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BEATZ headlines Burbs Festival

24 March 2017

X-Factor finalist and Western Sydney girl group sensation BEATZ headlines this year’s Blacktown City Youth Week celebrations. Blacktown City Council is celebrating Youth Week with The Burbs Festival, which starts in the Civic Plaza and Village Green on Thursday 30 March at 4.30pm.

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.

Kmart Flushed Out Over Toilets

17 March 2017

Council and the local Kmart are at odds over the provision of toilets at the 24-hour seven days a week store that’s nearly a square kilometre in size.

$3k fine becomes $40k on appeal

16 March 2017

A Shanes Park developer has been fined $40,000 for the illegal construction of a pizza restaurant.

Council launches ClubGRANTS 2017

16 March 2017

Care packages for foster children and transportation for an Indigenous choir are two of the local projects funded by last year’s Blacktown City ClubGRANTS scheme.

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.

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