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Archive - July 2019

New Opportunities for Glenbrook Artist Thanks to NSW Government Funding
31 Jul 2019
New Opportunities for Glenbrook Artist Thanks to NSW Government Funding
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts yesterday announced that Glenbrook artist Nadia Odlum will receive funding from the NSW Government to further her work. 
'Gigs On Govetts' Free Live Music Showcase Sessions to Launch in the Blue Mountains
31 Jul 2019
'Gigs On Govetts' Free Live Music Showcase Sessions to Launch in the Blue Mountains
Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue. 
Treasures from Under the Floorboards
30 Jul 2019
Treasures from Under the Floorboards
Sometimes it is amazing what comes to light during renovations - especially under old floorboards! Treasures that give a fascinating glimpse into our past. 
Free Creative Narrative Writing Course at the Library
29 Jul 2019
Free Creative Narrative Writing Course at the Library
Lots of us have stories to tell, but sometimes getting them on to paper proves to be a challenge, so a free 8 week creative narrative writing course starting soon at the Lithgow Library might just get you started. 
Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group Meets for First Time
28 Jul 2019
Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group Meets for First Time
Blue Mountains City Council’s Quality of Life Mayoral Reference Group met for the first time this week. 
Liberals Call for State Government to Secure Radiata Plateau for Parkland
27 Jul 2019
Liberals Call for State Government to Secure Radiata Plateau for Parkland
Blue Mountains Liberals led by Upper House Government Member Shayne Mallard MP have called up their colleagues at the NSW State Government to intervene and save the iconic Radiata Plateau west of Katoomba from sale to developers. 
You Can Vote to Win a Grant for a Healthy Swimming Pool in Springwood
26 Jul 2019
You Can Vote to Win a Grant for a Healthy Swimming Pool in Springwood
There are about 25 Blue Mountains My Community Project grants that will be decided by public community vote. 
The Young King is Coming to a Stage Near You
26 Jul 2019
The Young King is Coming to a Stage Near You
What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? 
Temporary Closure - Some Wentworth Falls Walking Tracks - Blue Mountains National Park
25 Jul 2019
Temporary Closure - Some Wentworth Falls Walking Tracks - Blue Mountains National Park
Thursday & Friday 25-26th July 2019– weather dependent 
Rural Women’s Network Hidden Treasures Honour Roll
25 Jul 2019
Rural Women’s Network Hidden Treasures Honour Roll
The community is encouraged to nominate local women for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll which recognises the outstanding efforts of women volunteers in rural and regional NSW. 
Council Calls for Fair Funding of Waste Industry
24 Jul 2019
Council Calls for Fair Funding of Waste Industry
Blue Mountains City Council has again called for 100 per cent of funds received by the NSW State Government via the NSW Waste Levy, to be returned to the waste industry. 
Animal Expressions at Springwood Art Show
24 Jul 2019
Animal Expressions at Springwood Art Show
The emotional nuances and expressions of animals will be showcased at the longest established art show in the Blue Mountains through the works of internationally recognised artist Sharon Moroney. 
Spring Rejuvenation in the Blue Mountains
23 Jul 2019
Spring Rejuvenation in the Blue Mountains
Cool sun-splashed days, crisp evenings, leisurely sightseeing tours, charming accommodation and a blooming abundance of cool climate flowers – it’s time to shed those winter woolies and rejuvenate in Australia’s original romance destination this spring. 
Accessibility Upgrades for District Parks
23 Jul 2019
Accessibility Upgrades for District Parks
Upcoming development of Blue Mountains district parks will include vital upgrades to accessibility. 
Update On Lennox Bridge Vandalism
22 Jul 2019
Update On Lennox Bridge Vandalism
Residents have been urged not to attempt to remove graffiti on Lennox Bridge, the oldest bridge of its kind in Australia.

A Council contractor is due to start removing graffiti, at a cost of about $16,000, in the next two weeks. But it was reported on Friday, 19 July that well-meaning residents had already attempted to clean the bridge. 
Spot is One of the Most Loved Dogs in the World, and He’s Coming to Australia!
21 Jul 2019
Spot is One of the Most Loved Dogs in the World, and He’s Coming to Australia!
Eric Hill’s loveable puppy Spot has been an integral part of early childhood since he first appeared in the classic lift-the-flap storybook, Where’s Spot? First published in 1980. Now, he is on his way to The Joan for five fun-packed shows happening on 8, 9 & 10 August. 
Shaun Kirk + Special Guest Chris Gillespie Baroque Room
21 Jul 2019
Shaun Kirk + Special Guest Chris Gillespie Baroque Room
Following the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ and ‘Save My Soul’ in 2018, along with an appearance at Bluesfest, Byron Bay, and a stack of sold out headline shows; award winning blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk is proud to announce he will be dropping his anticipated, self titled EP this September. 
Local Young Blue Mountains Musicians' In Spectacular Sydney Concert
20 Jul 2019
Local Young Blue Mountains Musicians' In Spectacular Sydney Concert
Young Musicians’ Winter School Culminates in Spectacular Concert Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Young Mannheim Symphonists 
Review of Local Government Election Costs
20 Jul 2019
Review of Local Government Election Costs
IPART is reviewing local government election costs and has recommended a significant increase in costs to Councils in their draft report. 
Plastic Free July Morning Tea
17 Jul 2019
Plastic Free July Morning Tea
Take the pledge and support Lithgow’s Plastic Free July morning tea today - 7th July at the Lithgow Library. 
Be Connected! – Learn Digital Literacy Skills at Your Local Library
17 Jul 2019
Be Connected! – Learn Digital Literacy Skills at Your Local Library
Be Connected is an Australian government initiative that aims to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians and to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world. 
Aboriginal Flag Raising for NAIDOC Week
16 Jul 2019
Aboriginal Flag Raising for NAIDOC Week
A flag raising ceremony has been held at Lithgow County Council to mark NAIDOC Week 2019. 
Blue Mountains Businesses and Council: Working Together to Improve the Local Economy
15 Jul 2019
Blue Mountains Businesses and Council: Working Together to Improve the Local Economy
Council is hearing the views of Blue Mountains businesses at a quarterly Mayoral Reference Group meeting. 
Plan of Management to be prepared for Blaxland War Memorial Park
14 Jul 2019
Plan of Management to be prepared for Blaxland War Memorial Park
Blue Mountains Council has been appointed Crown Land Manager of Blaxland War Memorial Park and will prepare a Plan of Management for the park over the next two years. 
Have Your Say on Glenbrook Playground: Use Online Tool to Select Favourite Playground Equipment
13 Jul 2019
Have Your Say on Glenbrook Playground: Use Online Tool to Select Favourite Playground Equipment
Blue Mountains City Council received feedback on three possible locations for Glenbrook District Park Playground - Stage 2 at a special community consultation event on Thursday, 11 July. 
Shane Nicholson + Special Guest Live at The Baroque Room
12 Jul 2019
Shane Nicholson + Special Guest Live at The Baroque Room
From his early days with Brisbane's Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as Australia's leading proponent of Alternative Country / Americana, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry. 
FlamencoVero – Performing at Baroque Room at The Carrington Hotel
11 Jul 2019
FlamencoVero – Performing at Baroque Room at The Carrington Hotel
Katoomba resident Veronica Gillmer, creator of dance group, FlamencoVero is staging an exciting evening of dance and music at the Baroque Room at the Carrington Hotel on 14 September, 2019. 
Critically acclaimed WWII Thriller showing at The Joan in August
11 Jul 2019
Critically acclaimed WWII Thriller showing at The Joan in August
Following a sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden are heading to Penrith to reprise their roles in this unmissable production of Cyril Gély’s high-stakes WWII thriller, Diplomacy, showing on 2 & 3 August. 
Official Statement: Hydro Majestic Hotel
10 Jul 2019
Official Statement: Hydro Majestic Hotel
We have a long history of hosting interns from multi-racial multi-cultural backgrounds. They are qualified, skilled and highly motivated to train and progress in hospitality. 
New Funds to Turn Up Live Music in the Blue Mountains
10 Jul 2019
New Funds to Turn Up Live Music in the Blue Mountains
The NSW Government is backing live music in the Blue Mountains with new funding for local musical talent. 
Blue Mountains Artists to Shine at the Inaugural Sydney Folk Festival
9 Jul 2019
Blue Mountains Artists to Shine at the Inaugural Sydney Folk Festival
There are a swag of wonderful local artists featured in the upcoming, first ever, Sydney Folk Festival coming to inner city CBD Sydney this August!

It's quite a story - that so many Mountains-based musicians are heading into town for the first ever urban folk festival!

Fransesca Sidoti is born and bred Blue Mountains;
Skorba - created by Andy Busuttil - is an exotic Maltese music group likewise based in the Mountains;
Crow Mountain are also!
Likewise Bob and Margaret Fagan;
11-year-old Allegra Dunning is an extraordinary and award-winning talent, also hailing from the mountains...
As is Mara! featuring Leura's Mara and Llew Kiek and a who's who of local musicians...! 
Upgrades to Scenic Eastern Escarpment Walking Tracks and Lookouts
9 Jul 2019
Upgrades to Scenic Eastern Escarpment Walking Tracks and Lookouts
A $2 million upgrade to 2.35km of walking tracks in the lower Blue Mountains will make significant heritage features more accessible to residents and tourists. 
Makers Markets at Scenic World to Celebrate Everything Blue Mountains
8 Jul 2019
Makers Markets at Scenic World to Celebrate Everything Blue Mountains
A showcase of talented Blue Mountains artisans will feature at the Makers Market – Winter Edition 2019 on Saturday 13 July, an event that will highlight the many performing talents and products that the Blue Mountains region has produced. 
Funding Boost to Blue Mountains Libraries
8 Jul 2019
Funding Boost to Blue Mountains Libraries
Blue Mountains Libraries will benefit from a boost in funding, thanks to a State Government pledge to public libraries across the state. 
48 Community Organisations Receive Funding in Community Assistance Program 2019
7 Jul 2019
48 Community Organisations Receive Funding in Community Assistance Program 2019
Forty-eight not-for-profit community organisations received grants totalling almost $52,000, as part of Blue Mountains City Council’s Community Assistance Program for 2019. 
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (USA) Dyna-Mite World Tour
7 Jul 2019
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (USA) Dyna-Mite World Tour
Jon Cleary is one of music's great anomalies. A Kent raised Englishman turned certified New Orleans music legend after gracefully inhabiting the Crescent City and everything it has to offer over the course of 30 plus years. 
Council Endorses Projects to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint and Save Money
7 Jul 2019
Council Endorses Projects to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint and Save Money
Council has approved six projects for 2019-2020 as part of its goal to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and save money. 
Mayfield Winter Festival 6 - 21 July
6 Jul 2019
Mayfield Winter Festival 6 - 21 July
Mayfield Garden's Annual Winter Festival starts this Saturday!

Here is what to expect from the Winter Festival where they will be opening the whole of the Hawkins private garden for the first time during Winter. 
Council Endorses Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grants
6 Jul 2019
Council Endorses Blue Mountains City of the Arts Grants
Blue Mountains City Council, as Trustee of the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust, has endorsed more than $50,000 in grants to various artists and community groups as part of the 2019-2020 program. 
Plastic Free July Morning Tea
6 Jul 2019
Plastic Free July Morning Tea
Take the pledge and support Lithgow’s Plastic Free July morning tea Wednesday 17th July at the Lithgow Library. 
Chasing Rainbows with Expert Opal Polisher
5 Jul 2019
Chasing Rainbows with Expert Opal Polisher
Experience the thrill of releasing the fire from stone and learn about Australia’s national gemstone at hands-on workshops at The Polished Opal. 
Blue Mountains Mayor’s Urgent Call Regarding Warragamba Dam Proposal
5 Jul 2019
Blue Mountains Mayor’s Urgent Call Regarding Warragamba Dam Proposal
The Blue Mountains Mayor has urgently called on the State and Federal Governments to put a stop to plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall, following the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s assertion that the proposal is incompatible with world heritage status. 
New Australian Citizens Celebrate
5 Jul 2019
New Australian Citizens Celebrate
Two Lithgow residents have become Australia’s newest citizens as part of a Naturalisation Ceremony in Lithgow. 
Mayor Condemns Graffiti at Lennox Bridge
4 Jul 2019
Mayor Condemns Graffiti at Lennox Bridge
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has condemned a graffiti attack on the oldest stone bridge on the Australian mainland, Lennox Bridge at Glenbrook. 
Gregg Arthur with Quartet Quartet is Coming to the Blue Mountains
4 Jul 2019
Gregg Arthur with Quartet Quartet is Coming to the Blue Mountains
Talented Australian singer/songwriter Gregg Arthur is coming to the Blue Mountains and he's bringing some of Australia's best musicians with him! 
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2019
1 Jul 2019
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2019
You are invited to dust off your red dress and dancing shoes and gather on the misty moors of the Woodford Reserve at 1pm on Saturday 13 July for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2019, a homage to British pop sensation Kate Bush and her 1978 hit Wuthering Heights. 
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