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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.

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.


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