Council notices
Week commencing 11 June 2018

Bitou Bush aerial spraying

Council will be aerial spraying the high priority weed Bitou Bush on Stuarts Point Beach throughout June, weather permitting.

The spraying will be done with the chemical Roundup which is registered to control Bitou Bush. This work is to reduce Bitou Bush infestations on the coastline and promote the revegetation of native species.

Some beach accesses will be closed for a short period of time while the works are taking place. Council apologises for any inconvenience resulting from this work.

If you have any concerns, or for further information, please contact Council Customer Services on 6566 3200

May Gibbs exhibition at Kempsey Library

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie poster

A century on from when her adorable gumnut babies first found their way into the hearts of Australians, children’s book author and illustrator May Gibbs will be celebrated at Kempsey Library this month.

Her iconic works, featuring Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia, will be on exhibition at the library from Saturday 16 June to Thursday 28 June. Entry is free.

Contact Kempsey Shire Library on 6566 3210 for more information

Roadworks rescheduled

Asphalt resurfacing works scheduled to take place on the corner of Elbow and River streets on Sunday 3 June have been postponed until Sunday 17 June due to the recent wet weather.

During the works, through traffic on Elbow/River streets between Harold Walker Street and Marsh Street will not be possible. Detours via Marsh and Harold Walker streets or Tozer Street will be available.

Residents and businesses in Elbow Street will be able to access their property from Tozer Street. Residents in River Street will be able to access their properties from Marsh Street.

Traffic control will be in place as required. Motorists are requested to follow instructions from traffic controllers at all times.

Council appreciates the cooperation and support of local residents while the works are carried out.

Contact Council Customer Services on 6566 3200 for more information.

Free child car seat check day

The correct use and fitting of child safety seats in vehicles is vital to ensuring the security of young children in the event of a car accident.

Council, in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services, will be holding a free child safety seat checking day to assist families with the correct use and fitting of child restraints in their cars.

The event will be held at the Macleay Pensioners Hall on the corner of Clyde and Stuart streets, Kempsey on Friday 29 June from 10am to 1pm.

Bookings are essential. Please contact Council’s Community Safety Officer on 6566 3282 to book.

2018 NSW Grandparents Day event grants closing soon

Funding applications for 2018 NSW Grandparents Day events are now open through Department of Family and Community Services and close at 12pm on Friday 15 June 2018.

All not-for-profit and community organisations, schools, childcare centres, and local government authorities based in NSW are eligible to apply. Workplaces or businesses that plan activities or projects that support the needs of older people can also apply.

To find out more and make an application, visit 

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Heavy patching on Macleay Street,
East Kempsey continues this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Open McIntyres Bridge on Nulla Nulla Creek Road to the public; install kerbs, remove rock fill from creek bed and install wing walls to abutments on Schmidts Road as part of Schmidts Bridge works; form new concrete abutment as part of Jerseyville Wharf replacement
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance and replacement: Restoration and tidy up of Michael Place, South West Rocks as part of stormwater pipe defect rectification; excavate and form kerb ramps on Memorial Avenue/Landsborough Street, South West Rocks as part of new kerb ramp installation; realign kerbs and pedestrian refuge on Gregory Street/Arthur Street, South West Rocks
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Stuarts Point Road, Grassy Head Road, Maria River Road and Belmore River Left Bank Road; heavy patching on Macleay Street, East Kempsey
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Prepare, pour and backfill new kerb and gutter on Tozer Street east (Elbow Street to Kemp Street); extend pipe culverts, strip vegetation and further excavate Plummers Lane (Macleay Valley Way to 1.2km) as part of rehabilitation works; restore verges on Sherwood Road (Ronella Drive to Hillview Drive) as part of rehabilitation works
  • Gravel resheeting: Croads Lane
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Five Day Creek Road, Belgrave Falls Road, Nagles Falls Road and Yessabah Road
  • Roadside slashing: Macleay Valley Way (Kempsey to Frederickton), South West Rocks Road, West Kempsey area and Belmore River area
  • Other works:
    • Continue drainage works and pour half layback to Caltex 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
T6-13-40 Lot 71 DP754431
26 Jensens Road
Dual occupancy
T6-18-14 Lot 5 DP17596
50 Lord Street
East Kempsey
Two storey alterations and additions to existing dwelling
T6-18-67 Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3 DP1222868
Point Plomer Road
Crescent Head
Construction of council road (staged)
T6-18-114 Lot 121 DP1051855
31 Dennis Crescent
South West Rocks
Detached dual occupancy
T6-18-184 Lot 19 DP1071805
11 Bede Lawrence Close
Continued use of additions to existing dwelling
Rev 01
Lot 1961 DP620774
380 Moparrabah Road
Continued use of an existing building as a secondary dwelling
T6-18-185 Lot 4 DP1101768
79 Goulds Lane
Additions to existing dwelling
Rev 01
Lot 14 DP263927
85 Leith Street
West Kempsey
Alterations & 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
T6-18-204 Lot 2 DP29562  
6 Seaview Street
South West Rocks
Alterations and additions to existing two storey dwelling Hadlow Design Services Kempsey Shire Council 12 June 2018 -
25 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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