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Blayney Shire Council Local Heritage Assistance Fund 2021- 2022
10 Jun 2021
Blayney Shire Council has launched the Local Heritage Assistance Fund for the 2021 - 2022 financial year. Applications for grants are invited and will be received up until Friday 16 July 2021.
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Community Financial Assistance Program Round 1
21 May 2021
Local community organisations / individuals are invited to submit an application by Monday 12 July 2021. Applications lodged before 30 June 2021 will be reviewed and applicants will be conducted in the event of any errors or omissions in applications.
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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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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
10 Jun 2021
The Mayor and Councillors of Blayney Shire and Cabonne have been advocating to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) about the lack of a transition plan with regards to the closure of the bank branches in Blayney and Molong last Friday 4 June. CBA senior executives will be visiting Blayney and Molong next week to inspect firsthand the arrangements at the Post Office and meet with Councillors and bank customers to discuss the situation and the delivery of reasonable alternate banking services.
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Council Update
10 Jun 2021
Council has launched the Local Heritage Assistance Fund for the 2021 - 2022 financial year. Applications for grants are invited and will be received up until Friday 16 July 2021.
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NSW Planning Portal – Mandatory Use
2 Jun 2021
The NSW Planning Portal is a digital space where community, industry and government are working together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and has been operational in the Blayney Shire since January.
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Local Government Elections 2021
13 May 2021
The next election for Blayney Shire Council will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021. Local Government elections in New South Wales are usually held every four years. However, the elections planned for 2020 were postponed for 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Council Connect - May 2021 NewsletterThis link will open in a new window
4 May 2021
The May Council newsletter has updates in relation to road closures, the Millthorpe Masterplan survey, the Newbridge community plan review and more.

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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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Australian Government Mobile Service In Blayney | 1st -2nd July 2021
Australian Government Mobile Service Centres travel to rural and regional communities to provide community members with information and access to government services. They provide personalised face-to-face servicing to individuals and families who may not have easy access to a Services Australia office. The van will be in Blayney on 1 & 2 July from 9am – 4pm in the Community Centre Carpark. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/mobile-service-centres/how-we-can-help

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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

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

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