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Archive - January 2017

Progress on the Glenbrook Intersection Upgrade
31 Jan 2017
Progress on the Glenbrook Intersection Upgrade
Upgrades to the Great Western Highway intersections at Hare and Ross streets in Glenbrook are a step closer with early surveying and geotechnical works underway. 
Budget-Friendly Back to School Nutrition
30 Jan 2017
Budget-Friendly Back to School Nutrition
As the new school year gets under way, parents around Australia are seeking opportunities to save on the cost of school lunches while still packing delicious fare kids love to eat. 
Hydro’s Majestic Valentine’s Day Serenade
30 Jan 2017
Hydro’s Majestic Valentine’s Day Serenade
Delectable food, an exquisite venue, a magical view and even love songs – all you have to do for Valentine’s Day at the Blue Mountains’ legendary hotel of love is provide the romance on Sunday, February 12. 
School Zones Back in Force after School Holidays
29 Jan 2017
School Zones Back in Force after School Holidays
Motorists are reminded that the 40 km per hour school zones will be back in force from Monday, 30th January, as students return from school holidays. 
Lithgow Library Reopens
29 Jan 2017
Lithgow Library Reopens
Lithgow Library will reopen on Monday 30 January 2017 at 9.00am after its two week closure for refurbishment. 
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in the Blue Mountains
28 Jan 2017
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council recognised three local citizens for their outstanding contribution to the community and welcomed over 50 residents as Australian citizens at the 2017 Blue Mountains Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony held at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Australia Day. 
A Dogfight that is Something to Sing About
28 Jan 2017
A Dogfight that is Something to Sing About
Local talent set to star in this premier musical in Darling Harbour. 
Temporary Closure of Lithgow Skate Park
28 Jan 2017
Temporary Closure of Lithgow Skate Park
Lithgow Skate Park will be temporarily closed to allow footings and posts to be installed for the new shade structures. 
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards for Lithgow LGA
27 Jan 2017
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards for Lithgow LGA
Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie welcomed six new Australian citizens and acknowledged Lithgow’s robust tradition of volunteer service at Lithgow City Council’s Australia Day ceremony at Eskbank House and Museum on the morning of Thursday 26 January 2017. 
Blue Mountains Electronic Duo Hermitude Ride Wave of Success as new Australian Open of Surfing Headerlines
27 Jan 2017
Blue Mountains Electronic Duo Hermitude Ride Wave of Success as new Australian Open of Surfing Headerlines
Blue Mountains electronic outfit Hermitude have just added another notch to their ever-growing list of achievements, with Australia’s biggest beach event – the Australian Open of Surfing – today announcing the duo as the headline act for its first free concert at Manly Beach on March 4. 
Funnel-Web Spider Bites Increase while Venom Supplies Diminish
26 Jan 2017
Funnel-Web Spider Bites Increase while Venom Supplies Diminish
Recent warm humid nights have encouraged spiders to be on the move and an increase in bites, particularly from deadly funnel-web spiders have been reported. 
Have Your Say on Future of Scenic Eastern Escarpment
26 Jan 2017
Have Your Say on Future of Scenic Eastern Escarpment
The Blue Mountains is fringed by stunning sandstone escarpments to its north, south, east and west. The southern escarpment is well known as a national and international tourist destination, hosting the Three Sisters, Echo Point along with popular lookouts, walking tracks and climbing and abseiling sites. 
Australia Day Public Holiday Garbage Collection - Blue Mountains and Lithgow
25 Jan 2017
Australia Day Public Holiday Garbage Collection - Blue Mountains and Lithgow
It will be business as usual on Australia Day for garbage and recycling services. 
Majestic Celebration for Year of the Rooster
25 Jan 2017
Majestic Celebration for Year of the Rooster
Respect your elders, celebrate the holidays and begin the Chinese New Year of the Rooster afresh with Asian street food, music, lanterns, lights and lions at the Hydro Majestic Hotel on Sunday, January 29. 
54 New Intern Doctors Welcomed to Nepean
24 Jan 2017
54 New Intern Doctors Welcomed to Nepean
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa yesterday welcomed the 54 new medical graduates who will undertake a year-long internship at Nepean hospital in 2017. 
Celebrate Australia Day 2017
22 Jan 2017
Celebrate Australia Day 2017
A great program of celebrations and events is planned across the Lithgow local government area to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday 26 January 2017. 
The Pigs Spring / Summer Tour at Hotel Gearin
21 Jan 2017
The Pigs Spring / Summer Tour at Hotel Gearin
As seen on Spicks and Specks and Australia’s Got Talent!

The Pigs are comin’ back to the Mountains. With some Mount'n music! 
Federal Member Encourages Mountains Residents to Visit Telstra Kiosk
20 Jan 2017
Federal Member Encourages Mountains Residents to Visit Telstra Kiosk
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has encouraged Mountains residents to attend the new Telstra pop-up kiosk at Katoomba Shopping Village running until Saturday. 
Step Back in Time at Lady Luck Festival This Weekend
20 Jan 2017
Step Back in Time at Lady Luck Festival This Weekend
The Lady Luck Festival was formed in 2009, created for the rockabilly and vintage enthusiasts, showcasing 'customs and culture' from the fabulous 1950's. 
A Trip Down Memory Lane - Starring PJ LANE (son of Don!)
18 Jan 2017
A Trip Down Memory Lane - Starring PJ LANE (son of Don!)
PJ Lane, the son of show business royalty Don Lane and a television star in his own right, heads to The Joan on Wednesday 25 January 2017 to tell the story of his father’s journey from old Vegas showrooms through to the golden years of Australian entertainment. 
Anzac Security Solutions Top Priority for Blue Mountains Agencies
17 Jan 2017
Anzac Security Solutions Top Priority for Blue Mountains Agencies
Confirmation of ANZAC Day marches going ahead in 2017 in the Blue Mountains follows a meeting yesterday of NSW Police, local RSL sub branches, Blue Mountains City Council, Roads & Maritime, RFS, and SES. 
Glow Worm Track, Wollemi National Park - Temporary Closure
17 Jan 2017
Glow Worm Track, Wollemi National Park - Temporary Closure
The Glow Worm Tunnel Track (between Glow Worm Tunnel Road carpark and junction of Pagoda Track) will be closed between the above dates to enable replacement of a pedestrian bridge. 
Majestic Dance Record Takeback
16 Jan 2017
Majestic Dance Record Takeback
Registrations are now open for time-travel dance lovers to put their most elegant foot forward to help reclaim a retro dance world record on Saturday, February 25, with the sass and chutzpah only the original Blue Mountains party palace exudes. 
Australia Day 2017 in Lithgow
15 Jan 2017
Australia Day 2017 in Lithgow
Australia Day activities in 2017 will focus on Eskbank House with other celebrations also arranged across the area. 
Let the Adventure Begin - A Journey in the Arts for Everyone
15 Jan 2017
Let the Adventure Begin - A Journey in the Arts for Everyone
The adventure begins! Come along and share in 2017’s entertainment at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest. Once again there is an extensive mix of outstanding arts across all genres along with collaborations and partnerships with leading performing arts companies and performances by local, international, renowned and rising artists. 
Lithgow City Council Summer Green Waste Collection
14 Jan 2017
Lithgow City Council Summer Green Waste Collection
Lithgow residents are encouraged to take advantage of the first greenwaste collection of the year scheduled for 30th January 2017. 
Hydro Majestic Serves Multicultural Face of Modern Australia
14 Jan 2017
Hydro Majestic Serves Multicultural Face of Modern Australia
Traditional dishes from exotic global locations infused with local flavours served by staff from around the world: the Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains represents the modern face and cuisine of Australia – as it has for more than a century. 
Mayoral Statement: Council Sets Record Straight on Anzac Day Marches in Blue Mountains
13 Jan 2017
Mayoral Statement: Council Sets Record Straight on Anzac Day Marches in Blue Mountains
Recent media reports relating to the cancellation of ANZAC Day marches in the Blue Mountains demand a response to set the record straight, particularly for the most important national day of remembrance and commemoration. 
Work Underway to Help Protect Australia from Bushfires
13 Jan 2017
Work Underway to Help Protect Australia from Bushfires
Bushfires are a fact of life in Australia and they can be devastating for the communities in its path. While our firefighters do a fantastic job, we all need to be ready. 
Advance Notice: Possible Power Interruptions for Lower Blue Mountains this Afternoon
12 Jan 2017
Advance Notice: Possible Power Interruptions for Lower Blue Mountains this Afternoon
Endeavour Energy is warning up to 1,700 electricity customers in Blaxland, East Blaxland, Glenbrook and Mount Riverview to prepare for possible loss of power this afternoon in order for crews to safely undertake permanent repairs to the substation cable damaged in last night’s fire. 
Council Pledges Support for ANZAC Tradition in the Blue Mountains
12 Jan 2017
Council Pledges Support for ANZAC Tradition in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council is pledging its support for the traditional Anzac Day marches across the Blue Mountains to proceed in 2017 to assist local RSL branches meet the crippling costs of new anti-terrorism security measures imposed by the NSW Government. 
Council Calls on State and Federal Governments to Cover Anzac Day Costs
12 Jan 2017
Council Calls on State and Federal Governments to Cover Anzac Day Costs
The Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, has responded to the cancellation of the Anzac Day marches across the Mountains due to the cost of traffic management and security measures imposed by the NSW government, saying, “The possible cancellation of ANZAC day marches is incredibly sad. It is a direct result of NSW government regulations. This is as upsetting to me as it will be to the community.” 
Fourwinds Live in Concert at the Metropole Guesthouse
12 Jan 2017
Fourwinds Live in Concert at the Metropole Guesthouse
“FourWinds deliver their tunes and songs with sublime musicianship and conviction, you can only love this band’s music” – Paddy Keenan 
Generous Support For Youth Council Christmas ‘Giving Tree’
6 Jan 2017
Generous Support For Youth Council Christmas ‘Giving Tree’
The Blue Mountains Youth Council worked with the community to collect 71 gifts through their Community Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ drive for 2016. 
Upgrade Work Complete On Stormwater Basins At Glenbrook Lagoon
6 Jan 2017
Upgrade Work Complete On Stormwater Basins At Glenbrook Lagoon
Upgrades to stormwater basins around Glenbrook Lagoon are now complete, with turtle homes and all. 
Light Years Ahead In Environmental Excellence
6 Jan 2017
Light Years Ahead In Environmental Excellence
Blue Mountains City Council has come away with three awards from the 2016 NSW Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards. 
Blue Mountians Best In The State - Family Day Care
6 Jan 2017
Blue Mountians Best In The State - Family Day Care
Blue Mountains Family Day Care recently won the NSW State award for best family day care service. This put them in the running to win the National award, which they just missed out on receiving the top honours for in November 2016. 
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