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Register Your Interest to Clean Up Your Favourite Natural Place!
20 Feb 2018
Register Your Interest to Clean Up Your Favourite Natural Place!
Now is the time to register your clean-up site for “Clean Up Australia Day” on Sunday 4th March 2018. In its 27th year Clean Up Australia Day volunteers have donated more than 32 million hours removing more than 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish from their streets, beaches, parks, bushland and local waterways. 
New Public Art Commission at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
19 Feb 2018
New Public Art Commission at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Through a generous donation from the late William Scrymgeour Tatlow, the Cultural Centre has achieved a long awaited goal of commissioning a significant, site specific sculpture for the central courtyard. 
STEAM into the Library for STEAM Club
19 Feb 2018
STEAM into the Library for STEAM Club
STEAM into Lithgow Library for STEAM Club, a great new after school program from Lithgow Library that aims to bring together kids aged 8-14 for new and challenging STEAM based activities each week. 
Linda Hine/Fox Whistle Studio – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
18 Feb 2018
Linda Hine/Fox Whistle Studio – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
A vibrant new exhibition at Lithgow Library titled “Colour My World” will be on display during March featuring works by Linda Hine and students from her studio and highlighting Linda’s love of colour. 
Destinations Around The World Invited to Share in Lexus Melbourne Cup Magic
18 Feb 2018
Destinations Around The World Invited to Share in Lexus Melbourne Cup Magic
Applications now open to host the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour 
Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting - 20 February 2018
17 Feb 2018
Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting - 20 February 2018
Purpose of the Meeting
Submission in response to the Minister for Local Government’s notice of intended suspension of the elected councillors of Blue Mountains City Council. 
New Lift and Accessibilty Ramp Open at Leura Station
17 Feb 2018
New Lift and Accessibilty Ramp Open at Leura Station
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP yesterday opened a new lift and upgraded facilities at Leura Station making it easier for people with a disability, parents with prams and tourists with luggage to travel on the picturesque Blue Mountains Line. 
Sculptures of the Scenic World Katoomba to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
16 Feb 2018
Sculptures of the Scenic World Katoomba to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP yesterday announced that Sculptures of the Scenic World Katoomba will benefit from NSW Government funding under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. 
Shaun Kirk + Special Guest Andie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
16 Feb 2018
Shaun Kirk + Special Guest Andie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Shaun Kirk ‘Howlin at the Moon’ Single Release Tour + Special Guest Andie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains. 
Blue Mountains Mayor Responds to Minister’s Notice to Suspend
15 Feb 2018
Blue Mountains Mayor Responds to Minister’s Notice to Suspend
Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton has today issued a notice of intent to suspend Blue Mountains Council for three months and is set to appoint an interim administrator after revelations that an 'independent' investigator reviewing the council’s conduct over asbestos management, had a possible conflict of interest. 
Stunning Scenery, Nature Tourism and a New Sister Park for Jenolan Caves
15 Feb 2018
Stunning Scenery, Nature Tourism and a New Sister Park for Jenolan Caves
The Hon. Shayne Mallard MP has announced a new international ‘sister park’ for Jenolan Caves. “A historic sister park partnership between The Jenolan Caves Conservation Trust and Zhijindong Caves Global Geopark was recently signed by Bob Conroy, Administrator of the Jenolan Caves Conservation Trust on a visit to the spectacular karst landscape in Guizhou Province in south-west China,” Mr Mallard said. Mr Conroy said Jenolan Caves is very proud to have established the partnership with Zhijindong Caves Global Geopark. 
50’s Rock’n’Roll at its Best
15 Feb 2018
50’s Rock’n’Roll at its Best
A tribute to Buddy Holly and rock’n’roll legends Bill Haley, Dion, Eddie Cochrane, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. 
Nothing But Netball
14 Feb 2018
Nothing But Netball
The new Competition of Netball at the Katoomba Sports & Aquatic Centre has begun with some great games, exceptional skills and tight finishes. 
New Community Disco for Adults in Lawson
14 Feb 2018
New Community Disco for Adults in Lawson
Civic Disability Services will be running a community disco for adults in Lawson starting Friday 16 February! 
Job Opportunities For Locals
13 Feb 2018
Job Opportunities For Locals
Faeriestorm of tree-changers for nanny service 
Bright Blue Gorilla bring Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee to Mount Vic
13 Feb 2018
Bright Blue Gorilla bring Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee to Mount Vic
Bright Blue Gorilla: Filmmakers & Musicians from Los Angeles, will be touring Australia for the very first time in Feb/March/April 2018, including a concert and screening of Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee at Mount Vic Flicks. 
Bus Services Boost for Penrith and Blue Mountains Customers
12 Feb 2018
Bus Services Boost for Penrith and Blue Mountains Customers
Liberal member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard has welcomed the introduction of more than 40 extra weekly services for customers on popular routes in the Penrith and Blue Mountains areas from 12 February. 
Shade for Glenbrook Rotary Markets
12 Feb 2018
Shade for Glenbrook Rotary Markets
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined representatives of the Rotary Club of the Lower Blue Mountains and school staff to announce a grant of $16,335 as part of the NSW Government’s 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. 
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
11 Feb 2018
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
Scenic World is inviting visitors from near and far to celebrate Lunar New Year in the spectacular Blue Mountains, with a range of exciting activities on the agenda to usher in the Year of the Dog. 
Lithgow CBD Revitalisation Traffic Alterations
11 Feb 2018
Lithgow CBD Revitalisation Traffic Alterations
Main Street between Eskbank Street and Lithgow Street will temporarily be traffic configured to ONE WAY to allow construction work to occur on the raised pedestrian crossing adjacent to Cook Street Plaza. Traffic will be flowing Westbound from the Eskbank Street intersection to the Lithgow Street traffic lights. 
Future Finders Program to Provide Opportunities for Lithgow’s Young People
10 Feb 2018
Future Finders Program to Provide Opportunities for Lithgow’s Young People
Throughout 2018 Lithgow’s young people will be offered a range of educational and employment opportunities through the Future Finders Program which aims to inspire young people to build their own futures within Lithgow. 
$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled
10 Feb 2018
$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages young people from our local community to apply for the FACS Scholarships Program. 
Labor Commits $12 Million to the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer
9 Feb 2018
Labor Commits $12 Million to the Battle Against Ovarian Cancer
“You don’t often have women in Parliament talking about abdominal bloating, pelvic pain or the need to urinate often, but it’s time we talked about it more,” Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman has declared. 
Lithgow Council Welcomes Approval for Invincible Extension
9 Feb 2018
Lithgow Council Welcomes Approval for Invincible Extension
Lithgow Council today welcomed the Planning Assessment Commission approval of the Invincible Southern Extension project and acknowledged the support of the NSW Government and Local Member Paul Toole in their attempts to create local jobs, infrastructure and investment in the Lithgow community. 
Press for Progress - International Women's Day
8 Feb 2018
Press for Progress - International Women's Day
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be holding an exciting program of speakers and activities embracing 'Press for Progress', the theme of the 2018 International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March with guest speakers Lynne Morton and Julia Burns. 
Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival and Trail
8 Feb 2018
Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival and Trail
Over 30 gardeners gathered at Wentworth Falls on Saturday to prepare for the FIRST Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival and Trail to be held over the 3rd and 4th March 2018. 
Mayor Welcomes Findng of Independent Panel: Leura Mall DA
7 Feb 2018
Mayor Welcomes Findng of Independent Panel: Leura Mall DA
The Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP) has deferred Blue Mountains City Council’s development application for 170-174 Leura Mall to allow heritage, landscape and urban design matters to be further considered. 
Southlands Emerging Artist Breakthrough Award 2018 Now Open For Applications
7 Feb 2018
Southlands Emerging Artist Breakthrough Award 2018 Now Open For Applications
Thanks to the support of Southlands, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts will provide $15000 for the development of new projects by early career artists. 
Improving Visitor Information Services at Katoomba
6 Feb 2018
Improving Visitor Information Services at Katoomba
Blue Mountains City Council is exploring the best way to improve visitor information services at, or close to, Katoomba Railway Station. 
Come Join the Ukulele FUN!
6 Feb 2018
Come Join the Ukulele FUN!
Following the roaring success of the Lithgow Library ukulele group, Portland Library will now be getting its very own ukulele group. 
Trains, Trams & Ts for the Roaring 20s Festival
5 Feb 2018
Trains, Trams & Ts for the Roaring 20s Festival
Valley Heights Railway Museum opens on Sunday 11 February as part of the Roaring 20s festival. 
Start Planning Now for Clean Up Australia Day 2018
4 Feb 2018
Start Planning Now for Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Now is the time to start planning for Clean Up Australia Day 2018. Visit the Clean Up Australia Day website to nominate a site, or volunteer at a site near you. 
Little Bang Discovery Club at Lithgow Library
4 Feb 2018
Little Bang Discovery Club at Lithgow Library
STEAM into Lithgow Library for Little Bang Discovery Club - a great introduction to science for preschoolers aged 3-5. 
Blue Mountains Musicians Support Micro Festival
3 Feb 2018
Blue Mountains Musicians Support Micro Festival
More than 300 performers have expressed an interest in participating in Katoomba Live and Local – a free multi-venue micro music festival. 
Have Your Say on Blaxland Masterplan
3 Feb 2018
Have Your Say on Blaxland Masterplan
Blue Mountains City Council has drafted a masterplan that sets out a vision to revitalise and renew Blaxland Town Centre to encourage people to visit and stay. The masterplan will guide future planning and development over the next 15-20 years. Masterplans assist Council to prioritise projects that enhance the function and appearance of town centres progressively, as funding becomes available. 
New Youth Mental Health Support for Lithgow
2 Feb 2018
New Youth Mental Health Support for Lithgow
Wentworth Healthcare welcomes the announcement made by the Federal Government today of additional funding to help support youth anxiety and depression. 
Laugh it up at The Joan in 2018
2 Feb 2018
Laugh it up at The Joan in 2018
From young guns to super stars – The Joan presents the funniest shows in town with a packed comedy calendar to bring you a year filled with laughter. 
Have Your Say on Modifications to Blue Mountains Tunnels for New Intercity Fleet
1 Feb 2018
Have Your Say on Modifications to Blue Mountains Tunnels for New Intercity Fleet
Liberal MP and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard has invited the community to have its say on proposed modifications to tunnels between Newnes Junction and Zig Zag Station on the Blue Mountains Line, essential work that will facilitate the introduction of the New Intercity Fleet trains between Sydney and Lithgow. 
Marrangaroo Masterplan – “blueprint for the future”
1 Feb 2018
Marrangaroo Masterplan – “blueprint for the future”
After months of planning and consultation, the Marrangaroo Masterplan and Draft Development Control Plan (DCP) are now on public exhibition. 
Statement from Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham
31 Jan 2018
Statement from Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham
“Nearly one million families, including almost 5,200 families in Macquarie, will benefit as a result of the Turnbull Government’s complete overhaul of the child care system. 
Save Money on Kids Sport with the NSW Govt. Active Kids Program
31 Jan 2018
Save Money on Kids Sport with the NSW Govt. Active Kids Program
The summer holidays are over, the kids are returning to school and it’s time to think about sport registrations. Sporting Clubs across the mountains are opening their registrations now. 
Secrets Through a Soundglass at The Joan
31 Jan 2018
Secrets Through a Soundglass at The Joan
Be prepared for a sonic adventure when The Joan presents the world premiere of Secrets Through a Soundglass on 24 February at 7.30pm. 
Back to School Reminder for Motorists
30 Jan 2018
Back to School Reminder for Motorists
The commencement of the first school term provides an opportunity to remind drivers to slow down and take care around school zones. 
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards Celebrated
30 Jan 2018
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards Celebrated
Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie welcomed new Australian citizens and celebrated the achievements of local individuals at Lithgow City Council’s Australia Day ceremony held at Eskbank House Museum on 26 January 2018. 
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in Blue Mountains
30 Jan 2018
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council recognised three local citizens for their outstanding contribution to the community and welcomed 24 residents as Australian citizens at the 2018 Blue Mountains Local Citizen of the Year Awards and Citizenship Ceremony held at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on 26 January 2018. 
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