STRENGTHENED ECONOMY AND A REVITALISED TOWN CENTRE IN BLAYNEY’S FUTURE

 

A revitalised town centre and strengthened economic viability will be achieved after exciting plans have been unveiled the Blayney 2020 Masterplan, a blueprint for shaping Blayney’s future.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said that the plans for the thriving regional centre are exciting for the community and local businesses alike and focuses on revitalising the town centre and strengthening the economy.

This will be achieved by, among other things:

  • making detailed design improvements to the main street
  • construct more pedestrian crossings and upgrade footpaths
  • upgrade and construct new facilities in Heritage Park
  • construct a recreation and exercise trail
  • investigate opportunity for new library and cultural hub
  • increase the number of events in Blayney
  • make internet access freely available in the main street.

    “Blayney is rich in culture and character and is a recognised as a significant industrial hub in the Central West and Orana region,” Mr Toole said

    “This plan will help to transform Blayney town centre into a vibrant and prosperous community.

    The Master Plan was prepared by Blayney Council with NSW Government funding through the Planning Reform Fund and was publicly exhibited in January and February this year. The plans have also been nominated for a Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) NSW Award for Planning Excellence. They will also be presented as a case study at the Queensland PIA Rural and Regional Conference.

    The Master Plan will be used by Blayney Council as a road map for improving Blayney town centre and economic opportunities for the shire.