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Date: 13-10-2015

Bland Shire Council is seeking comment from the community regarding a proposed special rate variation which will raise an average of $2.26 million per year over the next five years for increased maintenance on local roads.

Bland Shire Council General Manager, Ray Smith announced the... Read more.

Date: 25-09-2015

The Association of Mining Related Councils (AMRC) has applauded a commitment delivered in person by the Hon. John Barilaro, NSW Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business, that the contentious Resources for Regions funding program is being reviewed... Read more.

Date: 25-09-2015

Bland Shire Council General Manager, Ray Smith will make a formal submission to the State Government regarding the future role of Joint Organisations (JO’s) in New South Wales Local Government.

The State Government is calling for submissions for its Joint Organisations Emerging Directions... Read more.

Date: 27-08-2015

The Facility Design Group this week lodged a development application for the refurbishment of the West Wyalong Sports Stadium.

The application, which was also presented to Tuesday night’s meeting of the Sports Stadium Refurbishment Steering Committee, includes the extension and... Read more.

Date: 10-08-2015

The Bland Shire Library will celebrate Children’s Book Week later this month.

To be held from 22-28 August, Children’s Book Week is a seven day celebration of books and Australian authors and illustrators.

This year's Book Week theme is “Books Light Up Our World” and the Bland... Read more.

Date: 14-07-2015

The West Wyalong community is encouraged to turn out in force when ex-serviceman Brian Freeman carries a Roll of Honour containing the names of the 41 Australian soldiers who lost their lives serving Australia in Afghanistan into the West Wyalong High School MPU next Wednesday, 22 July.

... Read more.

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.

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