MacleayLink

Welcome to MacleayLink

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, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


Welcome to MacleayLink

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, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


  • Grants and Funding opportunities

    17 days ago

    Various opportunities for community groups to access grants and funding check out Link to FORM 1 Grants and funding and Grants and funding handout 2


    These documents also live in the Document Library

    Various opportunities for community groups to access grants and funding check out Link to FORM 1 Grants and funding and Grants and funding handout 2


    These documents also live in the Document Library

  • PCYC Community Survey

    23 days ago
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    Have your say about the future of PCYC Kempsey

    Following a $40 million investment by the NSW Government in June 2018, PCYC Kempsey is one of the 16 facilities scheduled to be newly developed or upgraded. PCYC NSW is now calling on the Kempsey community to help shape plans for the upgrade of PCYC Kempsey to ensure the facility meets the needs of the community.

    Locals can have their say through the PCYC NSW Community Consultation Survey. Feedback provided will help shape plans for the new PCYC Kempsey and will inform the services and activities which will be delivered in...

    Have your say about the future of PCYC Kempsey

    Following a $40 million investment by the NSW Government in June 2018, PCYC Kempsey is one of the 16 facilities scheduled to be newly developed or upgraded. PCYC NSW is now calling on the Kempsey community to help shape plans for the upgrade of PCYC Kempsey to ensure the facility meets the needs of the community.

    Locals can have their say through the PCYC NSW Community Consultation Survey. Feedback provided will help shape plans for the new PCYC Kempsey and will inform the services and activities which will be delivered in the new facility.

    To provide feedback on plans for PCYC Kempsey visit www.pcycnsw.org.au/communitysurvey
  • Child Restraint Selection and Installation Course

    28 days ago
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    Roads and Maritime Services and Kempsey Shire Council are running a FREE child restraint selection and installation course. On successful completion of the course attendees will be awarded a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment.

    COURSE INFORMATION
    When: Wednesday 6 March 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Where: Kempsey Pensioner Hall, Cnr Clyde and Stuart Street, Kempsey

    Who should do the training?
    People who are involved in transporting children, such as:
    • Not for profit organisations
    • Community Transport Officers
    • Child Care Workers
    • Medical Centre Staff
    • Government Organisations

    Course Overview
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    Roads and Maritime Services and Kempsey Shire Council are running a FREE child restraint selection and installation course. On successful completion of the course attendees will be awarded a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment.

    COURSE INFORMATION
    When: Wednesday 6 March 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Where: Kempsey Pensioner Hall, Cnr Clyde and Stuart Street, Kempsey

    Who should do the training?
    People who are involved in transporting children, such as:
    • Not for profit organisations
    • Community Transport Officers
    • Child Care Workers
    • Medical Centre Staff
    • Government Organisations

    Course Overview

    This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions associated with the selection and installation of child restraints:
    • Understand and apply the relevant legislation with respect to the selection of child restraints
    • Select an appropriate child restraint for a child of any height and weight based on the above
    • Correctly fit the selected child restraint to a vehicle that is supplied with factory fitted child restraint anchorage points and anchor fittings (attendants will be provided with a set of bound course notes)
    • Presentation/slides with theory assessment, practical demonstration and practical assessment
    • Your clients will be assured that their children are properly and safely secured in their child restraint

    Post Course Requirement
    • Once installers have been trained, to test their abilities they will be required to conduct a child restraint safety session for their organisation/general public
    • They will also be included in a promotional campaign to promote greater community awareness and ensure that correctly fitted child restraints save lives

    To register your interest, please contact Stephen Neale, Community Engagement/Road Safety Officer at Kempsey Shire Council on 0439 408 125 or stephen.neale@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

  • Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops

    30 days ago
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    ANNOUNCING!

    Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops for 2019. All workshops are filling fast!
    Arguably the most in-demand trainer in Australia!

    Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Workshop
    Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People - first time offered in TWO years!

    Workshops are delivered by Dr Tracy Westerman, WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year (2018); Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (2018); recipient of the Curtin University Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr Westerman has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to reducing the burden of mental ill health and...


    ANNOUNCING!

    Dr Tracy Westerman's Workshops for 2019. All workshops are filling fast!
    Arguably the most in-demand trainer in Australia!

    Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Workshop
    Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People - first time offered in TWO years!

    Workshops are delivered by Dr Tracy Westerman, WA’s 2018 Australian of the Year, Finalist in the Australian of the Year (2018); Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame (2018); recipient of the Curtin University Lifetime Achievement Award (2018). Dr Westerman has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to reducing the burden of mental ill health and suicide in Aboriginal communities both nationally and internationally. She has personally trained over 25,000+ individuals across Australia arguably making her the most in demand trainer in Australia.

    For more info or to register CLICK HERE
  • Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting (PACC)

    about 1 month ago
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    The next meeting of the Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee (PACC) will be held on Wednesday 20 February in the Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 10am to 12pm.

    The PACC meet quarterly to address Aboriginal issues associated with community safety and crime. These meetings are not forums for broader community issues but are open to the Aboriginal community and are inclusive of gender and age. Light refreshments will be provided for those who attend.

    For more information on PACC meetings, please contact Inspector Stuart Campbell at Kempsey Police Station on 6561 6199.

    The next meeting of the Police and Aboriginal Consultative Committee (PACC) will be held on Wednesday 20 February in the Kempsey Shire Council Chambers from 10am to 12pm.

    The PACC meet quarterly to address Aboriginal issues associated with community safety and crime. These meetings are not forums for broader community issues but are open to the Aboriginal community and are inclusive of gender and age. Light refreshments will be provided for those who attend.

    For more information on PACC meetings, please contact Inspector Stuart Campbell at Kempsey Police Station on 6561 6199.

  • Engage2Change Men's Behaviour Change Program

    about 1 month ago
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    Kempsey Families Men’s Behaviour Change program offers clients 4 individual counselling appointments to assess their hopes and goals for participating. These meetings are designed to work with men to self-assess if they are committed and ready to work towards non-violence and self-responsibility. The ongoing aim of these meetings is to prepare a man to move into our 12 week group program with up to 11 other men who have decided they are also ready to work towards change (non-violence).

    The Men’s Behaviour Change program aims to explore the impacts of abuse and violence on our partners, children, ourselves and others....

    Kempsey Families Men’s Behaviour Change program offers clients 4 individual counselling appointments to assess their hopes and goals for participating. These meetings are designed to work with men to self-assess if they are committed and ready to work towards non-violence and self-responsibility. The ongoing aim of these meetings is to prepare a man to move into our 12 week group program with up to 11 other men who have decided they are also ready to work towards change (non-violence).

    The Men’s Behaviour Change program aims to explore the impacts of abuse and violence on our partners, children, ourselves and others. We explore ideas about men’s role within the world and relationship, and examine the ideas that help/hurt what we are trying to achieve. We look at responses to conflict and what we contribute to the problem and how we can take responsibility for safety and self. Communication, self-reflection and dealing with strong emotions are also important elements of the group work program.

    Engage2Change will now be delivered in Kempsey (starting February 28th), Coffs Harbour (starting February 27th) and Nambucca Valley (mid-year). Service and Self Referrals are welcome.

    Alongside this program is the Women and Children’s Advocate who will support current or ex-partners of the men participating in the Engage2Change program.

    Click here to download the Engage2Change flyer or contact Kempsey Families Inc. direct on 6563 1588.
  • Yellow Ladybugs

    about 1 month ago
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    Yellow Ladybugs is dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women. Our mission is to improve the lives of autistic girls and women, when needed. We aim to do this by raising acceptance and awareness about the female presentation of autism in the education, employment, medical and general community. We also strive to create positive inclusive experiences for autistic girls and women and often advocate for the rights of autistic girls and women. We support identity first language, and uphold the values of "nothing about us, without us".

    Yellow Ladybugs is a volunteer community group who...

    Yellow Ladybugs is dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women. Our mission is to improve the lives of autistic girls and women, when needed. We aim to do this by raising acceptance and awareness about the female presentation of autism in the education, employment, medical and general community. We also strive to create positive inclusive experiences for autistic girls and women and often advocate for the rights of autistic girls and women. We support identity first language, and uphold the values of "nothing about us, without us".

    Yellow Ladybugs is a volunteer community group who proudly create social events, similar to birthday parties, where girls can come together and have the opportunity to meet and bond over their similar journey. Our vision is to foster a strong bond, which will ultimately create a network of friends outside of school.

  • National Youth Homelessness Conference 2019

    about 1 month ago
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    Tickets are now available for the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Conference - March 18-19.

    One in four Australians experiencing homelessness are children and young people aged 12-24, and this is widely acknowledged as an underestimate. Despite government initiatives to reduce homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, particularly young people, has increased disproportionately to population growth in the last 10 years. Current systems are not working and they are failing vulnerable, young Australians.

    This conference will look at what has or hasn’t happened to address youth homelessness in the past 10 years, what we have learnt works, what reforms are...

    Tickets are now available for the 2019 National Youth Homelessness Conference - March 18-19.

    One in four Australians experiencing homelessness are children and young people aged 12-24, and this is widely acknowledged as an underestimate. Despite government initiatives to reduce homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, particularly young people, has increased disproportionately to population growth in the last 10 years. Current systems are not working and they are failing vulnerable, young Australians.

    This conference will look at what has or hasn’t happened to address youth homelessness in the past 10 years, what we have learnt works, what reforms are required and the development of an agenda that we can advocate to Governments.


  • Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors Workshop

    about 1 month ago
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    Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors is a family history research workshop run by the State Library of NSW Indigenous Services team. Coming to Kempsey Shire Library in March 2019, this workshop will cover resources and strategies to assist you in researching your family history.

    You will learn:
    • How to search the Library’s collections
    • The significant collections held at the Library relating to the local area
    • Tips for using other important resources for Aboriginal family history research
    Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors also includes a Q&A session with the Indigenous Services team and practical guidance for navigating the State Library’s online...

    Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors is a family history research workshop run by the State Library of NSW Indigenous Services team. Coming to Kempsey Shire Library in March 2019, this workshop will cover resources and strategies to assist you in researching your family history.

    You will learn:
    • How to search the Library’s collections
    • The significant collections held at the Library relating to the local area
    • Tips for using other important resources for Aboriginal family history research
    Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors also includes a Q&A session with the Indigenous Services team and practical guidance for navigating the State Library’s online and offline resources.

    Join us for this workshop at Kempsey Shire Library on Thusday 7 March 2019, 1pm - 5pm

    Contact Angie Meers and Ruth Waite on 6566 3210 or email kempsey.library@kempsey.nsw.gov.au for more information.
  • Women of the Macleay

    about 1 month ago
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    Do you know a woman who has made her mark in the community through her achievements or contributions to others?

    Whether volunteering, providing strong leadership or advocating for change, strong women are vital in our community. Nominate one today!

    Do you know a woman who has made her mark in the community through her achievements or contributions to others?

    Whether volunteering, providing strong leadership or advocating for change, strong women are vital in our community. Nominate one today!