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5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
31 Mar 2018
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron at Penrith Regional Gallery
The artist and collector relationship has existed for millennia. Imagine, the Western art canon without the enormous patronage of the Medici family. Renaissance artists Raphael and Leonardo DaVinci may not have had the chance to create great art in the service of society, the church and state. 
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
31 Mar 2018
$47 Million to Support Recycling in NSW
The NSW Government will release a one-off package of up to $47 million to support local government and industry to respond to China’s National Sword policy, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced recently. 
How to Keep the Kids Entertained This Easter
30 Mar 2018
How to Keep the Kids Entertained This Easter
The Easter long weekend is fast approaching, and while for some this may mean a much-needed and well-deserved holiday away, for many families in New South Wales, the fact that Easter does not align with the school holidays means a staycation is on the cards. 
Perrottet Condemns Bob Debus Over Calls to Put Green Extremism Above Community Safety
30 Mar 2018
Perrottet Condemns Bob Debus Over Calls to Put Green Extremism Above Community Safety
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet has condemned former Labor Member for Blue Mountains Bob Debus, and former Greens Party Leader Bob Brown, for opposing a plan to make Warragamba Dam safer by raising the height of the wall. 
2018 Easter Services in the Blue Mountains
29 Mar 2018
2018 Easter Services in the Blue Mountains
Throughout the Blue Mountains local churches are making preparations for their Easter services. With the help of the local community Fresh Air Daily has compiled a list of Easter Services in the Blue Mountains.

 
KCC Redevelopment to Solve Parking, Noise
29 Mar 2018
KCC Redevelopment to Solve Parking, Noise
A multi-million dollar upgrade of the Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) site would solve parking and noise problems and provide a state-of-the-art venue for large conferences and sporting events for Christian and secular groups alike. 
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries this Weekend
28 Mar 2018
Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries this Weekend
Daylight Savings time ends Sunday 1 April 2018. Check smoke alarms when you change the clock! 
An evening steeped in history, tradition, and grace - Australian Haydn Ensemble
27 Mar 2018
An evening steeped in history, tradition, and grace - Australian Haydn Ensemble
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to present the Australian Haydn Ensemble as part of The Summit - Richard Bonynge Fine Music Series. 
Death, Cycles and the Lines Between - Art Exhibition
27 Mar 2018
Death, Cycles and the Lines Between - Art Exhibition
Exhibition by Artist Anna Carter at Lithgow Library titled Death, Cycles and the Lines Between; A Retrospect on Fables 
Excitement Builds for Katoomba Live and Local
26 Mar 2018
Excitement Builds for Katoomba Live and Local
The program for Katoomba’s first Live and Local event has been released. 
Council’s Contribution to Funds for Community Projects
26 Mar 2018
Council’s Contribution to Funds for Community Projects
The Mayor of Lithgow, Councillor Stephen Lesslie has drawn attention to the financial contributions made by Lithgow City Council to important public projects. 
The 2018 Arts Trail is Coming Soon
25 Mar 2018
The 2018 Arts Trail is Coming Soon
Artists from Lapstone to Linden in the Blue Mountains will open their studio doors to the public for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April 2018. 
School Holiday Fun at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre & Penrith Regional Gallery
25 Mar 2018
School Holiday Fun at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre & Penrith Regional Gallery
Holiday fun for kids and their adults! Dance and art workshops, live theatre or even a trip to The Gallery are all on offer right here on your doorstep this school holidays at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery. 
Bob Brown and Bob Debus to Launch Campaign to Save Blue Mountains Wild Rivers
24 Mar 2018
Bob Brown and Bob Debus to Launch Campaign to Save Blue Mountains Wild Rivers
The Colong Foundation for Wilderness will be launching its Wild Rivers Campaign in the Blue Mountains on Monday 26th March. Dr Bob Brown and Bob Debus AM have thrown their support behind the conservation group’s push to save 65 kilometres of World Heritage Listed wild rivers from the proposed raising of Warragamba Dam wall. 
Can Money Really Buy You Everything?
24 Mar 2018
Can Money Really Buy You Everything?
David Walliams' best-selling novel Billionaire Boy comes to life onstage at The Joan in a play by Maryann Master. 
Lithgow Celebrates 2018 NSW Seniors Festival
24 Mar 2018
Lithgow Celebrates 2018 NSW Seniors Festival
Local seniors are invited to enjoy a free lunch and a show at Lithgow Library on Thursday 5 April as part of this year’s Seniors Festival. 
Community Called on to Have Their Say on Pest Animal Management
23 Mar 2018
Community Called on to Have Their Say on Pest Animal Management
Community members in the Blue Mountains are being called on to have their say on pest animal management at a consultation session in Katoomba on 27 March. 
Queer Screen Brings the Best of the 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival to the Blue Mountains
23 Mar 2018
Queer Screen Brings the Best of the 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival to the Blue Mountains
Mount Vic Flicks will host the best of Queer Screens 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival April 6 - 8. Tickets are now on sale. 
New Funding for Museum and Arts Venue in Penrith
22 Mar 2018
New Funding for Museum and Arts Venue in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin on Wednesday announced that the area is home to two of the first recipients of an innovative $350,000 fund designed to support smaller-scale capital infrastructure across arts and cultural venues. 
Local Blue Mountains Culture is Brought to Life at New Aboriginal Art Exhibit
22 Mar 2018
Local Blue Mountains Culture is Brought to Life at New Aboriginal Art Exhibit
The Standing Up Alive exhibit at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah opened recently, bringing together five Aboriginal artists for the first time at our site. Standing Up Alive is an Aboriginal expression that perfectly describes how the local communities are not only still going, but are dynamic and alive. 
Lost Bear Gallery presents Burragorang the Lost Valley
21 Mar 2018
Lost Bear Gallery presents Burragorang the Lost Valley
Following on from her successful book launch of 'Paintings from Burragorang the Lost Valley’ last November, Lost Bear Gallery is pleased to host renowned Blue Mountains Artist Robyn Collier's exhibition of the same name. 
FREE Micro-Chipping Open Day Saturday 7 April 2018
21 Mar 2018
FREE Micro-Chipping Open Day Saturday 7 April 2018
Come down to the Animal Shelter on Saturday 7 April 2018 for FREE micro-chipping of your dog or cat. 
Launch of "Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia"
20 Mar 2018
Launch of "Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia"
Noted Blue Mountains’ author, Brian Fox, will be releasing his new book, The Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia, written in collaboration with Michael Keats and John Fox, on Monday 26 March at 10.00 am at the Blue Mountains Historical Society, 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. 
Buspa Drives Daily Devotions
19 Mar 2018
Buspa Drives Daily Devotions
Trundling between Katoomba and Broome, Katoomba and Uluru, Katoomba and Vanuatu, Katoomba and Greece and Katoomba and the Holy Land for 40 years sharing the word of God with likeminded travellers on tour, the daily devotions – and kilometres – added up. 
Funding Available for Social and Sporting Infrastructure
19 Mar 2018
Funding Available for Social and Sporting Infrastructure
Funding applications are being called under Round 2 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund with a total of $1,182,312 available for social and sporting projects across the Lithgow LGA. 
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace and Lake Lyell
18 Mar 2018
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace and Lake Lyell
Lake Wallace continues to experience blue green algae, and is on “amber alert” as notified by the NSW Office of Water. 
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin Live in Concert at the Metropole Guesthouse
18 Mar 2018
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin Live in Concert at the Metropole Guesthouse
Prince Edward Island trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin announce their first tour of Australia in March/April 2018. This dynamic bluegrass ensemble will perform at The National, Yackandandah and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, plus concerts in TAS, WA, NSW and VIC. 
Draft Improvement Plans Adopted By Council
17 Mar 2018
Draft Improvement Plans Adopted By Council
Blue Mountains City Council resolved on Thursday night to adopt Draft Improvement Plans, which respond to the recommendations of two interim reports into asbestos management. 
tactile Volunteer Facilitators Call-Out!
17 Mar 2018
tactile Volunteer Facilitators Call-Out!
An exciting volunteer opportunity is available at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest for one of our upcoming exhibitions, tactile (7 April - 20 May 2018), which is part of our Autumn Exhibition Suite. 
Waste 2 Art Competition Now Open
17 Mar 2018
Waste 2 Art Competition Now Open
The Waste 2 Art competition returns to Eskbank House Museum for another year of art made from reused and recycled materials, challenging people to think differently about waste. 
Outdoor Cinema at Blast Furnace for Youth Week 2018
16 Mar 2018
Outdoor Cinema at Blast Furnace for Youth Week 2018
A free outdoor screening of the hit film ‘The BFG’ will be held at Blast Furnace Park on Saturday 14 April as part of Youth Week 2018. 
Bosom Buddies - Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney
16 Mar 2018
Bosom Buddies - Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney
Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre and favourite song and dance man, together on stage, two stars are brightly shining. 
Labor to Rebuild Foreign Aid Commitments
15 Mar 2018
Labor to Rebuild Foreign Aid Commitments
Federal Member for Macquarie has welcomed the announcement that a Shorten Labor Government will rebuild Australia’s international development assistance program and increase aid investment beyond current levels. 
Council Constructing for Kids
15 Mar 2018
Council Constructing for Kids
An exciting project for the kids of the Lithgow Local Government area is about to get underway. 
Blue Mountains Audition as Hollywood Location
14 Mar 2018
Blue Mountains Audition as Hollywood Location
The Blue Mountains is one of more than 50 inspiring NSW locations highlighted in a new video aimed at promoting statewide locations to the international film industry this month. 
Interim Mental Health Support for Young People in Lithgow
14 Mar 2018
Interim Mental Health Support for Young People in Lithgow
Interim mental health support is being made available for young people in Lithgow in response to the high rates of psychological distress among youth in the area, ahead the launch of the new headspace outreach service due later this year. 
Marise Payne Shares her Opinion on Western Sydney City Deal
13 Mar 2018
Marise Payne Shares her Opinion on Western Sydney City Deal
Sunday March 4 was an historic moment for the people of western Sydney with the signing of the momentous Western Sydney City Deal. 
Kindlehill Launches Children’s Writing Festival
13 Mar 2018
Kindlehill Launches Children’s Writing Festival
Blue Mountains’ children are encouraged to take up their pens and harness their imagination at the inaugural Kindlehill Children’s Writing Festival. 
The Good Lovelies (Canada) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse for ‘Metro Social’
12 Mar 2018
The Good Lovelies (Canada) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse for ‘Metro Social’
JUNO and four-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners The Good Lovelies return to Australia in March/April 2018, launching their new album “Shapeshifters” at Blue Mountains Music Festival, Yackandandah and The National Folk Festival and a special series of concerts across NSW and Victoria. 
New Jersey Nights at The Joan
12 Mar 2018
New Jersey Nights at The Joan
Direct from the USA & UK with a cast of West End Stars - celebrating the music of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons 
The Great Easter Adventure Arrives for the First Time at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
11 Mar 2018
The Great Easter Adventure Arrives for the First Time at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah will host its inaugural The Great Easter Adventure over four days this Easter long weekend. With outdoor fun that offers fresh air, engagement with nature, and of course, chocolate – it’s sure to be a family favourite! 
Swamped by Threats
11 Mar 2018
Swamped by Threats
Browns Swamp Himalayan Honeysuckle Eradication Day - Come and lend a hand to protect our precious upland swamps! 
The Vicar Returns to the Blue Mountains!
10 Mar 2018
The Vicar Returns to the Blue Mountains!
The Vicar of Dibley, the heartfelt and humorous BBC series, written by Richard Curtis and immortalised by Dawn French, is to be staged during April and May at the Wentworth Falls Country Club by mountains-based production company, Boxboards Theatre. 
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes - Footloose at The Joan
10 Mar 2018
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes - Footloose at The Joan
One of the most explosive movie musicals from the 80s cuts loose live on stage at The Joan on March 16 & 17 with exhilarating results. 
Women That Inspire Us: The Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands Celebrate International Women's Day
9 Mar 2018
Women That Inspire Us: The Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands Celebrate International Women's Day
In celebration of International Women's Day, we would like to introduce you to seven brilliant women from our world-class team of horticulturists and landscape architects. 
Crazylegs Gordie Mackeeman is Back for Blue Mountains Folk Festival This Month
9 Mar 2018
Crazylegs Gordie Mackeeman is Back for Blue Mountains Folk Festival This Month
For their third Australian tour, multi award-winning Canadian bluesgrass act, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are set to bring some "CrazyLegs" magic to premier folk festivals and venues across the country this March. 
Westfield Fashion Weekend Returns for Autumn 2018
8 Mar 2018
Westfield Fashion Weekend Returns for Autumn 2018
Two-day fashion festival with events, experiences and offers nationwide at Westfield 
Billionaire Boy - CDP Kids - One Show Only
8 Mar 2018
Billionaire Boy - CDP Kids - One Show Only
Twelve-year-old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend. 
Council Progresses Independent Asbestos Investigation Progress
7 Mar 2018
Council Progresses Independent Asbestos Investigation Progress
The elected Council resolved to adopt all of the recommendations of the second interim report on the Blue Mountains City Council Asbestos Investigation at an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday night. The report investigated the presence of asbestos contaminated material at the former Blackheath landfill. 
We’re Half Way There
7 Mar 2018
We’re Half Way There
Work is ramping up on the Nepean River Bridge with another major milestone achieved as the structure reaches halfway across the river. 
Blue Mountains Council Acts on Asbestos Report Recommendations
7 Mar 2018
Blue Mountains Council Acts on Asbestos Report Recommendations
Blue Mountains City Council has responded to the Sun Herald article ‘Asbestos crisis as damning report reveals failures to protect workers', on the findings of a report on the Council’s independent investigation into asbestos management. 
Blue Mountains Secures Historic Funding in Western Sydney City Deal
6 Mar 2018
Blue Mountains Secures Historic Funding in Western Sydney City Deal
Blue Mountains City Council has successfully secured millions of dollars in funding for new projects that will enhance the liveability of the Blue Mountains Local Government Area as one of eight councils signing a Western Sydney City Deal on Sunday. 
Mayors Welcome New Dawn for the West
6 Mar 2018
Mayors Welcome New Dawn for the West
Council Mayors have welcomed the Western Sydney City Deal, which will lay the foundations for the creation of a thriving Western City of 1.5 million residents within 20 years. 
Easter Storytime at Lithgow Library
5 Mar 2018
Easter Storytime at Lithgow Library
Easter is almost upon us again so Lithgow Library has a special visitor coming to Storytime to help celebrate! 
Creative Industries Expert Comes to the Blue Mountains
4 Mar 2018
Creative Industries Expert Comes to the Blue Mountains
A national expert in the Creative Industries is heading to the Blue Mountains this month thanks to Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) Creative Industries Cluster. 
Skill Yourself 2018
4 Mar 2018
Skill Yourself 2018
In conjunction with Bunnings Lithgow, the Lithgow Library will be hosting a series of basic DIY skills workshops throughout 2018 with the first session taking place on 26 March. 
Blast Off at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park
3 Mar 2018
Blast Off at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park
The rocket has returned to Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, providing a unique experience for children of the Blue Mountains and beyond. 
Harmony Day Storytime at Lithgow Library
3 Mar 2018
Harmony Day Storytime at Lithgow Library
The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’ and Lithgow Library would like to invite everyone to a special multicultural Harmony Day Storytime on Wednesday 21 March 2018. 
Heritage Activation Grants Applications Now Open
2 Mar 2018
Heritage Activation Grants Applications Now Open
The third round of the NSW Government, Heritage Activation Grants Program for publicly accessible local heritage items is now open for application. 
Katoomba RSL Announces Development Application Approval
1 Mar 2018
Katoomba RSL Announces Development Application Approval
Katoomba RSL have announced that their DA Application for the new Katoomba RSL Club building was officially approved on Tuesday night by Blue Mountains City Council. 
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