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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 Tackles Wandering Dogs

In response to this community wide issue, we are broadening our patrols during the hotter weather up until the end of March. We will be patrolling several mornings and evening per week. ...

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...

Two-Bins and Recycling Voted In

Recycling is a high priority for Balonne Shire residents, according to a recent survey. That’s why the Balonne Shire Council is moving to a two-bin system, starting July 1 this year. Under...

Hundreds turn out to meet robots

More than 500 people including school children were up close and personal with a range of new technology at the Robot Roadshow at the St George Cultural Centre yesterday (15/3/17). The Robotics...

Biosecurity Information Stand Winds Up

Biosecurity Queensland held an information stand in St George this week following an outbreak of Anthrax in cattle at a local property. Veterinarian Linda Forster was on hand to explain the...

Land Valuations Show Dramatic Changes

Recently issued Department of Natural Resources and Mines Land Valuations are showing dramatic changes to Balonne Shire property values. Residents wanting to discuss their land valuation should...

Biosecurity Update on Anthrax near St George

Biosecurity Update on Anthrax near St George

Biosecurity Queensland will have a technical specialist manning an information stand at the old St George Library the following times o Monday March 13 – midday until 4pm o Tuesday March 14 from...

CSG and Mining Information Session

We’ve asked AgForce and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines Coal Seam Gas Compliance Unit to tell our community about mining and the interactions with landholders and...

Allie Hill named winner of Young Women's Leadership Bursary

Allie Hill (nee Jones) was announced the 2017 winner of the Young Women’s Leadership Bursary Award at this week’s International Women’s Day luncheon on March 8 th . The award...

'Little Mice Come Creeping'

'Little Mice Come Creeping'

Story Time is at 10am this Friday at the St George Library. Join us for a story and play activity!

Media Statement: Biosecurity Queensland acts on cattle deaths on St George property

Biosecurity Queensland is working with the managers of a St George cattle property following the death of approximately 80 animals. Testing has indicated the presence of the bacteria that cause...

Jobs Bonanza for Balonne Shire

Local contractors will be the big winners as more than a million dollars worth of funding will be poured into community projects before the end of the 2017 calendar year.  The Balonne Shire...

Robot Roadshow

Join us on the 15 March 2017 at the St George Library. The Roadshow is presented by the State Library of Queensland.

Annual Shire Clean Up - March 7 - 9, 2017

To coincide with Clean Up Australia Day, we're helping residents by providing a free rubbish pick up service during the 7th, 8th, and 9th of March 2017. · Tuesday 7 March...

National Disability Scheme Workshops

Information on the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) will be available at these two workshops, presented on Wednesday 15th March. Register your interest in attending either or both workshops on the...

Clean Up Australia Day

This year for Clean Up Australia Day we're tackling roadside litter. Can you lend a hand to keep Balonne beautiful?

Council installing river water meters

River Water– it can be such a scarce commodity. But how much river water do we really use? Each household will be able to find out the answer to that very soon, with the Balonne Shire Council...

"No Rating Decisions Made Yet" says Mayor

Councillor Richard Marsh said "there has been a lot of talk in the community about Council installing river water meters on St George properties."  He said, "while the...
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