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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.

Public Notice - Footpath upgrade for St George River Foreshore

St George River Foreshore footpath upgrades will commence at some time during the week beginning 21 January 2019 with work expected to be completed in early March 2019.

Celebrate Australia Day in Thallon

A barbecue brekkie, awards, morning tea and a game of cricket are on the agenda for the Balonne Shire Australia Day celebrations at the Thallon Park on Saturday, 26 January.

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.

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.
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