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*Love lane: Makenzie Lane became the ‘‘love lane’’ in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day (pictured).

Perspex love hearts hanging from the roof were given to passers-by and were serenaded by musician Chris Duff.

Artist Joanne Saad is the brainchild behind the walkway transformation — one of three Blacktown laneways brought to life with the Living Art Galleries project.

*Op shop tour

Blacktown Council’s next op shop tour is on this Saturday (February 22).

It gives bargain hunters a free tour of op shops and charity stores as they learn how to reduce their eco-footprints.

There will be tips from a stylist about picking and mixing retro and vintage wear.

One of the most popular stops is Washed Up Treasure in Emerton.

The tours runs from 8.45am to 2.30pm.

Details: 9839 6000 or email

*Possible laneway closure

Blacktown Council wants to close a Glendenning laneway, citing complaints about graffiti, theft and throwing of rocks and glass bottles. 

The laneway connects Bonzer Place with Azzopardi Avenue.

The council sent surveys to 42 properties and eight households supported the closure and four were against.

The council has also called for a laneway closure between Fenchurch Street and Lombard Place in Prospect.

Road projects

Reconstruction of Everitt Crescent, Parkinson Grove and Molloy Nicol Place in Mount Druitt, are complete.

Reconstruction of Angus Creek, Willis Street, Rooty Hill, continues.

Rejuvenation of Austral Street, Mount Druitt, is complete. Road reconstruction of Solo Place, Shalvey, continues. Resurfacing of road pavement at Mimika Avenue, Whalan, is complete and reconstruction of road pavement at Captain Cook Drive in Willmot continues.

*Young artists needed

Are you aged 12-25, live in the Blacktown

area and have a creative streak? If so, Blacktown Council wants you for a project for National Youth Week.

A youth will design the art for Blacktown’s Youth Week celebration The BURBS. 

Prizes include a $300 gift voucher and a season double pass to the Blacktown Arts Centre.

Details: 8886 2020 or

*Swans v West Coast Eagles

Blacktown will host AFL clubs Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles in a preseason NAB Challenge match next week.

The two teams will do battle at Blacktown International Park, Rooty Hill, on Thursday (February 27) from 7.10pm.

A free bus will run to and from Doonside station and the ground from 5.30pm.

The last bus will leave the ground at 10pm.


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