Reconciliation, Adventure Park and grants on Council’s October Agenda

Kempsey Shire Council

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The next Ordinary Council meeting will be held in Council Chambers from 9am on Tuesday 26 October.

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

For a full outline of the meeting and the discussion points, please refer to the Agenda and Business Papers.

Adventure Park

Kempsey Shire Council intends to redevelop part of the Kempsey Airport land for the Macleay Valley Recreation and Adventure Park. The proposed Adventure Park comprises a range of compatible land uses relating to tourism and indoor and outdoor recreation. Some of these uses are prohibited in the Land Use Zone and require an amendment to the Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 2013. The changes requested are to add the following as Additional Permitted Uses:

  • Indoor Recreation Facility
  • Tourist and Visitor Accommodation (including Serviced Apartments, Hotel and Motel Accommodation and Backpackers Accommodation)

Delivery of the Adventure Park is in Council’s adopted operational plan and is not a consideration for this report. Similarly, the associated development application is not being considered.

Community Grants

Council are being asked to endorse $72,527 in financial assistance to community groups and organisations under the Community Grants Program.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Council is being asked to endorse the draft Reconciliation Action Plan so that it can be placed on public exhibition for three months from November 2021 to the end of January 2022.

A Reconciliation Action Plan is an internal document designed to improve a workforce’s knowledge and awareness of reconciliation. Based on Reconciliation Australia’s framework, the Kempsey Shire Council Reconciliation Action Plan will help ensure that the journey of reconciliation is embedded in our workplace operations and culture.

A detailed project plan and community engagement process has been implemented to meet Reconciliation Australia’s Framework requirements, considering community and internal staff feedback to ensure that the Reconciliation Action Plan is realistic and meets organisational needs and community expectations.

2022 Local Event Day and Public Holiday applications

Council has received applications for part-day (afternoon) local event day and public holiday in 2022 for:

  • The Kempsey Show – Wednesday, 27 April 2022 (public holiday)
  • The Kempsey Cup – Friday, 4 November 2022 (event day)

Reports

The full list of reports being considered in open session is as follows:

  • 9.1 PLANNING PROPOSAL TO FACILITATE THE AIRPORT ADVENTURE PARK
  • 9.2 DWELLING AND CARPORT – 17 HAROLD CIRCUIT, VERGES CREEK DA2100009
  • 9.3 2021-2022 COMMUNITY GRANTS RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 9.4 RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN
  • 9.5 VOLUNTARY HOUSE RAISING SCHEME GUIDELINE UPDATE
  • 9.6 SERVICE NSW AND COUNCIL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
  • 9.7 2022 LOCAL EVENT DAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY APPLICATIONS
  • 9.8 COUNCIL OFFICES, LIBRARIES & DEPOT 2021 CHRISTMAS – NEW YEAR CLOSEDOWN
  • 9.9 DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
  • 9.10 ACTING GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTMENT
  • 9.11 DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST RETURNS
  • 9.12 MACLEAY VALLEY COAST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM STRATEGY ‘HORIZON 2030’ – PROGRESS UPDATE
  • 9.13 QUARTERLY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STATISTICS + LEP VARIATIONS – FIRST QUARTER – 2021-2022
  • 9.14 NEW SOUTH WALES ROAD CLASSIFICATION REVIEW AND TRANSFER
  • 9.15 MNCJO UPDATE 2021
  • 9.16 STATEMENT OF CASH AND INVESTMENTS – SEPTEMBER 2021

Have your say

Before each ordinary meeting, Council holds a public forum to hear from members of the community about items on its business agenda. Public forums may also be held before extraordinary Council meetings and Council committee meetings.

Applications to speak at the Public Forum close at noon on Friday. If you wish to address Council, go can apply to speak at a public forum.

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