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Shady sporting spots at Whalan Reserve

21 March 2017

Spectators will be left in the shade by a massive tree planting project at Whalan Reserve.

Blacktown City’s Sad Fourth Vigil

14 March 2017

More than 100 people attended a candlelight vigil at Blacktown Council’s Bowman Hall on Monday night to remember a local woman killed in an alleged domestic violence incident.

Garden Tour Guide Senior Citizen of the Year

12 March 2017

Long-time garden bus trip organiser and community worker Jean McLean of Blacktown is the 2017 Blacktown Senior Citizen of the Year.

Traffic and Badgerys Creek hot topics

10 March 2017

Heavier traffic, struggling infrastructure and Badgerys Creek Airport were the main concerns for residents who attended Blacktown City Council’s “Your Say” community Forum on Thursday night.

Candlelight vigil for Harjit Kaur

10 March 2017

A candlelight vigil will be held in Blacktown Council’s Village Green on Monday evening to remember Harjit Kaur.

Blacktown City Libraries Closed

10 March 2017

Friday, 10 March, 2017, Max Webber Library will be open from 9.30 am – 5 pm. Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub, Dennis Johnson Branch Library, Riverstone Library & Digital Hub and Lalor Park Branch Library are closed, and will re-open normal hours Saturday, 11 March, 2017.

Elfa’s Blacktown’s Woman of the Year

08 March 2017

“Believe in yourself - empowered women lead the world”. Those were the stirring words of Elfa Moraitakis after she was named Blacktown City’s Woman of the Year for 2017.

Aqua Learn to Swim instructor receives top honour

07 March 2017

Aqua Learn to Swim instructor, Sharon Falkner, has been recognised within the aquatics industry, taking out the 2016 AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults award.

Tell Council What You Really Think

03 March 2017

Blacktown City Council is going to great lengths to find out what its residents and ratepayers think, feel and want. Council’s going on the road with a series of monthly community forums to be rolled out across the Blacktown City – from Riverstone to Prospect and from Ropes Crossing to Toongabbie.

Summer reading celebrates love of books

03 March 2017

It’s official: Blacktown’s young people love books. Almost 400 children took part in Blacktown City Libraries Summer Reading Program this year, reading more than 10,000 books between them


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