Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 18 February 2019Mayor Liz Campbell

Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Living in a regional town or village brings with it a relaxed lifestyle and a sense of belonging to a community. But to ensure the Macleay continues to grow and prosper, and thrive in a constantly changing environment, we need to continuously look for ways to entice businesses and visitors to our area.

As part of this, Council is currently undertaking workshops with a panel of experts to build a framework on how to best support economic development and jobs growth in the Macleay Valley.

The panel have teased out priority actions for our region which will now form a draft discussion paper for industry stakeholders to consider and provide feedback.

To help build a stronger economy and ensure this investment is successful, it is vital that we receive constructive input from those who work in the industries that make up our local economy, or those community and business networks that strive to promote commercial growth in our valley.

Along with targeted consultation sessions with key groups, we invite you to have your say via an online survey that will be available from Wednesday on Council’s interactive portal, Your Say Macleay: 

The information gathered will form the basis of a discussion paper for the next step. I look forward to providing further updates on the progress of the strategy in the coming months.

Macleay Seniors Festival comes alive: 13-24 February

Word on the street is Seniors are having the time of their lives, with the 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival now in full swing.

This year’s program is covering everything from the importance of socialising and having fun, to learning new skills. Coming up this week you can try your hand at the Art & Tie-dying workshop, get Tech Savvy on your Smartphone or entertain us by coming along to the Seniors Karaoke night.

If you would like to join in the fun, you can view the full program at:, visit your local library or call Customer Services on 6566 3200

Liz Campbell and Betty GreenKempsey Shire Mayor, Liz Campbell, and 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival Ambassador, Betty Green at the Seniors Expo opener.