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.
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.
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.
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.
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.