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Get ready for a morning of fun and learning on 13 October

Get ready for a morning packed with entertainment at the Get Ready Balonne Family Fun Day near the boat ramp on The Terrace, St George, on Sunday 13 October from 9am.

Councillors head to Bollon for Community Catch-Up Day on 2 October

Bollon residents and community groups are invited to join Councillors and senior Council leaders for an informal catch up on 2 October.

Council and Care Balonne join forces to create welcoming community for migrants

The Balonne Shire, in partnership with Care Balonne, will create a welcoming and supportive multicultural community over the next three years thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Queensland Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

Public Notice - Wild dog baiting campaign

Wild dog baiting will be carried out in Balonne Shire from Tuesday, 22 October to Friday, 25 October 2019.

Film and music stars head to Nindigully on 5-6 October

Nindigully and the rest of the Balonne Shire is buzzing in anticipation of the inaugural Nindigully Film and Music Festival on 5-6 October.

Public Notice - Gravel Road Maintenance Grading Works

Current drought conditions and subsequent water shortage throughout the Shire is limiting the amount of gravel road maintenance Council is able to do in the Shire.

St George to move to Level 3 Water Restrictions by end of September

River water supplies in the Jack Taylor Weir at St George have fallen to 1106ML leaving Council no choice but to introduce Level 3 Water Restrictions by the end of September.

Change of Date - Council Meeting October 2019

Notice is hereby given that the October 2019 General Meeting of the Balonne Shire Council will be held in the Council Chambers, 118 Victoria Street, St George on Thursday 31 October, 2019, commencing at 9am.

Johnathan Thurston to celebrate youth and community

Australian football legend Johnathan Thurston has partnered with Balonne Shire Council to celebrate the region’s youth and community with a three-day extravaganza on August 26, 27 and 28, 2019.

JT memorabilia auction to raise funds for our emerging leaders

Rare State of Origin memorabilia signed by Johnathan Thurston – his last State of Origin headgear and boot - will go under the hammer at next Tuesday’s A Night with JT fundraising dinner in St George to raise bursary funds for our young emerging leaders.

Workshops to target Shire tourism and events

Council is inviting stakeholders, business owners and tourism operators to get involved and attend one of the free upcoming workshops at the St George Cultural Centre on Monday 9 September from 5pm to 7pm and at the Dirranbandi Civic Centre on Tuesday 10 September from 5pm to 7pm.

Rates mailed out 14 August 2019

Balonne Shire landholders are advised that Rates Notices will be mailed out on Wednesday 14 August 2019. Water Notices will be mailed to landholders separately.

Balonne businesses offered free training to save on energy costs

With rising electricity costs being one of the biggest challenges facing businesses, Balonne Shire Council is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and the Queensland Government to bring the highly successful ecoBiz program to Balonne Shire.

Have your say on the St George Library-Hub concept plans

Have your say! Council will hold a community consultation meeting at the St George Library on Thursday 15 August from 5pm to provide details on St George Library-Hub concept plans.

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.
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