Council notices
Week commencing 30 July 2018

Proposed road closings under Section 38B Roads ACT 1993

In pursuance of the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, notice is hereby given that Kempsey Shire Council proposes to close the Council public roads described in the Schedules below.

Schedule 1

All that part of Marramah Street, West Kempsey situated to the north of Queen Street. Upon closure of the road, Council intends to retain the land for operational purposes being a service corridor to the, presently under construction, Central Kempsey Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Schedule 2

Approximately 350 metres of the unformed Nulla Nulla Creek Road directly south of Schmidts Access Road. Upon closure of the road, Council intends to give the land as compensation under s.44 of the Roads Act 1993. The proposed closure does not impact on the movement of vehicles along the bitumen sealed Nulla Nulla Creek Road.

Schedule 3

Approximately 1.3 kilometres of the unformed McIntyres Road commencing at its intersection with Nulla Nulla Creek Road. Upon closure of the road, Council intends to give the land as compensation under s.44 of the Roads Act 1993. The proposed closure does not impact on the movement of vehicles along the existing track in use known as McIntyres Road.

Plans showing the extent of the proposed closure are available on Council’s website

Interested persons are hereby invited to make submissions concerning the proposal. Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager and posted to PO Box 3078, West Kempsey NSW 2440, or delivered to Council Customer Services at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey.

All submissions must be received before 4:30pm Monday 27 August 2018.

Please note that under the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, such submissions may be referred to third parties for consideration.

Once the submission period is completed, Kempsey Shire Council will consider all duly made submissions before deciding whether to continue with the road closure proposal.

Please direct any enquiries to enquiries to Ian Russell on 02 6566 3200

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Local Government Week 2018

Montage of Local Government Week activities

Local Government Week 2018 runs from 30 July to 5 August and aims to promote the important services Kempsey Shire Council provides to residents, ratepayers and businesses. This year’s theme is ‘The Power of Community’ and Council will be holding events throughout the week to celebrate and inform.

Boyters Lane Wetlands tour
Friday 3 August, 10am

A free tour of Boyters Lane Wetlands will be held on Friday 3 August at 10am. The tour will be lead by Senior Natural Resources Officer, Ron Kemsley who will provide fantastic insight into the bird life, natural beauty and history of the area.

Council @ Kempsey Riverside Market
Saturday 4 August

Be sure to visit the Council stall at Kempsey Riverside Market on Saturday 4 August where there will be plenty of giveaways. Staff will also be available to answer any questions.

Capture The Macleay photography competition
Monday 30 July - Thursday 30 August

Take part in Council’s Capture The Macleay photography competition. From Monday 30 July post your best snaps of the Macleay Valley illustrating the power of community to Instagram. Be sure to have your Instagram profile set to public and hashtag your images #CaptureTheMacleay #LGWeek2018 to be in the running.

Stay up-to-date with Local Government Week events via Council’s Facebook page

Events on at Kempsey Library
Contact the library on 6566 3210 to RSVP

Annie Seaton author talk
Monday 6 August, 10:30am

Cover of Whitsunday Dawn

Best selling author Annie Seaton will be visiting Kempsey Shire Library to discuss her latest novel, Whitsunday Dawn.

Set against the far North Queensland landscape, this is the story of two women, separated by history, drawn to Whitsunday Island where their futures will be changed forever.

Copies of the books will be available to buy on the day and light refreshments will be provided.

Australian Poetry Slam - Kempsey Heat
Thursday 9 August, 4:30pm

Contestants will have two minutes to own the stage and win over the audience with their original spoken word poetry at the Kempsey heat of Australian Poetry Slam.

Judges from the audience will rate each performance and two successful wordsmiths will go on to battle it out in the state final.

Heat sign ups open at 4:30pm and the event officially kicks off at 5pm.

Weekly works schedule

This week our crews will be working on:

Linemarking on Tozer Street is now complete
  • Bridge construction/maintenance: Continue final trim and seal of bridge approaches at McIntyres Bridge on Nulla Nulla Creek Road and Schmidts Bridge on Schmidts Road; install decking at Jerseyville Wharf
  • Flood mitigation maintenance: Continue Belmore/Kinchela floodgate rust prevention works
  • Drainage/kerb/footpath maintenance and replacement: Construct low retaining block wall on Memorial Avenue/Landsborough Street, South West Rocks as part of PAMP works; replace failed footpath on Sea Street, West Kempsey (at courthouse)
  • Bitumen road resealing/maintenance: Pothole patching on Crescent Head streets, South West Rocks streets and South West Rocks carparks
  • Bitumen road construction/rehabilitation: Install median islands on Tozer Street (Elbow Street to Kemp Street); place and compact base material on Plummers Lane (Macleay Valley Way to Menarcobrinni Road) and extend box culvert, excavate shoulders and widen pavement on Plummers Lane (Menarcobrinni Road eastward) as part of rehabilitation works
  • Gravel resheeting: Maria River Road
  • Gravel road maintenance grading: Willi Willi Road (Sherwood Road to Turners Flat Road)
  • Roadside slashing: Crescent Head area
  • Other works:
    • Form and pour kerb return on Lachlan Street, South Kempsey works (Yarravel Street to Middleton Street – west side)
    • Prepare Lachlan Street, South Kempsey for kerb and gutter and modify drainage as part of Middleton Street roundabout construction
    • Modify linemarking on Macleay Valley Way, Bellimbopinni as part of concrete pavement repairs