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Archive - May 2020

Council to Assist Local Economy to Recover and Develop
31 May 2020
Council to Assist Local Economy to Recover and Develop
Working in close partnership with key tourism and local business stakeholders, Blue Mountains City Council will play a stronger role in leading and facilitating economic and tourism development within the City. This follows Council adoption of the recommendations from an independent review of Council’s governance arrangements in the area. 
Central Blue Mountains Rotary and Council supports Aged and Disability Services in the Blue Mountains
31 May 2020
Central Blue Mountains Rotary and Council supports Aged and Disability Services in the Blue Mountains
Central Blue Mountains Rotary have provided free face masks to Blue Mountains City Council, to deliver to community services who are assisting vulnerable members of our community. 
Blue Mountains Bush Focus of Recovery Efforts
31 May 2020
Blue Mountains Bush Focus of Recovery Efforts
The beautiful bushland of the Blue Mountains is the focus of a new fire recovery initiative. 
Libraries offer ‘Select & Collect’ Service
30 May 2020
Libraries offer ‘Select & Collect’ Service
From Tuesday 2 June, Libraries at Springwood and Katoomba will allow customers to reserve and collect books, CDs and DVDs through the ‘Select & Collect’ service. 
Council Announces Second Phase of Service Openings
30 May 2020
Council Announces Second Phase of Service Openings
Blue Mountains City Council will partially reopen some library and cultural facilities from Tuesday, 2 June. The volunteer Bushcare program is also recommencing. 
Butter Up and Bake a Change
30 May 2020
Butter Up and Bake a Change
RSPCA is calling on animal lovers to bake a change in the fight against animal cruelty for this year's annual Cupcake Day on 26 October. 
Council calls for Expressions of Interest for the Audit and Risk Committee
29 May 2020
Council calls for Expressions of Interest for the Audit and Risk Committee
We are looking for two qualified and experienced members of our community to join Blue Mountains City Council’s Audit and Risk Committee. 
Recognising our Volunteers
29 May 2020
Recognising our Volunteers
Due to Covid-19 Lithgow City Council’s planned Volunteer week celebrations had to be cancelled this year. As an alternative to our planned celebrations we are asking the community to nominate volunteers from our communities who you think deserve to be recognised. 
Total Revamp Needed to Secure the Future of Aussie Tourism
29 May 2020
Total Revamp Needed to Secure the Future of Aussie Tourism
A complete reset of Australia’s tourism industry is necessary to ensure its future success, according to global tourism expert, Professor Marianna Sigala at the University of South Australia. 
Library Services Update
28 May 2020
Library Services Update
Lithgow Library Learning Centre is pleased to announce the partial re-opening of its services from Monday 1 June in line with the NSW Government’s relaxation of social gathering regulations. 
Temporary Closure - Perry's Lookdown and Govett's Leap Lookout, Thursday 28th May, 2020
27 May 2020
Temporary Closure - Perry's Lookdown and Govett's Leap Lookout, Thursday 28th May, 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Blackheath Area
Thursday 28th May, 2020, weather permitting 
New Homeless Assistance Initiatives Announced
27 May 2020
New Homeless Assistance Initiatives Announced
Good Neighbour is about more than the person across the fence: New homeless assistance initiatives announced 
Local Mum becomes #1 best-selling author overnight
26 May 2020
Local Mum becomes #1 best-selling author overnight
New Book that Promises to Help Mothers Start and Grow Their Businesses becomes an overnight success. 
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks, Wednesday 27th May, 2020
25 May 2020
Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks, Wednesday 27th May, 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area
Wednesday 27th May 2020 – weather dependent 
Day Gallery ~ Enduring Beauty
24 May 2020
Day Gallery ~ Enduring Beauty
Enduring Beauty | June 2020 | Jennifer Gabbay
Day Gallery, Blackheath 
Blue Mountains Local on a ‘Pathway to Success’ with TAFE NSW Fee-Free Course
24 May 2020
Blue Mountains Local on a ‘Pathway to Success’ with TAFE NSW Fee-Free Course
A Blue Mountains university student looking to brush up on her medical administration skills ahead of her promising career in the health industry is one of a surge of locals to take up the fee-free TAFE NSW short courses, Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP announced today. 
Help Still at Hand for Fire-affected Businesses
23 May 2020
Help Still at Hand for Fire-affected Businesses
Bushfire-affected small businesses in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow region have not been forgotten and can still receive assistance from a free initiative set up to help them reopen. 
Council uses COVID-19 Closures to Further Reduce Carbon Footprint
23 May 2020
Council uses COVID-19 Closures to Further Reduce Carbon Footprint
Council has taken advantage of the closure of some facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic to finish the installation of solar panels, to further reduce our carbon footprint. 
Q Theatre Continuing to Develop Work Behind the Scenes with Open Call-Out to Local Singers & String Players
22 May 2020
Q Theatre Continuing to Develop Work Behind the Scenes with Open Call-Out to Local Singers & String Players
The curtains may have closed for now, but work is still in development in and around the community of actors and emerging artists in the Western Sydney region where Q Theatre is hard at work commissioning and directing a range of theatre and performing arts projects available to stream online in the coming months. 
Join the Mayor for National Simultaneous Storytime
22 May 2020
Join the Mayor for National Simultaneous Storytime
National Simultaneous Storytime is coming to the Blue Mountains, with a very special guest reader, Mayor Mark Greenhill. 
COVID-19 Response– Update for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
21 May 2020
COVID-19 Response– Update for Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
Lithgow Council continues to monitor developments with respect to COVID-19 and wishes to provide an update on opening conditions for the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility. 
Covid-19: Managing Mental Health with Yoga
20 May 2020
Covid-19: Managing Mental Health with Yoga
The ancient practice of yoga could provide a sustainable exercise alternative for thousands of people isolating at home, as new research from the University of South Australia, shows that movement-based yoga can significantly improve mental health. 
Katoomba Mural Restored
20 May 2020
Katoomba Mural Restored
A famous mural at Katoomba Station depicting the Three Sisters has been given a new lease on life after being restored as part of the NSW Government’s New Intercity Fleet project. 
Student Video/Poster Competition
17 May 2020
Student Video/Poster Competition
Topic: Changing Attitudes to Asylum Seekers. 
Protecting Swamps in World Heritage Area
16 May 2020
Protecting Swamps in World Heritage Area
Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has welcomed a $142,000 grant to help protect precious upland swamps in the Blue Mountains from factors like climate change and mining. 
Draft Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park goes on Public Exhibition
16 May 2020
Draft Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park goes on Public Exhibition
The draft Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park is now on public exhibition.

This is the final opportunity for the community to provide their feedback, and help shape future plans for the park. 
Council Announces Services Reopening in Phase 1 of COVID-19 Recovery
15 May 2020
Council Announces Services Reopening in Phase 1 of COVID-19 Recovery
Blue Mountains City Council is pleased to announce the reopening of some essential community services, in line with the NSW Government’s phase 1 lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. 
New GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic Now Open in Hazelbrook
15 May 2020
New GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic Now Open in Hazelbrook
A new GP-led COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic is now open in the Blue Mountains. 
Bushfire Cleanup Progress Update
15 May 2020
Bushfire Cleanup Progress Update
The NSW Government and the Commonwealth are covering the full cost of cleaning up eligible NSW properties that have been destroyed by bushfires since 1 July 2019. Both insured and uninsured properties used for residential, small business or primary production purposes are eligible for the clean-up program. 
COVID-19 Update - Customer Service and Playgrounds
14 May 2020
COVID-19 Update - Customer Service and Playgrounds
Lithgow City Council’s priority is the health of our staff, and the health of our community, and we are focused on continuing to safely deliver essential services to the community. 
Keep Your Customers Updated During COVID-19
13 May 2020
Keep Your Customers Updated During COVID-19
Have you changed the way you do business during the pandemic shutdown? 
Emergency Food Boxes delivered throughout City
13 May 2020
Emergency Food Boxes delivered throughout City
More than 100 Emergency Food Boxes have now been delivered throughout the Blue Mountains. 
Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Launches new Grant Program to Support Local Artists
12 May 2020
Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Launches new Grant Program to Support Local Artists
Blue Mountains City Council has stepped in to assist local artists whose work has been adversely affected during the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions. 
Moving Beyond Bushfire Trauma
11 May 2020
Moving Beyond Bushfire Trauma
The impact of drought and bushfires swiftly followed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is challenging the way we live our lives and interact with family, friends and colleagues. This is the first time in human history that we have collectively come to a stop. From this time of crisis, challenge and reflection can come new ways of thinking and living. 
headspace Katoomba has a location
10 May 2020
headspace Katoomba has a location
After strong and persistent community advocacy the Katoomba region is closer than ever to having its very own headspace satellite centre. 
Lithgow Young Writer’s Change of Date
9 May 2020
Lithgow Young Writer’s Change of Date
If you haven’t had a chance to register yet for our Young Writer’s virtual workshop there’s still time. Register now! The first session is on May 18th. 
Lithgow Primary School Students set to Showcase Local Area through Art Competition
8 May 2020
Lithgow Primary School Students set to Showcase Local Area through Art Competition
Lithgow Council is offering primary school students the opportunity to participate in the ‘We are Waste Wise’ art competition in Term 2, where they are invited to pay tribute to their local area by creating an original drawing based around what they think is special about their village or local environment, under Council’s brand, ‘Our Place…Our Future’. The competition opens on the first day of Term 2 (28 April 2020) and closes on 3 July 2020. 
Council Continues to Support Blue Mountains Businesses and the Local Economy after Bush Fires and COVID-19 Pandemic
7 May 2020
Council Continues to Support Blue Mountains Businesses and the Local Economy after Bush Fires and COVID-19 Pandemic
It has been estimated that almost 2,600 jobs were lost in the Blue Mountains following recent bush fires, resulting in a gross turnover loss of nearly $560 million. 
Mother's Day Virtual Market Showcases Blue Mountains Makers
7 May 2020
Mother's Day Virtual Market Showcases Blue Mountains Makers
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is moving its popular Wollemi Artisan Markets online this Mother’s Day. 
Blue Mountains Mayor Advocates for Subsidy for Rates Relief
6 May 2020
Blue Mountains Mayor Advocates for Subsidy for Rates Relief
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill is advocating for a subsidy for residents whose rates may go up, due to an increase in land values determined by the Valuer General NSW. 
Council Leading on Carbon Abatement
6 May 2020
Council Leading on Carbon Abatement
Blue Mountains City Council has seen a 15% reduction in emissions since 2015/2016, based on emissions performance in the 2018/2019 financial year. 
Helicopter operation: Blue Mountains National Park
5 May 2020
Helicopter operation: Blue Mountains National Park
Rocket Point and Undercliff Track, Wentworth Falls, Wednesday 6th May.

Perry’s Lookdown and Cliff Top Track areas of Blackheath, Thursday 7th May. 
Blue Mountains Community Encouraged to Apply for Road Safety Innovation Funding
5 May 2020
Blue Mountains Community Encouraged to Apply for Road Safety Innovation Funding
The opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology is here, with applications for Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund now open. 
Council Makes Bushfire Inquiry Submission
4 May 2020
Council Makes Bushfire Inquiry Submission
Blue Mountains City Council endorsed its submission to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry at the Council meeting held on Tuesday, 28 April. 
Emergency Services Levy Funding Boosts Local Councils and Communities
3 May 2020
Emergency Services Levy Funding Boosts Local Councils and Communities
Blue Mountains City Council will be able to direct an extra $667,464 into frontline COVID-19 response efforts and core community services thanks to the NSW Liberal Government fully funding the local government increase in the emergency services levy (ESL) for 2020-21. 
Waste Rebate Approved for Pensioners
3 May 2020
Waste Rebate Approved for Pensioners
In a win for local pensioners, Blue Mountains City Council endorsed a Domestic Waste Rebate at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 28 April. 
Land Values for Bushfire Affected Communities
3 May 2020
Land Values for Bushfire Affected Communities
To support communities affected by the recent summer bushfires, Lithgow City Council has accepted an offer from the Valuer-General to receive a new valuation list for 1 July 2020 land values. 
Credits for Bin Overcharges to Commence 1 July 2020
2 May 2020
Credits for Bin Overcharges to Commence 1 July 2020
Residents overcharged for bins will get annual domestic waste bin charges credited each year until they are reimbursed, starting 1 July 2020. 
Mallard Welcomes New Blue Mountains Intercity Trains as Testing Ramps Up
2 May 2020
Mallard Welcomes New Blue Mountains Intercity Trains as Testing Ramps Up
Testing is ramping up on the New Intercity Fleet with the first two new trains now travelling on the network under their own power. 
The Role of Composting in a Circular Economy
2 May 2020
The Role of Composting in a Circular Economy
The extreme heat over the summer months and ongoing drought have brought the worst bushfire season we have seen in Australia, destroying houses, local businesses, vegetation and wildlife. The increasing effects and consequences of global warming urgently calls for drastic changes in the way we reuse resources. The push for a greener and more sustainable environment has now become ever more crucial to human survival in the future. 
Council is Celebrating Plans for Buttenshaw Park with an Online Dance Party
1 May 2020
Council is Celebrating Plans for Buttenshaw Park with an Online Dance Party
Blue Mountains City Council is in the early stages of making plans to upgrade Buttenshaw Park in Springwood, which will include a new youth space and adventure playground. 
Primary Health Network Funds on-site Doctor for Newmarch House
1 May 2020
Primary Health Network Funds on-site Doctor for Newmarch House
Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, is funding a full-time on-site doctor to support residents and staff at Anglicare's Newmarch House during the COVID-19 outbreak. 
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