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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP

FUTURE PLANNING BLAYNEY

The future of Blayney and Millthorpe are in good hands with another round of funding for master planning projects, enabling detailed plans to be completed and new plans developed.



The project will include detailed designs and costings for Millthorpe and Blayney main street masterplans which were previously developed plus a new masterplan for the Blayney Showground including the Central West Livestock & Equestrian Centre.


Member for Bathurst Paul Toole met with Blayney Shire Council and some of the involved community groups to announce a $491,154 grant to fund the investigation and designs for the three projects.


“This is great news for the community of Blayney and surrounding villages, and I am thrilled the Nationals in Government are able to show an ongoing commitment to delivering projects that benefit our community, and contribute to our local economy in the regions,” Mr Toole said.


“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail and I am very pleased to deliver this funding to Blayney Shire Council who are taking the initiative to future plan for the region.


“It’s absolutely crucial we continue to support regional mining towns that supply our State with the resources needed to keep the lights on and the economy moving forward, and this program is just another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to the future of our mining regions.


I would like to congratulate Blayney Shire Council for putting forward this project which will make big difference for the people and organisations in this local community.”


Since 2012, Resources for Regions has supported economic and social prosperity in mining communities in regional NSW, with the $140 million Round Nine expanded to support communities where gas exploration or mining may occur.


Blayney Shire Mayor Scott Ferguson detailed what will be in the masterplan.


“This will enable Council to develop a series of shovel ready projects for the beautification and accessibility upgrades which will vastly improve the amenity of these areas.”


“We look forward to working with the Showground user groups to get everyone on the same page with the future plans for the venue”


The $560 million Resources for Regions is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and infrastructure for regional communities.

For further information, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/R4R

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