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Archive - June 2017

Stu Hunter - a rising jazz star!
30 Jun 2017
Stu Hunter - a rising jazz star!
Multi award winning Australian composer, producer and pianist Stu Hunter is a genre-defying musician who has worked with a huge cross section of artists and has appeared on over 120 music releases worldwide. His music is described as intensely emotional and humanely intelligent which often engenders a highly visual response in the listener. A true original. – Radio National. 
Carnality, Cruelty and Corsets Thérèse Raquin
29 Jun 2017
Carnality, Cruelty and Corsets Thérèse Raquin
Adapted from the Emile Zola novel by Gary Abrahams. A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production.

An unhappy wife. A self-centred husband. A passionate affair that sparks a desperate desire to end the marriage. What sounds like a modern day melodrama is in fact an adaption of French writer Emile Zola’s 1873 gothic thriller Thérèse Raquin. The situations in the play are indeed timeless.
 
Community Building Partnership Program 2017 Now Open
28 Jun 2017
Community Building Partnership Program 2017 Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages not-for-profit groups and local councils to apply for funding requests through the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. 
NAIDOC in the Mountains 2017
27 Jun 2017
NAIDOC in the Mountains 2017
The 2017 National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) in the Mountains will see Blue Mountains City Council, the Aboriginal Advisory Council and the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre (ACRC) host a range of events for the duration of July. 
Business Awards Season is Upon Us - Applications Open July 4!
26 Jun 2017
Business Awards Season is Upon Us - Applications Open July 4!
The Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber outlined that competition is gearing up for the annual Blue Mountains Business Awards which open on 4th July. The Awards are open to all businesses based and operating in the region and is free while providing an excellent opportunity for businesses to showcase their unique abilities and be rewarded at a Gala Awards Dinner October 20th at the Fairmont Resort Leura. 
Emily Loves to Bounce by Patch Theatre
25 Jun 2017
Emily Loves to Bounce by Patch Theatre
Meet Henry, Amy, Emily and Patricia and their whimsical world of balls and boxes! 
Jamison Valley Image and Yellow Rock Resident Take Out Two of the Top Spots in #ILoveNSW Competition
24 Jun 2017
Jamison Valley Image and Yellow Rock Resident Take Out Two of the Top Spots in #ILoveNSW Competition
Destination NSW recently called upon Australia to showcase NSW's unique regions and experiences by snapping, filming and sharing their work on social media, using hastag ILoveNSW, to show what they love most about the State. 
Lithgow’s War on Waste
23 Jun 2017
Lithgow’s War on Waste
Recycling Bin Inspection Program Highlighted Recycling on the Right Track 
Local Health Provider Selected to Operate After Hours Clinic
23 Jun 2017
Local Health Provider Selected to Operate After Hours Clinic
Following an open tender process, a local healthcare service provider has been appointed to manage and operate an after hours clinic in the Penrith region to replace the current Nepean After Hours GP Clinic located at Nepean Hospital. 
Temporary Closure of Evans Lookout Blackheath
22 Jun 2017
Temporary Closure of Evans Lookout Blackheath
Evans Lookout, Blackheath – Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June 2017 
Cows Return to Emu Plains
22 Jun 2017
Cows Return to Emu Plains
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced recently that a cattle herd has arrived at the Emu Plains Correctional Centre. 
Looking for a Place to Go and Unwind? Friday Night Lights – Karl-Christoph
22 Jun 2017
Looking for a Place to Go and Unwind? Friday Night Lights – Karl-Christoph
Karl-Christoph is a singer/songwriter who has spent the last eight years honing his sound and craft, busking and playing shows throughout Australia. He has received Triple J airplay and has supported artists such as Matt Corby and Bec Sandridge. His songwriting captivates you as you find yourself tangled up in the lyrics wondering where his soulful voice will take you next. 
Lifts Open at Wentworth Falls Station
21 Jun 2017
Lifts Open at Wentworth Falls Station
Member of the Legislative Council the Hon. Shayne Mallard MLC recently announced that customers will be able to benefit from the new lifts at Wentworth Falls Station in the coming weeks with a temporary generator to be installed whilst the power supply is upgraded. 
The Woodford Academy Presents ‘Ephemeral Threads’
21 Jun 2017
The Woodford Academy Presents ‘Ephemeral Threads’
The Woodford Academy is very proud to present ‘Ephemeral Threads’ a collaborative sensory and tactile exhibition by Academy ‘Artist in Residence’ floral artist Edith Pass & Blue Mountains photographer Jennifer Leahy for our upcoming open days on Saturday 1, 15 July & 19 August. 
Afternoons Tonight! with James Valentine
20 Jun 2017
Afternoons Tonight! with James Valentine
ABC’s hilarious radio show – but after dark! And in a theatre”

James Valentine returns to the Blue Mountains Theatre with his wildly funny live show on Saturday 19 August.
 
The Wolf is Coming to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
19 Jun 2017
The Wolf is Coming to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre welcomes the arrival of CoisCéim Dance Theatre and their wondrous children’s show - The Wolf and Peter - to Penrith for four enthralling shows. 
Morning Melodies - Showstoppers
18 Jun 2017
Morning Melodies - Showstoppers
Nathan Foley, Joey Fimmano, Belinda Marks and the Greg Hooper Trio

“Come on and reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock and roll”
 
Join Stuart Ayres to Support an Accessibility Boost at Glenbrook Station
18 Jun 2017
Join Stuart Ayres to Support an Accessibility Boost at Glenbrook Station
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced that planning will start on an accessibility upgrade at Glenbrook Station following a further $200 million commitment by Premier Gladys Bereijiklian to the Transport Access Program. 
Mountains Hosts Legend of Slam Poetry – One Night Only
17 Jun 2017
Mountains Hosts Legend of Slam Poetry – One Night Only
Blue Mountains City Library will host Miles Merrill, the legend of Slam Poetry in Australia, during his visit to the Blue Mountains for one night only on Thursday 22 June for the Blue Mountains Heats of the Australian Poetry Slam at Katoomba Library. Originally from Chicago, the birthplace of Poetry Slams, Miles introduced the Slam to Australia in 1996 and his commitment has seen it become a major event held across the country every year. 
A Light is Set to Shine this July in the Mountains
17 Jun 2017
A Light is Set to Shine this July in the Mountains
Local performer, Uma Dobia is set to take the stage in her own one night only show and album launch. Hailing from Hazelbrook, Uma and has been performing in musicals since she was a student at Blaxland High school. It was there she had her first leading role as Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde. 
"Operation Cat" Continues
16 Jun 2017
"Operation Cat" Continues
The discount Cat De-sexing Program for Health-Care Card Holders and Pensioners provided by Lithgow Council through the sponsorship of the Cat Protection Society is continuing. 
Life Saving Defibrillators for Sports Clubs
16 Jun 2017
Life Saving Defibrillators for Sports Clubs
Spectators and players at community sports clubs will benefit from the statewide rollout of defibrillators announced on Thursday by NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Sports Minister Stuart Ayres. 
Ruby Productions Presents "Stepping Out"
16 Jun 2017
Ruby Productions Presents "Stepping Out"
This is a boisterous comedy about the attempts of working class amateurs trying to overcome their inhibitions and two left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. 
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah Call for Expressions of Interest - Food and Beverage Vendors
15 Jun 2017
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah Call for Expressions of Interest - Food and Beverage Vendors
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (BMBG) will celebrate its 30 Birthday in 2017. A fantastic program of events has been developed to help celebrate this milestone! 
Mayor Urges NSW Government to Approve Residential Character Zone
14 Jun 2017
Mayor Urges NSW Government to Approve Residential Character Zone
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, is urging the NSW Government to honour its long standing commitment to introduce the R6 Residential Character land use zone to the Blue Mountains Local Environment Plan, also known as LEP 2015. 
Garguree Swampcare Wins Indigenous Land Management Award
13 Jun 2017
Garguree Swampcare Wins Indigenous Land Management Award
A local volunteer group in The Gully Katoomba – Garguree Swampcare – has won the prestigious regional Indigenous Land Management Landcare Award from the Greater Sydney Local Land Service recognising the core indigenous ecological practise and philosophy of ‘Connecting to Country’. 
The Coconut Kids Blue Mountains Tour live in Concert at Katoomba
12 Jun 2017
The Coconut Kids Blue Mountains Tour live in Concert at Katoomba
Next month sees a new collaboration between Blue Mountains live music provider Fusion Boutique and community space Junction 142. Fusion Boutique will present Adelaide based French inspired Quirk-folk act 'The Coconut Kids', who are touring to perform at the Bello Winter Festival, along with local favourites 'Belle Jar' on Sunday 2nd July from 6pm in the Uniting Church 142 Katoomba St, Katoomba. Junction 142 is a family and dance friendly space. 
Bad Roads Harder to Fix Under Budget
11 Jun 2017
Bad Roads Harder to Fix Under Budget
Funding to fix bad road trouble-spots in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury will be harder to secure following cuts revealed in the recent Federal Budget.

Susan Templeman, Member for Macquarie, says that it’s disappointing that cuts were made to this vital program which saves lives on NSW roads. 
Woodford to Glenbrook Mountain Bike Trail, Blue Mountains National Park – Maintenance Work
10 Jun 2017
Woodford to Glenbrook Mountain Bike Trail, Blue Mountains National Park – Maintenance Work
Wednesday 14th June 2017 to Friday 30th June 2017
Maintenance work will be taking place on the lower section of the Woodford to Glenbrook Mountain Bike Tail. 
New Blaxland Rural Fire Station Approved
10 Jun 2017
New Blaxland Rural Fire Station Approved
Blue Mountains City Council is making significant progress with the Rural Fire Service program to upgrade or rebuild a number of fire brigade stations in the Blue Mountains. 
Mobile Phone Bill Shock is So Regular That We Don't Even Notice It
9 Jun 2017
Mobile Phone Bill Shock is So Regular That We Don't Even Notice It
Australians are numb to huge phone bills, but it’s not hard to save on your mobile spend. 
Black American Civil Rights, and Jackie Kennedy, First Lady and Fashion
8 Jun 2017
Black American Civil Rights, and Jackie Kennedy, First Lady and Fashion
Public Forum - Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest
18 June, 2pm - 5pm
 
Lithgow Garbage & Recycling Services Over the June Long Weekend
7 Jun 2017
Lithgow Garbage & Recycling Services Over the June Long Weekend
It will be business as usual over the June Long Weekend period for garbage and recycling services. 
The 7 Stages of Grieving. Theatre That Makes You Feel. A Wise and Powerful Play About the Hope of Reconciliation
7 Jun 2017
The 7 Stages of Grieving. Theatre That Makes You Feel. A Wise and Powerful Play About the Hope of Reconciliation
Before Deborah Mailman became one of Australia’s most-loved performers (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Sapphires, The Secret Life of Us), she and Wesley Enoch wrote The 7 Stages of Grieving after the death of his grandmother. The two melded personal grief and history with national grief and history and the result was a one-person show that has achieved national success and become one of Australia’s most vital pieces of work. 
Yulefest Flavours in The Blue Mountains
6 Jun 2017
Yulefest Flavours in The Blue Mountains
Festive flavours, toasty fires and cheery decorations will create a warming oasis within the grandest of the grand hotels of the Blue Mountains this Yulefest. 
Pink Mountains Youth to Host The Glitter Gala
6 Jun 2017
Pink Mountains Youth to Host The Glitter Gala
The June Long Weekend has been a special time for the LGBTQI community of the Blue Mountains for decades. In addition to the already well established events, Pink Mountains Youth will host the second annual dance party for young LGBTQISSA+ people from the Blue Mountains on Sunday June 11 at Katoomba. 
Waste 2 Art Features Superb Lyrebird to Reduce Soft Plastics
4 Jun 2017
Waste 2 Art Features Superb Lyrebird to Reduce Soft Plastics
The Blue Mountains Waste 2 Art community project ‘Mimicry Bird’ came to life last week at the Springwood Growers market as a group of local residents created a well-known bushland mascot, the Superb Lyrebird from discarded plastic waste. 
All Aboard the Penrith Express
3 Jun 2017
All Aboard the Penrith Express
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the news that Penrith customers will have more express services and more seats when travelling to the Blue Mountains, Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. 
Blue Mountains City Council Upgrade of Historic Lawson Hall Complete
2 Jun 2017
Blue Mountains City Council Upgrade of Historic Lawson Hall Complete
Blue Mountains City Council has completed the finishing touches on the upgrade of Lawson Hall which can now accommodate larger groups in the much loved multi purpose venue. 
Winners of the 2017 Waste 2 Art Competition Announced
2 Jun 2017
Winners of the 2017 Waste 2 Art Competition Announced
Winners of the Waste 2 Art competition were announced by the Mayor Councillor Lesslie at the official opening on Friday 19th May at Eskbank House and Museum. 
Free Seminars at Business Expo
1 Jun 2017
Free Seminars at Business Expo
An added attraction at this year’s Blue Mountains Business Expo on June 7 will be six free 30 minute seminars relating to business. All will be presented by local business people with extensive experience in their fields. 
Refugee Week @ Lithgow Library
1 Jun 2017
Refugee Week @ Lithgow Library
Refugee Week 2017 from 18-24th June is a time when Australia celebrates the contribution of those who have come to Australia as refugees and people seeking asylum. 
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