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  • Australia Day 2022 Award Winners - Congratulations to the 2022 Blayney Shire Australia Day Award winners. The awards recognise outstanding achievement and excellence in the local community and highlight the importance of service to the Australian nation.
  • Better bus services for the Orange Region - Orange will receive more than 200 new additional weekly bus services as part of bus network improvements in the region from Monday 12 September 2022. There will be more peak services, more direct routes, and longer operating hours to connect customers to where they need to go. There will also be new weekend services.
  • Blayney Shire Community Centre Takes Delivery of New Grand Piano - Council recently received a new Yamaha Grand Piano at the Blayney Shire Community Centre. The new piano enables the community centre to be able to host musical touring programs, support education and school music syllabus and enhance audience experiences.
  • DA99/2022 - 62 Osman Street Blayney - 22/9/22 to 7/10/22 - Proposed Development: Proposed change of use of the former bowling club building to form an ancillary restaurant associated with the approved on site motel
  • Bright Lights of Blayney Shire - Registrations are open for the annual Bright Lights of Blayney Shire christmas decorations. Get in quick, entries close 13th December
  • Carcoar Awarded Top Tourism Town Award - Carcoar has been named NSW’s Top Tiny Tourism Town for 2022, voted by the public and industry as the state’s most compelling destination for an outstanding visitor experience. The awards are managed by the NSW Tourism Industry Council, and celebrate towns with a population under 1,500, between 1,500 and 5,000, and a population over 5,000 residents with Berry and Mudgee also taking out awards.
  • Community Events Program Funding Allocated - The NSW Government has provided all councils funding under the Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program, which is aimed at supporting communities and businesses as we emerge and recover from the COVID pandemic. A dedicated allocation of $239,651 is available to the Blayney Shire Council to apply for funding towards events which endorsed at the June Extraordinary Council Meeting.
  • Council Notice - Road Closed - Cadia Road, between Panuara and Woodville Roads - In consultation with Council, Newcrest Cadia Valley has requested the temporary closure of Cadia Road between Panuara and Woodville Roads until further geotechnical analysis is completed. Council will post updates when received. If you have any questions or concerns relating to this issue, please contact the Cadia community hotline on 1800 063 043
  • Council Update - Get ready for a festive night of shopping in Blayney and Millthorpe. Local stores will be keeping their doors open late giving you more time to shop this Christmas. Shop for homewares, clothing, jewellery, accessories, pots, plants, candles, beauty products, hats, games, kid’s clothes and more!
  • Dash Dorsett awarded Blayney Shire Music Scholarship - The Blayney Shire Music Scholarship is awarded to a students aged between 7 and 18 who live in the Blayney Shire and wish to further their music studies. Eight-year-old Dash Dorsett was recently named as the 2022 scholarship recipient. Dash has been undertaking piano studies at the Orange Regional Conservatorium (ORC) under the guidance of head piano teacher David Shaw since October 2020.
  • Funding open to Community Groups and Council - Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole has announced that Blayney Shire Council will receive $1,323,420 in grant funding under round 5 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SSCF). He said that funding from the SCCF being rolled out by the NSW Government will deliver new and upgraded facilities, infrastructure and programs that make a big difference to everyday life in the bush.
  • Iberdrola Australia commits to construction of 145MW Flyers Creek Wind Farm in NSW - Iberdrola Australia is pleased to announce that it has committed to building Flyers Creek Wind Farm, a 145MW wind project near Orange in central-west New South Wales (NSW). The project is expected to generate approximately 450 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, equivalent to powering more than 80,000 Australian households and avoiding over 330,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
  • Media Release - Upper Macquarie County Council - HERBICIDE RESISTANCE IN SERRATED TUSSOCK – BE ALERT NOT ALARMED. Upper Macquarie County Council has confirmed the presence of herbicide resistance in serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma) in the central tablelands area.
  • Mining Resources Boosting our Regions - Mining communities across regional NSW are set to benefit from increased funding with applications soon opening for Resources for Regions Round Nine, to pave the way for new projects that will improve local amenities and infrastructure. The Blayney local government area will be receiving $8,167,154, which is in addition to the $13,262,340 received under previous rounds. This means the region has received over $21.4 million since the grant program commenced in 2012.
  • New General Manager Announced for Blayney Shire Council - The Mayor of Blayney Shire, Cr Scott Ferguson, this morning announced the appointment of Mr Mark Dicker as the new General Manager of Blayney Shire following a comprehensive recruitment and selection process with Mark being selected from a strong field of applicants.
  • 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.
  • Public Hearing - McPhillamys Gold Project - The McPhillamys Gold Project (SSD-9505) Project has been referred to the NSW Independent Planning Commission. A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, 8 December 2022 and Friday, 9 December 2022 to hear directly from community members. This Public Hearing will be held at Blayney Shire Community Centre (91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799) with registered speakers presenting to the Commission Panel either in person or via video conference.
  • Rebecca Ryan appointed CEO of Queanbeyan-Palerang - Our very own General Manager of Blayney Shire Council, Rebecca Ryan, has been announced as the new CEO of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC). Mrs Ryan said this day comes with mixed emotions. “I am very proud to have been part of the Blayney Shire team of dedicated Councillors and professional staff committed to and care about the services and projects they deliver to the community.
  • Sculptures by the Bush - Sculptures by the Bush is on again now for 2022, the digital map and the list of entries is now live! Sculptures by the Bush is an annual competition held across the Blayney Shire where local residents are encouraged to enter and visitors and locals explore the region and see the sculptures. The competition has three different classifications including the Hay Bale Art Challenge, a Farm Art Challenge and the Scarecrow Competition.
  • Sod Turn for New Blayney RFS Station - A sod turning ceremony at the greenfield site of the new Blayney Rural Fire Service Station has marked the start of the construction phase of the $850,000 facility. Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole was joined by NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott for the event held on vacant block opposite the local showground at 41 Marshalls Lane. With the land for the development donated by Blayney Shire Council, Mr Toole said the funding from the NSW Government had been allocated to provide the Blayney Rural Fire Brigade members with a purpose-built facility.
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