1 September 2020 Recovery Newsletter

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Welcome to the Macleay Valley Recovery e-Newsletter

You’re receiving this email because you provided your contact details at one of our recovery events. The email is a fortnightly newsletter that we will send you containing regular updates of the programs, activities and events that are part of the Macleay Valley Recovery Action Plan. We hope you find it helpful.

Thank you, Jo McGoldrick, Recovery Coordinator


Women outside Bellbrook Hall

Community embraces program of free events 

Council’s Recovery team has been running a program of free activities to foster resilience, preparedness and a sense of connectedness across the Macleay.

The Strength, Support and Community program offers over 90 practical workshops, information sessions and wellness activities.

They range from yoga classes, tree planting days, cooking classes, boot camps, bushfire preparedness, tourism workshops, and more.

To register for any of the events and for more information visit the Recovery website 

Alternatively, pick up a program brochure from the Macleay Valley Recovery Hub, located at 57 Elbow Street, West Kempsey. The Hub is open five days a week from 10am-4pm. Or to speak to someone over the phone, call council’s Customer Service Centre on 6566 3200 and ask for someone from the Recovery team.


farm dam

Experience wildlife encounters on a local property  

Council has partnered with Macleay Landcare to deliver a free workshop and information session about wildlife in the Macleay.

On Friday 4 September, from 10am until midday, participants will have the opportunity to view a 20-hectare bush property which has been home to the Dryden family for about 20 years.

The owners were formerly wildlife carers, rehabilitating injured wildlife and actively trap feral cats. In 2007, they registered their property as a Wildlife Refuge, and recently joined the Land for Wildlife program.

The Dryden’s currently host 10 nest boxes, recently installed under a program supported by FAWNA and the Macleay Landcare.

Participants should wear enclosed shoes, bring a camp chair and drink bottle. Lunch will be provided. Council staff will meet you at the gate and show you were to park.

To register for this event visit the Recovery website  


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