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Public Notice - Interruption to River Water Supply St George

Council wishes to advise St George residents that the river water supply will be interrupted for the whole town today (22 March) from approximately 9am until 6pm.

Public Notice - Disruption to water supply and property access

Council will begin installation of a new River Water Main along Church Street, from Arthur Street to Victoria Street on Tuesday 27 March.

Annual Town Clean Up ends

Our Annual Town Clean Up has completed. Please do not put anymore waste on the footpath for collection. Thank you to all who participated!

St George returns to Level 1 Water Restrictions on 19 March

Increased water flow in the Balonne River means St George will return to Level 1 Water Restrictions from 19 March.

Request for Proposal - Temporary Transfer of Excess SunWater CAP Entitlement

Council is calling for Request for Proposal (RFP) for the temporary transfer of excess CAP from the SunWater St George Water Supply Scheme.

Public Notice - Kerb and Channel installations Arthur Street, St George

Council is undertaking a kerb, channel and storm water installation works program in Arthur Street, St George, from Grey Street through to the Church Street intersection. These works will begin 15 March.

Rates have now been issued - Discount closes 16 March

Balonne Shire Council Rate Notices were issued on 14 February 2018. The discount period closes 16 March 2018.

Vandals uproot trees on Grey Street, St George

Vandals uprooted trees on Grey Street, St George, creating a hazard to motorists. The senseless act was captured on CCTV and the footage is being reviewed by the police.

Council devastated by passing of Northern Basin Review Disallowance Motion in Senate

Balonne Shire Council is devastated the Senate has passed a Disallowance Motion on the Northern Basin Review.

Council slams Greens for showing blatant self-interest

Balonne Shire Council has slammed the Australian Greens for displaying blatant self-interest when it comes to the livelihoods of communities in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Council slams Qld Government's silence on Northern Basin Review Disallowance Motion

Balonne Shire Council has slammed the Queensland Government’s silence over the imminent Senate debate on the Northern Basin Review Disallowance Motion.

Public Notice - Carnavon Highway works Feb-June

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will begin works to widen and strengthen the Carnarvon Highway (St George-Surat) between 25.84km and 49.51km from early February 2018, weather permitting. Work will be undertaken during daylight hours up to 7 days a week and will continue until late June 2018, weather permitting.

Council welcomes support from MDA for retention of 320GL water recovery limit

Balonne Shire Council has welcomed the support of Murray-Darling Basin local government representatives for the retention of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Amendment capping the water recovery in the Northern Basin at 320GL.

Council to catch up with Thallon and Mungindi on 1 March

Residents and community groups in Thallon and Mungindi will have the chance to catch up with Councillors and key Council staff on 1 March at the third of the Community Catch-up Days.

Public Notice - Approved Selective Inspection Program

Balonne Shire Council will carry out an Approved Selective Inspection program commencing on 5 February 2018 for a period of 3 months to be completed by 6 April 2018. Council’s authorised officers will door knock all properties within the shire, commencing with the urban areas from 19 February 2018.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Australia Day Award Recipients

Eight awards were presented to some very deserving community residents and groups. Congratulations to all involved in organising, performing and attending the Balonne Shire's 2018 Australia Day Awards at the St George Amphitheatre.

drumMUSTER collection

Producers are invited to drop their empty agri/vet containers to the Springwell Road Drum Compound, St George, on Friday, 2 February 2018, between 8am–12 noon.

Public Notice - Winner of Community Plan Survey voucher

The winner of the $100 gift voucher for completing the Community Plan Survey is Emily Martin.

Council to target off-leash dogs along riverfront

Dog owners are on notice that Council will target dogs that are off leash along St George’s The Terrace and river front.

Council seeks details of water-dependent businesses

Balonne Shire Council is putting together a register of water-dependent business to enable our water teams to advise these businesses of loss of water supply.
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