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Community Financial Assistance Program Round 1 – 2020/21
3 Jun 2020
Applications are invited for the first round under the 2020/21 Community Financial Assistance Program.
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Blayney ready to grow with new residential land for sale
13 May 2020
It has been almost a decade since the Blayney township has had new residential blocks available for home construction. With the official launch of Streatfeild Close land development on Tuesday 21 May, 14 new residential blocks close to King George Oval, Schools and town centre are available for sale. Mayor, Scott Ferguson has officially unveiled the off plan release for Streatfeild Close located off 32 Plumb Street.
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Sculptures By The Bush Competition
12 May 2020
New Confirmed Dates! 6 July - 19 July 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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Blayney is Making it Blue
29 Apr 2020
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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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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General Manager Update
4 Jun 2020
Council meetings are now being held at the Blayney Shire Community Centre, however in accordance with Government regulations, members of the public are not permitted to attend as this would have the total number of people exceed 10.
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Council Update
4 Jun 2020
An Extra Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 9 June 2020, commencing at 6.00pm. Members of the community are able to livestream this meeting via Council’s livestreaming channel on YouTube. A copy of the Business Paper will be available on Council’s website on Friday.
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Council Connect - May 2020 NewsletterThis link will open in a new window
28 May 2020
The May Council Connect e-newsletter has information the Library re-opening, Sculptures by the Bush registrations and more
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Blayney Shire Eat & Shop Local
11 May 2020
A list of the Blayney Shire Takeaway food and drink options currently available during the COVID-19 outbreak as well as retail businesses operating hours.
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Draft Developer Servicing Plan for sewer on Public Exhibition
8 May 2020
Section 64 of the Local Government Act 1993 enables a Council to charge developers for water supply, wastewater and stormwater. This derives from a cross-reference in the Local Government Act to section 306 of the Water Management Act 2000. A DSP details the wastewater and recycled water developer charges to be levied on development areas utilising Councils Sewerage wastewater infrastructure and this DSP covers wastewater developer charges in regard to development areas serviced by Blayney Shire.

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Sculptures By The Bush | 6th - 19th July 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. Enter: 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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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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Carcoar Cup | 8th November 2020
The Carcoar Cup Running Festival is an iconic event, special enough to be judged a NSW Regional Flagship Event for the last six years in a row. 2020 will be its tenth anniversary. It was conceived to bring runners and visitors from all over Australia and overseas to showcase the beauty of Carcoar and the region. It is run over a course which has been described as one of the toughest and most beautiful in Australia. This is the ultimate family running weekend, with events for all abilities and ages. T 02 6367 3290 http://www.carcoarcup.com.au/

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

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

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