Council notices
Week commencing 11 December 2017

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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club is a themed program held at Kempsey Shire Library branches over the summer holiday period which gives kids from pre-school to high school age who are library members something fun to do over the summer holidays while encouraging an ongoing love of reading and literacy. The program will launch at Kempsey, South West Rocks, Stuarts Point and Hat Head library branches on 18 December, 2017 and finish up with a finale party on 25 January, 2018

This year's Summer Reading Club theme is 'Game On' and there will be weekly prize draws as well as a major draw with two Samsung Galaxy 8 tablets up for grabs!

For more information, contact your local library branch or phone Kempsey Shire Library on 6566 3210

Cover of Drop In to the Macleay Valley Coast

New MVC visitor guide

Council has launched a new visitor guide for people visiting the Macleay Valley Coast. The new-look 30-page A4 guide, Drop In to the Macleay Valley Coast, features information and tips on shopping, dining accommodation, walking trails, scenic drives, surfing and diving.

A total of 30,000 copies will be distributed to local, regional and interstate visitor information centres as well as to local businesses.

View a copy of the guide at 

Have your say on funding environmental projects

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Over the last 15 years, the Environmental Levy applied to Council rates has funded significant environmental restoration projects that have managed, protected and preserved the waterways and natural environment of the Kempsey Shire.

The current Environmental Levy will run out at the end of the 2017-2018 financial year and Council is seeking community feedback on whether to extend the Environmental Levy and the environmental programs it funds for a further 10 years.

Visit  to take the survey before Wednesday 13 December

Extra Christmas recycling services

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Week A

Extra yellow bin collection
Week commencing 25 December 2017

Week B

Extra yellow bin collection
Week commencing 1 January 2018

To clarify your collection day and week go to Council’s waste calendar at

Council is making it easier for residents and visitors to recycle right during the festive season by providing extra yellow recycling bin collections. Two weeks of extra services will be provided during the weeks 25-29 December and 1-5 January, then your usual fortnightly collection will resume. Be sure to put your bin out on your normal bin day for these extra collections.

For more information call the Kempsey Waste Hotline on 1300 342 207

Council Christmas closures

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Council offices, libraries & Waste Management Centre
Closed: 1pm Thursday 21 December, 2017
Reopen: 8:30am Friday 22 December, 2017

Council offices
Closed: 4pm Friday 22 December, 2017
Reopen: 8:30am Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Kempsey Library & South West Rocks Library
Closed: Monday 25 December, 2017
Reopen: Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 30 December, 2017

Closed: Monday 1 January, 2018
Reopen: Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Stuarts Point Library
Closed: Saturday 23 December, 2017
Reopen: Thursday 28 Dec, 2017

Closed: Saturday 30 December, 2017
Reopen: Tuesday 2 December, 2018

Hat Head Library
Closed: Saturday 23 December, 2017
Reopen: Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Waste Management Centre
Closed: Monday 25 December, 2017 only

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Upgrade works in South Kempsey continue this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Place culverts and backfill at Anderson's Bridge on Austral Eden Outer Road
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Weed spraying at Glenrock Drain
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Remove and replace kerb and gutter on James Carney Crescent, Mitchell Avenue and Eric Kennedy Street
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Maria River Road, Collombatti Road and Nulla Nulla Creek Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Install guardrail on Stuarts Point Road (Mighell Road to Browns Road) and final coat seal Stuarts Point Road (Lukes Lane to Mighell Road) as part of rehabilitation works; asphalt surfacing (Bridge to West Street) on South Street as part of rehabilitation works (weather permitting); continue widening of shoulders and place pavement overlay on South West Rocks Road (Pola Creek Road to Red Hill Lane) as part of rehabilitation works; asphalt surfacing at River Street/North Street intersection
  • Gravel Resheeting: Prepare and shape Collombatti Road for resheeting and place/compact/trim gravel (end bitumen to Chain o Ponds Road)
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Maria River Road, Armidale Road
  • Roadside Slashing: Crescent Head Road, Macleay Valley Way (Kempsey to Frederickton), Summer Island Road, South West Rocks Road
  • Other works: Central Kempsey Sewage Treatment Plant access road and site earthworks; form/pour refuge side islands and plant trees on Elbow Street; continue earthworks on South Street as part of extension from West Street to Gowings Hill Road; backfill kerb and gutter, pour pedestrian refuge and form/pour footpath at Nicholson Street and Carri Street as part of South Kempsey upgrade; install handrail and continue linemarking at Gregory Street pedestrian refuge (at Gordon Young Drive); continue stair construction at Little Rudder Street; continue installation of deck and handrails on new Riverside Park wharf; concrete pavement repairs on Macleay Valley Way, Clybucca

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
T6-17-300 Lot 10 DP530207
124-132 Phillip Drive
South West Rocks
Demolition of existing dwelling, carport and concrete slab
T6-17-380 Lot 4 Sec 5
13-15 Oreen Street
T6-17-386 Lot 10 DP839097
119 Everinghams Lane
Detached dual occupancy
T6-17-427 Lot 1 DP1191860
200 Illa Langi Road
Crescent Head
Relocated storage shed and garage (Site 57)
T6-17-436 Lot 58 DP1067832
207 Euroka Road
Farm shed

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