Council Update

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Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge – Join Now!

The Healthy and Happy Wellness Challenge runs from 1 September 2017 to 30 November 2017. This program aims to motivate people of all ages across Blayney Shire to eat healthy, socialise and get moving to look after their body and mind.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved, with weekly team progress for weight loss, kilometres exercised and glasses of water consumed monitored through the Blayney Chronicle.

An information night will be held in the Blayney Shire Community Centre on Monday 28 August 2017 commencing at 5.30pm. This is free to join.

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Australian Event Awards Finalist 2017

The Blayney Hay Bale Art Challenge 2017 has been named as a National Finalist in the Australian Best Events awards.

The Australian Event Awards is the national awards program for the Australian events industry. It is the only opportunity for Australian event professionals to compete directly right across the nation and across all facets of the industry to establish which are Australia’s best events and event-related goods, services and innovations.

The Blayney Hay Bale Art Challenge is also nominated for Australia’s Favourite Event. The event with the most votes will win this category. We are encouraging everyone to vote by visiting

Bulky Waste Clean-Up

Council is providing a Kerbside Bulky Waste Clean-up for all residents currently receiving a domestic waste and recycling collection service. As part of the new waste and recycling contract the annual bulky and green waste clean-ups are now being combined to streamline the service and improve efficiency.

Please place your waste neatly next to the edge of the kerb, not blocking the footpath, at your normal weekly bin collection point.

It is important to separate your waste into four (4) separate piles:
• Scrap Metal & White Goods
• Bundled Organics
• E-Waste
• General Bulky Waste

Please secure items to avoid windblown littering. Organics & loose items must be tied securely with rope or string, into bundles or contained in sturdy boxes. The total volume of waste presented for collection must not exceed two (2) cubic metres. Items must be able to be reasonably removed by two people.

Residents are requested to put your waste out on Sunday 27 August 2017.

Enquiries can be directed to NetWaste Customer Service on 1300 725 415.

National Garage Sale Trail

The National Garage Sale Trail will be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017. Households, schools and community groups in the Blayney Shire are welcomed to be involved.

Last year Blayney Shire LGA had the most garage sales per head of population within NSW over one big day. Now with the Garage Sale Trail being held over the entire weekend, there will be double the fun!
If you are interested please visit Sellers and shoppers can register for free.

Notice of Public Exhibition – Amendment to The Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012

Blayney Shire Council hereby gives public notice that an amendment to the Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012 (The Plan) and supporting documents are placed on public exhibition for review and comment. The Plan applies to:

• Lot 286 DP 1018875, 61 Forest Reefs Road, Millthorpe.

• The amendment seeks to rezone the land from RU1 Primary Production to RU5 Village under the Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

The Plan and supporting documents are on public exhibition from Monday 25 July 2017 until Tuesday 22 August 2017

Written submissions on the Draft LEP amendment must be received by Council by close of business on Tuesday 22 August 2017

Location for inspection of documents

• Blayney Shire Council Office
• Blayney Shire Council website –
• Blayney Post Office, 60 Adelaide Street, Blayney
• Millthorpe Post Office, 44 Park Street, Millthorpe

Exhibition hard-copies are for review only and should not be removed from their locations. Please contact Council if more copies are required.

Change to Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012

Blayney Shire Council has amended Local Environmental Plan 2012, in particular to extend the period of time specified in Clause 4.2A(4) for the take-up of existing holding dwelling entitlements. The time frame has been extended to 23 November 2017.

The minimum area required for erection of a dwelling in the rural areas (RU1 & RU2 zones) is generally 100ha. The existing holding provision allows a development application (DA) to be lodged and considered for the construction of a dwelling on a vacant property, where the area of the land is under 100ha.

Such entitlement should be first confirmed by Council through a property search. If it is established that you have an existing holding, a DA for a dwelling must be lodged before 23 November 2017 for consideration. Should a DA not be lodged prior to that date the ability to erect a dwelling on the land would be lost.

Further information is available by phoning Council’s Planning and Environmental Services Department or visiting Council’s Website.



Last modified: 17 Aug 2017

Blayney Shire Council

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

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Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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