Council notices
Week commencing 13 November 2017

Interim Transitional Arrangements - Kempsey Town Centre Public Domain Section 94 Developer Contributions Plan (2010)

At its meeting of 17 October 2017, Council resolved to adopt Procedure 1.1.19 Interim Transitional Arrangements - Kempsey Town Centre Public Domain Section 94 Developer Contributions Plan (2010).

The purpose of this Procedure is to provide interim concessions to developer contributions for certain types of commercial development in the Kempsey Town Centre, pending a review of Council’s Section 94 developer contributions system.

The nominated date of commencement of the Procedure is 14 November 2017

A copy of the Procedure may be obtained from Council’s website at

For further information please contact Council Customer Services in person at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey or via phone on 6566 3200

Weed spraying

Council will be carrying out weed control for Lantana, Bitou Bush, Camphor Laurel, Privet, Groundsel Bush, Cockspur Coral Trees and other weedy species on rural roads including Stuarts Point Road, Grassy Head Road, South West Rocks Road, Summer Island Road, South West Rocks Streets.

Asbestos Awareness Month

Renovation roulette banner

The Asbestos Awareness campaign, being supported by Councils throughout NSW, aims to educate the community and particularly those undertaking home renovations about the ever-present dangers of asbestos and how to manage it safely.

Local Councils, including Kempsey Shire Council, have a number of complex responsibilities when it comes to minimising asbestos risk including land management (planning, demolition and contamination), building and asset management, emergency response, naturally occurring asbestos, waste management and regulation.

For more information about Asbestos Awareness Month and how to deal with asbestos go to 

Australia Day Award nominations closing soon

Do you know a group or a community member making a positive difference in the Macleay Valley? Nominate them for a 2018 Australia Day Award.

Australia Day in the Macleay logo

Awards categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year

Nominations close 4:30pm on Friday 24 November, 2017

Visit to make your nomination today!

National Recycling Week banner

Recycling week initiative

To coincide with National Recycling Week this week Kempsey Shire Council, in partnership with MIDWASTE, is encouraging residents to drop off goods or pick up a bargain at their local tip shop for the chance to win a $50 voucher!

Expressions of Interest

Producers/volunteers for Macleay Valley Food Bowl tent

The Macleay Valley Food Bowl tent has been a regular fixture at Kempsey Riverside Markets for the past six months. Kempsey Shire Council is looking to provide the tent during 2018 to support local producers and help meet consumer demand and are seeking Expressions of Interest from local producers and volunteers to man the stall and sell their produce.

If you are interested in being part of the Macleay Valley Food Bowl tent in 2018, contact Meg Keast at Council on 6566 3200

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottages lease opportunity

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified operator/s to manage as holiday accommodation, two historic heritage lighthouse property precincts consisting of multiple cottages, ancillary buildings and surrounding lands at Sugarloaf Point and Smoky Cape. A five year lease with a five year option is being offered.

Expressions of Interest close on Monday 18 December, 2017

For more information and to download relevant documents visit the OEH tendering website 

Lower Macleay Flood Study (TQE 17/27)

Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified consultants to undertake and prepare the Lower Macleay Flood Study, in accordance with The Floodplain Development Manual (NSW Government 2005).

Copies of the consultancy brief can be obtained by contacting Ron Kemsley, KSC Senior Natural Resources Officer on 02 6566 3248 or via email on

Expressions of Interest close Tuesday 19 December, 2017

For more information and to download the consultancy brief visit Council’s TenderLink portal 

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Replacement of Bunghole Bridge is nearing completion
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Clean up and disestablish Bunghole Bridge worksite on Nulla Nulla Creek Road
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Kempsey streets, Fishermans Reach Road, Gowings Hill Road, Plummers Lane and Goulds Lane
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Install guardrail and prepare Stuarts Point Road (Lukes Lane to Mighell Road) for seal as part of widening and rehabilitation works; stabilise South Street for pavement and prepare for seal as part of rehabilitation works
  • Gravel Resheeting: Place, spread and compact gravel on Jacks Crossing Road and Rainbow Reach Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Maria River Road
  • Roadside Slashing: Collombatti Road, Kinchela area, Belmore River area, South Kempsey area
  • Other works: Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; install islands on Elbow Street; continue earthworks and provide rock bridging layer at culvert on South Street as part of extension from West Street to Gowings Hill Road; excavate west side of Lachlan Street (Carri Street to Nicholson Street) for kerb, pour kerb and construct footpath as part of Stage 1 works; form and pour footpath on west side and install kerb ramp on east side Gregory Street pedestrian refuge (at Gordon Young Drive); reshape shoulder and improve drainage on southern side of Willawarrin village area; replace stairs to Macleay Valley Way on Little Rudder Street

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
T6-17-406 Lot 9 DP774762
195 Arakoon Road
T6-17-411 Lot 5 DP719053
1770 Armidale Road
Alterations and 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).

Got waste questions? Call 1300 342 207