submissions can be lodged in writing by close of business on Friday 30 June, 2017. The application and any submissions will be reported to the July 2017 Council meeting before being forwarded to NSW Industrial Relations for consideration by the Minister and gazettal.

Weekly works schedule

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

Kerb rehabilitation on Clarence Ryan Avenue, West Kempsey
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Complete footpath backfilling and decommission South West Rocks Oil Terminal Footbridge worksite; construct sidetrack as part of Nagles Falls Road bridge replacement; commence site establishment of Whalens Bridge and begin removing existing bridge
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Complete Cox. Coral weed spraying
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Seal road on Fernhill Crescent; repair pavement on Bestic Street and Collin Tait Avenue; backfill kerb on Clarence Ryan Avenue
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Stuarts Point Road, Temagog Road, Armidale Road and in Stuarts Point area
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Restore driveways and complete heavy patching between Short Street and Dangar Street as part of River Street, West Kempsey rehabilitation; install dish drain at Heyson Street as part of North Street, West Kempsey rehabilitation; modifiy centre island and kerb ramps on East Street, Crescent Head; excavate and replace pavement on Entrance Street, South West Rocks
  • Gravel road resheeting: Willi Willi Road (Temagog Road to Toorumbee Road)
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Point Plomer Road
  • Roadside slashing: South West Rocks Road (Gladstone to Kempsey) and Plummers Lane
  • Other works: Drainage works from Chapman Street to shops as part of Frederickton streetscape; excavate culvert and install ballast base as part of Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; complete footpath at Frank Cooper and Simpson street intersections, and complete retaining wall excavation and footing at Gregory and Gordon Young streets as part of Gregory Street, South West Rocks 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
T6-17-137 Lot 113 DP1187061
35 Old Pacific Highway
Spreading of stockpiled materials
T6-17-145 Lot B DP413706
Darkwater Street
T6-17-160 Lot 218 DP752437
Christmas Street
Continued use of existing buildings as storage sheds
T6-17-188 Lot 3 Sec 8 DP255610
17 Seventeenth Avenue
Stuarts Point
T6-17-190 Lot 111 DP812399
64 Main Street
Continued use of an existing building as a dwelling
T6-17-193 Lot 41 DP55919
5 Rudder Street
East Kempsey
Boundary fence
T6-17-194 Lot 5 DP1194600
Arakoon Road
South West Rocks
T6-17-196 Lot 5 DP1041965
128 Lika Drive
South Kempsey
Rev 01
Lot 14 DP786612
35 Forth Street
Lot 12 DP703105
30 Clyde Street
Alterations and additions to medical centre and demolition of existing building
T6-17-211 Lot 133 DP786059
3-5 Belgrave Street
Change of use to function centre

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
T6-17-221 Lot 1 DP822651
51 Rudder Street
East Kempsey
Dual occupancy (detached) & Torrens subdivision Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 27 June 2017 -
10 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