Council notices
Week commencing 3 June 2019

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Biodiversity Strategy

With more than 2,500 plant and animal species and 16 threatened ecological communities, the Macleay Valley is home to a unique and rich biodiversity. To ensure this natural environment is properly managed and conserved for future generations, Kempsey Shire Council is developing a draft Biodiversity Strategy.

A discussion paper has been released on Council’s community engagement website, Your Say Macleay, to give the community an opportunity to comment on planning for biodiversity conservation and management within the Kempsey Shire.

Visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/biodiversity-strategy  to have your say before Friday 14 June.

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Kempsey Community Directory launch

Are you a community group or not-for-profit organisation that provides services to the Macleay? Come to the launch of Council’s new Kempsey Community Directory on Tuesday 11 June from 10am-12 noon at Kempsey RFS on North Street, West Kempsey.

Find out how to get your organisation, sports group, agency or not-for-profit listed and promoted free!

RSVP Melanie Coe by Thursday 6 June on melanle.coe@ kempsey.nsw.gov.au or contact Council Customer Services on (02) 6566 3200 for more information.

Apply for ClubGRANTS funding

Each year through ClubGRANTS, clubs across NSW provide funding to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups and charities. The Kempsey Macleay ClubGRANTS Committee is made up of Kempsey Macleay RSL, Kempsey Heights Grand United Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd and South West Rocks Country Club.

The Kempsey Macleay ClubGRANTS round for Category 1 projects and services is now open. To be eligible for Category 1 funding you must be a not-for-profit organisation and provide one or more of the following to the Kempsey Macleay community:

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  • Welfare and social services
  • Community development services
  • Employment assistance activities
  • Community health services
  • Projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people

Be quick! Applications close 10pm on Sunday 23 June 2019. Visit www.clubsnsw.com.au  or call Council Customer Services on 6566 3200 for more information.

Want to know more about aged care and estate planning? Come along to Kempsey Shire Library on Thursday 27 June for this free two session seminar run by Centrelink.

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Session 1 from 10am will cover aged care topics including:

  • Home care and residential aged care
  • Options for your former home and pension issues
  • Entry into different levels of care
  • Fees and charges

Session 2 from 11:45am will cover estate planning and include:

  • Intestacy and wills
  • Guardianship and enduring power of attorney
  • The role of insurance and estate planning within your financial plan

Please note bookings are essential for this seminar. Contact Centrelink on 136 357 to book.

For more information about this seminar, visit www.humanservices.gov.au/fis 

Weekly works schedule

Edge break repairs have been completed
along Hat Head Road.

Several bitumen road maintenance projects are underway across Kempsey Shire as part of Council’s $4.36 million sealed road network renewal and rehabilitation program.

Edge break repairs have been completed along Hat Head Road and resealing will get underway in the Belmore River and Kinchela areas this week.

Bitumen shoulder maintenance work will also begin along sections of Macleay Valley Way.

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

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
T6-18-364 Mr M A Morrison Lot 7 DP262433
15-29 Reginald Ward Street
South Kempsey
Additions To existing educational facility Approved - Officer 15 May 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.
T6-19-69 Wight A & Wight T Lot 23 DP809807
23 Roy Lewis Close
South Kempsey
Subdivision (one lot into two lots) Approved - Officer 17 May 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.
T6-19-129 Mr L C Brown Lot 5 DP1035845
314 Spooners Avenue
Collombatti
Shed Approved - Officer 15 May 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.
T6-19-131 Dennis Partners Pty Ltd Lot 23 DP1104896
23 James Grimwade Place
East Kempsey
Shed Approved - Officer 13 May 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.
T6-19-132 Mr J C Stevens Lot 11 DP5202
17 Park Avenue
West Kempsey
Addition to carport Approved - Officer 17 May 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.
T6-19-133 Matto Luke Corp Pty Ltd t/a Adenbrook Homes Lot 1 DP1168206
34 Hillview Drive
Yarravel
Dwelling Approved - Officer 16 May 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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