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Archive - September 2019

Makers Markets to Celebrate Everything Blue Mountains
30 Sep 2019
Makers Markets to Celebrate Everything Blue Mountains
A showcase of talented Blue Mountains artisans will feature at the Makers Market – Long Weekend Edition 2019 on Sunday 6 October, an event that will highlight the many talents and products that the Blue Mountains region has produced. 
Innovative NDIS Calculator Wins WSABE Award
30 Sep 2019
Innovative NDIS Calculator Wins WSABE Award
Wentworth Healthcare, the provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is proud to be the winner of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) in the category of Innovation. 
State-of-the-Art Facilities for Blue Mountains Youngsters
30 Sep 2019
State-of-the-Art Facilities for Blue Mountains Youngsters
More pre-schoolers in the Blue Mountains will have access to state-of-the-art early childhood learning facilities and specialised educational programs, thanks to the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program. 
The East Pointers Transcend Traditional Folk on New Album and Announce Australian Tour
29 Sep 2019
The East Pointers Transcend Traditional Folk on New Album and Announce Australian Tour
Transcending the barriers of traditional folk music, multi award-winning Canadian band, The East Pointers are hooking the next generation of folk fans with third album Yours To Break, out October 25, with a national Australian tour announced for 2020. 
Council to become Carbon Neutral
29 Sep 2019
Council to become Carbon Neutral
Blue Mountains City Council has adopted a target of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2025, as measured through the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) certification process. 
Planet Youth Pilot Set to Take First Steps, with Council Support
28 Sep 2019
Planet Youth Pilot Set to Take First Steps, with Council Support
Blue Mountains City Council is supporting the roll out of the internationally-recognised Planet Youth program that advocates for community-led wellness of our young people, across a broad range of issues. 
Music Hunter Presents: Daniel Weltlinger
28 Sep 2019
Music Hunter Presents: Daniel Weltlinger
“It is impossible to overstate the charm of this album" 
Council Calls for Solutions to Danger on Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland
27 Sep 2019
Council Calls for Solutions to Danger on Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland
Blue Mountains City Council will invite Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) representatives and associated agencies to meet with the Mayor and CEO to discuss strategies to manage the issue of large trucks on Old Bathurst Road, East Blaxland. 
Nominations Now Open for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards
27 Sep 2019
Nominations Now Open for the NSW Local Citizenship Awards
Council seeks nominations to recognize the achievements of local individuals and their contribution to the Lithgow LGA. Awardees will be announced and celebrated at the Australia Day Ceremony on 26th January 2020 
How TAFE NSW Helped Blue Mountains Local Develop His Career
26 Sep 2019
How TAFE NSW Helped Blue Mountains Local Develop His Career
TAFE NSW Nepean alumnus, Aidan Williams received his first camera at the age of five years, now at the age of 23 he has been awarded some of Australia’s top photography awards, including Australasia’s Top Sports Photographer and Aperture Emerging Photographer of the Year 2019, for his adventure sports photography. 
Applications for the 2020 Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships are Now Open!
26 Sep 2019
Applications for the 2020 Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships are Now Open!
Applications open Wednesday 18 September 2019

Applications close Sunday 24 November 2019

Auditions will be held at The Joan on Tuesday 17 December 2019 
Temporary Closure- Some Walking Tracks at Wentworth Falls - 25-26th September, 2019
25 Sep 2019
Temporary Closure- Some Walking Tracks at Wentworth Falls - 25-26th September, 2019
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area

Wednesday & Thursday 25-26th September 2019– weather dependent 
Iconic Australian Musical The Sapphires Comes to the Blue Mountains in 2020
25 Sep 2019
Iconic Australian Musical The Sapphires Comes to the Blue Mountains in 2020
The Sapphires is a multi-award winning musical play based on the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs' mother. This uplifting Australian classic - full of comedy, heart and romance, together with unbeatable soul music - will stay with you for years to come. 
Elevenses at The Joan - Art + Music Insights
24 Sep 2019
Elevenses at The Joan - Art + Music Insights
This October Lecturer of Music Dr Paul Smith (University of New England); and Penrith Regional Gallery Director, Sheona White will guide you through two enlightening mornings of insight and discovery with 20th Century Music Trends on Monday 14 October and French and Australian Impressionism on Monday 21 October. 
School Holiday Flix for $7
23 Sep 2019
School Holiday Flix for $7
Kids Flix are back by popular demand! 
Wine And Roses at Art Of Lunch, Avalon
23 Sep 2019
Wine And Roses at Art Of Lunch, Avalon
Art of Lunch events celebrate exhibition, performance and creative cuisine. September's Art of Lunch theme for Sunday 29th at Avalon Restaurant is 'Wine and Roses' and features a glamorous exhibition by artist Gerlinde Thomas, "who Paints with the cameras eye" and you can meet her in person over a brief interview conversation with Art of Lunch MC, Meg Benson. 
Native animals take over at Scenic World these school holidays
22 Sep 2019
Native animals take over at Scenic World these school holidays
Immerse the kids in nature these school holidays with Take Flight and Native Animal Encounter, events exclusive to Scenic World. 
Free Community Worm Farm and Composting Workshop 2019
22 Sep 2019
Free Community Worm Farm and Composting Workshop 2019
Register now to learn how to maintain a worm farm and backyard compost 
Join Blue Mountains Bushcare today and make a difference to tomorrow
21 Sep 2019
Join Blue Mountains Bushcare today and make a difference to tomorrow
Bushcare is a great way to meet people, make new friends, and have fun while improving your local environment in a practical way. 
Enjoy Family Fun Day at The NSW Parliament
21 Sep 2019
Enjoy Family Fun Day at The NSW Parliament
Looking for something fun, educational and free to do during the next school holidays? Then why not come along to the annual open day at the Parliament of New South Wales? 
Spring School Holidays at Penrith Regional Gallery
21 Sep 2019
Spring School Holidays at Penrith Regional Gallery
Enter a wonderful world of colour! This October spring holidays Penrith Regional Gallery will host a series of workshops for children of all ages celebrating the use of colour to coincide with the history of the Gallery and the vibrant, colourful paintings by Margo Lewers showcased in the current exhibition Gifting. 
Penrith Schools Opening up to Share their Space Over the Spring Holidays
20 Sep 2019
Penrith Schools Opening up to Share their Space Over the Spring Holidays
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced this week that 7 schools across Penrith are among more than 100 Sydney schools to open their grounds to the public over the spring holidays, part of the Share Our Space initiative. 
Weed Control at Farmers Creek
20 Sep 2019
Weed Control at Farmers Creek
Contractors to undertake weed control works throughout Farmers Creek 
New Portland and Wallerawang Skate Parks Open
19 Sep 2019
New Portland and Wallerawang Skate Parks Open
The recently completed Portland and Wallerawang skate parks are causing great excitement - not only are they open well in time for the October school holidays, but also in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where skateboarding events will be included for the first time which means that young ones can be inspired by their idols and then practice at their local. 
Bushfire Assistance – September 2019
19 Sep 2019
Bushfire Assistance – September 2019
Assistance from the NSW Government is available for people affected by the severe bush fires throughout various regions of NSW. 
EPA and SafeWork NSW discontinue investigations into Blue Mountains City Council
18 Sep 2019
EPA and SafeWork NSW discontinue investigations into Blue Mountains City Council
The Environment Protection Authority has discontinued its investigation into the management and disposal of asbestos waste by Blue Mountains City Council at a range of locations. 
Glenbrook Outdoor Pool Now Open
17 Sep 2019
Glenbrook Outdoor Pool Now Open
Blue Mountains Leisure Centres are gearing up for their spring/summer seasons. 
Jeff Lang to peform at the Wentworth Falls School of Arts
16 Sep 2019
Jeff Lang to peform at the Wentworth Falls School of Arts
On Saturday 21st September, Jeff Lang appears in at an impressive theatre venue, Wentworth Falls School of Arts in a thrilling concert presented by Music Hunter. 
New Experience Trails to Boost Local Tourism
15 Sep 2019
New Experience Trails to Boost Local Tourism
A new tourism project has developed three specially designed experience trails to attract more visitors to our region to stay overnight, boosting the local economy. 
Bike Week 2019 - Free Bike Skills & Bike Maintenance Workshops
15 Sep 2019
Bike Week 2019 - Free Bike Skills & Bike Maintenance Workshops
Cycling is a joy for children and it can help them stay fit. It's also good for the environment! That's why starting them early is a great idea and we're here to help - with free bike skills workshops. 
Locals Embrace Fee Free Apprenticeships
14 Sep 2019
Locals Embrace Fee Free Apprenticeships
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today met with local apprentices who are just two of almost 25,000 people from across NSW who have already seized the opportunity to take up a trade through the NSW Governments fee free apprenticeship program which began in July 2018. 
Sculpture at Scenic World 2020 submissions now open
14 Sep 2019
Sculpture at Scenic World 2020 submissions now open
The ninth annual Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition is now welcoming submissions from creatives for the
event that transforms an ancient rainforest into contemporary art gallery. 
Lithgow Council welcomes NSW Govt’s stance on the future of Coal and Coal fired Power Stations
13 Sep 2019
Lithgow Council welcomes NSW Govt’s stance on the future of Coal and Coal fired Power Stations
Lithgow Mayor Clr Ray Thompson welcomed Energy Minister Matt Kean’s confirmation in the Daily Telegraph newspaper yesterday that “he was willing to legislate to ensure a longer term coal supply” and that referring to Mount Piper in the Lithgow region, Minister Kean confirmed he “..won’t rule out legislation to secure their (Mount Piper) coal” 
Waiting for Liberals’ $1.3 Million Knapsack Park Funding
13 Sep 2019
Waiting for Liberals’ $1.3 Million Knapsack Park Funding
The Federal Government is being urged to speed up delivery of a $1.3 million promise so that Knapsack Park’s carpark and club house upgrade can go ahead. 
Lithgow Main Street Improvements – September 2019
12 Sep 2019
Lithgow Main Street Improvements – September 2019
In the coming weeks, further improvements will be made to Lithgow’s Main Street through additional, upgraded infrastructure. 
'Get Ready' For Bush Fire Season
11 Sep 2019
'Get Ready' For Bush Fire Season
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the weekend of 14/15 September marks "Get Ready Weekend" with local Rural Fire Services reminding the community to be aware and prepare for bush fire risks this summer. 
Lithgow Council Works – Week ending 06 September 2019
11 Sep 2019
Lithgow Council Works – Week ending 06 September 2019
“For the week ending 06 September, the following key works were completed by Council staff”, noted Council’s Mayor, Cr. Ray Thompson. 
Get Grubby coming to Blue Mountains childcare centres and primary schools, thanks to Council
11 Sep 2019
Get Grubby coming to Blue Mountains childcare centres and primary schools, thanks to Council
Australia's leading online eco-education program, Get Grubby, will help local kids learn about sustainability, thanks to a Blue Mountains City Council initiative. 
John Bell & Simon Tedeschi - Echoes of The Jazz Age
10 Sep 2019
John Bell & Simon Tedeschi - Echoes of The Jazz Age
Theatre icon and National Living Treasure, John Bell AO OBE and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi join forces with the amazing Blazey Best in a world premiere collaboration celebrating the Roaring Twenties and all things jazz through words and music, on Saturday 21 September at 7.30pm at The Joan. 
Council supports small business with FREE Single Touch Payroll training
10 Sep 2019
Council supports small business with FREE Single Touch Payroll training
Blue Mountains City Council is partnering with the ATO to offer local small businesses free training sessions in Single Touch Payroll. 
Le Salon Grand - Frank & Friends
9 Sep 2019
Le Salon Grand - Frank & Friends
From the creative team that presents Let Me Be Frank, Crooners & Classics and previously False Idols, a brand new show is born…. Frank & Friends 
World Music Dance Party with Hello Tut Tut - Special Guests Le Hot Club de Katoomba
9 Sep 2019
World Music Dance Party with Hello Tut Tut - Special Guests Le Hot Club de Katoomba
Hello Tut Tut takes its audiences on a high energy, stimulating musical safari shaped by the aesthetics of cultures from around the world. Exploring their heritage through a unique blend of Gypsy, Klezmer, Balkan and Latin sounds, they will entertain with a finesse, charm and intensity that will get you on your feet and dancing! 
My Community Projects Receive $321,721
8 Sep 2019
My Community Projects Receive $321,721
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith this week announced that four local projects have been selected to receive a share of $321,721 through the NSW Government's My Community Project funding program. 
Effie In Love Me Tinder
8 Sep 2019
Effie In Love Me Tinder
Finding love in this day and age is not easy. Keeping it is much harder. The urge to swipe left or right or to scratch that 7-year itch (or only 7-months, in Effie's case) is hard to resist even with the greatest of willpowers. 
Lithgow Library Books & Bites Book Club
8 Sep 2019
Lithgow Library Books & Bites Book Club
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be commencing a Bi-monthly book club called “Books & Bites” in October discussing books in both traditional and digital formats through the Library’s RB Digital App. 
2019 Community Building Partnerships Program Now Open
7 Sep 2019
2019 Community Building Partnerships Program Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced applications are now open for the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $27.9 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW. 
Planning A Perfect Hiking Adventure In The Blue Mountains
7 Sep 2019
Planning A Perfect Hiking Adventure In The Blue Mountains
Hawkesbury is a fantastic destination if you love to put on your walking boots and see the great outdoors. With six national parks in the 3,000 km area, Hawkesbury is home to a vast range of flora and fauna. 
An Australian Journey: From Grainger to Farnham
7 Sep 2019
An Australian Journey: From Grainger to Farnham
Blue Mountains Orchestra, in partnership with Blaxland High singers, will take you on a musical journey spanning 100 years, 1900 to 2000, in a program of varied musical styles. 
Lithgow City Council Works – Week ending 30 August 2019
6 Sep 2019
Lithgow City Council Works – Week ending 30 August 2019
“For the week ending 30 August, the following key works were completed by Council staff”, noted Council’s Mayor, Cr. Ray Thompson. 
Open Day and Celebration of BigCi 10 Year Anniversary
6 Sep 2019
Open Day and Celebration of BigCi 10 Year Anniversary
Sunday, 8 September 2019 - From 11 am till 4 pm
You are invited to share with us an important milestone:
10 years of running BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) –
an artist residency supporting Australian and International Artists.
 
Ongoing CBD Footpath Cleaning Improvements
5 Sep 2019
Ongoing CBD Footpath Cleaning Improvements
With Council continuing to review the services provided to the community, improvements are in the process of implementation relating to the ongoing cleaning of footpaths in commercial areas. 
Free Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors Classes at Lithgow Libraries
5 Sep 2019
Free Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors Classes at Lithgow Libraries
Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang Libraries will soon be holding basic technology classes for seniors each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting Tuesday 17 September 2019. 
Blue Mountains Mayor slams Western Sydney Airport experience centre
5 Sep 2019
Blue Mountains Mayor slams Western Sydney Airport experience centre
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill slammed the recent announcement of a Western Sydney Airport experience centre as an insult to the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney. 
Megalong Students Named Young Landcare Leaders
5 Sep 2019
Megalong Students Named Young Landcare Leaders
SAVING a critically endangered species is not generally written into a primary school’s curriculum, but the students from Megalong Public School made it their mission anyway. 
Bunting Day Tarana
4 Sep 2019
Bunting Day Tarana
A community gathering will be held on Monday September 9th at Tarana’s Mumma Snow’s Country kitchen and General Store in preparation for the arrival of the new Bathurst Bullet Service at Tarana on September 16th. 
New Gallery in Glenbrook
4 Sep 2019
New Gallery in Glenbrook
New artist run BMCAC Cooperative gallery Hare St Gallery is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 till 4:00. 
The Kava Kings Coming to Katoomba this November
4 Sep 2019
The Kava Kings Coming to Katoomba this November
A single that has arrived at the perfect time where we’re looking ahead to warmer hazy days ahead, ‘Stars’ from Sydney four-piece, The Kava Kings, is the perfect remedy for any winter-time frump. Taken from the band’s new EP Two Strangers, ‘Stars’ is a piece of a larger puzzle that focuses on relationships and its different stages. Melodic, hearty and delivered with rich charm, The Kava Kings put their stamp on the second half of 2019 with a fresh collection of material, primed for the live stage. 
Cullen Bullen Sewerage Scheme
3 Sep 2019
Cullen Bullen Sewerage Scheme
Council invites the community of Cullen Bullen to attend an information session at the Cullen Bullen Progress Hall on Wednesday, 11th September 2019 at 5pm. 
Blue Mountains City Council Wins National Climate Award
3 Sep 2019
Blue Mountains City Council Wins National Climate Award
Blue Mountains City Council’s Carbon Revolving Reserve project has won the national Cities Power Partnership’s Project Financing Innovation Award. 
Expansion of Project Designed to Make Businesses Inclusive
3 Sep 2019
Expansion of Project Designed to Make Businesses Inclusive
Have you seen these new stickers in the windows of businesses in Springwood? They show that these businesses have completed the new “Are You Inclusive?’ training program which has just rolled out into Penrith and the Greater Blue Mountains. 
Council Welcomes New Members to the 2019 Blue Mountains Youth Council
2 Sep 2019
Council Welcomes New Members to the 2019 Blue Mountains Youth Council
Council has welcomed sixteen new members to its 2019 Blue Mountains Youth Council and thanked outgoing members for their service. 
Drought Oasis of Opportunity for Green Thumbs
2 Sep 2019
Drought Oasis of Opportunity for Green Thumbs
Drought conditions and water restrictions should be viewed as a green opportunity rather than a garden disaster, Blue Mountains master landscaper Shannon Decker has said. 
Council to Extend Pool Opening Hours During Summer Heatwaves
1 Sep 2019
Council to Extend Pool Opening Hours During Summer Heatwaves
Council has approved plans for Blue Mountains pools to extend their opening hours during heatwaves in the summer months. 
History Week 2019 Events at the Library
1 Sep 2019
History Week 2019 Events at the Library
The theme for History Week 2019 is ‘Memory & Landscapes’ and to celebrate, the Library is remembering Lithgow’s landscapes by holding an exhibition of panorama photographs, hosting a guest speaker and a history walk and talk of the CBD. 
Elevenses at The Joan  September Insights: Romanticism in Music and The Romantic Landscape
1 Sep 2019
Elevenses at The Joan September Insights: Romanticism in Music and The Romantic Landscape
This September, Lecturer of Music Dr Paul Smith (University of New England); and Penrith Regional Gallery Director, Sheona White will guide you through four enlightening mornings of insight and discovery as they explore Romanticism in both Music and Art with The Composer’s Voice on Monday 9 September and A Conversation with Nature on Monday 23 September. 
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