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Covid Vaccinations

AUSMAT will be in Balranald to assist the Local Health Services to keep our community safe by assisting with the rollout of the COVID19 vaccination – Thursday 9 September 2021

Where: Old ED site at the Balranald MPS/Hospital

When: 9 September 2021 from 10am – 4pm

What to Bring: Medicare Card and ID

Vaccinations will be available for anoone over the age of 12 years. (12-16 needs parental consent)

Trasport assistance will be available – please call

Maari Ma 50 200 009

Connie @ Livebetter – 0428 335 711

Balranald MPS 50 719 800

Kyalite Bridge Works

Tansport NSW is carrying out essential maintenance works on Kyalite Bridge on Yanga Way. Works will be carried out from 7am – 6pm weekdays commencing Monday 20 September and is expected to be completed by Friday 19 November 2021 – Weather Permitting. For further information please click on the links – Emergency Services Access During Kyalite Bridge Work and Bridge Closures on Kyalite Bridge from Monday 20 September

Important Pesticide Use Notification

The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a Sodium Flouroacetate (1080) ground baiting program for the management of foxes within Yanga National Park, Yanga Nature Reserve and Yanga State Conversation Area.

The scheduled period for this activity is between the 1 Sept – 30 Sept 2021 (inclusive).

Warning: Domestic animals may be affected if they consume 1080 baits (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

NPWS is undertaking the management of foxes to protect the biodiversity values of these conservation areas. No visitor facilities or access will be affected by this activity.

This program will be run in co-operation with the Murray Local Land Services. If you would like to participate in this program and undertake fox baiting on your property within a co-operative program, please contact Chris Lucas from Murray Local Land Services in Moulamein on (03) 5887 5006 for advice and co-ordination.

If you have any queries about this fox baiting program, please contact the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

Minor Flooding – Murrumbidgee River at Hay

Minor flooding is occurring along the Murrumbidgee River at Hay where river levels peaded on Tuesday. SEs is expecting Minor flooding downstream of Darlington Point to Balranald Weir. The main flood peak along the Murrumbidgee River is likely to reach Balranald in mid September. River levels at Balranald Weir D/S are likely to remain below the minor flood level (6.70 metres). See the attached bulleting from SES for more information

Covid Testing Clinic in Balranald

The Far West LHD COVID Drive thru testing clinic has relocated to Tennis Courts (Greenham Park), We Street Balranald.

Entry is via We street, Tennis Courts Carpark and Drive out via Swimming Pool Car Park and the hours of operation are from 10am – 4pm dailySeven days of the week.


Everyone is asked to follow the traffic control directions for the access driveway and the exit.

It is important that everyone continues to watch our for any signs that could indicate COVID-19 and to get tested if you have even the mildest of symptoms. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell. Other reported symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and oncjunctivitis.

High testing rates remamain critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

There are more than 350 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. After your test, you must i mmediately self-isolate until you receive your result. most people in NSW get their results within 24 – 48 hours. To find y our nearest testing clinic, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/clinics

Stay Safe Everyone

Office Closure

Due to Covid Restrictions and NSW Lock Down (7 Days), all council office facilities will be closed from Monday 16 August until firther notice. This includes the Office, Service NSW, Library and Visitor Information Centre.

Payments for Rates etc, can be made over the phone, or via website – make a payment. Limited staff are available at the office please call 03 5020 1300 or email council@balranald.nsw.gov.au for any assistance.

Log book pages area available out the front of the office for truck drivers needing these.

Appointment of Acting General Manager

Administrator, Mike colreavy has announced the interim appointment as Acting General Manager, of Mr Glenn Wilcox who will take up the position on 20 August, until a permanent replacement is found for Mr Oliver McNulty who has accepted a senior position in Melbourne. – Further information please read the Media Release

Covid-19 Support Financial Support is available for Individuals and Businesses

The NSW community is facing a particularly challenging time, and businesses and many workers are impacted. 

The NSW Government is providing support for individuals, sole traders, micro-businesses, small and medium businesses, as well as the creative services industry, and accommodation providers to help at this time. 

For businesses:

•There are different support packages available to micro-businesses, small to medium businesses, sole traders and small non-profits depending on your annual turnover. Please visit nsw.gov.au for more information or call Service NSW on 13 77 88.

•Tailored payments are also available to support businesses in the creative arts sector with the cost of running productions. Visit the Create NSW website for more information.

•Additional grants are available for accommodation providers who can demonstrate room cancellations during the school holiday period. More information is available at nsw.gov.au.

For individuals:

•For workers, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment is available for those who have lost eight hours or more of work per week because of stay-at-home orders, movement restrictions, being stood down, losing their job or having hours reduced. Visit the Services Australia website for more information. 

•There is also protection from eviction for tenants who have lost 25% or more of their income. Landlords can also claim land tax relief if they reduce the rent of lockdown impacted residential and commercial tenants.

Looking after your mental health during these challenging times is important. There is support available for individuals and businesses who need it.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone. We will get through this together. 

General Manager – Resignation

General Manager, Oliver McNulty has resigned from his position at Balranald Shire Council. Oliver will depart Balranald on 26 August 2021.

Council wishes Oliver all the very best with his new position with the City of Yarra in Melbourne.

Yanga National Park – Update 23 August 2021

Yanga Update – All areas of Yanga are closed, except for the Yanga Woolshed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, flooding or rain overnight.