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Archive - July 2018

Launch of Resilient Sydney
31 Jul 2018
Launch of Resilient Sydney
Sydney Unveils First Ever Comprehensive Metro Scale Resilience Strategy 
Local Artist featured as Broadway Sydney Launches New Art for All Collaboration
31 Jul 2018
Local Artist featured as Broadway Sydney Launches New Art for All Collaboration
This month Broadway Sydney unveiled their collaboration with five highly respected Sydney artists as part of their Level 1 refurbishment. Art from each of the artists will transform the levels of the shopping precinct as part of the ‘Art for All’ installation. 
Lithgow Council Joins WSROC – Extends Western Sydney Footprint to Lithgow LGA
30 Jul 2018
Lithgow Council Joins WSROC – Extends Western Sydney Footprint to Lithgow LGA
Lithgow Council has accepted an invitation to join the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC) following recognition of the benefits to both the WSROC membership and the Lithgow community. 
A Grand Affair at The Joan! Eight Grands: An Orchestra of Pianos
30 Jul 2018
A Grand Affair at The Joan! Eight Grands: An Orchestra of Pianos
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is preparing for a piano spectacular of rarely seen magnitude. On 18 August the majestic Concert Hall stage will hold not one, not two or three – but EIGHT - grand pianos. 
Do You Work With Any Young People into Dance, Music or Hip-Hop?
29 Jul 2018
Do You Work With Any Young People into Dance, Music or Hip-Hop?
MMAD have just recently launched MMADness for the second half of 2018 and are calling for any young people who would benefit from being in a creative, supportive and positive environment in our Music, Dance and Mentoring programs. 
Australians Encouraged to Discuss Organ Donation During DonateLife Week
29 Jul 2018
Australians Encouraged to Discuss Organ Donation During DonateLife Week
DonateLife Week, Sunday 29 July - Sunday 5 August 2018
Donate Strength. Donate Adventure. Donate Love. DonateLife. 
Aussie Women to Feature in Our Very Own Women's Adventure Film Tour
28 Jul 2018
Aussie Women to Feature in Our Very Own Women's Adventure Film Tour
Australia is blessed with some amazing adventurers, but until recently their stories were rarely seen on the big screen with adventure film festivals dominated by overseas male content. Well all that is about to change with the second season of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour set to focus heavily on local female stories. 
Mic Conway’s National Junk Band Live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
28 Jul 2018
Mic Conway’s National Junk Band Live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Jug band blues, political satire and lunatic on-stage antics combine as a new-vaudevillian comedy cabaret. 
Update on Changed Traffic Conditions on M4 at South Penrith
27 Jul 2018
Update on Changed Traffic Conditions on M4 at South Penrith
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the M4 Motorway at South Penrith as part of ongoing work to build a new interchange at The Northern Road. 
State Executive Celebrating Women!
27 Jul 2018
State Executive Celebrating Women!
Did you know women make up one third of our councillors across the nation? 
Local Support for People Experiencing Personality Disorders
27 Jul 2018
Local Support for People Experiencing Personality Disorders
Adolescents, adults, and their families and friends in Penrith and the Blue Mountains will have better access to mental health support for personality disorders as a specialised clinic and staff training is set to be implemented in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. 
Council Appoints Permanent General Manager
26 Jul 2018
Council Appoints Permanent General Manager
Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, has announced the appointment of Rosemary Dillon to the permanent role of General Manager of Blue Mountains City Council, following last night’s Council meeting. 
Call for Affordable Medical Imaging Services
26 Jul 2018
Call for Affordable Medical Imaging Services
Patients are being forced to join lengthy waiting lists, face delays to their medical care or miss out on diagnosis altogether because there is no MRI machine in the Blue Mountains. 
Faulty Tales Plays to Rave Reviews
25 Jul 2018
Faulty Tales Plays to Rave Reviews
Faulty TalesTM, the long-running and brilliant parody of the greatest BBC sitcom ever to be made, has returned with great acclaim to the Wentworth Falls Country Club. 
Reducing Winter Air Pollution
25 Jul 2018
Reducing Winter Air Pollution
With winter well and truly in full swing, residents can assist in reducing winter smoke and ensure their fires are burning correctly. 
Scenic World Improves Visitor Experience with New Cableway Cabin
24 Jul 2018
Scenic World Improves Visitor Experience with New Cableway Cabin
Scenic World is continuing to evolve its world class visitor experience with a four million dollar upgrade of the Scenic Cableway, in a move that will improve the visitor experience of the most visited privately owned tourism attraction in Australia. 
Local Digital Mentoring Volunteering Opportunities
24 Jul 2018
Local Digital Mentoring Volunteering Opportunities
Give people the power to be online and use technology! Become a Digital Mentor today. Everything is going online; without the skills to use technology, people are becoming more and more excluded from the modern world and all it has to offer. 
Take A Seat: Council and Community Install New Bus Stop Seat
23 Jul 2018
Take A Seat: Council and Community Install New Bus Stop Seat
Blue Mountains City Council has installed a new seat at the bus stop on the corner of Blaxland Road and Darwin Ave, Wentworth Falls to improve the comfort of those residents using the local bus service. 
Intergenerational Playgroup Uniting the Young and the Young at Heart
22 Jul 2018
Intergenerational Playgroup Uniting the Young and the Young at Heart
Lithgow City Council has joined forces with Portland Tabulam Health Centre and LINC’s Communities & Kids to deliver an innovative intergenerational playgroup. 
New Funding to Help Revitalise Blackheath Town Centre
22 Jul 2018
New Funding to Help Revitalise Blackheath Town Centre
Blackheath is set to benefit from improved community and visitor infrastructure following the announcement that the Turnbull Government will help fund the Blackheath town centre project and upgrades to tourist facilities under the Building Better Regions Fund - Infrastructure Projects Stream. 
Create Your Post-media Success Workshop
21 Jul 2018
Create Your Post-media Success Workshop
Journalists, photographers, researchers and sub-editors who have been made redundant, retired or otherwise farewelled from a media outlet can learn how to re-establish themselves at a workshop at Parramatta RSL Club on Friday, August 24. 
Political Art and Artists in the Digital Age - Free Public Forum
21 Jul 2018
Political Art and Artists in the Digital Age - Free Public Forum
Penrith Regional Gallery will close its Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition with a forum of artists, curators, thinkers and activists to discuss the role and scope of political art in the digital age. How has social media changed the political landscape and artist commentary? 
Let’s Celebrate Wattle Day
20 Jul 2018
Let’s Celebrate Wattle Day
To herald the approach of Spring, Lithgow and District Community Nursery, with involvement from Lithgow and Oberon Landcare Association, Lithgow Tidy Towns and Lithgow Library are celebrating Wattle Day with a special morning tea and talks on Thursday 30 August 2018 from 11.00am. 
Changed Traffic Conditions on M4 at South Penrith
19 Jul 2018
Changed Traffic Conditions on M4 at South Penrith
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the M4 Motorway at South Penrith. As part of work to build a new interchange over the M4, night time work hours have been extended by one hour from 4am to 5am tomorrow. 
Funding Boost for Home-Grown Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival
19 Jul 2018
Funding Boost for Home-Grown Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival
Plans for an independent writers’ festival in Macquarie are one step closer, following the announcement that Varuna the National Writers House has received $27,500 in funding under the Turnbull Government’s Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream. 
Voting Now Open for People’s Choice Award 2018
18 Jul 2018
Voting Now Open for People’s Choice Award 2018
Voting is now open for the popular BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s Choice Award as part of the 2018 Blue Mountains Business Awards. 
Open Studio Artists in Production with $15,000 Donation from Southlands
18 Jul 2018
Open Studio Artists in Production with $15,000 Donation from Southlands
Three emerging local artists are the recipients of the 2018 Southlands Breakthrough Award. 
E-Waste: Free Television and Computer Recycling
17 Jul 2018
E-Waste: Free Television and Computer Recycling
Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and much of it ends up in landfill. Some e-waste contains toxic chemicals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. This is why it’s so important to dispose of electronic items correctly. E-waste can also contain precious metals that can be recycled. 
Local Drug Action Team for Lithgow
16 Jul 2018
Local Drug Action Team for Lithgow
The Australian Government and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) have announced funding for a Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) for Lithgow to help prevent harm from alcohol and other drugs. 
Free 2 Hour Workshops for Learner Driver Supervisors
15 Jul 2018
Free 2 Hour Workshops for Learner Driver Supervisors
Are you teaching your young person to drive or about to start? Teaching someone to drive can be a happy experience - all you need are a few tips... 
Mountains of Help for Young People in the Mountains
14 Jul 2018
Mountains of Help for Young People in the Mountains
Life can sometimes get complicated, and there are times when you need help - help dealing with the law, help finding a safe place to live, help just getting through the next 24 hours. 
Hercules Flypast of Sydney Harbour and Western Sydney For 75th Anniversary of No. 37 Squadron
13 Jul 2018
Hercules Flypast of Sydney Harbour and Western Sydney For 75th Anniversary of No. 37 Squadron
A formation of up to six C-130J Hercules transport aircraft will fly over Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury region on Friday, 13 July 2018, between 1:00pm and 1:25pm to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Air Force’s No. 37 Squadron. 
Did You Know You May Already Have a My Health Record?
13 Jul 2018
Did You Know You May Already Have a My Health Record?
For the rest of Australia, 16 July marks the launch of the three month opt-out period for the Federal Government’s My Health Record expansion program. In the Nepean Blue Mountains region, most people already have a My Health Record that was created as part of the 2016 Opt-Out Trial. 
‘Days Like These’ Links City and Country and People of Diversity
13 Jul 2018
‘Days Like These’ Links City and Country and People of Diversity
A contemporary theatre production that blossomed in regional NSW returns home to Western Sydney with renewed spark and depth. 
Councillors Take Opportunity to Discuss Lithgow Potential with Shadow Minister for Defense
12 Jul 2018
Councillors Take Opportunity to Discuss Lithgow Potential with Shadow Minister for Defense
Councillor Darryl Goodwin, Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew and Mayor Stephen Lesslie met with the Hon Richard Marles MP, Member for Corio and Shadow Minister for Defence as part of Lithgow Council’s advocacy in Canberra on the 19th June 2018. 
Discover the Prehistoric ‘Jurassic Garden’ at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
12 Jul 2018
Discover the Prehistoric ‘Jurassic Garden’ at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Take a trip back in time to the ancient land of Gondwana, and get ready for a fantastic FREE family day of hands-on science fun at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. 
Pony Face (Melbourne) + Special Guests Lazy Colts + Sarah Humphreys (Blue Mountains) at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba
11 Jul 2018
Pony Face (Melbourne) + Special Guests Lazy Colts + Sarah Humphreys (Blue Mountains) at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba
Pony Face are one of the most revered and beloved bands in the Melbourne music scene. Their songs are mesmerising and immersive: creating layers of sonic electric guitar textures around deep driving bass grooves, with echoes from the Badlands. 
Night Road Closures Along the M4 at The Northern Road
11 Jul 2018
Night Road Closures Along the M4 at The Northern Road
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions along the M4 Motorway from Friday 13 July to 10 August for continuing night road work to build a new interchange across the M4 at The Northern Road in South Penrith. 
Community Infrastructure Grants Funding Now Open
10 Jul 2018
Community Infrastructure Grants Funding Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities to apply for funding through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. 
2018 Blue Mountains City of The Arts Trust Grant Recipients
10 Jul 2018
2018 Blue Mountains City of The Arts Trust Grant Recipients
Seven arts projects are to receive more than $59,000 in funding, thanks to an annual grants program. 
Aquatic Centre to Close for Maintenance
9 Jul 2018
Aquatic Centre to Close for Maintenance
From 29th September 2018 to 7th October 2018, JM Robson Aquatic
Centre has scheduled shut down times to enable contractors to
complete urgent works. 
A Month of Emerging Artists Across Theatre, Music and Art Led by Q Theatre
9 Jul 2018
A Month of Emerging Artists Across Theatre, Music and Art Led by Q Theatre
Q Theatre makes an impact in July, with three exciting new projects from young and early career artists creating a buzz of creative energy and offering a glimpse into our region’s artistic future. DECODED, Breakthrough: Open Studio and Mouth of the River have each been developed through Q Theatre’s Workshop series. 
Leading Men and a Leading Lady at The Joan
8 Jul 2018
Leading Men and a Leading Lady at The Joan
This month’s Morning Melodies at The Joan will take you on a journey through the best of Broadway and musical theatre with a performance by some of the best of Australia’s stage and on-screen talents. 
Young Historians Have the Opportunity to Tour Battlefields of Europe
8 Jul 2018
Young Historians Have the Opportunity to Tour Battlefields of Europe
The 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program has now opened and local high school students are encouraged to enter the essay competition. 
National Diabetes Week: 8th - 14 July 2018
7 Jul 2018
National Diabetes Week: 8th - 14 July 2018
The National Diabetes Week campaign "It’s About Time" aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes. 
Boating Gets Better at Tench Reserve
7 Jul 2018
Boating Gets Better at Tench Reserve
Work has begun on new upgrades to Tench Reserve which will benefit the local community. 
Council Advocates Coal Fired Power Stations for Reliable Base Load to Minister for Environment and Energy
6 Jul 2018
Council Advocates Coal Fired Power Stations for Reliable Base Load to Minister for Environment and Energy
Lithgow’s Mayor Stephen Lesslie, Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew and Cr Ray Thompson met with the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for Environment and Energy on the 18th June 2018 in Canberra. 
Springwood Art Show On Again
6 Jul 2018
Springwood Art Show On Again
Art collectors, shrewd investors and casual viewers alike are invited to the first and longest running art show in the Blue Mountains during the first weekend in August. 
Notification - Track Closures Leura Forest - Thursday 5th July
5 Jul 2018
Notification - Track Closures Leura Forest - Thursday 5th July
Temporary closure for helicopter operations 6:00am to 12:00pm. 
Snow-Dusted Yulefest Winter Warmers
5 Jul 2018
Snow-Dusted Yulefest Winter Warmers
The enchantment of opera performed within a legendary party palace, fine dining, the intimacy of crackling fireplaces and even the possibility of snow-dusted landscapes this Yulefest with Escarpment Group. 
Katoomba Solstice Celebration a Success
5 Jul 2018
Katoomba Solstice Celebration a Success
Up to 2,000 people attended Council’s free multi-venue family-friendly celebration in the Katoomba CBD on Saturday, 23 June 2018. 
Environmental Trust Grant to Support ‘Tree Changers’ Land Management Skills
4 Jul 2018
Environmental Trust Grant to Support ‘Tree Changers’ Land Management Skills
Environmental Trust Grants Director, Peter Dixon, has announced $2 million from the State’s Environmental Trust would go towards improving the land management knowledge and skills of ‘tree changers’ who’ve bought rural small holdings and those new to farming. 
Lithgow Adventure Playground
4 Jul 2018
Lithgow Adventure Playground
The tender for construction of the Lithgow Adventure Playground has just been awarded by Lithgow City Council with works to commence soon. 
NAIDOC in the Mountains 2018
3 Jul 2018
NAIDOC in the Mountains 2018
The 2018 National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) in the Mountains will see Blue Mountains City Council, the Aboriginal Advisory Council and the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre (ACRC) host a range of events for the duration of July. 
Childcare Relief for Australian Families
3 Jul 2018
Childcare Relief for Australian Families
More support for more families with the cost of child care starts from today. 
Creative Business Workshops Come to Lithgow
2 Jul 2018
Creative Business Workshops Come to Lithgow
Award-winning creative industries expert Monica Davidson is coming to Lithgow to run a day of workshops and events in partnership with Lithgow City Council and NSW Business Connect. 
New Waste Charges for Tyres and Mattresses
2 Jul 2018
New Waste Charges for Tyres and Mattresses
Lithgow Council wishes to advise users of the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility that new waste charges are being introduced for tyres and mattresses from 1st July 2018. 
Protecting the Eastern Water Dragon
1 Jul 2018
Protecting the Eastern Water Dragon
On Friday Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined volunteers of Conservation Volunteers Australia to announce that the Eastern Water Dragons (EWD) habitat in Penrith will benefit from a conservation grant of $5,000. 
Future Finders Roll Out Education Tasters
1 Jul 2018
Future Finders Roll Out Education Tasters
Lithgow City Council’s Future Finders program is now offering select high school students the opportunity to be a part of an ‘Education Taster’ to get a taste for campus life in Lithgow and gain a clearer understanding of the local course offerings. 
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