Rotary Club of Macksville

Meets in Macksville each week at a variety of venues – check Meeting Program tab for details


The Rotary Club of Macksville was chartered in 1955.  Since that time the club has continued to support its communities – local, national and global – with projects and fundraising by following the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”.

District 9650 Governor 2017/18 – Bob Ryan and Margaret

 2017/18  Club Office Bearers

President  – Garry McKay, Secretary – Rod Edwards, Treasurer – Steve Benson

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Macksville Riverside Project



Phase one of the project included the construction of a roofed stage on part of an existing jetty and some tiered seating adjacent which connects the footpath level in River Street to the parkland in front of the stage.

Phase two was a piled pontoon jetty about 25 metres upstream which provides all tide access to the CBD for passengers of larger vessels such as river cruise boats.

Phase one and two of this proud Rotary project accessed funds from the NSW State Government Better Boating Program, the Nambucca Shire Council, a District 9650 Rotary Foundation Grant and project funds from the Rotary Club of Macksville.

Phase three saw the construction of a Passive Craft Launching Area – providing access to the river for craft such as kayaks and stand up paddle boards.  This “beach” has a base of 30 large (1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4m) geofabric bags filled with sand and positioned on the river bank in a grid pattern of 6 rows of 5 bags.  The geofabric bag base provides an erosion proof insert into the river bank rock stabilisation revetment as well as a safe access point for paddlers and their craft.  The only remaining elements to be constructed are two picnic table and a shade structure.

Phase three was funded by a Federal Government Stronger Communities Grant.

All phases of this significant project were generously supported by local businesses including Nambucca Valley Cranes, Fortade Earthmoving, Macksville Mitre 10, Bilson Contracting, RCA, Fosters Earthworks, Austone, Sable Engineering, Noel Spalding, Graeme Welsh, Gal. Services and many others. The majority of the labour was volunteered including both Rotarians and other community members.