Council hosts ‘how to’ session for election hopefuls

Moorabool Shire Council will host a public information session for residents considering standing for council in the upcoming elections. Moorabool Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rob Croxford said that standing for Council is a relatively simple process,...

Anyone can stand for council

Elections are just around the corner in Moorabool Shire and Chief Executive Officer Rob Croxford is encouraging community-minded citizens to consider standing for council. Mr Croxford said now was the time for potential candidates to learn more about what’s involved...

NBN: how badly do we want it?

from the desk of Catherine King MP Leaked documents have confirmed large areas of Ballarat are being punished with a badly delayed & 2nd rate NBN to protect Malcolm Turnbull. The leaked document from inside Malcolm Turnbull’s chaotic NBN Co reveals that a trial...

A letter to all of the Elected Councillors

To Whom It May Concern, Please forward a copy of this email to each of the Councillors on Council. My name is Michael Boyd I am a resident & business owner in Blackwood. I also have a position on our Blackwood Crown Reserves Committee of Management. My concern...

Carnival Program

11am parade departs Main Street towards Recreation reserve 11.30 Carnival opening & presentation of 2016 Carnival Queen & King 12.00 Pet show registration opens 1.00pm Judging of Pet show 12.00-1.30pm Childrens’ novelty races 12.00-4.00pm Spinning wheel...

2016 Easter carnival stalls

The 2016 Blackwood Easter Carnival & Woodchop will be held on Saturday March 26, commencing with a traditional Street Parade through the town arriving at the reserve at 11:30. A large number of visitors are anticipated with this years Woodchop Program is set to be...

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...

Refuge open day … this Sunday

9am – 12noon @ Blackwood CFA Station Guided tours and demonstrations will commence at 9:30am and 10:30am Learn everything you need to know about the Community Fire Refuge and how it will operate Discuss how the Community Fire Refuge may fit in with your bushfire...

Santa Letters

It’s time to write to Santa! Santa receives thousands of letters from children all over Australia each year. This year Blackwoodian children can post their letter to Santa from a special box set up especially for Santa letters at the Jindarup-Blackwood Post...

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 –...

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...

2015 Blackwood Super Ride

Minister for Education James Merlino & Mary-Anne Thomas MP visited Blackwood to kick-off the 2015 Blackwood Special School Super Ride. ~ Thanks to our photographer Peter Donnelly for the great...

Finalist “Best Community Content” 2015

Congratulations to all our wonderful contributors. We’ve just found out that The Blackwood Times was a finalist in the category of “Best Community Content”  in the 2015 Community Newspapers Association of Victoria awards. The judges comments...

Hard copy back issues

The first issue of Blackwood News (now The Blackwood Times) was published 8 years ago in June/July 2008. We have several hard-copies of almost every issue stored. If you’d like a back issue sent to you, please send an A4 stamped & self addressed envelope...

Blackwood newbies looking for rental!

Following is an email The Blackwood Times got from a Blackwoodian newbie yesterday… “We have recently bought ourselves a dream parcel of land in Blackwood and would like to rent a property within the town whilst planning and building our new home because...