Council notices
Week commencing 8 January 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay logo

Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay
XXI Commonwealth Games

Share the dream of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton as it travels through Kempsey!

West Kempsey to Riverside Park Friday 2 February, 2018

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Leith Brodie • David Chapman • Alani Cockshutt • Glenys Cummings • Wendy Hudson • Melissa Hunt • Stan Law • Charlie Maher • Mark Morrison • Liam Norman • Alyssa Pensini • Paul Phillips • Daniel Repacholi • Isaac Sanderson • Caleb Scott • Allan Sparkes CV OAM VA • Joel Walker • Drew Walsh • Jade Wyndham

Festival of Small Halls

Festival of Small Halls logo

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes one folk artist from home and one from abroad, and sends them on the road to perform at small historic halls in communities across regional Australia.

Presented by Woodfordia Inc. and proudly supported by Kempsey Shire Council, the festival is an opportunity for music-lovers to see world class folk acts in their town in a welcoming, friendly all ages atmosphere.

Festival of Small Halls will be bringing folk artists Claire Anne Taylor from Byron Bay and The Small Glories from Canada to Frederickton School of Arts Hall on Wednesday 31 January for three hours of music, food and relaxed atmosphere kicking off at 6:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased from Council's Customer Service Centre or via ticketing website 

Go to  for further information.

Australia Day 2018 logo

Australia Day in the Macleay

2018 Australia Day Awards Ceremony

When: Thursday 25 January 2018, 5pm
Where: Slim Dusty Centre
490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey

The Australia Day Awards provide an opportunity for Council to celebrate the contributions of community members who give their time, talent and efforts to enrich the lives of others.

Awards will be presented for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. The event will also include a Welcome to Country, Affirmation and Citizenship Ceremony, address from the Australia Day ambassador, finger food and live music by Lucy Barber. All community members are welcome to attend.

Crescent Head Australia Day Breakfast

When: Friday 26 January 2018, 7:30am
Where: Crescent Head Rotunda

Presented by Crescent Head Lions Club, the event will include a free breakfast and Lions Club award presentations for Citizen of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year.

South West Rocks Australia Day Sausage Sizzle

When: Friday 26 January 2018, 7:30am - 10am
Where: Horseshoe Bay Shelter Shed, South West Rocks

Presented by South West Rocks Lions Club, the event will include a free sausage sizzle breakfast, performances by Sing Australia and presentation of the Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award.

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
T6-17-62 Lot 21 DP1052637
14 Hilton Trotter Place
West Kempsey
Subdivision (one lot into three lots)
T6-17-166 Lot 10 DP1221558
24 Yabsleys Lane
South Kempsey
Change of use of shed to dwelling
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)
T6-17-363 Lot 2 DP331295
6 Queen Street
South Kempsey
Continued use of an existing building as a secondary dwelling
T6-17-381 Lot 2 Sec 16A DP759080
Broughton Street
West Kempsey
Additions to existing educational establishment - Covered Outdoor Learning Area  (COLA)
T6-17-404 Lot 6 Sec 28A DP759080
115-145 Sea Street
West Kempsey
Cricket nets & inground rainwater tank
T6-17-432 Lot 1 DP1159152
38-40 South Street
South Kempsey
Additions to existing industrial building
T6-17-476 Lot 15 Sec 13 DP758505
48 Bay Street
Hat Head
T6-17-477 Lot 43 DP752419
Turners Flat Road
Turners Flat
Farm shed
T6-17-491 Lot 12 DP1168206
63 Hillview Drive

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
T6-17-465 Lot 3 DP632200
711 Point Plomer Road
Crescent Head
Tourist facility, dwelling and demolition of existing dwelling. The development requires a bushfire safety authority from the NSW Rural Fire Service pursuant to s100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997, and an approval under Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Water Management Act 2000 Wetz Pty Limited & S Wetzler Kempsey Shire Council 20 December 2017 -
29 January 2018
T6-17-484 Lot 42 DP1071014
5 Leslie Place
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 9 January 2018 -
22 January 2018
T6-17-481 Lot 14 DP1168206
59 Hillview Drive
Shed with amenities D Upcroft & K McPhee Kempsey Shire Council 9 January 2018 -
22 January 2018
T6-17-482 Lot 1366 DP701243
6-10 Reginald Ward Street
South Kempsey
Multi-unit housing and strata subdivision. The development requires a bushfire safety authority from the NSW Rural Fire Service pursuant to s100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997 All About Planning Kempsey Shire Council 9 January 2018 -
22 January 2018

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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