Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 17 September 2020 eNewsletter!

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Free mentoring scholarships available to local business owners 

As part of NSW Small Business Month (1-31 October), Council, with the support of the NSW Government, is offering a free scholarship program to mentor business owners in the Macleay Valley.

There are 16 places available for business owners to participate in 3 x 1-hour online sessions with business experts from the MAP Institute.

The sessions will be delivered by video conference in a small group environment.

Outcomes for attendees will be:

Business owners from all sectors are eligible to apply. Your business can be ready for growth or you may be a new business.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship contact Council on 6566 3200 and ask for Marilyn Breen to discuss the next steps. 

Get in quick as registrations close on 30 September.


Free TAFE course for hotel and hospitality employees

TAFE NSW is offering a free course for employees of local hotel and hospitality businesses to help them ensure that hygiene practices are understood to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

There are 25 fully subsidised places available for the program which will be delivered online over a period of up to 4.5 hours. 

It will focus on personal hygiene practices necessary to maintain the health of each employee as well as your customers.

By the end of the program, participants will know:

Register your interest by emailing Ben Lewis, Business Development Manager at TAFE - ben.lewis14@tafensw.edu.au


Council to sell off old assets in online auction from 18 September 

Old office furniture, vehicle parts and abandoned vehicles are among some of the items that will be listed for sale as part of Kempsey Shire Council’s online public auction.

Council are taking the opportunity to raise funds for ongoing business by selling items that are no longer required. In addition to the financial benefit the process will further Council’s commitment to reusing and repurposing materials to avoid over use of landfill.

Pickles Auctions have been engaged to facilitate the auction online from 18 September to 22 September.

For more information read this media release


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Council commits to retain character of local areas for decades to come

Council has adopted a new Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) branded ‘Your Future Macleay - Growth & Character’ which outlines a roadmap for planning in our area over the next 20 years.

The LSPS outlines the community’s economic, social, cultural and environmental land use needs and aspirations and it will be a foundation for all strategic planning for the area.

Crucially, the document details the special characteristics of 13 locations across our region, from Kempsey to South West Rocks, Bellbrook to Stuarts Point, Crescent Head to Frederickton, and outlines individual planning priorities for each of them.

For more information read this media release


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