Council's performance and Kemp Street Sports Complex up for discussion

Published on 08 February 2023

plans for a sports field redevelopment

Amendments to the Kemp Street Sporting Complex, Council's performance in the last quarter and development activity are among the items on the agenda for Council's meeting in February.

The ordinary meeting will be held in Council Chambers from 9am on Tuesday 14 February.

You can view the February agenda and business papers at Council meeting agendas & minutes.

You can register to speak to Councillors at the Public Forum on Monday 13 February. The meeting is only held if there are registered speakers.

The meeting will be live-streamed via Council's YouTube page and on the Kempsey Shire Council website. 

How are Council's projects tracking?

Council are being asked to note the corporate performance of Council in the second quarter of the 2022-23 financial year.

The performance is measured in the following documents: 

  • Quarterly Budget Review Statements,
  • 2022-23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan,
  • Financial Sustainability Program Status Report,
  • 2022-23 Key Performance Indicators Report, and
  • Grants Status Summary.

The reporting includes an update on the status of the 164 actions outlined in the 2022-23 Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

16 projects are listed as ‘Behind Schedule’, mainly due to resource limitations, external supplier delays or weather-related issues.

Status  Environment Economy  Community  Leadership  Total 
 Completed  1  1 1 3 6
 In Progress 55 31 32 18 136
Not started 1 1     2
 Behind  9 5 2   16
 Deferred 2 1 1 4
 Total 68 38 36 22 164


Amendments to Kemp Street Sports Complex Master Plan

Councillors will determine whether to consult with users of the Kemp Street Sports Complex on proposed amendments to the Kemp Street Sports Complex Master Plan.

A local sports club committee has asked Council to remove the proposed new turf wicket and multi-sport area. The club expressed that their extended pre-season and summer activities taking place on the football (soccer) fields will be adversely impacted by the cricket facilities. 

The club also provided its yearly schedule of extended usage of the fields and expressed that cricket would be unable to use the turf wicket sufficiently to justify its maintenance. 

The recommendation from staff to Council is to carry out the review and consultation with the cricket groups and the football club.

Development activity between October and December 2022

Each quarter staff report on development activity and any planning approvals that include changes to the Kempsey Local Environmental Plan. 

The report includes the number of development applications determined, their approximate value and the number of dwellings approved.

Council is being asked to receive and note the Quarterly Development Activity Statistics & Local Environmental Plan Variations for the second quarter of the 2022-23 financial year.

Month Number of development applications determined Approximate value of approvals Approximate number of new dwellings approved


35 $6.2 million 12


39 $8.6 million
December 30 $13.3 million 18
Quarterly totals 104 $28.1 million 38


Order of Business considered in open session

10.1 Planning Proposal PP-2022-4108 Lot 1 Beranghi Road, Crescent Head

10.2 2022-23 Quarter 2 Corporate Performance Report

10.3 Kemp St Sports Complex Masterplan - Proposed Amendment

10.4 2024 Local Government Elections

10.5 Slim Dusty Centre - Transfer of Ownership

10.6 Cities Power Partnership

10.7 Delayed Commencement of April 2022 Ordinary Meeting

10.8 Development Activity and LEP Variations - Quarterly Snapshot - 2nd Quarter 2022/2023

10.9 Statement of Cash and Investments - December 2022 and January 2023

More information

You can read the detailed agenda and reports in the business papers

The meeting will be live-streamed via Council's YouTube page and on the Kempsey Shire Council website.