Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 3 July weekly update!

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Kemp Street sporting facilities

Have your say on Kemp Street Sports Complex and Service Clubs Park masterplans 

The first enclosed off leash dog park in the Shire and walking/running tracks are among some of the changes included across two draft masterplans for the Kemp Street Sports Complex and Service Clubs Park.

Developed with local user and sporting groups, the plans outline the current and future uses, the priorities, and aspirations for both sites.

Key upgrades proposed under the plans include:

Kemp Street Sports Complex

Service Clubs Park

Residents can provide feedback on the Kemp St Sports Complex Masterplan and the Service Clubs Park Masterplan up until 4:30pm on Friday 24 July.


Aerial map of Point Plomer Road works

Point Plomer Road Sealing - Review of Environmental Factors open for comment

A Review of Environmental Factors for the sealing of Point Plomer Road is now open for community comment and feedback.

After extensive consideration of the issue, Council resolved in October 2018 to seal two gravel sections of Point Plomer Road to the north of Big Hill, totalling 6.2km in length. 

Council recognises that the surrounding environment is of high value and cultural significance, which is why this comprehensive environmental assessment process has been undertaken in compliance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act.

Specialist consultants, GHD, were engaged to conduct the review and provide the report.

To view the draft documents on Council’s website visit www.kempsey.nsw.gob.au/public-exhibition

Submissions close on Thursday, 30 July 2020


People outside Willawarrin Community Hall

Much-needed renovations to Willawarrin Hall complete 

It has been used for weddings, funerals, market days as well as being home to the town’s library - and now the Willawarrin community hall is reopening its doors after much-needed renovations.

The community hall, the heart of Willawarrin and a vital resource in the bushfire evacuation and recovery, will open on Wednesday just in time for Kempsey Shire Council’s outreach program and library day.

Read more at yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/recovery 


Exterior of Kempsey Library

Changes to Customer Service Centre and Kempsey Shire Library operations

In line with the NSW Government’s amendments to COVID-19 restrictions, Council’s Customer Service Centre and Kempsey Shire Library branches increased some operations from July 1. 

The Customer Service Centre on Tozer Street has increased its face-to-face opening hours from three to five days a week, operating between 10am-2pm.

Kempsey, Stuarts Point and South West Rocks libraries are open for all services subject to some restrictions. The branch at Hat Head remains closed.

Restrictions include reduced hours, limitations on the number of people inside at once and time limits on some services.

Use of the library is subject to strict enforcement of public health guidelines including social distancing and public hygiene. The opening hours are:

To read more visit the Kempsey Library website


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