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Bollywood Star Parineeti Chopra to Visit Blue Mountains
21 Apr 2018
Bollywood Star Parineeti Chopra to Visit Blue Mountains
Bollywood superstar Parineeti Chopra will showcase the Blue Mountains to her millions of followers around the world, when she visits some of the region’s most iconic attractions this week. 
Priority Aquatic Weed Found in Blue Mountains
21 Apr 2018
Priority Aquatic Weed Found in Blue Mountains
One of NSW’s highest priority aquatic weeds has been found in the Blue Mountains for the first time. 
Hazard Reduction Burns Scheduled for the Blue Mountains this Weekend
20 Apr 2018
Hazard Reduction Burns Scheduled for the Blue Mountains this Weekend
Hazard reduction burns that will reduce bush fire fuel loads are scheduled to occur at Winmalee and at Faulconbridge on Sunday 22 April 2018. 
Enjoy a Visit to Sculpture at Scenic World
20 Apr 2018
Enjoy a Visit to Sculpture at Scenic World
Fresh Air Daily visited Sculpture at Scenic World last week to experience firsthand the transformation of the Jurassic rainforest into a world class exhibition space. These are a few of our favourite pieces. 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Timeless & Thrilling Classical Melodies
20 Apr 2018
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Timeless & Thrilling Classical Melodies
The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra continues its 2018 season in May with classical melodies in Sydney, Melbourne, Blackheath & Batehaven. 
Indian Motorcycle Helps Fight the Black Dog
20 Apr 2018
Indian Motorcycle Helps Fight the Black Dog
Indian Motorcycle are right behind Black Dog Ride! For the second consecutive year, Indian Motorcycle generously donated an Indian Scout Bobber valued at $19,995 as an online registration incentive for Black Dog Ride’s iconic annual 1 Dayer suicide prevention ride. 
Local Members Gather Community Feedback on National Disability Insurance Scheme Implementation
19 Apr 2018
Local Members Gather Community Feedback on National Disability Insurance Scheme Implementation
Nearly 100 people have taken part in local forums to identify the issues with the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 
Author Talk – Julie Ankers – Call Me Frank
19 Apr 2018
Author Talk – Julie Ankers – Call Me Frank
Lithgow Library invites you along to a dynamic presentation by Blue Mountains author Julie Ankers on her new book Call Me Frank, a collection of 20 autobiographical stories of men over 50 telling it like it is at this stage of their lives. 
New Glenbrook Playground Features Local History
18 Apr 2018
New Glenbrook Playground Features Local History
The new junior playground at Glenbrook Park, officially opened this month, provides a local history lesson thanks to a series of features. 
Blue Mountains Roller Derby in Armageddon
18 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Roller Derby in Armageddon
The Blue Mountains Roller Derby League (BMRDL) Travel Team – the Free Sisters – will be competing in the Second Round of the 5x5 Roller Derby Championships, on home ground Saturday April 28 at the Katoomba Sports & Aquatics Centre. 
Blue Mountains Duo Win Sculpture At Scenic World 2018
17 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Duo Win Sculpture At Scenic World 2018
Blue Mountains duo, Mark and Hannah Surtees, have taken home the Sculpture at Scenic World 2018 Major Award, rising above fierce competition to win the coveted $20,000 cash prize. 
Responsibilities of Dog Owners
17 Apr 2018
Responsibilities of Dog Owners
Owning a dog is both a great pleasure and great responsibility. Lithgow Council is keen to educate pet owners on their responsibilities particularly when they visit public places. 
Funding Boost for Penrith Community Men's Shed
17 Apr 2018
Funding Boost for Penrith Community Men's Shed
The Penrith Community Men's Shed has been awarded a grant of $4,500 from the Turnbull Government under the Government’s National Shed Development Programme. 
Short Blue Mountains Bushwalks for Kids
17 Apr 2018
Short Blue Mountains Bushwalks for Kids
Introducing children to our beautiful Blue Mountains bushwalks can be a life changing experience that can pioneer a love of the outdoors that will stick with them forever. It’s important not to overdo it in the beginning as when kids get tired it can all end in tears. You don’t want to get to the destination and then find you have to carry a screaming toddler all the way back! 
The Mountains are Alive with The Sound Of Music
15 Apr 2018
The Mountains are Alive with The Sound Of Music
The Blue Mountains Youth Band will hone its skills and reach new audiences in 2018 thanks to a share of $27,200 in funding announced on Thursday by Liberal MLC Shayne Mallard and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin. 
Great Fat Rail Coup for Blue Mountains Tourism
15 Apr 2018
Great Fat Rail Coup for Blue Mountains Tourism
Rail riders can experience a great fat look at the Blue Mountains when the Indian Pacific pulls into Mt Victoria each week. 
Author Talk – Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge
15 Apr 2018
Author Talk – Kim Hodges – Girl Over the Edge
You are invited to hear academic and author Kim Hodges talk about her latest book Girl Over the Edge, a behind the scenes look at how and why she wrote her memoir on her own lived experience of mental illness. 
Josephine Wants to Dance - at The Joan
15 Apr 2018
Josephine Wants to Dance - at The Joan
Live theatre for all your swirling, twirling, pirouetting young dancers! 
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Investigation of Emergency Escape Access Route
14 Apr 2018
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Investigation of Emergency Escape Access Route
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne has announced the delivery of $100,000 in funding for the investigation and design of an emergency access escape route from the Upper Blue Mountains and areas of the Hawkesbury. 
Curious?  Art and Discovery at The Joan
14 Apr 2018
Curious? Art and Discovery at The Joan
Immerse yourself in curiosity - the instinct to question, to think, to explore - as local artists and scientists transform The Joan’s atrium foyer into an energetic, innovative, social space where art and science collide to challenge what we already know, inspiring us to look for answers. 
The Maes + Joe Man Murphy in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
13 Apr 2018
The Maes + Joe Man Murphy in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene’s most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Monique Clare. 
Solar Funding Available for Community Groups in Macquarie
13 Apr 2018
Solar Funding Available for Community Groups in Macquarie
Community groups in Macquarie are invited to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Solar Communities Program to install rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems that will not only help reduce their electricity costs, but also reduce demand on the electricity grid. 
Recharge and Reconnect with the Family These School Holidays
12 Apr 2018
Recharge and Reconnect with the Family These School Holidays
Sculpture at Scenic World is just around the corner, providing the perfect excuse for families to put down the devices and reconnect with each other these school holidays. 
School Holiday Kids Flix and Pop-up Playspace at ­The Blue Mountains Theatre
12 Apr 2018
School Holiday Kids Flix and Pop-up Playspace at ­The Blue Mountains Theatre
Back by popular demand and ready to entertain the whole family these April school holidays is a range of children’s fun, positive and heart-warming films at the Blue Mountains Theatre. 
Council Welcomes State Support on 40km Per Hour Speed Limits to Protect Emergency Service Personnel
11 Apr 2018
Council Welcomes State Support on 40km Per Hour Speed Limits to Protect Emergency Service Personnel
Lithgow Council recently acknowledged the NSW State Governments’ support for emergency personnel through its introduction of a 12 month trial of 40Km per hour speed limit proximate to emergency incidents. 
Susan Templeman Gets Her Socks Off
11 Apr 2018
Susan Templeman Gets Her Socks Off
Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has called on people with diabetes in the Blue Mountains to “Get Your Socks Off”. 
1st Live And Local Event a Success
10 Apr 2018
1st Live And Local Event a Success
More than 1,500 people attended the Blue Mountains first Live and Local event on Saturday. 
The Turning Page Bookshop Celebrates 10th Birthday
10 Apr 2018
The Turning Page Bookshop Celebrates 10th Birthday
The Turning Page Bookshop in Springwood is a local institution which has operated continuously in Springwood for 35 years. 
Hazard Reduction Burns - Wentworth Falls/Katoomba
9 Apr 2018
Hazard Reduction Burns - Wentworth Falls/Katoomba
The National Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake a large prescribed burn south of Wentworth Falls to Katoomba on Tuesday the 10th of April. 
Funding Available for Disability Advocacy Groups
9 Apr 2018
Funding Available for Disability Advocacy Groups
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, welcomed Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that up to $26 million is available for disability advocacy services until 2020. 
2017 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of The Year Awards Presentation
9 Apr 2018
2017 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of The Year Awards Presentation
The Annual Reg Cowden Awards were presented recently at an afternoon tea at the Lithgow City Council Chambers on Wednesday 28 March 2018. 
Autumn Exhibition Suite - tactile - A Sensory Experience – Waiting to be Touched
8 Apr 2018
Autumn Exhibition Suite - tactile - A Sensory Experience – Waiting to be Touched
Enter a sensory world. Reach out and gently, carefully, delicately, make contact: this is a world of sense and sensory satisfaction. For tactile, the gallery rules have been suspended. The audience is invited to interact and touch. 
Breathtaking Autumn Colours at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
8 Apr 2018
Breathtaking Autumn Colours at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is saturated with extraordinary colour as the change of season causes 1,300 plant species to burst into a stunning display of autumn shades. 
Planning Progresses on Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Road Upgrade
7 Apr 2018
Planning Progresses on Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Road Upgrade
Community feedback to the Mulgoa Road Castlereagh Corridor upgrade has resulted in design improvements now available to view online. 
Swampcare Wages War on Himalayan Honeysuckle
7 Apr 2018
Swampcare Wages War on Himalayan Honeysuckle
The war to eradicate the Himalayan Honeysuckle is well and truly underway thanks to our Swampcare day volunteers – however, the battle continues! 
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Hawkesbury Showground Roads Upgrade
6 Apr 2018
Turnbull Government Delivers Funding for Hawkesbury Showground Roads Upgrade
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne visited Hawkesbury Showground at Clarendon this week to view the completion of internal road and drainage upgrades. 
Life-Saving Defibrillators for The Mountains
6 Apr 2018
Life-Saving Defibrillators for The Mountains
Local sports clubs in the Blue Mountains have been awarded $3750 in funding to put towards life-saving defibrillators. 
Q Theatre Young Artist Call-out! - Originate
6 Apr 2018
Q Theatre Young Artist Call-out! - Originate
Q Theatre is holding auditions for young artists aged between 18 and 26 to take part in the 2018 Originate performance project. 
Blue Mountains Historical Society Talk - Living in the Kedumba Valley
5 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Historical Society Talk - Living in the Kedumba Valley
On Saturday April 7, 2018, commencing at 10.30am, Blue Mountains Historical Society’s monthly talk at the History Centre, 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, will be presented by Max Hill and is entitled Living in the Kedumba Valley. The Society’s brief AGM for members will precede the talk. 
Key Strategic Plans Adopted by Council
5 Apr 2018
Key Strategic Plans Adopted by Council
Blue Mountains City Council has adopted three important long term Strategic Plans that outline how Council will address the Community’s priorities and aspirations, as identified in the Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035. 
Council Supports Winter Magic Festival
4 Apr 2018
Council Supports Winter Magic Festival
Blue Mountains City Council has committed to supporting the continuation of the Winter Magic Festival as one of the City’s key community events from 2019, pledging up to $80,000. 
Blue Mountains Fauna Project
4 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Fauna Project
Pull out your binoculars and spotlights and put on your detective hat as Blue Mountains City Council and the Bushcare Network launch the Fauna Project with funding from Local Land Services. 
Demystifying the HSC and Beyond Year 12
2 Apr 2018
Demystifying the HSC and Beyond Year 12
Blue Mountains Library is running a FREE forum to help parents and guardians of students in Year 11 and 12 understand the HSC, ATAR and beyond. 
Inside The Opal Dragonfly with Julian Leatherdale
1 Apr 2018
Inside The Opal Dragonfly with Julian Leatherdale
Fresh from the recent launch of his much-anticipated novel, The Opal Dragonfly, Julian Leatherdale will make a special guest appearance at Springwood Library on Saturday, 7 April. 
School Holiday Fun at Blue Mountains Theatre
1 Apr 2018
School Holiday Fun at Blue Mountains Theatre
Keep everyone happy at Blue Mountains Theatre these holidays! 
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
31 Mar 2018
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
The artist and collector relationship has existed for millennia. Imagine, the Western art canon without the enormous patronage of the Medici family. Renaissance artists Raphael and Leonardo DaVinci may not have had the chance to create great art in the service of society, the church and state. 
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
31 Mar 2018
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
The NSW Government will release a one-off package of up to $47 million to support local government and industry to respond to China’s National Sword policy, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced recently. 
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