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Archive - May 2019

Main Street Concrete Works from 31st May
31 May 2019
Main Street Concrete Works from 31st May
Council advises that, following the NBN installation, concrete repair work within the road reserve at the intersection of Main Street and Eskbank Street intersection, will take place from Friday 31 May 2019 until Sunday 9 June 2019. 
Blue Mountains Yulefest Bookings Now Open
31 May 2019
Blue Mountains Yulefest Bookings Now Open
The first flurries of snow have fallen over the wild Blue Mountains landscape - just in time for Yulefest in Australia's first tourist destination. 
Inclusive Business and Tourism Workshops to be Held in Lithgow
30 May 2019
Inclusive Business and Tourism Workshops to be Held in Lithgow
Council is excited to be welcoming highly regarded access consultant Melissa James to Lithgow to highlight to businesses and customer service staff the ways in which they can make their business more accessible and welcoming to all. 
Meet The Legendary Big Wave Surfer Nathan Fletcher & Director Michael Oblowitz!
29 May 2019
Meet The Legendary Big Wave Surfer Nathan Fletcher & Director Michael Oblowitz!
Special Q&a Screenings Live On Stage With Pro Surfer Nathan Fletcher & Director Michael Oblowitz Tickets Are Now Sale! 
Sydney Lions - Hear Them Roar!
29 May 2019
Sydney Lions - Hear Them Roar!
About Lions: Where there's a need, there's a Lion. Lions Australia is Australia's largest service orgsanisation with more than 1300 clubs in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Lions Australia promotes youth, support medical research, provide aid to people with disability, community service and disaster relief. 
Concert this Coming Sunday June 2
29 May 2019
Concert this Coming Sunday June 2
All profits from this concert go to assist the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group. 
Paul Toole, Minister for Regional Roads and Transport and Lithgow Mayor Inspect Roads
29 May 2019
Paul Toole, Minister for Regional Roads and Transport and Lithgow Mayor Inspect Roads
The NSW Minister for Regional Roads and Transport, the Hon Paul Toole accepted an invitation from Lithgow Mayor Ray Thompson to join him on an inspection of a number of Lithgow Roads in need of State Government funding support. 
Cemetery Break-ins Continue
28 May 2019
Cemetery Break-ins Continue
While extremely unfortunate, a series of break-ins at the Lithgow Cemetery have continued with Council now forced to implement change to the management of the facility. 
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Wards - April 2019
28 May 2019
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Wards - April 2019
The winners of the LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards for the month of April 2019 have been announced by Lithgow City Council. 
The Joan Presents An Epic Puppet Adventure Bruce
27 May 2019
The Joan Presents An Epic Puppet Adventure Bruce
Get ready for an epic puppet adventure that bends time and melts your heart. 
Queens Birthday Costume Ball
27 May 2019
Queens Birthday Costume Ball
The Circus is Coming to Town

There will be trapeze artists, lions, tigers and clowns at The Fairmont Resort Leura on Sunday Evening the 9th of June for the Three Sisters Social Group’s 38th Annual Costume Ball. 
WSROC Visits Lithgow City
27 May 2019
WSROC Visits Lithgow City
Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC) member councils toured Lithgow City this week, taking the opportunity to learn more about WSROC’s most westerly region and gateway to the Central West. 
Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale - Rumble in the Jungle - Sydney
27 May 2019
Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale - Rumble in the Jungle - Sydney
We will have all your Indoor plant favourites, a huge range of pots and as many rare plants as we can source for you. 
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace - Update
26 May 2019
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace - Update
Lake Wallace is again experiencing high levels of blue green algae, and a Red Alert has been issued by the NSW Office of Water. 
Give A Dam Fundraiser Dinner
25 May 2019
Give A Dam Fundraiser Dinner
The GIVE A DAM campaign will be hosting a fundraiser dinner on the 15th of June from 6pm. 
Business Workshops - What's on in June
25 May 2019
Business Workshops - What's on in June

The Western Sydney Business Centre provides business advice and training for new and existing businesses across the entire Western & South West Sydney Region with thanks to the NSW Government's Business Connect Program and the Australian Government's Small Business Advisory Services Programme. 
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace Downgraded to Amber Alert
24 May 2019
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace Downgraded to Amber Alert
Lake Wallace continues to experience blue green algae, and has now been downgraded to Amber Alert. 
Áine Tyrrell + Special Guests Smith & Jones in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
24 May 2019
Áine Tyrrell + Special Guests Smith & Jones in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell whose rich song-writing practice draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering 'Return to the Sea' was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowd funded with one boot in the red dirt of her adopted country of Australia. 
Campaign to Make Springwood Pool Chlorine-Free
23 May 2019
Campaign to Make Springwood Pool Chlorine-Free
How good would it be for you and your family and friends to swim or work in a pool in safety, without toxic chlorine fumes? 
Primary Schools Futsal Gala Day
23 May 2019
Primary Schools Futsal Gala Day
The upper mountains local Primary schools of Our Lady of Nativity Lawson, Blue Mountains Steiner School, Korowal School, Leura Primary, Katoomba Primary, Blackheath Primary, Mountains Christian School, Mt Victoria Primary, Lawson Primary and St Canic’es Katoomba recently contested the annual Mountain Majik Futsal Gala Day. With over 450 students participating in this event over the 2 days all students were excited and proud to represent their school. 
Sculpture at Scenic World Delivers Welcome Boost to NSW Visitor Economy
22 May 2019
Sculpture at Scenic World Delivers Welcome Boost to NSW Visitor Economy
Scenic World’s annual art exhibition, Sculpture at Scenic World, has cemented its position as Australia’s premier regional outdoor art exhibition, attracting record visitor numbers to the Blue Mountains in a welcome boost for the NSW visitor economy. 
Improving the Management of Crown Lands
22 May 2019
Improving the Management of Crown Lands
Council is adapting how it manages public lands, following recent legislation changes. 
Call for Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group Members
21 May 2019
Call for Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group Members
Blue Mountains City Council is seeking two new community members to join a Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group to facilitate ongoing discussion relating to the proposed Western Sydney Airport at Badgery’s Creek and the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall. 
WOW Day 2019 - Wear Orange Wednesday to Thank our Dedicated SES Volunteers
21 May 2019
WOW Day 2019 - Wear Orange Wednesday to Thank our Dedicated SES Volunteers
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is on Wednesday 22nd of May and it's your chance to show support for all State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers around Australia. 
Don't Miss our Waste to Art Launch and Declutter Workshop
20 May 2019
Don't Miss our Waste to Art Launch and Declutter Workshop
We’re offering residents a free declutter workshop to help celebrate the launch of this year’s Waste to Art sculpture – a powerful owl’s nest! 
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 2019
20 May 2019
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 2019
Once again Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be playing host to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. 
Main Street Paver Restoration Set to Commence
19 May 2019
Main Street Paver Restoration Set to Commence
Council notes the community’s concern over the state of the Main Street following the works undertaken by NBNCo. We want to reassure everyone that restoration works to the pavers is scheduled to commence at the end of this month at the cost of NBNCo. 
Penrith Youth Orchestra: An Afternoon with Beethoven, Holst and Grieg
19 May 2019
Penrith Youth Orchestra: An Afternoon with Beethoven, Holst and Grieg
The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Joan and Penrith Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to present the third public performance by the Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO), on Sunday 26 May at 3pm. 
Maths is Fun in Libraries
19 May 2019
Maths is Fun in Libraries
Introduce numeracy skills to your pre-schooler in a fun and playful way at your local library! 
Fire Stations Open Day
18 May 2019
Fire Stations Open Day
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will hold its annual Open Day on Saturday 18 May 2019 between 10.00am and 2.00pm and everyone is invited to come along. 
The Sausage Sizzle is Making a Difference this Election Day
18 May 2019
The Sausage Sizzle is Making a Difference this Election Day
Lions Australia has a longstanding reputation for hosting some of Australia's best sausage sizzles and every dollar donated to Lions goes towards their causes. 
Blue Mountains Residents Come Together to Support Incorporation of Katoomba Airfield into National Park
18 May 2019
Blue Mountains Residents Come Together to Support Incorporation of Katoomba Airfield into National Park
Katoomba Airfield Community Group presented its petition to local state member, Trish Doyle, on Friday 10 May in Medlow Bath. 
$450k to Strengthen Community Services in Macquarie
17 May 2019
$450k to Strengthen Community Services in Macquarie
Two vital counselling and community services will benefit significantly thanks to a Morrison Government investment of $450,000, Minister Paul Fletcher and Liberal candidate for Macquarie Sarah Richards announced this week. 
$10K for Mid Mountains Men’s Shed
17 May 2019
$10K for Mid Mountains Men’s Shed
Liberal candidate for Macquarie Sarah Richards announced this week that a re-elected Morrison Government will help support a newly-opened Men’s Shed in the Blue Mountains. 
Harding Miller Education Foundation Presents 87 Scholarships at Sydney Town Hall
17 May 2019
Harding Miller Education Foundation Presents 87 Scholarships at Sydney Town Hall
87 Year 9 female students were awarded Harding Miller Education Foundation scholarships (valued at over $20,000 each) at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 15th May. 
$19.5 million Western Sydney Community Health and Wellbeing Package
16 May 2019
$19.5 million Western Sydney Community Health and Wellbeing Package
The Coalition Government will deliver a $19.5 million Community Health and Wellbeing Package for Western Sydney, providing an important investment in mental health and drug rehabilitation services for the community. 
Ultra Trail Australia Trail Running Events on Blue Mountains Walking Tracks
16 May 2019
Ultra Trail Australia Trail Running Events on Blue Mountains Walking Tracks
Popular Blue Mountains walking trails will be awash with runners for the next four days as Ultra Trail Australia comes to the Blue Mountains. 
Have Your Say on Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019
16 May 2019
Have Your Say on Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019
Blue Mountains City Council are calling for feedback on their Draft Weed Management Strategic Plan 2019. 
Council Welcomes Interim Report for Public Inquiry TOR 4
15 May 2019
Council Welcomes Interim Report for Public Inquiry TOR 4
Blue Mountains City Council has welcomed the Interim Report released today by Commissioner Richard Beasley SC, relating to Term of Reference 4 of the Public Inquiry into the Council. 
Helping First Home Buyers in Macquarie
15 May 2019
Helping First Home Buyers in Macquarie
First home buyers across Macquarie will be helped into the housing market by a re-elected Morrison Government, as it helps them deal with one of the biggest barriers to owning their own home. 
Morrison Government to Deliver Knapsack Park Upgrade
15 May 2019
Morrison Government to Deliver Knapsack Park Upgrade
A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $1.3 million to upgrade facilities at Knapsack Park to ease parking pressure, increase safety and boost sports participation. 
Take Part in Council’s Disability Study
15 May 2019
Take Part in Council’s Disability Study
Blue Mountains City Council want to understand the needs and experiences of people living with disability and/or mental illness in the Blue Mountains. 
Fire & Rescue NSW's Open Day - 18 May
15 May 2019
Fire & Rescue NSW's Open Day - 18 May
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages local residents to visit their local station for the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day on Saturday, 18 May to learn about fire prevention and meet local firefighters. 
New Inclusive Playground for Blaxland
14 May 2019
New Inclusive Playground for Blaxland
A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $500,000 to build a new inclusive playground at Blaxland Oval which will enable children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the space. 
Work for Young Job Seekers in Disability and Aged Care Sectors
14 May 2019
Work for Young Job Seekers in Disability and Aged Care Sectors
The Morrison Government is providing young job seekers in Western Sydney with the tools to kickstart a career in the disability and healthcare sectors through a new program delivered by locally based organisation Generation Australia. 
Fusion Boutique Returns to Hotel Blue with Award-Winning Missy Raines Trio from Nashville
14 May 2019
Fusion Boutique Returns to Hotel Blue with Award-Winning Missy Raines Trio from Nashville
Fusion Boutique are so very excited to announce their long overdue return to the HOTEL BLUE for 'Live at the Attic' . 
Mike + Ruthy (USA) - from The Mammals 'Live at the Attic' Upstairs at Hotel Blue
13 May 2019
Mike + Ruthy (USA) - from The Mammals 'Live at the Attic' Upstairs at Hotel Blue
Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are a Hudson Valley, USA based husband-and-wife duo setting the Americana/Indie-Folk scene ablaze, as a duo or with their five-piece band, The Mammals.
Singers, songwriters & storytellers, social & environmental activists, poets and parents, they tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana. 
$2 Million for Blaxland Commuter Parking Upgrade
13 May 2019
$2 Million for Blaxland Commuter Parking Upgrade
Parking problems which have plagued Blaxland residents and commuters will be alleviated with a $2 million upgrade to the Blaxland commuter carpark, under a Shorten Labor Government. 
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards – March 2019
12 May 2019
LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards – March 2019
The winners of the LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Sports Star of the Year Awards for the month of March 2019 have been announced by Lithgow City Council. 
$1 Million to Monitor Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activity on Blue Mountains
12 May 2019
$1 Million to Monitor Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activity on Blue Mountains
A Shorten Labor Government will provide $1million over ten years to monitor the impacts of climate change and human activity across the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. 
Autumn & Winter Activities at Penrith Regional Gallery
12 May 2019
Autumn & Winter Activities at Penrith Regional Gallery
Looking for fun activities to do with kids, friends and family when the weather cools down? Penrith Regional Gallery has something for everyone this May through till June – a variety of education workshops by day, art and music by night and a whole range of things to see and do as we settle into our knits and approach the cooling months head on! 
The World-Beating Running Festival in the Blue Mountains Next Weekend
11 May 2019
The World-Beating Running Festival in the Blue Mountains Next Weekend
Most sane people would run a mile at the thought of racing 100 kilometres on foot. But that distance is the main event at a multiday trail running festival right here in the Blue Mountains, next weekend. 
Library & Information Week 2019
11 May 2019
Library & Information Week 2019
Lithgow Library invites you to participate in Library & Information Week from the 20th to 24th May 2019 when the library will be providing the first of a series of digital information sessions. 
$5.5 Million to Establish Headspace Services in Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury
11 May 2019
$5.5 Million to Establish Headspace Services in Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury
Young people aged 12-25 in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury will have dedicated early intervention mental health services for the first time under a Shorten Labor Government. 
Traffic Change and Bus Service for LithGlow
10 May 2019
Traffic Change and Bus Service for LithGlow
There will be a change of traffic conditions along Inch Street Lithgow on Saturday 11 May from 3.00pm-11.00pm for LithGlow at the Blast Furnace Park. 
$15 Million for Highway Safety Upgrade at Faulconbridge
10 May 2019
$15 Million for Highway Safety Upgrade at Faulconbridge
A Shorten Labor Government would invest $15 million to deliver much needed safety improvements along the Great Western Highway at Faulconbridge. 
Record Numbers of Flu Vaccines to be Provided in 2019
10 May 2019
Record Numbers of Flu Vaccines to be Provided in 2019
Australia is on track for a record number of flu shots in 2019 following the release of 11.4 million flu vaccines to vaccine providers to date in 2019 
Register Your Interest for the Scenic World Winter Makers Market!
10 May 2019
Register Your Interest for the Scenic World Winter Makers Market!
The Scenic World Makers Market is back this winter, celebrating the talents of local artisans and creative gurus on Saturday July 13. 
Neil Diamond – The Man, The Music
9 May 2019
Neil Diamond – The Man, The Music
“It’s all about the story. If you take a close look into any great song, there is always a great story both somewhere behind it and being conveyed within the lyric.” 
Daniel Champagne + Special Guest Chris Gillespie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
9 May 2019
Daniel Champagne + Special Guest Chris Gillespie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENTS
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE (Nashville)
+ Special Guest Chris Gillespie (Blue Mountains)
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse
 
Opening Lapstone Hill Tunnel – The Missing Link
8 May 2019
Opening Lapstone Hill Tunnel – The Missing Link
Blue Mountains City Council is seeking partnership with the NSW Government to open the Lapstone Hill Tunnel, for use by the public. 
Penrith Conservatorium Presents; Pop Vox - A New Contemporary Youth Voice Ensemble
8 May 2019
Penrith Conservatorium Presents; Pop Vox - A New Contemporary Youth Voice Ensemble
Join Pop Vox - Penrith Con’s new contemporary pop chorus - for the opportunity to sing alongside other talented upcoming vocalists in this new series of professional classes for 13 – 19 year olds. 
Council Supports 2019 National Road Safety Week
7 May 2019
Council Supports 2019 National Road Safety Week
Blue Mountains City Council is proud to continue its commitment to road safety by once again supporting National Road Safety Week and is asking the community to do the same. 
Council to Increase Inclusive Playgrounds
7 May 2019
Council to Increase Inclusive Playgrounds
Blue Mountains City Council has been successful in receiving a grant of $50,000 to make Summerhayes Park more inclusive under the NSW Government ‘Everyone Can Play’ program.
 
Path to Everest is Screening in May 2019!
6 May 2019
Path to Everest is Screening in May 2019!
Introducing the newest addition to Adventure Entertainments adventure films, Path to Everest. 
Debut Album Launch at Hotel Blue Katoomba
5 May 2019
Debut Album Launch at Hotel Blue Katoomba
Multi-lingual world music singer, composer & lyricist, Evelyne Weltlinger, launches her debut CD at Hotel Blue in Katoomba on Saturday 18 May. 
Have Your Say on Council’s Proposed Service Delivery Plan and Budget for 2019-20
4 May 2019
Have Your Say on Council’s Proposed Service Delivery Plan and Budget for 2019-20
To continue building a successful and sustainable future for the Blue Mountains, Council will spend more than $140 million during 2019-2020 on a wide range of services and facilities to support our community and the environment. 
Sign Our Condolence Book for Sri Lanka
4 May 2019
Sign Our Condolence Book for Sri Lanka
Blue Mountains City Council has established an online Condolence Book to enable residents and the broader Blue Mountains community to express their sentiments following the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. 
Just One Week Left to Experience Sculpture at Scenic World 2019
4 May 2019
Just One Week Left to Experience Sculpture at Scenic World 2019
Fresh Air Daily was pleased to visit Sculpture at Scenic world when it opened last month and would encourage Blue Mountains locals to go along and enjoy the experience. 
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace
3 May 2019
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace
Lake Wallace is currently experiencing high levels of blue green algae, and a Red Alert has been issued by the NSW Office of Water. 
New Belly Dance Classes in Springwood are Empowering Girls with Positive Body Image
3 May 2019
New Belly Dance Classes in Springwood are Empowering Girls with Positive Body Image
Women and girls of all shapes, sizes and ages are celebrated in these fun, uplifting classes that use the ancient moves of Belly Dance together with body love practices to practically improve body image, self worth and self confidence, as well as help you feel good in your body from this gentle, fluid and enjoyable low impact exercise. 
National Simultaneous Storytime at the Library
2 May 2019
National Simultaneous Storytime at the Library
Now in its 19th successful year, National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Join us at Lithgow Library on Wednesday 22 May at 10.30am as we celebrate this very special Storytime. 
Roy Dalgarno (1910 – 2001) Labor Day at Penrith Regional Gallery
1 May 2019
Roy Dalgarno (1910 – 2001) Labor Day at Penrith Regional Gallery
You only have one life, and what you have to do is realise yourself in the only way you feel is genuine and not through other people’s eyes - Roy Dalgarno 
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