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Town Hall St George

 

                                                                        

St George is the major town of the Balonne Shire, and is situated on the Balonne River in Southern Inland Queensland.

Beautiful country gardens, streetscapes and a river walkway are features of the town. There is a riverside walk which can be entered from The Terrace (St Georges Terrace) via cement footpaths.  The times of sunrise and sunset are splendid times to enjoy the atmosphere of the river gums, landscaping and birdlife. The district population is 3,800 people. 

Our local weather is mostly sunny.  Hot summer days (+34.2 degrees) and cold winter nights (-5.5 degrees). Rainfall is highly variable, with an annual average of 516 mm. The weather pattern is one of droughts and flooding rains.
 
Our skies are an astronomer's dream. At night the Big Dark Skies are lit up with a brilliant array of stars, including the Southern Cross and the Milky Way.

Quality education and health services are available in St George. These include childcare, preschools, primary schools and high school.  Health services include two medical centres, hospital, allied health services, visiting specialists, community care and a retirement village.  A variety of shopping is available with large grocery stores - Foodworks and IGA, a great bakery and many wonderful coffee shops and a corner store.

Many lifestyle and sporting activities are available including art & craft groups, garden club, yoga, tai chi and men's shed. Team sports include football of various codes, cricket, bowls, triathlon and netball. Among the individual sports are tennis, squash and golf.  Horse sports are strong across the shire, these include race meetings, pony club, campdrafting and polocrosse. 
 
Our local economy is heavy reliant on Agriculture. The district has a strong base of irrigated and broadacre farming with cropping, grazing livestock, feedlotting and horticulture amongst the local industries. There are 3 Cotton Gins within the Shire.
 
Each town has it's own visitor information centre with lots of Information; local crafts and gifts for sale. 
Pop in to discover all the possibilities of the region. At the main centre in St George staff and volunteers are available to answer travel questions.
There is plenty of caravan parking space behind the St George Visitor Information Centre,  as well as a disable access toilet.
For more information  E: vic@balonne.qld.gov.au    P: 07 4620 8877


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