Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 16 July 2020 eNewsletter!

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Artist's concept drawing - BMX pump track

New BMX pump track for West Kempsey 

Bike enthusiasts are invited to have their say on the design for a new BMX asphalt pump track on the corner of Sea and Leith Streets, West Kempsey.

A pump track is a type of off-road terrain for cycle sports such as bikes, scooters, rollerblades and skateboards and consists of a circuit of banked turns and humps.

Council has engaged with young people, residents, services and NSW Police regarding the development and is interested in hearing from the rest of the community about the draft design.  

The community will have the opportunity to ask questions about the development at a Council information stall at the Salvation Army Building on Leith Street, West Kempsey on Tuesday 21 July from 3pm-5pm.

To view the draft designs and read the project background visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/bmx-pump-track 

Feedback will inform the final designs that will be reported to the August Council meeting for adoption. Submissions can be made until Monday 27 July.


Aerial view of Back Creek footbridge

Have your say on revised plan for Back Creek foreshore carpark
and open space area

Council is seeking community feedback on a revised plan for the Back Creek foreshore carpark area.

The initial plans for the area, designed by Royal HaskoningDHV in 2017, assisted Council in attracting grant funding to deliver these upgrades.

However, following community feedback and a review of the original plan, revised concept design options were developed for the area in the immediate vicinity of the footbridge.

Following the June 2020 Council meeting it was resolved that the preferred design option be placed on public exhibition for community feedback.

The revised design plan includes:

For more information and to provide your feedback visit  https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/backcreek-upgrades  

Submissions are open until 4:30pm Friday 7 August.


Kemp Street amenities building

One week left to 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 Street Sports Complex Masterplan and the Service Clubs Park Masterplan up until 4:30pm on Friday 24 July.

To view the Kemp Street Sports Complex draft visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/kempsportcomplex 

To view the Service Clubs Park draft visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/service-clubs-park 


Australian of the Year Awards recipeients

Nominations open for Australian of the Year 2021 awards 

Who are the individuals you’ve been inspired by or who have made you proud in the past year? Who inspires you to reflect, respect and celebrate what it means to be Australian?

Nominations for the 2021 Australian of the Year Awards are currently open and it’s time to nominate someone you admire for the titles of Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.

Nominating is easy and can be done online at  www.australianoftheyear.org.au  

Nominations close at midnight 31 July 2020


Willawarrin High Tea poster

Upriver residents affected by the bushfires are invited to attend a High Tea at the Willawarrin Hall on Wednesday 22 July from 9am-11am. 

Residents will have the opportunity to check out the newly revamped hall, chat about their recovery journey with Council staff, receive information and connect with their community. 

For more information and to RSVP contact Council on 6566 3200 and ask for Chontelle Shore. 

For more information on Council’s Recovery programs, services and support visit the Recovery website 


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