Mayor Liz Campbell

From the Mayor's desk
Week commencing 14 October 2019Mayor Liz Campbell

Nominations open for Australia Day Awards 2020

We all know someone who makes our community a better place - perhaps by the volunteer work they do, the encouragement they bring, or their commitment to our valley.

The annual Australia Day Awards is the time to recognise that contribution, and for us as a community to say ‘thank you’ to those who make a positive difference to the lives of people living in the Macleay.

Kempsey Shire Council is proud to participate in the annual program and is inviting nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards. Consistent with previous years, the 2020 Award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year,
  • Young Citizen of the Year,
  • Volunteer of the Year, and
  • Community Group of the Year.

Nomination forms are available on Council’s website - - or by calling into the Customer Service Centre in Tozer Street. Nominations for the Awards close on Monday, December 9.

So whether that special someone or community group is well known or one of our quiet achievers, please take a little time to complete a nomination form so on Australia Day we can show our appreciation for the time and efforts given by others to make the Macleay Valley a place we are proud to call home.

Keeping pedestrians safe

As part of Council’s commitment to providing a safe pedestrian network across the Macleay Valley, a Bicycle Path Safety Audit was completed in August.

As the shire’s population grows it is important for Council to identify risks and limitations on our pedestrian facilities. A study is currently underway to identify these areas throughout the Macleay.

You can assist in preparations for identifying areas of concern and improving access to facilities by providing your feedback.

To report on potentially unsafe pedestrian facilities or limited accessibility for residents, please complete the online survey by visiting  or contact Council’s Jo McGoldrick on 6566 3303

The survey closes Thursday, 31 October.

2019 Australia Day Awards winners.2019 Australia Day Awards winners