Council Update

Are you thinking of nominating for Council?

Local Government Elections for Blayney Shire Council are being held on Saturday 9 September 2017
Are you a prospective candidate?
Would you like to know more about what life as a Councillor is really like? Hear first hand about what it means to be an elected representative for Blayney Shire Council.  
Learn via a Q&A panel session about the roles and responsibilities of undertaking civic duty, the process involved to nominate and then what life is like after being elected.

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors will be in attendance to share their personal insights.




8 May 17


Barry School Community Hall

9 May 17


Millthorpe School of Arts Hall

16 May 17


Blayney Shire Community Centre

18 May 17


Carcoar School of Arts Hall


Documents on Public Exhibition 

Council is seeking comment on the proposal to declare Blayney Shire Local Government Area a Fossicking District. Information on the proposal can be downloaded from council’s website at 

Written submissions are to be received by Council prior to close of business Thursday 25 May 2017.


Redmond Oval Bore

Construction of a new water bore at Redmond Oval has been completed. The bore is expected to yield approximately 1.4L/s and will be used to supplement the potable water supply currently being used to irrigate the new oval surface.

Council were successful in obtaining a grant from the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund for the construction and fit out of the bore. It is anticipated a saving of approximately $14,000 per year will be saved on the need for potable water.

CentrePoint Temporary Gym Closure

Work to expand and upgrade CentrePoint’s gym will commence early next month.
Due to minor construction activities, the gym will be closed between the hours of 7.00am - 4:30pm on Monday 1 - Wednesday 3 May. 

Use of the gym will still be possible before and after these times, however some areas will be marked out of bounds.

Council thanks you for your understanding during this time.

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Hay Bale Art Challenge

A big thank you and congratulations to all of the participants who entered the 2017 Blayney Hay Bale Art Challenge. Now in its second year, the community turned up the creativity with impressive hay bale artworks and almost double the number of entries.

Developed by Blayney Shire Council and the Blayney Town Association in support of the NAB B2B Cycling Festival, the event aims to encourage greater visitation to Blayney and villages before and after the event, drive economic growth, increase community engagement and showcase the culture and rural landscape of the area.

To assist with the development of the event, we would appreciate community feedback, to continue to improve the experience of visitors and community participants involved. 
Please complete a short survey available online at or pick up a form from Council’s office.

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Blayney Library Survey

The Blayney Library Survey is your chance to tell us what you want from your Library.
Council is looking for your overall satisfaction with equipment, facilities, collections and services provided. Your honest feedback allows us to identify areas or services that need improving. We will be using your responses to help build a better picture of what the Library service is to our community. 

Have your say and complete the short survey on our website or pick up a survey from Council’s office.

Public Notice

Identification of Road Boundary – Forest Reefs Road (Roads Act 1993)
Pursuant to Part 3 of the Roads Act 1993, Council has had undertaken a survey to identify the boundary of Forest Reefs Road in the vicinity of 902 Forest Reefs Road, and opposite Quarry Farm Lane.

The Survey Plan entitled “Plan of Redefinition of Forest Reefs Road fronting Lots 84 & 85 in DP750360 and Lot 2 in DP1182386 under Sections 18-21 of the Roads Act 1993”, has been prepared and is available for inspection.

Council will accept written submissions from interested parties until 4.00pm, Thursday 4 May 2017.

Interested parties can view the proposed plan at Council Offices, or make enquiries by contacting Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Mr Grant Baker, during business hours.

Free Microchipping for Companion Animals 

Blayney Shire Council, in conjunction with NSW Office of Local Government, are running a free microchipping opportunity for residents of Blayney Shire. Owners have the opportunity to have their Cat and/or Dog microchipped (two companion animals per person max).

The program will run to 30 June 2017 or until all program funds are expended, whichever occurs first.

For further information on the program contact Blayney Shire Council or to book your pet in please contact Blayney Vets on 6368 2264.


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What's On

Blayney Anglican Parish Book Fair
21 - 29 April 2017
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Storytime, Blayney Library
4 May 2017
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Business Bootcamp, Blayney Community Centre
10 May 2017
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The Macquarie Male Singers, Mandurama Hall
2 July 2017

Full details of local events can be found on Council’s website


Last modified: 27 Apr 2017

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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