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.
Council’s land use policies and strategies provide a broad direction for the sustainable growth and development of Kempsey Shire.
Your Future Macleay: Growth and Character – Local Strategic Planning Statement(PDF, 10MB) sets Council’s 20-year vision for land use planning, which is reflected through a set of broad planning priorities.
The Local Growth Management Strategy(PDF, 2MB) guides the development of sustainable residential communities in the shire.
The Rural Residential Land Release Strategy(PDF, 31MB) sets out a number of objectives relating to Council’s management of population and housing growth.
Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 2013
Kempsey Development Control Plan 2013
Northern Regional Planning Panel
Development contributions plans
Variations to Development Standards Register
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.