community groups

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Stallholders wanted: street fair May 19, ’18

Come & celebrate Blackwood Pubs 150th year with us! Join us at the street fair during the Blackwood Hotel & Community 150th Celebrations! When: Saturday, 19th May 2018 Where: The Blackwood Hotel and surrounding streets Time: 11:00am -...

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Stallholders Wanted

Are you an artist, craftsperson or fine food producer? The historic village of Blackwood, on the Melbourne edge of Victorias' Wombat State Park, once again opens its welcoming arms and eucalyptus-covered hills to us few lucky folk and our families. The...

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First Aid Kits

BE PREPARED for medical emergencies! Is your first aid kit current? complete? Do you have one in your car? or on your bike? did you know what all work vehicles are required, by law, to have an approved first aid kit on board? every business, no matter how small, must...

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Friends of CERT

Your CERT (Blackwood & District Community Emergency Response Team) team is looking for friendly folk to join their Friends of CERT program. Friends of CERT are associate members. They want to support CERT but don't want to commit to attend meetings have voting...

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BAG (Blackwood Action Group)

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...

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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...

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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)....

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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...

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Blackwood Asset Map

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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  

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Letters re Fire Hazards around Blackwood

On November 16, 2013 The Blackwood Action Group sent letters to Mr Craig Lapsley, Victorian Fire Services Commissioner & Mr Hamish Webb, Acting Regional Manager Land and Fire, Department of Environment and Primary Industries voicing the communities concerns...

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