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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
13 Aug 2020
Blayney Shire Council in general has very good rate collection ratios, with less than 2% of rates income outstanding each year. This is a result of our major rate payer being a mine, the productivity of agricultural land and the diversity of income within the shire. However, for a number of reasons some outstanding rates become bad debts, and Council has a list of properties with long term outstanding rates which is only legally recoverable by Council selling this land.
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Council Update
13 Aug 2020
The August Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held in the Chambers, Blayney Shire Community Centre, on Monday 17 August 2020, commencing at 6.00pm. Members of the community are welcome to attend. A copy of the Business Paper will be available on Council’s website on Friday.
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Council Connect - July 2020 NewsletterThis link will open in a new window
29 Jul 2020
The July Council Connect e-newsletter has information COVID-19 Testing, Blayney Farmers Markets, Sculptures by the Bush, Bulky Waste Collection 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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Blayney Farmers Market | Cancelled
The 23 August 2020 Blayney Farmers' Market has regrettably been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Event Organiser will look to reschedule the markets later in the year. Information about rescheduled market events will come at a later date.
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Scrap Metal, Organics and Bulky Waste Clean-up | 24th August 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. The service is for all Blayney Shire Council domestic residences currently receiving a weekly waste & fortnightly recycling collection service. Collections will commence on Monday 24 August, so please put your Bulky Waste out the weekend before. Trucks picking up waste are for individual types of waste to prevent cross-contamination (eg scrap metal or bundled organics etc) and will be picked individually during the bulky waste collection time frame. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2BiYMwr
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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 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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