Council Update

March Council Meeting

The March Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held in the Chambers, Blayney Shire Community Centre, on Monday 19 March 2018, commencing at 6.00pm. Members of the community are welcome to attend. A copy of the Business Paper is available on Council’s website.

Event Planning Information Night

Council is holding an Event Planning Information Night on Monday 26 March 2018 from 6pm at the Blayney Shire Community Centre.

This event has been initiated by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and NSW Police in conjunction with Council to help event organisers within our region better plan, manage and understand the requirements of RMS, Police, Risk and Councils.

Come along for tips and answers on how to successfully organise your next event. A light supper will be supplied.

Please RSVP by Friday 23 March to Nikki Smith on 6368 2104 or via email:

Healthy Town Challenge 2018 – Deadline Extended

Following on from the success of the Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge last year, Blayney Shire Council has secured a $15,000 grant to implement strategies to assist people to make healthy choices, keep active and eat well as part of the 2018 NSW Healthy Town Challenge.

The joint initiative of the NSW Office of Preventive Health and the Heart Foundation will see the Blayney Shire compete against Coraki, North Wyong, Nashdale/ Borenore/ Canobolas, Bourke with the winning town receiving an additional $5,000 to implement health programs.

The Challenge kicks off this week and runs until August 2018.

Individuals need to sign up to the Get Healthy Service on 1300 806 258 (Monday – Friday 8am-8pm) before 21 March 2018 to be counted towards the registration numbers for the Challenge. The Get Healthy Service is available all year round to anyone living in NSW over 16 years.

Stay tuned to the Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge Facebook page (@HealthyHappyWC) for more details and local activities.

Documents on Public Exhibition

Following the February Council meeting, Council is seeking comment on the following policies:

  • Gifts and Benefits Policy
  • Media Spokesperson Policy
  • Corporate Credit Card Policy
  • Related Parties Disclosures Policy
  • Public Liability Community Celebration Policy
  • Mobile Device Usage Policy
  • Social Media Policy
  • Payment of Expenses and the Provision of Facilities to the Mayor and Councillors Policy

Written submissions are to be received by Council prior to close of business Friday 30 March 2018.

These documents are available for viewing by visiting Council’s website or Council’s office.

Hay Bale Art Challenge – 16 to 23 April 2018

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 Blayney and Villages Hay Bale Art Challenge. Now in its third year, this local community event is attracting thousands of visitors to Blayney and villages to view the amazing hay bale art sculptures that pop up in paddocks to welcome cyclists for the annual B2B.

Hay bales will be displayed on route from Blayney to Bathurst through Barry, Hobbys Yards, Trunkey Creek, Newbridge and beyond.

Artwork will be judged and winners announced on Wednesday 18 April 2018.

If you would like to decorate a hay bale or make a hay bale sculpture, please email by Monday 2 April 2018.

Entry forms and Terms and Conditions are available on Council’s website.


Last modified: 15 Mar 2018

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Facsimilie: (02) 6368 3290

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

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