Council is focused on providing services as close to normal as possible. Customer Service and our libraries are open but you will need to wear a mask and register to enter.
From 1 July 2021 the NSW State Government is providing a new platform for lodging planning applications in order to create a simpler, faster and more transparent process.
For development applications and most other planning approvals, you will need to use the NSW Planning Portal to submit and monitor your application.
For guidance on this process, see Council's advice on using the NSW Planning Portal
The NSW Planning Portal also contains a number of resources to guide and assist you, including:
Once you have lodged an application, you can also monitor the status of your application via the Planning Portal.
Assessment and approval process
Phone (Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm): 02 6566 3200
In person (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 10am-4.30pm):
22 Tozer St West Kempsey
Full contact details
ABN 70 705 618 663
Kempsey Shire Libraries
Macleay Valley Coast
Kempsey Community Directory
Slim Dusty Centre
We lead and work with our community to build an inspired, connected Macleay Valley.
Kempsey Shire Council acknowledges the land of the Thunggutti/Dunghutti Nation. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the role of emerging leaders to continue to guide us in the future. We acknowledge the Stolen Generations and the need to change practices to be inclusive. This land always was and always will be Thunggutti/Dunghutti land.