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  • Australia Day 2022 Award Nominations Now Open - The Blayney Shire Australia Day Awards recognise outstanding achievement and excellence in the local community, and highlights the importance of service to the Australian nation.
  • Blayney Shire Music Scholarship Applications Open - Blayney Shire Council in conjunction with Mitchell Conservatorium and the Orange Regional Conservatorium are offering music tuition scholarships and encouragement awards for students aged between 7 and 18 years who live in the Blayney Shire and wish to further their music studies. Applications close 3 November 2021. Applications attract a non-refundable entry fee of $11.00. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Council Update - Blayney Shire Council hereby gives public notice that a Planning Proposal to amend the Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012 is placed on public exhibition for review and comment until 5pm, Friday 19 November 2021.
  • Funding Approved for the Belubula River Walk - The Belubula River Heritage Walk project in Blayney will receive half a million dollars in federal government support through Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund. To kickstart Stage 3 of the local River Precinct project, which includes the Island and Boardwalk sections, the Australian Government will deliver a $494,000 funding boost.
  • Local Government Elections 2021 - The next election for Blayney Shire Council will be held on Saturday 4 December 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
  • New Social and Affordable Homes for Blayney - The Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport, the honourable Paul Toole MP visited Blayney to announce NSW Government funding of the development of four new social and affordable homes that will be built in Blayney by Housing Plus in 2022. The project is part of the NSW Government’s $50 million Community Housing Innovation Fund (CHIF) invested into the regions which will see Housing Plus also invest $1.25M to build 12 homes across the Central West; four in Blayney, four in Forbes and four in Parkes by the end of 2022.
  • NSW Planning Portal – Mandatory Use - 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.
  • Presentation of Financial Statements - Council is required to give public notice of the presentation of its Financial Statements by Council Auditor. A presentation will be made to the November Council meeting scheduled for 6pm on 15 November 2021.
  • Want to be a Councillor? - The NSW Local Government Elections will be held for all Councils on Saturday 4 December 2021. The election is conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission, and information regarding the nomination process, time frames, election material and if you are thinking of standing for Council, Candidate enquiries should be directed to: • the NSW Electoral Commission candidate helpdesk telephone 1300 022 011, or • email candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au, or visit the NSW Electoral Commission website
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