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Community members wanted for Australia Day Planning Committee

Balonne Shire’s Australia Day Award nominations are open and Council is looking for community members to join the planning committee.

UPDATE: Economic Development Forum postponed

Economic Development Series forum being held in St George on 4-5 October has been postponed.

Council to build thermal spring baths

Balonne Shire will soon have its own thermal spring baths thanks to a Works for Queensland grant. Council received a total of $1.2 million from the scheme which will fund five projects in the shire.

Council turns focus to economic development

The Balonne Shire Council’s adoption of a four-year economic development plan places its focus on four economic pillars – sheep and cattle grazing; grain and cotton; horticulture; and tourism and events.

Balonne Shire blindsided by Federal Government's latest water buyback

The Balonne Shire Council has been blindsided by the Federal Government’s announcement that it has strategically purchased more than 28GL of water in the Condamine-Balonne catchment.

Qld Councils support Northern Basin Review

Delegates attending the inaugural meeting of Murray Darling Association Region 12 councils were unanimous in their support of the Northern Basin Review of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Vandals strike in St George

Council is calling on the St George community to help it fight vandalism. In the past week vandals have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to community property.

Budget 2017/18 receives unanimous support

The Balonne Shire Council unanimously voted in support of the 2017/18 Budget at a special meeting on Thursday, 29 June, 2017.

Public Notice - River Foreshore Footpath Works begin 14 July, 2017

Contractors will begin widening sections of the St George River Foreshore footpath from Friday, 14 July, through until October. Council apologises for any inconvenience during these works.

Public Notice - St George Pontoon closed

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has advised Council to close the St George Pontoon on the Balonne River for safety reasons.

Public Notice - Traffic interruption - Carnarvon Highway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will install a new traffic counter on the Carnarvon Highway between Henry and Scott Streets on Sunday 25 June 2017.

New two-bin service signals end of split waste bins in Queensland

Balonne Shire residents will receive two new waste bins from 12 June signalling the end of split waste bin services in Queensland.

Tender BSC 16/17 - T27

Tender called for design and construction of Dirranbandi Sports Change Rooms, Utility and Canteen Facility

Council eases Level 1 Water Restrictions from 1 May

Balonne Shire residents will be able to water at any time on their allocated days from 1 May after Council decided to ease Level 1 winter water restrictions.

Vandals damage new brick walls along St Georges Terrace

Vandals have damaged the new brick walls along St George’s Terrace over the Easter weekend.

Landholders urged to sign up for wild dog baiting program

Balonne Shire Landholders are being urged to sign up for the upcoming wild dog baiting program. Anyone wishing to participate in this campaign must contact Council no later than Friday 28 April, 2017.

Wild Dog Baiting Campaign

Balonne Shire will begin a wild dog baiting campaign in May. Sign up now!

Round 2 RADF Community Grants deadline extended

The Balonne Shire Council RADF Reference Panel has decided to extend Round 2 of the RADF Community Grants program. Chairperson Cr Robyn Fuhrmeister said the current round was due to close on...

Council aids disease containment efforts

The Balonne Shire Council has received praise for its part in addressing a disease outbreak at a nearby cattle property. Shire Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Chairman Richard...

Council heads to Canberra to talk water buy backs

“Enough is enough” was the clear message delivered as the Balonne Shire Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive Officer confronted key political players over the recommendation to pursue...
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