The Blackwood Action Group was established by the community to address the fire and sewerage issues which are threatening to limit the town’s viability and survival.

Overcoming these issues is critical for the survival and protection of our community.

Facebook Action Group Forum

Facebook Action Group Forum

At the Blackwood Action Group's (BAG) 2016 public meeting in November, the group announced that they have started a Facebook group where the Blackwood community can exchange & discuss information of public interest. This will be a great resource for the community...

Mobile bars up in Blackwood

Mobile bars up in Blackwood

After testing the new Blackwood mobile blackspot tower over the weekend the tower was turned on last Monday (Dec 14, 2015) so Telstra & Telstra reseller customers can now get mobile in Blackwood. Optus & Vodaphone customers are hoping their suppiers may come...

Blackwood Localised Septic Program

Blackwood Localised Septic Program

All Blackwood ratepayers should receive a letter from Central Highlands Water in the mail today. It includes a cover letter summarising the program announcing the Drop-in info sessions (Thursday December 10 @ 3:30-6:30pm & Saturday December 12 @ 10:30am - 1:00pm)....

BAG has BAGGED it!

BAG has BAGGED it!

Blackwood Action Group are happy to announce a major breakthrough in Blackwoods waste water management. Pictured are members of BAG with the Blackwood Sewerage Working Group, Minister Lisa Neville & Mary-Anne Thomas. FUNDING FOR BLACKWOOD WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT...

Blackwood Asset Map

Blackwood Asset Map

The Blackwood Assets map mentioned on page 19 of the June/July '15  issue can be downloaded here (3.8mb .pdf)  

Council Meeting Sept 3, 2014

Thank you to those who attended the council meeting today to hear the response to BAG's questions. Unfortunately, a late change to the scheduling of Councils response meant that many of you missed out on that important part of the meeting. We attempted to let as many...

Burn the BMO!

May 28, 2014: One down, one to go for Blackwood... At last it seems we have arrived at a common-sense position on the BMO, and it’s strengthening of our property rights. It’s a pity, though, that we need to expend so much time and energy dragging our politicians and...

Kate Cotter’s Blog & mailing list

Contact Kate via her blog if you are now unable to build on your land in Australia, due to the new Bushfire Management Overlay. "I am leading a lobby group to a) change the Planning Provisions so that current landholders aren't prohibited from building their homes OR...

in the press: Building Law changes

ABC NEWS: Landowners welcome State Government changes to controversial bushfire building laws read full article on ABC's site STAR NEWS: Overlay Review Plea read full article on The Star site  

The Blackwood Times acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land, waters & forest where we live & work. We pay deep respect to Elders past, present & emerging.

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