Council meetings, forums & catchups

Ordinary Council meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 9.00 am in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, corner Elbow and Tozer Streets, West Kempsey. 

Meeting agendas

You can see a copy of Council’s meeting agenda:

  • on the website on the Tuesday a week before the meeting – see Meeting dates, agendas and minutes, or
  • at the Civic Centre or the Kempsey Library from the Friday before the meeting.

Matters to be considered by Council must be submitted to the General Manager at least 10 days before the meeting date.

Public attendance

Members of the public are invited to attend Council meetings and, with the Mayor’s prior approval, may address Council in the public forum session on specific topics.

If you wish to address Council, go to Apply to speak at a public forum. You can also have your say at our Community catch-ups


Under Council’s Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 354KB) a recording of each Council meeting must be published on the Kempsey Shire Council website and retained for 12 months. To access recordings, go to Meeting dates, agendas and minutes

Please note that under Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, a person must not live stream or use an audio recorder, video camera, mobile phone or any other device to make a recording of the proceedings of a meeting of Council or a committee of Council without the prior authorisation of Council or the committee.