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Local Blue Mountains news updated throughout the day. Featuring news, sport, entertainment, media releases, lifestyle blog stories and more. You can also receive daily updates by subscribing to Fresh Air Daily.

 
 
 
 
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Magic of Metal Art at Talisman Gallery
19 Aug 2017
Magic of Metal Art at Talisman Gallery
In an old woolshed behind the stoic clutch of colonial-era sandstone buildings of Hartley historic village, Ron Fitzpatrick fashions his metal art on the forge.

Tucked into the side of a hill under the hulking gaze of a granite tor, his Talisman Gallery is located in the undulating pasturelands of the NSW Central West at the western foothills of the towering Blue Mountains escarpment. 
State Planning Legislation Currently Restricts Camping at Lake Wallace to 48 Hours
19 Aug 2017
State Planning Legislation Currently Restricts Camping at Lake Wallace to 48 Hours
Community concerns regarding signage at Lake Wallace have prompted additional information to ensure informed comment on the existing 48 hour camping limitation. 
Only 3 Days Left to Vote for Your Favourite Blue Mountains Business
18 Aug 2017
Only 3 Days Left to Vote for Your Favourite Blue Mountains Business
Nominations will soon close for this year's highly sought-after BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s Choice Award. The winner will be announced at the Blue Mountains Business Awards on 20 October 2017. 
Ballet Under the Stars 2017
18 Aug 2017
Ballet Under the Stars 2017
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Don Harwin MLC, Minister for the Arts to launch The Australian Ballet's outdoor community program, Ballet Under the Stars. 
Summer 2017/18 Studio Residency
17 Aug 2017
Summer 2017/18 Studio Residency
Apply now - closes Sunday 3 September 2017. 
Massive Boost to Penrith Train Services
17 Aug 2017
Massive Boost to Penrith Train Services
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that a substantial increase in T1 Western Line services from Penrith to the city including more trains in the AM peak with a service, on average, every seven and a half minutes, instead of every ten minutes. 
Lithgow City Council awards Contract for Advertising
16 Aug 2017
Lithgow City Council awards Contract for Advertising
Lithgow Council on Monday night awarded the contract for provision of Newspaper Advertising to Central West Media trading as the Village Voice for a period of two years. 
Grug and the Rainbow
16 Aug 2017
Grug and the Rainbow
A joyous experience for the littlest kids and their adults

The classic Aussie hero Grug - the little Burrawang treetop that could - is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters. 
Still Time to Enter the Blue Mountains Business Awards!
15 Aug 2017
Still Time to Enter the Blue Mountains Business Awards!
The Business Awards are well underway with a week to go until close off of submissions. 
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra 2018 Applications are Open!
15 Aug 2017
Western Sydney Youth Orchestra 2018 Applications are Open!
Applications for Western Sydney Youth Orchestra 2018 Auditions are open! 
Rail Safety Week - 14 - 20 August 2017
14 Aug 2017
Rail Safety Week - 14 - 20 August 2017
Rail Safety Week is 14-20 August: “Rail safety – it’s everyone’s responsibility” 
Call of The Wild feat. Rufino and The Coconuts – A Tropical Jungle Party, Plus DJ Stu Buchanan
14 Aug 2017
Call of The Wild feat. Rufino and The Coconuts – A Tropical Jungle Party, Plus DJ Stu Buchanan
Sailing on a raft made of 60s guitars, 80s synthesisers and souvenir-junk percussion come the castaways of Rufino and The Coconuts. 
Council Seeks Grant Funds to Improve Community Infrastructure
13 Aug 2017
Council Seeks Grant Funds to Improve Community Infrastructure
Lithgow City Council is seeking grant funds from a number of NSW Government funding programs to improve social, cultural and sporting infrastructure across the Lithgow region. 
Senses Elevated for High Tea Concert
13 Aug 2017
Senses Elevated for High Tea Concert
Elevate your senses with an afternoon of seat swapping, hand crossing bravura and an extravagant high tea when the grandest of the grand hotels of the Blue Mountains hosts renowned pianists Kristian Chong and Grace Kim on Saturday, August 19. 
Haydn, Mozart & Friends: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
13 Aug 2017
Haydn, Mozart & Friends: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
There will be music in the air this Spring when the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra arrives in Penrith. 
Dr Judy White OAM
12 Aug 2017
Dr Judy White OAM
Lithgow City Council notes with sadness the passing of Dr Judy White OAM. 
FREE Child Car Seat Recycling Trial
12 Aug 2017
FREE Child Car Seat Recycling Trial
Are you curious about what to do with old, damaged or unused child car seats? Now you can take part in a child car seat recycling trial scheme! It is estimated that over 200,000 seats are disposed of each year in Australia and over 90% of the seat itself can be recycled. 
Australia’s First Women’s Adventure Film Festival Goes on Tour
12 Aug 2017
Australia’s First Women’s Adventure Film Festival Goes on Tour
A film festival dedicated to celebrating inspiring women.

The Women's Adventure Film Tour features some of the world's most inspiring women in adventure. This tour is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. The films are to be enjoyed by women and men of all ages! 
Big Ideas: The Porous City: Art, Architecture & Development Public Forum
11 Aug 2017
Big Ideas: The Porous City: Art, Architecture & Development Public Forum
Join us and Quentin Dempster at a public forum for some thought provoking discussion and one last look at Richard Goodwin’s Navigator: bringing together select artworks, sculptures, drawings and models produced over the past 25 years. 
Lithgow Council Urges Community Submissions to Youth Suicide Inquiry
11 Aug 2017
Lithgow Council Urges Community Submissions to Youth Suicide Inquiry
The Lithgow community is being urged to make submissions to the current inquiry into youth suicide being undertaken by the NSW Parliament’s Committee on Children and Young People. 
MTNS MADE Roadshow Hits the Road
10 Aug 2017
MTNS MADE Roadshow Hits the Road
MTNS MADE is the cultural identity for the creative industries in the Blue Mountains. It is designed to celebrate the artists, designers, film makers, musicians, photographers, writers, actors, all of the creative talent that make the Blue Mountains their home and contribute to this incredibly important creative community. 
Ruby Productions Presents The Diary of Anne Frank
10 Aug 2017
Ruby Productions Presents The Diary of Anne Frank
Anne Frank dreamt of immortality as a writer; she little realised that it would be her teenage diary that made her one of the most powerful voices in literature. 
Agatha Christie's Visit to Jenolan Caves
10 Aug 2017
Agatha Christie's Visit to Jenolan Caves
For Agatha Christie fan's an exciting discovery this month is the never before seen photo her. 
Blackheath Residents Speak Out About the NBN
9 Aug 2017
Blackheath Residents Speak Out About the NBN
More than 60 residents and small business owners from Blackheath and surrounds have expressed their frustration at the internet service the NBN has delivered them. 
20 Local Community Organisations Given $34,772 by Lithgow City Council
9 Aug 2017
20 Local Community Organisations Given $34,772 by Lithgow City Council
As part of Council’s Financial Assistance Program, a total of twenty not-for-profit organisations have been funded to deliver projects and activities with social impact this financial year. 
New Parking Spaces Open at Penrith Station
9 Aug 2017
New Parking Spaces Open at Penrith Station
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the creation of more than 450 new car spaces for customers at Penrith Station at the official opening of the upgraded commuter car park, on Friday 4th August 2017. 
Have Your Say on Changes to the Blue Mountains Line
8 Aug 2017
Have Your Say on Changes to the Blue Mountains Line
Member of the Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MLC is inviting the community to have their say on proposed changes to the Blue Mountains Line with a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to go on public display from Tuesday 8 August. 
Beauty and the Beast - The Musical
8 Aug 2017
Beauty and the Beast - The Musical
Richmond Players celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. They have teamed up in collaboration with Richmond High School to bring something truly magical to the community. They are presenting, Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Musical. 
Penrith Youth Orchestra - Applications Close 21 August 2017
7 Aug 2017
Penrith Youth Orchestra - Applications Close 21 August 2017
A fantastic opportunity for talented young wind, brass or percussion instrument players in and around Penrith!

Applications for Penrith’s first ever Youth Orchestra are open and close on 21 August 2017. 
Photographic Stories of Mental Illness Recovery on Exhibition
6 Aug 2017
Photographic Stories of Mental Illness Recovery on Exhibition
Western Sydney University and the Benevolent Society will present a travelling exhibition of photographs documenting the recovery stories of people living with complex mental illness at Eskbank House and Museum from Thursday 10th August until Sunday 3rd September 2017. 
Youth Councillor View From The Top
6 Aug 2017
Youth Councillor View From The Top
The July meeting of the Blue Mountains City Council had a temporary change to its leadership with the appointment of Youth Councillor Benjamin McGrory to serve as Assistant Mayor and co-chair of the meeting. 
Kidsafe NSW Child Car Restraint Accredited Training
6 Aug 2017
Kidsafe NSW Child Car Restraint Accredited Training
Kidsafe NSW are pleased to announce that they now offer child restraint training that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to select, adjust and install suitable child car restraints for transporting children in their care. 
Get Ready to “Return and Earn”
5 Aug 2017
Get Ready to “Return and Earn”
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has welcomed the appointment of Exchange for Change and TOMRA-Cleanaway to head NSW’s “Return and Earn” 10-cent Container Deposit Scheme due to roll out in December. 
Australians All Let Us Rejoice for the Return of The Wharf Revue
5 Aug 2017
Australians All Let Us Rejoice for the Return of The Wharf Revue
Holding the balance of laughter.

That’s right- they’re back, as razor sharp and hilarious as ever – and the first Sydney shows are in Penrith!
 
Mayor Concern for Impact of NSW Government Land Valuation on Rates
4 Aug 2017
Mayor Concern for Impact of NSW Government Land Valuation on Rates
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, is concerned that many property owners are experiencing a dramatic increase in rates due to new land valuations determined by the NSW Government Valuer General that are reflected in the 2017-18 council rates notice. 
Lithgow City Council to Continue to Assist Centennial Coal and its Employees
4 Aug 2017
Lithgow City Council to Continue to Assist Centennial Coal and its Employees
Lithgow Mayor Stephen Lesslie expressed disappointment at the decision of the NSW Court of Appeal to overturn the recent PAC decision of 2015 supporting the Springvale Mine Extension Project. 
Get Money to Bring Your Event to the Lithgow Government Area!
3 Aug 2017
Get Money to Bring Your Event to the Lithgow Government Area!
Lithgow City Council is encouraging associations and groups, small or large to bring their events to the Lithgow Government Area with the release of a new Events Attraction Package. 
Bushfire Building Conference & Community Forum 2017
3 Aug 2017
Bushfire Building Conference & Community Forum 2017
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 September 2017

Global sustainability experts and building innovators are set to converge on the Blue Mountains to take part in the 2017 Bushfire Building Conference and Community Forum which this year features the theme; ‘Building for the Future’. 
Lithgow City Council Successfully Prosecutes Illegal Dumper
2 Aug 2017
Lithgow City Council Successfully Prosecutes Illegal Dumper
A local man pleads guilty and is sentenced to a two-year good behavior bond for the unlawful transportation of waste to a Rural Landfill. 
Labor Conference Backs DV Leave & Local Rail Manufacturing
1 Aug 2017
Labor Conference Backs DV Leave & Local Rail Manufacturing
Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle has secured the support of delegates to the NSW Labor Conference for her campaign to commit a future Labor Government to building new trains in New South Wales. 
Glamping Comes to Lake Lyell
1 Aug 2017
Glamping Comes to Lake Lyell
Gypset Glamping is transforming an exclusive section of Lake Lyell into a one of a kind popup glamping hotel. Experience the serenity of Lake Lyell in never before used section of the incredible Lake located in the Blue Mountains, only 2 hours from Sydney! 
Julia Gillard Plants 27th Tree in Prime Ministers' Corridor Of Oaks
29 Jul 2017
Julia Gillard Plants 27th Tree in Prime Ministers' Corridor Of Oaks
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, welcomed the former Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard, on Thursday at the Prime Ministers' Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge for her official tree planting among a crowd of 300 on a perfect winter's day. 
Community Consideration for Grant Applications
29 Jul 2017
Community Consideration for Grant Applications
Mayor, Cr Stephen Lesslie has called an Extra Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Wednesday 2 August at 7pm in the Council Chambers to give the community the opportunity to support and assist with any application lodged for consideration. 
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