Kempsey Community Projects
Corrective Services NSW

What are Community Projects?

Community Projects provides practical assistance to the local community whilst providing real work experience and community reparation opportunities for offenders.

A Community Projects team consists of offenders who are supervised by Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) staff. The offenders are carefully assessed to participate in a team through CSNSW’s classification and case management system.

Community Projects team attends approved sites to undertake work as agreed by both the community and CSNSW.

What type of work can be done?

Some examples of work performed by Community Projects teams are:

  • Maintenance and general repairs at community sites
  • Mowing & lawn trimming at memorial sites or cemeteries
  • Set up or clean up assistance for community or church groups
  • Painting and renovating community halls
  • Clearing fire trails

In some projects, work is  also undertaken in conjunction with volunteers or other workers on site.

What are the criteria?

Projects are for the ‘not for profit’ sector only.

Projects directly benefit the community.

Projects do not involve work that would normally be done by paid employees.

All materials for the work are the responsibility of the organisation.

How can you apply?

Applications outlining what work is requested, expected time frame for work and expected benefits to the community should be sent to kempseycommunityprojects@dcs.nsw.gov.au 

Further information

Community Projects team undertaking fencing

Kempsey Shire Council supports this joint initiative of Mid North Correctional Centre and Kempsey Community Corrections.