Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 18 August 2020 eNewsletter!

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Woman at Bellbrook event

Free community activities kick off in Bellbrook

The first event of Council’s Recovery ‘Strength, Support and Community’ activities program was held at the Bellbrook Hall this week.

Local ladies enjoyed a cooking class, a presentation from guest speaker Maaya Eagle of Pure Radiance Ayurveda and a delicious lunch.

There are over 90 free community activities on offer as part of the program. They range from bushfire preparedness, bootcamps, yoga, cooking classes to tree plantings, there’s something for everyone.

For more information and to register visit the recovery website 


Amenities block being transported into place

Much-needed amenities for Crescent Head Aquatic Centre

Work is underway for the installation of a much-needed amenities block within the grounds of the Crescent Head Aquatic Centre on Baker Drive.

The new prefabricated facility was delivered by truck to the centre with work starting on the installation last week. It includes four showers, an accessible shower and toilet and four toilets.

The project, worth $320,000, has been fully funded under Round Two of a NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund grant.

Read more about this project 


Queen Street basketball court and shelter

Improvements to Queen Street basketball court

This week Council completed improvements to the basketball court and adjoining area in Queen Street, South Kempsey.

The work included new line marking on the basketball court, a new backboard and hoop and the installation of a picnic table, shelter and additional seating.


Kempsey Shire Council's Customer Services Centre

Changes to public forum and council meeting from 18 August 

The public forum and Council meeting public gallery attendance restrictions are being amended to ensure public health and social distancing best practice.

The following restrictions will be implemented for the Tuesday 18 August meeting:


Report koala sightings via new app

A new app is letting residents and visitors to the Kempsey Shire report any sightings of koalas in the region to help preserve and support the endangered species.

The NSW Government has rolled out the I Spy Koala app to make it easier for the community as koala season begins.

The app replaces council’s traditional koala sightings online form. 

To download the app simply visit the Apple App Store if using an iPhone or for Android devices go to the Google Play Store and search for I Spy Koala.

For more information visit our koala page 


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