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Archive - August 2019

Saving Our Threatened Species at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
31 Aug 2019
Saving Our Threatened Species at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will host a free event on Saturday, 7 September in support of Threatened Species Day – with talks, activities, an environment market and an eco-cinema. 
Construction Commences on New Nepean Hospital Childcare Centre
31 Aug 2019
Construction Commences on New Nepean Hospital Childcare Centre
Work has begun on the new childcare centre at Nepean Hospital, with Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joining NBMLHD Chief Executive Kay Hyman and District Board Chair Peter Collins to turn the first sod on construction. 
Saving the Environment One Mobile at a Time!
31 Aug 2019
Saving the Environment One Mobile at a Time!
During 2018-19 Lithgow Residents have contributed to recycling 14 kilograms of mobile phone components. 
McIntosh and Assistant Minister Delivering CCTV in Lindsay
30 Aug 2019
McIntosh and Assistant Minister Delivering CCTV in Lindsay
The Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Mr Jason Wood MP joined the Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP on Tuesday to announce the $1 million Community Safety Package to install lighting along the Great River Walk from Jamison Road to Nepean Avenue. 
Council Supports Jobs & Training With Latest Cadets, Apprentices & Trainees Intake
30 Aug 2019
Council Supports Jobs & Training With Latest Cadets, Apprentices & Trainees Intake
Council is providing opportunities for members of the community to earn while they learn with a variety of trainee, cadetships and apprenticeships just advertised. 
Portland Pool Celebrating 60 Years with a Fundraising Gala Night.
29 Aug 2019
Portland Pool Celebrating 60 Years with a Fundraising Gala Night.
Portland Pool this year celebrated its 60th season, an amazing milestone for the facility which is still community owned and operated. Even though the pool is not operational in the winter months, the committee is always hard at work on the pool and getting it ready for the next season. 
Gifting Exhibition Celebrates the Story of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest
29 Aug 2019
Gifting Exhibition Celebrates the Story of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest
Gifting is an exhibition of works from the collections of Penrith Regional Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery which acknowledges and commemorates the significance of gift-giving to regional galleries, opening Saturday 7 September and showing until 17 November 2019. 
Mayor To Endorse Submission Opposing Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield
28 Aug 2019
Mayor To Endorse Submission Opposing Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill will endorse a submission to the State Government that opposes commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield. 
New Police Recruits Join Nepean and Blue Mountains Area Commands
28 Aug 2019
New Police Recruits Join Nepean and Blue Mountains Area Commands
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that 269 new recruits join the NSW Police Force following an attestation ceremony in Goulbourn last Friday. 
Blue Green Algae Red Alert at Lake Lyell
28 Aug 2019
Blue Green Algae Red Alert at Lake Lyell
Blue Green Algae has bloomed at Lake Lyell with a red alert issued by the NSW Office of Water. 
Taking University to the Streets
27 Aug 2019
Taking University to the Streets
The region’s first ‘Street University’ will be established in Penrith by the end of the year and will provide a free community space that embraces young people’s art, music and culture while providing early intervention for addiction and mental health issues. 
Building Community Resilience through Bushfire Preparation
27 Aug 2019
Building Community Resilience through Bushfire Preparation
If you’re living in a bushfire prone area – that’s all of Blue Mountains residents – then now is the time to get ready and prepare your home for the warm and dry bushfire season ahead. 
Community Liaison Officer Creates Positive Impact at Katoomba High School
26 Aug 2019
Community Liaison Officer Creates Positive Impact at Katoomba High School
Katoomba High School is one of only two schools across the Blue Mountains to include a Community Liaison Officer and the impact of the position has brought the school forward in leaps and bounds in recent years. 
Community has Their Say on Glenbrook Park Stage 2
25 Aug 2019
Community has Their Say on Glenbrook Park Stage 2
More than 600 people used Council's interactive, digital tool to select their favourite playground equipment for Glenbrook Park Stage 2 – a new inclusive, interactive playground for kids aged seven to 12 years. 
Lithgow Celebrates Wattle Day
25 Aug 2019
Lithgow Celebrates Wattle Day
Once the wattles start to bloom and spring is nigh, it’s the perfect time to celebrate Wattle Day at Lithgow Library with a special morning tea, entertainment and talks on Monday 2 September from 11.00am. 
Funding Available for War Memorials in Blue Mountains
24 Aug 2019
Funding Available for War Memorials in Blue Mountains
Government Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP is calling for applications in the latest round of funding to protect historical war memorials and support activities that enhance veteran’s wellbeing. 
Tarana Station Back on Track
24 Aug 2019
Tarana Station Back on Track
A community celebration will be held bright and early on Monday September 16 at Tarana Station to celebrate the arrival of the Bathurst Bullet Train. 
Spencer - New Australian Comedy Drama Perfect for the Whole Family
23 Aug 2019
Spencer - New Australian Comedy Drama Perfect for the Whole Family
There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family… 
Daniel Thompson’s Johnny Cash Live Back to San Quentin – 50 Years On
23 Aug 2019
Daniel Thompson’s Johnny Cash Live Back to San Quentin – 50 Years On
In 1969, off the back of the huge success of 1968’s At Folsom Prison album, Johnny Cash recorded the second of his legendary prison albums at California’s notorious maximum security prison, San Quentin. 
Elevenses at The Joan Art + Music Insights
22 Aug 2019
Elevenses at The Joan Art + Music Insights
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery Present;
Elevenses at The Joan
Art + Music Insights 
Declan Kelly Trio Album Launch at Wentworth Falls
22 Aug 2019
Declan Kelly Trio Album Launch at Wentworth Falls
Music Hunter presents Declan Kelly Trio on Sat 24th August at Wentworth Falls School of Arts Theatre for his New Single release tour, “Catch your Ego” in anticipation of his imminent album “Views with a Room”. 
Walking Through History at Woodford Reserve
21 Aug 2019
Walking Through History at Woodford Reserve
A new heritage trail at Woodford Reserve was launched on Saturday, thanks to a collaboration between Council, Traditional Owners and Woodford Academy. 
Pick One of Two Art of Lunch Events this Sunday
21 Aug 2019
Pick One of Two Art of Lunch Events this Sunday
Each Art of Lunch event is a combination of exhibition, performance and creative cuisine. It’s a feast for all the senses. On Sunday 25th August there are two different and equally amazing Art of Lunch events to select from; Spice it Up! a Spanish Fiesta at Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls, and Hollywood Surreal at the Avalon Restaurant, Katoomba. 
Overcliff Track Closure - Wed - Fri only - Blue Mountains National Park
20 Aug 2019
Overcliff Track Closure - Wed - Fri only - Blue Mountains National Park
National Parks & Wildlife Service

Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area 
Undercliff Track Closure - Blue Mountains National Park - Wed - Fri Only
20 Aug 2019
Undercliff Track Closure - Blue Mountains National Park - Wed - Fri Only
National Parks & Wildlife Service

Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area 
Grand Canyon - canyoning - Blue Mtns National Park, Blackheath
20 Aug 2019
Grand Canyon - canyoning - Blue Mtns National Park, Blackheath
National Parks & Wildlife Service

Blue Mountains National Park – Grand Canyon 
Reduce Speed – Icy Conditions Ahead!
20 Aug 2019
Reduce Speed – Icy Conditions Ahead!
With arctic conditions continuing, low temperatures continue to cause icy conditions on many roads within the Blue Mountains and the Central West. 
One Night Only – Slam Poet Emily Crocker at Katoomba Library
18 Aug 2019
One Night Only – Slam Poet Emily Crocker at Katoomba Library
The Blue Mountains Heat of the Australian Poetry Slam is on again. 
Wendy's Home Care recruitment drive is back
17 Aug 2019
Wendy's Home Care recruitment drive is back
Dozens of aged and disability care jobs are available locally with leading care support organisation Wendy’s Home Care – close to home, with flexible hours and opportunities to link into training to help build a career. 
Public Meeting with Traditional Owners: Call to Extend Consultation Period on Cultural Heritage Assessment for Dam Proposal
16 Aug 2019
Public Meeting with Traditional Owners: Call to Extend Consultation Period on Cultural Heritage Assessment for Dam Proposal
Blue Mountains and Wollondilly councils, and the State Member for Blue Mountains, will meet with Traditional Owners at a public meeting tonight about the draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for the Warragamba Dam wall proposal. 
Macquarie Stronger Communities Grants – Round 5 Applications Open
16 Aug 2019
Macquarie Stronger Communities Grants – Round 5 Applications Open
Community groups, sporting clubs, and local Councils are being encouraged to put their hands up for a share of $150,000 in funding under Round 5 of the Macquarie Stronger Communities Grants Program. 
Get ready to wriggle at Reptile Day 2019!
15 Aug 2019
Get ready to wriggle at Reptile Day 2019!
To commemorate Threatened Species Day, come and join in the festivities for Reptile Day on Saturday 7th September at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath. 
Blue Mountains City Council Makes the Finals of National Climate Awards
15 Aug 2019
Blue Mountains City Council Makes the Finals of National Climate Awards
Blue Mountains City Council has been recognised on the national stage, with its Carbon Revolving Reserve (CRR) project selected as a finalist in the 2019 Cities Power Partnership Awards. 
Council welcomes Supplementary Interim Report for Public Inquiry ToR 4
15 Aug 2019
Council welcomes Supplementary Interim Report for Public Inquiry ToR 4
For the second time following false allegations by 2GB broadcaster Ray Hadley, the Council has been vindicated by an independent Public Inquiry. 
Springwood Library Upgrade Community Consultation
14 Aug 2019
Springwood Library Upgrade Community Consultation
About 50 local residents braved the cold to attend the community consultation event on Saturday 10 August, to have their say on the $2.5 million upgrade of Springwood District Library. 
The Crooked Fiddle Band Return to Katoomba to Launch Their Brand New Album!
14 Aug 2019
The Crooked Fiddle Band Return to Katoomba to Launch Their Brand New Album!
Another Subtle Atom Bomb takes the band’s blistering violin-led live show and creates soundtracks to their feelings around climate change. 
Blue Mountains Student’s Book Now Stocked at Library
13 Aug 2019
Blue Mountains Student’s Book Now Stocked at Library
Blue Mountains student Oliver Smuhar is a young writer with big ambitions. His first book, The Gifts of Life, has now made it onto the shelves of Blue Mountains Library, while the 18-year-old has already penned his second novel and is working on a third. 
Call to Extend Consultation Period for Cultural Heritage Assessment of Dam Proposal
13 Aug 2019
Call to Extend Consultation Period for Cultural Heritage Assessment of Dam Proposal
Blue Mountains and Wollondilly councils are calling on the state government to extend the community consultation period for the Cultural Heritage Assessment for the Warragamba Dam wall proposal. 
Opportunity to Nominate Blue Mountains Women for 2020 Women of The Year Awards
12 Aug 2019
Opportunity to Nominate Blue Mountains Women for 2020 Women of The Year Awards
Government Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP is encouraging Blue Mountains residents to highlight the brilliant women in their personal and professional lives, with nominations now open for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards. 
Blue Mountains Wins at Regional Waste to Art Community Exhibition
11 Aug 2019
Blue Mountains Wins at Regional Waste to Art Community Exhibition
Blue Mountains was awarded first prize in the Community 3D category, at the Regional Waste To Art Community Exhibition in Oberon recently. 
Lithgow Halloween 2019 Film Competition
10 Aug 2019
Lithgow Halloween 2019 Film Competition
All new Lithgow Halloween smartphone film competition launches in 2019. 
Call for Urgent Action on Contaminated Fill Pile at Springwood Golf Course
10 Aug 2019
Call for Urgent Action on Contaminated Fill Pile at Springwood Golf Course
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has joined with Council CEO, Dr Rosemary Dillon, in calling for urgent action on a pile of fill that contains Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) that is sitting in the open on the Springwood golf course. 
Aboriginal Cultural Burning in the Spotlight
9 Aug 2019
Aboriginal Cultural Burning in the Spotlight
A three day Aboriginal Cultural Burn and camp held in Yellomundee Regional Park over the weekend has been hailed a success. 
Kenny Broberg - Award Winning American Pianist for One Night Only
9 Aug 2019
Kenny Broberg - Award Winning American Pianist for One Night Only
Join the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medallist and Sydney International Piano Competition Grand finalist, Kenny Broberg, in recital for one night only at The Joan on Saturday 7 September at 7.30pm. 
Local Environment Grants Available
8 Aug 2019
Local Environment Grants Available
What would you do with up to $20,000 to protect our local environment? 
Hitler’s Daughter, A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
8 Aug 2019
Hitler’s Daughter, A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production
Perfect for those little history buffs! 
Get back to Gondwana this Science Week at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
7 Aug 2019
Get back to Gondwana this Science Week at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is inviting families to take a trip back in time with a fantastic FREE family day of hands-on science. Gondwana Garden returns to the Mountains on 17 August as part of National Science Week. 
Grants Available for Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury Schools
7 Aug 2019
Grants Available for Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury Schools
All schools in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury are being encouraged to apply for grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 to fund small scale projects. 
Blue Mountains Mayor Calls for Federal Government to Intervene on Dam Proposal
6 Aug 2019
Blue Mountains Mayor Calls for Federal Government to Intervene on Dam Proposal
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has called on the Federal Government to intervene in State Government plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall, after leaked reports undermined the claim that this is essential for flood mitigation. 
Politically Incorrect Funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson Announces His Hilarious New Australian Tour F.U.P.C Tour 2019 – Politically Correct Free Zone
6 Aug 2019
Politically Incorrect Funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson Announces His Hilarious New Australian Tour F.U.P.C Tour 2019 – Politically Correct Free Zone
Dates Announced For New South Wales This September With Special Guest Jenny Talia From Australia 
Council Maintains Our Waterways with Monitoring and Protection Measures
5 Aug 2019
Council Maintains Our Waterways with Monitoring and Protection Measures
Blue Mountains City Council monitors local waterways annually for a snapshot of ecological health and recreational water quality and this information for 2019 is now available on Council's website. 
National Science Week at Penrith Regional Gallery - Scientific Illustration Workshops
5 Aug 2019
National Science Week at Penrith Regional Gallery - Scientific Illustration Workshops
To celebrate National Science Week 2019, Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Regional Gallery will present two Scientific Illustration workshops on 18 & 25 August from 10am – 4pm presented by Angus Fisher, natural sciences illustrator and Lecturer in Fine Arts at The National Art School. 
Programs Improve Safety on Local Roads
4 Aug 2019
Programs Improve Safety on Local Roads
Blue Mountains City Council is working with the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) on two programs to improve the safety of our local roads. 
Get Up Close to Creek Critters at Waterways Festival
4 Aug 2019
Get Up Close to Creek Critters at Waterways Festival
Get up close and personal to turtles and crayfish and see how these fantastic critters eat, breed and interact at Council’s Waterways Festival at Wentworth Falls Lake, on Sunday 25 August. 
Blue Mountains Residents Travel Hours to Hear their Petition Debated. Where Were the Ministers?
3 Aug 2019
Blue Mountains Residents Travel Hours to Hear their Petition Debated. Where Were the Ministers?
Blue Mountains residents successfully collected more than 12,000 signatures in less than 6 months, opposing the plan for a long-term lease of crown land in what is known as Katoomba Airfield. They presented the petition to local member Trish Doyle MP to force the debate and highlight their concerns. 
Destination Pagoda Information Session
3 Aug 2019
Destination Pagoda Information Session
Lithgow Library will be hosting an information session and viewing of the film Destination Pagoda on Wednesday 21 August at 5.30pm. 
Graffiti Removed from Lennox Bridge
2 Aug 2019
Graffiti Removed from Lennox Bridge
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has congratulated Council staff for rapidly cleaning graffiti off the Lennox Bridge at Glenbrook, which is the oldest bridge of its kind in Australia. 
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Casual Competition at Lithgow Library
2 Aug 2019
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Casual Competition at Lithgow Library
Libraries aren’t just about books and quiet study anymore, they’re dynamic and vibrant community spaces where like-minded people can meet up for a variety of events and activities. That is what Aidan Crann discovered when he approached Lithgow Library recently with his idea for a video game competition. 
Blue Mountains Mayor Slams Federal Government on WSA Pop-Up Event
1 Aug 2019
Blue Mountains Mayor Slams Federal Government on WSA Pop-Up Event
Blue Mountains Mayor: “Our community’s concern about aircraft noise has relegated us to second-class citizens” 
Mayor Seizes on NSW Government Acknowledgement on Dam
1 Aug 2019
Mayor Seizes on NSW Government Acknowledgement on Dam
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has seized upon an acknowledgement by the NSW Government that its plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall will create environmental damage. 
Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards
1 Aug 2019
Nominations Now Open for the 2020 Women of the Year Awards
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney is encouraging local residents to highlight the brilliant women in their personal and professional lives, with nominations now open for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards. 
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