Council notices
Week commencing 16 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

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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 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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Australian Poetry Slam & free poetry masterclass

The search is on for brave new voices to speak their minds at the Kempsey heat of Australian Poetry Slam 2018.

Contestants will have two minutes to own the stage and win over the audience with their original spoken word poetry. Judges from the audience will rate each performance and two successful wordsmiths will go on to battle it out in the state final.

Those wanting to sharpen their words before the heat are encouraged to attend a free masterclass run by the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam Adult Champion, Jesse Oliver. Masterclass attendees do not have to enter the competition but we’d love if you could stick around and check out the slam.

Both events will take place at Kempsey Shire Library on Thursday 9 August, with the masterclass from 1pm-3pm and slam heat sign ups opening at 4:30pm before the event officially kicks off at 5pm.

Bookings are required. Contact Kempsey Shire Library on 6566 3210

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Works on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey continue this week
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Final trim bridge approaches at McIntyres Bridge on Nulla Nulla Creek Road and Schmidts Bridge on Schmidts Road then demolish old bridges
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Continue Belmore/Kinchela floodgate rust prevention works
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance and replacement: Asphalt seal Gregory Street/Arthur Street, South West Rocks; await Telstra pit to be raised then continue pedestrian ramp PAMP works on Memorial Avenue/Landsborough Street, South West Rocks
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on South West Rocks streets, Plummers Lane, Summer Island Road and Smithtown Road
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Asphalt surface Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Marsh Street); install median islands on Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Kemp Street); extend box culvert and continue rehabilitation works on Plummers Lane (Macleay Valley Way to 1.2km)
  • Gravel resheeting: Maria River Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Dungay Creek Road and Willi Willi Road (Sherwood Road to Turners Flat Road)
  • Other works:
    • Backfill kerb and asphalt parking lane on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey (Nicholson Street to Yarravel Street - west side)
    • Form and pour kerb return and excavate pavement on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey (Yarravel Street to Middleton Street - west side)
    • Remove and replace failed concrete pavement on Macleay Valley Way, Bellimbopinni

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
T6-18-232 Lot 161 DP545982
8 Marriott street
South West Rocks
Change of use from detached garage to a secondary dwelling and attached carport Momentum Project Solutions Kempsey Shire Council 17 July 2018 - 30 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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