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Community Park Space Survey
11 Jul 2019
In 2017 Council worked with the community and sporting organisations to develop the Active Movement Strategy and Blayney Sport and Recreation Master Plan, to guide our future decision making and support grant funding applications to upgrade and provide for new sporting infrastructure across the Shire.
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Timing of CentrePoint Major Upgrade Considerations
9 Jul 2019
Council acknowledges the queries from members of the community seeking further information regarding the timing of the CentrePoint Swimming Pools upgrade. We regretfully cannot change the fact that this refurbishment works will take place over the upcoming 2019/20 summer period.
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CentrePoint Pool Closure Confirmed
2 Jul 2019
CentrePoint Sport and Leisure Pool closure date for the upgrade has been confirmed with works commencing on Wednesday 10th July. The pool will be closed to the public from 8:30pm on Tuesday 9th July until March 2020.
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Blayney ready to grow with new residential land for sale
21 May 2019
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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Drought Assistance Available
12 Feb 2019
RFCS - Drought Assistance Available

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Council Update
22 Aug 2019
Council is providing a Kerbside Bulky Waste and Green Waste Clean-up for all residents currently receiving a domestic waste and recycling collection service. Please place your waste neatly next to the edge of the kerb, not blocking the footpath, at your normal weekly bin collection point.
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General Manager Update
22 Aug 2019
Blayney Shire Council has accepted a contribution from Newcrest Mining for $17,000 inc GST to establish 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Stations in the shire. Newcrest have provided the same offer to Orange, Cabonne and Blayney Councils. These stations are destination electric car charging stations that can fully charge an EV’s batteries in 4 – 5 hours.
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Blayney Shire Council July 2019 Community Update
21 Aug 2019
Blayney Shire Council July 2019 Community Update
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Blayney Shire Council Connect July Newsletter
24 Jul 2019
The July Council Newsletter has surveys on Blayney Train Station and the Community Park Spaces along the Belubula River Walk and Beaufort Street Open Space. Check out the events that are coming up including the Orange Winter Fire Festival, National Plant a Tree Day and the Bulky Waste Clean Up.
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Media Release - Contract for CentrePoint Upgrade Awarded
18 Jun 2019
Council has awarded the contract to undertake Stage 1 of the CentrePoint Sports and Leisure Centre upgrade worth $4,293,791 to Hines Construction Pty Ltd.

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Jump Inflatables Indoor Playground | Every Saturday 2019
Interactive Indoor Inflatable Playground for all ages 1-100. No booking required. Parties and private events also available. BYO welcome. 10am to 3pm every Saturday at Blayney CentrePoint Sports and Leisure Centre. 2 hours of play under 4yo $13, 4-14yo $15, 15yo and over $10, spectators free. M 0406 220 099 info@jumpinflatables.com.au http://www.jumpinflatables.com.au https://www.facebook.com.au/JumpInflatablesAus
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Bulky Waste Clean-up | 26th August 2019
Blayney Shire Council is providing a Bulky Waste Clean-up. All Blayney Shire Council residents receiving a regular weekly waste and fortnightly recycling collection service are eligible. A total of 2 cubic meters are to be placed neatly next to the edge of the kerb and not blocking the footpath at your normal weekly collection point. All waste must be separated into (4) four separate piles (scrap metal/white goods, general bulky waste, bundled organics and e-waste). Loose items / organics must be tied securely with rope/string (not wire), into bundles or contained in sturdy boxes. Please have your waste kerbside by Monday 26 August 2019.
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Cars and Coffee | 1st September 2019
Celebrate Father’s Day with Ryan’s Bakery annual Cars & Coffee event. Bring along your special car, motorbike or truck, old or new and enjoy a coffee, chat and a browse. Ryan’s Bakery will be specially open on the Sunday from 7am – 12pm for the event. Ryan’s Bakery – Corner of Adelaide & Ogilvy Street, Blayney. Contact Michael Baker 0439 375 581 or Chris Corbyn 0419 006 276
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Jim Frazier's Crystal Art| 7th September - 31st October 2019
10am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday at the Olde Bridge Gallery, Newbridge. Jim Frazier OAM is a wildlife cinematographer, naturalist, scientist, author and artist and has won over 40 national and international awards, including an Oscar and an Emmy and has worked for David Attenborough for more than 25 years. Free to attend. Contact Wendy. T 02 6368 1081 newiris10@bigpond.com https://www.facebook.com/OldeBridgeGallery/
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The Ripple Effect | 10th September 2019
Orange Regional Suicide Prevention Network is showing the movie "The Ripple Effect" at the Winhanganha Aboriginal Learning Centre, Sale Street Orange TAFE starting at 6.30pm. Entry is free. Contact Sharon Taylor M 0434 330 760 sharon.taylor@neaminational.org.au

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At the February Council meeting, Council reinforced the preferred position of Blayney Shire to stand-alone and authorised the Mayor to finalise the response to the NSW Minister for Local Government’s council merger proposal for Blayney Shire, Cabonne and Orange City Councils, should a merger proceed.

This response from Blayney Shire Council, submitted by the due date of 28 February 2016 to the merger proposal details the concerns of the community for elected representation and the retention of local autonomy and identity; in addition to the fundamental principles which Council believes are critical to be taken into consideration and reflected in the planning and implementation of any recommended merger.  

These principles were conveyed to the Delegate during the public meeting held in Blayney on Thursday 4 February and are based upon the community feedback and councillor input into the merger proposal as follows;

No amalgamation without all three former LGAs; 
A three way partnership approach to planning and implementing the new council with equal council representation; 
A new culture, separate and distinct from that of the former councils; 
A councillor body of manageable size that is focussed on creating a powerful new council, building on existing strengths and avoiding pitfalls; 
A role for existing councillors in an advisory capacity to help the integration process prior to the first elections; 
The current councillors to determine priorities for the allocation of the Stronger Communities Funds on community infrastructure projects within their LGA 
A role for all existing staff during the planning phase which draws on their skills and experience to the maximum benefit of the new council; and 
A structure that devolves autonomy to local town and village communities, free from unnecessary central interference. 

What is critical in any change process is the merging of different organisational cultures and we need to remember that it is people that matters.  Reassurance must be given to the significant rural based communities that local identity and autonomy can be maintained with the right governance model and organisational structure.  

Similarly important is the continued focus on collaboration across the region to promote the unique attributes of the individual town and villages.  This will be no easy task unless the merger, if proceeds, is a real partnership.

Download the Blayney Shire Council Submission to the Merger Proposal for Blayney Shire Council, Cabonne Council and Orange City Council.


Rebecca Ryan
General Manager
Blayney Shire Council

 

 

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

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