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The Shark is coming to St George!

Steve Baxter is coming to St George on Friday 20 July as part of a project between Advance Queensland and Food Leaders Australia. Balonne Shire Council is a proud supporter of the Advancing Regional Innovation Program.

Public Notice - Refurbishment Works Rowden Park Grandstand

Works for Queensland funded refurbishment works on the Rowden Park Grandstand will commence sometime between 6-13 August, 2018. This work is expected to take about two months.

Council adopts 2018-19 Budget

Balonne Shire Council adopted its 2018-19 Budget without change and confirmed rates will increase across all categories by 3% in the rate in the dollar and 1% on the minimum general rate and that pensioners would continue to receive a maximum concession of $170 for qualifying properties.

Council expected to keep rate increases low

Balonne Shire Council is expected to approve a 3% increase across all rates and charges and a 1% increase to the minimum general rate at this week’s Council Budget meeting (Thursday, 28 June).

Rising costs hit Council's Budget bottom line

Rising costs and fewer available grants are increasingly impacting on the bottom line of Balonne Shire Council’s budget and its ability to remain financially sustainable, but in spite of this Council is expected to deliver small increases to ratepayers when its 2018/19 Budget is adopted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018.

New Acting Economic Development Officer

The Balonne Shire Council have recently appointed an Acting Economic Development Officer

Drought Support Program funding available to community groups

Drought has gripped the Balonne Shire for the past six years and has impacted on all of our communities. To help ease the impact the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, through the Balonne Shire Council is offering community groups funding through the Community Drought Support Program.

Deputy Mayor selected for leadership program

Balonne Shire’s Deputy Mayor Fiona Gaske has been selected to be part of Course 25 of the iconic Australian Rural Leadership Program.

Public Notice - Dust Generated from Earthworks

Work commenced today on levelling the effluent irrigation site adjacent to the airport, there is dust being generated. This work should take about 2 weeks to complete.

Public Notice - River Water Supply Interruption Tomorrow 22 May

River water supply to St George will be interrupted tomorrow from 9 am to 3 pm to allow for planned works to take place on the river water system

Have your say on Waste Reduction and Recycling!

The Balonne Shire Council is serious about reducing waste and wants residents to review the draft new Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan to ensure they understand what Council is doing to achieve the reduction in waste.

Public Notice - Kenny Lane, Loveday Lane and Arthur Street Kerb and Channel Project Nearing Completion

The kerb and channel is nearing completion in Kenny Lane, Loveday Lane and Arthur Street.

Residents urged to have say on Local Laws changes

The Balonne Shire Council is hitting the road over the coming months to talk with residents about changes to our Local Laws.

St George moves to Level 1 (Winter) Water Restrictions from 30 April 2018

Residents in St George will move to Level 1 (Winter) Water restrictions on 30 April, 2018, meaning they can water at any time on allocated watering days.

Stock dog owners within town limits offered subsidised micro-chipping

Council is offering a subsidised micro-chipping clinic to residents who own stock dogs living within a town area. Under the proposed new Council Local Laws to come into effect on 1 July 2018 working dogs will be reclassified as stock dogs.

St George and Dirranbandi Swimming Pools close for off season

The St George and Dirranbandi Swimming Pools have closed for the off season. The Dirranbandi Pool closed on Monday 26 March and the St George Pool closed on Thursday 29 March.

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!

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.
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