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Flappy the Fishing Bat flies high

27 February 2017

Blacktown City Council’s “Flappy the Fishing Bat” project got a gong at the inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards last Thursday night.

Incinerator Forum

25 January 2017

Council is staging a community forum in Minchinbury to discuss the proposal to build one of the world’s largest incinerators at Eastern Creek.

Council tree project wins award

13 January 2017

A tree planting initiative designed to cool a Glenwood street and reduce residents’ power bills has been recognised with a major environment award. The Cool Streets Pilot Project, implemented by Blacktown City Council, won the Climate Change Action Award at the Local Government NSW Environment Awards 2016.

The Airport without Foundation

11 November 2016

Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali says the Federal Government has the ethics of a shonky developer.

$50,000 grants to kick start new energy projects in Western Sydney

08 November 2016

The NSW Government is calling on people of Western Sydney to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to kick start home-grown projects that increase local energy and resource efficiency in Blacktown and surrounding areas.

Change to some garbage and recycling collections

06 November 2016

From Sunday 6 November 2016 some residents will be affected by changes to collection days for garbage and recycling.

Riverstone Garden Blacktown’s Best

21 October 2016

Blacktown City’s best gardens have been discovered and Blake Ormsby of Riverstone was the standout winner, taking two prizes.

Check your Trees

01 August 2016

Blacktown City Council reminds residents and ratepayers that property owners are responsible fortrees on their land.

Illegal dumper gets fined

29 July 2016

A Woodbine man has been fined $4,000 for illegally dumping mulch due to the eagle eyes of an off-duty Blacktown City Council enforcement officer.

High Rise Nesting Development Approved by Mayor

25 February 2016

Birds, bats and possums will have new homes under a scheme that turns dead trees into habitat high rises.


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