Connecting our Community through COVID-19

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Welcome!

Council has developed this page to connect services, groups, businesses and community members to the right information and link you to supports that are available in the Macleay.

This page will continue to develop over time in response to COVID-19 and will be based on the information provided by the Australian and NSW Governments.

We would love to hear from you by sharing your story, or ideas that are worth sharing, and any local projects that are running to support the community!

If you run a business and are impacted by COVID-19 we would love to hear from you through our Business Impact Survey

We are also wanting to help bust the boredom and link you to great online events, webinars, creative workshops and more through our Hey Hey Macleay events calendar. You can view the calendar or submit your own online event at Hey Hey Macleay

Don't forget you can access support or promote your community group or service through the Kempsey Community Directory

If you have any suggestions or feedback on this page please Submit feedback

Stay safe and stay connected!

Welcome!

Council has developed this page to connect services, groups, businesses and community members to the right information and link you to supports that are available in the Macleay.

This page will continue to develop over time in response to COVID-19 and will be based on the information provided by the Australian and NSW Governments.

We would love to hear from you by sharing your story, or ideas that are worth sharing, and any local projects that are running to support the community!

If you run a business and are impacted by COVID-19 we would love to hear from you through our Business Impact Survey

We are also wanting to help bust the boredom and link you to great online events, webinars, creative workshops and more through our Hey Hey Macleay events calendar. You can view the calendar or submit your own online event at Hey Hey Macleay

Don't forget you can access support or promote your community group or service through the Kempsey Community Directory

If you have any suggestions or feedback on this page please Submit feedback

Stay safe and stay connected!

  • Want to know what Council is doing during COVID-19?

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    28 April, 2020
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    Kempsey Shire Council is adjusting the way we work and the way we support our community and businesses

    We are constantly updating our response to the situation, and the April 2020 Council meeting included a number of important supports for the community. Keep an eye on the Council page for updates to things such as our Hardship policy, debt recovery, fees and charges, local preference purchasing and waiving of interest for impacted ratepayers. You can read Item 9.1 of the April minutes HERE

    Kempsey Council has also adopted the Local Business Support Plan

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  • Local Services - Kempsey Community Directory

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    28 April, 2020
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    Kempsey Community Directory

    Need to connect with local community service organisations and supports?

    You can access our free Kempsey Community Directory HERE

    Make sure your community or health based service is listed by going to REGISTER HERE

  • Online events and activities- Hey Hey Macleay

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    28 April, 2020
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    Hey Hey Macleay - Online events

    Want to find out what online events such as cultural activities, story time for kids, author talks and lots of other cool stuff?

    Some of the FREE online activities are from the Sydney Opera House, Youth Creative workshops through the National Gallery, learn to play a Ukelele through Isolation Creation, 14 day portraiture classes through the National Portrait Gallery and more being added every day!

    You can access our free online events platform Hey Hey Macleay HERE

    If you are hosting online events, webinars, tutorials, classes etc please submit your project through the same link :)

  • Open for Business!

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    28 April, 2020
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    Macleay Argus - Local Business Directory

    Want to buy from a local business?

    You can access the free Open for Business Directory HERE

    Are you Open for Business? Register HERE

  • Macleay Valley Coast- Business and Tourism

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    29 April, 2020
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    Access information on local resources and links that are available to support business and tourism operators during COVID-19

    Macleay Valley Coast Site

  • Bored? Why not Have Your Say on Council projects?

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    28 April, 2020
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    Your Say Macleay!

    We have a range of projects that are open for community feedback and we are keen to hear from you!

    As you can imagine, COVID-19 is having an impact on how we can engage with the community, making our online tool Your Say Macleay more important than ever!

    If you are keen to find out what Council has planned, and to have a say please go HERE

  • Access the library online!

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    Kempsey Shire Library branches may be closed but they have an amazing range of services and cool things available online!

    - Storybox Library for kids , online storytelling with amazing presenters

    - National Emergency Library with over 1.3 million books available - WOW!

    - indyreads provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format

    - Libby is the new app that allows library members to borrow thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for free using your smartphone!

    - Mango is an online language learning software that uses a fun and effective flashcard-type method to help learn the basics of your chosen language.

    - RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps

    - Freegal Music gives you access to over 11 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalogue of your country

    -Many others are available through the library

    If you need help, forgot your library membership details or just want to chat to our friendly staff please call on 6566 3210 or via email at kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

  • Share community information- MacleayLink

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    Got some information to share that will support our community?

    MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

    Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, and other relevant information for the community services and health sectors

    To see what has been posted, or to submit information go HERE

  • Grants and Funding

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    Macleay Grant Hub

    Needing funding for your project or business?

    Council provides free access to community, business and individuals to the Macleay Grant Hub which can be accessed online HERE