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ANZAC Day 25th April 2021
13 Apr 2021
For ANZAC Day this year, participating in marches will be for veterans only. Everyone is welcome but please respect the Covid-19 guidelines which in place. The Blayney RSL Sub-branch encourage people to do like last year by "Light the Dawn" on their driveway at 6am
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Your Future Village Centre Vision – Millthorpe Community Survey
13 Apr 2021
Blayney Shire Council has plans to invigorate and activate the Millthorpe Village Centre. We need your ideas to start developing the schematic design!
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Community Financial Assistance Program Round 2 – 2020/21
27 Nov 2020
Applications are invited for the first round under the 2020/21 Community Financial Assistance Program.
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Online payments are now available to ratepayers.
10 Oct 2019
When you choose to make an online payment here at Blayney Shire Council’s website, you will be redirected to our payments provider, Westpac on our E notice platform, for the completion of your transaction.

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General Manager Update
22 Apr 2021
Blayney Shire Council and the Millthorpe Village Committee (MVC), are seeking your input to better understand what the future looks like for Millthorpe. Council has engaged Place Design to develop plans that will invigorate and activate the Millthorpe Village Centre. Your ideas are needed to start the conversation and for options in developing the schematic design!
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Council Update
22 Apr 2021
As part of the road works in Carcoar Street, Blayney, Central Tablelands Water will be working alongside Blayney Shire Council to upgrade water services within the road corridor. As such, from Tuesday 20 April 2021, until Thursday 20 May 2021 the intersection of Plumb Street and Carcoar Street and Water Street and Carcoar Street will be closed.
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Council Connect - March 2021 NewsletterThis link will open in a new window
26 Mar 2021
The March Council newsletter includes information on March Music Month, Sculptures by the Bush, Textures of One, Dine & Discover and more.
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Council Connect - February 2021 NewsletterThis link will open in a new window
22 Feb 2021
The February Council newsletter includes information on March Music Month, Sculptures by the Bush, Textures of One, the composting workshop and more.
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Media Release - Replacing Bridges To Better Connect Regional NSW
8 Feb 2021
Three bridges in the Blayney Shire will be replaced under the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities and increase resilience to natural disasters.

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What's On?

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Woolcraft and Hobby Group | Fortnightly Mondays
People engaging in craft and hobby activities. We do knitting, crotchet, spinning, quilting, scrapbooking, needlework and many other crafts. Please come and join us, share your skill as we’d love to learn. 10am to 2pm at the Blayney Community Centre. Cost to attend $4. Contact Jan Steele. M 0433 1666 094 steele.away@hotmail.com
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Textures of One | 9th - 30th April 2021
Textures of One is the inaugural art competition and exhibition for Platform Arts Hub Blayney. The event opens at Blayney Railway Station on the 9 April and runs for 4 weeks, closing on the 30 April. The theme this year is 'Steam" which pays homage to the iconic platform and railway station recently restored by Sydney Trains. We hope the exhibition will present an opportunity for art and rail enthusiasts to visit our area. Stay tuned for artists registration and tickets to the opening night Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlatformArtsHubBlayney Enter here: https://forms.gle/3xLEGs2W9CSZN3MR9 Email: platformblayney@gmail.com
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Blayney Anglican Book Fair and Trading Table | 23rd - 24th April 2021
The Book Fair will be held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 and Friday 23 and Saturday 24 and will once again have thousands of books including children's, fiction, and non-fiction for sale. The Trading Table will be well-stocked with jams, pickles chutneys, and plants. Tea and coffee provided. Blayney Anglican Church Hall M 0408 682 122 Email: needham@lisp.com.au
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2021 Country Classic Polo Tournament | 24th - 25th April 2021
The Millamolong Polo Country Classic Tournament is back for 2021! Everyone is invited to come and watch some exciting polo in the beautiful setting of Millamolong. There will be food and drinks available all day, including dinner, Licensed Bar, and Music on the Saturday night. Polo games will be played over the 2 days with the Finals taking place on Sunday. Tickets available via TryBooking.com Children 16 years of age and under entry is FREE!
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ANZAC Day Services | 25th April 2021
For ANZAC Day this year, participating in marches will be for veterans only. Everyone is welcome but please respect the Covid-19 guidelines which in place. The Blayney RSL Sub-branch encourage people to do like last year by "Light the Dawn" on their driveway at 6am. For more information please visit https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/news/hot-topics/anzac-day-25th-april-2021

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Mayoral Comment-2-325x130

 

For 2020/21 Council programs, whilst ambitious remain responsible with a reasonable operational surplus forecast of $847k before capital grants and contributions. 

Council has adopted the full rate peg increase of 2.6% as recommended and set by IPART. Much of our farming land has been impacted by the NSW Valuer General revaluations conducted in 2019, which come into effect in 2020/21. Council has smoothed the potential increases to provide more equity across the Shire, by increasing the farmland category base rate to $550.

Residential Rates will also be shared more equitably across the shire, by setting all base rate amounts to $333.

The averages for the Residential sub-categories will range from $678.44 to 700.49 for 2020/21. The 2019/20 year comparison range was $661.95 to $680.71.

Council has also made some structural changes to Business rates to ease the impact of some significant swings in land valuations. The base rate has been set at $433 to equitably share the rate burden. Averages range from $1,048.77 to $1,280.91 for 2020/21.

The 2019/20 comparison range was $986.16 to $1245.80. The mining rate category continues to contribute a substantial amount to Council’s rate base and represents 49.8% of rate income. Council is cognisant of the risk of being too reliant on this income, and therefore have directed a large proportion of this revenue towards funding capital projects.

Domestic Waste annual charges are proposed to decrease from $380 to $340. No changes have been proposed to the Commercial Waste Annual Charge. A $6 increase to the Waste Management Levy to $30 will continue to equitably distribute the operational costs associated with the Blayney Waste Facility to all residents who have access to the facility, not just those with a domestic or non-domestic waste service.

Council has forecast that it will receive $2.82m of untied grant monies from the Financial Assistance Grant in the 2020/21 financial year based on a 2.5% increase from the prior year.
Council continues to deliver some major capital works with works proposed for Carcoar Street, Blayney totalling $1.1m funded from General Revenue.

Other capital works expenditure includes replacement of the flood damaged bridge over Limestone Creek on Boondaroo Road $500K; an upgrade to Frape Street stormwater drainage $500k and a further $1.27m to fund heavy patching, gravel resheeting and reseal works throughout the shire.

Council’s 2020/21 footpath program will see $536k spent on network renewals and new footpaths across the shire, including improved access at Millthorpe railway underpass and Victoria Street Millthorpe , Stage 1 of works along Plumb Street Blayney, an extension along Eulamore Street Carcoar to connect to Uralba Village and Crouch Street Neville.

The Major and Minor Plant replacement program continues with replacements of $1.17m scheduled to take place in the 2020/21 year.

Council’s operational expenditure for the 2020/21 Financial Year includes provision of a 3.0% increase to wages inclusive of the 2.5% State Award increase and a further 0.5% progression based increase on Award entitlement where applicable. Our financial sustainability and capacity to deliver services efficiently and effectively are testament to our staff who are committed to the community aspirations to improving the amenity and liveability of our town and villages.

To download the full 2020/21-2023/24 Delivery Program and 2020/21 Operational Plan please click here

 

 

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

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Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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