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Date: 21-11-2014

The Lake Cowal Gold Mine Closure Advisory Committee has ordered a report on the current impact of the mine on local real estate, schools and accommodation providers.

Work has commenced on compiling the vital statistical information, which Bland Shire Council and the Mine Closure Advisory... Read more.

Date: 21-11-2014

Bland Shire Library invites children aged 5 – 16 and their families to join in the adventure by participating in Summer Reading Club activities being delivered from December 2014 to February 2015.

The Summer Reading Club is a free online and in-library holiday program, run in partnership... Read more.

Date: 21-11-2014

The Association of Mining Related Councils (AMRC) has a new chairman at its helm. The Mayor of Warrumbungle Shire Council, Peter Shinton was elected to the role, after Cr. Col Mitchell of Wollondilly Shire Council stood down. The continuing Deputy Chairs are Wollongong City Council Deputy Lord... Read more.

Date: 29-10-2014

The Bland Shire library has partnered with St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army to launch a Christmas food appeal to help disadvantaged local residents.

The Food for Fines program has assisted the Bland Shire community for more than 10 years thanks to a tremendous level of public... Read more.

Date: 20-10-2014

Bland Shire Council has reinforced its commitment to developing a long term strategy to prepare the community for the closure of the Lake Cowal mine following the release of the Barrick Cowal Gold Mine Social Impact Assessment (SIA) report tonight.

The report, which was commissioned by... Read more.

Date: 20-10-2014

Bland Shire Council recently donated worm farm kits to all schools in the region as part of an awareness campaign to educate the community on the benefits of recycling food waste.

Council’s Environmental Officer, Glenn Neyland, and Community Development Officer, Rebecca McDonell,... Read more.

Date: 20-10-2014

One of the stars of this year’s series of “The Voice”, teenage sensation Lij Gilmour, will be the headline act at a mental health awareness day in West Wyalong next week.

Hundreds of local school students and community members will gather in Barnado Park on Friday, October 24 to catch Lij... Read more.

Date: 30-09-2014

Bland Shire Council will undertake an extensive consultation process to gauge community opinion regarding local visitor information and cultural facilities and services.

Council today launched a visitor information and cultural community engagement strategy - including a community survey... Read more.

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.

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