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.
A range of codes and policies apply to different development types and locations. These determine how you can use land and what you can build in Kempsey Shire.
Every council prepares a local environmental plan to establish the requirements for land use and guide planning decisions in the local government area. This includes matters that Council must consider when determining development applications.
The Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 2013 and other environmental planning instruments in force in New South Wales are available at https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/EPI
A development control plan (DCP) provides detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the local environmental plan.
The Kempsey Development Control Plan 2013 is available at https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/DCP. You can also download individual chapters of the plan on our website.
When preparing a development application, you may also need to refer to the following Council policies and procedures:
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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.