Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s August 2018 eNewsletter!

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New playground to be installed in Gladstone

Proposed playground equipment

Following feedback received from the community, Council will soon progress with Stage One of the Gladstone Memorial Park upgrade.

Residents had the opportunity to provide feedback on concept plans for a proposed upgrade of the children’s playground, the amenities block and footpaths at the Gladstone Quality Markets in May as well as through ’s engagement website Your Say Macleay.

Read more about the new playground


New timber wharf for Jerseyville

New timber wharf at Jerseyville

Local and visiting boaters and fishers will be able to take advantage of better access to the Macleay River with the completion of an upgraded timber wharf at Jerseyville.

The new structure, located on Wharf Street, was completed and reopened to the public earlier this month.

Find out more information about the new wharf


Management plan for South West Rocks Pines

Affected Norfolk Island pine trees at South West Rocks

Independent testing by the Royal Botanic Garden has confirmed that at least one Norfolk Island pine tree in South West Rocks is affected by a fungal pathogen, commonly known as Norfolk Pine Canker.

To ensure the safety of the community and minimise the impact of the disease, Kempsey Shire Council has acted promptly to put in place a management plan to care for the pines.

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Community efforts recognised

Ferry Lane Memorial Avenue

Council staff have acknowledged the tireless efforts of community members attending to the maintenance of the Ferry Lane Memorial Avenue at Frederickton following a recent meeting on site.

The Ferry Lane Memorial Avenue of 27 camphor laurel trees was established in 1919 to commemorate the contributions local servicemen made during World War I.

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Local slam poets to contest NSW titles

Australian Poetry Slam at Kempsey Library

Two locals will be heading to the NSW finals of the Australian Poetry Slam, following a successful heat at Kempsey Library on Thursday 9 August.

Marketing and Seniors Librarian, Mary Williams, said the event was a huge success with 12 performers taking part in the heat with some travelling from Coffs Harbour to contest the round.

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