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Landholders urged to attend Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Forum

Balonne Shire landholders who are thinking about building a wild dog exclusion fence are urged to attend Council’s forum on Tuesday 27 November at the St George Cultural Centre.

Innovation workshops focus on our youth

Future skills and educating our youth are the focus of an Advance Queensland Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP) workshops in St George (Wednesday 14/11) and Dirranbandi (Thursday 15/11).

Public Notice - "Old Bullamon" Bridge replacement, Thallon

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be undertaking geotechnical investigations and tree clearing works in preparation for the construction of a new two-lane bridge, over the Moonie River at Thallon from 5 November 2018.

Shire seeks feedback from landholders on biosecurity issues

Balonne Shire Council will host five workshops in November with landholders to discuss biosecurity priorities and issues.

Public Notice - Making of Local Laws

Council, on 18 October 2018, adopted new Local Laws which will be introduced from 1 January 2019.

Thallon seeks to recognise pioneering family

The Thallon Progress Association (TPA) has approached Balonne Shire Council to rename Thallon Showground the McGeever Recreation Grounds in acknowledgement of its rich history and early pioneers.

Public Notice - St George and Dirranbandi Pools

The St George Swimming Pool and the Dirranbandi Swimming Pool are now open.

Public Notice - National Food Recall - Big Yum Beef Pie Batch 235/18

Coles is recalling Coles Express Big Yum Beef Pie (175g) Batch 235/18 sold at Coles Express sites nationally.

All of Western Queensland unites for a fairer deal from Canberra

Almost 60% of Queensland has united to call on the Federal Government to increase overall funding for local government and to put in place targeted funding programs for rural and remote councils.

Public Notice - Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan 2018 Public Meetings

A draft Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan 2018 (draft plan) has been developed by the Australian, state and territory governments in consultation with the Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee. The meeting will cover the Strategic Management Plan, bore census results, ongoing GABORA Water Plan implementation and the new funding for capping and piping programs.

Public Notice - St George Level 2 Summer Water Restrictions begin 1 October

The ongoing drought will see St George residents move to Level 2 Summer Water Restrictions on Monday 1 October.

Public Notice - Carnarvon Highway Upgrade Program (St George-Surat)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will begin works to widen and strengthen the Carnarvon Highway (St George-Surat) between 48.3km and 101km from 10 September 2018, weather permitting. Work will be undertaken during daylight hours up to 7 days a week and will continue until 15 April 2019, weather permitting.

Balonne Shire rate notices mailed out

Balonne Shire ratepayers will receive their notices in the mail over the coming days and are reminded to pay by 5pm 14 September 2018 to ensure they receive their discount.

Wild dog exclusion fencing essential for economic growth in Balonne

Balonne Shire Council is hoping to boost sheep production by facilitating the installation of wild dog exclusion fencing and help grow the regional economy.

Change of Dates - Wild Dog Advisory Committee and Pest Animal Planning Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances the WDAC and Pest Animal Planning meeting set down for the 15 August is now on Tuesday 28 August at the St George Cultural Centre. The Wild Dog Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 10am (Syndicate heads and invited guests only). The Pest Animal Planning Meeting (open to all interested landholders) will commence at 1pm St George Cultural Centre. Light lunch provided.

Pest Animal Planning Meeting

Balonne Shire Council would like to invite you to attend a Pest Animal Planning Meeting to assist in developing a long-term strategy to manage pest animals across the Shire.

Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Forum hailed as a success

Councils, State Government agencies and rural stakeholders are joining forces to tackle the wild dog problem in the south-west. Ten councils from across the west, south-west and south Queensland were represented at the two-day Wild Dog Forum which was hosted by the Balonne Shire Council, Queensland Treasury Corporation and McCullough Robertson Lawyers at St George.

St George's Lions Park to close for refurbishment

Lions Park on The Terrace at St George will close for up to two weeks from 6 August for the installation of soft fall, synthetic grass and fence around the playground. The $34,000 upgrade is being completed with funding from the Queensland Government’s Regional Economic Development 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.
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