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The Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils (WBAC) is a voluntary regional organisation of Councils representing the Shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Boyup Brook, Donnybrook Balingup, Manjimup and Nannup.  It was formed in 2001 following the restructure of the timber industry, to work as a collective body on issues affecting those areas in the Warren and Blackwood catchments.

The WBAC exists to help develop a prosperous and sustainable region in the Warren Blackwood and to improve the quality of life for residents in the area. The WBAC acts as an advocacy group by supporting or undertaking significant projects relating to promoting economic development and diversity and encouraging regional population growth.


The WBAC aims to highlight and progress key issues that have a regional impact and to be a voice for the Warren Blackwood area.  It also leads the way in partnership development, relationship building and progressing projects by establishing a respected reputation with key stakeholders.


The WBAC future plans are embedded within the Warren Blackwood Sub-Regional Growth Plan, the Growth Plan is a demonstration of collaboration between the Shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Boyup Brook, Donnybrook Balingup, Manjimup and Nannup to develop a framework which provides a strategic overview of sub-regional economic and social priorities.

In August 2022, the WBAC launched its regional Climate Change Policy and Action Plan. The plan was created to understand and consolidate the current climate change adaptation, mitigation, communication and advocacy activities undertaken by the WBAC local governments and assist in developing practical and achievable climate change policy instruments, including adaptation, mitigation, communication and advocacy actions applicable to, and for the consideration of, the WBAC and its members. The Plan includes 11 adaptation actions, 9 mitigation actions, 14 leadership and advocacy actions and 8 communication actions.


The WBAC is passionate about the Warren Blackwood region, to view the Live Love Warren Blackwood prospectus, please click here.


The WBAC can be contacted through the Executive Officer:

Katie McDonnell
PO Box 528 


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