Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 20 May 2019Mayor Liz Campbell

Photographs showcase the Macleay Valley

We all know how diverse and beautiful the Macleay Valley is but the 264 entries submitted for the I love the Macleay Valley Coast photograph competition have proven it! The quality of the photographs is surreal and I’m amazed by the way the photographers have captured the Macleay Valley.

You can have a look for yourself at an exhibition of a selection of the photos which is being showcased in the Nulla Nulla Gallery at the Slim Dusty Centre until Sunday, 16 June.

The entry cost is a gold coin which will be donated to charity.

Community Directory launch

Council is excited to be launching a new online Community Directory. I’d like to invite all not-for-profit groups and organisations across the Macleay to list and promote their services and activities.

The directory will connect the community to the wide range of arts and cultural groups, health, youth services, recreation and leisure, community services, halls and facilities and much more.

A launch and information sessions to help groups get listed on the new site will be held at the Rural Fire Service, North Street, West Kempsey on Tuesday, 11 June at 10am. We welcome all groups to attend. To RSVP, please contact Melanie Coe on 6566 3200 or via

Small contributions can do great things

It’s always nice to receive feedback from community groups who are appreciative about Council’s assistance. I received a lovely thank you letter from the First Kempsey Scouts recently about how they used their allocated funds from the Mayoral Community Fund.

The scout group purchased some much-needed equipment of three 10-man tents and a couple of double jaffle irons which I’m sure will be put to great use on their future camping trips.

Don’t forget that the 2019 Mayoral Community Fund opens in early July. I will provide more details in coming weeks.

1st Kempsey Scouts and equipmentLeaders and members of 1st Kempsey Scouts group with their new tents and jaffle irons