Council notices
Week commencing 10 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.

Kundabung Community Catch-up

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Council’s next Community Catch-up will be held in Kundabung on Thursday 27 June from 5pm to 7pm at Kundabung Hall.

Less formal than a Council meeting, the Catch-ups involve Councillors and senior Council staff out in the community inspecting sites of interest, answering questions and building relationships. They are designed to give residents the opportunity to find out more about projects and priorities specific to their area of the Macleay.

Residents attending the Catch-up are encouraged to submit their Kundabung-related questions for discussion via Council’s community engagement website, Your Say Macleay.

Visit yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/community-catch-ups 

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

Kerb and guttering and stormwater drainage work continues
at Lachlan and Carri streets, South Kempsey.

Council has several drainage, kerb and footpath maintenance and replacement projects underway across the Kempsey Shire.

Work continues on stage 3 of stormwater drainage replacement and kerb and gutter repairs on the corner of Lachlan and Carri streets, South Kempsey.

The staged construction of the Horseshoe Bay walkway is also progressing with further work on stone seating and retaining walls scheduled for this week.

The itemised list of other planned works for this week in bridge construction, flood mitigation maintenance, road resealing, 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
T6-19-54 Mr J M Farrell Lot 8 DP249690
402 Gowings Hill Road
Dondingalong
Subdivision (one lot Into two lots) and detached dual occupancy Approved - Officer 21 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.
T6-19-87 Mr G Stulle Lot 1 DP1129009
2-14 Belgrave Street
Kempsey
Additions to retail shopping centre - balcony & awning (Shop 3) Approved - Officer 22 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.
T6-19-92 King & Campbell Consulting Surveyors Lot 1 DP70319
26-28 Smith Street
Kempsey
Change of use - retail to business - kiosk and signage Approved - Officer 20 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.
T6-19-112 Mr B J Brazer & Mrs C Stephens Lot 12 Sec 11 DP758505
21 Creek Street
Hat Head
Additions to existing dwelling Approved - Officer 20 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.
T6-19-136 Hope J & Bellis E Lot 11 DP1014666
Neville Morton Drive
Crescent Head
Change of use of existing shed to a dwelling and additions and alterations and dam Approved - Officer 21 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.
T6-18-32 Rev 01 Paul Smith Building Design Lot 25 DP2098
18 Carrington Street
West Kempsey
Alterations and additions to existing two storey dwelling Approved - Officer 20 May 2019 Modified DA
T6-19-139 Norberry M & Daley L c/- PPLAN Lot 146 DP1154042
24 Acacia Place
Yarravel
Dwelling Approved - Officer 22 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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