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Date: 20-10-2016

Bland Shire General Manager Ray Smith has categorically denied reports that Council is considering imposing a tariff on corporate agribusiness for the use of local roads during harvest.

After reports appeared in two regional publications last week suggesting Council was contemplating... Read more.

Date: 10-08-2016

Earlier this year advice was received from LGNSW that they were initiating an award category for council executive and personal assistants with the objective of recognising the excellent work undertaken by these members of staff in providing significant support to General Managers and Mayors.... Read more.

Date: 05-07-2016

Two mounted police horses and a four person buggy will head a Main Street parade when the Emirates Melbourne Cup comes to West Wyalong next week.

West Wyalong was chosen as one of just 33 destinations across Australia and New Zealand to host the 2016 Emirate Melbourne Cup Tour and Bland... Read more.

Date: 05-07-2016

Author Gerard Leahy will share the story of his fascinating family connection to the race that stops a nation when Bland Shire Council brings the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour to West Wyalong next week.

After participating in the Main Street Melbourne Cup parade on board a four person horse... Read more.

Date: 03-06-2016

A Home Care Services information session being held in West Wyalong next week will seek to reach out to individuals and families about the range of support services available locally and how to access them.

Concerned some local residents who are eligible for well deserved support could be... Read more.

Date: 27-05-2016

Bland Shire Council has provided a financial injection of more than $20,000 directly into local business through the provision of five Business Assistance grants.

Council’s May meeting approved business assistance funding for The Dentists of West Wyalong, Whispering Pines, Beauty Off Main... Read more.

Date: 27-05-2016

A new report from the NRMA has identified a funding shortfall of $1.7 billion to bring New South Wales roads up to standard.

The NRMA “Funding Local Roads” Report identifies the disadvantages faced by small rural Councils with a large geographic area such as Bland Shire and calls for... Read more.

Date: 27-05-2016

Bland Shire Council is a regional leader in companion animal control with an outstanding long term record in animal welfare and rehousing.

However, with the numbers of cats and dogs in the Bland Shire pound who were surrendered, dumped or seized once again on the rise, Council is... Read more.

Date: 16-05-2016

Bland Shire Council has projected savings of close to $1 million in its draft 2016-2017 Operational Plan and budget.

The draft budget builds on similar projected savings in the current financial year and meets the first major financial benchmark set out in Council’s Fit for the Future... Read more.

Date: 17-03-2016

Bland Shire Council held its March monthly meeting at the Bland Shire Council Chambers on Tuesday 15 March.

A summary of the matters discussed, and resolutions made (in order of discussion), is below –

Council is on track to meet the targets and objectives set out in its 2015-2016... Read more.

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