Council notices
Week commencing 28 August 2017

Demolition of old Crescent Head amenities confirmed

New Crescent Head amenities block

With completion of the new amenities block in Crescent Head reserve the public are advised that demolition of the old facility is underway this week.

There will be some disruption to car parking and access to the boat ramp during the work. The safe movement of residents and visitors throughout the Reserve, both on foot and in cars, is a primary concern of the site management.

The demolition work is expected to be completed by Friday 1 September.

Expressions of Interest: Kempsey Library Book Club

Do you love reading?

Pile of books

Due to an increasing demand, Kempsey Library is looking to establish a second book club in Kempsey.

There are currently two book clubs in the shire – one at the Kempsey Library held on the last Monday of the month from 2pm to 3:30pm, and the South West Rocks Book Club held on the third Thursday of each month at 10am.

Residents are being encouraged to express their interest in the creation of an additional community book club with meetings to take place on the first Monday of every month from 11am at Kempsey Shire Library.

The book clubs are all about bringing those who love reading together to be social, talk about what’s new in the book world and discuss what they liked and disliked about a particular book.

Anyone can join regardless of their reading level – all you need is a current library membership.

For enquiries and to register your interest please contact the library on 6566 3210 or email

Dementia Awareness Month

As part of Dementia Awareness month, Kempsey Library will host an information session to answer some of the myths and misconceptions behind Dementia. The session will be facilitated by Kaylene Parker from Dementia Australia (previously Alzheimer’s Australia).

September - Dementia Awareness Month 2017
  • Where: Kempsey Shire Library
  • When: 11am, Tuesday 12 September

For more information or to book, contact the library on 6566 3210

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Restoration of driveways to take place on Tozer Street this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Construct sidetrack, demolish timber bridge and excavate Nulla Nulla Creek Road for Bunghole Bridge replacement
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Clearing of Verge Drain and Anderson’s Drain; maintenance of Ball’s gates, Booth’s gates and Glenrock Drain
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Pour kerb and gutter and restore pavement on McIntyre Street, South West Rocks
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Collombatti Road, Gladstone/Smithtown streets and Crescent Head streets; heavy patching on Macleay Street and Turners Flat bridge approach
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Continue widening and rehabilitation of Stuarts Point Road (Lukes Lane to Mighell Road); asphalt surfacing Elizabeth Street, South West Rocks (Gregory Street to Jubilee Street); pour kerb and gutter and gutter on South Street, South Kempsey; excavate Armidale Road (at Nook Creek slip) as part of realignment
  • Gravel road resheeting: Beranghi Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Beranghi Road, Willi Willi Road (Turners Flat Road to Temagog Road)
  • Roadside slashing: Macleay Valley Way (Frederickton to Stuarts Point Road) and Summer Island Road
  • Other works: Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; install lining of new waste cell at Waste Management Centre; continue forming and pouring footpaths as part of Elbow Street upgrade, West Kempsey; continue drainage work as part of South West Rocks sports field extension

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
T6-16-449 Lot 14 DP1069003
80-114 Macleay Street
Seniors housing facility
T6-17-94 Lot 1 DP1115153
144 Belmore River Left Bank Road
Belmore River
Flood mound
T6-17-215 Lot 1 DP120245
20 Macquarie Street
South Kempsey
Dual occupancy & subdivision (one lot into two lots)
T6-17-222 Lot 1906 DP850595
Callen-Brae Lane
T6-17-248 Lot 6 DP754441
1296 Maria River Road
Crescent Head
Alterations & additions to existing dwelling & shed
T6-17-250 Lot 1 DP1188060
Leith Street
West Kempsey
Earthworks and retaining wall
T6-17-267 Lot 122 DP1197659
36 Pacific Street
Crescent Head
Alterations and additions to existing dwelling
T6-17-282 Lot 7 DP1073515
19 Cox Lane
South Kempsey
Rev 01
Lot 11 Sec 5 DP758024
40 Cardwell Street
Relocate dwelling, attached carport, demolish shed and carport
T6-17-284 Lot 3 DP855283
Palm Grove
Additions to existing two storey dwelling
T6-17-286 Lot 52 DP857026
45 Athol Elliott Place
South West Rocks
Additions to existing dwelling
T6-17-287 Lot 49 DP1071483
26 Bunya Pine Court
West Kempsey
Additions to existing dwelling

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
Rev 01
Amended plans
Lot 441 DP1214830
7 Mowong Close
Hat Head

Two storey dwelling

Mr R D Mowle Kempsey Shire Council 29 August 2017 -
11 September 2017
T6-17-251 Lot 26, Lot 27, Lot 28 DP45844
7-11 John Shaw Close
South West Rocks
Multi-dwelling housing (nineteen dwellings), Torrens subdivision (thirteen lots), & strata subdivision (eight lots) Buck and Simple Kempsey Shire Council 29 August 2017 -
11 September 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