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Archive - December 2017

Merry Christmas Blue Mountains
24 Dec 2017
Merry Christmas Blue Mountains
The team at BlueMountainsAustralia.com and Fresh Air Daily would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. 
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres' Holiday Opening Hours
24 Dec 2017
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres' Holiday Opening Hours
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres will be operating a holiday timetable over the Christmas break. Fresh Air Daily compiled a list of centres, and their opening hours. 
Keeping Pets Healthy and Happy at Christmas
23 Dec 2017
Keeping Pets Healthy and Happy at Christmas
It may be hard to resist a pleading face, but it could save your pet’s life. Christmas food is among some of the most dangerous for animals to consume. So before you drop a titbit under the table, think about what it could do to your pet’s health. 
No Suspension Of Blue Mountains City Council By Minister For Local Government
22 Dec 2017
No Suspension Of Blue Mountains City Council By Minister For Local Government
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said, “I am pleased to announce that the Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton MP, has made a decision to NOT proceed with the suspension of the elected Councillors after consideration of our submission. 
Federal Member Encourages National Heritage Nominations
22 Dec 2017
Federal Member Encourages National Heritage Nominations
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, says nominations are open for new additions to the National Heritage List. 
School Holidays at Glenbrook Cinema
22 Dec 2017
School Holidays at Glenbrook Cinema
Looking for something to do with the family these school holidays? There are plenty of movies coming to the Glenbrook Cinema screen over Christmas and throughout January, with something for everyone in the family. 
Things To Do in the Blue Mountains this Christmas Day
22 Dec 2017
Things To Do in the Blue Mountains this Christmas Day
Looking for something to do with the family on Christmas Day before or after feasting on prawns, mince tarts and pavlova? Three of the Mountains' leading attractions will be open and ready to welcome you through their doors this Christmas Day. 
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin “Edgelarks” Live In Concert at the Metropole
22 Dec 2017
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin “Edgelarks” Live In Concert at the Metropole
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin return to Australia in January 2018, performing at Woodford, Cygnet and Illawarra Folk Festivals, plus shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, and Katoomba. Launching their new album under a new name: “EDGELARKS”. 
Have Your Say about the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment
21 Dec 2017
Have Your Say about the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local community members to provide input into the planning and design of the $576 million Nepean Redevelopment, which includes a transformation of hospital and community-based health services. 
2017 Christmas Services
21 Dec 2017
2017 Christmas Services
Christmas is here!
Check out where to find your local Christmas services throughout the Blue Mountains. 
Toll Driver Reviver calls for NSW Motorists to be Alert this Holiday Season
21 Dec 2017
Toll Driver Reviver calls for NSW Motorists to be Alert this Holiday Season
Toll in partnership with Driver Reviver, Australia’s iconic road safety initiative, is calling for drivers to stay alert on the roads this holiday season. 
Blue Mountains Council Makes Strong Case in Defence Of Democracy
20 Dec 2017
Blue Mountains Council Makes Strong Case in Defence Of Democracy
At an extraordinary Council meeting in front of yet another packed gallery, Blue Mountains City Council endorsed a submission to the Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton MP, addressing the notice of intention to suspend the elected councillors and appoint an interim administrator for a period of three months. 
Penrith Toys Features in pre-Christmas Safety Blitz
20 Dec 2017
Penrith Toys Features in pre-Christmas Safety Blitz
Dangerous toys which could kill or injure children have been ordered off the shelves in Penrith, Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said yesterday. 
Task Force 72 Commemorates 20 Years of Model Ships
20 Dec 2017
Task Force 72 Commemorates 20 Years of Model Ships
The Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association celebrated their annual regatta last month at Wentworth Falls Lake, 20 years on from their formation in 1997. 
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (Chicago, USA) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs For ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba
20 Dec 2017
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (Chicago, USA) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs For ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba
The blues and roots music duo Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers. 
$15,000 in Stronger Communities Grants for Blackheath Groups
19 Dec 2017
$15,000 in Stronger Communities Grants for Blackheath Groups
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, yesterday presented two deserving Blackheath community groups with Stronger Communities grants. 
What's On at Blue Mountains Theatre
18 Dec 2017
What's On at Blue Mountains Theatre
Christmas and end-of-year festivities might be in full swing, but Blue Mountains Theatre is a-buzz with excitement as they look ahead to an amazing program of events in 2018. Here's a few of the highlights on offer for February through to April. 
Summer School Holiday Workshops at The Joan
18 Dec 2017
Summer School Holiday Workshops at The Joan
The Joan offers specialised school holiday workshops in theatre and dance for budding performing artists to experience costume making, story-telling, voice, movement or dance skills. 
Rachel Baiman Band + Special Guests Piccolo Bear at Metropole Guesthouse this January
17 Dec 2017
Rachel Baiman Band + Special Guests Piccolo Bear at Metropole Guesthouse this January
Fusion Boutique Presents 'Metro Social' with Rachel Baiman Band (Nashville) + Special Guests Piccolo Bear live in Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse. 
Blue Mountains City Council to Respond to Minister's Notice to Suspend
16 Dec 2017
Blue Mountains City Council to Respond to Minister's Notice to Suspend
In front of packed gallery, Blue Mountains City Council resolved at an extraordinary meeting on Friday night to respond to the notice of suspension issued by the Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton MP, rather than take legal action. 
Pitt Park Retained as Dog Off-leash Area
16 Dec 2017
Pitt Park Retained as Dog Off-leash Area
Wentworth Fall’s Pitt Park will be retained as a 24-hour dog off-leash area, unless booked by sports or undergoing maintenance. 
Molsky's Mountain Drifters Live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
16 Dec 2017
Molsky's Mountain Drifters Live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Fusion Boutique Presents 'Metro Social' With Molsky's Mountain Drifters (USA) Live In Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse. 
Majestic Festive Entry for Santa
15 Dec 2017
Majestic Festive Entry for Santa
The naughty and the nice will soon be revealed as stockings are opened around the world, but it appears Santa Claus is paying special attention to Blue Mountains locals and visitors. 
Mallard Condemns Blue Mountains Council and Trish Doyle MP Over Asbestos Failure
14 Dec 2017
Mallard Condemns Blue Mountains Council and Trish Doyle MP Over Asbestos Failure
Liberal Member of the Legislative Council and Katoomba resident Shayne Mallard MP has condemned Blue Mountains Council over its failure to manage the risk of asbestos in the community. 
Join in the Summer Fun at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
14 Dec 2017
Join in the Summer Fun at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
Unleash your inner child this Summer and experience nature and adventure like never before at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains. 
Mayor Concerned Intention to Suspend Elected Council Politically Motivated
13 Dec 2017
Mayor Concerned Intention to Suspend Elected Council Politically Motivated
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said, it is with deep sadness and shock that I announce the following: Blue Mountains City Council was advised by the Office of Local Government this morning that it will today be serving the Council with a Notice of Intent to Suspend Councillors of the Council. The proposed suspension is for a period of three months during which time an Interim Administrator would be appointed under S438M of the Local Government Act. The Council has 7 days to respond to the Notice. 
Mayor Welcomes Inquiry to Put Community Safety First
13 Dec 2017
Mayor Welcomes Inquiry to Put Community Safety First
Mayor Cr Mark Greenhill has welcomed a SafeWork NSW investigation into asbestos management practices at Blue Mountains City Council, announced by NSW Minister for Innovation and Better regulation, Matt Kean MP, on Monday. 
Treats and Treasures for Everyone from The Joan
12 Dec 2017
Treats and Treasures for Everyone from The Joan
Christmas tree up…tick

Christmas lights untangled...tick

Christmas gift ideas…um?! 
Youth Celebration and Community Christmas ‘Giving Tree’
11 Dec 2017
Youth Celebration and Community Christmas ‘Giving Tree’
The Blue Mountains Youth Council is celebrating the end-of-school with a pool-party, movie screening of Beauty and the Beast and this year’s Community Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ gift drive. 
Senator Payne Delivers Funding for Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade
11 Dec 2017
Senator Payne Delivers Funding for Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne has announced the delivery of $17,000 in Federal Coalition funding to Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade for an upgrade to its main station and the purchase of IT equipment. 
Call Out for Blue Mountains Musicians for Micro Festival
10 Dec 2017
Call Out for Blue Mountains Musicians for Micro Festival
Katoomba CBD will host a family-friendly micro music festival in 2018 and organisers are looking for local acts for the event. 
$30,000 for Penrith Symphony Orchestra's 30th Anniversary Season
10 Dec 2017
$30,000 for Penrith Symphony Orchestra's 30th Anniversary Season
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Mr John Pearce, President of the Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) to announce a NSW Government grant to support their 2018 Annual Program. 
The McGrath Blue Mountains and Greater West Rugby Sevens Carnival
9 Dec 2017
The McGrath Blue Mountains and Greater West Rugby Sevens Carnival
The annual Blue Mountains and Greater West Rugby Sevens Carnival will take place today, Saturday 9th December 2017. 
Code Camp Summer Blue Mountains Launch
9 Dec 2017
Code Camp Summer Blue Mountains Launch
Code Camp is one of Australia’s fastest growing social impact businesses, inspiring and empowering tens of thousands of Australian school students with the skills of tomorrow. 
Labor Commits to Paid Domestic Violence Leave
8 Dec 2017
Labor Commits to Paid Domestic Violence Leave
Workers who are facing domestic violence in their personal lives will be able to access 10 days paid leave under a Shorten Labor Government. 
Santa to Appear at Valley Heights Rail Museum this Weekend
8 Dec 2017
Santa to Appear at Valley Heights Rail Museum this Weekend
See Santa arrive by 125 Year Old Steam Tram! 
Megalong Public School and Wycliffe Christian School Receive Funding for Grassroots Eco Projects
7 Dec 2017
Megalong Public School and Wycliffe Christian School Receive Funding for Grassroots Eco Projects
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MLC yesterday announced that Megalong Public school and Wycliffe Christian school each received a $3500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant. 
Notification - Track Closures Wentworth Falls Area - Thursday 7th December 2017
7 Dec 2017
Notification - Track Closures Wentworth Falls Area - Thursday 7th December 2017
The following areas will be closed due to helicopter operations from 6:00am to 12:00pm (weather permitting): 
Penrith Student to Undertake Trip of a Lifetime
6 Dec 2017
Penrith Student to Undertake Trip of a Lifetime
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith yesterday joined Holly Epps of Penrith Selective High School to announce she has won the trip of a lifetime during the Centenary of Anzac to retrace the steps of Australian Diggers on the Western Front. 
2017 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Award Nominations
6 Dec 2017
2017 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Award Nominations
Lithgow City Council are encouraging the community to nominate candidates for the 2017 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards. 
The Crooked Fiddle Band + Blue Mountains Locals 'Sonori' at Hotel Gearin
5 Dec 2017
The Crooked Fiddle Band + Blue Mountains Locals 'Sonori' at Hotel Gearin
Put on your dancing shoes and don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unique musical experience!
The Crooked Fiddle Band return to the Blue Mountains to showcase some of their new material ahead of recording for their next album. 
Lithgow Ability Awards a Huge Success!
4 Dec 2017
Lithgow Ability Awards a Huge Success!
Mayor of Lithgow City Council, Clr Stephen Lesslie congratulated the ten individuals and organisations whose commitment to helping people with disability was honoured at the Lithgow Ability Awards, held at the Civic Ballroom on 30 November 2017. 
Macquarie Road Springwood, Roadworks
3 Dec 2017
Macquarie Road Springwood, Roadworks
Roadwork restorations will be carried out in Macquarie Road Springwood between Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th December between the hours of 7:30pm and 5:00am, weather permitting. 
New Round Opens to Fix Mobile Black Spots in Macquarie
2 Dec 2017
New Round Opens to Fix Mobile Black Spots in Macquarie
Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, and Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne have welcomed the commencement of the Coalition’s Priority Locations Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, which will provide new or improved mobile coverage to Grose Vale, Megalong Valley and Yellow Rock in the Macquarie electorate. 
Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor Modifications
2 Dec 2017
Springwood to Lithgow Rail Corridor Modifications
The NSW Government is delivering a New Intercity Fleet to replace the trains carrying customers from Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains (including Lithgow) and the South Coast. 
Plants With Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair Starts This Weekend
1 Dec 2017
Plants With Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair Starts This Weekend
A Carnivorous Plant Fair full of mini-monsters will kick off this Saturday 2 December 2017 at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, giving visitors the chance to meet plants of the meat-eating variety. 
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