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Proposed burn in 2021

Proposed burn in 2021

Rewilding project

The Chewton Bushlands Rewilding Project explained


Bushlands xmas party 2019 at Tim and Hannah’s

Bushlands xmas party 2019 at Tim and Hannah’s

KZR Latest

KZR Latest

December 2020 KEY POINTS > No exploration or mining company is allowed to come onto private property without written consent. > You DO NOT need to sign any agreement if you don’t want the company to enter your land. > KZR have assured the CBA that if you prefer the company does not come onto […]


Meet the miner: Kalamazoo Exploration Licence Application

Meet the miner: Kalamazoo Exploration Licence Application

Recently the mining company Kalamazoo Resources applied for a minerals exploration licence for an area of 218 square km, known as the Wattle Gully South Licence, that includes the Chewton Bushlands. If, like us, you’d like to know what Kalamazoo wants to do on our land then you can ask the company Exploration Manager Luke […]


Our 2019 AGM

Our 2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM for the Association was held on Friday 12 July in the Chewton Town Hall at 7pm. Your committee for 2019/20 is: Charles Affleck (President), Mandy Huppert (Vice president), Mark Carter (Secretary), Karen Baker (Treasurer), along with James Atherton, Antoinette Birkenbeil, Deb Fulton, Paul Kerwick and Wayne Hollis. Click here to download the AGM […]


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 […]


How to become a member

How to become a member

We welcome new and renewing members. For a few years now the Chewton Bushlands Association has been a useful resource for many member residents… giving the bushlands community a voice on interests common to us all… the community fireguard, the bushlands history, its plants, animals, weeds and pests, its roads. Applications for membership to the […]


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 […]


Objection: Kalamazoo Exploration Licence Application

The CBA submitted the following objection to the granting of an Exploration Licence (noticed in The Age, 30th May 2018) to Kalamazoo Resources Limited, c/o M & M Walter Consulting, PO Box 8197, Subiaco East, WA. 6008 Application Number: EL006752 This objection is made by the Chewton Bushlands Association Inc., representing the community of the […]


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 2019-20 • Bushlands Roads Property numbers


Bushlands Resources 2020

Bushlands Resources 2020

CBA Resources InfoSheet_2020: All about the residents association, the committee, membership, the website, Facebook page, our newsletter Bushlands banter and other publications …


Bushlands Banter

Bushlands Banter

Our newsletter “Bushlands Banter” is available here: Bushlands Banter Number Number 10, Autumn 2020 Bushlands Banter Number 9, Spring-Summer 2019/20 Bushlands Banter Number 8, Autumn-Winter 2019 Bushlands Banter Number 7, Spring 2018–Summer 2018/19 Bushlands Banter, Number 6, Winter 2018 Bushlands Banter, Number 5, Autumn 2018 Bushlands Banter, Number 4, Summer 2017/18 Bushlands Banter, Number 3, […]


Personal journeys

Personal journeys

In our history A dream realised – Chewton bushlands stories Chapter 7 Personal journeys (a 2.8 MB PDF) is devoted to the personal stories of 15 bushlanders.


2017/18 Fire season CFA briefing

2017/18 Fire season CFA briefing

Fire preparedness, Summer 2017/18


Handyman, carpentry, grass slashing, chainsawing: Jeremy Ryan

Handyman, carpentry, grass slashing, chainsawing: Jeremy Ryan

Handyman, carpentry, building of small structures such as wood sheds, grass slashing and chainsawing. Jeremy can lift small heavy loads like motors and pumps onto his ute for servicing with a hoist. He has happy customers in Jo and Paul, Ray, Antoinette and Ian and Robin. m: 0407 855 507


Drive grading: John Post

Kim and Mark recommend John Post m: 0409 510 466


Plumber: Malcolm Nancarrow

Kim and Mark recommend Malcolm Nancarrow m: 0417 526 966 e: mnplumb@netcon.net.au