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Archive - July 2017

Sunday Sessions at The Hub presents The Catholics
31 Jul 2017
Sunday Sessions at The Hub presents The Catholics
Sunday Sessions is a sensational new live music program presented by the Blue Mountains Theatre and Live At The Village, showcasing original music from exceptional artists. Sunday Sessions launches 13 August with an outstanding set from acclaimed jazz ensemble, The catholics. 
My Friend The Chocolate Cake - The Revival Meeting
30 Jul 2017
My Friend The Chocolate Cake - The Revival Meeting
Blue Mountains Theatre serves up a delicious musical treat with My Friend The Chocolate Cake as they launch their new album, The Revival Meeting. 
Julia Gillard Plants 27th Tree in Prime Ministers' Corridor Of Oaks
29 Jul 2017
Julia Gillard Plants 27th Tree in Prime Ministers' Corridor Of Oaks
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, welcomed the former Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard, on Thursday at the Prime Ministers' Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge for her official tree planting among a crowd of 300 on a perfect winter's day. 
Community Consideration for Grant Applications
29 Jul 2017
Community Consideration for Grant Applications
Mayor, Cr Stephen Lesslie has called an Extra Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on Wednesday 2 August at 7pm in the Council Chambers to give the community the opportunity to support and assist with any application lodged for consideration. 
New App Provides a Vision for Station’s Future
28 Jul 2017
New App Provides a Vision for Station’s Future
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced that a new, free app which provides customers with a virtual tour of the new look Penrith Station is now available. 
Mallard Opens International Congress of Speleology at Penrith
28 Jul 2017
Mallard Opens International Congress of Speleology at Penrith
Member of the Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MLC officially opened the 17th Congress of the International Union of Speleology at Penrith Panthers on the 24th of July. He welcomed 450 delegates from 45 countries around the world including 140 delegates from Australia. 
Stu Hunter: the migration This Sunday at the Joan!
28 Jul 2017
Stu Hunter: the migration This Sunday at the Joan!
Extend your weekend with some edgy, Winter jazz. Come along to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre this Sunday for a lazy afternoon of sinuous melody, exotic texture, hard grooves and challenge your idea of traditional jazz with Stu Hunter: the migration. 
Stronger Communities Grants Opening
27 Jul 2017
Stronger Communities Grants Opening
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has opened applications to community organisations and local governments for grants of up to $20,000. 
“Operation Cat Complete”
27 Jul 2017
“Operation Cat Complete”
The discount Cat Desexing Program for Cat owners with Health-Care Cards and Pensioners is now finished and has been declared a success. 
Hold Onto Your Noses Penrith!
27 Jul 2017
Hold Onto Your Noses Penrith!
Stink Stank Stunk? I don't know but Mr Stink did!

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6 – 12 plus years and their adults! Mr Stink is more than just a kid’s story, it is multi-layered and a valuable experience for parents and children of all ages. 
Scenic World Gives Back With New Philanthropic Program
26 Jul 2017
Scenic World Gives Back With New Philanthropic Program
Scenic World has launched a new philanthropic program as part of the attraction’s ongoing effort to support the Blue Mountains and create a lasting impact that improves lives locally. 
Industry Award Win for Echoes
26 Jul 2017
Industry Award Win for Echoes
The chic Echoes Restaurant at Katoomba added another gong to its extensive trophy cabinet after taking home Restaurant of the Year (Mid-Range-Superior Hotels) at the 2017 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) Awards on July 21. 
Julia Gillard to Plant Tree in Prime Ministers’ Corridor of Oaks
26 Jul 2017
Julia Gillard to Plant Tree in Prime Ministers’ Corridor of Oaks
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, will welcome former Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, to the Blue Mountains on Thursday 27 July for the traditional tree planting in the Prime Ministers’ Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge. 
Blue Mountains and Blacktown Unite Against Badgerys Creek
25 Jul 2017
Blue Mountains and Blacktown Unite Against Badgerys Creek
The Mayors of two of western Sydney’s largest councils – the City of Blue Mountains and Blacktown City Council vowed to keep fighting to protect their residents and ratepayers from the impacts of Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. 
The Great Smartphone Debate: Is Your Child Ready for a Mobile?
25 Jul 2017
The Great Smartphone Debate: Is Your Child Ready for a Mobile?
It seems as though kids are getting their first mobile phones earlier and earlier these days, some even during preschool *. But no two kids are the same and although some youngsters may own their own smartphone before the age of 10, others aren’t getting theirs till they’re well into their teens. 
Civic Event: Prime Minisiters’ Corridor of Oaks - Faulconbridge
24 Jul 2017
Civic Event: Prime Minisiters’ Corridor of Oaks - Faulconbridge
The Blue Mountains community is invited to attend the Official Tree Planting by the Hon. Julia Gillard at the Prime Ministers’ Corridor of Oaks, Jackson Park, Faulconbridge. This civic event is hosted by the Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill. 
The Penrith Community Kitchen Needs Your Help
24 Jul 2017
The Penrith Community Kitchen Needs Your Help
The Penrith Community kitchen feeds approximately 500-800 people each week in the local Penrith kitchen at the back of the PCYC hall, giving any underprivileged or homeless person a home cooked hot lunch and perhaps a takeaway meal. 
Penrith Community Recycling Centre Opens
23 Jul 2017
Penrith Community Recycling Centre Opens
Member of the Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MLC officially opened the Penrith Community Recycling Centre as part of the Government's 'Waste Less, Recycle More’ initiative on the 20th of July. 
Blue Love - Shaun Parker & Company
23 Jul 2017
Blue Love - Shaun Parker & Company
The Joan is bringing award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker to Penrith to present Blue Love, a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. This quirky, character-based work combines multi-media with physical theatre and comedy. It’s accessible, challenging and enormously entertaining. 
Reminder Reducing Winter Air Pollution
22 Jul 2017
Reminder Reducing Winter Air Pollution
With winter well and truly in full swing now is the time for Blue Mountains and Lithgow residents to monitor their winter smoke pollution and ensure their fires are burning correctly. 
National Family History Month
21 Jul 2017
National Family History Month
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will present a photographic display and a morning of Family History discussions to celebrate National Family History Month during August. 
"Make Your Mark" at Springwood Art Show
21 Jul 2017
"Make Your Mark" at Springwood Art Show
Artists, photographers, sculptors, woodturners and craftspeople have been invited to "Make your mark" on the Blue Mountains arts scene by submitting work to the 41st Springwood Art Show in August. 
Council Moves on Economic Development
20 Jul 2017
Council Moves on Economic Development
Council at its meeting last Monday has placed Economic Development and Financial Management as major priorities, refocusing resources into two new Divisions, “Finance and Assets” and “Economic Development and Environment”. 
Campaign to Bring King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard to the Biggest Little Town in Australia
20 Jul 2017
Campaign to Bring King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard to the Biggest Little Town in Australia
Hundreds of Blue Mountains locals are banding together to campaign for well known Australian band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard to come to Katoomba. 
Immunisation Rates in Nepean Blue Mountains Among Australia’s Best
20 Jul 2017
Immunisation Rates in Nepean Blue Mountains Among Australia’s Best
Immunisation rates in the Nepean Blue Mountains region are amongst the highest in Australia particularly among two year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, according a government report released last month. 
Blue Mountains Swampcare Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
19 Jul 2017
Blue Mountains Swampcare Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
The 10 year anniversary of Blue Mountains City Council’s Swampcare and Save our Swamps Program was celebrated at a Swamp Symposium recently that highlighted the significant and award-winning achievements of swamp restoration in the Blue Mountains. 
Voting Now Open for People’s Choice Award 2017
19 Jul 2017
Voting Now Open for People’s Choice Award 2017
Voting is now open for the popular BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s Choice Award as part of the 2017 Blue Mountains Business Awards. Our community can once again show their appreciation for their favourite local businesses. 
Shared Maintenance of Emergency Access Emma Pd
18 Jul 2017
Shared Maintenance of Emergency Access Emma Pd
Blue Mountains City Council will take responsibility for ongoing maintenance for its section of the perimeter road adjoining Emma Parade Winmalee that serves as emergency access behind nearby homes. 
Blue Mountains Roller Derby Encourages You to be Your Own Hero!
16 Jul 2017
Blue Mountains Roller Derby Encourages You to be Your Own Hero!
The NSW roller derby community will converge on Katoomba Aquatic Centre on Sunday 30th July. 
Update on Enforcement of Hazelbrook Dog Attack
15 Jul 2017
Update on Enforcement of Hazelbrook Dog Attack
A Media Statement was issued today by the Mayor of the Blue Mountains City Council, Cr Mark Greenhill, with an update on the Hazelbrook dog attack of Thursday 6 June. 
Lawson Iconic Building Reopening
14 Jul 2017
Lawson Iconic Building Reopening
The Blue Mountains community is excitedly looking forward to celebrating the reopening of Lawson Mechanics Institute on Saturday 22 July from 11 am – 1pm. The event will take place in this refurbished historic building, at 284 Great Western Highway. 
Vocalocity Elite Vocal Ensemble Singing for their Supper!
13 Jul 2017
Vocalocity Elite Vocal Ensemble Singing for their Supper!
A Fundraising Concert to help send a talented young choir from the Blue Mountains to The Australian National Eisteddfod in Canberra. 
New Hillbilly Cider Shed Just Apples
12 Jul 2017
New Hillbilly Cider Shed Just Apples
Hillbillies at heart can escape the big smoke and experience nature for real at the newly opened Hillbilly Cider Shed in the heart of Bilpin apple country. 
Blue Mountains City Council are Calling for Your Thoughts on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan
11 Jul 2017
Blue Mountains City Council are Calling for Your Thoughts on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Blue Mountains City Council would like help to make the City of Blue Mountains a better place for people living with disability to live, work and visit by helping to develop a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). 
BMCC Declares Dogs Involved in Thursday's Attack as Dangerous
10 Jul 2017
BMCC Declares Dogs Involved in Thursday's Attack as Dangerous
On Friday 7th July, the Blue Mountains City Council issued a notice of intention to declare the two dogs, involved in an attack on a small girl at Hazelbrook, as dangerous dogs under the Companion Animals Act. 
Upgrades to Continue at the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre
9 Jul 2017
Upgrades to Continue at the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Ms Alison James, President of the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre (BMCAC) to view their kitchen upgrades and announce additional funding of $10,000 for continuation of the centre's refurbishment. 
Two Metro Greenspace Grants Awarded to Blue Mountains City
8 Jul 2017
Two Metro Greenspace Grants Awarded to Blue Mountains City
Blue Mountains City has secured NSW Government funding of just over $818,000 to extend the Great Blue Mountains Trail (from Leura Cascades to Kiah Lookout, Katoomba) as well as reserve trails at Knapsack Reserve, Glenbrook. 
This Winter Step into the World of Australian Artist Richard Goodwin
7 Jul 2017
This Winter Step into the World of Australian Artist Richard Goodwin
Navigator, brings together select artworks, sculptures, drawings and models produced over the past 25 years. 
Adopt a Pet
6 Jul 2017
Adopt a Pet
Thinking of introducing a New Pet to the Family?

Lithgow Animal Shelter is always looking for responsible animal lovers to give homeless cats and dogs a new home. 
Western Sydney Airport Community Forum – 23 July 2017
6 Jul 2017
Western Sydney Airport Community Forum – 23 July 2017
The Mayors of the City of Blue Mountains and City of Blacktown, united in their view of the planned Western Sydney Airport, will host a community forum on 23 July 2017. 
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards – April/May 2017 Winners
5 Jul 2017
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards – April/May 2017 Winners
The winners of the LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards for the month of April and May 2017 have been announced by Lithgow City Council. 
Council Adopts “Sustainable Blue Mountains Together” Plans
4 Jul 2017
Council Adopts “Sustainable Blue Mountains Together” Plans
Following extensive community consultation and research, Blue Mountains City Council has adopted its suite of corporate plans which set out the Council’s commitment for the next 4 and 10 year terms. 
Carbon Abatement Action Plan
3 Jul 2017
Carbon Abatement Action Plan
Blue Mountains City Council’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 20% over the next 5 years is on track, after targets for 2017-18 were endorsed at the recent Council meeting. 
Have Your Say on DiPS Strategy
2 Jul 2017
Have Your Say on DiPS Strategy
Blue Mountains City Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the draft strategy for Dogs in Public Spaces (DiPS), currently on public exhibition, whether they have a dog or not. 
Once in a Life Time Experience: Sit on Stage with the Performer at The Joan
2 Jul 2017
Once in a Life Time Experience: Sit on Stage with the Performer at The Joan
The Summit – Richard Bonynge Fine Music Series – is the pinnacle of fine music at The Joan. This July be sure not to miss Andrey Gugnin, the winner of the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition. 
Are You Up For The Challenge to Go Plastic Free this July?
1 Jul 2017
Are You Up For The Challenge to Go Plastic Free this July?
Australians produce vast amounts of landfil every year by purchasing products packaged in plastic when there are alternatives available that are kinder to the earth. Almost every piece of plastic ever produced is still around, and can take hundreds of years to degrade. By making some simple changes, we can make a difference. 
Tax Tips to Help you Save Time and Money this EOFY
1 Jul 2017
Tax Tips to Help you Save Time and Money this EOFY
The end of financial year has slowly crept up on us, conjuring up a mixture of panic, dread and disinterest for the tedious tax task ahead. 
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