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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

Expression of Interest – Caravan Park Lease (No Upfront Fee)

IMAGINE…A sought after Murrumbidgee River side address and a healthy income. This exceptional opportunity could be yours when you lease the Balranald Caravan Park.

Do you love people and pets?  Are you dynamic and take pride in a job well done? Do you have travel stories to tell? Does this sound like you? Balranald Shire Council seeks expressions of interest from an energetic operator/s to take up the lease of its park.

Your demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with a diverse range of people together with superior park care and maintenance skills could secure you an income based on a fixed percentage of takings.

EOI’s close Tuesday 17th October at 12 Noon. Interviews could be held during the week of October 23rd 2017. The successful applicant would be expected to take up the lease in early December 2017. Contact Andre Pretorius 03 5020 1300 to obtain a copy of the Expression of Interest documentation for Caravan Park, before 13 October 2017. 

Please click on the following link to view the Expression of Interest

Aaron Drenovski
General Manager


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Development Application No. 10/2018 – Open for Public Exhibition

A Development Application (No 10/2018) for a gravel extraction activity on the Magenta Wampo Rd near Hatfield has been lodged by Mr Ray Roberts to Balranald Shire Council as the consent authority for assessment.

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

CRISTAL GravelPit EIS 20170822

Appendix A Regulatory Docs

Appendix B Extractive Licence Area

Appendix C Letters of Consent Stoney

Appendix D Hatfield Gravel Pit Flora Report

Appendix E Hatfield Gravel Pit Fauna Report

Appendix F Hatfield Aboriginal Heritage Report

Appendix G Boree Plains Offset Report 

Development Application Supplementary Information Hatfield Gravel Pits 20170822


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 28 September 2017 and addressed to:

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

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).

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