Acknowledgement of Country


Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

Smart Bins

Blacktown City Council in collaboration with Blacktown Arts has completed the ‘Smart Bins’ project by installing 18 new litter bins throughout the Blacktown LGA.

Several new smart waste bins have been installed throughout Blacktown City local government area in order to aesthetically enrich the location and neighbourhood amenity. Each smart bin has been wrapped using artists designs. Through an online platform, these smart waste bins are capable of monitoring waste levels to optimise waste collection schedules.

The project is fully funded by Council’s Civil Maintenance section. The artistic process for selecting the art works, designs, approvals and artist licensing agreements, are managed by the Arts and Cultural Development section, Blacktown Arts.

Key features of the smart bins include:

  • can compact 6x more rubbish than a regular 240L bin
  • technology allows for alerts to notify staff if the bins are full, faulty or have hazardous items inside eg glass, cigarettes etc
  • bins require less servicing
  • each bin features a different artists artwork around Blacktown LGA
  • powered by solar.

This project has provided Blacktown with upgraded and modern waste bins to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the waste management system. Smart littering can reduce the number of overflowing bins and litter, and reduce the frequency of collection and transportation, ultimately leading to cost savings for the council. The use of solar energy as a power source reduces the carbon footprint of the waste management system and supports the council’s efforts to transition to renewable energy sources. Overall, the ‘Smart Bins’ project is a significant step towards a more innovative and sustainable waste management system in Blacktown.

I’m an Artist

I’m an Artist

Blacktown Arts supports artists through annual opportunities across prizes, exhibitions, funding opportunities, and studio spaces for local creatives.

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Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City’s annual acquisitive art prize open to artists across Australia, with a prize pool of over $20,000.

Learn MoreBlacktown City Art Prize

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