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Council works 

We are in the process of busily seeking to finish (prior to 30 June) our largest capital works program ever undertaken by Council.

Specific projects still being completed include Heritage Park toilets (Blayney), Richards Lane (Millthorpe) culvert and approaches, Stabback Street (Millthorpe) drainage and road works, and pavement improvements in front of the Gladstone Hotel (Newbridge).

Additionally, these next few months are frantic for our finance department as we close out the 2023/24 financial year and commence the 2024/25 year, which are significant tasks in their own right. 

Council Meeting Tuesday 25 June 

Council’s next ordinary meeting is on this coming Tuesday; 6pm, 25 June 2024 and will include adoption of the 2024/25 Delivery Program and Operational Plan (4 year and 1 year budget respectively). 

Anyone is welcome to attend at the Blayney Shire Community Centre, 41 Church Street, Blayney and sit in the gallery. Alternatively, you can also watch from anywhere as each meeting is live-streamed and recorded (via the Council website). The easiest way to find the livestream is to google search ‘watch a Blayney Shire Council meeting'. 

NSW 2024/25 State Budget 
This week will see the New South Wales Government announce its 2024/25 budget which I will be watching to see where funding is being directed. Both Federal and NSW budgets have a direct and significant impact upon Council operations. 

Council through its membership of the NSW Mining & Energy Councils has been continuing to seek commitment from the NSW Government for ongoing financial support for mining impacted communities such as ours. 

Did you know the NSW Government collects more than $3 billion annually in mining royalties from mining companies? We are seeking a small portion of those royalties to be returned to the 26 regional Councils across NSW who host mining operations so we can repair and improve infrastructure that is directly impacted from mining associated operations. 

2024 Local Government Election
Are you interested in being a Councillor?  
We are now less than 90 days to the 2024 Local Government Election, scheduled for 14 September 2024! 

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) are hosting a face-to-face candidate information session next Thursday: Blayney Shire Community Centre at 5.30pm on Thursday, 27 June 2024.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Council on 6368 2104 to advise your attendance. 

I would highly encourage anyone interested in nominating and running at the 2024 election to contact one or more of the 7 current Councillors (contact details are on our website) to discuss and answer any questions you may have.  

Council Update

Council Meeting

The June Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held in the Chambers, Blayney Shire Community Centre, on Tuesday 25 June 2024, 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 prior to the meeting.

You can also tune in live

Community Directory 
Council has launched a community directory to help local residents find all the community and sporting groups which operate in the Blayney Shire. The directory was launched as part of National Volunteer Week so it also comes with the encouragement to get involved with our local community groups, most of which are always in need of volunteers and would love to have more people involved. The directory is still a work in progress as community and sporting groups submit their details, so if you are involved with a community or sporting group, please submit via details via Councils website.

Candidate Information Session
Are you (or someone you know) interested in being a Councillor? The next Local Government Election will be held for all NSW Councils on Saturday 14 September 2024 and there is another information session coming up.

Blayney Shire Council will host a free 3-hour information session, for anyone to attend with mayoral mentor, former Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell.


Thursday 27 June, 5:30pm– 9.00pm
Blayney Shire Community Centre

For more information and to register your interest (for catering purposes) please contact Council on 6368 2104 or council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

Notice of Intention to Classify land as Operational Land
In accordance with Division 1 of the Local Government Act, Blayney Shire Council hereby gives notice of its intention to classify land as described in Schedule A, as operational land.

Any person wishing to make a submission must do so in writing, stating the grounds for objection, by Thursday, 18 July 2024.  Submissions must be made in writing and must clearly indicate the following:

  1. Name and address of the person making the submission, including phone and email address.  Anonymous submissions will not be considered: and
  2. The submission must state the reasons for objection.
Correspondence can be sent to:
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au
Mail: PO Box 62, BLAYNEY NSW 2799

Any submissions received by Council may be:
  1. Summarised and issues referred to the Council for consideration;
  2. Subject to freedom of information requests under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (copies will withhold the identity of the submission maker);
  3. Summarised as part of a Report in Council Business Papers; and
  4. Included as submitted in Council Business Papers (private information redacted) and may be publicly available as an enclosure to the Council Report.
Schedule A: Lot 4 DP1238468, Newbridge Road. 


Last modified: 20 Jun 2024