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Date: 13-07-2015

Bland Shire Council will host a community ice forum next week to tackle head on an issue which is devastating similar sized rural communities across Australia.

The community drug (ice) forum will be held at St Mary’s Hall in West Wyalong next Wednesday night, 22 July and feature guest... Read more.

Date: 03-06-2015

Bland Shire Council General Manager, Ray Smith has welcomed an announcement from Australian mining company, Argent Minerals, that it plans to accelerate testing at its “West Wyalong Gold project”.

Just a week after Evolution Mining announced it has acquired the Cowal gold mine from... Read more.

Date: 26-05-2015

Barrick Gold Corporation has sold the Cowal gold mine to Australian based company, Evolution Mining.

Barrick announced yesterday that it has sold the mine to Evolution Mining for US$550 million with final settlement expected to occur in the third quarter of this year, signaling the end of... Read more.

Date: 30-04-2015

Bland Shire Council last night adopted a draft Operational Plan and budget which will deliver around $1.6 million in savings in the next financial year.

The draft Operational Plan and budget, which is currently on exhibition for public comment up until May 26, has a projected operational... Read more.

Date: 23-04-2015

Bland Shire Council General Manager, Ray Smith, will hand deliver a petition signed by more than 1600 people to Target Australia’s national headquarters on Monday, May 4.

Mr Smith, who will be in Melbourne the night before competing in the Wings for Life World Run for charity, will take... Read more.

Date: 08-04-2015

Save Target West Wyalong

West Wyalong’s Main Street will turn into a sea of red next week when the community comes together to protest against the planned closure of West Wyalong’s Target Country department store.

Target... Read more.

Date: 12-03-2015

The Bland Shire’s best kept secret is about to be let out of the bag when “The Wetlands” is officially opened at a gala community celebration this Saturday, March 14.

The entire community is invited to come together and join in the celebrations at The Wetlands from 12.30pm with a range of... Read more.

Date: 12-03-2015

Bland Shire Council has planned the biggest program of events ever to celebrate Seniors Week later this month.

Council will hold six events in seven days from March 16-22, culminating in the annual Seniors Luncheon at the West Wyalong Services and... Read more.

Date: 12-03-2015

Bland Shire Council has appointed the Facility Design Group to design and manage the refurbishment of the Perseverance Street Sports Stadium.

The Facility Design Group (FDG) was selected by Council at last night’s February monthly meeting and will begin work on the design phase of the... Read more.

Date: 12-03-2015

A major consultation process undertaken by Bland Shire Council has demonstrated strong support for improved visitor information facilities.

As part of a new Community Engagement Strategy, Council recently surveyed the business community, visitors to the area and the wider Bland Shire... Read more.

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