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Please be advised that Mungo Loop is closed due to wet weather

Mungo National Park

Due to the significant rainfall forecasted for Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Campgrounds and Discovery tours have been closed/cancelled as of Thursday 6 August 2020. Conditions will be reassessed on Monday 10 August – For further information see National Parks Wildlife Services website.

NSW Rural Fire Service – Planned Burning Off

Are you planning to burn off? Know your legal responsibilities. – Click here for more information.

As you’d be aware it’s a legal requirement for landowners in NSW intending to burn to notify the (NSWRFS) Lower Western Fire Control Centre, at least 24 hours prior to burning.

The good news is that landowners can now advise the NSW RFS of their intention to burn online on the NSW RFS website at

For the community, the NSW RFS online portal will provide a means for members of the community to directly submit burn notifications on the NSW RFS website at

The implementation of the Online Burn Notifications Module is to assist NSW RFS Members in dealing with burn notifications, including:

·        GIS spatial mapping of all records;

·        Records will be available to all users in real time from when they are entered on the system;

·        The system can be searched by names, addresses, or Brigade areas;

·        Excel downloads are easily available;

·        The system will determine if proposed burns require reporting to National Parks and or Forestry Corporation NSW and send email notifications;

·        The portal will prevent acceptance of notifications during declared Total Fire Bans;

·        When HQ staff update the system to show that a TOBAN is declared, members of the public who have notified that they are planning to burn will be warned not to proceed by both text and email. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Lower Western Zone Fire Control Centre

Advisory Committee Structure – Thursday 30 July -Discovery Centre – Drop in Session to register your interest 11am – 1pm

Food Recall – Ballistic Beer Co Twang Brambleberry Sour Beer – 375ml

28 July 2020

The NSW Food Authority advises:

Ballistic Beer Co. is conducting a recall of Twang Brambleberry Sour Beer 375ml can (40g), 24 x 375ml carton (10kg). The product has been available for sale at liquor stores in NSW, QLD, VIC and SA.

Product details:

NSW/Victorian Border Zones

The following information regarding arrangements for movement across the NSW-Victoria border are now current:

  • Residents can check whether they are inside or outside the border zone by entering their address into the permit application section of the State Government’s COVID-19 website
  • Residents from within the border zone may travel to locations within the Victorian border zone and return without having to self-isolate, but only if they have a border permit and only for work or education (if that cannot be performed remotely).
  • ALL residents (whether living inside the border zone or not) may travel to a location within the Victorian border zone and return without having to self-isolate
  • There are a number of other types of permits for essential workers, details of these can also be obtained from the website.
  • Travel for any reason other than for medical, dental or veterinary services to areas of Victoria beyond the border zone will require self-isolation for 14 days on return to NSW.
  • For residents outside the border zone who require travel across the border to obtain essential supplies or services that cannot be obtained locally, a Remote Community Authority can be obtained by choosing this option in the permit application process; however this Authority is specific to a destination and a route of travel (for example to Swan Hill via Kyalite).
  • While Council staff are available to assist residents needing help with permits, Council can NOT issue these – applications must be made online.

For regular updates and more information, go to the State Government’s COVID-19 website [].

To view the border zone maps, click the links below:

Entire Border ZoneEastern Border ZoneCentral Border ZoneWestern Border Zone

To check if your address or the place you’re travelling to is in the border zone refer to the Service NSW website

Advisory Committee Structure 2020 – 2021

Council has adopted the Advisory Committee Structure at the Extraordinary Meeting on 30 June 2020. Seven committees have been adopted and fully explained in the attached table. If you require further information please don’t hesitate to contact Council during office hours. –

Tourism Infrastructure Fund – Community Feedback Survey

We would like to hear from you, please complete the following five minute survey and let us know your feelings on the proposed Tourism Infrastructure Fund idea .

The survey is addressing the following funding proposal:
NSW Government has allocated to the Far West Joint Organisation (FWJO) five million dollars to spend on the tourism funding. The FWJO split this funding equally to the four Shires – $1.25M each. As part of this funding arrangement, Balranald Shire was required to identify an appropriate proposal for its allocation and demonstrate the project is:
· tourism related· regionally significant· deliverable and affordable· has community strategic alignment Balranald Shire Council has previously nominated the redevelopment of the Visitor Information Centre/Discovery Centre complex as its tourism funding proposal. In summary, the project involves:
· integration of the three existing pavilion buildings into a single linked complex with a common foyer

. relocation and expansion of interpretive material into the main pavilion to provide better public access and exposure.· repurposing and extending the existing interpretive centre pavilion into an expanded and modern library.· consolidation of customer service and visitor information functions, so as to enable longer opening hours for locals and visitors.

Visitor Information Centre Alterations – Survey Monkey Link and the Draft Concept Plans

June Ordinary Council Meeting

To view the video link or agenda please click on the link –

Balranald Shire Council – 2020/21 Budget Workshop Information Session