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MORE CCTV FOR MACLEAY VALLEY

Another security boost for the Macleay Valley, with CCTV being rolled out at a number of crime hotspots. This week sixteen cameras will be installed along Kempsey’s Smith and Belgrave Streets. Following that, more will be put up at South West Rocks, Crescent Head and West Kempsey “They’ve been planned for almost ten years now, and so it’s great to finally see it come to fruition, we got a funding from the State Government earlier this year and it’s starting straight away,” Kempsey Shire Council’s Marilyn Breen said. The rollout should be finished by November.

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STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS IN HEALTH

Aboriginal students were encouraged to think about a future in health today, at a new Careers Expo in Kempsey. The Mid North Coast Local Health District teamed up with four local universities, to showcase the variety of pathways on offer. More than 150 high school students from all over the region attended the event – speaking one-on-one with professionals and taking part in hands-on workshops.

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KEMPSEY CINEMA PLANS STALLED

Plans for a $6-million cinema in Kempsey have hit a roadblock, with the Office of Local Government rejecting the public-private partnership. Council wants to enter into commercial agreements with Majestic Cinemas and Kempsey Central to build and operate the cinema. But the OLG has criticised council’s planning of the project – saying it hasn’t adequately addressed the financial risks. Council’s General Manager David Rawlings says it’s unfortunate no weight was given to the social and economic risks of the project not going ahead. The matter will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting next Tuesday.

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AKUBRA CLASSIC TO GO AHEAD

Kempsey’s Akubra Classic will go ahead this weekend as planned, despite the wet forecast. There were fears the event could be washed-out for a second time, but organisers made a final call this morning. If it is rained out, the Classic will be moved to the following weekend.

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