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Archive - November 2019

Blue Mountains Pluriversity Receives Funding Boost
30 Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Pluriversity Receives Funding Boost
Blue Mountains Pluriversity has been awarded a grant of $10,000 to support its Youth Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Program, which commenced Monday 25 November and will continue for the next six months. 
Final Drought Relief Communities Project Event a Huge Success
30 Nov 2019
Final Drought Relief Communities Project Event a Huge Success
A group of farmers and other locals gathered in Hampton on the weekend for the final in a series of Drought Relief Communities Program events. 
Blue Mountains Diva Takes on DIY BurlesKoala Burlesque Competition in Sydney
29 Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Diva Takes on DIY BurlesKoala Burlesque Competition in Sydney
We’ve seen the beauty and glamour of burlesque with the likes of Dita Von Teese paving the glittering way, but have you ever seen such extravagance on a budget? 
Natural Curiosity – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
29 Nov 2019
Natural Curiosity – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library
An art exhibition titled Natural Curiosity featuring the artworks of Elaine Butler and Shannon Pennell will be held at Lithgow Library during December. 
Now & Zen Wins Gold Landscape Award
28 Nov 2019
Now & Zen Wins Gold Landscape Award
The Blue Mountains has cemented its place at the leading edge of landscape design, after Now & Zen Landscapes won two gold awards at the industry’s most prestigious awards earlier this month [Nov 8]. 
Blue Mountains High School Students Drive Their Way to a Career in Automotive
28 Nov 2019
Blue Mountains High School Students Drive Their Way to a Career in Automotive
TAFE NSW has launched its first automotive school-based program for year 10 and 11 students in the Blue Mountains, giving aspiring mechanics the opportunity to learn hands-on skills while they are still at school. 
Mayor Gives Evidence Opposing Warragamba Dam Proposal
27 Nov 2019
Mayor Gives Evidence Opposing Warragamba Dam Proposal
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill gave evidence to a NSW Parliamentary Inquiry yesterday against the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall. 
POSTPONED: Temporary Closure of Some Walking Tracks at Wentworth Falls – 28-29 November, 2019
27 Nov 2019
POSTPONED: Temporary Closure of Some Walking Tracks at Wentworth Falls – 28-29 November, 2019
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area

Thursday & Friday 28-29 November 2019 – weather dependent 
World-Leading Research Right Here in Western Sydney
26 Nov 2019
World-Leading Research Right Here in Western Sydney
World-leading research will take place in Western Sydney thanks to Morrison Government funding. 
2020 Morning Melodies at The Joan On Sale from Wednesday 27 November
26 Nov 2019
2020 Morning Melodies at The Joan On Sale from Wednesday 27 November
Presented by the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Aussie Icons Forever | Duets | Lonnie Lee Back to Base | Leading Men and Leading Lady | The NSW Police Band | Elvis & Friends | With Love – Marilyn | Headliners – Stars of Yesterday & Today | The Royal Australian Navy Band 
Blue Mountains Community Says No to Domestic Violence
25 Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Community Says No to Domestic Violence
Scores of Blue Mountains community members joined Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, at the Mayoral Breakfast: Blue Mountains Community Campaign Against Domestic Violence, on Friday 22 November. 
Men’s Health Talk at Lithgow Library for Movember
25 Nov 2019
Men’s Health Talk at Lithgow Library for Movember
Lithgow Library will be hosting an information morning on Friday 29 November 2019 to recognize Movember, an important event on the calendar that highlights men’s health and aims to stop men from dying young. 
Tom Burlinson's Brand New Show Comes to the Blue Mountains in 2020
25 Nov 2019
Tom Burlinson's Brand New Show Comes to the Blue Mountains in 2020
Following the extraordinary international success of his musical shows Frank - A Life in Song and Now We're Swinging, the one and only Tom Burlinson has collaborated with virtuoso Spanish guitarist Jim Pennell to create a stunning new show: Latin Serenity. 
Rory Mcleod (UK) Live in Concert at Pigeon Lane @ One88
24 Nov 2019
Rory Mcleod (UK) Live in Concert at Pigeon Lane @ One88
Fusion Boutique is very pleased to welcome one-man soul band, poet and storyteller Rory McLeod back to the Blue Mountains following his well received performances at the 2016 and 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festivals. 
Learn Over 100 Languages Free at Your Library
24 Nov 2019
Learn Over 100 Languages Free at Your Library
Lithgow Library Learning Centre is thrilled to be able to provide its members with access to a free online tool for learning a foreign language. 
New Book: Native Fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
24 Nov 2019
New Book: Native Fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
In this new book, Judy, Peter and Kate Smith draw together records from a wide array of sources to provide the first comprehensive account of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’s native fauna. 
Preparing Your Property for Bush Fire Season
23 Nov 2019
Preparing Your Property for Bush Fire Season
To provide additional assistance to residents in the current bush fire season, Council is offering extra kerbside chipping services in the lead up to Christmas. 
Contract Awarded for Major Western Sydney Defence Project
23 Nov 2019
Contract Awarded for Major Western Sydney Defence Project
A $95 million defence project at Orchard Hills is set to begin construction this month after a Head Contractor was selected for delivery of the Naval Guided Weapons Maintenance Facilities Project. 
Join The Mother's Club for Laughs and Tears
23 Nov 2019
Join The Mother's Club for Laughs and Tears
Jane Kellaway's musical comedy 
Sculpture At Scenic World 2020 Artists Announced
22 Nov 2019
Sculpture At Scenic World 2020 Artists Announced
An exciting array of world class artists have been selected to exhibit at Sculpture at Scenic World 2020, rising above a competitive field to showcase their talents in Australia’s most iconic outdoor rainforest exhibition. 
Local Seniors Share Their Stories
22 Nov 2019
Local Seniors Share Their Stories
One hundred seniors, including two local seniors have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year’s edition of Seniors’ Stories Volume 5. 
Emu Trekkers, Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains Shines at 2019 NSW Tourism Awards
21 Nov 2019
Emu Trekkers, Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains Shines at 2019 NSW Tourism Awards
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP has congratulated Emu Trekkers, Sydney and Blue Mountains, Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains on their outstanding achievements at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards, which were held on Monday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. 
A New Level of Decadence Arrives at Jenolan Caves
21 Nov 2019
A New Level of Decadence Arrives at Jenolan Caves
Pamper yourself with High Tea at Jenolan Caves House. 
Secuirty at Sir Henry Parkes' Grave Site
20 Nov 2019
Secuirty at Sir Henry Parkes' Grave Site
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has encouraged Blue Mountains City Council to apply for funding under the Morrison Government’s Safer Communities Fund following the recent desecration of Sir Henry Parkes’ grave site in Faulconbridge. 
Manus McGuire (Ireland) with Ben Stephenson in Concert
20 Nov 2019
Manus McGuire (Ireland) with Ben Stephenson in Concert
Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift became widely recognised in 1970 when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, an Irish national fiddle competition at age 14. 
New Report Puts Spotlight on Opportunities for Local Young People
19 Nov 2019
New Report Puts Spotlight on Opportunities for Local Young People
Local young people transitioning from school to the workforce and beyond are the subject of a new report, Post-school pathways for Blue Mountains young people, which explores the local educational and employment environment. 
Locals Rally for Ladies of the Land
19 Nov 2019
Locals Rally for Ladies of the Land
Locals in and around Penrith are rallying for the ‘ladies of the land’ campaign, with donations coming in thick and fast. 
Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
18 Nov 2019
Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is the new Summer exhibition featuring at Penrith Regional Gallery from 30 November, bringing together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. 
Community Invited to Join Mayoral Breakfast in Support of a Blue Mountains Community Campaign Against Domestic Violence
17 Nov 2019
Community Invited to Join Mayoral Breakfast in Support of a Blue Mountains Community Campaign Against Domestic Violence
The Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill invites the local community to join him at the Mayoral Breakfast: Blue Mountains Community Campaign Against Domestic Violence, on Friday 22 November. 
Mayors Take Stand Against Lack of Leadership on Climate Change
16 Nov 2019
Mayors Take Stand Against Lack of Leadership on Climate Change
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has signed a statement with other Mayors from NSW and QLD that calls for urgent action on climate change to address the country’s catastrophic fire threat. 
Businesses to be Recognised in the New Earth Friendly Advocate Program
15 Nov 2019
Businesses to be Recognised in the New Earth Friendly Advocate Program
Blue Mountains Youth Council has launched a new program to motivate and recognise local businesses taking measures to protect the environment. 
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum
15 Nov 2019
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum
Wentworth Healthcare are working with Nepean Blue Mountains LHD to develop a five-year implementation plan for Regional Mental Health & Suicide Prevention services in our region. 
Rockpool’s Bavarian Restaurants Give Away 3,400 Chicken Schnitzels Across the Country
14 Nov 2019
Rockpool’s Bavarian Restaurants Give Away 3,400 Chicken Schnitzels Across the Country
Rockpool’s Bavarian restaurants serve up a legendary summer menu
Give away 3,400 chicken schnitzels across the country 
Award Winning Musician Turns Music into Art with TAFE NSW
14 Nov 2019
Award Winning Musician Turns Music into Art with TAFE NSW
An award winning Blue Mountains local who toured the world as a member of the Australian Ensemble and the Australian Chamber Orchestra has had a second chance to pursue a career in the creative industry after a serious injury stopped her from performing. 
Portland and Wallerawang Skate Park Openings
13 Nov 2019
Portland and Wallerawang Skate Park Openings
The recently completed Portland and Wallerawang skate parks are set to have their official opening Saturday the 23rd of November. Families are invited to head to one or both sites, where there will be music, skating, demo’s and learning. 
Communities Condemn State Government Proposal to Raise the Warragamba Dam Wall
13 Nov 2019
Communities Condemn State Government Proposal to Raise the Warragamba Dam Wall
The communities of Blue Mountains City and Wollondilly Shire came together on Sunday, 10 November 2019 to condemn the State Government proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall. 
Animal Owners Urged to be Prepared
12 Nov 2019
Animal Owners Urged to be Prepared
Evacuation centres for owners of large animals in the Greater Sydney region have been established in response to today’s “catastrophic” fire danger forecast. 
Scenic World Operations Tuesday, November 12
11 Nov 2019
Scenic World Operations Tuesday, November 12
Due to the catastrophic fire conditions predicted throughout NSW tomorrow, Scenic World and Blue Mountains National Park will be taking precautions. 
Closed Parks: Blue Mountains National Park Closed Due to Extreme Fire Weather
11 Nov 2019
Closed Parks: Blue Mountains National Park Closed Due to Extreme Fire Weather
Due to the current fire emergency, NPWS will expand closures of national parks and reserves, including tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas across the Blue Mountains, as well as Central Coast, Hunter, Mid North Coast, North Coast and North West of the State from Monday 11 November 2019 until further notice. 
Upscale Jewellery to Adorn the Home
11 Nov 2019
Upscale Jewellery to Adorn the Home
Traipsing the Victorian goldfields with his father in the 1960s, a young Ron Fitzpatrick could never have known how those gold hunting jaunts would influence an art show at Hartley, NSW, in November 2019. 
The Crooked Fiddle Band Return to Katoomba to Launch Their Brand New Album!
10 Nov 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. 
Fabulous Crowd at Hartley Community Drought Event
10 Nov 2019
Fabulous Crowd at Hartley Community Drought Event
Over 130 people gathered at the Old Hartley School on Saturday 16 November for the Hartley Picnic Under the Stars fun family event. 
Mayor Thanks Minister for Efforts on Great Western Highway Upgrade
9 Nov 2019
Mayor Thanks Minister for Efforts on Great Western Highway Upgrade
Mayor acknowledges and thanks Minister for his efforts regarding the proposed $2.5 billion upgrade to Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. 
Mallard Welcomes Highway Upgrade Design Consultation
9 Nov 2019
Mallard Welcomes Highway Upgrade Design Consultation
Following meetings with community groups along the Great Western Highway including at Medlow Bath and Blackheath the Liberal Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP has welcomed the release of proposed Great Western Highway upgrade design and route plans between Katoomba and Lithgow. 
Digital Licence for NSW Drivers
9 Nov 2019
Digital Licence for NSW Drivers
Stuart Ayres MP,Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney welcomes the announcement that NSW drivers can now go wallet less and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside police checks, with the technology officially going live. 
Farmer’s Long Afternoon at Hampton
8 Nov 2019
Farmer’s Long Afternoon at Hampton
A long afternoon will be held at the Hampton Halfway Hotel Motel on Saturday 23 November. Starting at 4pm this is a chance for drought effected local farmers and residents of the region to get together. Following the huge success of the Capertee Long Lunch in October this event is sure to please the whole family. 
Have Your Say on the Lapstone Station Upgrade
8 Nov 2019
Have Your Say on the Lapstone Station Upgrade
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today invites the local community to have their say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Lapstone station that will be delivered through the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program. 
Household Chemical Clean Out Time Again!
7 Nov 2019
Household Chemical Clean Out Time Again!
The household chemical cleanout conducted by Lithgow City Council in conjunction with NSW EPA and NetWaste is again providing an opportunity for residents to clean out chemicals from their home and dispose of in an environmentally friendly way. 
Rhythm Hunters’ Rhythm Underground 2019 at Jenolan Caves
7 Nov 2019
Rhythm Hunters’ Rhythm Underground 2019 at Jenolan Caves
RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2019 at Jenolan Caves with

RHYTHM HUNTERS + special guests
NICKY BOMBA (Melbourne Ska Orchestra/John Butler Trio)
SI MULLUMBY (Wild Marmalade) 
Lithgow Dementia Alliance Morning Tea
6 Nov 2019
Lithgow Dementia Alliance Morning Tea
As part of its ongoing support for those in Lithgow community who are affected by dementia, Lithgow City Council invites you to come along to our Dementia Alliance morning tea on November 14 at the Lithgow Library. 
Free Microchipping Month a Success in Lithgow
5 Nov 2019
Free Microchipping Month a Success in Lithgow
Local residents made use of a valuable community service in the micro-chipping of their pets this October 
Announcing: The 2020 Season at The Joan
5 Nov 2019
Announcing: The 2020 Season at The Joan
18 Fun, Classic and Adventurous live shows celebrating Dance, Comedy, Drama and Classical Music 
Busy Year Ahead for Heritage Advisory Committee
4 Nov 2019
Busy Year Ahead for Heritage Advisory Committee
At its meeting this week, Council reviewed the activities and achievements of the Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee (BMHAC) and endorsed its annual report for the 2018-19 financial year. Council also considered the Committee’s priorities for 2019-20. 
Ongoing Damage to Parks and Sports fields
4 Nov 2019
Ongoing Damage to Parks and Sports fields
While Lithgow City Council provides a number of off-leash dog parks throughout the Lithgow region, ongoing damage is being caused to Council maintained sports fields by off-leash dogs. 
Council to Explore Dark Sky Place
3 Nov 2019
Council to Explore Dark Sky Place
Council will investigate the possibility of creating a Dark Sky Place in the Blue Mountains, with a decision expected early next year. 
Doing Business with Council Workshop for Local Businesses
3 Nov 2019
Doing Business with Council Workshop for Local Businesses
Council wants more local businesses and service providers to submit tenders for Council work. To help achieve this, Council is offering free procurement training on Saturday, 16 November at a Doing Business with Council workshop. 
Wild Dog and Foxes Targeted in Spring Campaign
3 Nov 2019
Wild Dog and Foxes Targeted in Spring Campaign
Hawkesbury farm manager Chris Shephard has seen firsthand the impact of pest animals, having lost multiple calves to fox attacks over the years. 
Call to Community: Join Us to Send a Message About Dam Wall
2 Nov 2019
Call to Community: Join Us to Send a Message About Dam Wall
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill and Give a Dam campaign manager Harry Burkitt have urged the community to attend a forum about Warragamba Dam in one week, to send a message about what’s at stake. 
The South Carolina Broadcasters Featuring Jackson Cunningham from the Whitetop Mountaineers in Concert at Hotel Blue
2 Nov 2019
The South Carolina Broadcasters Featuring Jackson Cunningham from the Whitetop Mountaineers in Concert at Hotel Blue
FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENTS
‘Live At The Attic’ with
THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS (USA)
Featuring Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers
Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue 
Blue Mountains Inspire Airport Terminal Design, but Flight Paths Remain a Mystery
1 Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Inspire Airport Terminal Design, but Flight Paths Remain a Mystery
The Blue Mountains was the inspiration for the design plans for the Western Sydney Airport terminal unveiled this week. 
25th Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues
1 Nov 2019
25th Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues
The 25th Annual Blue Mountains Music Festival – 13th, 14th and 15th of March 2020 will feature over 110 concerts, as well as songwriters’ and instrumental circles, Heartland Conversations, Poet’s Breakfasts, Kid’s Activities, roaming performers and much more. 
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