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Letters received from Office of Local Government

Council received the following letters from Office of Local Government which were tabled at Open Council Meeting  held on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at the  Euston Recreation Reserve.

Letter from OLG – 1

Letter from OLG – 2 


A Development Application (No 20/2018) for an Artificial Water Body for Almas Almonds, Meilman Rd Euston, has been lodged with Balranald Shire Council as the consent authority for assessment.

Please click on the following links to view the Environmental Impact Statement and attachments:

Almas Almonds Meilman Dam EIS

DA 20-2018 Application Form

DA 20-2018 Plans

Any person may lodge a written submission during the exhibition period to the consent authority (Balranald Shire Council) concerning the Development Application.

If the submission is by way of objection, the grounds of the objection must be specified in the submission.

Written submissions may be received at Council up until 4.00pm 4 December 2017 and addressed to:

The General Manager
Balranald Shire Council
PO Box 120
Balranald NSW 2715

Proposed Long Term Financial Plan and Proposed Special Rate Variation

Council has prepared a DRAFT Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) which includes a proposed Special Rate Variation (SRV) of 10% per year for 7 years.

The LFTP can be viewed by clicking on the following link – DRAFT Balranald LTFP 2017-27

The Community Engagement Plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link – Balranald – Community Engagement Plan

Hard copies are also available for viewing at:

  • Balranald Council Office – 70 Market Street, Balranald
  • Balranald Library, 36 We Street, Balranald (Corner of Market & We Street)
  • Euston Post Office,  39 Murray Terrace, Euston

What is, and why do we need a Special Rates variation?

All council revenue is regulated under ‘rate pegging’.  Basically The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal sets a rate peg which limits the amount Councils can increase their rates from one year to the next. The rate peg over previous years has not enabled Council to maintain assets and services at current levels and renew these assets in accordance with community expectations and good asset management practice.

A Special Rates Variation (SRV) would allow Council to increase their rates over the rate peg in order to meet the needs of the community or it can adopt the status quo.


Message from the Mayor 

Please click on the following link to view the message from the Mayor. *Please note – the deadline to have your day has now closed.  If you require further information, please contact Council on 03 5020 1300   – Message from the Mayor – Community Engagement Leaflet


Do you have any questions?

Please click the link to view Frequently Asked Questions – Frequently Asked Questions Balranald



Vale Miss Norma Male 1916 to 2017

Miss Norma Male,  Balranald Shire Council’s first female Shire Clerk  passed away recently at the age of 101 years.

Norma served as Shire Clerk in Balranald for a period of thirty years up until 1974, so she is close to our hearts.

It was a very good attendance of relatives and friends  at Norma’s funeral including Balranald people and Ex-pats, as well as local government representatives.

A grand celebration of Norma’s life of 101 years.

Vale Norma Male a Balranald and local government legend.

Please click on the link to read Norma Males Eulogy written and delivered by her great Nephew Anthony Deal on Monday 9th
October 2017 – Miss Norma Male’s Eulogy

NSW Rural Fire Service Announcement – NSW Bush Fire Danger Period has commenced

Please go to the community announcements page for further information

Current Road Conditions / Access

Please click on the link to access current road conditions and access


For all other road related queries, please go to the Roads page

Balranald Unsealed Road Status (Open / Closed)

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For all other road related queries, please go to the Roads page

Benefits clear to see following upgrades to exclusion fence at Lake Benanee, near Euston

Western Local Land Services has played a pivotal role in promoting the re-establishment of Casuarina obesa, commonly known as Swamp She-oak, on the foreshore of Lake Benanee which is currently the last known population in NSW.

Please click on the link to read the full media release from Western Local Land Services – Media Release – Benefits clear to see following upgrades to exclusion fence at Lake Benanee near Euston


Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli said $28,000 for bushfire mitigation strategy will go to the Devil Creek Bank Trail.


Please click here to view the full media release: Media Release Bush Fire mitigation for Balranald Trail


Please click here to view a map of the location of the trail: Bush Fire Mitigation Trail location

Pelican chicks all grown up and congregating in Yanga National Park

“Teenage” pelicans who have flown the nest are contributing to a huge influx of birds on Yanga Lake near Balranald, according to experts from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

To find out more, click on the link –

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