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Date: 16-09-2014

Bland Shire Council is hoping for a record number of nominations for the 2015 Bland Shire Australia Day awards.

Nominations for the prestigious awards are now open and Bland Shire Council Director of Corporate, Community and Development Services, Adele Casey is encouraging people to take... Read more.

Date: 27-08-2014

Bland Shire Council has doubled the amount of funding available under its Access Incentive Grant program.

Following a recommendation from the Bland Shire Access Advisory Committee, based on an unprecedented level of community demand in 2013-2014, Council has multiplied the level of... Read more.

Date: 27-08-2014

Two promising young local athletes have been given a boost by receiving elite athlete grants from Bland Shire Council.

Budding cross country runner Wynonna Lawrence and young Barmedman rugby league star, Liam Martin each received $250 under Council’s elite athlete program after being... Read more.

Date: 13-08-2014

With the Magpie breeding season here again, Bland Shire Council would like to remind everyone there are seven steps you can take to reduce your chances of being swooped.

* Get to know where the birds are breeding in your area and try to avoid them.

* Be aware that open areas with... Read more.

Date: 13-08-2014

The granddaughter of Australia’s last lady bushranger will launch a book telling her incredible story in West Wyalong at the end of this month.

In "Out of the Mists: The Hidden History of Elizabeth Jessie Hickman", West Wyalong author Di Moore delivers a fascinating true story set against... Read more.

Date: 11-08-2014


From the heights of hope to the horror of the trenches, the Great War changed the world irrevocably. It separated families and lovers, turned young men into soldiers and young women into nurses, converted friends and neighbours into enemies.

The... Read more.

Date: 24-07-2014

Bland Shire Mayor, Neil Pokoney is buoyed by recent developments surrounding a new copper-gold project near West Wyalong.

Argent Minerals last week announced to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) promising results of an airborne magnetic survey of its West Wyalong Project which... Read more.

Date: 24-07-2014

July 23, 2014

Barrick Gold today received State Government approval to operate the Cowal gold mine for a further five years until 2024.

The long awaited announcement was welcomed by a relieved Bland Shire Mayor, Neil Pokoney, who said the community can now look... Read more.

Date: 25-06-2014

The glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in “Flashback: 160 years of Australian Fashion Photo”, a new travelling display opening at the Bland Shire Library from August 15-29.

Using colourful reproductions, Flashback showcases a number of beautiful and iconic... Read more.

Date: 22-05-2014

Bland Shire Council last night adopted its 2014-2015 Operational Plan and budget, including the provision of up to $2 million for the refurbishment of the West Wyalong Sports Stadium.

The decision followed a six week community consultation process during which the community indicated... Read more.


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