Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 22 July 2019Mayor Liz Campbell

Australia Day Awards Committee nominations are now open

Kempsey Shire Council is calling for nominations from community members and representatives of groups interested in joining the Australia Day Awards Committee. Council is inviting up to five community members to join the Australia Day Committee under the requirements of a revised charter that was adopted by Council at its April meeting.

This is an exciting opportunity for people who are interested in participating in reviewing how the Shire’s Australia Day Awards event is promoted, being involved in the planning of the associated events and taking an active role in determining award recipients.

Under the new charter, the Committee will comprise the Mayor, one Councillor, one Council staff member and up to five community representatives.

The Australia Day Awards are a true testament to the tireless efforts and outstanding contributions local people make to our Shire. Ideally, the new community representatives will have demonstrated a broad community focus and want to work constructively to revitalise the way that we celebrate local success stories.

If you would like to be a part of the Australia Day Committee, please read the Committee selection criteria by visiting Council’s website - . If you meet the criteria and you would like to be considered for the role, simply complete the online form - the closing date is Wednesday, 7 August 2019.

Appointments to the Australia Day Awards Committee are expected to be made in late August with a final report presented to the Tuesday, 17 September Council Ordinary meeting.

Mayoral Community Fund is closing soon

This is a friendly reminder that the Mayoral Community Fund is closing this Wednesday, July 24. Community groups, individuals and organisations are encouraged to apply for funds for upcoming programs, events or projects that help build a supportive and connected Macleay Valley community.

This is a great opportunity to apply for funding assistance to help finish that community
project, kick-start that planned event or you may simply need to update some equipment used for a local activity.

For details, download the application form at or contact Customer Services on 6566 3200

Mayor Campbell with the 2019 Australia Day Award winnersThe 2019 Australia Day Award winners