World renowned chainsaw artist to add to Bland Art Trail

World renowned chainsaw artist to add to Bland Art Trail

The work will create a large scale artwork in McCann Park which will add significantly to the Bland Shire’s emerging art trail which also includes the Big Football at Ungarie, the Weethalle Silo mural, the Russell Drysdale Monument and Reg Rattey VC statue in West Wyalong.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Mayoral forum identifies youth priorities

Mayoral forum identifies youth priorities

Bland Shire Mayor Brian Monaghan believes the future is in great hands after meeting with a group of student representatives from West Wyalong High School this week. As part of Council’s Local Government Week program, Mayor Monaghan and General Manager Ray Smith held a forum this week with an inspired group of 13 High School students from years 7-12 about a range of issues affecting local youth.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Big award for Big Football

Big award for Big Football

Bland Shire Council has won the prestigious Local Government New South Wales RH Dougherty Award for innovation in special events in recognition of The Big Football project in Ungarie. In accepting the award alongside Bland Shire Mayor, Brian Monaghan in Sydney last Thursday night, Council General Manager Ray Smith said the Big Football project highlights what can be achieved when various forms of Government, the community and the business world work together.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Mission accomplished at Bland's Bust the Dust Festival

Mission accomplished at Bland's Bust the Dust Festival

A stunning fireworks display over West Wyalong’s Main Street to conclude the festivities was immediately followed by a much needed nine millimetres of rain - providing renewed hope for farmers for an improved year.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Double success for Council at LG Excellence awards

Bland Shire won the major award for Special Project Initiative (population under 60,000) for the Bring Flavour to Bland campaign and a highly commended in the Community Partnerships and Collaboration (population under 60,000 category) for its role in the Big Football project in Ungarie.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Community to show True Colours at Evolution Colour Rush

Participants will run, jog or walk from Thom’s corner in Main Street to The Wetlands and back while encountering various obstacles and being splashed with colour along the way.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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A True Vision for Bland Shire residents

Ben Pettingill went to bed one night as your typical happy, healthy and sporty 16-year-old before his life literally changed overnight. Ben lost 98 per cent of his eyesight overnight to an incurable rare genetic syndrome – crushing his dreams of being a pilot and playing professional basketball and football but opening his eyes to a new world in which he sees clearer than ever before.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Beatles tribute band to headline Bust the Dust Festival

Beatles tribute band to headline Bust the Dust Festival

An internationally acclaimed The Beatles tribute band will headline Bland Shire’s Bust the Dust festival in West Wyalong later this month.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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Free Tip Day

Residents across the Shire can clear out their cupboards, clean out the gutters, tidy up the yard, round up those items around the house they no longer need and dump their rubbish for free in West Wyalong this Saturday and in Barmedman and Ungarie on Sunday.
Bland Shire Council
24 Sep 2019
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