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General Bulky Waste Collection
22 Jul 2020
Blayney Shire Council is providing a Bulky Waste Clean Up. This will allow collection of larger items & will enable items suitable for recycling to be diverted from landfill thereby maximising the life of this valuable resource.
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Blayney ready to grow with new residential land for sale
9 Jun 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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COVID-19 Updates
4 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Information: Campgrounds in Blayney Shire are now open. As per NSW Government regulations, all overnight visitors are required to register their details with Blayney Shire Council. Visitors can register online here.
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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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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
24 Sep 2020
The COVID-19 Construction Work Days Order 2020 allows commercial development to be carried out on weekends and public holidays as long as work was limited to weekday hours and doesn’t involve high noise generating works.
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Council Update
24 Sep 2020
The Western NSW Local Health District will be conducting a mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing service in Blayney on Tuesday 29 September 2020 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
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Council Connect - September 2020 NewsletterThis link will open in a new window
29 Jul 2020
The September Council Connect e-newsletter has information on the Rainbow Trout Release at Carcoar Dam, the opening of the Central West Equestrian and Livestock Centre, the RFS Get Ready Weekend and more
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Notice of Intention to Sell Land for Overdue Rates (s.713 Local Government Act 1993)
29 Jul 2020
Notice is hereby given to the owners of the properties listed in the attachment that the Blayney Shire Council has resolved, in accordance with.713 of the Local Government Act 1993, to sell the land described and on which the rates in each case, as at 30 June 2020 are due.
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Media Release - Invasive Weeds still a big problem. Some Landholders are cleaning-up – others are Paying the Price for not.
13 Jul 2020
A recent report to the Upper Macquarie County Council showed that its Weed Biosecurity Officers have undertaken more than 1,600 inspections of properties covering well over 125,000 hectares of land across Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and Oberon council areas in the last year.

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A Bakers Dozen - Art Exhibition | Friday 23 October - Sunday 15 November 2020
Rosebank Gallery and Guesthouse will feature an exhibition of unique works from local artists inspired and developed through the years. Artists include Jenny Beach, Malcolm Booby, Marjo Carter, Kay Chapman, Kerri Hallinan, Barbara Holmes, Bruce Holmes, Karen James, David Lake, Claire Newlyn, Jane Patterson, Louise Ranshaw and Wendy Smith. Bookings preferred: 0448 279 939 rosebankmillthorpe@gmail.com
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Garage Sale Trail | 21 - 22nd November 2020
Blayney Shire Council is bringing Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, Garage Sale Trail, to the local area this October. This jam-packed weekend of garage sales is a great way to declutter, fundraise and meet your neighbours. Sellers in 2018 made an average of $309 at their garage sale and met 46 new connections in their community. Households, schools, community groups and local businesses are invited to host a sale or shop the Trail, joining over 400,000 Australians in this nationwide movement that’s all about putting secondhand first. For shoppers, Garage Sale Trail is a great opportunity to pick up a bargain and find something unique, all whilst doing your bit for the environment. It’s guilt-free retail therapy! Register your sale or search a local map of garage sales in the area at https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/

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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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