General Manager Update

Kerbside Bulky Waste Clean Up

The annual Kerbside Bulky Waste Clean-up is on for 2 weeks from Monday 28 August to Friday 8 September, for residents in Blayney Shire local government area who are receiving a domestic waste and recycling collection service.

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 4 separate piles; Scrap Metal & White Goods, Bundled Organics, E-Waste and General Bulky Waste.

Please secure items to avoid windblown littering.  Organics and 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 2 cubic metres and must be able to be reasonably removed by 2 people.

Both the Contractor and Council have the right to reject any items that they consider unacceptable. If you have any enquiries, please call NetWaste Customer Service on 1300 725 415.

Residents are requested to put waste out by Sunday 27 August.

Stronger Country Communities Fund

The NSW Government announced the Stronger Country Communities Fund and guidelines are available on this website - http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/invest-in-nsw/regional-opportunities/stronger-country-communities-fund  

Eligible projects include, building new community facilities, refurbishing existing local facilities and enhancing local parks and supporting facilities.
The program is available to all 92 NSW regional local government areas; and both state government and non-government organisations can submit eligible community infrastructure projects, in partnership with local councils.  However, Council must be the applicant and is responsible for submitting the application.  Blayney Shire has been allocated $1.57 million over 2 years with a Round 1 allocation of $785,486 in 2017/18.  Applications open on 20 September and close 18 October 2017.

Council is seeking input for your community preferred projects via the Town and Village Committee/Hall/Progress Associations in Blayney, Millthorpe, Carcoar, Mandurama, Lyndhurst, Neville, Newbridge and Hobbys Yards/Barry; Blayney Shire Sports Council and local sports associations and community groups. 

Applications will be assessed against the program funding criteria and evidence of local community support.  Each project will require 2 quotes; or at least 1 quote and 1 estimate from a quantity surveyor or equivalent, which can been done internally through Council.  Projects greater than $150,000 will still be required to comply with NSW Local Government Regulations (2005), Local Government Tendering and Capital Expenditure guidelines.
 
Projects which may not be developed to ‘shovel ready’ status at the present time will have another 12 months to be prepared for the same funding allocation before Round 2 in 2018/19. Projects may be across a number of locations for a particular asset class e.g. playground equipment upgrades, new toilets or upgrade of public amenities. The project will be considered on its merits and community benefits.
It is anticipated that Council in partnership with community groups, will be in a position to develop the list of projects for the September and October Council meetings. 
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
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

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

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