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The arrival of the railway in 1874 boosted development and Blayney replaced Carcoar as the major service centre to local farmlands. Blayney then became a municipality in 1882 and by 1900 a butter factory and freezing works employed many within the town. An abattoir opened in 1957 and this industry was later supplemented with tanneries and a pet food plant. The abbatoirs closed in 1999.
In 1989, Nestlé built a new pet food plant, Nestle Purina, and purchased adjoining land including Blayney Foods. The Nestlé factory exports pet food to Asia and the Pacific.
The Cadia-Ridgeway Mine is a major employer in the area.
In 1994, Blayney became home to Australia's largest inland container terminal, which is situated beside the railway station.
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