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Bells Line of Road to be Upgraded
26 Jan 2015
Bells Line of Road to be Upgraded
Member for Blue Mountains Roza Sage has announced a $5.36 million project to improve Bells Line of Road at Mount Wilson, as part of the Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program. 
Fairmont Resort's New Dining Offerings
26 Jan 2015
Fairmont Resort's New Dining Offerings
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains has kicked off the new year by opening a new dining venue, The Terrace, and introducing a new tapas menu in Embers Dining. 
Michael Auprince Named Lithgow's Australia Day Ambassador
25 Jan 2015
Michael Auprince Named Lithgow's Australia Day Ambassador
Michael Auprince has been announced as Lithgow’s Australia Day Ambassador in 2015. A Paralympic swimmer, Michael, competed in London 2012 where he won a gold and bronze medal in the freestyle and medley relays. 
Jen Seligmann's 7 Stunning Mountains Lookouts
25 Jan 2015
Jen Seligmann's 7 Stunning Mountains Lookouts
Travel planner and writer Jen Seligmann, a.k.a Jen the trusted traveller, was impressed by the Blue Mountains' lookouts on a recent trip. The following is an edited version of her original article. 
Glenbrook Australia Day
25 Jan 2015
Glenbrook Australia Day
The Rotary Club of the Lower Blue Mountains will host Australia Day festivities at Glenbrook Park this year. 
Australian Produced Film is a World First
24 Jan 2015
Australian Produced Film is a World First
With a cast and crew of local talent, and the controversial choice to include feathered dinosaurs, the Australian-produced feature film Dinosaur Island is breaking new ground. 
Solitary Provides Perfect Valentine's Day Location
24 Jan 2015
Solitary Provides Perfect Valentine's Day Location
With Valentine’s Day approaching, Solitary is the perfect romantic location. The Valentine's Day menu this year will be a five course meal for $75 per person. There will be a choice of three dishes for the entrée and main meal. 
Ability Links NSW at Glenbrook Park on Australia Day
24 Jan 2015
Ability Links NSW at Glenbrook Park on Australia Day
Ability Links NSW is holding a free community event at Glenbrook Park on Australia Day to introduce their program. 
Round 2 of Bushfire Grants Rolls Out
23 Jan 2015
Round 2 of Bushfire Grants Rolls Out
Round two of the Blue Mountains Flexible Community Grants Programme is rolling out. Under this programme the Mountains Outreach Community Service (MOCS) will receive $24,334 towards the facilitation of their project for preparedness and fire plan development for the local community. 
Funding Cuts to Local Community Projects
23 Jan 2015
Funding Cuts to Local Community Projects
The Abbott Liberal Government has cut $271 million from the Department of Social Services (DSS) Discretionary Grants Program over the next four years. The cuts have resulted in the shelving of some local Blue Mountains community projects. 
Labor To Fund Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Access Ramp
23 Jan 2015
Labor To Fund Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Access Ramp
If elected, a NSW Labor Government will provide $50,000 to restore Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre's access ramp. 
Back to Back Wool Challenge Returns to Botanic Garden
23 Jan 2015
Back to Back Wool Challenge Returns to Botanic Garden
For the second time, the Back to Back Wool Challenge will by hosted by the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, on Saturday 2 May. The sheep will be shorn at 8 am and the sweater must be finished before 4 pm. Money raised will be donated to the Cancer Council NSW.
 
Australia Day Traditions
23 Jan 2015
Australia Day Traditions
With Australia Day nearly here, Fresh Air Daily comprised a list of our favourite Australia Day traditions.

Can you relate to our list? 
Springwood Station Parking Expanded
22 Jan 2015
Springwood Station Parking Expanded
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Ray Williams and Member for Blue Mountains, Roza Sage spoke to local commuters at Springwood Station this week about improvements to train services in the region. 
The Best Pies in the Mountains
22 Jan 2015
The Best Pies in the Mountains
Fresh Air Daily recently asked our readers to comment on their food choices again, this time on who they thought made the best pies in the Blue Mountains. Staff tallied and analysed the results to make the following list. 
Alarming 2014 Climate Statement Mentions Blue Mountains
21 Jan 2015
Alarming 2014 Climate Statement Mentions Blue Mountains
A recent report from the Bureau of Meteorology has some alarming findings about climate change. The 2014 Annual Climate Statement, released on Tuesday, 6 January 2015, found that 2014 was the third warmest year on record. The report also refers a number of climate change's consequences. 
Medicare Changes Abandoned, But Co-Payment Still on Agenda
21 Jan 2015
Medicare Changes Abandoned, But Co-Payment Still on Agenda
The Abbott Liberal Government has abandoned changes to Medicare funding that were set to come into effect on Monday, 19 January. 
Roza Sage Welcomes New Medical Interns
21 Jan 2015
Roza Sage Welcomes New Medical Interns
Member for Blue Mountains, Roza Sage, has joined Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner to welcome new medical interns who are commencing their placements in 2015. 
Change Threads to Help One School Make a Big Impact
21 Jan 2015
Change Threads to Help One School Make a Big Impact
One School, Big Impact is a new campaign that aims to address the problem of child slavery. Fairtrade clothing label, Change Threads, hopes to partner with one school, to make students’ uniforms that use Fairtrade-certified materials. 
Mountains Key To Foley's Agenda
20 Jan 2015
Mountains Key To Foley's Agenda
On Friday 16 January, Luke Foley visited the Blue Mountains for the first time as NSW Labor Leader. He says that the region will be a special focus of his plan to create jobs if Labor wins the election on 28 March. 
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