North Coast Regional State of the Environment Report aims to report on environmental condition at both a regional and local level primarily for the 2012 to 2016 reporting period, but including information from the 2012 RSoE where relevant.
Access to Public Information (GIPA) Act 2009
How to Resize Pages on this Website
Following Council’s meeting in September 2015, the following changes are to be implemented at Council’s Waste Management Facility
New Asset Management Plans for Bridges, Water Supply and Sewerage Services are on public exhibition for a period of 21 days. Written submissions are encouraged and will be received up until 4.00pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017.
Draft proposal to amend the Nambucca Shire Council Code of Meeting Practice relating to the close off time for the public to address Council on the day of the Council meeting. Closing time for written submissions is 4.00pm on Thursday 14 December 2017
Council has established an Alcohol Free Zones in accordance with Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Arts Mid North Coast is the peak body for arts and cultural development across the Mid North Coast region. We are a regional non-profit, incorporated organisation, and part of a state network of 13 Regional Arts Boards that provide the framework for arts and cultural development across regional and rural NSW.
This page contains Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines including links to brochures, a summary fact sheet for each of the guidelines, tips and ideas for how to be physically active, as well as evidence review reports.
Grants to help young people pursue their sporting dreams. Young people find it difficult to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participation at sporting competitions, particularly those from regional areas.
Nambucca Shire has many stunning beaches to explore and enjoy. A variety of services such as access ramps, life saving, caravan parks, boat ramps, barbecues, public amenity blocks etc are also available nearby.
Gumma Reserve is currently identified as a primitive and popular campground located approximately 5.7km east of Macksville and can be accessed via Gumma Road.
Bowra Dam Construction Gallery April 2013
Bowra Dam Construction Gallery Feruary 2013
Bowra Dam Construction Gallery October 2013
Bowra Dam Construction Gallery October 2013 - Aerial
Bowra Dam Construction Gallery September 2013
The Nambucca Shire water supply is a single source supply drawn from bores sunk into alluvial deposits adjacent to the Nambucca River upstream of the town of Bowraville. Studies have confirmed that the aquifer has limited storage capacity and cannot be expected to meet current and future water supply demands during periods of drought. During the drought of 2002 two of the eight bores began to run dry and it was estimated that there was between 30 to 60 days supply of water available when the drought broke.
Capital Works are building and engineering works that create an asset, as well as constructing or installing facilities and fixtures associated with an forming an integral part of those works. In this area you will find an explanation of how the Capital Works Program has been created, a list of all projects for the current financial year and a Monthly Progress Status Report.
Local Adaptations Pathways Program
The NSW Local Government Act 1993 requires Council to adopt a code of conduct. The code provides Council with a framework for ethical decision making and standards of behaviour of councillors, employees and community representatives.
Companion Animals On Off Leash Areas
Control of Burning information and maps.
Policies are essential to ensure that legal, fair and consistent decisions are made across the Council. They support Council in achieving its corporate objectives and provide crucial guidelines for Councillors, staff and others. Without reliable policies there is a greater risk of inconsistency, confusion and inefficiency.
Council regulates building and development within the community. Each development application is assessed on its merits, according to NSW legislation and planning policies and Council’s Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan.
A step by step list of the Development Application process.
Planning & Development Development Applications Determined (as advertised) March 2017
Development Control Plan 2010 - Parts A-K, Part L & Part M
Community Survey. Under the NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014) each council in NSW must have a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) by 1 July 2017.
DRAFT Proposal to amend the Nambucca Shire Council Code of Meeting Practice
Provides access to Councils electronic lodgement facility
Council Contact Numbers for After Hours Emergencies are located at the bottom of this page.
This Strategy will form the employment lands component of Nambucca Council’s Local Growth Management Strategy. GHD and the AECgroup have prepared this Strategy on behalf of Nambucca Shire Council and the Department of Industry and Investment. It is intended to guide and manage future industrial and commercial development until at least 2051. For the purposes of this Strategy employment lands are defined as lands zoned so that they are predominately used for activities resulting in employment. Employment lands therefore include existing and future industrial, commercial and mixed use land.
Changes to the environmental protection legislation as a result of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 requires all local Councils to publish groundwater, surface water, leachate and landfill gas monitoring data from each of their landfill sites from 1 July 2012.
Changes to the environmental protection legislation as a result of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 requires all local Councils to publish effluent discharge monitoring data from each of their wastewater treatment plant sites from 1 July 2012.
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared on behalf of Nambucca Shire Council for the proposed Bowraville Off River Water Storage in the Nambucca Valley.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use information on grants and funding.
Council's Community Strategic Plan identifies the following action in regards to Heritage: Nambucca Shire Council aims to support and promote an understanding of the Nambucca Valley’s heritage.
“Flushable wipes” or “Wet wipes “are causing problems with Council’s sewer network.
The Indian Myna Control Project is a joining of two community driven projects funded by the NSW Environmental Trust covering the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Local Government Areas and the Hastings and Macleay LGA’s. The projects seek to reduce the impacts of the growing Indian myna invasion in our urban and rural environments. The web site provides you with background information on this feral species and how you can participate in the population reduction program. You'll find all the latest news on Indian mynas, as well as details of up-coming events and activities in your local area.
The main objectives of the project
The project area covers the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca LGA's. In co-operation with participating Councils, the project is supported by the three corresponding Landcare organisations, as well as the National Parks and Wildlife Service (Department of Environment & Climate Change) and the Ulitarra Conservation Society.
Indian Myan Control useful links
The Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis) belongs to the Starling family; a group of birds which includes another invasive species, the Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
On 1 October 2009, the NSW Government's new framework for integrated planning and reporting for local councils came into effect.
The IWCM process aims to assist Council in finding ways to plan and manage the three main urban water services - water supply, sewerage and storm water to ensure that maximum value is obtained from the water resource and that the impact of water use on the environment is minimised. Council engaged the NSW Department of Commerce to prepare the Nambucca IWCM Strategy Study following on from earlier work they had completed on the IWCM Concept Study.
Nambucca Shire Council is dedicated to increasing the efficiency of street lighting maintenance reporting and usage of electricity charged to Council for the lighting of public areas and streets in the shire.
Engineering maintenance program
Vandalism at a Scotts Head Coastal lookout has occurred for the second time in recent weeks, resulting in extensive damage to the lookout.
A new skate park, lighting for the touch football field, a new community recreation room and fitness trails at Macksville Park will be officially opened by Nambucca Shire Council on Saturday 28 November and the community is invited to attend.
For several years Council has received ongoing complaints about the poor state of Dawkins Lake which is located in the centre of Macksville next to the Caltex Service Station and between the Pacific Highway and the Council’s Administration Centre in Princess Street.
Nambucca Shire Council’s Auditor, Mr Geoff Allen from the firm Forsyths presented the Council’s audited financial statements to Council’s meeting on 26 November 2015.
A biodiversity funding program which has provided $455,000 in funding to Council to protect and enhance some 111 hectares of unique coastal reserves from weed invasion ceased in June this year.
Nambucca Shire Council has received $50,000 from the States Estuary Program administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) for another project to improve the river environment near Stuart Island.
Floods damage public and private property and can take lives depending on their severity, but there are a number of ways that people and governments can reduce the risks.
Listed below are the successful contractors for the triennial mowing quotations for the period commencing 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2020.
Nambucca Valley Museums
Council engaged the NSW Public Works (NSW Water Solutions) to prepare a concept design for an upgrade of the works along with a REF (Review of Environmental Factors) to investigate the likely social and environmental impacts of the proposal.
This is the unrestricted version of the Nambucca Shire Council Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) which was adopted in March 2016. The plan details arrangements that prevent or mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies within the Nambucca Local Government Area.
Famous for its natural beauty and ease of access, the Nambucca River and its estuary offers a fantastic range of activities to enjoy all year round.
The Nambucca Local Environmental Plan 2010 was gazetted on 30 July 2010
Nambucca Visitor Information Centre Information
The Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) has identified the following NSPs for areas within the Nambucca Shire Local Government Area.
Council has prepared new Asset Management Plans for Bridges, Water Supply and Sewerage Services which are on public exhibition for a period of 21 days. Written submissions are encouraged and will be received up until 4.00pm Wednesday 29 November 2017.
Members of Nambucca Shire Council’s Access Committee, joined staff of Macksville Memorial Aquatic and Fitness Centre and local swimmer, Kerry Sanders to mark for International Day of People with Disability.
Sport and Recreation offers a range of services and support in NSW to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. From training programs to grants, we work closely with individuals to build strong, inclusive and active communities.
Relative NSW State Government static or homepage links
This On-Site Sewage Management Plan (strategy) was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government (General) Regulation, 2005. The plan relates to domestic wastewater (non-commercial/industrial activities) for on-site systems treating up to 2000 litres per day.
Organisation Structure Chart for Nambucca Shire Council
The Economic Portrait of Nambucca describes some of the socio economic characteristics of Nambucca that are important to local economic development.
The Our Living Coast Project is a joint initiative of Coffs Harbour City Council, Bellingen Shire Council and Nambucca Shire Council and is being funded through a $1.998m grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, under the Urban Sustainability Program.
Nambucca Shire Statistics and Fact Sheet
A total of 85 hectares of parks and reserves, playgrounds, sporting fields and foreshore areas are available for public use, and are maintained by Council on a regular basis.
The is currently an issue with phones at the Council administration center.
Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 - New Requirement to Prepare Pollution Incident Response Management Plans.
The owner of a swimming pool has the responsibility to ensure that the pool is at all times surrounded by a complying child resistant pool safety barrier.
Council has two public wharves available for general use, one located in River Street, Macksville and the other in Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads.
Road conditions in the Nambucca Shire
Current information relating to roads within the Shire.
Throughout the past 4 years large scale Bush regeneration works have been performed over the Nambucca Valleys' entire coastal strip from Jagun Reserve at Valla Beach, south to the Nambucca River Estuary. These works have been focused on the removal of environmental and noxious weed species from the high ecological value and threatened coastal ecosystems, including our headlands, beaches and dunal systems.
Work is currently under way on the construction of a pressure sewerage system to service existing properties in the South Nambucca area along the Pacific Highway from Teagues Creek to Florence Wilmont Drive.
The owner of a swimming pool has the responsibility to ensure that the pool is at all times surrounded by a complying child resistant pool safety barrier.
The Macksville Show is one of the premier agricultural and entertainment events on the mid north coast of New South Wales. The show attracts exhibitors from all over plus the local Nambucca Valley community.
Nambucca Shire Council cannot resolve disputes between neighbours relating to trees and dividing fences on privately owned land.
General information relating to wandering livestock on private and public land.
Nambucca Shire Council has been proactive in this area by entering into a partnership with Coffs Harbour City and Bellingen Shire Councils and Handybin Waste Services resulting in a regional waste collection service which commenced at the end of 2005 and is known as Coffs Coast Waste Service.
Cat’s claw creeper (Macfadyena unguis-cati) a native to Central and South America was introduced to Australia as a garden plant, and has escaped to become a major weed of native forests and riparian areas in eastern Australia.
Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) originates from South America, this shrub has golf ball sized fruit that have a watermelon pattern when immature and turn bright yellow when ripe. The plant has thorny leaves and stems and grows up to two metres in height.
Want to know what's happening in weeds management in the North Coast Region? Come along to the free weeds forum - registration is required by 12pm Monday 27 February 2017
The Yarrahapinni to Killiekrankie (Y2K) Bush Connect Project is a major bushland connectivity project in priority locations across Hickeys Creek in Macleay Valley and Taylors Arm in Nambucca Valley.