Artist in Residence Program


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Four First Nations artists have been selected for the Mani Tribes Gallery Artist in Residence Program, delivered by the St George Aboriginal Housing Company, with support from the Queensland Government’s Creative to Go Program.

The program offers paid residency positions to support emerging artists to develop their artistic practice in a supportive environment, connect and engage with their community and contribute to the rich cultural diversity of their region. The initial focus for the program has seen the artists working with local schools, kindergartens, health services and the police station to complete a series of murals for NAIDOC week.

Nominations for 2021 Australia Day Awards

closing 25 November

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This year Council invites nominations for the following awards: Citizen of the Year Award (over 18 years) Young Citizen of the Year Award (under 18 years) Community Event Award Community Service Award Sports Achievement Medallion (over 18 years) Sport Achievement Medallion (under 18 years) Sport Achievement Medallion (Administrator, etc) Cultural Achievement Medallion (over 18 years) Cultural Achievement Medallion (under 18 years) Guidelines and Forms can be found on the links below or be collected from the Balonne Shire Council Office.

Drought Community Outreach

25 November

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The Australian Governments National Drought and Flood agency is running an outreach forum at Riversands Winery, 66 Whytes Road St George on Wednesday 25 November from 10-2pm.
In attendance will be representatives from the



Volunteer Leaders - Army Cadet Unit

St George

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This Volunteer Role needs Somebody to step up as Leader, .......read more in attachments. St George Australian Army Cadet Unit is crying out for leaders For the first time in many years, Wednesday’s St George Remembrance Day service was missing a vital and respected presence – the St George Australian Army Cadet Unit. And in a month the unit will be forced to close down after a quarter of a century of “active service” unless someone willing and able to effectively take charge of it can be found.

Qld Border Declarations

Online Updates

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As border restrictions change the links below will give you the latest information.

See the attached website links for more information.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Keep your Distance and Wash your Hands with Soap.


Touch of Andrew Lloyd Webber

27 November

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When: 2020-11-27, 5:30 PM Where: 66 Whytes Rd, St George QLD 4487 Event Ticket: Buy here All ticket sales are inclusive of cover charge and a complimentary glass of wine upon arrival. Pre-order a light food platter for your table to enjoy during the show - Call Riversands on 0746253643

Business Info & Support

Balonne Shire Council

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Please see information below and attached from Garnet Radford, Economic Development Officer, Balonne Shire Council.

Support Services on offer to Balonne Shire Businesses:
Business contact point/support, understanding the stimulus packages announced, some advisory, diversifying/options,
Business – emotional and well-being (mental health) – counseling, messenger support and webinars (private)
Business mentoring – 5 hours of services from professional business mentors
Local Jobs Board – for employers posting jobs and for job seekers

Health Info

South West Health and Hospital

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South West Health Hospital Service:
Practicing good hygiene and strictly complying with social distancing practices remain our most important actions as we continue to prepare for the forward impacts.

Carols on the Balonne

Not being held 2020

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After extensive discussion the consensus of the meeting is that Carols on the Balonne will not be held in 2020, due to the difficulty of complying with the restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cotton Farm and Vineyard Tour

St George

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If you are visiting St George between May and September on Thursday of each week we offer you a visit to a local cotton farm combined with a full vineyard tour. The tours are popular amongst tourists, families, industry groups and farmers. The tours showcase our irrigated agriculture and combine entertainment and education with food and wine! One of the best value tours in the country!

Rural Financial Services


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The new Small Business Rural Financial Counselling Service available to all small to medium businesses in Southern Queensland. The service is totally free and available to any type of business that has been drought impacted, and includes businesses with up to 200 employees.

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