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New Climate Change Working Group Formed
Posted 22 January 2021 New Climate Change Working Group Formed

The group has been created to provide practical and achievable climate change strategies.

Request for Review of Open Speed Limit on Greenbushes-Grimwade Road
Posted 20 January 2021 Request for Review of Open Speed Limit on Greenbushes-Grimwade Road

Find out what Council is doing to address the change.

Step Up to Help Clean Up Australia
Posted 18 January 2021 Step Up to Help Clean Up Australia

Can you help clean up your environment in 2021?

Strategic Community Plan Update
Posted 15 January 2021 Strategic Community Plan Update

Find out more about the current progress of key strategic plans

The Challenges of Ducks at the Aquatics Complex
Posted 13 January 2021 The Challenges of Ducks at the Aquatics Complex

An update on what is being done to resolve the situation.

State Government Elections 2021
Posted 11 January 2021 State Government Elections 2021

Find out more about the Electoral Roll and casual employment opportunities

Southern Forests & Valleys Tourism Association Update
Posted 08 January 2021 Southern Forests & Valleys Tourism Association Update

A new Acting CEO has been appointed.

Telstra Black Spot Funding Round 5
Posted 06 January 2021 Telstra Black Spot Funding Round 5

Telstra has announced their fifth round of Black Spot funding to improve mobile connectivity in rural areas.

What You Can – and Can’t – Do On a Total Fire Ban Day
Posted 04 January 2021 What You Can – and Can’t – Do On a Total Fire Ban Day

Total Fire Bans affect everyone. Be informed!

Festive Season Messages from Shire President & Deputy President
Posted 25 December 2020 Festive Season Messages from Shire President & Deputy President

Your Shire President John Nicholas and Deputy Shire President Barbara Johnson reflect on the challenge of ‘the year that was’ in their Festive Season video messages.

Shire Services Christmas Closures
Posted 23 December 2020 Shire Services Christmas Closures

Here is the list of festive season closing and opening dates and times for Shire services.

Travelling Safely in Bushfire Season
Posted 21 December 2020 Travelling Safely in Bushfire Season

If you plan to travel in bushfire season it could prove vital to know what to do if you encounter a bushfire.

The Festive Season and its Challenges
Posted 18 December 2020 The Festive Season and its Challenges

We wanted to remind everyone, moving into the festive season, of a range of financial assistance and advice options available

Shire Community Grants and Service Agreement Funding Now Open
Posted 16 December 2020 Shire Community Grants and Service Agreement Funding Now Open

Does your group have an upcoming project eligible for Shire funding?

Save Time Go Online - WA Police
Posted 14 December 2020 Save Time Go Online - WA Police

An expanding number of police services are offered on the WA Police Force website.

Historic Photos – Bridgetown Town Hall
Posted 11 December 2020 Historic Photos – Bridgetown Town Hall

Do you have photographs of the old ceiling and cornices in the Town Hall?

TransWA Buses in Bridgetown
Posted 09 December 2020 TransWA Buses in Bridgetown

From 1st February 2021 the Public Transport Authority (PTA) will be introducing TransBridgetown bus services in Bridgetow

COVID-19 Mandatory Contact Registers at Shire Venues
Posted 07 December 2020 COVID-19 Mandatory Contact Registers at Shire Venues

We are now required to provide our contact details when entering certain businesses and venues under State Government mandate.

Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries Worker Shortage Support
Posted 04 December 2020 Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries Worker Shortage Support

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our agriculture industry with primary producers struggling to secure workers (skilled and unskilled) to assist with roles in agriculture, horticulture or fisheries.

Tidy Towns 2020
Posted 03 December 2020 Tidy Towns 2020

The WA Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards were announced in Perth on Friday 27 November.

Mandatory COVID-19 Contact Registers for Businesses
Posted 02 December 2020 Mandatory COVID-19 Contact Registers for Businesses

From Saturday 5 December 2020 it will be mandatory for specified businesses and venues to keep a contact register of visitors in the ongoing to keep our community (and WA) safe from the threat of COVID-19.

Active Innovation Heart Foundation Funding
Posted 27 November 2020 Active Innovation Heart Foundation Funding

The Shire has been working collaboratively with Blackwood Youth Action

New Safety Signage for Maranup Ford Road
Posted 25 November 2020 New Safety Signage for Maranup Ford Road

We have recently installed new signage on Maranup Ford Road to improve vehicle safety.

Blackwood River Art Trail Event
Posted 23 November 2020 Blackwood River Art Trail Event

Blackwood Creatives is to collaborate with the Nannup Art Trail to bring together an expanded event in 2021.

Shire's First Hybrid Vehicle
Posted 20 November 2020 Shire's First Hybrid Vehicle

The Shire has ordered its first hybrid electric vehicle.

Renewable Energy
Posted 18 November 2020 Renewable Energy

The Shire is investigating solar power and battery options for Shire buildings.

Local Businesses Feature in State Wide TV Advertising
Posted 16 November 2020 Local Businesses Feature in State Wide TV Advertising

Individual TV advertisements are currently being rolled out as part of a 3 month campaign.

Scorecard Survey Results
Posted 13 November 2020 Scorecard Survey Results

Find out about the Scorecard Report results and what is next in the process.

Shire Community Christmas Party Changes Day and Venue
Posted 11 November 2020 Shire Community Christmas Party Changes Day and Venue

The event will be held on Saturday 19 December from 4-6pm at the Aquatics Complex

Blackwood Youth Action – State Award Finalists
Posted 10 November 2020 Blackwood Youth Action – State Award Finalists

We met with members and staff of Blackwood Youth Action to hear more about their successful nomination in the Young Legends category of the WA Tidy Towns Awards.

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