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Council Update

This is a copy of the weekly Conversation with the GM and Council News as published in the Blayney Chronicle. 

A Conversation with the GM

Draft 2023/24 Documentation on Public Exhibition: 
Proposed Capital Program 

Council’s draft 2023/24 Operational Plan (OP) and 2023/24 - 2026/27 Delivery Program (DP) is on public exhibition (until to 5pm, 15 June 2023) and accessible via Council’s website https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/your-council/on-exhibition 

This week I would like to focus on the proposed capital program for 2023/24. 

The enclosed snapshot summarises most of the key information, including a $10.5m program, with $7.79m (75%) being spent on infrastructure related works.
How is Council funding all these works?
The table in the snapshot shows the 3 main sources from where Council will fund this large capital program. Noting $5.9m (56%) is being provided by grant funding (NSW and/or Commonwealth Governments'). 

Council recently received a significant amount of grant funding from the NSW Government, however with the change in Government at the March election, we are yet to be informed if the new NSW Government will continue the recent volume of funding. This is a significant concern and risk for the Blayney Shire. 

What are the main projects being undertaken in 2023/24?
The ‘Project Highlight’ list outlines key projects and budget allocations. In addition, Council is also looking to review and update a number of ‘Plans, Designs & Studies’ in 2023/24.

Who do I talk to and how do I make a submission?
If you have a question or would like to seek clarification on the draft DPOP, simply call Council on 6368 2104 and a staff member can discuss the matter directly with you. 

Anyone can make a submission during the public exhibition period (prior to 5pm, 15 June 2023) and Council will then consider any submissions prior to adoption of the final DP and OP at the 27 June 2023 Council meeting.

To make a submission, there is a tab on Council’s website 'Documents On Public Exhibition’ page or you can email Council council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

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Council Update

Council Meeting

The June Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held in the Chambers, Blayney Shire Community Centre, on Tuesday 6 June 2023, 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 at https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/council/council-meetings/live-stream

RFT 05/2021 Supply of Quarry Materials

Tenders are invited from suitable suppliers for the supply and/or supply and delivery of Quarry Materials to various sites within the Blayney Shire Council region.
Documentation may be obtained from Council’s e-tendering website: www.vendorpanel.com.au/blayney/tenders  

Closing time: 5.00pm Friday, 9 June 2023

For all Tender enquiries, contact Mr Jacob Hogan, telephone 02 6368 2104.

Document on Public Exhibition

Following the May Ordinary Meeting, Council is seeking comment on the following document now on public exhibition:

  • 2023/24 – 2026/27 Delivery Program and 2023/24 Operational Plan
These documents are available for viewing and downloading on Council's Documents on Public Exhibition page.

Written submissions must be received prior to 5pm Thursday 15 June 2023.


Last modified: 01 Jun 2023