Flood Recovery Support – Balranald

Theatre Royal, Market Street Balranald – Thursday 12 January 2023 from 9.30am – 4pm. Face to Face flood recovery support and services will be available, including financial assistance and information on the grants available, plus access to legal aid services and mental health support, government agencies and community groups.

Boarding School Students

Are you needing to get your kids home from Boarding School, but are isolated The NSW SES is able to assist in getting your children home safely at t he end of this school year.

Drinking Water Quality

The water treatment plants in both Balranald and Euston are operating efficiently and producing excellent quality water as required by the NSW Health Act and also the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The river water quality has changed considerably in regard to Turbidity but both water treatment plants are coping and operating within design parameters.

Road Closure – McCabe Street, Balranald

McCabe Street, Balranald (Truck Route) will be closed for 1 day from The Island Road to Ivanhoe Road from 7am Saturday 19 November 2022 until 7am Sunday 20 November 2022. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Media Statement – Wednesday 16 November 2022

It is with great sadness that I advise of the sudden passing this week of Balranald Shire Council’s General Manager, Jeffrey Sowiak. Jeff only commenced his role with Council in April this year, having come from Brewarrina Shire Council, but he had already made his mark on the organisation. He had a long career in […]

FREE Legal assistance for flood-affected residents in NSW – Legal Aid NSW

What is the Legal Aid NSW Disaster Response Legal Service? The Disaster Response Legal Service (DRLS) is a specialist service within Legal Aid NSW thatprovides free legal help for disaster affected individuals in NSW. Lawyers specialise in everyday legal issues that often arise following disasters, causing acute hardship if left unresolved. These include: house and […]

Flood Assistance for Primary Producers

There is now additional support for flood-affected primary producers in NSW, as part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. Recovery grants to help with the immediate clean-up and recovery costs and to repair extensive damage have been increased from $25,000 to up to $75,000 for primary producers. Rural landholders can now also […]

Mosquito bite prevention resources

Warmer weather and this year’s higher than average rains and flooding makes the perfect conditions for a big mosquito season. Many people don’t know that in NSW, mosquitoes can also spread viruses such as Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), Murray Valley encephalitis and Ross River virus. While serious illness and hospitalisation from these viruses is rare, the more […]

Community Briefing Session

Balranald Shire Council in conjunction with the State Emergency Services will be holding community briefing sessions to inform the community about current water levels and flood preparedness. This is an opportunity for you to hear about current predicted water peaks; the preparations that are in place and address any questions and concerns you may have. […]