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Current Road Conditions / Access

Please click on the link to access current road conditions and access http://www.visitbalranald.com.au/road-conditions-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

Stronger Country Communities Fund

On Thursday 13 July, the NSW Government commissioned the Stronger Country Communities Fund across Regional NSW. Over the next two years the NSW Government has committed $200 million to support infrastructure projects in regional and rural NSW – 

Under this Fund, Balranald Shire has been allocated $763,642 and the Market Street Streetscape revitalisation project is the best recipient project for this fund which will involve:

  • Undergrounding LV power services (River to We Street)
  • Installing/upgrading various streetscape items

This will improve the overall appearance, function and vibrancy of the town thereby providing a place of pride for the community to live and also enticing more tourists to visit.

Information regarding this fund can be found at: www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities

Please click on the link to view the Balranald Shire Main Street Master Plan – Balranald Main Street Masterplan

You are encouraged to offer feedback on this project – please email council@balranald.nsw.gov.au with your feedback

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

BALRANALD TRAIL TO BENEFIT FROM BUSHFIRE MITIGATION FUNDING

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 – http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/pelican-chicks-all-grown-up-and-congregating-in-yanga-national-park

Photos for media: www.flickr.com/photos/nswnationalparks/albums/72157685856749506

 

SUNRAYSIA SOLAR FARM – DEVELOPMENT CONSENT

On 20 June 2017 the Sunraysia Solar Farm was approved by the Department of Planning.  Please click on the link to read the Media from Maoneng.

Media Release – Sunraysia Solar Farm Development Consent

RED BULL BRANCHED OUT, A ONE OF A KIND SPEED TREE CLIMBING COMPETITION, DEBUTS IN BALRANALD IN 2017

RED BULL EVENT COMING TO BALRANALD!!…

Council is excited to announce that a RED BULL event; BRANCHED OUT, A ONE OF A KIND SPEED TREE CLIMBING COMPETITION will Debut in Balranald  in 2017.

This event will take place on October 13-14 during Balranald’s 5 Rivers Outback Festival.

Please click here to download the MEDIA RELEASE from RED BULL AUSTRALIA or head to Councils tourism website: http://visitbalranald.com.au/

“In partnership with Arboriculture Australia, the tree climbing event will bring together 50 of the country’s best tree climbers to battle it out in a race to the top of Australia’s iconic River Red Gums.

Preliminary qualifiers took place for 10 coveted spots in the main event. Come finals, seven targets will be set in a large tree canopy where the climbers will use rope and branches, swinging, climbing and racing through the canopy in a timed, progressive event format. In the end, only one male and one female will be crowned 2017 Red Bull Branched Out champions.

The thrilling speed tree-climbing event will take place during the weekend of Balranald’s popular 5 Rivers Outback Festival. With the Festival’s roots based on Balranald’s connection with the rivers and River Red Gums that surround the area, it will be a thrilling weekend for all to enjoy for competitors and spectators alike.

Balranald Shire Mayor, Cr Leigh Byron, said, “The Balranald Shire Council and the community are thrilled to host a Red Bull event in Balranald known for its rivers, wetlands and River Red Gums. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in such a high energy event, while at the same time raising the profile of the care and management of trees via the work that Arboriculture Australia does.”

Further information will be announced about this exciting event in the coming months.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY DEFERRED

The NSW Government has deferred the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL).  This has been done to ensure small to medium businesses do not face an unreasonable burden in their contribution to the State’s fire and emergency services.

Please click on the link for further information: http://fireandemergencyserviceslevy.nsw.gov.au/

PLANNED WORK ON SWAN HILL BRIDGE POSTPONED

Roads and Maritime Services, together with VicRoads, advises motorists, that due to a postponement of planned work, a width restriction on the Swan Hill Bridge will remain in place until next year.

Please click here to view the media release, or below on the graphic to enlarge