Council notices
Week commencing 7 October 2019

Jessie - red Kelpie dog

Pet of the week

Ruby is an 18 month old female Kelpie cross. This gorgeous girl is very affectionate, friendly with other dogs and already has some obedience so will go a long way with an owner who can give her the attention she needs. Ruby has loads of energy so would suit an owner with a farm or someone who can give her lots of regular exercise. Ruby is not currently microchipped or desexed and requires registration to be adopted.

To rehome Ruby, read the impounded animals page on Council’s website at www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/pound then contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 6566 3200 and quote Ruby’s impound number, 11003

International Day of People With Disability events

Disabled girl with paint on hands

Big Day Out - Riverside Park, Kempsey
10am-2pm, Tuesday 3 December

A free day of festival fun for all ages! There will be fun activities for people of all abilities and information stalls for disability service providers and other organisations in the Macleay.

Glitz & Glamour Ball - Slim Dusty Centre, South Kempsey
6pm-11pm, Saturday 7 December

An evening full of entertainment and dancing in an accessible environment with dinner and complimentary drink on arrival. This event is 18+.

Tickets are $70 or $35 with a health care/concession card available from Kempsey Shire Council Customer Service Centre or Key Employment.

For more information, contact Stephen Neale at Kempsey Shire Council on 6566 3220 or stephen.neale@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

Small Business Month 2019 banner

As part of Small Business Month, Kempsey Shire Council, in partnership with NORTEC, present the Macleay Valley Business Workshop Series and Business Expo.

Thursday 17 October, 11am-5:45pm
Kempsey Macleay RSL Club

Register before 5pm on Tuesday 15 October by phoning Kristy Forche-Baird at Kempsey Shire Council on 6566 3113 or email kristy.forche-baird@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

Projects open for feedback on Your Say Macleay
http://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au 

Kempsey Post office

Draft Lower Macleay Flood Study

Council is seeking community feedback on the Draft Lower Macleay Flood Study which uses detailed modelling and data review to outline the nature and extent of the flood problem in the lower Macleay.

The Study is currently on public exhibition, with copies available in Council’s Tozer Street office and library. Further background information, video modelling and summaries are available at https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/draft-lower-macleay-flood-study 

A community information session will be held on Tuesday October 15 in the function room of the Gladstone Heritage Hotel. Senior staff and the study authors will be available to answer questions and explain the technical data anytime between 5pm and 7pm. Submissions can be made online via Your Say Macleay or by writing to Council.

Submissions close Monday 28 October 2019.

Draft Community Engagement Strategy

Council staff with woman

Are you passionate about the community and how to be involved in having a say?

Council have drafted a Community Engagement Strategy that outlines our engagement principles, the approach taken to engagement and the actions we propose to take to improve our practices.

Go to https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/draft-communityengagement-strategy  to read the draft strategy and have your say on the future of community engagement.

Submissions close Friday 18 October 2019.

Weekly works schedule

Installation of piles at Back Creek will continue this week as part of the construction of a new footbridge.

The construction compound is in place, the installation of new piling is underway and the new Back Creek footbridge at South West Rocks is scheduled to be completed by Christmas.

It’s a busy area during this school holiday period. Council is asking pedestrians and motorists to take care, slow down and be aware of instructions from the bridge crews, particularly for those in the water.

All the details about the build are available on Council’s website at www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/back-creek

The itemised list of other planned infrastructure works for this week including road construction and rehabilitation, unsealed road grading, flood mitigation and more is available on Council ’s website from Mondays at www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/works

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
T6-18-416 Architects Nicholas & Associates Lot 132 DP707345
12 Gregory Street
South West Rocks
Shop top housing comprising 32 units Approved - Officer 19 September 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.
T6-19-221 Mr D J Harms Lot 6 & 7 DP810858
79 & 81 West Street
South Kempsey
Storage unit facility - staged Approved - Officer 18 September 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.
T6-19-249 Trabor Pty Ltd Lot 102 DP754423
Kinchela
Flood mound Approved - Officer 19 September 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
T6-19-257 Southwell E & Southwell R Lot 1 DP257359
169 Gregory Street
South West Rocks
Alterations & additions to existing two storey dwelling Approved - Officer 20 September 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.
T6-19-275 Mrs E J Harriott Lot 296 DP754396
35 McIntyre Street
South West Rocks
Additions to existing dwelling (rear deck and stairs) Approved - Officer 20 September 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.
T6-19-283 Mr D J Notley Lot 331 DP837653
55 Brushbox Crescent
Yarravel
Shed Approved - Officer 19 September 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.
T6-19-193 Rev 02 Sea Spirit Lifestyle South West Rocks Pty Ltd Lot 2 DP1229162
52 Belle O’Connor Street
South West Rocks
Dwelling Approved - Officer 19 September 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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