Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 28 August 2020 eNewsletter!

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Kempsey to host Australian premiere of Slim & I movie

Slim Dusty holds a special place in the heart of Kempsey and on Thursday 3 September the Australian and World Premiere of the feature documentary Slim & I will take place at Majestic Cinemas Kempsey with members of Slim’s family including Joy McKean and film makers in attendance.

Slim & I tells the incredible story of a partnership between Slim Dusty and the brilliant woman who lived beside, rather than behind, the legend, Australia’s own "Queen of Country Music", Joy McKean.

Council have partnered with Universal Pictures Australia and Majestic Cinemas to make this event possible. 

Residents are encouraged to attend the screening with tickets on sale now. Each ticket includes a choc top or popcorn, and drink.

Tickets are limited and bookings are essential. Tickets can be purchased via Majestic Cinemas website  or at the cinema box office.

For more information read this media release


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Local community groups invited to apply for $65,000 in funding

Community groups across the shire are being invited to put their hand up for funding for projects that will benefit residents under a new grant scheme.

Council’s new Community Grants program offers grant funding to active not-for-profit community groups so they can deliver community-led projects in a wide variety of forms that benefit the shire.

Council are calling on existing community groups to attend an information session in person or online.

Information sessions are being held on the following dates:

For more information visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/communitygrants 


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Car park closures for the installation of new holiday cabins at Crescent Head

The installation of 12 new cabins is underway in the Crescent Head Holiday Park.

To allow access for heavy vehicles bringing the cabins in and to ensure public safety, the car park will be closed between the following times and days:

Council apologies for any inconvenience and appreciates your understanding.

For more information visit the Crescent Head Holiday park upgrade project page.


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Kempsey schools take part in food waste reduction trial

Four schools in the Kempsey area are taking part in a new pilot program that aims to cut food waste in schools, help families save money, and have a positive impact on the environment, as part of Kempsey Shire Council’s involvement in the Love Food Communities program.

Every student wastes 3kg of food each year on average. In Australia each year, students throw away 3.5 million uneaten sandwiches, 3 million pieces of whole fruit and 1.3 million items of packaged foods.

The Lunchbox Leftovers pilot program will trial three interventions - Make Your Own Lunch, Take Leftovers Home and Play Before Eating.

For more information read this media release


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