Council notices
Week commencing 24 July 2017

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Documents on public exhibition

A range of documents are on public exhibition and the community is invited to review hard copies from Council offices or online in order to make a submission.

Draft Kempsey Shire Bike Plan

Following community consultation, a draft Kempsey Shire Bike Plan has been developed as part of Council seeking to guide policies, actions and grant applications around building and maintaining infrastructure to support recreational cycling across the Macleay.

The Plan is on exhibition from Friday 21 July to Thursday 17 August.

Draft Flying Fox Camp Management Plan

A draft Management Plan for the flying fox camp at Rudder Park, Kempsey is now on public exhibition following the resolution of Council at the July meeting.

The Plan is on exhibition from Tuesday 25 July to Monday 21 August.

Crescent Head Area Master Plan (CHAMP)

Council has worked with the community to develop the Crescent Head Area Master Plan (CHAMP). This long term planning document will guide decisions made around planning for future social, economic and environmental change in Crescent Head.

Following two stages of community consultation, a Draft Crescent Head Area Master Plan has been developed and is on exhibition
from Tuesday 25 July to Monday 21 August.

Visit Council’s engagement site  to review the current Documents on public exhibition.

Library events

Various Library activities

July Storytime
10:30am Friday 28 July

Storytime is a free event designed for children aged 3-6 years. This month Ruth and Mary will be reading Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper. There is no need to book ahead, just turn up to enjoy the fun!

July booksale
9:30am Friday 28 July

Come and buy a book, magazine, DVD or CD at the July FOLK booksale. Held on the last Friday every month outside the library’s Elbow Street entrance, all book sale proceeds go toward reading and literacy programs in the Macleay.

After school Maker Makey
3:30pm - 5pm Thursdays and Fridays

Following on from the popularity of the Maker Party in a Box workshop in April, Kempsey Library will soon be running after school Makey Makey sessions. Featuring Sphero robots, Bee Bots floor robots and Little Bits digital inventor kits, kids will create digital pianos out of bananas and use an iPad to code a Sphero ball.

Weekly works schedule

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

Stuart Street, Kempsey will undergo linemarking this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Seal approaches on Whalens Bridge, Austral Eden; Continue demolition of Nagles Falls Road Bridge, Sherwood and excavate for slabs
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Continue spraying of Cox. Coral weed in Clybucca area
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Kempsey streets, Stuarts Point Road, Grassy Head Road, Hat Head Road, Austral Eden Outer Road and Austral Eden Inner Road; heavy patching on Plummers Lane
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Continue widening and rehabilitation of Stuarts Point Road (Lukes Lane to Hunters Road); begin linemarking on Stuart Street, Kempsey (weather and availability of contractor permitting); pour kerb and gutter on Lawson Street, South West Rocks (weather permitting); prepare and pour kerb and gutter on Elizabeth Street, South West Rocks (weather permitting); pour kerb and gutter on Jubilee Street, South West Rocks (weather permitting)
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Maria River Road, Verges Creek Road, Spencers Creek Road, Toorumbee Road, Seale Road
  • Roadside slashing: Frederickton area and Macleay Valley Way (Kempsey to Frederickton)
  • Other works: Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; pour kerb on Gregory Street/Gordon Young Drive for pedestrian refuge as part of South West Rocks PAMP works; form and pour paths on Gregory Street (at Landsborough Street) as part of South West Rocks PAMP works; continue linemarking on Eden Street refuge as part of Kempsey PAMP works; prepare Elbow Street, West Kempsey for kerb and gutter (following water main replacement) and pour footpaths

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
T6-17-121 Lot 18 DP1156464
18 Tallowwood Place
South West Rocks
Dual occupancy (detached) and subdivision - Staged development
T6-17-133 Lot 47 DP832352
68 Cyrus Saul Circuit
Two (2) lot subdivision
T6-17-149 Lot 197 DP752438
3 Reserve Road
Grassy Head
Change of use of garage to home industry (coffee roasting facility)
T6-17-169 Lot 7 DP1078114
14 Rippon Place
South West Rocks
Continued use of existing privacy screens
T6-17-182 Lot 3 Sec 2 DP2125
305 River Street
Relocated dwelling with additions & detached carport
T6-17-206 Lot 130 DP1177499
Waratah Drive
Tree removal
T6-17-220 Lot 21 Sec 4 DP32035
106 Smith Street
T6-17-223 Lot 43 DP857026
51 Athol Elliott Place
South West Rocks
T6-17-230 Lot 49 DP791310
81 Ocean Street
South West Rocks
Garage - alterations & additions
T6-17-233 Lot 1 DP784608
24 Mcintyre Street
South West Rocks
Alterations & additions (Unit 4 only)
T6-17-235 Lot 25 DP567381
87 Edgar Street
Tree removal
T6-17-236 Lot 30 DP249451
5 Haven Crescent

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
T6-17-246 Lot 1 DP560806
Polwood Street  
West Kempsey
Change of use  - two storey dwelling with alterations and additions Dennis Partners Kempsey Shire Council 25 July 2017 -
7 August 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