Macleay Valley Welcome Pack

The Macleay Valley welcomes you and your business

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Kempsey Shire Council is a proud and progressive organisation that is committed to offering you and your company professional advice and service throughout the planning process. Kempsey is not only home to the iconic Akubra hat, but many other successful and innovative companies, including Nestlé, Australian Solar Timbers, Everson’s Food Processors, Australian Architectural Timbers, HF Hand, DGI International, Macleay Valley Transport, Lahey Constructions, O’Donnell & Hanlon, Resicom and many others.

We support development that adds to the overall quality of life on the Macleay Valley Coast, from new dwellings to new businesses and developments. We are keen to work with new businesses interested in establishing and investing here, as well as existing businesses looking to expand their operations. As an organisation, we value the enormous economic contribution our local businesses make towards creating local jobs, prosperity and productivity.

We appreciate planning requirements can be complex and technical, and for this reason we look forward to doing our best to work closely with you to ensure the processes are followed as efficiently as possible. Planning and building staff are available for pre-lodgement meetings, so please call Council on 02 6566 3200 to arrange a meeting.


Further information

Susannah Smith
Manager, Economic Sustainability
Phone: 02 6566 3122
Mobile: 0427 271 485

Kristy Forche-Baird
Project Officer, Economic Sustainability
Phone: 02 6566 3113