Council Update

Community Financial Assistance Program Round 2 – 2019/20

Applications are invited for the second round under the 2019/20 Community Financial Assistance Program.

Local community organisations / individuals are invited to submit an application by Monday 24 February 2020. Applications lodged before Monday 17 February 2020 will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted in the event of any errors or omissions in applications.

There are four categories of financial assistance:
  1. Recurrent financial assistance
  2. Non-recurrent financial assistance (excluding private industry community funding)
  3. Sporting related financial assistance
  4. Special project financial assistance
Applicants are required to obtain a copy of the guidelines and complete the application form.

Council will not consider requests for financial support (cash or in-kind) outside of this program.

Guidelines and application forms are available from Council’s website or from Council’s office.

Service NSW Mobile Service Centre Visit – Thursday 12 December 2019

The Service NSW Mobile Service Centre will be visiting Blayney on Thursday 12 December 2019 from 9.00am to 3.30pm. The Mobile Centre will be located in the carpark at the rear of the Blayney Shire Community Centre.

This Mobile Service delivers access to essential NSW Government services, including:
  • Driver licence and Photo Card applications and renewals
  • Driver Knowledge Tests
  • Working With Children Check applications
  • Applying for birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Cost of Living service to access more than 40 NSW Government rebates and savings.
For more information, please visit

Companion Animals Microchipping and/or De-Sexing Program

Council are again assisting Blayney Shire residents with the cost of microchipping and/or de-sexing companion animals. The 2019 program will see Council provide $50 towards microchipping and/or the de-sexing of companion animals.

Residents have the opportunity to have their Cat and/or Dog microchipped or $50 provided towards the cost of de-sexing (2 companion animals per person maximum claimable amount and applicants must provide proof of residency within the Blayney Shire).

The program runs from 1 October 2019 until all program funds are expended and can only be undertaken at the Blayney Vets.

For further information on the program contact Blayney Shire Council on 6368 2104 or to book your pet in please contact Blayney Vets on 6368 2264.

Christmas Lights Competition

Council is again holding the annual Bright Lights of Blayney Shire Christmas lights competition.

This year’s prizes will be Bernardi's Marketplace gift vouchers awarded as follows:
1st place = $300
2nd place = $200
3rd place = $100

The competition is open to both homes and businesses throughout the shire and entry forms are available on Council’s website.

Entries close at 10am on Monday 16 December. Judging will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 17 December 2019 so please ensure your display is running after this time.

There is also a Christmas Ornament Competition for the best Christmas themed decoration hung on the Blayney Shire Council Christmas Tree located at the Council Office at 91 Adelaide Street, Blayney.

Beaufort Street Open Space – Free Community BBQ Today

As you may be aware, Council recently undertook community engagement with regard to future open space projects at both Cook/Beaufort Streets and alongside the Belubula River, in Blayney.  To progress the feedback received for the Cook/Beaufort Streets open space, Council is hosting a free neighbourhood BBQ at the end of Beaufort Street on Thursday 5 December from 5pm – 7pm   On display will be some draft concept plans and staff will be available to discuss the survey and opportunities for beautification and community use.

Orange360 Accommodation Forums

Leading up to an increase in temporary and residential workers to the region over the next two to five years commencing from December 2019, Orange360 will be assisting Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations with a trial program to manage the co-ordination of industry accommodation bookings over the coming months. Orange360 are hosting a number of forums around the region to provide an introduction to the trial program.

Details can be found below, registrations links can be found on the Blayney Shire Council website.

Orange & Cabonne Real Estate Accommodation Form
Monday 9 December
9am - 10am
Hotel Canobolas Orange, Ballroom

Orange & Cabonne Industry Accommodation Form
Monday 9 December
10am – 12pm
Hotel Canobolas Orange, Ballroom

Millthorpe Industry Accommodation Form
Wednesday 11 December
10am – 12pm
Millthorpe Museum, Cadia Room

Carcoar Industry Accommodation Forum
Thursday 12 December
11am – 12.30pm
Royal Hotel Carcoar

Blayney Shire Real Estate Forum

Tuesday 17 December
9am – 10am
Blayney Community Centre

Blayney Shire Industry Accommodation Forum
Tuesday 17 December
10am – 12pm
Blayney Community Centre

Development Determinations – November 2019

Below is a list of the Development Applications determined during the month of November.

DA Number

Application Description of Work

Property Address


Installation of a Manufactured Home

35 Frape Street Blayney


Change of Use - Including Alterations and Additions

17 Mt Mcdonald Road Lyndhurst


Alterations & Additions to an Existing Dwelling

32 Crowson Street Millthorpe


Demolition of Existing Building & Erection of Industrial Building

79 Marshalls Lane Blayney


Dual Occupancy - Erection of a Dwelling

19 Stillingfleet Street Blayney


Garage Extension

9 Oldham Place Blayney


Erection of a Dwelling

551 Forest Reefs Road Forest Reefs


Erection of a Deck & Patio

14 Medway Street Blayney


Erection of a Shed

26 Graham Road Blayney


Erection of a Shed

77 Pittman Drive Browns Creek


Erection of a Fence

17 Lindsay Street Blayney


Erection of a Shed

90 Kentucky Road Neville

Last modified: 05 Dec 2019

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104

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Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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