Have a yarn in our colourful Chatterbox

Published on 01 August 2022

two women standing in front of a van

Residents can expect to see the new Chatterbox van hitting the road, visiting towns and villages to help build resilient communities and provide support to those in times of need.

An exciting addition to Council, the Chatterbox van will make it easy for Council to engage with the community across Kempsey Shire and deliver preparedness programs and recovery support, particularly in the wake of unprecedented events like natural disasters.

The colourful Chatterbox van is hard to miss and is now ready to travel wherever and whenever it is needed. If you see it out and about, come have a yarn and check out this amazing new community resource. 

The Chatterbox was grant funded by the NSW Government’s Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Free youth photography workshops

It’s rare to see anyone without a smartphone these days but unlocking their full potential when it comes to taking photos can be tricky. That’s where local photographer Sharon Lamb can help.

With Council, Sharon will be hosting a series of free workshops for people aged 12 – 24 years who are keen to take great photos, with themes like capturing deadly water shots, wicked action shots and dabbling in light and dark contrasts.

Flow workshop - Sunday 7 August 10am – 12pm

Learn to take deadly water shots at Back Creek, South West Rocks.

Drift workshop - Sunday 14 August 10am – 12pm

Learn to take wicked action shots at the West Kempsey Pump Track.

Light and Dark workshops - Saturday 6, 13 or 20 August 9:30-11:30am

Capture your one-of-a-kind masterpiece at Kempsey Library.

Bookings are essential and can be made by heading to ksc.pub/youth-photo

Project Youth Workshops are funded by Kempsey Shire Council and the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme.