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Archive - October 2017

Stepping in the Footsteps of Pioneers to Restore Century Old Track
31 Oct 2017
Stepping in the Footsteps of Pioneers to Restore Century Old Track
One of Australia’s oldest bushwalking tracks officially reopened on the weekend after an almost decade long restoration worth $4.8 million. 
Amanda Keller’s Scary Night Out in the Blue Mountains!
31 Oct 2017
Amanda Keller’s Scary Night Out in the Blue Mountains!
Amanda Keller joined local Ghost Tour Operator Paranormal Pete recently, to film part of the Halloween Special for The Living Room, visiting some of the most haunted areas of the Blue Mountains in and around Hartley. 
New Playground in Glenbrook Park Coming Soon
31 Oct 2017
New Playground in Glenbrook Park Coming Soon
Blue Mountains City Council has started construction on the new junior playground in Glenbrook Park which will offer new, inclusive play equipment and seating in a shady landscaped setting. 
Have Your Say on the Future of Parks, Pools and Play
30 Oct 2017
Have Your Say on the Future of Parks, Pools and Play
Blue Mountains City Council is seeking community comment on its ten year plan for providing open space and sport and recreation facilities for the local community and visitors. 
RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter Open Day
29 Oct 2017
RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter Open Day
The RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter is hosting a fun-filled open day with activities and stalls to suit those with both two and four legs! 
Talisman Lights Historic Village with Colour
29 Oct 2017
Talisman Lights Historic Village with Colour
Take a pilgrimage to Talisman Gallery at Hartley historic village and discover metal artist Ron Fitzpatrick’s artistic journey from fitter and turner to zen iron master. 
The Little Mermaid Surfaces to The Blue Mountains
28 Oct 2017
The Little Mermaid Surfaces to The Blue Mountains
With the characters you love singing the songs you can't forget, Disney's under the sea sensation will be at The Blue Mountains Theatre, October 21 through to November 5. Being performed by Blue Mountains Musical Society as their 76th show, this Disney classic is a musical for both young and old and can be enjoyed by the whole family. 
Celebrate 50 Years: Back to Hartley
28 Oct 2017
Celebrate 50 Years: Back to Hartley
Join in on the NPWS 50th anniversary celebrations at Hartley Historic Site's Family Fair. 
Councillors Lose their Heads in Support of Lithgow Halloween
27 Oct 2017
Councillors Lose their Heads in Support of Lithgow Halloween
Lithgow City Councillors have volunteered to be part of a Halloween window display, showing their support for Lithgow Halloween and to acknowledge the efforts that local businesses go to in making the event a success. 
Blue Mountains Business Award 2017 Winners Announced
27 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains Business Award 2017 Winners Announced
Last Friday night, Blue Mountains Business Awards Finalists gathered at a Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Resort Leura to learn who was the best of the best, Blue Mountains businesses. 
Mayor and Deputy Mayor Continue to Advance Lithgow and Regional Issues
26 Oct 2017
Mayor and Deputy Mayor Continue to Advance Lithgow and Regional Issues
Mayor Stephen Lesslie and Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew continued to meet with NSW parliamentarians last week, raising issues of importance common to both Lithgow and regional NSW including the ten tunnels deviation, suicide and unemployment rates in regional NSW, and regional economic development. 
Darley’s Restaurant Retains Hat
25 Oct 2017
Darley’s Restaurant Retains Hat
Darley’s Restaurant at Echo Point has retained its Good Food Guide Awards hat for a 10th year. It is the only hatted restaurant in the Blue Mountains. 
Blue Mountains Makers Etsy Made Local Market
25 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains Makers Etsy Made Local Market
Discover the best local creatives, from the Blue Mountains and surrounds, this Christmas at the Blue Mountains Makers Etsy Made Local Market at Norman Lindsay Gallery on Saturday 25th November.
 
BlueMountainsAustralia.com People's Choice Award Winner 2017
24 Oct 2017
BlueMountainsAustralia.com People's Choice Award Winner 2017
Friday 20 October was a night of celebration in the Blue Mountains as 55 businesses vied for coveted awards at the Blue Mountains Regional Business Awards hosted by the Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber. 
Have Your Say on Council Investment in Visitor Infrastructure
24 Oct 2017
Have Your Say on Council Investment in Visitor Infrastructure
Blue Mountains City Council is seeking community comment on its ten year plan to invest in visitor infrastructure to meet visitor demand and better balance tourism growth with residential amenity. 
Blue Mountains Youth Make ‘It’ Happen
23 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains Youth Make ‘It’ Happen
Blue Mountains Youth Council delegates recently attended the 2017 NSW Youth Council Conference at Macquarie University to learn and return with new skills focused on the use of technology. 
Summer Canyoning in the Blue Mountains
23 Oct 2017
Summer Canyoning in the Blue Mountains
High 'n' Wild Australian Adventures run summer canyon tours between September and April. Offering a range of options from a fantastic beginners abseiling/canyon combination to some of the Blue Mountains' best canyoning experiences. You're sure to find a canyon to suit your abilities. 
Winmalee Tennis Club Free Tennis Day
22 Oct 2017
Winmalee Tennis Club Free Tennis Day
On Sunday 29th October 2017 from 11am to 2pm Winmalee Tennis Club in conjunction with Blue Mountains Tennis Association are holding a Free Tennis Day to promote and encourage tennis in the community and also to raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project. 
Safe Costumes & Props for Lithgow Halloween
22 Oct 2017
Safe Costumes & Props for Lithgow Halloween
Have fun and be safe when thinking about your costume and props for Lithgow Halloween 2017. 
Have Your Say on RMS Upgrade of Glenbrook Intersection
21 Oct 2017
Have Your Say on RMS Upgrade of Glenbrook Intersection
Roads and Maritime is proceeding with the upgrade of the Ross Street and Great Western Highway intersection at Glenbrook that involves fully closing public vehicular access to Glenbrook village centre from the current intersection at Wascoe St and Mann/Hare St at the highway. 
Blue Mountains Music Festival Stellar 2018 Line-up Announced
21 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains Music Festival Stellar 2018 Line-up Announced
Stellar 2018 Line-up Announced!

Get your tickets early, as limited early bird tickets are on offer now! 
Christmas Sorted at Celebrating Design Artisan Market
21 Oct 2017
Christmas Sorted at Celebrating Design Artisan Market
Shop for unique quality gifts in comfort under the one roof at the annual Celebrating Design artisan market at Springwood High School on Saturday, November 18. 
Wallis Bird & Aine Tyrrell in Concert at Baroque Room, Katoomba
20 Oct 2017
Wallis Bird & Aine Tyrrell in Concert at Baroque Room, Katoomba
Irish dynamite Wallis Bird’s expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms are being compared to artists like Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple or the young Janis Joplin. Her exceptional voice moves from delicate whispers to explosive power songs, while her music fuses elements of traditional folk music, blues and funk with an energetic handmade rock sound. 
Regional Tourism – Our Billion Dollar Industry
20 Oct 2017
Regional Tourism – Our Billion Dollar Industry
Lithgow City Council Mayor welcomes the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall’s announcement that a review of the state’s tourism strategic plan, the Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan, will be undertaken by an independent taskforce consulting with tourism stakeholders across NSW over the coming months. 
New Zealand's Favourite Ukulele Band "The Nukes" in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
19 Oct 2017
New Zealand's Favourite Ukulele Band "The Nukes" in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
The Nukes from West Auckland, NZ are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality in equal measure. Great song writing, three-part harmony and blistering riffs create a riveting audience experience loved by all ages. 
Help Make Magic Happen: Get Involved in the 25th Winter Magic Festival
19 Oct 2017
Help Make Magic Happen: Get Involved in the 25th Winter Magic Festival
Katoomba’s Winter Magic Festival, one of the largest community street events in Australia, will turn 25 next year and is seeking a team of community–minded people to help make magic happen. 
Imposter Warning Issued For Blue Mountains Residents
18 Oct 2017
Imposter Warning Issued For Blue Mountains Residents
Blue Mountains residents are being urged to be wary of anyone claiming to be Endeavour Energy employees or contractors attempting to enter their property unannounced at night. 
New Scholarship Opportunity to Support Ambitious Blue Mountains Student
18 Oct 2017
New Scholarship Opportunity to Support Ambitious Blue Mountains Student
The inaugural Scenic World Scholarship in Natural Science and Tourism Management at Western Sydney University is now open for application. 
Lithgow Gets New Daily Express Service From Central
17 Oct 2017
Lithgow Gets New Daily Express Service From Central
Lithgow Council welcomes Government decision-
Bathurst Bullet to stop at Westmead
Lithgow gets new daily express service from central 
Sport For Jove Theatre Company Presents 2018 Theatre Season
16 Oct 2017
Sport For Jove Theatre Company Presents 2018 Theatre Season
Now in it’s eighth successful year offering Sydney audiences an exciting, accessible and powerful voice, Sport for Jove Theatre’s 2018 season is our freshest, most exciting season to date, featuring our annual Summer Season, two classic productions performed outdoors over the summer. 
Daisy Moon  - A New Production from The Q theatre Penrith
15 Oct 2017
Daisy Moon - A New Production from The Q theatre Penrith
Puberty Blues for the Gaga Generation
A play by Emily Sheehan | Directed by Nick Atkins | Produced by Q Theatre 
Lithgow Mayor’s Christmas Appeal - Target 166
15 Oct 2017
Lithgow Mayor’s Christmas Appeal - Target 166
Yes that’s right; this year’s target is 166 gifts. That’s the number of residents in our local nursing homes and that’s the number of gifts we will need to make each and every one of those residents' Christmas a little brighter. 
Have Your Say on Waste and Recycling Strategy Review
15 Oct 2017
Have Your Say on Waste and Recycling Strategy Review
Lithgow City Council has endorsed the Draft Waste and Recycling Strategy for public exhibition. 
Wild Swans in Concert
14 Oct 2017
Wild Swans in Concert
The breathtaking music of Wild Swans in Concert is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale The Wild Swans: a young girl Eliza is driven from her home by her wicked stepmother who turns her eleven brothers into wild swans. To break the spell, Eliza must knit eleven coats out of stinging nettles, find the swans and dress them in their jackets - all while keeping silent. 
Learner Driver Log Book Goes Digital
14 Oct 2017
Learner Driver Log Book Goes Digital
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Sport welcomes the statewide launch of the digital learner driver logbook as an alternative to the outdated paper version. 
Clarence Water Transfer Scheme Operational
14 Oct 2017
Clarence Water Transfer Scheme Operational
Lithgow City Council and Centennial Coal’s Clarence Colliery are transferring water to supplement the Lithgow No. 2 Dam 
New Fuelcheck App Launched
13 Oct 2017
New Fuelcheck App Launched
Motorists who have enjoyed saving money at the bowser by using the NSW Government’s FuelCheck website, which provides live fuel prices and much more in real-time for all NSW service stations can now take advantage of the new FuelCheck app. 
Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt Launched in Support of Businesses across the Lithgow Region
13 Oct 2017
Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt Launched in Support of Businesses across the Lithgow Region
Lithgow City Council, with support from Harvey Norman Lithgow, has launched a Scavenger Hunt that will run throughout the month of October with the aim of encouraging people to shop locally. 
Free Breakfast to Showcase How an Untapped Talent Pool Can Boost Business
12 Oct 2017
Free Breakfast to Showcase How an Untapped Talent Pool Can Boost Business
Blue Mountains City Council will host a FREE breakfast on Thursday 26 October to show how employing people with disability can make good business sense. 
RedAss Downhill State Series Finale in Lithgow this Weekend
12 Oct 2017
RedAss Downhill State Series Finale in Lithgow this Weekend
The gravity mountain bike crowd and events promoter Rocky Trail Entertainment will literally descend into Lithgow this weekend for the RedAss Downhill State Series Finale. 
Prepare and Be Aware this Fire Season
11 Oct 2017
Prepare and Be Aware this Fire Season
Having experienced one of the driest Septembers on record, the NSW Government and fire agencies are urging everyone to be aware of the bush fire risk. 
Certainty for Springvale Welcomed
11 Oct 2017
Certainty for Springvale Welcomed
Council welcomes certainty for Springvale-

Thanks NSW Government, Luke Foley Leader of the Opposition and Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party representative Philip Donato for support behind the scenes. 
New ThinkUKnow Resources to Boost Online Safety
10 Oct 2017
New ThinkUKnow Resources to Boost Online Safety
A new suite of ThinkUKnow resources will provide simple advice for all Australians on how to stay safe and secure online. 
Spooky way to get to Lithgow Halloween
9 Oct 2017
Spooky way to get to Lithgow Halloween
Get into the theme by riding a vintage train from Bathurst to Lithgow or ride the ghost train through the creepy Tens Tunnels from Lithgow up to Mount Victoria returning in time for the Lithgow Halloween street parade. 
Leader of the NSW Opposition Visiting Lithgow
8 Oct 2017
Leader of the NSW Opposition Visiting Lithgow
The Leader of the NSW Opposition Luke Foley will be attending Lithgow on Monday 9 October at 10.00am to address the Lithgow community and mining employees in a show of support for a resolution to the crisis facing Centennial Coal at its Spring Vale Mine. 
Armistice Centenary Grants Commemorate End of WW1
8 Oct 2017
Armistice Centenary Grants Commemorate End of WW1
Community groups and schools are being encouraged to apply for funding as part of a new program to commemorate the end of World War 1. 
Blue Mountains National Park - Free Vehicle Entry on 8 October
7 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains National Park - Free Vehicle Entry on 8 October
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that vehicle entry costs will be waived for the state’s 45 fee paying national parks on Sunday 8 October as part of National Parks and Wildlife Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations. 
State-Wide Graffiti Removal Day - Nominate a Site or Volunteer!
7 Oct 2017
State-Wide Graffiti Removal Day - Nominate a Site or Volunteer!
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $100 million per year. 
2017 Blue Mountains Business Awards Finalists Announced
6 Oct 2017
2017 Blue Mountains Business Awards Finalists Announced
Fresh Air Daily would like to congratulate the finalists in the prestigious Blue Mountains Business Awards 2017. 
Lithgow Library welcomes an exhibition of important Colonial art from the State Library of NSW collection
6 Oct 2017
Lithgow Library welcomes an exhibition of important Colonial art from the State Library of NSW collection
Australian Inspiration is a travelling exhibition from the State Library of NSW that reflects the fascination colonial artists had with the koala and waratah. The exhibition explores how the koala and the waratah were first depicted over 200 years ago, and how they have evolved over time to quickly become national icons. 
Economic Development for Wallerawang Progressing!
5 Oct 2017
Economic Development for Wallerawang Progressing!
Council at its recent meeting agreed to enter in negotiations with local business Timberfix Pty Ltd for the sale of approximately 16.8 hectares for the potential development of a school and possible residential lots on any residual land which is compatible with current land zoning. 
Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope at Metropole Guesthouse Katoomba
5 Oct 2017
Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope at Metropole Guesthouse Katoomba
Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope + Special Guest Andie (Blue Mountains)
in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SUN 22nd October 2017. 
All Things Modern – Art and Architecture - Free Public Programs
4 Oct 2017
All Things Modern – Art and Architecture - Free Public Programs
Penrith Regional Gallery’s current exhibition Emu Island - Modernism in Place celebrates modernism through the lens of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers. An ‘island of modernism’ in the Australian suburbs, the Lewers’ home in Emu Plains was founded on the principles of modernism - they lived, worked and entertained like-minded contemporaries set on fostering modernism as a way of living. 
Foghorn Stringband (USA) at Metropole Guesthouse Katoomba
4 Oct 2017
Foghorn Stringband (USA) at Metropole Guesthouse Katoomba
Foghorn Stringband (USA) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 21st October 2017. 
Applications Now Open For Round Two of the Safer Communities Fund
3 Oct 2017
Applications Now Open For Round Two of the Safer Communities Fund
The Coalition Government has opened round two of the Safer Communities Fund. This funding will directly contribute to enhancing community safety and security, as well as reducing street crime and violence. 
Lithgow Economic Development Planning Progresses
3 Oct 2017
Lithgow Economic Development Planning Progresses
Following discussions with the Centre for Economic and Regional Development (CERD), Lithgow LGA has been identified as a single Functional Economic Region (FER) for the purposes of Economic Strategy Development. 
Council’s Round 2 of Financial Assistance Opens 2 October 2017
2 Oct 2017
Council’s Round 2 of Financial Assistance Opens 2 October 2017
Applications are now being sought from not-for-profit organisations to fund local community projects and activities under Council’s Financial Assistance Program. 
Blue Mountains Animal Health Open Day
2 Oct 2017
Blue Mountains Animal Health Open Day
Blue Mountains Animal Health (or BMAH/24 hour emergency vet) is having an Open Day on Saturday 7 October from 9am to 4pm at its premises located at 70 Great Western Highway in Leura, next to the Alexandra Hotel. 
JM Robson Aquatic Centre 50m Outdoor Pool Opening
1 Oct 2017
JM Robson Aquatic Centre 50m Outdoor Pool Opening
The JM Robson Aquatic Centre 50m Outdoor Pool will be opening on Monday, 2nd October 2017. 
The Mis-Made Announced for Uk’s 2018 Rebellion Festival amidst Aus Album Tour
1 Oct 2017
The Mis-Made Announced for Uk’s 2018 Rebellion Festival amidst Aus Album Tour
The Mis-Made have only just shaken off the jetlag after returning from a successful 5 week tour of the UK & Europe which included a slot on the “Introducing” Stage at UK’s Rebellion Punk Festival, and they have been invited back to the 2018 Rebellion Festival on the Main Stage! 
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