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Archive - October 2019

Immerse Yourself in a Night of Tango at Wentworth Falls
31 Oct 2019
Immerse Yourself in a Night of Tango at Wentworth Falls
Club Tango" is a once off event presented by Music Hunter in association with Tango Blue Mountains designed for passionate Tango dance lovers as well as for those laid back seated music appreciators. 
Local CJ Stranger Drops Vivid New Single Strange One and Announces Album for 2020 Release
30 Oct 2019
Local CJ Stranger Drops Vivid New Single Strange One and Announces Album for 2020 Release
CJ Stranger hones a unique sound and spirit for his new album, Hey Stranger. Describing lead single Strange One as a “stream-of-consciousness ramble of a day living in the inner-west,” CJ carves out contemporary Australian music akin to present day greats like Courtney Barnett, filled with occurrences like electric shocks, technology failing, having a tunnel dug under your house, and tryin' to pay rent. “After a strong coffee,” he notes, “things feel better.” 
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks
29 Oct 2019
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks
National Parks & Wildlife Service

Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area

Wednesday 30th October, 2019 
Project Plant It video launch
28 Oct 2019
Project Plant It video launch
A short video released this week showcases a Council project helping young people and children reconnect with nature. 
Community Forum to Highlight What’s at Stake in Raising Warragamba Dam Wall
28 Oct 2019
Community Forum to Highlight What’s at Stake in Raising Warragamba Dam Wall
A Community Forum on the proposed raising of the Warragamba Dam wall will be held in the Blue Mountains on Sunday, 10 November, with special guest speaker former NSW Environment Minister The Hon Bob Debus AM. 
Kurrajong Community Urged to Report Feral Pig Sightings
27 Oct 2019
Kurrajong Community Urged to Report Feral Pig Sightings
A FERAL pig captured and removed by authorities in bushland around Kurrajong Heights is believed to have been released into the wild by its former owner. 
Responsibilities of Dog Owners
27 Oct 2019
Responsibilities of Dog Owners
Owning a dog is both a great pleasure and great responsibility. Lithgow Council is keen to educate pet owners on their responsibilities. 
Australia Day Awards 2020: New Categories Announced
26 Oct 2019
Australia Day Awards 2020: New Categories Announced
There are now two more chances to celebrate a local hero this Australia Day. 
Library’s Latest Art Exhibition Highlights Local Talent
26 Oct 2019
Library’s Latest Art Exhibition Highlights Local Talent
During November 2019 an exhibition of paintings by local artists Will and Kellie Hazzard will be on display at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre. 
Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present Owen Campbell ‘The Rolling Thunder Of Love’ Album Launch Tour
25 Oct 2019
Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present Owen Campbell ‘The Rolling Thunder Of Love’ Album Launch Tour
After 3 best-selling studio albums, 2 EP’s and over 12 years of national touring Owen Campbell has cemented himself as one of Australia’s premier Blues/Rock exports. 
Julie Takes the Lead on Your Shredding Needs
24 Oct 2019
Julie Takes the Lead on Your Shredding Needs
If you’re doing your spring cleaning and find a lot of paperwork that is too important to put in the bin, Julie may have a solution for you. 
Mobile Pink Slip Trial Expanded to the Blue Mountains
24 Oct 2019
Mobile Pink Slip Trial Expanded to the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains will soon have access to an expanded mobile pink slip trial which allow vehicle owners to have safety inspections done at a time and place that suits them. 
Nominations Are Now Open for the 2020 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
23 Oct 2019
Nominations Are Now Open for the 2020 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
Nominations close in 2 weeks and we don't want you to miss out! 
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
22 Oct 2019
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $300 million per year. Since Graffiti Removal Day was established in 2012, volunteers have removed 141,000sqm of graffiti, saving our community about $10.40 million. 
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks - 23-24 October 2019
21 Oct 2019
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks - 23-24 October 2019
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area
Wednesday 23rd – Thursday 24th October, 2019 
Lithgow Halloween Film Awards
20 Oct 2019
Lithgow Halloween Film Awards
Only days to go until the first Lithgow Halloween Film Awards. 
Eishan Ensemble to Appear at Blue Mountains Theatre
20 Oct 2019
Eishan Ensemble to Appear at Blue Mountains Theatre
Lead by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan Ensemble will present a stunning concert of eclectic Middle-Eastern jazz fusion at Blue Mountains Theatre. 
Council Acts on Climate Change Emergency and Waste Going to Landfill
19 Oct 2019
Council Acts on Climate Change Emergency and Waste Going to Landfill
Mayor Mark Greenhill will take a Mayoral Minute to the next Council meeting calling for State and Federal Governments to declare a Climate Change Emergency. 
The Little Black Dress - Friends of the Gallery and Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation
19 Oct 2019
The Little Black Dress - Friends of the Gallery and Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation
Every woman must have a Little Black Dress (LBD) which can be worn time and again, to any occasion, just change the accessories. Find out when this essential fashion item originated and see the change in the silhouette over the decades from the late 19th century to today. 
Successful Farmer’s Long Lunch at Capertee
18 Oct 2019
Successful Farmer’s Long Lunch at Capertee
A large crowd gathered at Capertee Royal Hotel on Sunday 13 October for the Farmers Long Lunch with over 70 members of the local community coming together for a day of music, dancing, sharing food and stories. 
BMCC Motion to Seek Regulatory Reform of the NSW Planning System Endorsed at LGNSW Conference
17 Oct 2019
BMCC Motion to Seek Regulatory Reform of the NSW Planning System Endorsed at LGNSW Conference
LGNSW delegates have voted unanimously to support a Blue Mountains City Council motion to seek regulatory reform of the NSW planning system, regarding the delayed implementation of development consents. 
New Sunday Art Workshops for Adults at Penrith Regional Gallery
17 Oct 2019
New Sunday Art Workshops for Adults at Penrith Regional Gallery
Explore and experiment with colour, composition and perspective as you learn the skills and techniques behind drawing and painting in a beautiful garden setting. 
Garage Sale Trail set to Unearth Pre-loved Treasures
16 Oct 2019
Garage Sale Trail set to Unearth Pre-loved Treasures
Garage Sale Trail is happening right across Australia on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019. It’s a big weekend encouraging us to put secondhand first and minimise our impact on the planet. 
Blue Mountains Family Day Care Service Wins State Award
16 Oct 2019
Blue Mountains Family Day Care Service Wins State Award
A Blue Mountains Family Day Care service is one of only four national finalists in the Family Day Care Australia Excellence Awards. 
Blue Mountains Student Climbing to New Heights in Australia’s Booming Adventure Travel Industry
15 Oct 2019
Blue Mountains Student Climbing to New Heights in Australia’s Booming Adventure Travel Industry
Australia is listed as one of the top ten countries in the world for adventure travel and with its stunning hikes, canyoning and abseiling, the Blue Mountains is an adventure travelers playground. 
Grandparents Day @ Lithgow Library
15 Oct 2019
Grandparents Day @ Lithgow Library
Every year we celebrate the contributions of grandparents and other older members of our families and community on Grandparents Day. This year we will be holding a special day at the library to celebrate on October 28th. 
Fusion Boutique Presents Shaun Kirk EP Release Tour + Special Guest Chris Gillespie
14 Oct 2019
Fusion Boutique Presents Shaun Kirk EP Release Tour + Special Guest Chris Gillespie
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. 
Child Safety Study
13 Oct 2019
Child Safety Study
Are you planning to buy a car seat? (or perhaps you know someone who is)
Take part in a child safety study and receive $100 back on your car seat! 
Free Event To Help Small Businesses Slash Their Energy Bills
12 Oct 2019
Free Event To Help Small Businesses Slash Their Energy Bills
Small business owners and their staff are invited to a free workshop to learn how to save money, while helping the environment. 
Council Officer Wins NSW Environmental Educator of the Year Awards
11 Oct 2019
Council Officer Wins NSW Environmental Educator of the Year Awards
A Blue Mountains City Council officer has won both the NSW Environmental Educator of the Year award, as well as the AAEE (NSW) Government Education Award for outstanding contribution to Environmental Education in NSW. 
Free Hartley Picnic Under the Stars Comedy Night
11 Oct 2019
Free Hartley Picnic Under the Stars Comedy Night
A night of fun and laughter for the whole family at the Old Hartley School on 2nd November from 5:00pm will be a chance for drought effected local farmers and residents of the region to get together. 
Ensemble Offspring and The Joan Present; Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies
10 Oct 2019
Ensemble Offspring and The Joan Present; Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies
New live music show for Toddlers and their Families 
Winmalee Local Awarded Prestigious 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholarship
10 Oct 2019
Winmalee Local Awarded Prestigious 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholarship
Winmalee local and TAFE NSW Richmond horticulture student, Ellen Goodwin has been awarded a 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholarship.

The BBM Global Industry Scholarships are awarded every year and recognise excellence and vision in aspiring industry leaders across trades, agriculture, horticulture and the performing arts. 
Major Works Commence on New Nepean Hospital Tower
9 Oct 2019
Major Works Commence on New Nepean Hospital Tower
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith last week joined representatives of Nepean Hospital to mark a major milestone in the Nepean Hospital redevelopment as the first concrete was poured for the new 14-storey hospital tower. 
Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with Mike + Ruthy – From The Mammals
9 Oct 2019
Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with Mike + Ruthy – From The Mammals
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. 
Council to Enhance the Visitor Experience at Echo Point
8 Oct 2019
Council to Enhance the Visitor Experience at Echo Point
In mid-October, Council will start work on upgrades to enhance Echo Point for the community and visitors. 
Lithgow Rail 150 Anniversary Celebrations
8 Oct 2019
Lithgow Rail 150 Anniversary Celebrations
The 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the railway in the Lithgow local government area is to be celebrated on Saturday 19 October with events around the district. 
Books & Bites – Lightening Talks
7 Oct 2019
Books & Bites – Lightening Talks
To celebrate our first Books & Bites Book Club title, Lithgow Library will be hosting lightening talks just to give the audience a taste of “Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig called Helga”. The community is invited to come and enjoy this delightful tale of the not so perfect tree change. 
Blue Mountains Tourism Business Receives NSW Government Grant
7 Oct 2019
Blue Mountains Tourism Business Receives NSW Government Grant
The Blue Mountains first brew pub will open in Katoomba later this year thanks to a NSW Government grant announced by Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres. 
Mobile Phone Coverage
6 Oct 2019
Mobile Phone Coverage
Lithgow City Council is asking residents within the LGA to contact Council if they are having problems with their existing mobile phone cover. Council is responding to complaints from some residents that mobile phone calls are dropping out and/or mobile phone coverage areas are not as portrayed by some providers. 
Have Your Say on Draft Local Planning Statement
6 Oct 2019
Have Your Say on Draft Local Planning Statement
Council is inviting community comment on their draft Local Planning Statement, Blue Mountains 2040: Living Sustainably, from 30 September 2019 to 15 November 2019. 
National Carers Week Recognises Blue Mountains Carers
5 Oct 2019
National Carers Week Recognises Blue Mountains Carers
National Carers Week is a timely opportunity for us all to acknowledge the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our community. 
Your Blue Mountains Library Card is Your Ticket to Free Movies
5 Oct 2019
Your Blue Mountains Library Card is Your Ticket to Free Movies
Blue Mountains Library has partnered with Beamafilms to offer library members free viewing of hundreds of the best Australian and independent movies, documentaries and festival favourites. 
Have Your Say on the Design for Blackheath Station Upgrade
4 Oct 2019
Have Your Say on the Design for Blackheath Station Upgrade
Government Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP is inviting the community to have their say on an early concept design for an accessibility upgrade at Blackheath Station which may include up to three new lifts. 
Blue Mountains Family Day Care Services Recognised in National Awards
4 Oct 2019
Blue Mountains Family Day Care Services Recognised in National Awards
Two Blue Mountains Family Day Care services have been recognised as among Australia’s finest early childhood educators, in the Family Day Care Australia Excellence Awards. 
Sustainable Farming Workshops for Capertee and Hampton
3 Oct 2019
Sustainable Farming Workshops for Capertee and Hampton
Colin Seis will be the special guest at a series of events to be held in the Lithgow LGA during October and November. A fourth generation farmer himself and recipient of several awards including the Bob Hawke Landcare award, Colin is passionate about improving farming techniques in order to move our communities forward into a sustainable future. 
The most awarded Bassist in Bluegrass Music - Missy Raines Trio - to play in Katoonba
3 Oct 2019
The most awarded Bassist in Bluegrass Music - Missy Raines Trio - to play in Katoonba
The most awarded Bassist in Bluegrass Music - MISSY RAINES TRIO (Nashville) + Special Guests WHOA MULE in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains 
Strategic Plans Endorsed to Manage Water and Weeds
2 Oct 2019
Strategic Plans Endorsed to Manage Water and Weeds
Two strategic plans adopted by Blue Mountains City Council this week will help secure the health of our local environment into the future. 
Lithgow City Council Partners with Ferrero
2 Oct 2019
Lithgow City Council Partners with Ferrero
The Lithgow Visitor Information Centre will display and sell Ferrero’s locally produced Nutella and Tic Tac for the first time. These household favourites will be displayed with a “Proudly Made in Lithgow” message to showcase their home grown roots. 
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?
1 Oct 2019
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY SCIENCE AND ART PANEL
Presented By Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts
in conjunction with WSU Penrith Observatory
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space? 
Warwick Fuller Exhibition
1 Oct 2019
Warwick Fuller Exhibition
Exhibition opening: Saturday 5 October, 3 – 5pm 
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