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St George Residential Water Restrictions move back to Level 1 from 14 January

Recent rain in the upper catchment of the Balonne River near Dalby and Chinchilla has boosted water supplies at St George allowing Council to drop residential water restrictions from Level 2 to Level 1 from Monday 14 January.

Public Notice - Request for Proposal - Temporary Transfer of Excess St George Water Supply Scheme CAP

Balonne Shire Council is calling for Request for Proposals (RFP) for the temporary transfer of excess CAP from the St George Water Supply Scheme. The excess CAP is in the order of 1400ML.

Kaitlin Sheedy wins Design Your Own Library Competition

A dream library for the winner of the Design Your Own Library Competition would include a kids space, books, touch screens, computers, story mat, fish tanks, desks, chairs and pillows. St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Year 6 student Kaitlin Sheedy’s entry was chosen for its inclusiveness of all ages and interests.

Have your say on future of St George Library

Residents from across Balonne Shire are being asked to have their say on future uses of the St George Library. The survey will close on 18 January, 2019.

Public Notice - Zero tolerance to abuse of staff

The Balonne Shire Council values our employees and volunteers and we will not tolerate any form of violent, threatening or aggressive behaviour towards them.

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 - 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.
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