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Seniors Week at CentrePoint
5 Mar 2015
During Seniors week 2015, CentrePoint will focus on promoting rest, relaxation and rewards for seniors in the Blayney community.
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Textures for One Exhibition
4 Mar 2015
A ‘Red Hat’ is the central theme for the major Textures For One Exhibition showcasing art, craft and demonstrations at the Blayney Council Community Centre on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March.
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Free Cuppa For The Driver Starts This Week
27 Feb 2015
Drivers travelling along western region roads over the next three months are being encouraged to stop, take a break and receive a free cuppa - it's all part of the multi award winning Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme
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Essential Energy Inspections Give A Bird's Eye of the Network
27 Feb 2015
Essential Energy will take to the air to patrol more than 900 kilometres of powerlines and associated network infrastructure in the Blayney region over the next four weeks
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Community Banner Poles, Community Centre and CentrePoint
19 Feb 2015
Residents may have noticed the recently erected banner poles on the Mid Western Hwy at Hill and Carcoar Streets., New state-of-the-art audio visual, lighting and sound equipment have now been installed in the Community Centre, Pop them in to CentrePoint’s Tuesday KindyFit crèche between 9am – 12pm

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News & Highlights

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Council Update
5 Mar 2015
A weekly update from Council
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$13m Tourism Boost to Blayney Economy
18 Feb 2015
An average $13 million per year in tourism expenditure is boosting the local Blayney Shire economy.
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WBC Alliance - Success of Regional Alliance
18 Feb 2015
Better services, increased employment, over $5.7 million saved are the results from a very successful 12 year alliance between Wellington, Blayney and Cabonne Councils and Central Tablelands Water.
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General Manager Update
5 Feb 2015
Something that we will hear a lot about this year is Fit for the Future. Following consultation and a formal Independent Panel Review into the leadership, governance, finance arrangements, meeting infrastructure needs and future challenges of local government, in 2014 the NSW Government developed the Fit for the Future package.
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CentrePoint Reopens - Monday February 2nd 2015
28 Jan 2015
On Monday the 2nd of February, CentrePoint will open its doors and kick off all programs and activities. Come on in and have a splash in our freshly resurfaced swimming pools, experience enhanced levels of comfort in our revamped gymnasium and aerobics rooms, and check out our exciting new Group Fitness Timetable.

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What's On?

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Blayney Show | 7th March
Blayney Showground, Blayney NSW 2799 T 02 6368 2270 - Helen Burton https://www.facebook.com/BlayneyShow phburton@bigpond.com Come and see all entertainment and attractions at this years’ show! See the Horse ring, Animal nursery, Arts and Craft, Heritage tractors, U Beaut Ute and much more..
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Nutrient Cycling in Soils Workshops | 12th March 9am - 1pm
Blayney Community Centre, Blayney NSW 2799 A range of guest speakers will look at the most economical and sustainable ways of increasing soil fertility in cropping and pasture systems. Presenters: • Tony Cox (NSW DPI) - Better Fertiliser Decisions • Graeme Schwenke (NSW DPI) - Nitrogen management • Ian Packer (Soilpac consulting) - What the numbers mean and interpreting soil results • Cambell Muldoon (MPac Consulting) - Agronomy of nutrient management • Aaron Simpson (NSW DPI) - Results from the CAMBI & SCARP Soil Carbon project RSVP and more info is available from Neroli Brennan 0428 692 713 or neroli.brennan@lls.nsw.gov.au Contact Phil Cranney for more information 6363 7888 or phil.cranney@lls.nsw.gov.au
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Millamolong John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival | 14 to 15 March
Millamolong Polo Club, Boonderoo Road, Mandurama NSW 2792 T: 6361 4461 Club Office Introducing the exclusive and uniquely designed Saddle Row tents for true Country Glamour! Beautifully catered for by Edwena Mitchell, enjoy a Big Game hamper, your personalized Beer & Gear butler service, 3 drinks vouchers, the best pitchside position, plus loads more!
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Opening of CentrePoint Sport & Leisure | 15th March
79 Osman Street, Blayney NSW 2799 T: 6368 2544 centrepoint@blayney.nsw.gov.au http://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/centrepoint/centrepoint-sport-and-leisure-centre Please join Council and the Hon John Cobb MP for the official opening of CentrePoint Sport & Leisure on Sunday 15th March 2015 from 8.30am until 12.30pm. Plenty of fun things to do including a jumping castle for the children.
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Lyndhurst Rifle Club Annual Prize Meeting | 14 to 15 March
Lynhurst Rifle Club, Lyndhurst NSW 2797 T: 0459 762 308 http://www.lyndhurstrc.com Lyndhurst Rifle Club annual prize meeting,. The official opening of the Club's new range will be held on the Saturday. Profits from the meeting are being donated to Uralba.

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Orange City Council resolved at their February meeting that they would not support a shared services model with either Cabonne Council or Blayney Shire.  Blayney , Cabonne and Wellington have been part of a successful Alliance for many years now and have seen many advantages from this arrangement.  Cabonne and Blayney Councils will now be considering an invitation from Orange Council to undertake a business case to independently investigate the advantages and disadvantage of any potential merger of the local government areas. While this is not Blayney Shire’s preferred direction, Councillors will consider this invitation over the next month as well as continuing working on our stand alone submission to the State Government.  All councils have until the 30th June this year to submit their plan to the State Government demonstrating how they will be sustainable into the future and Blayney Council will be exploring every option to meet the Office of Local Governments criteria and we will be seeking input from our community as our options become clearer over the next few months.

Our refurbished Centrepoint Sport and Leisure Centre looks amazing with the freshly painted pool a feature. There has been over $350,000 spent on the facility with support from our Federal member John Cobb; and the contractors and council staff have work very hard throughout January to complete the project in a short time frame.  I would urge everyone throughout the Shire to drop in and have a look at the improvements and take advantage of the program's and activities that are offered at CentrePoint.

This Sunday morning the first Blayney Farmers Markets are being held at Carrington Park.  The organising committee have attracted a wonderful variety of stalls selling local produce and I believe the breakfast and coffee will be worth the visit alone.  This is a wonderful event for our Shire and it’s important that it is well supported by our community so it can grow and become a valuable regular event within our area.

 

Scott Ferguson - Mayor 

 

 

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Facsimilie: (02) 6368 3290
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

Council opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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