Council notices
Week commencing 7 August 2017

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Waste vouchers for ratepayers!

If you are a ratepayer in the Macleay Valley who has a domestic waste service with Council, be sure to look out for your two free waste disposal vouchers with your annual rates notice. These will provide you with free disposal of waste at any of Council’s waste facilities.

Hire a community hall

Council operates many community halls within the Shire managed by Committees of Council. Our public halls are important spaces in our area, with each centre offering a range of facilities and services to cater to a broad cross-section of the community. Whether casual functions hire, meetings and conferences, or regular hire for clubs and community groups, we have a hall to meet your needs.

Visit to find out where our halls are located and who to contact for hire.

Crescent Head Community HallCrescent Head Community Hall

Public exhibition - Lower Macleay Levee Audit

Council is seeking feedback on a series of draft reports reviewing the condition of almost 70km of levee banks across the Lower Macleay. The Audit included surveying crest levels, geotechnical stability investigation and detailed visual inspection for defects.

The draft Levee Audit reports are available for comment at Council offices and on Council’s website at

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The CHAMP Draft Master Plan is on public exhibition.

Visit to make an online submission before Monday 21 August.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Tozer Street works in West Kempsey continue this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Seal approaches on Whalens Bridge, Austral Eden (subject to contractor availability); install wingwalls, pour headwall and western apron slab and backfill approaches on Nagles Falls Road Bridge, Sherwood
  • Flood Mitigation Maintenance: Continue spraying of Cox. Coral weed in Clybucca area, clearing of Glenrock Drain and Verge Drain
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching in Kempsey and Frederickton; heavy patching on Sherwood Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Continue widening and rehabilitation of Stuarts Point Road (Lukes Lane to Hunters Road); linemarking on Stuart Street, Kempsey (weather and availability of contractor permitting); restore driveways and prepare Lawson Street, South West Rocks for seal (weather permitting); backfill kerb and gutter, restore driveways and compact basecourse pavement on Elizabeth Street, South West Rocks (weather permitting); backfill kerb and gutter and prepare pavement for seal on Jubilee Street, South West Rocks (weather permitting); remove failed kerb and gutter on South Street, South Kempsey
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Maria River Road, Willi Willi Road (Sherwood Road to Turners Flat Road), Seale Road
  • Roadside slashing: Macleay Valley Way (Kempsey to Frederickton), Macleay Valley Way (Plummers Lane to Stuarts Point Road)
  • Other works: Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; install lining of new waste cell at Waste Management Centre; continue linemarking on Eden Street refuge as part of Kempsey PAMP works (subject to contractor availability); form and pour footpaths adjacent to Credit Union building on south side of Elbow Street, West Kempsey; pour new kerb and gutter on north side of Elbow Street (Tozer Street to Harold Walker Street), West Kempsey; install subsoil drain, remove damaged kerb and gutter and prepare for new kerb and gutter on Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Marsh Street), West Kempsey

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
Rev 01
Lot 2 DP1194582
Lots 52, 53, 54 DP1165099
Pacific Highway
South Kempsey
Industrial subdivision
T6-17-218 Lot 3 DP827419
40 Everinghams Lane
Home occupation - cosmetic tattooing
T6-17-239 Lot 341 DP711931
391 Austral Eden Outer Road
Austral Eden
Flood mound & machinery shed
Rev 02
Lot 3 DP1191795
15 Memorial Avenue
South West Rocks
Alterations & additions to existing unit complex
Rev 01
Lot 5 DP259389
190 Sherwood Road
Change of use - Bed & Breakfast
Rev 02
Lot 1324 DP785874
Lot 323 DP855616
Tea Tree Lane
Belmore River
Extractive industry
T6-17-252 Lot 104 DP807723
Cochrane Street
West Kempsey
Dwelling & shed
T6-17-262 Lot 36 DP31938
5 Rudder Street
South West Rocks
Additions to existing dwelling
T6-17-273 Lot 26 DP253279
398 Gowings Hill Road
Garage - complying development - private certifier

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 (amended plans) Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 8 August 2017 -
21 August 2017
T6-17-272 Lot 25 DP567381
87 Edgar Street
Multiple dwellings Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 8 August 2017 -
21 August 2017
T6-17-90 Lot 4014 DP611128
483 Austral Eden Inner Road
Austral Eden
Sawmill and timber storage area
(amended plans)
Mr A F Busch Kempsey Shire Council 8 August 2017 -
21 August 2017
T6-17-266 Lot 229 DP754441
10 Rankine Street
Crescent Head
Alterations and additions to existing two storey detached dual occupancy Mr P Snape Kempsey Shire Council 8 August 2017 -
21 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