Council Update

Section 355 Committee – Community Representation – Closing Date Extended

Committees of Council play an important role in providing a mechanism for consultation, input and community engagement with residents, stakeholders and our various Town and Progress/Village Associations.

Council is currently calling for nominations for the below committees:

  • Blayney Shire Access Advisory Committee – inviting a minimum of 5 community representatives.
  • Blayney Shire Financial Assistance Committee – 4 community representatives
  • Blayney Shire Sports Council – minimum of 5 sporting or community representatives
  • Blayney Shire Cemetery Forum – 1 community representative for each cemetery in the Shire (being Newbridge, Millthorpe, Neville, Hobbys Yards, Blayney, Lyndhurst and Carcoar).
  • Cultural Centre Working Group - 3 community representatives
  • Blayney Shire Floodplain Management Committee - minimum of 2 community representatives

Nominations forms are available from Council’s website. Please complete and return to Council by Monday 30 October 2017.

Notice of Council Meeting

The October Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held in the Chambers, Blayney Shire Community Centre, on Monday 16 October 2017, commencing at 6.00pm. Members of the community are welcome to attend. A copy of the Business Paper will be available on Council’s website from Thursday 12 October 2017.

2018 Australia Day Awards

Members of the Blayney Shire community are invited to nominate persons whom they consider worthy of a 2018 Australia Day Award.  There will be five categories which include:
Citizen of the year Award
Young Citizen of the year Award
Community Event of the Year Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Appreciation Award

Please visit Council’s website to submit your nomination on line.

Proposed Road Closing

Under Section 35 of the Roads Act 1993, notice is given that the Minister for Lands and Forestry will consider the closing of a road in connection with a road closing application proposed by Council.

Council (acting on behalf of the Minister) will receive submissions regarding the proposal.  All submissions received will be referred to the Minister’s delegate for a decision regarding the proposed road closing.

The road under consideration comprises Council public road known as Forest Reefs Road, Millthorpe from the intersection with Elliott Street to the Main Western Railway subway. Upon closure of the road Council intends to sell the land to the adjoining owner.

All interested persons are invited to make submissions concerning the proposal to the General Manager, Blayney Shire Council, PO Box 62 BLAYNEY NSW 2799, within twenty-eight (28) days of the date of this advertisement.

Regarding the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act, information contained in such submissions may, at the discretion of Blayney Shire Council and NSW Department of Industry - Lands, be referred to the person(s) who initiated the proposal for appropriate consideration.

For all enquiries please contact Mr Grant Baker on (02) 6368 2104.

Temporary Closure of Coombing Street Bridge

As part of the Blayney Shire Council’s Bridge Replacement Program, the Coombing Street Bridge in Carcoar is being replaced.

The bridge will be closed from 25 September 2017 for the duration of construction which is expected to take up to 10 weeks, pending weather and any unforeseen circumstances.

Access is available through Danvers Street, or across the low level crossing on Coombing Street.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr Nathan Skelly on 6368 2104.

Community Village Plans Review

Individual Town/Village Community Plans were developed and endorsed by Council in 2015/16.

A list of community projects, aspirations and objectives were grouped into an overarching strategy and listed in order of collective priority as determined by the community forums. These local level community plans will now be reviewed and updated to form the Blayney Shire Community Strategic Plan.

Council invites the local community to attend a workshop to discuss and review these Community Village Plans.


Wednesday 4 October

6pm - 8pm

Lyndhurst Soldiers’ Memorial Hall


Wednesday 18 October

7pm - 9pm

Mandurama Memorial Hall


Monday 23 October

6pm - 8pm

Newbridge Showground Hall


Wednesday 8 November

10am -12pm & 6pm - 8pm

Blayney Shire Community Centre



Wednesday 22 November

6pm - 8pm

Carcoar School of Arts Hall


Wednesday 15 November

7pm – 9pm

Millthorpe School of Arts Hall


Wednesday 29 November

7pm - 9pm

Neville Memorial Hall

Regional Economic Development Strategy Workshop

Calling all local business operators, farmers and industry representatives – your ideas are crucial to help get funding for regional development in the Blayney Shire
A Regional Economic Development Strategy Workshop will be held on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at the Blayney Shire Community Centre from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

The workshop will help guide discussion to:

  • Help describe the key economic features that define your area.
  • Outline the core competencies, endowments and economic rivers.
  • Identify the opportunities, threats and weaknesses of economic growth.
  • Pinpoint gaps in regional infrastructure.
  • Rank priorities for infrastructure projects to support development.

Everyone’s input in is valuable so we strongly encourage all representatives from across the community to come along. Please RSVP to or 6368 2104 by Friday 13 October 2017 to register your attendance.

Blayney Shire Sports Awards

The annual Blayney Shire Sports Awards Presentation Dinner is to be held Saturday 21 October, 7pm in the Blayney Shire Community Centre.

Tickets are available at the Adelaide Street Caltex Service Centre at $40 for adults and $25 for 17 years and younger.

This year’s M.C. is ABC Western Region Chief of Staff, Nick Lowther and the night’s guest speaker will be international footballer James Grant, who now lives in Orange.

Yearly winners from each of the 5 sports categories (Junior, Senior, Veteran, Teams and Volunteers) will be announced at the dinner, each receiving a $500 cheque courtesy of five local businesses.

Development Determinations – September 2017

Below is a list of Development Applications determined during the month of September 2017.

DA No.




Erection of Dwelling

36 Church Street, Millthorpe


Change of Use - Garage Habitable Room

988 Browns Creek Road, Browns Creek


Change of Use - Cafe and Footpath Trading

16 Victoria Street, Millthorpe


Installation of a Manufactured Dwelling Home

71 Olive Street, Mandurama


Alterations & Additions to an Existing Dwelling & Carport with Change of Use

38 Elliott Street, Millthorpe


Cellar Door & Footpath Trading

24 Victoria Street, Millthorpe


Erection of a Shed

24 Chesney Lane, Browns Creek


Section 68 - Septic System

24 Chesney Lane, Browns Creek


Installation of a Swim Spa

12 Johnston Crescent, Blayney


Additions and Alterations to an Existing Dwelling

4 Stirling Place, Blayney


Erection of Signage

1-3 Maria Street, Blayney


Modification - Alter Access to Lot 4

207 Long Swamp Road, Forest Reefs


Decommissioning of 3 UPSS Tanks (Underground Petroleum Storage System)

12 Lawson Street Blayney


Enclosed Glass Room

28 Raphael Street Blayney

Copies of the consents are available for public inspection, free of charge, during ordinary business hours at Council’s Planning and Environmental Services Department.


Last modified: 12 Oct 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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