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Archive for 2018

Kennedys Lane Wildflower Walk

Kennedys Lane Wildflower Walk

On Saturday 13 October Bushlands residents Karen Baker, Charles Affleck and Antoinette Birkenbeil met up with Lisa Cox from Coliban Region Water, Bronwyn Silver from Friends of the Box Ironbark Forest, and Shire Councillor Christine Henderson for a walk on Coliban Water land adjacent to Kennedys Lane. “A group of us met in perfect weather […]


Slow down on our dirt roads meeting

Slow down on our dirt roads meeting

10 am, 20 October at Ken Savage’s place, 20 Wattle Road A number of Bushlands residents are concerned at the speed of traffic on our dirt roads, whether that of other residents, visitors or through traffic. Speeds over 35kph can put those walking, other drivers, and kangaroos and other wildlife in danger. Speeds over 35kph also quickly damage […]


Your guide to 224 native plants and animals of the Bushlands

Your guide to 224 native plants and animals of the Bushlands

Click here to open the low resolution (8 MB) PDF of our 144 page guide Native plants and animals of the Chewton Bushlands, published in December 2017.


Cinema in da bush is back!

Cinema in da bush is back!

Spring screening #1 Saturday 27 October from 8.30pm at Kim and Mark’s, 38 Miners Hut Road BYO beverage, popcorn and choctops. Short • Angel in the dust (5 minutes) by Bruce Armstrong Feature • Guardians of the Strait by Elphinstone resident and award winning film-maker Claire Jager Guardian of the Strait is a documentary feature […]


Application for a gold mining exploration licence in the Bushlands

Application for a gold mining exploration licence in the Bushlands

In May 2018 an application by Currawong Resources Pty Ltd was announced for an Exploration Licence under section 25 of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 over land including the Chewton Bushlands. Click here for the Public Notice announcing the application. Click here for the Chewton Bushlands Association’s lodged objection. Click here for the Kalamzoo […]


Our 2018 AGM

Our 2018 AGM

The 2018 AGM for the Association was held in the Chewton Town Hall at 7pm on Friday 13 July 2018.  Your committee for 2018/19 is: Charles Affleck (President), Mandy Huppert (Vice president), Mark Carter (Secretary), Karen Baker (Treasurer), along with Antoinette Birkenbeil, Ken Savage and Tim Purdie. Contact the secretary of the Association, Mark Carter on 0419 […]


Winter solstice curry night 2018

• Where: Karen and Elton’s, 101 Park Road, from around 5.30 pm. A chance to catch up and warm up with neighbours in the Bushlands. • Bring a curry or something similar to share, and your beverage of choice. We have vegetarians and vegans and omnivores so looking to some innovation! Bushlands Curry night map


Native Plants and Animals of the Chewton Bushlands field guide launched

Native Plants and Animals of the Chewton Bushlands field guide launched

In the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens Tearoom on Saturday 17 March, 2018 about forty locals joined Landcare legend Ian Higgins in launching the field guide to 120 plants and 120 animals. Ian shared his knowledge and passion for revegetation and rehabilitation of the local natural environment. The guide was made possible through a Community Grant from the Mount Alexander Shire Council. […]


Bushlands fire advice, and roads and property numbers map

Bushlands fire advice, and roads and property numbers map

• Bushlands Fire Advice 2017-8 • Bushlands Roads Property numbers


Bushlands Resources

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