How can you find out more about developments?

Kempsey Shire Council


Have you ever wondered how you can find out about developments that are being considered by Kempsey Shire Council?

The first port of call should always be Council’s website where you can find a wealth of information about many developments.

When a Development Application, or DA, is submitted to Council, they refer to NSW Government planning regulations to ensure that they adequately inform the community.

Council takes the role of public exhibition very seriously as it is integral to the planning process and as such there are a number of ways you can view this information.

Depending on the type of DA, applications may be placed on public exhibition or placed in public notices on Council’s website as well as in the Observer newspaper. Some applications may also be publicised through letter drops to adjoining properties.

Current public notices can be viewed at

For developments requiring public exhibition, the period varies from 14 to 28 days in order to allow those that may be affected to view the proposed development, consider the likely impacts it may have on them and provide comment (either positive or negative) prior to a decision being made by Council.

Developments on public exhibition can be found by going to

Have a question about a DA?

If you have a question or enquiry relating to a DA you can book in for an ‘in person’ session with a Duty Planner at Council’s Customer Service Centre in West Kempsey. The service is available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am until midday and bookings are essential.

Alternatively, you can talk to a Duty Planner about a development over the phone on Wednesdays from 10am until midday and 1pm until 3pm by calling Council on 6566 3200.

Should you wish to receive written correspondence, you can direct your enquiry to marked as ‘Attention: Duty Planner.’

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