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Archive - June 2019

Blue Mountains Historical Society Meeting and Public Talk
29 Jun 2019
Blue Mountains Historical Society Meeting and Public Talk
Our speaker this month, Sarah Luke, will track the life of one of the first patients of the Callan Park asylum in Sydney, Frederick Legard, while also exploring the daily workings of the institution, the staff and the early forms of medical treatment. 
Council Welcomes New Members to Mayoral Reference Group and Establishment of NSW Upper House Committee to Examine Warragamba Dam Proposal
28 Jun 2019
Council Welcomes New Members to Mayoral Reference Group and Establishment of NSW Upper House Committee to Examine Warragamba Dam Proposal
Blue Mountains City Council has endorsed three new community representatives for its Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group. 
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace Downgraded to Amber Alert
26 Jun 2019
Blue Green Algae Alert at Lake Wallace Downgraded to Amber Alert
Lake Wallace blue green algae alert has now been downgraded to amber alert. 
Paul McDermott & Gatesy Go Solo at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel
26 Jun 2019
Paul McDermott & Gatesy Go Solo at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel
Songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, freshly-minted comedy concoctions, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. 
Danger on Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland
25 Jun 2019
Danger on Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill will take a Mayoral Minute to the next meeting of Council following continued calls from residents about the dangers posed by large trucks that use Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland. 
Celebrating Community Achievement: Council Proud to Sponsor Awards
23 Jun 2019
Celebrating Community Achievement: Council Proud to Sponsor Awards
Blue Mountains City Council is proud to support community achievement by sponsoring the 2019 NSW / ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards. 
Keeping Local Roads Safe – SLOW DOWN In My Street
23 Jun 2019
Keeping Local Roads Safe – SLOW DOWN In My Street
Council is asking Blue Mountains residents to support a local road safety campaign, by placing Slow Down in My Street stickers on their garbage bins. 
$1.8 Million Boost for Blue Mountains
22 Jun 2019
$1.8 Million Boost for Blue Mountains
The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) is set to benefit from a $1.8 million boost as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. 
The Maes (With Monique Clare) + Special Guest Maizy Coombes in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
22 Jun 2019
The Maes (With Monique Clare) + Special Guest Maizy Coombes in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (fiddle, mandolin and vocals). Born into the arms of the Folk music community, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time. 
Majestic Mark Foy Memorabilia Returns
21 Jun 2019
Majestic Mark Foy Memorabilia Returns
A majestic piece of Mark Foy memorabilia has been returned to his legendary "Palace in the wilderness" at Medlow Bath, almost a century after it was crafted. 
Temporary Closure (Extended) - Undercliff Track - Blue Mountains National Park - 7-28 June 2019
21 Jun 2019
Temporary Closure (Extended) - Undercliff Track - Blue Mountains National Park - 7-28 June 2019
National Parks & Wildlife Service, Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area has advised an extension to this closure.
 
Building Towards a Future of Liveability in a Changing Climate
20 Jun 2019
Building Towards a Future of Liveability in a Changing Climate
The Australian Bushfire Building Conference sets the stage for future bushfire planning 
Temporary Closure - Underfalls Track, Blue Mountains National Park - Katoomba
19 Jun 2019
Temporary Closure - Underfalls Track, Blue Mountains National Park - Katoomba
Blue Mountains National Park – Katoomba Area

Wednesday – Saturday only from:
Wednesday 19th June to Friday 19th July, 2019
 
Temporary Closure - Grand Canyon - Canyoning - Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath
19 Jun 2019
Temporary Closure - Grand Canyon - Canyoning - Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath
Blue Mountains National Park – Grand Canyon

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from:
Wednesday 19th June until Friday 28th June, 2019
 
The Housing Question - A Social and Political Consideration of What it Means to Live
19 Jun 2019
The Housing Question - A Social and Political Consideration of What it Means to Live
Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest announces its next major Winter Exhibition Suite, The Housing Question, opening 22 June and running until 25 August 2019. 
Increase in Emergency Services Levy
18 Jun 2019
Increase in Emergency Services Levy
The NSW Government has given local government two months’ notice on a significant increase in the Emergency Services Levy without warning or consultation. 
Brushes Poised for Springwood Art Show
18 Jun 2019
Brushes Poised for Springwood Art Show
Brushes, lenses and pencils poised – artist registrations are now open for the annual Springwood Art Show to be held during the August 2-4 weekend. 
Winners of the 2019 Waste 2 Art Competition Announced
17 Jun 2019
Winners of the 2019 Waste 2 Art Competition Announced
Winners of the Waste 2 Art competition were announced by the Mayor Ray Thompson, at the official opening on Saturday 8th June at Eskbank House Museum. 
$5.2m Upgrades to Blue Mountains District Parks
17 Jun 2019
$5.2m Upgrades to Blue Mountains District Parks
All four district parks in the Blue Mountains will receive upgrades valued at more than $5.2 million, thanks to funding received through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program. 
Volunteer Appreciation Morning Tea
16 Jun 2019
Volunteer Appreciation Morning Tea
Volunteering is thriving in Lithgow, with an estimated 3,500 people dedicating their time to the community - from Meals on Wheels to the kid’s sports coach - many pitch in to keep our social fabric growing. 
Preschools Encouraged to Apply for Capital Works Grants
16 Jun 2019
Preschools Encouraged to Apply for Capital Works Grants
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment,and Tourism is encouraging preschools across NSW to apply for the NSW Government’s $4 million Capital Works Grants program, which is now open for applications. 
Nathan Cavaleri + Special Guest Kristen Lee Morris in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
15 Jun 2019
Nathan Cavaleri + Special Guest Kristen Lee Morris in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he'd toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt. 
Online Pet Registration Services Get Tails Wagging
15 Jun 2019
Online Pet Registration Services Get Tails Wagging
Over 1,500 dog and cat owners across Penrith and the Blue Mountains have taken advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets from the comfort of their own homes. 
Blue Mountains Mayor Concerned at Leaked Dam Report
14 Jun 2019
Blue Mountains Mayor Concerned at Leaked Dam Report
Blue Mountains City Mayor Mark Greenhill said he was incredibly concerned about a leaked report that revealed raising Warragamba Dam wall would result in a permanent impact on the World Heritage Area. 
Yondell Ave Fire Trail & Wiggins Track at Springwood Reopened Following Removal of Asbestos
14 Jun 2019
Yondell Ave Fire Trail & Wiggins Track at Springwood Reopened Following Removal of Asbestos
Blue Mountains City Council has reopened Yondell Ave Fire Trail and Wiggins Track at Springwood, after a complex project to remove illegally dumped asbestos. 
Temporary Closure - Some Walking Tracks in Wentworth Falls Area - Blue Mountains National Park - Friday 14th June
14 Jun 2019
Temporary Closure - Some Walking Tracks in Wentworth Falls Area - Blue Mountains National Park - Friday 14th June
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area

Friday 14th June 2019 – weather dependent 
Temporary Closure - Perrys Lookdown Camping Area and Walking Track
13 Jun 2019
Temporary Closure - Perrys Lookdown Camping Area and Walking Track
Blue Mountains National Park – Blackheath 
Australian Documentary "Half a Million Steps" Tackles Drug Reform
13 Jun 2019
Australian Documentary "Half a Million Steps" Tackles Drug Reform
An Australian documentary, Half a Million Steps, that was filmed in Dubbo and features Dubbo local residents will premiere nationally this week. 
Scenic World Employee Launches Crowdfunding Campaign in Bid to Compete in 2020 Olympics
13 Jun 2019
Scenic World Employee Launches Crowdfunding Campaign in Bid to Compete in 2020 Olympics
Tom O’Halloran is a quiet achiever, but the talented 27-year-old athlete has big plans for the future as the competition heats up to secure a place on the Australian Olympic climbing team. 
There is Hope for Koalas, and You Can Help
12 Jun 2019
There is Hope for Koalas, and You Can Help
There’s been a lot of talk in the press lately about koalas, with a WWF report predicting extinction by 2050, and a more recent claim by the Australian Koala Foundation that koalas are already functionally extinct. 
Smart Metering - UPDATE
9 Jun 2019
Smart Metering - UPDATE
Council has received some questions in relation to the role-out of the Smart Metering project and as part of the ongoing communication seeks to address some of these questions and provide additional information to residents. 
Collapsed Storm Water Channel - Knight Street, Lithgow
8 Jun 2019
Collapsed Storm Water Channel - Knight Street, Lithgow
Council staff investigated a road surface fault in Knight Street, Lithgow, on Tuesday, 4 June 2019. Further inspection revealed a collapsed, brick storm water channel which was constructed in the early 1900s, which connects storm water pits located on each side of the road. 
Reducing Winter Air Pollution
7 Jun 2019
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. 
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Sport for Jove - 14 & 15 June at The Joan
5 Jun 2019
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Sport for Jove - 14 & 15 June at The Joan
Sport for Jove presents;
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
14 June 7.30pm, 15 June 2pm & 7.30pm 
Selling or Giving Away a Cat or Dog - New Requirements
5 Jun 2019
Selling or Giving Away a Cat or Dog - New Requirements
New requirements for the advertising animals for sale come into force on the 1 July 2019.
 
'Are You Inclusive' Launch
5 Jun 2019
'Are You Inclusive' Launch
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the 'Are You Inclusive?' project: a project aimed at making the Blue Mountains the most inclusive community. 
Katoomba Airfield: Public Submissions Invited
5 Jun 2019
Katoomba Airfield: Public Submissions Invited
Higher flight levels, residential no-fly zones, a new enforceable Fly Neighbourly policy, ``light footprint tourism'', community charity events and a suite of green initiatives. 
Council Works – Week Ending 31 May 2019
4 Jun 2019
Council Works – Week Ending 31 May 2019
“For the week ending 31 May, the following key works were completed by Council staff,” noted Council’s Mayor, Cr. Ray Thompson. 
Boomerang Bags 1st Birthday Celebration
4 Jun 2019
Boomerang Bags 1st Birthday Celebration
The Lithgow Boomerang Bags group, which has in its first year distributed over 1,000 bags to the local community through local shops and various community events, is returning to Lithgow Library for its 1st birthday celebration. 
Ten Community Infrastructure Projects Underway in Blue Mountains
2 Jun 2019
Ten Community Infrastructure Projects Underway in Blue Mountains
Ten projects valued at more than $18.7 million will be completed across Blue Mountains City over the next three years, providing a welcome boost to community infrastructure and public spaces. 
Council Endorses Blue Mountains Economic Statement
1 Jun 2019
Council Endorses Blue Mountains Economic Statement
A summary of Blue Mountains City Council's current actions and strategic direction for economic growth in Blue Mountains City was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 28 May, 2019. 
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