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COVID-19 Social Media Competition
27 Mar 2020
Blayney Shire Council is working to spread awareness to stay at home and practice social distancing but we are also want to find some positives in the current situation and encourage a positive state of mind and support our local businesses.
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Belubula River Precinct - Concept Master Plan
4 Mar 2020
In 2019 Council undertook a survey with regards to the walk along the Belubula River. 90% of respondents would use the area more regularly if it was improved.
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Sculptures By The Bush Competition
24 Feb 2020
This year the Hay Bale Challenge is expanding to an all-inclusive ‘Sculptures by the Bush’ event which will cover the whole of Blayney Shire with a variety of different programs to get involved in. The event will have three different categories for residents to enter in including the Hay Bale Art Challenge, a Farm Art Challenge and the Scarecrow Competition.
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Drought Communities Program Extension 2019
2 Dec 2019
Sporting groups, Hall/Showground and Recreation Ground Trusts, Community Village/Progress Committees and Organisations are invited to nominate an infrastructure project to be considered for funding under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program Extension, as announced on 7 November 2019.
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Heavy Vehicle Route Investigation
27 Nov 2019
Blayney Shire Council has recently received funding from the NSW Government to develop a Business Case for the development of the Blayney Heavy Vehicle Route.

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General Manager Update
2 Apr 2020
The NSW Government has launched a new COVID-19 (coronavirus) website with information about how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing to serve the NSW community.
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Council Update
2 Apr 2020
Blayney Shire Council is working to spread awareness to stay at home and practice social distancing but we also want to find some positives in the current situation to encourage a positive state of mind as well as supporting our local businesses.
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Blayney Shire Takeaway Options
25 Mar 2020
A list of the Blayney Shire Takeaway food and drink options currently available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Public Notice - Sale of Land for Unpaid Rates - Please be advised this has been postponed with a new date to be confirmed
6 Mar 2020
Notice is hereby given to the owners of the properties listed in the attachment that Blayney Shire Council has resolved on 17 February 2020, in accordance with Section 713 of the Local Government Act 1993, to sell the land described on which the amounts of rates stated in each case as at 17 February 2020 are due.
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Media Release - CentrePoint Reopening Update
5 Mar 2020
The CentrePoint Sport and Leisure Centre is currently undergoing a $4.8 million upgrade and has been closed since July 2019. The project is now scheduled to be completed by late April.

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Sculptures By The Bush | 6th - 27th April 2020
A new tourist trail of outdoor creative artworks will dot the scenic landscapes around Blayney for Sculptures in the Bush, an event that has expanded from the Hay Bale Art Challenge. There will be competitions for Hay Bale Art, Farm Art and Scarecrows. A digital map of this year’s entrants will be made available closer to the event with hard copies available for pick up from the Visitor Information Centre in Orange and Blayney. https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/news/hot-topics/sculptures-by-the-bush-competition Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sculpturesbythebush/
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Carcoar Down to Earth Gardening and Plant Expo | 26th April 2020
Now's the time to make sure that the Down to Earth Gardening Expo and Plant Fair is marked in your diary! The event, which aims to highlight ecology and sustainability along with the relaxation and pleasure to be derived from gardening, will be held in the picturesque Carcoar Showground. Stallholders will be showcasing rare plants as well as specialty garden products. In addition visitors to the expo will have the opportunity to learn more about various aspects of gardening and sustainability from a range of expert speakers. The Carcoar Hospital Museum which organises the event will also be giving guided tour of the historic building which is adjacent to the expo site. https://www.facebook.com/Down-to-Earth-Gardening-Expo-and-Plant-Fair-1828601524042153/
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Millthorpe Garden Ramble | 31st October - 1st November 2020
Millthorpe village and surrounds, from 10am to 4pm. A range of gardens open in Millthorpe village and surrounds over two days with workshops and special events. $25 for all gardens or $5 each. Contact Lyndall Harrison millthorpegardenramble@gmail.com https://www.millthorpevillage.com.au/events-venues/ https://www.facebook.com/millthorpegardenramble/

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Mayoral Comment-2-325x130

 

For the past two years Blayney Shire Council has been investigating ways to stimulate residential development in the town of Blayney and in particular increase the number of new parcels of land available for building a new house.

During this time, Councils convened a well attended community workshop with a variety of stakeholders, has had numerous meeting with land developers and investigated several options around our fees and charges associated with land development.

Unfortunately, none of this work has created any new building blocks in our town so Councillors have decided to purchase and develop a new residential subdivision in Plumb Street.  We are seeing an increase of interest in people wanting to build and invest in Blayney and with the potential new mine at Kings Plains we are determined not to miss the opportunity to develop high quality residential blocks and encourage our town and shire to grow.

Our investigations have revealed that there is current and future demand for new blocks yet there is still a price gap in the market that private developers cannot fill at the moment.  Blayney Shire and region is well placed to capitalise on future population growth and investment in Central NSW but we must be able to offer existing and new residents quality blocks to build on and grow our community.

After a long period of exploring different options I’m really excited by this initiative to develop this land and create some momentum in our real estate as well as acknowledging how confident that we are in the future of Blayney township and our Shire.

Council has the advantage of being able access a very low interest loan from the state government directly supporting this type of development and infrastructure, which is great timing for our project. 

We will now progress with the Development Application for the land and will start considering the options for building the new street and infrastructure as well as a future marketing strategy.  I am confident that this real estate development will be well received and will provide the confidence and encouragement to the private sector to enter the market and invest in our community into the future.

 

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

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Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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