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Community Announcements

BALRANALD COUNCIL ISSUED WITH A PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ORDER

 The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Minister for Local Government has issued Balranald Shire Council with a Performance Improvement Order.

Click here to view the order

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

For information regarding how and when the NDIS will roll out in NSW for people with disability, their families and carers and service providers, please click here http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/

 

AUSTRALIAN INTERSTATE QUARANTINE – BE AWARE OF YOUR RESTRICTIONS

It’s always a good idea to check any restrictions that may apply to traveller’s crossing state lines or borders with produce that may be restricted in different states.

TRAVELLERS CAN FACE ON THE SPOT FINES FOR TAKING PROHIBITED ITEMS ACROSS BORDERS.

Help protect our agricultural industries and environment from pests and diseases.

STAY UP TO DATE:

Quarantine requirements may change as new pests, diseases and weeds are detected.

For the most up to date information, visit the Interstate Quarantine website http://www.interstatequarantine.org.au/ or telephone 1800 084 881 during business hours Mon-Fri.

Click Australian-Interstate-Quarantine-Travellers-guide-24.03.17 to download the guide

 

Draft documents currently on Exhibition

From time to time, Council prepares draft documents for exhibition. The community is invited to comment on these documents.

Comments are considered by Council before adoption.  Documents are open for comment for a period of 28 days.

Please click here to be directed to the Exhibition of Draft documents page

 

 

Expression of Interest – Become a Retained Fire-fighter in The Balranald area

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is seeking adaptable, physically fit, team orientated men and women with a strong community spirit for employment as Retained Firefighters in the Balranald community area.

FRNSW world-class emergency service organisation relies on highly skilled, ethical and professional individuals from a variety of backgrounds.  We are looking for people who can commit to Fire & Rescue NSW’s values and contribute to fire prevention and emergency responses in their community.

Retained Firefighting involves night and weekend work, and can be at times physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. However a firefighting career is one of the most important, rewarding and well respected careers in the community.

Apply or register your interest NOW!

Please click here for more information – Fact Sheet Retained Firefighter

Please click here for a RETAINED FIREFIGHTER Application Form

Alternatively, apply or register your interest by searching for your local Retained Fire Station by entering your postcode or suburb on the website www.fire.nsw.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 347 437 or the Zone Office on (02) 6953 6583

Email:  ZoneRW3@fire.nsw.gov.au

 

Notice of Intended pesticide Application

Councils Weeds Officer, through a maintenance program, sprays intermittent weeds throughout the Shire.

Under the Pesticides Regulation 2009, at least 5 working days’ notice must be provided before a licensed pest management technician (pest controller) uses pesticides to treat any common areas of a multiple occupancy property, or uses spray or liquid pesticides adjacent to a sensitive place.

Please click on this link for more information  – http://tinyurl.com/ptdqq2d

 

NSW Rural Fire Service Announcement – Residents must give 24 hours notice of Intention to Burn Off

The NSW RFS has issued a notice to Balranald Shire residents advising that you must notify the Dareton Fire Control Centre and your neighbours 24 hours in advance of your intention to burn off. Please click on the link below for further information.

NSW Rural Fire Service – 24 Hour Notice of Intent to Burn

 

 

Neighbourhood Safer Places on the NSW RFS Website

Since 2010, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has been managing the Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) programme across New South Wales. The NSP concept evolved out of the 2009 Victorian Bush Fires Royal Commission. The primary purpose of a NSP is the protection of human life.  Their function is to provide a place of last resort for members of the community to shelter during a bush fire.

It is an essential part of the NSP programme that accurate and up-to-date information about the status and location of local NSPs be provided to the community, and the NSW RFS updates the NSP information on their website regularly and is therefore able to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information concerning NSPs within each Local Government Area (LGA).

The NSW RFS has recently updated their public website and the link to all information regarding NSPs on the website is provided below:

http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places

The NSW RFS will continue to provide any changes to NSPs within a LGA and this link will ensure that any information provided remains up-to-date and consistent, and direct local residents to the current information regarding NSPs in your area.

 

Wood Smoke Reduction – top tips for better woodheater operation

All slow combustion woodheaters tend to smoke at light-up or refuelling.  However, there is no reason for woodheaters to smoke excessively for long periods of time if they are operated correctly and are well maintained.

Minimising the emission of visible smoke from woodheaters and fireplaces can have substantial health benefits for the community in view of the harmful impacts of wood smoke.

For more information, please go to: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/woodsmoke/resources.htm#excessive