Council notices
Week commencing 28 May 2018

National Reconciliation Week poster

National Reconciliation Week

This year during National Reconciliation Week, Kempsey Shire Council and Reconciliation Australia invite the community to learn and share more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.

Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores a history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered.

Learn more about farming, activism, heroes, inventors and trailblazers via the National Reconciliation Week website - national-reconciliation-week 

Kempsey Youth Reconciliation Day

Listen to music, watch films, enjoy Aboriginal food and participate in a variety of workshops at a Youth Reconciliation Day celebration presented by Red Cross, Mission Australia, Kempsey TAFE and Kempsey Shire Council.

To be held on Wednesday 30 May from 10:30am to 2pm at Kempsey TAFE in West Kempsey, workshops will cover jewellery making, weaving, meditation and tool making.

Bookings are essential - please contact Nancy on 6561 4000

Apply for a road safety grant

Towards Zero logo

Applications are now open for Round 4 of the Community Road Safety Grants program. This program provides funding to NSW community-based groups undertaking projects with clear road safety outcomes.

Up to $5,000 is available for smaller projects and $30,000 for more substantial projects.

Visit  for more information.

Water meter reading

Contract readers commenced water meter reading in the Shire on Monday. These three monthly water usage accounts will be issued in July and are due for payment by 31 August 2018.

Dog owners are asked to ensure that contract officers can access your property’s water meter without interference from your dog. Overgrown or buried water meters can also cause problems and may result in incorrect readings being registered. Please make sure your water meter is accessible at all times.

Please contact Council Customer Services on 6566 3200 for more information.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Works on Tozer Street, West Kempsey continue this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Install kerbs and construct road approaches on Nulla Nulla Creek Road as part of McIntyres Bridge replacement; install headstocks on Schmidts Road as part of Schmidts Bridge works; restore approaches and install guardrail on Knauers Bridge on Kinchela Creek Left Bank Road
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Structures maintenance
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance and replacement: Pour footpaths and form pedestrian ramps on Michael Place, South West Rocks as part of stormwater pipe defect rectification; backfill and restore pavement on Memorial Avenue, Kempsey; backfill and restore pavement on George Hardiman Avenue, West Kempsey; backfill and restore pavement on Frank Archibald Street, Greenhill
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Gowings Hill Road, Marys Bay Road and in Kundabung area
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Construct permanent concrete median islands on Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Marsh Street); remove failed kerb and gutter and prep for replacement on Tozer Street east (Elbow Street to Kemp Street); extend pipe culverts on Plummers Lane (Macleay Valley Way to 1.2km) and strip vegetation/soil from shoulders; bitumen seal Sherwood Road (Ronella Drive to Hillview Drive) as part of rehabilitation works
  • Gravel resheeting: Menarcobrinni Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Five Day Creek Road, Mooneba Road, Airport Road and Warneton Road
  • Roadside slashing: Plummers Lane, Stuarts Point Road, West Kempsey area and Macleay Valley Way (north to Frederickton)
  • Other works:
    • Continue drainage, backfill kerb and commence bottle shop and service station concrete works on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey (Nicholson Street to Yarravel Street)
    • Remove and replace failed concrete pavement on Macleay Valley Way, Bellimbopinni
    • Mill existing sealed shoulders and replace Macleay Valley Way (Bellimbopinni to Plummers Lane) with asphalt

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
T6-16-263 Lot 1 DP1091221
1749 Macleay Valley Way 
Continued Use of an existing structure as a truck depot
T6-18-43 Lot 80 DP1160308
497 Macleay Valley Way
South Kempsey
Tree removal
T6-18-118 Lot 521 DP841584
138A Theresa Street
South Kempsey
Detached studio
T6-18-136 Lot 14 DP237014
484 Fishermans Reach Road
Fishermans Reach
Two storey dwelling, earthworks and tree removal (staged)
T6-18-167 Lot 182 DP801364
179 Link Road
Additions & alterations to existing dwelling
Rev 01
Lot 31 DP754396
Spencers Creek Road
South West Rocks
Subdivision (one lot into fifteen lots)
T6-18-175 Lot 12 DP20289
96 Kemp Street
West Kempsey
Rev 01
Lot 32 DP1168398
79 Sherwood Road
Shed with attached carport

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
T6-18-164 Lot 101 DP833435
1126 Point Plomer Road
Crescent Head
Eco-tourist facility

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.
P & J Sanger Kempsey Shire Council 30 May 2018 -
11 June 2018
T6-18-180 Lot 73 DP791311
91 Ocean Street
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 29 May 2018 -
11 June 2018
T6-18-171 Lot 60 DP754431
18 Winstead Road
Secondary dwelling D Iles Kempsey Shire Council 29 May 2018 -
11 June 2018
T6-18-177 Lot 162 DP752438
17 First Avenue
Stuarts Point
Detached dual occupancy and subdivision (one lot into two lots) Dixonbuild Pty Ltd Kempsey Shire Council 29 May 2018 -
11 June 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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