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Council disappointed with Basin Plan Amendment disallowance motion

Balonne Shire Council is disappointed Senator Sarah Hanson-Young last week moved a disallowance motion on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Amendment. The Amendment would reduce the water recovery target in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin from 390GL to 320GL.

Survey to improve community safety

Balonne Shire Council launches a community survey on Monday at 9am to discover how safe residents feel when they are in a public place.

Council to catch up with Dirranbandi and Hebel communities on 7 December

The Balonne Shire Council is heading to Dirranbandi next month for the second of its Community Catch-Up Days. Residents and community organisations are invited to meet with councillors and council staff to discuss any issues in the Dirranbandi and Hebel communities.

Council praises community and police after drug network smashed

The Balonne Shire Council has praised police and community members for proactively working against drugs in our region. Today saw the culmination of the Queensland Police Operation Oscar Kohl which saw a large number of people arrested in St George and nearby areas for drug and property related offences.

Balonne steps up war on wild dogs with baiting campaign

The Balonne Shire Council is stepping up its program to reduce the number of wild dogs in the region with an upcoming baiting campaign.

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.

Summer water restrictions start 2 October

The weather is heating up which means summer water restrictions will begin 2 October for St George water users.

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.
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