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.
Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings local government areas share a common Beach Driving Permit allowing 4WD vehicles to access designated beaches. Private and/or Amateur Fishermen, as well as Professional Fishermen need a Beach Driving Permit to access the beaches in the Nambucca Valley by 4WD.
Access to Public Information (GIPA) Act 2009
How to Resize Pages on this Website
Council has established an Alcohol Free Zones in accordance with Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Mr Chris Thompson has been appointed as the General Manager for the Nambucca Valley Council
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.
Links to information about Asbestos from various state agencies.
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.
The Nambucca Valley 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.
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.
The Chairperson of Council’s National Celebration Day Committee, Mayor, Rhonda Hoban OAM, stated today that the committee is inviting nominations for Council’s National Celebration Day Awards which will be presented at a ceremony on the evening of 25 January 2023.
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.
Public Cemeteries There are five public cemeteries located in the Nambucca Valley at Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Bowraville, Eungai Creek and Argents Hill. The cemetery located at Blackbutt Creek is an historic cemetery. All public cemeteries are administered by Council and require approvals prior to undertaking any work within the cemetery areas. Council maintains a register of interments in each cemetery and issues approvals for headstones and monuments erected on individual grave sites. The maintenance of approved headstones and monuments remains the responsibility of the person who holds the right of burial for the grave site. Reservations for grave sites within the public cemeteries must be made with Council, with the exception of Macksville Cemetery - all remaining available burial sites are allocated "at need" only and next available. Please view the map of Macksville Cemeteries Lawn Beam section here Columbarium walls Columbarium Walls have been erected in the following cemeteries for the interment of ashes: Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Bowraville and Eungai Creek/Unkya. Niche reservations may be made in the columbarium walls by contacting Council’s Administration Centre on (02) 6568 2555.
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.
Council has a variety of much loved country halls available for hire that are run by a dedicated group of volunteers under the auspices of Committees of Management (Section 355).
Community Plans & Strategies
Companion Animals On Off Leash Areas
Control of Burning information and maps.
Disaster Recovery Plan, Pandemic Plan and Business Continuity Plan Emergency Management Information and EMPLAN
Find out all you need to know about any changes to Council's operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Council Policies covering Governance, Corporate Services, Development and Environment, Engineering Serivces
Update on the condition of the unsealed rural roads network
A step by step list of the Development Application process.
Development Control Plan 2010 - Parts A through to Part O
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 Councilâ€™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.
Council is committed to helping residents reduce energy usage, save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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
There are limited campsites available - please contact the Caretaker prior to arrival. 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.
Numerous unvaccinated puppies have been brought to the Macksville or Nambucca Heads Veterinary Clinics with severe gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhoea). It is highly likely that Parvovirus is the cause of this outbreak.
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 Valleyâ€™s heritage.
Explore Macksville and Bowraville by taking a history walk.
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 LGAâ€™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 Valley, Bellingen Shire and Coffs Harbour City Councils have teamed up to deliver a regional campaign to help educate residents about sustainable ways to dispose of food scraps and garden waste. The ‘Let’s Get Composting Coffs Coast’ campaign will run across the three Local Government Areas for the next year.
Nambucca Valley 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.
Work to upgrade 284 streetlights to energy efficient technology will begin this week as part of a major energy efficiency project that will save hundreds of thousands in electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the Nambucca Valley community. Mayor Rhonda Hoban OAM said “Nambucca Valley Council is committed to becoming more sustainable, and the LED upgrade is just one initiative in Council’s strategies to achieve energy and operational efficiencies in the next 10 years.
Media Release - Nambucca Valley Council - Councillor John Wilson elected Deputy Mayor
MEDIA RELEASE - Expressions of Interest for Funding Assistance for House Raising
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.
Nambucca Koala Management Strategy
The Nambucca Valley Council Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) was reviewed and adopted in May 2021. The plan details arrangements that prevent or mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies within the Nambucca Local Government Area.
SUMMARY OF VARIATIONS TO DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
The Nambucca Local Environmental Plan 2010 was gazetted on 30 July 2010
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.
About the Nambucca Valley Relief Fund with background and further information.
Sidebar for Nambucca Valley Relief Fund with background and further information
The Nambucca Shire Strategic Tourism Plan 2018-2023 has been developed to provide a strategic, realistic and cooperative destination management framework to guide Council activities in tourism.
Nambucca Valley Relief Fund's donations payment page. To accept donations in the event of disaster and necessitous circumstances.
Refund policy for the Nambucca Valley Relief Fund.
Thank you message for those who have donated to the Nambucca Valley Relief Fund after making a payment.
Rules adopted for the Nambucca Valley Relief Fund.
Nambucca Visitor Information Centre Information
NOA occurs in some rocks, sediments and soils in various regions of NSW including Mid North Coast. If covered and left undisturbed, NOA is not considered dangerous. However, if disturbed and microscopic fibres become airborne or settle on clothing or equipment and can be inhaled, NOA can cause incurable diseases including malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. The more fibres inhaled, the greater the risk to health.
New 10km/h Shared Zone for Wallace Lane Macksville
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 Valley Council
The Our Living Coast Project is a joint initiative of Coffs Harbour City Council, Bellingen Shire Council and Nambucca Valley Council and is being funded through a $1.998m grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, under the Urban Sustainability Program.
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.
Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 - New Requirement to Prepare Pollution Incident Response Management Plans.
Public general health information and links to further information.
Council will be conducting weed control activities on roads, reserves, laneways, pathways, drains, public and Crown reserves under Council’s management on a quarterly basis commencing January 2022 (inclusive).
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 Valley
Current information relating to roads within the Valley
Council's Rural-Residential Land Release Strategy has been adopted by Council on 20 November 2008 and endorsed by the Minister of Planning January 2009. This has now been amended as of 23 November 2010 with the inclusion of unconstrained land formerly zoned 1(c) Rural-Residential.
Council charges a contribution from developers towards the cost of providing local services and facilities that are required because of their development.
The Nambucca Valley has a number of sporting fields for use by the community and can be hired through the Committee of Management.
The significant rainfall experienced during the year to date has impacted Council’s sewerage system in Macksville and caused a number of sewage overflows to the Nambucca River. This has affected the oyster industry and resulted in the EPA issuing Council with a Pollution Reduction Program to take action to reduce the number of overflows in order to maintain river health.
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 Valley Council’s Development and Environment Section can provide information on fence height and construction type permitted. Ph: 02 6568 2555 and ask for the Duty Planner
Community events around the valley.
VendorPanel is an eProcurement platform that makes it easier for Council and suppliers to interact through a web-based platform whilst ensuring transparency and compliance with relevant procedures and Legislation.
General information relating to wandering livestock on private and public 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.
Nambucca Valley 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.
This is a list of events hosted by the Libraries of Nambucca Valley Council.