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Archive - November 2018

A Way for Businesses to Change Lives, Simply
30 Nov 2018
A Way for Businesses to Change Lives, Simply
The ‘Are You Inclusive?’ project, created by DARE Disability Support, aims to make our community the best and most inclusive for people with intellectual disability, while benefitting local businesses. Based on local research, we’re creating a free, quick and easy resource package on how to help your customers with intellectual disability, and will be promoting inclusive businesses & services. 
All Penrith Public Schools to be Air Conditioned Under Cooler Classrooms Fund
29 Nov 2018
All Penrith Public Schools to be Air Conditioned Under Cooler Classrooms Fund
The NSW Government today announced the first schools to receive air conditioning under its Cooler Classrooms program, with all public schools in the Penrith electorate set to benefit. 
Glenbrook Cinema Celebrates 50 Years in Style
29 Nov 2018
Glenbrook Cinema Celebrates 50 Years in Style
Glenbrook Cinema, under the stewardship of the Curran family, celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style on Tuesday night with a Red Carpet Gala Event attended by a full house of loyal Glenbrook Cinema customers. 
Jenny Channing & Beehive Exhibition
29 Nov 2018
Jenny Channing & Beehive Exhibition
An exhibition by Jenny Channing, a well-known local artist who uses fabric and needles to create her fabulous quilts, depicting local scenes and other images and patterns, will be held at Lithgow Library from December to January. 
Penrith Locals Featured in the Latest Edition of Seniors’ Stories
28 Nov 2018
Penrith Locals Featured in the Latest Edition of Seniors’ Stories
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith congratulates locals Ilona Krueger and Wendy Gordon on being featured in the latest edition of Seniors’ Stories. 
Lindsay Lou & Band + Special Guests Smith & Jones at The Metropole
28 Nov 2018
Lindsay Lou & Band + Special Guests Smith & Jones at The Metropole
Lindsay Lou & Band will be appearing in concert at the Metropole Guesthouse, Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ on Saturday 5th January 2019. 
Community Shares Thoughts and Ideas at Education Town Hall with Tanya Plibersek
27 Nov 2018
Community Shares Thoughts and Ideas at Education Town Hall with Tanya Plibersek
The Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury community was able to share their thoughts and ideas on school funding and education policy with Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Education, Tanya Plibersek at an Education Town Hall Meeting in Springwood. 
Great Concerts from the Friends of the Mechanics Institute, Lawson
27 Nov 2018
Great Concerts from the Friends of the Mechanics Institute, Lawson
The Friends of the Mechanics Institute are back together and organising concerts at the popular hall on the highway in Lawson. 
A Taste of Irish Christmas
26 Nov 2018
A Taste of Irish Christmas
Tapping onto the stage for a special festive season event, “A Taste of Irish Christmas” has arrived! Featuring an all star cast of World Champion Irish Dancers and critically acclaimed musicians, A Taste of Irish Christmas brings the jingle jigs down under this Christmas. 
Blue Mountains to Shine to Millions of US Television Viewers
25 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains to Shine to Millions of US Television Viewers
The beautiful scenery of the Blue Mountains will be broadcast into the homes of 76 million US television viewers after filming of the popular US television series Epic Trails takes place in the region this month. 
Have Your Say on the Hazelbrook Station Upgrade
25 Nov 2018
Have Your Say on the Hazelbrook Station Upgrade
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP encouraged the community to have a say on plans for the accessibility upgrade at Hazelbrook Station. 
Council at Forefront of NSW Disaster Recovery and Resilience
24 Nov 2018
Council at Forefront of NSW Disaster Recovery and Resilience
Blue Mountains City Council is at the forefront of activity on disaster recovery planning and community resilience in NSW. 
Christmas Storytime at Lithgow Library
24 Nov 2018
Christmas Storytime at Lithgow Library
Join us for our last Storytime of 2018, with that very special guest! 
Twilight Market in Portland this Weekend
23 Nov 2018
Twilight Market in Portland this Weekend
The Foundations will host a Twilight Market to kick off the Christmas shopping season this Saturday night. 
PP&VA Proud of Q Theatre Artists Award Success
23 Nov 2018
PP&VA Proud of Q Theatre Artists Award Success
Four Q Theatre artists have been awarded 2018/19 Create NSW Fellowships. The artists will share in over $95,000 to support self-directed professional development programs and career advancement projects. 
It's No Stunt! Lithgow City Council is Lobbying for Coal
23 Nov 2018
It's No Stunt! Lithgow City Council is Lobbying for Coal
Council's position on additional units at Mt Piper and coal is consistent with lobbying efforts throughout 2018. 
1500 New Police to Keep the Community Safe
22 Nov 2018
1500 New Police to Keep the Community Safe
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that 1,500 new police will be added to the NSW Police Force – the biggest increase in 30 years. 
Summer Reading Club is Back at Lithgow Library
22 Nov 2018
Summer Reading Club is Back at Lithgow Library
Now in its ninth year, Lithgow Library’s Summer Reading Club is back! Sign up at any branch Library to join in the fun. 
Vinnies Celebrates 10 Millionth Container Collection at Return and Earn Return Points
21 Nov 2018
Vinnies Celebrates 10 Millionth Container Collection at Return and Earn Return Points
Stuart Ayres MP Member for Penrith joined representatives from St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Tomra Cleanaway to celebrate a Return and Earn milestone with 10 million containers collected across the charity’s numerous return points. 
Have Your Say on Kingswood Station’s Upgrade
21 Nov 2018
Have Your Say on Kingswood Station’s Upgrade
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today invited the community to have their say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Kingswood Station. 
Community Invited to Join Mayoral Breakfast for White Ribbon Day
20 Nov 2018
Community Invited to Join Mayoral Breakfast for White Ribbon Day
The Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill invites the local community to join him and take a public stand against domestic violence against women at the Mayoral Breakfast on Friday 23 November. 
Australian Local Government Women’s Association Executive to Visit Lithgow
18 Nov 2018
Australian Local Government Women’s Association Executive to Visit Lithgow
Lithgow City Council is hosting the Australian Local Government Women’s Association Executive this weekend. 
Scenic World Presents Dinosaur Valley - Now Open!
18 Nov 2018
Scenic World Presents Dinosaur Valley - Now Open!
Dinosaur Valley has arrived at Scenic World, bringing the ancient rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs, daily events and family fun from November 1 – January 28. 
Political Interference a Key Concern at ABC Community Forum
17 Nov 2018
Political Interference a Key Concern at ABC Community Forum
The latest revelations about political interference at the ABC aired by Four Corners (12/11/18) were top of the list of topics up for discussion at a community forum on the public broadcaster, hosted in Wentworth Falls by Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman. 
Local JP Honoured for 50 Years of Service
17 Nov 2018
Local JP Honoured for 50 Years of Service
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith congratulates Mr Gerard Buchtmann of Emu Plains, for 50 years of service to the community as a Justice of the Peace. 
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - This Weekend!
16 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - This Weekend!
The Blue Mountains Arts Trail is on this weekend 
2019 at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
16 Nov 2018
2019 at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Theatre, performance, music and comedy - shows that'll captivate you, make you think, smile and laugh out loud in The Joan’s fun, classic and adventurous line-up of 2019. 
Have Your Say on the Glenbrook Station Upgrade
15 Nov 2018
Have Your Say on the Glenbrook Station Upgrade
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today invites the local community to have their say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Glenbrook station that will be delivered through the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program. 
Silent Night Fills Majestic Venue
15 Nov 2018
Silent Night Fills Majestic Venue
Indulge in a feast of the senses this festive season as the Konzert Kollektiv fills the grandest of the grand Blue Mountains hotels with majestic Christmas music on December 22. 
Seniors Festival Art Competition – The Art of Aging
14 Nov 2018
Seniors Festival Art Competition – The Art of Aging
To celebrate Seniors Festival 2019, Lithgow Library is hosting a senior’s art competition with great prizes to be awarded! 
Illegal Asbestos Dumpers on Notice
13 Nov 2018
Illegal Asbestos Dumpers on Notice
November is Asbestos Awareness Month 
Cinema Celebrates 50 Years with Festival and Gala Event
12 Nov 2018
Cinema Celebrates 50 Years with Festival and Gala Event
Since 1968 Glenbrook Cinema has been showcasing quality films for the local community. To mark this special 50 year milestone Glenbrook Cinema is inviting you to help celebrate this remarkable achievement by experiencing the magic of Glenbrook Cinema with some classic movies returning to the big screen in their Festival of Favourite Films. 
President's Wrap Up of the 2018 Business Awards
11 Nov 2018
President's Wrap Up of the 2018 Business Awards
Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber President, Mark Barton said this year's awards were “Simply the Best Blue Mountains Business Awards” 
Penrith Youth Orchestra to Perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra
10 Nov 2018
Penrith Youth Orchestra to Perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra
The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), The Joan and Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) are thrilled to present a performance by the Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO) on Sunday 25 November. 
Channel 7 Sunrise in Winmalee – Urging Community to be Bushfire Ready
9 Nov 2018
Channel 7 Sunrise in Winmalee – Urging Community to be Bushfire Ready
Channel 7s Sunrise program spent Sunday (4 November) morning in Winmalee, getting the message out about bushfire preparedness and adequate home insurance. 
Wentworth Falls Tennis Club Open Day
9 Nov 2018
Wentworth Falls Tennis Club Open Day
Dust off the racquets and bring your whole family to our free tennis open day on Sunday, November 25 from 10am to 12 noon. Surrounded by beautiful parkland and bushland, the club, is the most active tennis club in the upper mountains and they’d like you to be part of it. 
Penrith Property Professionals Upskill on Real Estate Rights
8 Nov 2018
Penrith Property Professionals Upskill on Real Estate Rights
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that residents have the opportunity to learn about consumer rights and trader responsibilities next week when NSW Fair Trading is in the region. 
Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018 Winners Announced
6 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018 Winners Announced
Last Friday night saw the annual Blue Mountains Business Awards held at a black tie event at the Fairmont Resort, Leura. Blue Mountains business people were out in their finest as they anxiously awaited the results. Over 350 businesses and individuals participated in this year’s awards, and many of them joined together to celebrate the finest businesses in the mountains. 
Memorable Send-Off Aboard River Icon
6 Nov 2018
Memorable Send-Off Aboard River Icon
A new business partnership between two Penrith mates has created an opportunity for local residents to celebrate the life of a loved one aboard the iconic Nepean Belle paddlewheeler. 
Destination Ambassador Training for Local Taxi Drivers
6 Nov 2018
Destination Ambassador Training for Local Taxi Drivers
Local taxi drivers are being trained to be tourism advocates, in an innovative pilot program. 
Lithgow Remembers Those Who Served in World War One
5 Nov 2018
Lithgow Remembers Those Who Served in World War One
A plaque commemorating Lithgow residents who served in World War One is to be unveiled at this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Park at 11:00am on Sunday 11 November. 
Signed, Sealed & Delivered: Upgrades to Grassroots Penrith Sport Facilities Completed
5 Nov 2018
Signed, Sealed & Delivered: Upgrades to Grassroots Penrith Sport Facilities Completed
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the successful completion of upgrades to key sporting facilities in Lindsay following over $1 million in funding being provided for the projects by the Liberal-National Government. 
Capstone Editing Announces Two Grants to Support Indigenous High School Students and Mid-Career Researchers
5 Nov 2018
Capstone Editing Announces Two Grants to Support Indigenous High School Students and Mid-Career Researchers
An Australian business established to support students and academics is offering two grants to ease the pressures of two vastly different groups: Indigenous high school students and mid-career researchers. 
Upcoming Fashion Parade at Penrith Regional Gallery Hosted by Stafford Fashions and Friends of the Gallery
4 Nov 2018
Upcoming Fashion Parade at Penrith Regional Gallery Hosted by Stafford Fashions and Friends of the Gallery
The Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest are proud to host a special morning tea showcasing Stafford Fashions’ Spring/Summer range with a fashion parade held at the Gallery on Monday 19 Nov at 10.00am. 
Intergenerational Playgroup Launched in Portland
4 Nov 2018
Intergenerational Playgroup Launched in Portland
The Portland Tabulam Health Centre held its first intergenerational playgroup on Monday 29 October 2018 in partnership with Communities & Kids – LINC and Lithgow City Council.


 
Clubs Across the Region set to Benefit from World T20 Tournament Funding
4 Nov 2018
Clubs Across the Region set to Benefit from World T20 Tournament Funding
Local cricket clubs and grounds across the Penrith and Blue Mountains regions are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund. 
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - November 2018
4 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - November 2018
Artist Frank Boyle is one of thirteen artists opening their studio doors to the public this November during the Blue Mountains Arts Trail. 
Get Amongst the Fun This Weekend!
3 Nov 2018
Get Amongst the Fun This Weekend!
Real Festival takes over the Nepean River this weekend, bringing Australia’s best theatre performers, artists and creative minds together in one stunning outdoor location. 
Fishing Enthusiasts, Apply Now for a Recreational Fishing Trust Grant
3 Nov 2018
Fishing Enthusiasts, Apply Now for a Recreational Fishing Trust Grant
Do you have a great idea for improving fishing in the local area? Then now is the time to apply for a grant from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust. 
Warrimoo Community Project a Finalist in Prestigious National Resilient Australia Awards
3 Nov 2018
Warrimoo Community Project a Finalist in Prestigious National Resilient Australia Awards
The national Resilient Australia Awards are a prestigious nation-wide program that recognises and promotes initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience. 
BMCC Customer Service Team Recognised at National Awards
3 Nov 2018
BMCC Customer Service Team Recognised at National Awards
Blue Mountains City Council was honoured in three categories, including Customer Service Team of the Year, at the 2018 National Local Government Customer Service Awards. 
The Dawn Wall Extra Blue Mountains Show Added!
2 Nov 2018
The Dawn Wall Extra Blue Mountains Show Added!
After two SOLD OUT shows at the Fairmont Resort earlier this month, The Dawn Wall is back in the Blue Mountains for an extra screening, this time at Mount Vic Flicks. Join us on 13 November for your last chance to see the film on the big screen. 
Blue Mountains Neighbourhood Centres Join Together for the Greater Good
2 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Neighbourhood Centres Join Together for the Greater Good
After a combined 100 years of community service, the Katoomba, Mid Mountains and Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centres will join together under a new umbrella organisation called ‘Belong Blue Mountains Community and Neighbourhood Services’ in an effort to grow and improve the invaluable services they provide for the Blue Mountains community. 
Memorial Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Firefighter Deaths
2 Nov 2018
Memorial Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Firefighter Deaths
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has acknowledged the service of three Blue Mountains members who were tragically killed in the 1968 Springwood bush fires. 
Scenic World Presents Dinosaur Valley Now Open
1 Nov 2018
Scenic World Presents Dinosaur Valley Now Open
Dinosaur Valley has arrived at Scenic World, bringing the ancient rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs, daily events and family fun from November 1 – January 28. 
Mallard Calls on Labor to Get Behind Western Sydney Airport
1 Nov 2018
Mallard Calls on Labor to Get Behind Western Sydney Airport
Blue Mountains based government member of the NSW Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MP has called upon Labor MPs and Councils to get behind the new Western Sydney airport and Aerotropolis. 
People's Choice Award Winner to be Revealed at the Blue Mountains Business Awards Tomorrow
1 Nov 2018
People's Choice Award Winner to be Revealed at the Blue Mountains Business Awards Tomorrow
BlueMountainsAustralia.com is pleased to be sponsoring the People's Choice Award in the prestigious Blue Mountains Business Awards for 2018. 
Enova Community Energy - Part of Australia's Renewable Energy Solution
1 Nov 2018
Enova Community Energy - Part of Australia's Renewable Energy Solution
Enova Community Energy, Australia's first community-owned renewable energy, is proof it is possible to deliver lower cost, greater security and reliability and lower carbon emissions. 
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