South West Rocks and Crescent Head stand out in a packed agenda

Kempsey Shire Council

Among the agenda items for consideration by Council will be a presentation from Kempsey Shire School Leaders to Councillors, South West Rocks building height amendments, Crescent Head Foreshore Community Advisory group terms of reference and expression of interest, the Road Safety Strategy, and a re-prioritisation of unsealed roads.

You can register to speak to Councillors at the Public Forum on Monday 18 March. The meeting is only held if there are registered speakers.

The Ordinary Meeting will be held at the Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 9am on Tuesday 19 March.

You can view the full March 2024 agenda and business papers at Council meeting agendas & minutes.

The meeting will be live-streamed via Council’s YouTube page and on the Kempsey Shire Council website.

Presentation by school leaders

Kempsey Shire School Leaders will present to Councillors at the March meeting, as suggested by Cr Ring at last year’s October meeting.

Earlier in the month, Councillors and School Leaders met to workshop perspectives, ideas and aspirations from the perspective of the young people. At the upcoming meeting, the School Leaders will use the insights from the workshop in their presentation to Councillors.

South West Rocks Building Height amendment

The next step in planning for South West Rocks is being considered, with Council being asked to send proposed building heights to the Minister for adoption.

Council will be asked to consider progressing the change to building heights in South West Rocks to align with the adopted South West Rocks Structure Plan.

The change involves amending the Kempsey Local Environment Plan (KLEP 2013).

The NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure are the authority in this matter, with the Minister’s delegate to make the final decision.

The land covered by the building height change proposal consists of various land use zones and sizes, but all have been identified as not currently having a regulated building height under the KLEP 2013.

Bringing in height limits for South West Rocks will not negatively impact potential housing in the area, with adequate areas put aside for residential development across the Shire to meet projected housing demand.

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