Council notices
Week commencing 15 April 2019

Planning Proposal - Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 2013

(Draft Amendment No. 28) - Rezone land containing the Rocks Central Shopping Centre in South West Rocks from B1 Neighbourhood Centre to B2 Local Centre

Council has prepared a Planning Proposal to amend the Kempsey Local Environmental Plan (KLEP) 2013 (Amendment No.28).

The Planning Proposal applies to Lot 231 DP754396 and adjoining road, located at 255-279 Gregory Street, South West Rocks. The Planning Proposal seeks the following amendment to KLEP 2013:

  • Rezone the identified land from B1 Neighbourhood Centre to B2 Local Centre

The Planning Proposal will be on exhibition from Tuesday 16 April, 2019 until Tuesday 14 May, 2019.

The Planning Proposal is available for viewing and downloading on Council’s website at

Enquiries regarding the Planning Proposal can be made at the Customer Services Centre of Kempsey Council at 22 Tozer Street West Kempsey between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Submissions to the Planning Proposal should be addressed to the General Manager and may be made electronically to or in hard copy to PO Box 3078 West Kempsey, 2440. All submissions should be received before 4:30pm on 14 May 2019.

Please note that any submission received by Council may be made publicly available.

A person who makes a written submission to a planning 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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Business Confidence & Visitor Satisfaction surveys

Council is asking local business owners and visitors to the Macleay to share their thoughts and preferences for the future via two online surveys. The Business Confidence and Visitor Satisfaction surveys are designed to gather valuable feedback that will go on to inform Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategy.

The Business Confidence survey, open until Tuesday 30 April, will assist Council to better understand the needs and aspirations of our local business community and help prioritise activities to stimulate economic growth. The Visitor Satisfaction survey will test visitor perceptions of, and satisfaction with, their experiences visiting the Macleay Valley Coast, and closes Sunday 12 May 2019.

Both surveys are now open on Council’s community engagement website, Your Say Macleay. Visit 

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I Love the Macleay Valley Coast photo competition

Enter the #IlovetheMacleayValleyCoast photo comp to win some great prizes including an Akubra Hat, coffee table photography book and a tin of Milo!

Visit  for how to enter

Weekly works schedule

Gravel road maintenance grading

Grading works on Willi Willi Road will be complete this week

Council maintains a large network of unsealed gravel roads and grades approximately 800 kilometres each year.

The maintenance scheduled is prioritised according to several factors including safety, risk and traffic volume.

This week our crews will be completing maintenance grading along Maria River Road and Willi Willi Road between Sherwood and Turners Flat Road.

Grading work will also begin along Collombatti Road, Point Plomer Road and Turners Flat Road.

The itemised list of other planned works for this week in bridge construction, flood mitigation, drainage, kerb and footpath maintenance, road resealing, bitumen road construction, roadside 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
T6-19-12 Matto Luke Corp Pty Ltd t/a Adenbrook Homes Lot 10 DP1214925
15 Prior Circuit
West Kempsey
Dwelling & subdivision (one lot Into two lots) Approved - Officer 26 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.
T6-18-427 Rev 01 Matto Luke Corp Pty Ltd t/a Adenbrook Homes Lot 16 DP1156464
22 Tallowwood Place
South West Rocks
Dwelling Approved - Officer 27 March 2019 Modified Consent

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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