The Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA) is administered by Kempsey Shire Council and covers an area of 35,500 hectares. It extends from the boundary of the Nambucca Shire in the north to the Hastings Shire Council boundary at Cooperabung Mountain in the south, west to Blackbird Flat in the hinterland of the Macleay and east to the Pacific Ocean.

Kempsey Shire Council offers a service to facilitate proponents through the pre-Development Application stage to the end of the project.

Council is keen to encourage employment-generating industries and approach such applications in a constructive manner. This will result in the desired outcome achieved in the shortest possible time.

Kempsey Shire Council operates an Economic Development and Tourism unit whose role is to assist in fostering a dynamic economic environment within the Macleay Valley, one which encourages local job creation and sustainable economic growth. This unit provides a service for employment generating development by assisting the developer at the pre-lodgement stage and throughout the application process.

There are many opportunities for organisations to succeed in the Macleay Valley including a large diverse skills-based population. Kempsey Shire Council continues to provide exciting cultural and recreational amenities as well as investing in the upgrading of its commercial centres.

The commercial centres and industrial areas offer outstanding benefits to companies seeking value for dollar, assured future growth and a relaxed healthy lifestyle outside business hours.