Council notices
Week commencing 25 March 2019

Horseshoe Bay Masterplan & Workshop

Following community feedback, Council has reviewed the draft Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan to ensure it meets the contemporary needs of both residents and visitors. The South West Rocks community is invited to review the draft Masterplan and find out more at a series of events taking place in April:

  • Community workshop: Thursday 4 April, 5:30pm - 8:30pm @ South West Rocks Country Club
  • Walking tours: Friday 5 April, 8am, 8:45am and 9:30am @ Horseshoe Bay Reserve
  • Council information stand: Friday 5 April, 8am - 11 am @ Horseshoe Bay Reserve
  • Online survey: Friday 5 April - 6 May 2019 on https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au 

Visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/HBR-Masterplan_Review  to RSVP for the Community Workshop and Walking Tours. You can also contact Council Customer Services on 6566 3200 to RSVP your attendance.

Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan banner

Airport documents discussion at drop-in information session

A community information session will be held on Thursday, 28 March, to assist residents interested in making submissions about the draft Kempsey Airport Noise Management Plan and Fly Neighbourly Advice which is currently on public exhibition.

Residents can drop in to Council’s Committee Room between 4:00 and 7:00pm to ask questions and seek technical advice from specialist consultants, The Airport Group. Submissions close on 1 May 2019 and will be reviewed and assessed against the draft documents before a final report is made to Council in coming months.

Kempsey Airport exterior

Public exhibition - Have your say

Draft Code of Meeting Practice

Council has considered the Office of Local Government Model Code of Meeting Practice to prepare a revised draft Code of Meeting Practice. This Code will govern how Council conducts the meetings of Kempsey Shire Council and Committees of Council where all members are Councillors.

The draft Code of Meeting Practice is currently on public exhibition. Key proposed changes include running the Public Forum the evening before the Council meeting, new provisions to mandate webcasting of Council meetings, placing time limits on Council meetings and motions to spend funds on works or services not already in the adopted Operating Plan must identify the source of funding.

Copies of the draft Code are available at Council’s Tozer Street Office or can be downloaded from the website. Submissions must be made in writing, addressed to the General Manager, by close of business Tuesday 23 April, 2019.

Stuarts Point Forshore

Stuarts Point foreshore upgrade

A draft Development Plan to upgrade the Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve including the Holiday Park is on public exhibition seeking community feedback. The upgrade includes $3.4 million of works to create a new two lane boat ramp and carpark, expanded BBQ and picnic facilities, a new playground, performance space, timber boardwalk, new amenities and new entrance and office for the Holiday Park.

The Draft Plan is available to view from Council’s engagement website https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au  or hardcopies can be viewed at Council offices and libraries. Submissions must be made in writing, addressed to the General Manager, by close of business Tuesday 23 April, 2019.

#llovetheMacleayValleyCoast

Macleay Valley Coast and Council are ushering in autumn with the launch of #llovetheMacleayValleyCoast campaign celebrating the diversity and success of local small enterprise. As part of the campaign to encourage daytrippers to our area, Council has once again made available the popular ‘I love the Macleay Valley Coast’ bumper stickers to help locals spread the word. Collect your free bumper sticker from Council’s Customer Service Centre and visit Macleay Valley Coast on Facebook, lnstagram or at www.macleayvalleycoast.com.au  to find out more.

Car window with I love the Macleay Valley Coast sticker

Weekly works schedule

Footpath maintenance and replacement

The construction of Monument Point walkway at South West Rocks continues this week

Council has several drainage, kerb and footpath replacement and maintenance projects underway as part of its 2018-19 infrastructure program.

The new Monument Point walkway is starting to take shape at Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks. Funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and a Council contribution, the staged walkway is expected to be complete by the end of July 2019, weather permitting.

New kerb and guttering is being installed in Harry Boyes Avenue, South Kempsey before road repairs can be completed. Work also continues this week on footpath infills and repairs in Straight Street, Hat Head.

The itemised list of other planned works for this week in bridge construction, flood mitigation, drainage, road resealing and maintenance, gravel road grading, slashing, open space works and other projects is available on Council’s website from Tuesdays.

Public notification of determinations of development applications - issued by Council

Determinations have been granted for the following applications:

File Applicant Location Development Decision Decision date Decision reason
T6-18-221 Mr A Addinall Lot 183 DP754441
42 Stewart Street
Crescent Head
Detached dual occupancy & subdivision (one lot Into two lots) Approved - Officer  7 March 2019 Council is satisfied that the proposal is compatible with the environmental, social, and economic values of the locality; is suitable with consideration to the constraints of the site; is compliant with the relevant legislation; and is in the public interest.
T6-18-400 Kempsey Adventist School Lots 1 & 2 DP569841
98 & 108 Crescent Head Road
South Kempsey
Additions to existing educational establishment - Creative arts lab and shade structure (Food technology building) Approved - Officer  4 March 2019 Council is satisfied that the proposal is compatible with the environmental, social, and economic values of the locality; is suitable with consideration to the constraints of the site; is compliant with the relevant legislation; and is in the public interest.
T6-19-2 Mr R A Burns Lot 1 DP1195395
245 Verges Creek Road
Verges Creek
Continued use of existing shipping containers and concept proposal - dwelling & two sheds Approved - Officer  4 March 2019 Council is satisfied that the proposal is compatible with the environmental, social, and economic values of the locality; is suitable with consideration to the constraints of the site; is compliant with the relevant legislation; and is in the public interest.
T6-19-37 Dixonbuild Pty Ltd Lot 128 DP1064436
6 Forest Place
West Kempsey
Two storey attached dual occupancy Approved - Officer  5 March 2019 Council is satisfied that the proposal is compatible with the environmental, social, and economic values of the locality; is suitable with consideration to the constraints of the site; is compliant with the relevant legislation; and is in the public interest.
T6-19-61 Mr B R Fullagar Lot 32 DP590806
122 Broughton Street
West Kempsey
Shed and water tanks Approved - Officer  4 March 2019 Council is satisfied that the proposal is compatible with the environmental, social, and economic values of the locality; is suitable with consideration to the constraints of the site; is compliant with the relevant legislation; and is in the public interest.

Determinations of development applications are available for public inspection, free of charge, during ordinary office hours at the consent authority’s principal office, at Council’s Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre, 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted).

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