Council notices
Week commencing 18 September 2017

Hat Head Playground closure

Please be advised that Council has closed the Hat Head Playground for the safety of children and the community due to the playground’s roof structure being unsafe.

Council apologies for the inconvenience and will endeavour to have the playground reopened as soon as possible.

September school holiday fun

Library school holiday activity posters

Mini Greenhouse Workshop
Wed 27 September, 10:30am-11:30am

This free workshop will be presented by team members from Bunnings Warehouse, Kempsey North with the support of library staff.

Maker Party in a Box Workshop
Thurs 5 October, 10:30am-11:30am

This free workshop is aimed at primary age children and covers a range of fun, hands-on activities including building an electro circuit.

Closure of Kempsey Toy Library

Kempsey Shire Library wishes to inform the community that the Kempsey Toy Library will no longer be operating from Friday 26 October.

Due to a decline in the number of toys being borrowed and the success of events such as Telstra’s “Maker Party in a Box” workshops, the library team will be developing the existing Toy Library space into an area better equipped to deliver workshops and programs with an emphasis on literacy, science and technology.

Staff have made a thorough assessment of the stock in the Toy Library and will still be keeping high end educational and special needs resources available for borrowing.

Toys that are currently on loan can still be returned after Friday 26 October, however, items not returned will still be subject to the standard library charges for overdue and/or damaged items.

The library wishes to thank the community for their support of the Kempsey Toy Library over the many years of its operation and hopes the enthusiasm and support from patrons continues in the delivery of more engaging and interactive programs for the children.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Tozer/Elbow Street roundabout works continue this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Commence refurbishment of Quarry Bridge on Willi Willi Road, routine bridge maintenance in various locations
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Clearing of Anderson’s drain
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Excavate and prepare base for kerb and gutter replacement on Douglas Fentiman Street, Greenfields Avenue and Keith Dunn Street; commence asphalt crossing on Gregory Street/Gordon Young Drive pedestrian refuge
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching of Council car parks and priority works on town access roads
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Bitumen seal as part of widening and rehabilitation of Stuarts Point Road (Lukes Lane to Mighell Road); strip Stuarts Point Road (Mighell Road to Hunters Road) to prepare for works; asphalt surfacing Elizabeth Street, South West Rocks (Gregory Street to Jubilee Street); pour kerb, gutter and driveways as part of South Street, South Kempsey rehabilitation
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Carrai Road, Spooners Avenue, Frederickton, Ferry Road, Austral Eden Road, Darkwater Street (Gladstone), Macleay Street (Gladstone)
  • Roadside slashing: Macleay Valley Way (Frederickton to Stuarts Point Road), South West Rocks Road (Kinchela to Jerseyville)
  • Other works: Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; repair damaged leachate collection pipes and liner and install drainage layer as part of new waste cell construction at Waste Management Centre; continue pouring kerb, gutter and footpaths as part of Elbow Street, West Kempsey upgrade; pour centre wall and apron as part of Tozer Street roundabout rehabilitation

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
T6-17-264 Lot 34 DP600214
2 Marine Parade
Stuarts Point
T6-17-274 Lot 3 DP22942
20 Pacific Street
Crescent Head
Two storey addition & alterations to existing dwelling
T6-17-285 Lot 2 DP595743
205 Gregory Street
South West Rocks
Alterations & additions to existing two storey dwelling
T6-17-295 Lot 16 DP1060754
9 Springfields Drive
Two storey dwelling
T6-17-311 Lot 6 DP1114166
14 Wedlock Close
South Kempsey
Detached carport and continued use of an existing building as a studio
T6-17-318 Lot 22 DP1113014
48 Teague Drive
South Kempsey
Dwelling and clean fill
T6-17-321 Lot 1 DP1172532
36 Innes Street
East Kempsey
Alterations & additions to existing dwelling  detached carport & demolish existing garage
T6-17-323 Lot 11 DP1014666
Neville Morton Drive
Crescent Head
Shed & tree removal
T6-17-324 Lot 4 DP1148153
Kemps Access
Dwelling & shed
Rev 01
Lot 124 DP1177499
109 Waratah Drive
Dwelling & indoor swimming pool
T6-17-325 Lot 144 DP1154042
32 Acacia Place
T6-17-327 Lot 4 DP21473
31 Seaview Street
South West Rocks
Demolish part existing two storey dwelling & demolish detached carport
T6-17-328 Lot 3 DP775930
731 Old Coast Road
Shed and fill
T6-17-330 Lot 3 DP25361
2 Leith Street
West Kempsey
Swimming pool

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
T6-17-351 Lot 4 DP12222
14 Sturt Street
South West Rocks

Additions to existing two storey dwelling

D & V Alderton Kempsey Shire Council 19 September 2017 -
2 October 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

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