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Foster Carers Needed
7 Mar 2015
Foster Carers Needed
Foster carers are urgently needed across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, says charitable organisation MacKillop Family Services. Immediate and crisis carers are especially needed, as many local kids are placed in inappropriate accommodation. 
Getting to the Royal Easter Show
7 Mar 2015
Getting to the Royal Easter Show
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a beloved annual tradition. This year's event runs from Thursday 26 March to Wednesday 8 April, 2015 and is open from 9am until late every day. 
Clean Up Australia Day Cliffhanger
6 Mar 2015
Clean Up Australia Day Cliffhanger
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers tackled a staggering amount of rubbish in some of the Blue Mountains’ most iconic and difficult-to-reach place—including below Katoomba's Echo Point. 
Lithgow Seniors Week Activities
6 Mar 2015
Lithgow Seniors Week Activities
Be Inspired is the theme of the 2015 Lithgow Seniors Week program. The event is a festival of art, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, and sport. 
Candidate Profile: Alandra Tasire, The Greens
6 Mar 2015
Candidate Profile: Alandra Tasire, The Greens
Leading up to the 2015 NSW State Election, Fresh Air Daily will be running profiles on the candidates for the seat of the Blue Mountains. While not endorsements of any political party, these profiles are intended to help our readers get to know more about their local candidates and make an informed decision on polling day. The second in our series is The Greens’ candidate, Alandra Tasire. 
Dob in a Litter Bug
6 Mar 2015
Dob in a Litter Bug
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started a new reporting portal where members of the public can report littering from motor vehicles. Anyone 18 years and over who witnesses a litter bug in action can lodge a report. 
Hydro Pavillion Offers Taste of the Blue Mountains
6 Mar 2015
Hydro Pavillion Offers Taste of the Blue Mountains
Operating as a magnificent interactive ‘living’ history space, Medlow Bath's Hydro Majestic Pavilion is housing a vibrant display showcasing boutique and unique food and wine from the Blue Mountains and surrounding regions. 
Portable Butane 'Lunchbox' Cookers Recalled
5 Mar 2015
Portable Butane 'Lunchbox' Cookers Recalled
NSW Fair Trading are warning consumers not to buy portable butane ‘lunchbox’ cookers because of safety issues. This type of cooker has been taken off store shelves. 
Changes to Public Housing Policies
5 Mar 2015
Changes to Public Housing Policies
NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayers, has announced that a re-elected Baird Liberal Government would crack down on crime in public housing by making it easier to evict tenants who commit offenses. 
Is Your Pool Registered?
5 Mar 2015
Is Your Pool Registered?
New legislation that requires properties with a swimming pool across NSW to have a Certificate of Compliance before it can be sold or leased has now been extended until 29 April 2016. 
Noxious Species Discovered at Wentworth Falls Lake
5 Mar 2015
Noxious Species Discovered at Wentworth Falls Lake
A new threat to the health of Blue Mountains waterways has emerged with the discovery of Redfin Perch, a noxious fish species, at Wentworth Falls Lake.

 
Discover a Unique Mountains Canyon
5 Mar 2015
Discover a Unique Mountains Canyon
Although challenging, getting to Whungee-Whengee Canyon is a spectacular experience. This article from Immortal Outdoors explains how to get there. 
Penrith Hero Honoured at Women in Local Government Awards
4 Mar 2015
Penrith Hero Honoured at Women in Local Government Awards
Penrith local Sarah Sampson has been honoured for her commitment to the community by being recognised at the 2015 Women in Local Government Awards. 
Labor Announce Policy to Tackle Corporate Tax Avoidance
4 Mar 2015
Labor Announce Policy to Tackle Corporate Tax Avoidance
Labor will legislate to ensure big multinationals pay their fair share of tax in Australia, if they win the next Federal election. 
Jenolan's Unsolved Mystery
4 Mar 2015
Jenolan's Unsolved Mystery
Who started the 1895 fire that destroyed the original hotel at Jenolan Caves? Why, in 1897, did the New South Wales Government replace it with a grand hotel, seemingly in the middle of nowhere? 
5 Healthy Tips for Autumn
4 Mar 2015
5 Healthy Tips for Autumn
It's March and it's ‪‎Autumn‬. Rather than being a sad goodbye to ‪Summer‬, this is a chance embrace everything that the seasonal change has to offer. Rancan Sisters Fitness provided these health tips for making the most out of the new season. 
Have Your Say on Council's Rate Rise
4 Mar 2015
Have Your Say on Council's Rate Rise
Blue Mountains residents have until 16 March 2015 to have their say on the proposed rate rise. Blue Mountains City Council has applied to an independent regulator for a Special Rate Variation.
 
It’s Story Time at Lithgow Library
4 Mar 2015
It’s Story Time at Lithgow Library
Story Time is a children's program offered twice a week at Lithgow Library. The program aims to promote early literacy, motor skill development, and a love of reading. 
Lithgow's Blue Green Algae Update
3 Mar 2015
Lithgow's Blue Green Algae Update
Improved test results have allowed the Blue Green Algae alert at Lithgow's Lake Wallace to be lifted. Lithgow City Council have warned however that Lake Lyell will still need to be closely monitored. 
UnitingCare Springwood Receives More Aged Care Places
3 Mar 2015
UnitingCare Springwood Receives More Aged Care Places
Springwood's UnitingCare Ageing, Nepean Community Care Centre has received 17 more aged care places from the Federal Government. The Member for Macquarie, Louise Markus announced the new places earlier this month. 
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