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Vandals target parks and gardens in St George

Vandals ripped out plants, burnt synthetic grass, broken gates and destroyed a toilet door in St George at the weekend.

Apply now for Round 3 RADF funding

Applications are now being taken for Round 3 of the Balonne Shire Council Regional Arts Development Fund Community Grants program. Applicants will have until 5pm Monday 17 June 2019 to submit their funding requests.

Public Notice - Refurbishment Works Lions Park Toilets

Council wishes to advise the toilets in Lions Park on The Terrace, St George, will be closed for up to 2 weeks from Monday 13 May, 2019 for refurbishment works.

#BringBackJack to Nindigully for 20th anniversary of Paperback Hero

Residents and friends of the Shire are asked to help lure the star's of Paperback Hero Hugh Jackman back to Nindigully for the inaugural Nindigully Film & Music Festival on 4-6 October 2019 by getting involved with the #BringBackJack social media campaign.

Public Notice - Installation of Flashing School Lights Carnarvon Highway (St George)

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be installing flashing school zones at the St George State High on the Carnarvon Highway (St George), from 9 May 2019. The installations are expected to be completed by 12 May 2019, weather permitting.

New-look tourist brochure to be launched at historic home

A bright new promotional booklet promoting St George and the surrounding region will be officially launched at the historic Anchorage Homestead on Wednesday 17 April at 10am.

Applications now open for Community Rates Support Program 2019/20

Eligible organisations can now apply for the Community Rates Support Program 2019-20. Applications close 17 May 2019.

Level 2 Water Restrictions now in place for St George

Level 2 Water Restrictions are now in place in St George to ensure adequate water supply during and following SunWater works on the Thuraggi Channel outlet at the E.J. Beardmore Dam.

Public Notice - Seasonal closure of Dirranbandi and St George Swimming Pools

Public Notice - Seasonal closure of Dirranbandi and St George Swimming Pools. Dirranbandi will close 5 April and St George 12 April.

Have your say on our Draft Planning Scheme from 1 April

Community groups, businesses and residents are being urged to have their say on the Balonne Shire Council’s draft planning scheme. Community consultation begins next week at the St George Cultural Centre on 3 April from 5-7pm and Dirranbandi Civic Centre on 4 April from 5-7pm.

Save the date - Balonne Shire set for an eventful year!

The Balonne Shire Council is gearing up for a big year of fun and frivolity with the launch of the 2019 Balonne Shire Calendar of Events.

Public Notice - River Water Main Construction Works - Victoria Street, St George

Council wishes to advise our team will be undertaking water main construction works in Victoria Street, St George from early March for approximately four months.

Apply now for Round 2 of RADF funding

Calling all creative groups in the Balonne Shire! You can now apply for funding under Round 2 of the Balonne Shire Council Regional Arts Development Fund Community Grants program.

Council approves move to fund Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing

The Balonne Shire Council today made an historic decision to support an application to the State Government for funding for Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing (WDEF). Councillors voted unanimously to support Shire landholders wanting to fence their properties through a special rate levied over 20 years.

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.

Public Notice - New Local Buy Tender Arrangement

​Local Buy has a new tender arrangement for BUS270 Roads, Water & Sewerage (Civil Construction) and it is now open.

Rate Notices - Levy 2 issued 13 February 2019

Rate Notices – Levy 2 for the 2018/2019 financial year will be issued and dispatched on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Young mum thanks Council for Lions Park upgrade

Upgrades to St George’s Lions Park on the river foreshore are much appreciated by parents of young children, according to a St George mother of two.

Dirranbandi's Frank Deshon named 2019 Citizen of the Year

The driving force behind Dirranbandi’s Paul Kelly Concert was this morning named Balonne Shire’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Mayor Richard Marsh congratulated Frank Deshon for his untiring dedication to, and support of, the Dirranbandi community.

Public Notice - Temporary closure of Bonathorne Water Facility

Council wishes to advise the community that the Bonathorne Water Facility on Castlereagh Highway will not be available for use until further notice due to the need for maintenance work.
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