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Archive - February 2019

Local Projects to Tackle Youth Unemployment
28 Feb 2019
Local Projects to Tackle Youth Unemployment
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced six organisations have been identified to deliver government-supported programs to help young people into work in the Penrith and Blue Mountains areas. 
Entries Invited for John Wellings Award
28 Feb 2019
Entries Invited for John Wellings Award
Lithgow Library is inviting school aged children to once again take part in the annual John Wellings Award competition. 
Locals Shine in Short Tasty Theatre Treats
27 Feb 2019
Locals Shine in Short Tasty Theatre Treats
Week Five of ‘the biggest little theatre festival in the world’ is a special Women’s Week – in recognition of International Women’s Day. 
Gary Hayes Exhibition - Lithgow Library
27 Feb 2019
Gary Hayes Exhibition - Lithgow Library
Lithgow Library will be hosting a fabulous exhibition by photographer Gary Hayes during March. 
Change Starts With You! Community Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, 3 March 2019
26 Feb 2019
Change Starts With You! Community Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, 3 March 2019
2019 Clean Up Australia Day registrations are now open, so it’s time to check out rubbish hotspots in your neighbourhood and challenge your friends and family to make 2019 the year when change starts with you. 
Lithgow Council Free Microchipping Month - March 2019
26 Feb 2019
Lithgow Council Free Microchipping Month - March 2019
If you love your pets then microchip them it's FREE to Lithgow City residents during March 2019. 
Blackheath Golf Weekly Results
25 Feb 2019
Blackheath Golf Weekly Results
Remember our Sunday Golf Challenge starts this weekend giving golfers another opportunity to get a game in on our beautiful course! To play, or for any other enquiries, ring Darrin’s friendly Pro Shop on 47875643. 
International Women's Day 2019 - Lithgow Library
25 Feb 2019
International Women's Day 2019 - Lithgow Library
#BalanceforBetter – International Women’s Day

Lithgow Library will be celebrating International Women's Day with a lunchtime speaker event on Friday 8 March from 12.00-2.00pm. 
Future Finders Career Helper Offers Izzy a Step up
25 Feb 2019
Future Finders Career Helper Offers Izzy a Step up
Council’s Future Finders career pathway program recently supported local young musician Isabelle Cobcroft to build her portfolio through the Future Finders Career Helper. 
Minister Gabrielle Upton Visits Radiata Plateau
24 Feb 2019
Minister Gabrielle Upton Visits Radiata Plateau
NSW Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton MP met with representatives from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society and local residents last week at Radiata Plateau, Katoomba at the invitation of Blue Mountains Liberal Candidate Owen Laffin and Upper House MP and Blue Mountains local Shayne Mallard. 
Blue Mountains Families Call for Inclusive Playground
24 Feb 2019
Blue Mountains Families Call for Inclusive Playground
A campaign for a new inclusive playground has been launched in the Blue Mountains. 
GalleryONE88 Exhibition Openings
23 Feb 2019
GalleryONE88 Exhibition Openings
GalleryONE88 Fine Arts Directors, Sharon and Victor, would like to invite you to join them to two Exhibition Openings on Saturday 23rd February. 
Susan O’Neill & Andie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
23 Feb 2019
Susan O’Neill & Andie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
All the way from Co. Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O'Neill's soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old & new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk & her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining & enchanting musical experience. 
Cleaning Up and Preserving Our Waterways
23 Feb 2019
Cleaning Up and Preserving Our Waterways
Rivers and waterways in and around the Blue Mountains will be eligible to share in $200 million to help restore urban waterways to their natural beauty, under a Labor Government. 
All About Women - Live Stream at The Joan
22 Feb 2019
All About Women - Live Stream at The Joan
Experience the main stage action of All About Women as it is streamed live from Sydney Opera House, right here in Penrith at The Joan Sunday 10 March from 12 noon. 
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Annual McLaughlin Address
21 Feb 2019
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Annual McLaughlin Address
The Blue Mountains Historical Society’s Annual McLaughlin Address will be presented by Dr Grace Karskens. 
Liberal Nationals Government Delivers Over $200,000 for Grassroots Sport Facilities in the Blue Mountains
21 Feb 2019
Liberal Nationals Government Delivers Over $200,000 for Grassroots Sport Facilities in the Blue Mountains
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne welcomed the announcement of more than $200,000 funding for local sporting infrastructure in the Blue Mountains as part of the second $30 million round of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program. 
Darley's Served Top 100 Listing
20 Feb 2019
Darley's Served Top 100 Listing
The Darley's Restaurant reign at the pinnacle of the Blue Mountains fine dining scene has been further validated with a top 100 ranking by a prestigious international culinary guide. 
BMCC to Host Cities Power Partnership Expert Roundtable on Climate Change, Bushfires and Local Government
19 Feb 2019
BMCC to Host Cities Power Partnership Expert Roundtable on Climate Change, Bushfires and Local Government
More than 60 local government representatives, academics and community groups from around Australia will attend a forum in the Blue Mountains on Tuesday, 19 February, to share knowledge on the growing risks that come with longer, more intense bushfire seasons. 
Singers of Note - Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet
18 Feb 2019
Singers of Note - Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet
A vibrant morning of unaccompanied vocal harmony at Penrith Regional Gallery, featuring the Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet performing rich and varied barbershop music. 
Emu Plains Senior Recognised with a 2019 Local Achievement Award
17 Feb 2019
Emu Plains Senior Recognised with a 2019 Local Achievement Award
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith presented Susan Gallagher, of Emu Plains with a 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award. 
New Memorial Plaque For Glenbrook
16 Feb 2019
New Memorial Plaque For Glenbrook
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Mr Denis Bainbridge, President of the Glenbrook & District Historical Society (GDHS) to announce funding assistance of $885 for a memorial plaque. 
Wolfe Bros Play Majestic Blue Mountains Venue
16 Feb 2019
Wolfe Bros Play Majestic Blue Mountains Venue
Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar winners The Wolfe Brothers will rock the Blue Mountains escarpment when they bring their Country Heart National Tour to the most majestic live gig venue in the region on March 30. 
First Aid Training for Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Volunteers
15 Feb 2019
First Aid Training for Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Volunteers
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Mr Dick Turner of Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve and Nursery to announce funding assistance of $1000. 
Celebrating Creative Aging - Seniors Week at Lithgow Library
15 Feb 2019
Celebrating Creative Aging - Seniors Week at Lithgow Library
Seniors Week events at the Lithgow Library this year will be a little different to previous years with the opportunity to learn a new skill, become aware of your legal rights or be entertained by our budding poets during a Poetry Slam. 
Old Cricket Nets No Longer Making the Grade
14 Feb 2019
Old Cricket Nets No Longer Making the Grade
Cricketers of all ages and abilities in the lower Mountains will soon benefit from improved training facilities to be constructed at Knapsack Park, Glenbrook. 
Lithgow Adventure Playground to Open
14 Feb 2019
Lithgow Adventure Playground to Open
The Lithgow Adventure Playground set to open in late February will be a delight for children wanting to enjoy an amazing and uniquely Lithgow play experience. 
Exciting New Golf Initiative
13 Feb 2019
Exciting New Golf Initiative
Blackheath Golf Club is offereing great prizes in the Blue Mountains' most exciting golf initiative in many years! 
Guitar Legends Coming to Lawson Mechanics Institute
13 Feb 2019
Guitar Legends Coming to Lawson Mechanics Institute
A night of guitar mastery.

Slava & Leonard Grigoryan will be joined by Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel at the Lawson Mechanics Institute on Saturday, 16 February. 
800 New Commuter Car Spaces at Emu Plains
12 Feb 2019
800 New Commuter Car Spaces at Emu Plains
The number of parking spaces available for customers at Emu Plains train station will more than double under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. 
The River Cave - Jenolan's Underworld Labyrinth
12 Feb 2019
The River Cave - Jenolan's Underworld Labyrinth
The River Cave is a mind-bending labyrinth, with awe-inspiring chambers and pure water. This is one of the longest tours at Jenolan, with 1,298 stair steps, and 2 steep ladders. 
Have Your Say on Housing Needs in the Blue Mountains
11 Feb 2019
Have Your Say on Housing Needs in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council know that housing is one of the most important issues for our community. 
How to Get Involved with Clean Up Australia Day
11 Feb 2019
How to Get Involved with Clean Up Australia Day
Get together with family and friends for Clean Up Australia Day. Together we can help keep our parks, walking tracks, waterways and public areas beautiful. 
Sydney Design Festival Partners with Penrith Regional Gallery for Design Event
10 Feb 2019
Sydney Design Festival Partners with Penrith Regional Gallery for Design Event
Ideal Interiors: In Conversation With Designer Charles Wilson - A Sydney Design Festival 2019 event - Explore world-renowned design at Penrith Regional Gallery. 
Exposé Exhibition Program 2020 Call for Submissions Now Open
10 Feb 2019
Exposé Exhibition Program 2020 Call for Submissions Now Open
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is calling for Submissions from Blue Mountains Artists for the Exposé Exhibition Program 2020. 
Retail Business Accelerator Program on Offer
10 Feb 2019
Retail Business Accelerator Program on Offer
Lithgow City Council is inviting local businesses to participate in its Retail Business Accelerator Program to assist local businesses in acquiring skills and competencies for the success of their business 
Becoming a Calmer and Happier Mum
9 Feb 2019
Becoming a Calmer and Happier Mum
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is pleased to announce that we have been able to book a well-known and respected Sydney Counsellor – Wendy Gilroy, M.A.C.A Counsellor & Therapist for Women, to present her popular Talk ‘Becoming a calmer and happier mum’. 
Miss Lilian's Lucky Lunar New Year
9 Feb 2019
Miss Lilian's Lucky Lunar New Year
Celebrate family unity, vitality and respect for your elders with the exotic flavours of the Orient when the Miss Lilian Teahouse heralds the Year of the Pig throughout February. 
Nepean River Parks to be Improved for Greater Public Use
8 Feb 2019
Nepean River Parks to be Improved for Greater Public Use
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres have announced $10 million to improve riverside parklands on the Nepean River in Penrith, part of a $150 million investment in new and improved parklands. 
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards Celebrated
8 Feb 2019
Australia Day Citizenship and Local Citizenship Awards Celebrated
Lithgow City Council Mayor Ray Thompson welcomed new Australian citizens and celebrated the achievements of local individuals at Lithgow City Council’s Australia Day ceremony held at Queen Elizabeth Park on 26 January 2019. 
Swimming and Water Safety Lessons for All Primary School Kids
7 Feb 2019
Swimming and Water Safety Lessons for All Primary School Kids
All Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury children will have the chance to be safer swimmers, with access to swimming and water safety lessons in primary school under a Shorten Labor Government. 
Helping To Build an Inclusive and Equitable Lithgow
7 Feb 2019
Helping To Build an Inclusive and Equitable Lithgow
Lithgow City Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members interested in promoting, supporting and advocating for inclusiveness and equity within our region by participating in the soon to be formed Women’s Advisory Committee. 
State Government Delivers Funding for Varuna Writers House in Katoomba
6 Feb 2019
State Government Delivers Funding for Varuna Writers House in Katoomba
Legislative Council member of the NSW Government Shayne Mallard and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced yesterday that the Varuna Writers’ House in Katoomba has received a grant of $100,000 towards the building of a fully accessible Writers’ Studio on the much loved heritage listed property. 
Big Win for Type 1 Diabetes Research – Record Funding Boost
6 Feb 2019
Big Win for Type 1 Diabetes Research – Record Funding Boost
Research into Type 1 diabetes will receive a record boost in funding under a Shorten Labor government. 
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Walking Tracks - 7-8 February 2019
6 Feb 2019
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Walking Tracks - 7-8 February 2019
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February 2019 – weather dependent. 
Chutzpah Returns for Majestic Vintage Festival
5 Feb 2019
Chutzpah Returns for Majestic Vintage Festival
The chutzpah of the golden age of jazz music, elegant fashion, speakeasies and all things Oriental will return in majestic style when the grandest of the grand Blue Mountains hotels hosts Roaring 20s Festival events on February 23 – 24. 
Council to Provide New Streamlined Business Service
5 Feb 2019
Council to Provide New Streamlined Business Service
Blue Mountains City Council will partner in Service NSW’s ‘Easy to do Business’ program for those opening or expanding a small business, to streamline the process. 
Sculpture at Scenic World Accommodation Deals Set the Stage for Perfect Autumn Arts Escape
4 Feb 2019
Sculpture at Scenic World Accommodation Deals Set the Stage for Perfect Autumn Arts Escape
Scenic World has partnered with some of the Blue Mountains’ leading accommodation providers to roll out a series of exclusive Sculpture at Scenic World package deals. 
Four Hands, One Grand - Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo
4 Feb 2019
Four Hands, One Grand - Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo
Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are two compelling, talented young musicians that come from a strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians. 
Celebrating Seniors in the Blue Mountains
4 Feb 2019
Celebrating Seniors in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council are celebrating older people in the Blue Mountains in February, with the annual Blue Mountains Seniors Recognition Awards and a month-long program of activities. 
Sweetheart Options for Valentine's Day 2019
3 Feb 2019
Sweetheart Options for Valentine's Day 2019
Cupid’s day of love is almost here, and lovers of all ages can celebrate amoré in unforgettable style with fine dining, majestic venues and even a private table aboard the region’s very own love boat. 
Lions on a Mission to Break a World Record Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research this February
3 Feb 2019
Lions on a Mission to Break a World Record Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research this February
In recognition of Childhood Cancer Day on 15th February, Lions are encouraging Australia to support Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. 
Lithgow Youth Awards 2019
3 Feb 2019
Lithgow Youth Awards 2019
Nominations are now open for the Lithgow Youth Awards.

Thanks to a Youth Opportunities Grant from the NSW State Government, Council has been able to launch the region’s first Lithgow Youth Awards. 
Work Underway on the Glenbrook Station Upgrade
2 Feb 2019
Work Underway on the Glenbrook Station Upgrade
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced early work for an accessibility upgrade at Glenbrook Station is now underway. 
Blue Mountains City Council Opposes Raising Warragamba Dam Wall
2 Feb 2019
Blue Mountains City Council Opposes Raising Warragamba Dam Wall
Blue Mountains City Council has formally opposed the NSW Government’s proposal to raise Warragamba Dam allowing parts of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park to be flooded. 
Where Can You Escape From February's Heat?
2 Feb 2019
Where Can You Escape From February's Heat?
Due to the mysterious insulating properties of limestone, the caves at Jenolan are always 15 or 16 degrees celcius, regardless of the surface temperature. 
Technology Training for Small Businesses
1 Feb 2019
Technology Training for Small Businesses
AMK Training and Consulting of Woodford has partnered with Western Sydney Business Centre to provide short, practical and informative workshops on different digital technologies. A major challenge for many sole-traders and small businesses is finding the time to upskill themselves but without these new skills they risk falling behind. 
Well-Being Grants for Farming Communities Now Open
1 Feb 2019
Well-Being Grants for Farming Communities Now Open
Wentworth Healthcare have launched their Well-Being Grants for Farming Communities program to help support the mental health and well-being of farming communities in the Nepean Blue Mountains region. 
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