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Archive - November 2017

Eskbank House’s 175th Anniversary Celebrated with a New Publication and Exhibition
30 Nov 2017
Eskbank House’s 175th Anniversary Celebrated with a New Publication and Exhibition
Voices of Eskbank, a new publication and exhibition, was launched on Saturday 25 November to mark the 175th Anniversary of Eskbank House. 
How to be Pool Safe this Summer Season
30 Nov 2017
How to be Pool Safe this Summer Season
Water play is a great way to keep active yet stay cool. 
Blue Mountains ‘Stands Up’ to Stop Violence Against Women
29 Nov 2017
Blue Mountains ‘Stands Up’ to Stop Violence Against Women
Blue Mountains City Council hosted a White Ribbon Day Breakfast, in partnership with the Blue Mountains Coalition Against Violence and Abuse (CAVA), on 24 November 2017. 
Eight Weird and Wonderful Ideas for Family Fun, Less than Two Hours from Sydney
28 Nov 2017
Eight Weird and Wonderful Ideas for Family Fun, Less than Two Hours from Sydney
From wacky science experiments to bees and plants with bite, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is full of fun events that celebrate the quirky and the astounding this summer! 
More Artists Join the 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival Line-up!
28 Nov 2017
More Artists Join the 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival Line-up!
Early bird tickets for the 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival (BMMF) are on sale until December 15, with more artists now added to the incredible line-up of acts who are playing the 23rd annual festival in Katoomba on March 16, 17 and 18. 
Calls for Greater Library Funding
27 Nov 2017
Calls for Greater Library Funding
Blue Mountains City Council is calling for more funding for public libraries as NSW public libraries receive less state government funding than any other state or territory in Australia. 
Lithgow Commemorates World AIDS Day
27 Nov 2017
Lithgow Commemorates World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, held on 1 December each year, raises awareness across the world about HIV and AIDS. It is a day for the community to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died of AIDS related conditions or other conditions associated with HIV. 
Blue Mountains Concert Society Announce 2018 Concert Series
26 Nov 2017
Blue Mountains Concert Society Announce 2018 Concert Series
Welcome to the BMCS Concert series 2018 - bringing internationally acclaimed artists and exceptional music to the Blue Mountains. 
Have Your Say on Visitor Infrastructure Investment Plan
26 Nov 2017
Have Your Say on Visitor Infrastructure Investment Plan
Blue Mountains City Council is seeking feedback on a strategic plan that looks at ways to fund visitor infrastructure, visitor services and city presentation. 
Show Someone You Care – Donate to The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal
25 Nov 2017
Show Someone You Care – Donate to The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal
“Donations have started to trickle in to the Council Administration Centre and Libraries. However with a target of 166 gifts (117 Ladies and 49 Gentlemen) we need many more to reach this target and ensure that every resident in Tanderra, Tabulam Cottages, Three Tree Lodge and Cooinda receives a little something to make their Christmas brighter.” 
Live Christmas Trees Available from Winmalee Lions Club
25 Nov 2017
Live Christmas Trees Available from Winmalee Lions Club
There's nothing like coming home to the fragrance of a real Christmas tree in your own home. 
Council Welcomes New Chief Finance & Information Officer
24 Nov 2017
Council Welcomes New Chief Finance & Information Officer
Lithgow Council’s General Manager Graeme Faulkner today announced the recruitment of Mr Ross Gurney as Chief Finance and Information Officer, leading Council’s Finance and Assets Division with effect from this week. 
The East Pointers (Canada) + Guests in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
23 Nov 2017
The East Pointers (Canada) + Guests in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Transatlantic Celtic folk power trio, the JUNO Award winners The East Pointers, are Prince Edward Island fiddler Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and Ontario guitarist Jake Charron.
 
Last Chance to See Daisy Moon Was Born This Way
22 Nov 2017
Last Chance to See Daisy Moon Was Born This Way
Don’t miss a chance to see relevant and thought provoking locally produced theatre. 
Community Service Award – Nicole Celeban
22 Nov 2017
Community Service Award – Nicole Celeban
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith recently presented a Community Service Award to Ms Nicole Celeban in recognition and appreciation of her contribution to the Penrith community. 
Over 3,000 Visitors Experience ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’
21 Nov 2017
Over 3,000 Visitors Experience ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden 30th Birthday Festival.
Over 3,000 people attended the Garden of Earthly Delights – a two-day festival to celebrate the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah’s 30th birthday on 11-12 November 2017. 
Council Meets with Christian Democratic Party to Discuss Local Issues
21 Nov 2017
Council Meets with Christian Democratic Party to Discuss Local Issues
Mayor Stephen Lesslie and members of Council’s Administration met with The Honourable Mr Paul Green MLC of the Christian Democratic Party last Tuesday at Parliament House. 
Bush Christmas with Altitude
20 Nov 2017
Bush Christmas with Altitude
The chirp of cicadas competing with Christmas carols, an awe-inspiring backdrop of towering golden escarpments and dramatic valleys and a cooling breeze carrying the subtle scent of eucalyptus. Welcome to an Aussie bush Christmas and summer holiday season in the Blue Mountains. 
Springwood High School 50th Anniversary Reunion
20 Nov 2017
Springwood High School 50th Anniversary Reunion
Reminisce over the detention books, catch up on who married whom, what happened to such-and-such and where the maths whiz ended up when Springwood High School celebrates its 50th anniversary on December 8-9. 
Celebrate Eskbank House’s 175th Anniversary on Saturday 25th November
19 Nov 2017
Celebrate Eskbank House’s 175th Anniversary on Saturday 25th November
Voices of Eskbank, a new publication and exhibition, will be launched on Saturday 25th November along with a series of expert talks on local architecture, historical gardens, and capturing oral histories. There will be two special performances by Mitchell Conservatorium, including a Classical Trio and an 11 piece Motown-themed band. 
Summer Exhibition Suite Official Opening - Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
19 Nov 2017
Summer Exhibition Suite Official Opening - Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Race, place and identity - contemporary artists respond to Tracey Moffatt’s 1997 photographic series Up in the Sky. 
Lithgow Declared Refugee Welcome Zone
18 Nov 2017
Lithgow Declared Refugee Welcome Zone
Following a recent resolution of Council to declare Lithgow City a Refugee Welcome Zone, Mayor Stephen Lesslie officially will sign the Declaration at the Lithgow Library on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 5pm. 
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
18 Nov 2017
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, and SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) President, Peter Frazer, are asking all Australians to spare a moment to honour those we have lost on our roads and highways on Sunday 19 November 2017 - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. 
Macquarie Votes Yes to Marriage Equality
17 Nov 2017
Macquarie Votes Yes to Marriage Equality
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has welcomed the announcement that an impressive 63.9% of Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury residents voted YES to marriage equality. 
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre’s 2018 Season
17 Nov 2017
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre’s 2018 Season
Look a little closer and you’ll see diversity in abundance across a season of contemporary and classical music, brand new and centuries old theatre, comedy, dance and storytelling.

Expect the Unexpected at The Joan 
Penrith Conservatorium of Music 2018 Music Scholarships | Now Open
16 Nov 2017
Penrith Conservatorium of Music 2018 Music Scholarships | Now Open
Penrith Conservatorium of Music is excited to announce its prestigious music scholarship program for 2018. 
Family Day Care Celebrates Children’s Week with Sensory Play
16 Nov 2017
Family Day Care Celebrates Children’s Week with Sensory Play
Educators, children and families gathered at Glenbrook Park recently to celebrate Children’s Week.

The event, hosted by Blue Mountains Family Day Care, focused on sensory play. 
New Scenic Skyway Opens Doors in the Blue Mountains
15 Nov 2017
New Scenic Skyway Opens Doors in the Blue Mountains
The new Scenic Skyway opened its doors on Monday in the Blue Mountains following a three million dollar upgrade to improve the visitor experience and consolidate Scenic World’s position as a world class tourism attraction. 
Roaring 20s Festival: Majestic Art Deco Weekend
15 Nov 2017
Roaring 20s Festival: Majestic Art Deco Weekend
The Hydro Majestic Hotel will revive its most mischievous traditions and host the ultimate day-long vintage revelry on Saturday, February 24. 
Road Condition Inspection Set to Get Underway
14 Nov 2017
Road Condition Inspection Set to Get Underway
Blue Mountains City Council is undertaking a detailed assessment of the City’s 675km road network this month. 
National Recycling Week 13 -19 November
13 Nov 2017
National Recycling Week 13 -19 November
Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (13 – 19 November) is a great opportunity to celebrate our recycling success in the Blue Mountains. 
5th Birthday Celebrations at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba Library
13 Nov 2017
5th Birthday Celebrations at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba Library
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba Library are turning five, so it’s time to celebrate.
This landmark building has become a pivotal community space in Katoomba’s daily life, welcoming locals and tourists alike to its Gallery, World Heritage Interpretive Centre and state-of-the-art Katoomba Library. 
Lithgow Halloween 2017 - Great for Lithgow
12 Nov 2017
Lithgow Halloween 2017 - Great for Lithgow
The fifth Lithgow Halloween has proven that Lithgow knows how to party with lots of families turning out in spectacular outfits to enjoy all the entertainment on offer. 
Leonard the Lyrebird Needs Your Support
12 Nov 2017
Leonard the Lyrebird Needs Your Support
Ever wished there was a children's book out there that featured the Blue Mountains? Well, there soon will be, but it needs your support! 
Celebrate Blue Mountains Botanic Garden 30th Birthday this Weekend!
11 Nov 2017
Celebrate Blue Mountains Botanic Garden 30th Birthday this Weekend!
The Garden of Earthly Delights kicks off tomorrow for the weekend… this is our 30th birthday celebration so please do come along and tell your friends, family and neighbours. 
Council Disappointed with Decision for Regional Rail
11 Nov 2017
Council Disappointed with Decision for Regional Rail
Lithgow Council expresses disappointment as submissions from locations with potential to meet Regional Rail project objectives “were not” sought.
 
A Fairy Tale Beginning - Wild Swans
10 Nov 2017
A Fairy Tale Beginning - Wild Swans
Seats still available for this Saturday. A fairy-tale beginning inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale, Wild Swans In Concert, this Saturday 11 November 7.30pm. Elena Kats-Chernin, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Jane Sheldon
 
BMCC Launches Road Respect Campaign
10 Nov 2017
BMCC Launches Road Respect Campaign
Blue Mountains City Council has launched a 12-month road safety awareness campaign that encourages ‘respect’ on busy main roads, following consultation with the community and the heavy vehicle industry. 
Serious Train Disruptions Ahead for Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor
9 Nov 2017
Serious Train Disruptions Ahead for Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor
Lithgow Council seeks briefing session from Transport NSW on Ten Tunnels Deviation and construction works at Mt Victoria. 
Have Your Say on Future of Scenic Eastern Escarpment
9 Nov 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. Blue Mountains City Council has developed a draft masterplan with the community that will help guide the future development of nature and culture based recreation, and tourism opportunities, on the scenic eastern escarpment in the lower Blue Mountains. 
Stamp Duty Relief for First Home Buyers in NSW
8 Nov 2017
Stamp Duty Relief for First Home Buyers in NSW
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Western Sydney has urged first home buyers in NSW to take advantage of stamp duty relief measures from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. 
Award-Winning Wilderness Artist Robyn Collier Shares Her Experiences of Burragorang Valley
7 Nov 2017
Award-Winning Wilderness Artist Robyn Collier Shares Her Experiences of Burragorang Valley
The Turning Page Book Shop Springwood presents Wilderness artist – Robyn Collier at The Hub at 2pm on Sunday 19th November. 
Trivia With a Twist Funds East Timor Scholarships
7 Nov 2017
Trivia With a Twist Funds East Timor Scholarships
Women and girls in East Timor will be the beneficiaries of $2,600 raised by the Blue Mountains Library and Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters Quiz for Timor, a trivia quiz with a bookish twist held in September. 
Preserving The Past For Tomorrow
6 Nov 2017
Preserving The Past For Tomorrow
If you’ve been to the Penrith Regional Gallery, you’ll know the site of the Lewers’ family home. The sculptures, garden and art works are all part of the fabulous package offered by the Gallery. More importantly, the Gallery’s collection of art has been independently assessed as a significant cultural piece of Australia’s mid-century modern art and design heritage. 
Clippers are Out for Movember!
5 Nov 2017
Clippers are Out for Movember!
Lithgow Library will be holding a “Boys' Day In” event in November in conjunction with the Movember Foundation to raise much needed funds to help inform and educate men about their physical, emotional and mental health. 
Call Out for 2018 Residency - Q LAB at The Joan Sutherland
5 Nov 2017
Call Out for 2018 Residency - Q LAB at The Joan Sutherland
Q LAB - A space for new ideas, projects and possibilities 2018 Residency Applications | Apply Now
 
Youth Scholarship Program Supporting Youth Education and Aspiration
4 Nov 2017
Youth Scholarship Program Supporting Youth Education and Aspiration
Young people in Lithgow can now apply for a $500 scholarship to help them with the cost of further study. 
Minister for Emergency Services Visits Local RFS Volunteers and Staff at Cumberland
4 Nov 2017
Minister for Emergency Services Visits Local RFS Volunteers and Staff at Cumberland
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant joined Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres for a BBQ dinner and meeting with local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteer members and staff at the Cumberland Fire Control Centre. 
Young Scientists and Engineers go Head to Head in Dubbo This Week
3 Nov 2017
Young Scientists and Engineers go Head to Head in Dubbo This Week
The University of Newcastle’s Science and Engineering Challenge National Final will see the winning high schools from each state go head to head in a series of challenging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities in Dubbo this Friday. 
Council Study Finds Airport Noise on Natural Areas Overlooked
3 Nov 2017
Council Study Finds Airport Noise on Natural Areas Overlooked
The findings of a study commissioned by Blue Mountains City Council reveal the impact of Western Sydney Airport flight paths on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and the lack of standards regarding aircraft noise management in natural areas. 
A Little Furniture Goes a Long Way for Wildlife
2 Nov 2017
A Little Furniture Goes a Long Way for Wildlife
The “refurbishment” of an underground wildlife passage at Wentworth Falls has gone a long way to securing the safety of native species in the area. 
SES Obtains Grant Funding for Lithgow
2 Nov 2017
SES Obtains Grant Funding for Lithgow
Bathurst Regional Controller Craig Ronan of the SES has obtained grant funding of $30,000 for the construction of a new shed to house SES vehicles in Lithgow. 
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District - Winners at NSW Health Awards
1 Nov 2017
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District - Winners at NSW Health Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa welcome the announcement that the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District were presented with two awards at the 19th Annual NSW Health Awards. 
Kick Start HSC English Day!
1 Nov 2017
Kick Start HSC English Day!
For all those students who have just embarked on their final HSC year, these sessions on the HSC English concepts and texts may well be of interest! 
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