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Reading No Trivial Matter
2 Aug 2015
Reading No Trivial Matter
What better way to celebrate the importance of reading than to indulge in an afternoon of literary trivia at the Library on Saturday 15 August? 
Does Your Teenager Drive You Crazy?
2 Aug 2015
Does Your Teenager Drive You Crazy?
Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task. Young people are the first to tell us they know it all. But on our roads they can be our most vulnerable road users.

 
Picturing the Australian Environment
2 Aug 2015
Picturing the Australian Environment
Some of the many talented photographers who share their stunning photographs of the Blue Mountains to our Facebook Page may be interested in participating in Macquarie Dictionary's OzPic Picturing the Australian Environment. 
Winter's Perfect for Outdoors
2 Aug 2015
Winter's Perfect for Outdoors
Winter may be here, but that doesn’t mean the Blue Mountains are off limits. Tess Fisher from the Great Aussie Bite teams up with the Blue Mountains Adventure Company and experiences first hand why we should get outside and play this Winter!
 
New Western Sydney Business Centre
2 Aug 2015
New Western Sydney Business Centre
The Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains Business Enterprise Centres (BECs) and the Penrith City & District Business Advisory Centre Limited is currently re-branding to the Western Sydney Business Centre.
 
Wentworth Falls Bushfire - Downgraded to Advice
1 Aug 2015
Wentworth Falls Bushfire - Downgraded to Advice
Firefighters continue to work on a bush fire burning in inaccessible area near Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains. - NSW RFS 4:51pm 
Glenbrook Station Ramped Up
1 Aug 2015
Glenbrook Station Ramped Up
There is now a new accessible ramp from the Council commuter carpark in Burfitt Parade connecting to the Glenbrook Railway Station. 
Drama for Everyone
1 Aug 2015
Drama for Everyone
Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre’s Community Access service has over 15 years’ experience supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they want in their community. BANC and Blue Mountains Drama are excited to announce the launch of “Drama for Everyone” – inclusive drama classes for children aged 9 – 15 years old. 
Elvis is Coming
1 Aug 2015
Elvis is Coming
The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival is back in full swing this year. Over four days in August the festival will feature three major concerts and a dinner dance. The fabulously entertaining “Sing Like Elvis” competition, will also make a return with a substantial increase in prize money. 
New Drop In Centre in Springwood
1 Aug 2015
New Drop In Centre in Springwood
There is a new Drop in Centre in Springwood for the local community. 
Must Do Mountains Walks
1 Aug 2015
Must Do Mountains Walks
The Blue Mountains hold some of the most wonderful scenery in New South Wales, if not Australia. Grab a camera and head up the mountains to experience the beauty, just around the corner in your backyard. Fresh Air Daily has summed up some easily accessible lookouts that you can travel to by car. 
Blue Mountains LEP Petition Hand Over
31 Jul 2015
Blue Mountains LEP Petition Hand Over
There are very real, growing and alarming threats to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area—mining, Badgerys Creek airport and the watering down of the Local Environmental Plan. Members from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society handed a LEP petition of over 2200 signatures to Member for Blue Mountains Trish Doyle at her office in Springwood today. 
Local Hotels Shine At Accommodation Industry Gala
31 Jul 2015
Local Hotels Shine At Accommodation Industry Gala
The best of the state’s regional hotels were honoured last night at the 2015 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW Awards for Excellence. 
Ladies in Lavender at the Joan
31 Jul 2015
Ladies in Lavender at the Joan
This August, arriving straight from the Ensemble Theatre, The Joan presents Ladies in Lavender. 
Heavy Vehicles Asked To Drive Neighbourly
30 Jul 2015
Heavy Vehicles Asked To Drive Neighbourly
Blue Mountains City Council is successfully partnering with industry, the community and the NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) on a Drive Neighbourly Agreement, introduced to coincide with the recent completion of the Great Western Highway upgrade. 
Art Show Provides Showcase Opportunity for Local Artists
30 Jul 2015
Art Show Provides Showcase Opportunity for Local Artists
Painters, sculptors, photographers, woodworkers and craftspeople have been invited to showcase their work at the first and longest running art show, Springwood Art Show, to be held 28 to 30 August. 
Eskbank Street Public Toilets Now Open
30 Jul 2015
Eskbank Street Public Toilets Now Open
The installation of the new public toilets in the Lithgow CBD is now complete with both new Cook Street Plaza and Eskbank Street toilet facilities now up and running. 
Events for Early Transition to the NDIS
30 Jul 2015
Events for Early Transition to the NDIS
The Commonwealth and NSW Governments have signed an agreement for early transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). To celebrate the early transition, there are a range of community events planned in different locations across the Nepean - Blue Mountains area. 
Are You Paying Attention?
29 Jul 2015
Are You Paying Attention?
Local Blue Mountains resident Locust Jones’ exhibition is now on at the Cultural Centre. In 'A week in the Life of the World', Jones evaluates the ongoing drama that surrounds us through the media and makes us question how much we are still paying attention to these small and large events that are current one minute and then forgotten. 
12 Tips For Better Learner Driver Supervision
29 Jul 2015
12 Tips For Better Learner Driver Supervision
Are you or someone you know supporting a young person to learn to drive? You can learn all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver at a FREE two hour workshop. 
E-Waste Collection Now Available
29 Jul 2015
E-Waste Collection Now Available
The introduction of a new E-Waste collection service at the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility is set to further reduce the amount of waste going to Landfill making the Lithgow Local Government Area a greener city. 
Leura Home to World’s Largest Private Collection of Teawares
28 Jul 2015
Leura Home to World’s Largest Private Collection of Teawares
Showcasing the history of tea and tea-drinking through various artefacts, Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms in Leura is home to the world’s largest private collection of teawares. A few thousand teapots have made their return to the shelves following extensive renovations. 
Local Horse-riding Champ
28 Jul 2015
Local Horse-riding Champ
On Friday, 19 July, Evie Norris represented St Columba's Catholic College in the NSW State Equestrian Interschools Competition at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. 
Make Bicentennary Crossing History - Your Name Cast in Bronze
27 Jul 2015
Make Bicentennary Crossing History - Your Name Cast in Bronze
This year, 2015, concludes three years of commemoration of the Bicentenary of the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains by explorers Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. 
Bushfire Building Conference & Expo
27 Jul 2015
Bushfire Building Conference & Expo
In September, the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) will be presenting The Bushfire Building Conference & Expo 2015. This is a valuable two-day community event exploring the key issues around planning, designing and building in a bushfire-prone area. 
Iconic Attraction Celebrating 70 Years
26 Jul 2015
Iconic Attraction Celebrating 70 Years
September 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Scenic World, launching a series of celebrations at this iconic Blue Mountains attraction. 
Entries Now Open for Business Awards
26 Jul 2015
Entries Now Open for Business Awards
The smartest thing any Blue Mountains business can do this week is to enter the annual Blue Mountains Business Awards. This is a unique opportunity to stand back and observe the achievements on your road to success – and to reap the rewards. 
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