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Archive - September 2017

It’s On like Ping Pong in Lawson
30 Sep 2017
It’s On like Ping Pong in Lawson
Lawson is about to POPP with a new Public Outdoor Ping Pong table in the Lawson Town Centre provided by Blue Mountains City Council, in partnership with the Blue Mountains Youth Council and the Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. 
Volunteer Call Out for Lithgow Halloween 2017
30 Sep 2017
Volunteer Call Out for Lithgow Halloween 2017
Lithgow Halloween 2017 is back for a fifth year and Council is looking for volunteers to help deliver the event on Saturday, 28 October 2017. 
Sci–Fi LAB @ The Joan
30 Sep 2017
Sci–Fi LAB @ The Joan
Cult classic movie nights mixed with art and science exploring earth, space and the beyond! 
Level 3 Water Restrictions Now in Force for Lithgow City Council Consumers
29 Sep 2017
Level 3 Water Restrictions Now in Force for Lithgow City Council Consumers
At the recent council meeting held on 25th September 2017 Council resolved to increase the Level of water Restrictions from level 1 to Level 3. 
Armistice Day Centenary Grants
28 Sep 2017
Armistice Day Centenary Grants
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney and Minister for Defence, Marise Payne said the Australian Government has provided $50,000 in grant funding for local community commemorations throughout Lindsay and Macquarie to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018. 
Bells Road Bridge Repair – 4 October 2017
28 Sep 2017
Bells Road Bridge Repair – 4 October 2017
Remediation works will commence next week on the Bells Road bridge. 
Nepean Hospital Gears Up for Construction
27 Sep 2017
Nepean Hospital Gears Up for Construction
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa have announced the development application process had begun for the new clinical tower building at Nepean Hospital. 
Think Spring – Think Leura!
27 Sep 2017
Think Spring – Think Leura!
With a total of 11 magical gardens to visit, a marvellous music program and an even wider range of goods available at the plant sales centre, this year’s Leura Gardens Festival is not to be missed. 
Blackheath Golf Results - 20 September - 23 September 2017
26 Sep 2017
Blackheath Golf Results - 20 September - 23 September 2017
With Spring just around the corner, a reminder that our monthly “TIGER TEE” event will start on the last Wednesday in September. From then on, the course will be set up with a greater degree of difficulty for great prizes on the last Wednesday of every month throughout the daylight saving period. Entry will be only $20 for a chance at some great prizes. 
BMCC Optus Lease to Improve Mobile Coverage in Winmalee
26 Sep 2017
BMCC Optus Lease to Improve Mobile Coverage in Winmalee
Blue Mountains City Council agreed at its recent meeting to enter into a lease with Optus to co-locate their equipment on the existing Telstra Tower within Summerhayes Park, Winmalee, to help improve the mobile reception within the surrounding area. 
Worm Farm and Compost Community Workshops
26 Sep 2017
Worm Farm and Compost Community Workshops
Composting is one of the most effective ways to re-use organic materials and keep them out of landfill. Lithgow Council is offering FREE Community Workshops so the residents can learn the correct methods of organic recycling. 
Blue Mountains City Council Waterways Festival a Success
25 Sep 2017
Blue Mountains City Council Waterways Festival a Success
Wentworth Falls Lake was abuzz with all things water at Blue Mountains City Council’s Waterways Festival last Sunday. 
Mental Health Expo at Lithgow Library
25 Sep 2017
Mental Health Expo at Lithgow Library
Lithgow Council, in partnership with the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre, will be bringing all the pieces of the puzzle – mental, physical and spiritual – together to promote holistic health during Mental Health Month this October. 
NSW Teachers Retracing Steps of the Anzacs
24 Sep 2017
NSW Teachers Retracing Steps of the Anzacs
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Sport invites history teachers from across NSW to walk the battlefields and trenches of the Western Front as part of the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour. 
Recycling Has Never Been Cheaper in Lithgow
24 Sep 2017
Recycling Has Never Been Cheaper in Lithgow
Lithgow Council has reduced the cost of providing an additional recycling bin to residents. 
2018, Year Of The Rose: Tropfest Calls For Entries
23 Sep 2017
2018, Year Of The Rose: Tropfest Calls For Entries
Tropfest 2018 to focus on diversity and representation.

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia, is calling for entries, encouraging submissions from filmmakers that showcase Australia’s vibrancy and diversity. 
Halloween Themed School Holiday Program at Eskbank House and Museum
23 Sep 2017
Halloween Themed School Holiday Program at Eskbank House and Museum
Eskbank House and Museum will be running a Halloween themed school holiday program, including a workshop with Ludwina Roebuck and a drop-in craft session with Prue Mogg. 
Blue Mountains City Council to Trial Water Refill Stations
22 Sep 2017
Blue Mountains City Council to Trial Water Refill Stations
Blue Mountains City Council will enter into a partnership with Sydney Water to install eight water bubbler and refill stations to make tap water more accessible in popular public places. 
State Library of NSW Collection of WWI Drawings on Exhibition at Lithgow Library
22 Sep 2017
State Library of NSW Collection of WWI Drawings on Exhibition at Lithgow Library
It’s hard to imagine finding the ‘amusing’ side of war, however acclaimed World War One cartoonist Hal Eyre achieved this with his highly regarded satirical cartoons. This rarely seen view of the War will be on display at Lithgow Library Learning Centre from 29 September until 12 October in a free display of Eyre’s work, drawn from the State Library of NSW collection of 357 original drawings purchased in 1920. 
Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains National Park – Helicopter Operation
21 Sep 2017
Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains National Park – Helicopter Operation
Thursday 21st September 2017 – 6:00am to 10:00am 
Boxing Day Shopping Boost for Businesses and Shoppers
21 Sep 2017
Boxing Day Shopping Boost for Businesses and Shoppers
Penrith and Mulgoa businesses are set to benefit from a NSW Government decision to continue Boxing Day sales across NSW. 
Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) “Rocky’s Diner” Album Launch Tour at Baroque Room
21 Sep 2017
Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) “Rocky’s Diner” Album Launch Tour at Baroque Room
Sarah McLeod’s highly anticipated first solo release in 12 years ROCKY’S DINER is officially out. To celebrate, the multiple ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling artist has just announced the first run of dates on her massive national tour. The epic ROCKY’S DINER tour will run from October right through to November, and will showcase her newest work which marks a radical change of creative gears for Sarah. 
Centennial and Council Meet to Save Jobs with NSW Power Cuts Now a “Severe Risk”
20 Sep 2017
Centennial and Council Meet to Save Jobs with NSW Power Cuts Now a “Severe Risk”
Representatives from Centennial Coal and Lithgow’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor met yesterday in an effort to save jobs in the local coal mining and power generation industries with the Daily Telegraph reporting that there is now a “severe risk “of power cuts in NSW this summer. 
Estate Agent: Hydro Majestic Fuels Real Estate Interest in Blue Mountains
20 Sep 2017
Estate Agent: Hydro Majestic Fuels Real Estate Interest in Blue Mountains
Mark Foy’s "Palace in the wilderness" at Medlow Bath is a true icon that has helped lure Sydneysiders in search of a tree change, according to respected real estate agent John McGrath. 
Glenroy Cairn Monument to be Celebrated at Hartley District Progress Association’s Open Garden Event
19 Sep 2017
Glenroy Cairn Monument to be Celebrated at Hartley District Progress Association’s Open Garden Event
Lithgow City Council has completed the final stage of restoration work, undertaken by specialists from Rookwood Cemetery, to ensure the long-term protection of the Glenroy Cairn at Hartley. 
Community Invited to Plant a Tree to Save the Purple Copper Butterfly!
18 Sep 2017
Community Invited to Plant a Tree to Save the Purple Copper Butterfly!
Purple Copper Butterfly information and community planting day to be held on Saturday 23 September 2017. 
Airport Community Consultation Deeply Flawed
17 Sep 2017
Airport Community Consultation Deeply Flawed
An independent assessment has shown the Turnbull Government's community consultation for Badgerys Creek Airport is flawed. 
Into the Archives - Do you know these people?
17 Sep 2017
Into the Archives - Do you know these people?
Do you know these people?

Help us unravel the past and dig up the future! 
Hydro Jazzes Up Mountains Nightlife
16 Sep 2017
Hydro Jazzes Up Mountains Nightlife
Masterpieces performed by some of the finest operatic and classical music talent followed by the unique tones of the Steve Hunter Trio will help jazz up the Blue Mountains nightlife scene in time for summer from the end of the month. 
Funding Now Available for Anzac Community Projects
16 Sep 2017
Funding Now Available for Anzac Community Projects
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP). 
Cavalcade of Fashion Fabulous Fifties
15 Sep 2017
Cavalcade of Fashion Fabulous Fifties
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only…fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Channel 
Lithgow Ability Awards Nominations Open
15 Sep 2017
Lithgow Ability Awards Nominations Open
Thanks to a $2,000 grant from NSW Health and Ability Links, Council has been able to launch the region’s first Lithgow Ability Awards. 
Templeman Encourages Community to ask ‘R U OK?’
14 Sep 2017
Templeman Encourages Community to ask ‘R U OK?’
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, is encouraging people to ask a friend or relative if they are OK, on R U OK? Day, Thursday 14 September. 
Government Says Upper Mountains Stuck With Copper
14 Sep 2017
Government Says Upper Mountains Stuck With Copper
Residents of the upper mountains are set to be stuck with second-rate NBN for a long time with NBN confirming there is no plan to upgrade the copper Fibre to the Node. 
Giving More Than Just Smiles This Christmas
14 Sep 2017
Giving More Than Just Smiles This Christmas
With less then 2 weeks until 2017’s official community Christmas Drive commences, we thought it pertinent to provide you with exactly what is happening and what our community’s Domestic Violence, Homeless Community Warriors together with families facing unimaginable times ideally need this Christmas. Many hands do indeed make light work and ensures CHRISTMAS FOR ALL. 
Scenic World Bolsters Tourism Investment with New Skyway Upgrade
13 Sep 2017
Scenic World Bolsters Tourism Investment with New Skyway Upgrade
Scenic World is strengthening its commitment to the tourism industry with a three million dollar upgrade of the Scenic Skyway, in a move that will improve the visitor experience and consolidate Scenic World’s position as a world class tourism attraction. 
Worlds Fastest Violinist - Morning Melodies at The Joan
12 Sep 2017
Worlds Fastest Violinist - Morning Melodies at The Joan
Beyond the Danube is a spectacular show featuring a combination of international guest artists, musicians of the highest acclaim and led by the world’s fastest violinist, Vov Dylan, in a show that will delight fans of classical and popular music of all ages. 
Cycling in Lithgow - Guest Speaker History Event and Forum
11 Sep 2017
Cycling in Lithgow - Guest Speaker History Event and Forum
Lithgow Library is extending History Week into a Pop History Month in September 2017 with a display of vintage racing bicycles and racing memorabilia belonging to Clive Laing, vintage bicycles from the collection of Ian Rufus and a display of Pop Culture collectables belonging to library staff. 
Spoken Four – Some of the World’s Best Slam Poets Head to Penrith
10 Sep 2017
Spoken Four – Some of the World’s Best Slam Poets Head to Penrith
Philip Wilcox (Aus) + Ian Keteku (Canada) + Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa (Aus) + Arielle Cottingham (USA) + DJ 
Roads Re-Sealing – September 2017
10 Sep 2017
Roads Re-Sealing – September 2017
Works will commence on the bitumen reseal of four rural roads within the Lithgow Local Government Area next week. 
Talisman Brings Contemporary Edge to Everglades
9 Sep 2017
Talisman Brings Contemporary Edge to Everglades
The art deco curves of Everglades Historic House & Gardens will be given a contemporary edge when metal artist Ron Fitzpatrick displays his distinctive garden art at the Blue Mountains heritage property this month and next. 
Council Supports PM’s Stance on Liddell. But asks “What about Mt Piper?”
9 Sep 2017
Council Supports PM’s Stance on Liddell. But asks “What about Mt Piper?”
Lithgow Council’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor have come out in support of efforts regarding extending the life of the Liddell Power station in NSW and have called for discussions between both Federal and State governments with the owners of the Mt Piper power generation facility, Energy Australia. 
Funding to Support Community Volunteers in NSW
8 Sep 2017
Funding to Support Community Volunteers in NSW
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced $250,000 for training community volunteers to provide assistance when disasters strike. 
Easing the Cost of Living for Households and Small Business
8 Sep 2017
Easing the Cost of Living for Households and Small Business
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that the nation’s most comprehensive energy relief package will ease the cost of living for eligible households and small businesses. 
Local Youth Encouraged to Apply for the NSW Youth Advisory Council
7 Sep 2017
Local Youth Encouraged to Apply for the NSW Youth Advisory Council
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently announced applications for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are now open. 
Sculpture at Scenic World Call for Submissions Open
7 Sep 2017
Sculpture at Scenic World Call for Submissions Open
Submissions are now open for the seventh annual Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition, with an increased prize pool totalling over $30,000. 
Modernism in the Garden Free Garden Talk
6 Sep 2017
Modernism in the Garden Free Garden Talk
Margo’s garden in spring!
Emu Island – Modernism in Place 
Celebrating 40 Years of Serving the Community
6 Sep 2017
Celebrating 40 Years of Serving the Community
Did you know that Springwood Neighbourhood Centre has been serving our local community for 40 years? To celebrate, come along and join the fun at our Centre in Springwood on Sunday, 17 September 2017 between 10am and 2pm. 
Lithgow City Council Receives a Surge in Development Applications
5 Sep 2017
Lithgow City Council Receives a Surge in Development Applications
A high number of Development and Construction Applications are currently being processed by Lithgow City Council. 
Council Receives Heritage Grant for Historic Cox’s Road Project
5 Sep 2017
Council Receives Heritage Grant for Historic Cox’s Road Project
Blue Mountains City Council has been successful in receiving a $10,000 grant from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage to develop a conservation management strategy for remnant sections of the historic Cox’s Road in Linden. Council will also be contributing at least $15,000 towards the development of the strategy. 
Quiz for Timor - Trivia with a Twist
4 Sep 2017
Quiz for Timor - Trivia with a Twist
If hiking isn’t really your thing, why not join the trivia equivalent of Trekking for Timor in the Blue Mountains, at The Quiz for Timor on Saturday 16 September. 
Council Receives Positive End of Year Report Card
3 Sep 2017
Council Receives Positive End of Year Report Card
Blue Mountains City Council has welcomed the positive report card for the 2016-17 financial year, marking the completion of the Council’s four-year Delivery Program 2013-2017. Notable achievements include the delivery of major projects, improved services and finishing the term in a strong financial position, including being declared Fit for the Future by the NSW State Government. 
Successful Grant Funding for Hassan’s Walls Reserve
3 Sep 2017
Successful Grant Funding for Hassan’s Walls Reserve
Council has received $30,000 through the Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) for environmental works in Hassan’s Walls Reserve. 
Jenolan's New Cave Tour - Chifley's Secret Chambers
2 Sep 2017
Jenolan's New Cave Tour - Chifley's Secret Chambers
Chifley's Secret Chambers is a tour steeped in history. 
Out of the Shadows and Into the Light at this Year’s World Suicide Prevention Day
2 Sep 2017
Out of the Shadows and Into the Light at this Year’s World Suicide Prevention Day
Lithgow City Council invites you to join us as we walk Out of the Shadows and into the Light at this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. 
Free Entry for Dads and Rides with the Driver!
2 Sep 2017
Free Entry for Dads and Rides with the Driver!
Following last year's successful day out at Valley Heights, the Museum is repeating all the wonderful treats for Dads on Sunday 3rd September. 
A Very Kransky Christmas at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
1 Sep 2017
A Very Kransky Christmas at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos. 
A Thousand Petals - Photographic Exhibition by Leonarda Kovačić
1 Sep 2017
A Thousand Petals - Photographic Exhibition by Leonarda Kovačić
A Thousand Petals is the 13th solo exhibition by Dr Leonarda Kovačić, Katoomba-based photographic artist, historian, tutor, lecturer and curator. The exhibition is inspired by Buddhist cosmology which describes the Buddha's pure realm as a celestial abode full of light, lotus flowers and other beautiful things, in which each lotus flower petal multiplies into thousands of new thousand-petaled flowers. 
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