Council notices
Week commencing 9 July 2018

Notice of proposed road names

Two currently unnamed Crown Roads located within Council boundaries in Bellbrook and Yarravel, and one currently unnamed Right of Way located within Council boundaries in Bellbrook, require naming to rectify property addressing issues and to ensure properties are clearly identifiable to emergency services.

Upon recommendation from Macleay River Historical Society, Kempsey Shire Council proposes the Crown Roads be named Burrayi Glade (Bellbrook) and Friarbird Place (Yarravel) and the Right of Way be named Dhalayi Glade (Bellbrook).

Maps showing the extents of the proposed roads can be found at

Council is calling for submissions regarding the proposed names. Submissions addressed to the General Manager should be posted to Kempsey Shire Council, PO Box 3078, West Kempsey, NSW 2440 or emailed to

Submissions close 4:30pm Monday 30 July 2018

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National Tree Day native plant & vegie giveaway

Planet Ark National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of committed environmental custodians.

Council is a proud long-time supporter of National Tree Day and will be holding a native plant and vegie giveaway this year to celebrate the initiative.

Visit Council courtyard from 10:30am on Friday 27 July to grab yourself one of the 550 free plants that will be available. You’ll also have the opportunity to go in the draw to win a fruit tree!

Watch this space for more info

What’s on at Kempsey Library

10:30am -12noon

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Wonderful world of bees
School holiday event

Thursday 19 July - 10:30am-12 noon

Why are bees so important and how do they work together to get the job done? Join Ana and Sven from Amber Drop Honey who will take us on an a bee adventure.

Look at bees close up (safely behind glass), have fun with bee-themed craft and taste some delicious honey.

This free activity is for school age children only. Bookings are limited. Contact Kempsey Library on 02 6566 3210 to RSVP.

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Christmas in July - ‘Feast of Authors’

Wednesday 25 July - 10:30am-12:30pm

Come and enjoy a delicious Christmas In July themed morning tea and hear a panel of authors discuss their careers and book inspirations at Kempsey Library’s ‘Feast of Authors’.

The event will feature acclaimed writers Fiona McArthur, Shannon Garner, Annie Seaton, Tamara McWilliam, Jenn J McLeod and Bronwyn Parry.

Bookings are required. Contact Kempsey Library on 02 6566 3210 to RSVP.

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There are new employment opportunities available at Kempsey Shire Council

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Washington Street bitumen sealing in East Kempsey
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Final trim bridge approaches at McIntyres Bridge on Nulla Nulla Creek Road and Schmidts Bridge on Schmidts Road
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Continue Clancy’s drain gate replacement works; continue Belmore/Kinchela floodgate rust prevention works
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance and replacement: Asphalt seal Gregory Street/Arthur Street, South West Rocks; continue pedestrian ramp PAMP works on Memorial Avenue/Landsborough Street, South West Rocks
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on South West Rocks streets, South West Rocks Road and Belmore River Right Bank Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Asphalt surface Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Kemp Street) and fill traffic islands with select soils; bitumen seal Tozer Street east (Elbow Street to Kemp Street); extend pipe culverts and continue shoulder widening on Plummers Lane (Macleay Valley Way to 1.2km) as part of rehabilitation works
  • Gravel resheeting: Maria River Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Armidale Road and Dungay Creek Road
  • Roadside slashing: South West Rocks Road
  • Other works:
    • Continue Caltex driveway works on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey (Nicholson Street to Yarravel Street)
    • Remove and replace failed concrete pavement on Macleay Valley Way, Bellimbopinni
    • Pour and seal of Stuarts Point footpath

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
T6-18-180 Lot 73 DP791311
91 Ocean Street
South West Rocks
Two storey dwelling
T6-18-217 Lot 112 DP1122333
Phillip Drive
South West Rocks
Golf cart storage shed

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
T6-18-230 Lot 342 DP 802850
35-39 Pacific Street
Crescent Head
Additions to existing motel (two additional rooms)

The development is integrated development and requires a bushfire safety authority from the NSW Rural Fire Service pursuant to s100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997.
MKD Architects Kempsey Shire Council 10 July 2018 - 24 July 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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