Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 22 April 2019Mayor Liz Campbell

Grassy Head beach - Macleay Valley’s best kept secret

Like many beautiful beaches, the Grassy Head beach foreshore is subject to impacts by large coastal storms and ocean wash. This hasn’t stopped the locals and devoted holiday-makers from enjoying this little gem and it was vital for Council to ensure access to the beach was safe.

Council and the Grassy Head community worked together to design a unique façade for the different beach access points. I am pleased to announce that this project is now complete and the finished product blends in beautifully with its natural environment.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project - I’m sure it will be enjoyed by many over the school holiday period.

Anzac Day

This Thursday, 25 April marks Anzac Day throughout the country. It’s such an important day here in the Macleay Valley as community members line the streets and gather at the various cenotaphs across the valley to pay tribute to our service veterans. We come together and connect in remembrance of those soldiers who served and lost their lives in Gallipoli and to honor the Australian heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in war.

There will be some temporary street and road closures for the local Anzac Day march so please drive carefully.

Kempsey Show - Come visit us

It’s show time! The Kempsey Show Society brings this historical family fun event to our town every year. I am feeling quite nostalgic this year with the show guide full of Kempsey’s traditional exhibits, competitions and entertainment.

Council is hosting a stand in the Exhibition Hall on both days and the staff are excited to be a part of this year’s event. So, if you have any questions – big or small - this is your opportunity to ask.

I wish everyone who has entered this year’s Kempsey Show competitions the best of luck!

Grassy Head beachAccess to Grassy Head Beach has been improved in a collaboration between Council and the community