Applications open for Crescent Head community advisory group

Kempsey Shire Council

Interested parties are invited to apply for the Crescent Head Foreshore Community Advisory Group, with applications opening 7 May for 3 weeks, closing 28 May 2024.

The Crescent Head foreshore is an iconic space and a major drawcard for locals and visitors alike. It acts as a promenade similar to the role main streets provide in towns and villages and has been the subject of much discussion.

In July 2021 Council resolved that a report be brought back with more concept design options that explore balancing the need for carparks on the foreshore and the need for green space, playground design, skate park design and location recognising the various cultures of Crescent Head.

Council resolved that this be developed through a Community Advisory Group (CAG) including members of the most relevant groups (Dunghutti, ratepayers, surfing community, community groups, business owners, tourism and others).

Council is now seeking members to join the Community Advisory Group through an expression of interest process.

The role of the Advisory Group is to:

  • Provide the community with a forum to discuss the future of the foreshore with Council
  • Provide the community with a forum to discuss, workshop and develop options for the future use of the foreshore that can be provided to Council that represents the views of the broader Kempsey Shire community
  • Create a process for collaborative design with local people and those from the broader Local Government area to provide local knowledge and information to inform the decisions made about Crescent Head foreshore
  • Create better visibility of the project within the local community and throughout the Local Government area and provide feedback to Council and the community more broadly
  • Ensure the broader community has up-to-date and accurate information about the progress of the project
  • Identify risks and concerns regarding the project and seek to provide clarity and resolve them where possible.

If you are interested, please head to our Your Say Macleay page, read through the Terms of Reference, check the eligibility criteria and other details and fill out the online form.

We have also provided some additional questions and answers on this page.

If you prefer hard copy, the same form is provided at the end of the Terms of Reference for you fill out and email to [email protected], hand into our Customer Service counter or mail to:

The General Manager

Kempsey Shire Council

PO Box 3078

West Kempsey

NSW 2440

Expressions of interest will close at the end of business on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Applications will be evaluated according to the eligibility and selection criteria and recommendations on membership will be put forward to Council for consideration and adoption.

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