Council notices
Week commencing 22 January 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay logo

Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay
XXI Commonwealth Games

One week to go!

Friday 2 February, 2018
West Kempsey to Riverside Park

Council advises that rolling road closures will be in place for this event. Significant traffic delays can be expected between 11:00am and 1:00pm affecting:

  • West Kempsey
  • Railway Station
  • CBD
  • Kempsey Traffic Bridge

Visit for maps and road closure times.

Festival of Small Halls

Festival of Small Halls logo

Have you go your ticket yet?

Celebrate the historic Frederickton Hall with a relaxed, all ages evening of food and world class folk music.

Presented by Woodfordia Inc and supported by Kempsey Shire Council, Festival of Small Halls will bring Byron Bay artist Claire Anne
Taylor and Canada’s The Small Glories to Frederickton.

Wednesday 31 January, from 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.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

New Decking on Loftus Bridge
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Major maintenance of Loftus Bridge over Belmore River
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Remove and replace kerb & gutter on New Street, Robert Eggins Street, Taylor Street and Chifley Place, South Kempsey
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Armidale Road (Willawarrin to Pee Dee)
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Install concrete lined drain and widen formation on Sherwood Road (Sherwood Bridge towards Gowings Hill Road); Linemaking planned 22 & 23 January on Stuarts Point Road; and 23 January on River Street and North Street
  • Gravel road resheeting: Place, compact and trim gravel on Collombatti Road (end of bitumen to Chain o Ponds Road)
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Cooks Lane, Thurgood Lane, Kawana Lane, Goulds Lane, Dangars Lane and Hickeys Creek Road
  • Roadside slashing: Macleay Valley Way (Kempsey to Frederickton), Smithtown area, Gladstone area, South West Rocks Road, Gowings Hill Road, Pipers Creek Road, Dondingalong Road
  • Other works:
    • Earthworks, import and place basecourse, install subsoil drains and V-drain (western end) as part of extension from West Street to Gowings Hill Road
    • Form and pour footpaths, replace pavement for carpark area on Nicholson Street as part of South Kempsey Upgrade
    • Continue stair construction at 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
T6-17-414 Lot 1, Lot 2 DP1159172
109 Goulds Lane
Boundary adjustment (no additional lots)
T6-17-418 Lot 1 SP66819
1/31-33 Frederick Kelly Street
South West Rocks
Continued use of existing premises as an indoor recreation facility
T6-17-456 Lot 10 Sec 10 DP758302
50 Skyline Crescent
Crescent Head
Retaining wall
T6-17-490 Lot 8 DP244717
15 Ward Street
Hat Head
Swimming pool
T6-18-1 Lot 68 DP804267
34 Mitchell Avenue
West Kempsey
Additions to existing dwelling
T6-18-2 Lot 32 DP263528
239 Armidale Road

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).

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