Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 4 September 2020 eNewsletter!

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Road inspection vehicle

Shire’s road and footpath network under inspection

Council is currently undertaking a detailed video imaging and condition assessment of the shire’s 1250km road network and 73km of footpaths and shared access ways.

The inspection work is being undertaken by Council’s asset inspection contractor, Infrastructure Management Group, as part of an asset management initiative.

Residents may notice camera-equipped inspection vehicles travelling on local roads and quad bike style inspection vehicles on public footways over the coming weeks while the assessment is carried out

For more information read this media release


Mattys Flat floating pontoon

Closure of Mattys Flat floating pontoon

The floating pontoon at Mattys Flat will be closed from 14-16 September for the construction of a replacement pontoon.

Residents and visitors are advised that the southern boat ramp will also be closed for the duration of these works so that Council can safely access the site.

Council apologies for any inconvenience while these works are underway.


Tree seedlings

Join a free Tree Planting for Success workshop

Council are offering free places in two Tree Planting for Success classes as part of the Strength, Support and Community events.

Strength, Support and Community is a program of free resilience focused events being run by Council’s dedicated Recovery unit.

If you would like to improve the success rate of your tree plantings, or just know how to start, this workshop is for you. 

Run in partnership with the Macleay Landcare Network, you will learn all about the steps to successfully establish tree plantings on your property, selecting the rights species for your property and intended purpose, through to planting and maintenance of the trees.

There are two classes and you only need to attend one:

Each household is entitled to $150.00 worth of free trees upon completion of the workshop.

If you would like to attend the Tree Planting for Success workshop or one of the other events - from yoga and boot camps to CPR and cooking classes. To register visit https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/recovery  and go to item number 12 or call the Recovery Hub on 6566 3200


New cabin being unloaded at Crescent Head Holiday Park

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 project page 


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