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Kempsey Shire Council Local Government Area

Agency name:
Kempsey Shire Council
Area web address:
Area description:

Kempsey Shire Council is located on the north coast of NSW, covering an area of 3,380 square kilometres, between the Pacific Ocean to the east, Five Day Creek in the west, Grassy Head to the north and Kundabung to the south. The Shire encompasses the catchment of the Macleay River

Council manages a total of eight (8) water supply systems, providing drinking water to Kempsey and the Lower Macleay (includes the towns of Frederickton, Smithtown and Gladstone), the coastal villages of Crescent Head, Hat Head, South West Rocks and Stuarts Point along with the upriver villages of Willawarrin, Bellbrook and the Thungutti Aboriginal Community.


Current Restriction

Restriction name:
Level 3
Restriction type:
Temporary
Start date:
02/12/2019
End date:
Restriction web address:
Description summary:

DOMESTIC RESIDENTIAL USE

Gardens and lawns

PERMITED

Every second day using the “odds & evens" calendar days matching your house number. No watering on 31st of the month.
• Handheld hose fitted with cut off trigger or control nozzle for a max. of 10 mins/day between 4.00pm to 9.00am

BANNED
• All sprinklers, micro-sprinklers and irrigation systems

Washing car, boat including trailer, truck, Caravan

PERMITED

Limited to once a week in lieu of watering gardens and lawns on the “odd or even” calendar day matching your house number, between 4.00pm to 9.00am. No washing of vehicles on 31st of the month.
• Buckets only for washing car, boat including trailer, truck or caravan – on lawn or gavelled areas
• Commercial car wash facility any time

BANNED
• Use of hoses or pressure cleaners to wash cars, boats, trailers, trucks or caravans

Boat motors used in a saltwater environment (includes boat and trailer)

PERMITTED
• Boat motors: Handheld hose or “muffs” for no more than 1 mins on a lawn or gravel area on day of use
• Boat and trailer: Spot rinse with bucket and sponge on lawn or gravel area on day of use only

Note: Full wash only limited to once a week using the “odds and evens” calendar days matching your house number. No watering on 31st of month

BANNED
• Use of hoses or pressure cleaners to wash boats and trailers

Cleaning windows, houses, roofs & gutters

BANNED
• NO Hosing or pressure cleaning windows, houses, roofs or gutters
• Buckets or pressure cleaners only for health and safety reasons such as a result of an accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency.

Washing driveways & paved areas

BANNED
• NO Hosing or pressure cleaning any hardstand area/driveway or use chemicals or cleaning products
• Handheld hose fitted with cut off trigger or control nozzle or pressure cleaner used for health and/or safety reasons only, such as a result of an accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency

Swimming pools, spa pools, ponds and fountains

PERMITTED
• New pools may be filled only with the written consent of Kempsey Shire Council (Limited to 2 per month)
• Topping up allowed by handheld hose only for a maximum of 10 mins and only between 4.00pm and 9.00am on allocated “odds and evens” calendar days

ENCOURGAGE
• Minimise evaporation and water loss by installing a pool cover and to use rainwater collection from any adjacent roof down pipe to help reduce the need for topping up of the pool

BANNED
• NO emptying and filling of existing pools

COMMERCIAL, BUISNESS AND PUPLIC OPEN SPACE USE

please refer to Councils web page

http://www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/water/water-restrictions.html