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Archive - July 2020

Update: Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area - Wed 29 - Fri 31 July, 2020
31 Jul 2020
Update: Temporary Closure - Wentworth Falls Area - Wed 29 - Fri 31 July, 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area
Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 July – weather dependent 
Temporary Closure: Braeside Fire Trail, Blackheath - Thursday 30 July, 2020
29 Jul 2020
Temporary Closure: Braeside Fire Trail, Blackheath - Thursday 30 July, 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Blackheath Area
Thursday 30 July, 2020, weather permitting 
Art Workshops at Penrith Regional Gallery Back On
27 Jul 2020
Art Workshops at Penrith Regional Gallery Back On
Art Attack Saturdays: Mixed Media

Wednesday Drawing School 
Temporary Closure - Part of Valley of the Waters, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park
27 Jul 2020
Temporary Closure - Part of Valley of the Waters, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area
Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September, 2020 
Songwriter Paula Standing Pens Rousing Ode to her Children
26 Jul 2020
Songwriter Paula Standing Pens Rousing Ode to her Children
Following on from the whimsical first single from her forthcoming new album, songwriter Paula Standing has penned a rousing ode to her children that will tug the heartstrings of every parent. My Heart Goes With You, the second single from her full-length album, The More I Give, slated for release in September, is ultimately a love song, written about the affection for her two sons. 
Lithgow Council Focusses on the Future through Support of Local Apprentices
26 Jul 2020
Lithgow Council Focusses on the Future through Support of Local Apprentices
Lithgow City Council, supported by Skillset Bathurst, continues to support the development of trade skills through local apprenticeships. 
Have Your Say on Designs for New Youth Space at Buttenshaw Park
25 Jul 2020
Have Your Say on Designs for New Youth Space at Buttenshaw Park
A design for the new inclusive adventure play space at Springwood’s Buttenshaw Park is now available for review, following extensive community consultation. 
New Aussie Course Launched for Early Childhood Educators
25 Jul 2020
New Aussie Course Launched for Early Childhood Educators
Early educators across the country will get a boost as they prepare children for ‘big school’ with the release of an innovative new course designed by speech pathologists. 
Country Witches Come to Katoomba!
24 Jul 2020
Country Witches Come to Katoomba!
For CWA (Country Witches Association), comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell 2020 kicked off looking sweet. With performances lined up for Women Of the World Festival, Vivid Festival, a week at Melbourne’s Butterfly Club a season at The Gilded Balloon at Edinburgh Festival followed by appearances at festivals throughout Ireland and Scotland, things were looking pretty dam exciting. Once COVID hit, like every other performer in the country, the witches watched their exciting year fall into the sea. 
Blue Tree Day for Rural Mental Health Awareness
24 Jul 2020
Blue Tree Day for Rural Mental Health Awareness
The Capertee Valley community recently completed their Blue Tree Project to raise awareness of rural mental health concerns, particularly in the wake of December 2019 bushfires. 
Lithgow's Live'n'Local After the Fires
23 Jul 2020
Lithgow's Live'n'Local After the Fires
Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire recovery agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. 
Is Alcohol a Problem?
23 Jul 2020
Is Alcohol a Problem?
Do you find that when you honestly want to you can’t quit entirely?
When drinking, do you have little control over the amount you take?
If so, you may be an alcoholic. 
Run2Cure Fundraiser for Neuroblastoma Research goes Virtual for 2020
22 Jul 2020
Run2Cure Fundraiser for Neuroblastoma Research goes Virtual for 2020
Run2Cure Local – walk or run for children’s cancer research.
Take part in this fun event in your local neighbourhood, anytime from 5am, 5 September until 6pm, 6 September 2020. 
JobKeeper Payment and Income Support Extended
21 Jul 2020
JobKeeper Payment and Income Support Extended
The Morrison Government will deliver more support for households and businesses to help Australians through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster our economic recovery. 
Q Theatre Launches Short Message Service; A Performance Delivered to You via Text Message
21 Jul 2020
Q Theatre Launches Short Message Service; A Performance Delivered to You via Text Message
Short Message Service is a moment of theatre delivered to you, to your phone, in the comfort of your own home. 
Local Young Stars: National Online Winter Academy a Hit with Outstanding Young NSW Musicians
20 Jul 2020
Local Young Stars: National Online Winter Academy a Hit with Outstanding Young NSW Musicians
Young Mannheim Symphonists | National Online Winter Academy
Directors Rachael Beesley & Nicole van Bruggen
6 – 7 July 2020 
Payne Launches Local Economic Recovery Survey
19 Jul 2020
Payne Launches Local Economic Recovery Survey
Trading conditions, tourism, red tape and local projects are among the topics on which Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, is seeking feedback on from local businesses as part of the 2020 Blue Mountains Business Survey. 
Council Awards Grants to Support the Arts During COVID-19
19 Jul 2020
Council Awards Grants to Support the Arts During COVID-19
Blue Mountains City Council has approved 10 applicants for its City of the Arts Quick Response Small Grant Program. 
Last Love Local Live Music Streaming Project this Monday 20th July
19 Jul 2020
Last Love Local Live Music Streaming Project this Monday 20th July
LOVE LOCAL LIVE concludes this Monday 20th July. This series was proudly presented and supported by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with Fusion Boutique and Shelter Studios. 
Council wins at 2020 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards
18 Jul 2020
Council wins at 2020 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards
Blue Mountains City Council has won the NSW Government Excellence Award for Innovative Leadership and Management, in the category of Council’s with populations under 100,000. 
Council Supports Small Business in Bid for Bushfire Recovery Grants
18 Jul 2020
Council Supports Small Business in Bid for Bushfire Recovery Grants
Blue Mountains City Council has called on the federal government to help small business operators who have been impacted by bushfires, but found themselves ineligible for bushfire recovery grants. 
Calling Kids to Have Their Say on New Street Libraries
17 Jul 2020
Calling Kids to Have Their Say on New Street Libraries
Blue Mountains’ kids are invited to have their say on shaping their community in a new initiative from Blue Mountains City Council, Kids Say. 
Penrith Conservatorium Reopens from Monday 20 July
17 Jul 2020
Penrith Conservatorium Reopens from Monday 20 July
Face-to-face private, group and ensemble music lessons back on at Penrith Con 
Live'n'Local After the Fires
16 Jul 2020
Live'n'Local After the Fires
Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. On Saturday 11th of July a small audience were treated to the sounds of young local artists Paige McNamara and Izzy Cobcroft followed by local duo Momentum. 
Changes to Restrictions - JM Robson Aquatic Centre
15 Jul 2020
Changes to Restrictions - JM Robson Aquatic Centre
Lithgow City Council will be making some changes to the operating restrictions applied to the J M Robson Aquatic Centre commencing 14 July, in line with NSW Health restrictions. 
Funding to Help Blue Mountains Veteran’s Association
14 Jul 2020
Funding to Help Blue Mountains Veteran’s Association
The Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans and Associated Forces ex-service organisation (ESO) have received $8,296 to provide assistance to former and current defence personnel and their families under the Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. 
Concerns about Scale of Development of Flora and Fauna Park at Wentworth Falls
13 Jul 2020
Concerns about Scale of Development of Flora and Fauna Park at Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains City Council is concerned about the scope of development plans for 10 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls – a Flora and Fauna Park. 
Summerhayes Park Playspace Inclusivity Upgrade Completed
12 Jul 2020
Summerhayes Park Playspace Inclusivity Upgrade Completed
Blue Mountains City Council’s upgrade of the playspace at Summerhayes Park, Winmalee, has been completed. 
Former Matilda, Leah Blayney, Coaches Mountains’ Kids as part of Love Local Campaign
12 Jul 2020
Former Matilda, Leah Blayney, Coaches Mountains’ Kids as part of Love Local Campaign
If we ever needed proof that the Blue Mountains can be a springboard to anything in the world, then Leah Blayney is the embodiment of that. 
Creative Funding to Support ‘Shattered’
11 Jul 2020
Creative Funding to Support ‘Shattered’
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced this week, the ‘Shattered’ – Little Big Woman Smashing Expectations project by Penrith local Dr Debra Keenahan will receive $36,210 in funding through Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program. 
New Strategy to Future-Proof Volunteering
11 Jul 2020
New Strategy to Future-Proof Volunteering
A boost for volunteer participation and opportunities to create a more innovative sector are key to the NSW Government’s first 10-year Volunteering Strategy, launched in western Sydney this week. 
New Somerset Cottage Now Open
10 Jul 2020
New Somerset Cottage Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Kay Hyman, NBMLHD Chief Executive and Peter Collins, Chairperson NBMLHD on Monday to officially open the new Somerset Cottage Early Childhood Education and Care Centre at Nepean Hospital. 
Live'n'Local After the Fires
10 Jul 2020
Live'n'Local After the Fires
The first of our Live’n’Local live streamed events went off over the weekend without a hitch. Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency is presenting a season of Live'n'Local community live music events beginning early July. 
Library Services Extended
9 Jul 2020
Library Services Extended
Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that in line with the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions, Lithgow, Portland & Wallerawang Libraries have increased visitation & duration of the visits and services available from 6 July 2020. 
Community Assistance Program 2020 Recipients Announced
9 Jul 2020
Community Assistance Program 2020 Recipients Announced
Community assistance donations are to be distributed to organisations across the Blue Mountains, as part of the Community Assistance Program 2020. 
Supporting Our Community: Council Waives Sportsground Fees
8 Jul 2020
Supporting Our Community: Council Waives Sportsground Fees
Blue Mountains City Council has waived sportsground fees for the current Winter and next Summer season, to support the community following bushfires and COVID-19. 
Council establishes Wildlife Recovery Mayoral Reference Group
8 Jul 2020
Council establishes Wildlife Recovery Mayoral Reference Group
A Wildlife Recovery Mayoral Reference Group (WRMRG) will be established in response to the long term drought and recent bush fires that have affected the City’s biodiversity. 
Supporting Our Community After Bushfires: Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Action Plan Updated and Endorsed
8 Jul 2020
Supporting Our Community After Bushfires: Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Action Plan Updated and Endorsed
Council’s Bushfire Recovery Action Plan outlines recovery efforts since the summer’s unprecedented bush fires in the Blue Mountains, and details continuing strategies for the rest of 2020. 
Celebrating 20 years as a City within a World Heritage Area
7 Jul 2020
Celebrating 20 years as a City within a World Heritage Area
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Greater Blue Mountains region being granted World Heritage status by the United Nations. 
Lydia Leaps from Home School to Higher Education with TAFE NSW
6 Jul 2020
Lydia Leaps from Home School to Higher Education with TAFE NSW
A Valley Heights woman is reassuring people without an ATAR that higher education dreams do come true. Over the course of six short months, Lydia Lovett has earned an Award for Excellence in Allied Health Assistance at her TAFE NSW graduation and scored entry to a university to study sport and exercise science – all without setting foot in a high school. 
Supporting Penrith/Blue Mountains Domestic Violence Services
5 Jul 2020
Supporting Penrith/Blue Mountains Domestic Violence Services
Domestic violence victim-survivors across Penrith and the Blue Mountains will have more vital help available during the COVID-19 pandemic, with five local services receiving more funding as part of the NSW and Federal Governments’ recent $21 million investment. 
Love Local Lessons to launch in July school holidays
4 Jul 2020
Love Local Lessons to launch in July school holidays
Blue Mountains City Council is proud to launch Love Local Lessons, a series of free, online tutorials for both adults and children. 
Mayoral Relief Fund Receives Sister City Donation
3 Jul 2020
Mayoral Relief Fund Receives Sister City Donation
A significant donation has been made to the Bush Fire Mayoral Relief Fund by the Blue Mountains’ Sister City in Sanda, Hyogo, approximately 500km south of Tokyo, Japan. 
Fight Against Foxes in the Blue Mountains
3 Jul 2020
Fight Against Foxes in the Blue Mountains
A new campaign will focus on fighting the impact of foxes on native wildlife in the upper Blue Mountains following the horror bushfire season. 
Have Your Say on Wentworth Falls Lake Park Proposals
2 Jul 2020
Have Your Say on Wentworth Falls Lake Park Proposals
Earlier this year, Blue Mountains City Council asked for community feedback on the upgrade of Wentworth Falls Lake Park. Following valuable input, Council has drafted a preliminary version of a Masterplan, for public review. 
Live'n'Local After the Fires
2 Jul 2020
Live'n'Local After the Fires
Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery Agency is presenting a season of Live'n'Local community live music events beginning early July. 
Can You Go Plastic Free for July 2020?
1 Jul 2020
Can You Go Plastic Free for July 2020?
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. 
Knapsack Park Upgrade Underway
1 Jul 2020
Knapsack Park Upgrade Underway
A major upgrade of Knapsack Park is underway to improve safety and facilities at the popular precinct. 
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