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Archive - April 2020

Get Tested – Download the App
30 Apr 2020
Get Tested – Download the App
Lithgow Mayor Ray Thompson has called on Lithgow Community members to down load the Federal Gov’ts “Covid Safe” app in the continuing fight against the Cvid-19 virus and for those who show the slightest signs of illness to get tested immediately. 
Sydney Film Festival Joins Major Film Festivals Across the World and Youtube for We Are One: A Global Film Festival
30 Apr 2020
Sydney Film Festival Joins Major Film Festivals Across the World and Youtube for We Are One: A Global Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival has joined 20 major film festivals from around the world lead by Tribeca and including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Sundance and San Sebastian, together with YouTube, to present a free 10-day digital festival. The event will raise funds for the World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. 
Waste Management Facilities Reopen for Community Use
29 Apr 2020
Waste Management Facilities Reopen for Community Use
Blue Mountains City Council has announced that a phased reopening of both Blaxland and Katoomba Waste Management Facilities will begin from Thursday 30 April. 
Virtual Youth Week 2020
29 Apr 2020
Virtual Youth Week 2020
All of Council’s Youth Week programs will now be virtual due to Covid -19, so all the young people of Lithgow and surrounding areas will be celebrating through a range of online activities and competitions. There are new skills to be learned and fabulous prizes to be had. 
COVIDSafe: New App to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
28 Apr 2020
COVIDSafe: New App to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
The Australian Government has launched the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe. 
Supporting our Community During Covid-19: Pop-up Library @ Home Joins Council’s Good Neighbour Program
25 Apr 2020
Supporting our Community During Covid-19: Pop-up Library @ Home Joins Council’s Good Neighbour Program
Blue Mountains Library is doing its part to be a Good Neighbour, offering a Pop-up Library @ Home service for vulnerable members of the community. 
Publically Owned Golf Courses and Tennis Courts May Re-Open
24 Apr 2020
Publically Owned Golf Courses and Tennis Courts May Re-Open
Advice has been received from the Office of Local Government that paves the way for the re-opening of Council owned Golf Courses and Tennis Courts. 
Funding Opportunity to Help Boost Blue Mountains Environmental Recovery
23 Apr 2020
Funding Opportunity to Help Boost Blue Mountains Environmental Recovery
The Morrison Government has announced the establishment of a $12 million Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program to help with the recovery of wildlife and habitats following a roundtable organised by Senator Marise Payne and led by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP. 
Anzac Day in Lithgow Area
23 Apr 2020
Anzac Day in Lithgow Area
Following discussions with the NSW Government, RSL NSW made the decision to cancel all public ANZAC Day commemoration services across the state. RSL NSW has on its website a number of ways to acknowledge and commemorate ANZAC Day. Councillors will be laying wreaths at cenotaphs on behalf of the community. 
BMCC Supporting the Community During COVID-19: Emergency Food Boxes for our most Vulnerable Residents
22 Apr 2020
BMCC Supporting the Community During COVID-19: Emergency Food Boxes for our most Vulnerable Residents
Seniors and people with disabilities in the Blue Mountains who are self-isolating due to COVID-19, and have no access to essential supplies, will receive Emergency Food Boxes thanks to a partnership between Council and the Rapid Relief Team. 
Powershop Launches Free Book to Teach Kids about Saving Power and Saving the Planet
22 Apr 2020
Powershop Launches Free Book to Teach Kids about Saving Power and Saving the Planet
Powershop have today launched a free interactive digital book to help families get a better understanding of their household energy use called ‘Pond Party’. 
Youth Week 2020
21 Apr 2020
Youth Week 2020
Lithgow Youth Council and Varuna National Writers House have joined forces to bring you a free Young Writers online workshop series as part of the virtual Youth Week 2020. 
Mayor Announces Traffic Study for Blaxland Park
21 Apr 2020
Mayor Announces Traffic Study for Blaxland Park
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill has announced a traffic study will be pursued as part of the possible reopening of Blaxland War Memorial Park. 
Daddy Day-Care: New-Look Flexible Work Options, Thanks to Pandemic
18 Apr 2020
Daddy Day-Care: New-Look Flexible Work Options, Thanks to Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting flexible work on the table for thousands of fathers as they prove that working from home can be just as viable as working in a traditional office environment. 
COVID-19 Response– Update for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
17 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Response– Update for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
After monitoring developments in the COVID-19 situation Council will re-open the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility to the general public on weekends from Saturday 18th April 2020 under revised operating conditions. 
Three Day Sickness Cases in Cattle
17 Apr 2020
Three Day Sickness Cases in Cattle
LIVESTOCK owners in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains should be on the lookout for the signs of Three Day Sickness in their cattle following a spike in confirmed cases in the area. 
Madame Wang's Reopening for Take-Away
16 Apr 2020
Madame Wang's Reopening for Take-Away
Like all the other restaurants and cafes in the Blue Mountains, Madame Wang's Restaurant in Leura has been hit hard first by bushfires and then by COVID-19. 
Council Resolves to Integrate Rights of Nature into Operations and Planning
15 Apr 2020
Council Resolves to Integrate Rights of Nature into Operations and Planning
A Mayoral Minute supported at the 31 March Council meeting, saw Council agree to integrate the Rights of Nature into future operations and planning. 
First UN International Day of Conscience Observed Online
13 Apr 2020
First UN International Day of Conscience Observed Online
A live virtual observance of the new United Nations day receives approximately 30,000 views. 
Introducing Good Neighbour: Council Supporting our Community During COVID-19
12 Apr 2020
Introducing Good Neighbour: Council Supporting our Community During COVID-19
Blue Mountains City Council is proud to launch its newest community initiative, Good Neighbour. 
Blue Mountains Musician Gavin Bowles Releases New Single
12 Apr 2020
Blue Mountains Musician Gavin Bowles Releases New Single
Economy and the state of the world got you down? Then The Daily Grind, the new single by Blue Mountains musician Gavin Bowles, is for you! 
Community Recovery Support Program Launches in Lithgow
11 Apr 2020
Community Recovery Support Program Launches in Lithgow
Lithgow residents affected by the recent bush fires or other emergency events can now access a free recovery support program. 
Hands Up for Community Grants
11 Apr 2020
Hands Up for Community Grants
Blue Mountains City Council is once again calling for applications for its annual Community Assistance Program to help local community-based organisations and not-for-profits provide a diverse range of activities and services to local residents. 
WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) Launches Virtual Workshops to Keep Members Together While Apart
11 Apr 2020
WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) Launches Virtual Workshops to Keep Members Together While Apart
On March 19th WW, Weight Watchers Reimagined, ​temporarily launched Live Virtual Workshops​ for the first time to support local communities while in-person workshops are paused. 
Supporting our Community During COVID-19: 800+ Free Online Exercise Workouts
10 Apr 2020
Supporting our Community During COVID-19: 800+ Free Online Exercise Workouts
Free online workouts and exercise tips are the latest way Council is supporting the Blue Mountains community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
COVID-19 Response – Hassans Walls Reserve Closed to Vehicles
10 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Response – Hassans Walls Reserve Closed to Vehicles
Following advice from the NSW State Government in the form of Public Health Orders recently issued, Lithgow City Council has closed Hassans Walls Road to vehicular traffic until further notice. 
Additional Booked Waste Services during COVID-19, including Green Waste Pick Up
10 Apr 2020
Additional Booked Waste Services during COVID-19, including Green Waste Pick Up
Blue Mountains City Council is increasing booked bulky waste services, to assist the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
COVID-19 Response – Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
10 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Response – Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
Lithgow City Council wishes to remind residents that Lithgow Solid Waste Facility is closed to the public in response to COVID-19. 
COVID-19 – Lake Wallace Camping
9 Apr 2020
COVID-19 – Lake Wallace Camping
Yesterday, the Prime Minister reinforced the message for everyone to stay at home for Easter to maintain the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic. Lake Wallace remains closed for camping although the Public Health Order has been updated. 
Please stay at Home over Easter! …says Lithgow Mayor
9 Apr 2020
Please stay at Home over Easter! …says Lithgow Mayor
Mayor Ray Thompson today echoed the Prime Ministers plea for residents to stay at home this Easter to ensure we don’t undo everything we have achieved thus far with COVID - 19 deterrence. 
Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Stay Away to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
8 Apr 2020
Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Stay Away to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Mayor Mark Greenhill has asked visitors to stay away from the Blue Mountains over the traditionally busy Easter long weekend. 
Child Care Relief Package Welcomed
8 Apr 2020
Child Care Relief Package Welcomed
Families in the Blue Mountains are in for fee relief under the Morrison Government’s plan to pay child care services that remain open and do not charge families for care. 
Temporary Closure: Wentworth Falls Walking Tracks, Blue Mountains National Park
7 Apr 2020
Temporary Closure: Wentworth Falls Walking Tracks, Blue Mountains National Park
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Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area


Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th April 2020 – weather dependent 
Lithgow Mayor calls for continuing community support for Federal and State Governments during COVID -19 Emergency
4 Apr 2020
Lithgow Mayor calls for continuing community support for Federal and State Governments during COVID -19 Emergency
Lithgow Mayor Ray Thompson called on all communities in the Lithgow LGA to continue to support the very competent initiatives that the Federal and State Governments have put in place to protect us as they navigate the current COVID – 19 emergency. 
The First International Day of Conscience
3 Apr 2020
The First International Day of Conscience
April 5, 2020, will mark the first International Day of Conscience, which is a United Nations day. This day serves to remind people to self-reflect, follow their conscience, and do the right things. Everyone is encouraged to observe the day. 
APP to Help Save Lives During Challenges Like Corona Virus
2 Apr 2020
APP to Help Save Lives During Challenges Like Corona Virus
Australian designed platform to save lives during a time of crisis as we prepare for lockdown. Already being trialled on the east coast of the United States by emergency services, Gpost, a free app, launched for all Australians yesterday ahead of further restrictions in Australia. 
Waste Facilities close due to COVID-19
1 Apr 2020
Waste Facilities close due to COVID-19
Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility will be temporarily closed to visits from the general public from Wednesday 1 April 2020, until further notice, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
COVID-19 Response – Lithgow Golf Course
1 Apr 2020
COVID-19 Response – Lithgow Golf Course
Following advice from the NSW State Government, NSW Office of Sport and Golf NSW, Lithgow City Council will be immediately closing the Lithgow Golf Course until further notice. 
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