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Frequently Asked Questions

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Council's has compiled an extensive list of frequently asked questions that may have the answer you are looking for!

Aged & Disability Services

How are eligibility and needs assessed for Aged & Disability Services?

How can I access Council’s Aged & Disability Services?

How can I get a Disabled Parking permit?

How do I renew my Disabled Parking permit?

How much do Aged & Disability Services cost?

What Aged & Disability Services does Council provide?

What if I am going away or won’t be home for my Aged & Disability Services appointment?

 

Airstrips

What airstrips are there in Buloke Shire?

 

Animals

Can I surrender an animal to Council?

How can I collect my animal from the pound?

How do I register my pet?

How many animals can I keep at my property?

I want to change my animals details. How do I go about it?

What breeds are restricted in Buloke Shire?

What can I do about a barking dog?

Why must I register my pet?

 

Building

What happens if building is undertaken without an appropriate permit?

When is a building permit required?

 

Complaints and Problems

I would like to lodge a complaint. How do I go about it?

I would like to report a problem to Council. How do I go about it?

 

Council Meetings

Can I attend a Council Meeting?

When and where are Council Meetings held?

 

Environment

Can I burn off in my yard?

Can I use an incinerator?

 

Food Registration

I would like to hold a barbecue, sausage sizzle or other temporary food event for the community. What do I need to do?

 

Heatwaves

How should I prepare myself and my family for a heatwave?

What should I do in the event of a heatwave?

 

Immunisations

Do I need to get my child immunised?

How can I get a record of my immunisations?

When and where are immunisations sessions held?

 

Libraries

What library services are available in Buloke Shire?

 

Maternal and Child Health

What services are available at Council’s Maternal and Child Health Centres?

When are Council’s Maternal and Child Health Centres open?

Where are Council’s Maternal and Child Health Centres?

 

Planning

I wish to object to a planning application. How do I go about it?

What is Heritage Overlay?

When is a planning permit required?

 

Rates

How are my rates calculated?

How can I pay my rates?

How does Council value my property?

How often is my property valued?

I wish to object to the valuation of my property. How do I go about it?

I’m a pensioner. Am I entitled to a reduction of my rates?

I’m buying or selling a property in Buloke Shire. What happens regarding rates?

I’ve moved house or changed my name. What should I do?

What are the payment options for Council rates?

What is the Fire Services Levy?

What is the Municipal Charge?

When are my rates due?

Why do I pay a Waste and Recycling Charge?

 

Roads and Footpaths

I want to report a problem with a road. How do I go about it?

When will my road be graded?

Who is responsible for maintaining my nature strip?

Who is responsible for maintaining roads in Buloke Shire?

 

Septic Tanks

I would like to install or alter a septic tank on my property. What do I need to do?

 

Swimming Pools

How much is entry to the swimming pools?

What swimming facilities are available in Buloke Shire?

When are swimming pools open?

 

Trees

There is a tree on Council land that I would like to see removed. What should I do?

There is a tree on my property that I would like removed. Can Council help?

What should I do if my neighbour’s tree overhangs my property?

 

Venues

How do I book a venue?

How much does it cost to hire a venue?

I would like to hold a function. What venues are available?

I would like to use a venue on a regular basis. How do I go about it?

 

Waste

My bin is missing. How can I have it replaced?

What can and can’t I recycle?

What can I take to landfill and recycling transfer stations and what will it cost?

What do I need to do with my recyclables?

What happens if my rubbish wasn’t collected?

When will my rubbish be collected?

Where are landfill locations and when are they open?

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