Blayney Shire Council


Town and Village Community Plans

Lyndhurst Sign


At the April 2018 meeting, Council endorsed the Town and Community Plans for: Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Newbridge, Blayney, Carcoar, Neville, Millthorpe and Barry/Hobbys Yards.

Every 4 years following the ordinary election of Councillors, Council is required, as per Part 2 Strategic Planning (s402-406) of the Local Government Act (1993), to develop or review and endorse a Community Strategic Plan (CSP).  

These local level community plans have been the primary source for the new Blayney Shire CSP and contributed to the overall Community Engagement Strategy.

From October to December 2017, Council facilitated village and town meetings, in partnership with local representative groups as preferred by each Town/Village to review and update the Community Plans for Blayney, Carcoar, Lyndhurst, Mandurama, Neville and Newbridge.  Barry and Hobbys Yards elected to prepare a new Community Plan and Millthorpe undertook their own review and provided Council with an updated version endorsed by the Millthorpe Village Committee in October 2017.

These plans encapsulate the vision and aspirations of each of our individual villages and town communities of interest, with a range of projects and priorities that they view as important to their futures.   A list of community projects, aspirations and objectives were grouped into an overarching strategy and listed in order of collective priority as determined by the community forums.  

Held on 4 October 2017, at the Lyndhurst Memorial Hall, 15 residents participated in a planning workshop to review and provide input into the Love Lyndhurst Village Community Plan.  

On 18 October 2017 about 12 residents participated in a planning workshop to contribute to the review and update of the Mandurama Village Community Plan, Mandurama is Magnificent.  

Newbridge - The Perfect Place to Pause was reviewed at a workshop held on Monday 32 October 2017 at the Newbridge Showground Hall where 18 residents participated in a planning workshop to contribute to the review of the Newbridge Village Community Plan.  

On Wednesday 8 November 2017, two workshops were held which included school students, tourism operators, business and community members to review and update the Blayney Town Community Plan, Building a Better Blayney.

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, nearly 30 Carcoar residents converged at the School of Arts Hall for a workshop to contribute to the review of the Carcoar Village Community Plan, Carcoar the Town Time Forgot.  
Neville Naturally was reviewed on 29 November 2017, when approximately 25 residents participated in a workshop held at the Neville Memorial Hall to review the Neville Village Community Plan.

In November, the Millthorpe Village Committee undertook a review and presented to Council the new Millthorpe Heritage with Style Village Community Plan.  This review included the categorisation of projects to align with that of the other Blayney Shire Town and Village Community Plans.  Millthorpe Village Committee have representatives that attend from nearby Forest Reefs and are very inclusive of their surrounding rural areas.

Each Progress/Village Committee received a draft and provided feedback into final plans.

On 12 December 2017 a group of 12 residents participated in a planning workshop to contribute to the Barry and Hobbys Yards Community Plan.  

Last modified: 23 Apr 2018

Blayney Shire Council

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