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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

Council Meetings

Every September Council adopts its meeting schedule for the next 12 months.

Council will continue to meet on the 3rd Monday of each month; however, the commencement time has been changed from 6pm to 5pm. 

Council will consider a report, prior to Christmas, whether to alter the meeting day away from a Monday to a mid-week day (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday).

What is noticeable, with the introduction of live video streaming of Council meetings, Council rarely has an audience in the chamber. Live streaming has made watching a Council meeting significantly more accessible for residents. 

A live stream (and previous meeting recordings) can be accessed on Council’s website at: https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/council/council-meetings/live-stream

Check BPAY reference number every time

Did you know you should check key BPAY information every time prior to transferring money?
You can pay your rates in a multiple of ways, one of which is BPAY. It is critical to check the key information (biller number and reference number) every time prior to payment, because sometimes details change. This is particularly the case if your property has changed as the result of a boundary adjustment or subdivision. 

Come and work with Council 

Do you have experience in operating machinery (roller, grader, backhoe, loader etc) and hold a current driver's license (preferably a Medium Rigid – MR)? 

Are you looking for work or change in job? Council is currently seeking Works Operators, full time and casual to join our organisation. Council offers a great working environment, conditions and job security. 

If you are transitioning to retirement, semi-retired or a shift worker seeking to work during your days off visit https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/council/working-with-council/employment-opportunities or contact Councils HR department on 6368 2104 to discuss the opportunities. 

Millthorpe Planning Proposal – Addendum

Earlier this year Council publicly exhibited a Planning Proposal (Proposed change to the Local Environmental Plan) comprising four changes in and around Millthorpe. 

During that exhibition Council received seven submissions. Having considered the submissions, Council prepared an addendum to the Millthorpe PP in response to one specific submission. 

The NSW Department of Planning & Environment have considered the addendum prepared by Council and approved an amended Gateway Determination allowing public exhibition to occur on the addendum. 
Council is now undertaking public exhibition of the addendum, from 15 March 2022 to 19 April 2022.
The proposed amendments apply to 2 specific lots only, both highlighted red below;

1. Part of Lot 101 DP872388 (known as 1279 Millthorpe Road)
Amendment the Minimum Lot Size (MLS) from 2HA to 0.4HA/4000m² (must be serviced by reticulated water/sewer) with the added requirement that the maximum number of lots cannot exceed six (6) allotments. The change results in an increase of 2 additional lots on this part of the lot. 

2. Lot 100 DP872388 (known as 19 Richards Lane) 
Amendment the Minimum Lot Size (MLS) from 2HA to 2HA (is not serviced by water or sewer) or 0.4HA/4000m² (if serviced by reticulated water/sewer). The change results in this lot having the same requirements as the adjoining Large Lot Residential zoned lands directly to west of this lot. 


As the addendum only covers specifically 2 lots, Council has notified landowners in the immediate proximity. 

Council Update

Public Exhibition - Planning Proposal to amend the Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012

Public Exhibition - Planning Proposal to amend the Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012
Blayney Shire Council hereby gives public notice that an Addendum to the Planning Proposal 2021-3588 Millthorpe & Surrounds to amend the Blayney Local Environmental Plan 2012 is placed on public exhibition for review and comment until 9am, Friday 30 September 2022. 

The proposed amendments include:

Portion of Lot 101 DP872388 (known as 1279 Millthorpe Road)
Amendment the Minimum Lot Size (MLS) from 2HA to 0.4HA/4000m² (serviced by reticulated water/sewer) with the added requirement that the maximum number of private lots is not to exceed six (6) allotments.

Lot 100 DP872388 (known as 19 Richards Lane 
Amendment the Minimum Lot Size (MLS) from 2HA to 0.4HA/4000m² (serviced by reticulated water/sewer)

Information is available to view and download on Councils website 

To discuss the planning proposal, contact Councils planning department on 6368 2104.  

Written submissions must be received prior to 9am, Friday 30 September 2022 and can be emailed to planning@blayney.nsw.gov.au 

2023 Blayney Shire Music Scholarship

Blayney Shire Council in conjunction with Mitchell Conservatorium, Bathurst and 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.  

Application forms are available from Blayney Shire Council or can be downloaded from Council’s website: www.blayney.nsw.gov.au

The form must be returned fully completed by 4 November 2022. Applications attract a non-refundable entry fee of $11. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Positions Vacant

Council currently has the following positions available:
Works Operators Grade 4 (20220023)
Casual Works Operators Grade 4 (20220024)

Please refer to Council’s website for an Information Package and details on how to apply for these positions.

Documents on Public Exhibition

Following the September Ordinary Meeting, Council is seeking comment on the following documents now on public exhibition:
Disposal of Assets Policy
Pensioner and Hardship Policy
Privacy Management Plan
Unreasonable or Unreasonably Persistent Customer Policy
Work Health and Safety Policy

These documents are available for viewing and downloading on Council website www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/your-council/on-exhibtion

Written submissions must be received prior to 5pm Thursday 20 October 2022.

Temporary Road Closure - Leabeater Street for Bridge Construction

Notice is hereby given that Leabeater Street will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 4 October 2022 for approximately 8 weeks as bridge construction works commence, weather permitting.

Council regrets any inconvenience caused whilst it upgrades infrastructure within the shire and requests motorists obey all directions and signage.

For further information contact Council’s Manager Operations, Jacob Hogan on 6368 2104.

Last modified: 29 Sep 2022