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Council to hold free dog microchipping clinic

Do you have a pooch? Is your pooch microchipped? If not, book in to the Balonne Shire Council’s free microchip clinic at the park on Klinge Lane behind Council on Tuesday 23 July.

New funding available to boost tourism events in Balonne Shire

Balonne Shire Council has launched a new Tourism Events grant program to ensure our region captures visitors travelling around Outback Queensland.

Council introduces new wild dog scalp bounty procedures

Balonne Shire Council has reviewed and updated its wild dog scalp bounty procedures to ensure more detailed information is collected on where the dogs were found and to reduce any chance of potential payment fraud.

Council approves modest rate rise

Balonne Shire Council today announced a modest increase of 2 per cent in the minimum general rate, rate in the dollar and utility charges at its Budget Meeting.

Almost $7m to be spent on capital projects in Shire

Balonne Shire Council today announced at its Budget Meeting it would spend almost $7 million on capital projects in the next financial year.

Council supports communities in 2019-20 Budget

The Balonne Shire Council has renewed its support for community groups and events over the next financial year.

Funding shores up Shire’s pest control and improves stock routes

Balonne Shire Council today approved a range of capital works to be completed across the Shire’s stock routes and watering points in the 2019-20 financial year.

Things are heating up at the St George Swimming Pool complex

Things are heating up at the St George Swimming Pool with a new $700,000 thermal springs facility being built over the coming months.

Council releases concept for new Victoria Street precinct

Balonne Shire Council has released its vision of the possible redevelopment of the St George Library to create a vibrant Victoria Street precinct after 12 months of research and community consultation.

Public Notice - Special Council Meeting 27 June 2019

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Council of the Shire of Balonne (Budget), will be held on Thursday 27 June, 2019, commencing at 9am.

Have your say on St George Aiport master plan

Council is undertaking a survey about the St George Airport to find out what we need to make sure we provide facilities and services that meet regulatory, community and airport user requirements and expectations.

Balonne Shire plans move to single rural rating structure

Balonne Shire Council plans to phase in a new rural rating structure over the next seven years after an extensive review of rates and charges.

New Local Laws begin 1 July 2019

Our new Local Laws go live on 1 July 2019 and as animal registrations are also due on that date we thought we would remind you of the new rules on what dogs and how many you can have in town areas.

Missed our latest Community Newsletter?

The Autumn edition of Council's Community Newsletter has been delivered to your letter box.

Public notice - Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme Applications now open for 2019/20 year

Approved pensioners are advised that application forms are now available for the State Government's Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme for the 2019/2020 financial year.

Join us for the St George & Nindigully Community Catch-Up Day on 6 June

St George and Nindigully residents and community groups are invited to join Councillors and senior Council leaders for an informal catch up on Thursday 6 June from 5.30pm-7pm in the Disaster/Training Room behind the Council Chambers in Grey Street.

Trade delegation from Japan and Taiwan visit Shire

Balonne Shire, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Trade Investment Queensland (Toowoomba and Taipei offices) and Austrade Tokyo office, hosted the seven delegates from a variety of food-based companies who are looking for opportunities in meat, pulses, vegetables, grains and agricultural technology.

Public Notice - Mungindi Park toilet close for refurbishment

Council wishes to advise residents and visitors that the toilets at Mungindi River Crossing Park (Qld) will be closed for two weeks from Monday, 3 June 2019, for renovation.

Vandals target parks and gardens in St George

Vandals ripped out plants, burnt synthetic grass, broken gates and destroyed a toilet door in St George at the weekend.

Apply now for Round 3 RADF funding

Applications are now being taken for Round 3 of the Balonne Shire Council Regional Arts Development Fund Community Grants program. Applicants will have until 5pm Monday 17 June 2019 to submit their funding requests.
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