Council notices
Week commencing 5 March 2018

2018 NSW Seniors Festival 4-15 April 2018

Lower Macleay Flood Hypothetical

Kayakers on Smithtown street during flood

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES), Lower Macleay Community Action Team and Kempsey Shire Council are conducting a community flood education exercise for residents of the Lower Macleay at the Smithtown Bowling Club on Saturday 10th March from 9:00am-12:00 noon.

The aim of the interactive hypothetical is to get residents thinking about what actions individuals and communities can take to help emergency services protect life and minimise property damage during floods.

For more information or to register your attendance, please call NSW SES Mid North Coast Region Headquarters on 6592 5800

Draft Kempsey Cinema VPA

The draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) for the Kempsey Cinema project has been placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

Council resolved at the ordinary meeting of Council on 20 February 2018 that the VPA be notified by way of public exhibition upon receipt of acknowledgment from the Office of Local Government.

A VPA is a legally binding contract between a developer and a planning authority, such as a Council, that determines the criteria for the development. The cinema VPA outlines the project funding, developer’s responsibility in engaging a cinema operator and delivery of an ongoing public benefit as a condition.

The draft VPA can be viewed online by going to www.kempsey.nsw. or at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Members of the public are invited to make submissions on the terms of the VPA. Submissions will be accepted up until 4pm on Wednesday 28 March.

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Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Armidale Road gravel resheeting is well underway
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Continue general bridge inspections across the Shire; establish site and clear McIntyre's Bridge on Nulla Nulla Creek Road
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Continue Andersons Drain flood gate refurbishment; spraying of Gills Drain, Buchanan's Drain and Pola Creek Drain
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance: Continue Marsh Street footpath replacement
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Continue pot hole patching on Hat Head Road; commence heavy patching on Kemp Street
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Excavate and replace Tozer Street kerb and gutter and shoulder
  • Gravel road resheeting: Spread, trim and compact gravel on Armidale Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Nulla Nulla Road, White Rocks Road, Sauls Cowbails Road and Mooneba Road
  • Roadside slashing: South Kempsey area, Crescent Head area, Macleay Valley Way (Frederickton to Stuarts Point Road)
  • Other works: Concrete cutting of Macleay Valley Way as part of concrete pavement repair works; continue Lachlan Street kerb, gutter and drainage works; excavate, form and pour Riverside Park ramp; spread and trim topsoil at South West Rocks sportsfield

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
T6-17-489 Lot 6 DP1120281
628 Spooners Avenue
Shed & continued use of an existing concrete slab
T6-18-21 Lot 12 DP833901
17 Hilton Trotter Place
West Kempsey
Retaining wall
Rev 01
Lot 2 DP9648
22 Belmore Street
Two storey dwelling
T6-18-49 Lot 14 Sec 11 DP758505
17 Creek Street
Hat Head
Alterations & additions to existing flats

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
T6-17-453 Lot 75 DP1187322
7 Gilbert Cory Street
South West Rocks
Detached multi dwellings, alterations & additions to existing dwelling, detached carport and subdivision (staged) - amended plans Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 6 March 2018 -
19 March 2018
T6-18-42 Lot 8 Sec 3 DP758505
36 Straight Street
Hat Head
Continued use of existing building as a dual occupancy Ms S Hammond Kempsey Shire Council 6 March 2018 -
19 March 2018
T6-18-8 Lot 65 DP247905
36 Grey Gum Crescent
Telecommunications facility Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd Kempsey Shire Council 6 March 2018 -
19 March 2018
T6-18-65 Lot 6 DP879587
12 Edgar Street
Two storey dwelling Mr R Francis Kempsey Shire Council 6 March 2018 -
19 March 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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