Council notices
Week commencing 16 April 2018

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NSW Youth Week 2018

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Wednesday 18 April - Youth Homelessness Matters Day Awareness March

Dress as your favourite super hero and join in the march to raise awareness about youth homelessness in the Macleay.

Contact YP SPACE on 6563 1230 for more information.

Thursday 19 April - West Kempsey Holiday Fun Day

Help paint the new park signage! Come along to West Kempsey Park on the corner of Cochrane & Leith Streets in West Kempsey from 10am-2pm for a BBQ and to help paint the park’s new signage.

Friday 20 April - Beach Beats Fest

Taking place at South West Rocks Surf Club from 6pm- 10pm, Beach Beats Fest will feature a line up of local Electronic and Hip Hop artists.

This gig is all ages and entry is free!

Plans on public exhibition

COver of draft 2018-2019 Operating Plan

The draft 2018-2019 Operating Plan for Kempsey Shire Council includes investment next financial year of more than $10 million on refurbishing the roads and bridges network, along with millions of dollars of spending in sewerage and water management infrastructure.

The draft Operating Plan listing the activities, projects and ongoing services that Council will deliver in the coming financial year, is on public exhibition during April. Also, on exhibition is the Long Term Financial Plan and the proposed Fees and Charges for the 2018-2019 year.

Visit Council Customer Services to view a copy or go to 

Submissions close on Monday 30 April 2018, and must be made in writing either through the website, by emailing or through hardcopy.

Interruption to water supply in South Kempsey this month

Necessary construction/maintenance works are required on the water supply system in South Kempsey. Repairs resulting in the interruption of the water service will take place on Wednesday 18 April for approximately 7 hours, from 9am-4pm. Approximately 62 residences will be affected on Bloomfield Street, Albert Street, Taylor Street and Giddys Lane.

Customers are encouraged to store sufficient water to adequately provide for their requirements during this time.

When supply is restored following this work, residents may experience pressure fluctuations and/or water discolouration. If this is the case, residents are advised to allow a tap on their property to run for a minute or two until the water becomes clear.

Council Water Services regret any inconvenience caused during this time.

Contact Council Customer Services on 6566 3200 for more information.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Installation of subsoil drain on Tozer Street (south end) will take place this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Install headstocks and abutment sheeting on McIntyres Bridge, Nulla Nulla Creek Road; install bored piles on Schmidts Bridge, Schmidts Road; drive piles, demolish existing bridge and install abutments at Kinchela Creek Left Bank Road as part of Knauers Bridge replacement
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Routine maintenance
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on upriver sealed roads as required; heavy patching on Crescent Head Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Form and pour pedestrian ramp and islands on Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Marsh Street); install subsoil drain and pour kerb and gutter on Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Kemp Street); extend pipe culverts on Plummers Lane (Macleay Valley Way to 1.2km) as part of rehabilitation; linemarking on Elbow Street (Tozer Street to River Street); excavate, place and compact pavement on Elbow/River Street service road as part of reconstruction; strip verges and conduct earthworks on Sherwood Road (Ronella Drive to Hillview Drive) as part of rehabilitation; linemarking on South Street, Macleay Valley Way, Sherwood Road, Second Lane and South West Rocks Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Seale Road, Belmore River Right Bank Road, O'Neills Road, Bellbrook unsealed streets, Gap Creek Road and Willi Willi Road (Temagog Road to Moparrabah Road)
  • Roadside slashing: South West Rocks Road, Macleay Valley Way (Frederickton to Stuarts Point Road), Crottys Lane area and Old Station Road
  • Other works:
    • Linemarking on Lachlan Street (Carri Street to Nicholson Street), South Kempsey
    • Asphalt surfacing and linemarking on Lachlan Street (Nicholson Street to Yarravel Street), South Kempsey
    • Continue concrete cutting on Macleay Valley Way, Bellimbopinni as part of pavement repairs
    • Continue stripping vegetation from edges of Macleay Valley Way (Bellimbopinni to Plummers Lane) as part of shoulder replacement

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
T6-18-79 Lot 32 DP1083782
14 Darkwater Street
Relocated & raised two storey dwelling
T6-18-106 Lot 627 DP1191515
47 Belle O'Connor Street
South West Rocks
T6-18-111 Lot 1 DP1195396
108 Settlers Way
South Kempsey
T6-18-117 Lot 8 Sec 8 DP758302
32 Korogora Street
Crescent Head
Additions to existing dwelling
T6-18-119 Lot 96 DP258809
12 Griffins Lane
West Kempsey
Additions to existing dwelling

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
T6-18-139 Lot 109 DP1036461
16 Grandview Place
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 17 April 2018 -
30 April 2018
T6-18-136 Lot 14 DP237014
484 Fishermans Reach Road
Fishermans Road
Two storey dwelling (staged) Mr I Chegwidden & Mrs Y Chegwidden Kempsey Shire Council 17 April 2018 -
30 April 2018
T6-18-113 Lot 5 DP735379
Eden Street
Riverside Park monthly markets Macleay Valley Business Chamber Kempsey Shire Council 17 April 2018 -
30 April 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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