Extraordinary Meeting on Thursday to discuss Rise development

Published on 04 April 2023

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Kempsey Shire Council will hold a Public Forum and Extraordinary Meeting of Council on Thursday 6 April from 10am, to discuss the possibility of pursuing further legal action in the Rise Projects v Kempsey Shire Council case.

The meeting will focus solely on determining whether an appeal is a viable option after the NSW Land Environment Court ruled against the Council in March.

Additionally, on Monday 3 April, Council argued in court if partial clearing was permitted, some areas must be protected. Find out more at Partial clearing of Rise development allowed

There are limited positions to speak to Councillors at the Public Forum on the Rise Developments - Phillip Drive, South West Rocks - Lot 2 DP1091323 - CC2100097 item.

Apply to speak at a public forum

Applications will close at 8am on Thursday 6 April.

From 10am on Thursday 6 April, the public forum and meeting will be livestreamed and open to the public.

However due to the sensitive legal nature of the discussion, a large portion of the meeting will occur in confidential session. This means members of the public will be asked to leave Council Chambers and the livestream will be temporarily paused during the confidential session.

If you wish to express your views on this issue to Councillors before the meeting, you may contact them using the information provided at Mayor & Councillors