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Archive - January 2018

Statement from Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham
31 Jan 2018
Statement from Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham
“Nearly one million families, including almost 5,200 families in Macquarie, will benefit as a result of the Turnbull Government’s complete overhaul of the child care system. 
Save Money on Kids Sport with the NSW Govt. Active Kids Program
31 Jan 2018
Save Money on Kids Sport with the NSW Govt. Active Kids Program
The summer holidays are over, the kids are returning to school and it’s time to think about sport registrations. Sporting Clubs across the mountains are opening their registrations now. 
Secrets Through a Soundglass at The Joan
31 Jan 2018
Secrets Through a Soundglass at The Joan
Be prepared for a sonic adventure when The Joan presents the world premiere of Secrets Through a Soundglass on 24 February at 7.30pm. 
Back to School Reminder for Motorists
30 Jan 2018
Back to School Reminder for Motorists
The commencement of the first school term provides an opportunity to remind drivers to slow down and take care around school zones. 
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards Celebrated
30 Jan 2018
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards Celebrated
Lithgow City Council Mayor Stephen Lesslie welcomed new Australian citizens and celebrated the achievements of local individuals at Lithgow City Council’s Australia Day ceremony held at Eskbank House Museum on 26 January 2018. 
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in Blue Mountains
30 Jan 2018
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council recognised three local citizens for their outstanding contribution to the community and welcomed 24 residents as Australian citizens at the 2018 Blue Mountains Local Citizen of the Year Awards and Citizenship Ceremony held at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on 26 January 2018. 
The London Klezmer Quartet Live in Concert at 1930s Metropole Guesthouse
29 Jan 2018
The London Klezmer Quartet Live in Concert at 1930s Metropole Guesthouse
Fusion Boutique presents The London Klezmer Quartet live in Concert at the 1930s Metropole Guesthouse as part of the 2018 Roaring 20s Festival. 
Majestic Repast on Roaring 20s Menu
29 Jan 2018
Majestic Repast on Roaring 20s Menu
Fashion, frippery and fun will be on the menu when the original Blue Mountains party palace hosts the annual regional food and wine showcase as part of the Roaring 20s Festival on Saturday, February 24. 
More Than 1,200 Families in Macquarie Worse Off Under Turnbull Government’s Child Care Changes
28 Jan 2018
More Than 1,200 Families in Macquarie Worse Off Under Turnbull Government’s Child Care Changes
It has been revealed that more than 1,200 families in the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains will be worse off under the Turnbull Government’s new child care package. 
Mother/Daughter Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
28 Jan 2018
Mother/Daughter Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
A new exhibition at Lithgow Library titled; “Mother/Daughter” will be on display during February featuring works by Amanda Spargo and Bethany Flynn who have very different styles even though they are from the same family. 
Fred Smith ‘Great’ CD Launch Tour at Kindlehill School Performance Space, Wentworth Falls
27 Jan 2018
Fred Smith ‘Great’ CD Launch Tour at Kindlehill School Performance Space, Wentworth Falls
Renowned Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith’s new album ‘Great’ is a rollicking hayride through American history, politics and pathologies. 
Enjoy Your Garden Wedding at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
26 Jan 2018
Enjoy Your Garden Wedding at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Outdoor, garden weddings offer countless opportunities for themes and decorations. There are few countries in the world better suited to an outdoor wedding than Australia. A winning formula of sunshine, landscapes and nature-loving couples means we get some of the most gorgeous weddings on the planet. 
Ben McCarthy, Comedian, on the road to… Nevermind
26 Jan 2018
Ben McCarthy, Comedian, on the road to… Nevermind
After a sold out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Ben McCarthy is here in Penrith at The Joan with a brand new show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind. 
Train Disruptions Due to Industrial Action
25 Jan 2018
Train Disruptions Due to Industrial Action
Updated 4pm Thursday 25th February: Monday's planned train strike will NOT go ahead after a ruling by the Fair Work Commission. Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) state secretary Alex Claassens has confirmed that his union will accept the decision and the strike action will not go ahead on Monday. 
Majestic Vintage Gaming for Party Palace
25 Jan 2018
Majestic Vintage Gaming for Party Palace
The grandest of the grand Blue Mountains hotels will relive its most hedonistic past with a Gangster Casino Charity Night on Saturday, February 24, as part of the Roaring 20s Festival. 
Blue Mountains City Council Must Reform
24 Jan 2018
Blue Mountains City Council Must Reform
Local Government Minister Gabrielle Upton has issued Blue Mountains City Council with a formal Performance Improvement Order (PIO) in relation to its management of asbestos and organisational issues. 
Blue Mountains City Council Accepts Minister’s Directive: Asbestos Reform
24 Jan 2018
Blue Mountains City Council Accepts Minister’s Directive: Asbestos Reform
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, has accepted a formal Local Government Minister Performance Improvement Order issued by the Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton MP, in relation to concerns about asbestos management. 
Council Welcomes Community Feedback on Future of Parks, Pools and Play
23 Jan 2018
Council Welcomes Community Feedback on Future of Parks, Pools and Play
Blue Mountains City Council has received a high number of submissions from the community on its ten year plan for providing open space and sport and recreation facilities for the local community and visitors. 
Tapestry – The Songs of Carole King – Vika Bull and Debra Byrne
22 Jan 2018
Tapestry – The Songs of Carole King – Vika Bull and Debra Byrne
A celebration of Carole King’s masterpiece, Tapestry, by two of Australia’s most loved vocalists – Vika Bull and Debra Byrne – right here in Penrith at The Joan. 
Community Worm Farm and Composting Workshop Returning in 2018
21 Jan 2018
Community Worm Farm and Composting Workshop Returning in 2018
In 2017, Lithgow City Council provided a free community worm farm and composting workshop to local residents to assist them in managing their own organic waste. Due to the popularity and highly positive feedback on this workshop, Lithgow City Council is offering a follow-up workshop for residents who missed out last year. 
Great Movies for the Family at Glenbrook Cinema
20 Jan 2018
Great Movies for the Family at Glenbrook Cinema
Are you running out of ideas to keep the kids busy for the last weeks of the school holidays? There are plenty of family movies showing at Glenbrook Cinema. 
Echidna Spotters Wanted: Do You Have What It Takes to be a Citizen Scientist?
20 Jan 2018
Echidna Spotters Wanted: Do You Have What It Takes to be a Citizen Scientist?
Echidnas are elusive creatures and are difficult to spot in the wild. While they are one of Australia’s iconic animals, scientists know very little about them. But hopefully that’s about to change. 
Blue Mountains Local Penelope Sai Performs Shaken Not Stirred in Katoomba
19 Jan 2018
Blue Mountains Local Penelope Sai Performs Shaken Not Stirred in Katoomba
Shaken Not Stirred - For lovers of the greatest James Bond themes this event offers an evening of fabulous contemporary live music and an opportunity for the audience to glam it up and delve back into the fun of everything 007! 
Acclaimed Gypsy-Jazz Band Faith I Branko Heading to Blue Mountains Theatre in February
19 Jan 2018
Acclaimed Gypsy-Jazz Band Faith I Branko Heading to Blue Mountains Theatre in February
Blue Mountains Theatre is delighted to present leading Gypsy-Jazz ensemble Faith I Branko, whose high-energy live performances have received world-wide acclaim.
 
NDIS a Key 2018 Challenge
18 Jan 2018
NDIS a Key 2018 Challenge
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, said getting the National Disability Scheme right will be one of the big challenges of 2018. 
Lithgow Australia Day Program Announced
18 Jan 2018
Lithgow Australia Day Program Announced
Australia Day will be celebrated across the region on Friday 26th January with free activities and entertainment for everyone, and with the Ambassadors Address to be given by notable sports personality Bob Turner. 
Adopt a Dog Poo Bag Dispenser
17 Jan 2018
Adopt a Dog Poo Bag Dispenser
Blue Mountains City Council and its residents take great pride in our parks, sports grounds and public spaces. 
All you Need to Know About Finding a Wedding Venue in the Blue Mountains
17 Jan 2018
All you Need to Know About Finding a Wedding Venue in the Blue Mountains
From magnificent cliff top locations to beautiful historic houses, the Blue Mountains offer an amazing array of options for any type of wedding. Whether your preference is a formal wedding reception with silver service or a barefoot garden wedding in a rustic setting, you’ll find the perfect wedding venue in the Blue Mountains. 
Art Deco Revival for Party Palace
16 Jan 2018
Art Deco Revival for Party Palace
Sumptuous architecture, sassy costumes, music and dancing, food, characters and the most extravagant show-off of them all – Mark Foy’s splendiferous party palace, will high kick off a weekend of Roaring 20s Festival events with a community dance on Saturday, February 24. 
mini-FEST - A Summer Holiday Festival of Music & Film for the Littlies
16 Jan 2018
mini-FEST - A Summer Holiday Festival of Music & Film for the Littlies
What better way to start the year than with a fun festival just for Kids & Families. This is the perfect way to break up those long summer days and get everyone out of the house for some holiday fun! 
Best Things To Do in the Blue Mountains
15 Jan 2018
Best Things To Do in the Blue Mountains
Cat and Joe from Walk My World are two travel fanatics originally from the UK. They started travelling together in 2012 and have called Australia home since 2013. They especially love visiting the Blue Mountains and have shared their "Best Things to do in the Blue Mountains" with us: 
Experience States of Suspension at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
15 Jan 2018
Experience States of Suspension at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Have you had the experience of music where it took you to another place in your imagination? Or have you been to places where you could imagine music emanating from the landscape, where you could literally sense it inside your mind? 
Suicide Prevention Workshops at Lithgow Library
14 Jan 2018
Suicide Prevention Workshops at Lithgow Library
The Lithgow community is being encouraged to participate in suicide prevention workshops to learn more about how to assist community members at risk of suicide. 
Blaxland Adult Glee Club Invites People to Stay Mentally Fit, Healthy and Happy by Singing
14 Jan 2018
Blaxland Adult Glee Club Invites People to Stay Mentally Fit, Healthy and Happy by Singing
We all know that activities like yoga, meditation, running or playing a team sport are designed to keep people fit and healthy, but did you know group singing possesses the same benefits and more? 
Blue Mountains City Council Set to Improve Asbestos Management
13 Jan 2018
Blue Mountains City Council Set to Improve Asbestos Management
Blue Mountains City Council resolved at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday night to accept a Performance Improvement Order issued by the Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton MP, in relation to concerns about asbestos management. 
Free Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors Classes at Your Library
13 Jan 2018
Free Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors Classes at Your Library
Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang Libraries will once again be holding basic technology classes for seniors on Thursdays starting 8 February 2018. 
January Sips & Sounds
12 Jan 2018
January Sips & Sounds
Music, art, food and drinks in a beautiful twilight garden featuring Blake Williams on Friday 12 January. 
Out Now: 2018 Seniors Card Directory
12 Jan 2018
Out Now: 2018 Seniors Card Directory
Local seniors are encouraged to make the most of their NSW Seniors Card by picking up a copy of the 2018 Seniors Card Directory. 
Calling Young People to Be Heard and ‘Do Democracy’
12 Jan 2018
Calling Young People to Be Heard and ‘Do Democracy’
Nominations for the Blue Mountains Youth Council are now open! 
Summer Bloomin' @ Mayfield Garden
11 Jan 2018
Summer Bloomin' @ Mayfield Garden
Mayfield, the entertainment hub of the Central West is set to run their annual ‘Summer Festival’ from the 13th – 28th of January 2018. Summer at Mayfield brings vibrant colours, roses in bloom and lush green growth – it really needs to be seen in every season. 
Tree Change for Everglades Wildlife
11 Jan 2018
Tree Change for Everglades Wildlife
Possums, bats, birds and other native critters can make a tree change with million dollar views, thanks to new nesting boxes carved into a dead tree at Everglades Historic House & Gardens. 
Holiday Fun for Kids and Their Adults at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery
10 Jan 2018
Holiday Fun for Kids and Their Adults at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery
Week three of the holidays – looking for a few different activities to get the kids off their devises and out of the house, yet still keep cool? Dance, theatre and art workshops, concerts or even a trip to the Gallery are all on offer right here on your doorstep. 
Renewal of Echo Point Visitor Information Centre
10 Jan 2018
Renewal of Echo Point Visitor Information Centre
Blue Mountains City Council is progressing plans to construct a new Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point. 
Last Call to Have Your Say on Parking Plan
9 Jan 2018
Last Call to Have Your Say on Parking Plan
Blue Mountains residents have until 12 January to comment on Council’s strategic parking plan. 
Free Community Event - Escarpment Group Music Journey for Change
9 Jan 2018
Free Community Event - Escarpment Group Music Journey for Change
Journey through seven continents without leaving the Blue Mountains, simply by attending a music performance at three of the most world-renowned venues in the region from January 9 to 11. 
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