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Archive - August 2020

Council Supports Animal Welfare
31 Aug 2020
Council Supports Animal Welfare
Council will investigate its booking processes to prevent the sale of imported exotic animal furs and skins on Council property. 
Bushfire Recovery Continues at Council
30 Aug 2020
Bushfire Recovery Continues at Council
Blue Mountains City Council’s Bushfire Recovery Action Plan continues to guide community recovery following the summer bushfires. 
The Birds are Back, Thanks to Dedicated Locals and Bushcare
30 Aug 2020
The Birds are Back, Thanks to Dedicated Locals and Bushcare
Birds have had a tough time lately due to drought and bush fires, but there’s one place they are starting to flourish – Banksia Park in Katoomba – thanks to two dedicated locals and a community-wide effort to restore their habitat. 
Last Call for Kids to Have Their Say on New Street Libraries
29 Aug 2020
Last Call for Kids to Have Their Say on New Street Libraries
Blue Mountains’ kids have until 31 August 2020 to have their say on the location of 10 street libraries. 
Lithgow Youth Council has a Story to Tell
29 Aug 2020
Lithgow Youth Council has a Story to Tell
The Lithgow Youth Council has teamed up with the ABC’s Heywire competition to present a virtual storytelling workshop on Monday 31 August at 5:00pm and everyone is welcome to this virtual event. 
View the Final Playground Designs You Helped Create for Glenbrook Park Stage 2
28 Aug 2020
View the Final Playground Designs You Helped Create for Glenbrook Park Stage 2
Following extensive input from the community, brand new features will soon be added to Glenbrook District Park Playground. 
A Windfall for Lithgow Book Lovers!
28 Aug 2020
A Windfall for Lithgow Book Lovers!
Lithgow Library Learning Centre has ramped up its online digital content in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak with the launch of an innovative new platform called indyreads which gives local Library members access to over 11,000 new eBooks and audiobooks from home for free. 
Blue Mountains National Park - Temporary Closure - Katoomba Area
27 Aug 2020
Blue Mountains National Park - Temporary Closure - Katoomba Area
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Katoomba Area
Thursday 27 August, 2020 – weather permitting 
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Track, Blackheath - Blue Mountains National Park - Thursday 27 August
27 Aug 2020
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Track, Blackheath - Blue Mountains National Park - Thursday 27 August
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Blackheath Area
Thursday 27 August, 2020 - weather permitting 
Lithgow Youth Council is calling for Nominations
27 Aug 2020
Lithgow Youth Council is calling for Nominations
Lithgow City Council is calling for nominations to our Youth advisory committee known as the Youth Council. If you're a young person between the ages of 12 and 24 and you live, work or study in the Lithgow LGA we want you! Nominations are open now and close on September 30. 
Temporary Closure - Part of Federal Pass, Katoomba - Blue Mountains National Park
26 Aug 2020
Temporary Closure - Part of Federal Pass, Katoomba - Blue Mountains National Park
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Katoomba
Wednesday 26 August to Friday 4 September 2020 
Rejuvenation for Springwood Town Centre
26 Aug 2020
Rejuvenation for Springwood Town Centre
A rejuvenation of Springwood’s busy town centre is happening later this year. 
Call for Funding to Repair Flood Damage at Popular Council Reserve
25 Aug 2020
Call for Funding to Repair Flood Damage at Popular Council Reserve
Damage to popular visitor infrastructure at a number of Council bushland reserves following flooding and landslides is so extensive, it could take years to recover. 
Damage Bill to Council’s Bushland Reserves after Summer Bush Fires
25 Aug 2020
Damage Bill to Council’s Bushland Reserves after Summer Bush Fires
The summer bush fires left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure at a number of Blue Mountains City Council bushland reserves including Mount York, Pulpit Rock and Popes Glen. 
headspace Katoomba Now Open
23 Aug 2020
headspace Katoomba Now Open
After a strong and persistent appeal from the community, Katoomba officially has its own headspace satellite. The service officially opened on Wednesday 19 August and will provide support for young people and family and friends within the community. 
NSW Ombudsman Recommends Safework NSW Apologise to Blue Mountains City Council, Staff and Ratepayers and Pay Compensation
22 Aug 2020
NSW Ombudsman Recommends Safework NSW Apologise to Blue Mountains City Council, Staff and Ratepayers and Pay Compensation
Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) has welcomed a NSW Ombudsman recommendation that SafeWork NSW apologise to the Council “for the way it conducted its compliance activities in 2017-2018 and acknowledge the detrimental impact on Council, staff and ratepayers for its actions”, as well as pay compensation. 
Blue Mountains Local Paves a Career in Bush Regeneration
22 Aug 2020
Blue Mountains Local Paves a Career in Bush Regeneration
A Blackheath resident and TAFE NSW student is paving the future of bush regeneration in the Blue Mountains to show locals how their household gardens can have a positive impact on the unique ecosystem that surrounds the World Heritage destination. 
Local Business Woman named as a Finalist for National Awards
21 Aug 2020
Local Business Woman named as a Finalist for National Awards
Kylie King of The Phoenix Within has been named as a finalist for the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards in the Leadership category and also in the People’s Choice Leadership category. 
Blue Mountains Tourism Champions Share their Stories in Video Series
21 Aug 2020
Blue Mountains Tourism Champions Share their Stories in Video Series
Blue Mountains tourism industry champions have shared their inspiring stories in a video series that takes future holidaymakers behind the scenes to motivate them to support local when planning their next escape once non-essential travel advice is updated. 
Author Talk by Belinda Alexandra
20 Aug 2020
Author Talk by Belinda Alexandra
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Belinda Alexandra’s new novel Mystery Women. 
Community Recovery Officer to Support Residents Impacted by the 2019 Bushfires
20 Aug 2020
Community Recovery Officer to Support Residents Impacted by the 2019 Bushfires
Lithgow City Council is pleased to welcome Rachel Nicol as Council’s new Community Recovery Officer to support residents impacted by the 2019 bushfires. 
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Track, Blackheath - POSTPONED
19 Aug 2020
Temporary Closure - Fairfax Track, Blackheath - POSTPONED
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Update: 10:00am 19 August 2020
POSTPONED: Our planned helicopter operation at Blackheath tomorrow (20 August) has been postponed. The Fairfax Track will remain open tomorrow.
We will advise a new date as soon as possible.
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Temporary Closure - Katoomba Area - POSTPONED
19 Aug 2020
Temporary Closure - Katoomba Area - POSTPONED
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Update: 10:00am 19 August 2020
POSTPONED: Our planned helicopter operation for tomorrow, 20 August, has been postponed due to the weather forecast. We will advise a new date as soon as possible.
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TAFE NSW Wentworth Falls and Katoomba open their virtual doors to career advisors
18 Aug 2020
TAFE NSW Wentworth Falls and Katoomba open their virtual doors to career advisors
High schools across the Blue Mountains region have welcomed an innovative virtual event that will equip local career advisors, teachers, and principals with the most up-to-date advice about school-based and post-HSC options at TAFE NSW. 
Temporary Closure - Part of Federal Pass, Katoomba POSTPONED
17 Aug 2020
Temporary Closure - Part of Federal Pass, Katoomba POSTPONED
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Update: 10:0am 19th August 2020
POSTPONED: Our planned closure of the Federal Pass between Dardanelles and Furber Steps junctions (19 August – 4 September) has been postponed. The track remains open and we will advise new closure dates as soon as possible.
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Australian Poetry Slam Goes Online
16 Aug 2020
Australian Poetry Slam Goes Online
Australian Poetry Slam: same rules, same passion, now online for 2020! 
Blue Mountains Drivers Urged to Slow Down to Save Lives
15 Aug 2020
Blue Mountains Drivers Urged to Slow Down to Save Lives
Drivers travelling in Blue Mountains are being urged to slow down this Rural Road Safety Month, with more than two-thirds of the lives lost on NSW roads occurring in the country. 
Live & Unlocked - a Series of Music and Cabaret Events at The Joan
15 Aug 2020
Live & Unlocked - a Series of Music and Cabaret Events at The Joan
Welcoming audiences back into theatres with smaller-scale live entertainment
21 August | 28 August| 11 September | 25 September | 9 October | 16 October 
Blue Mountains Arts Sector Fostered by Multi-Year Funding to Deliver Projects
14 Aug 2020
Blue Mountains Arts Sector Fostered by Multi-Year Funding to Deliver Projects
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP announced that Varuna the National Writers House will receive $740,000 in long-term funding over the next 4 years to develop and deliver multiple arts and cultural activities. 
Have Your Say on Flood Planning Issues - Lithgow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Questionnaire
14 Aug 2020
Have Your Say on Flood Planning Issues - Lithgow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan Questionnaire
Lithgow Council is seeking community feedback to assist in the preparation of the Lithgow Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan. 
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park Wins International Tourism Award
13 Aug 2020
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park Wins International Tourism Award
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park has been awarded a Travellers’ Choice Award from the international travel website Trip Advisor. 
A Water Sensitive City within a World Heritage Area
12 Aug 2020
A Water Sensitive City within a World Heritage Area
This year Blue Mountains City Council is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Greater Blue Mountains region being granted World Heritage status by the United Nations. 
Support for Bushfire-Impacted Small Businesses Extended
10 Aug 2020
Support for Bushfire-Impacted Small Businesses Extended
Support has been extended for bushfire-impacted small businesses across NSW with grant applications now remaining open until 15 December through the Small Business Assistance Program. 
Temporary Closure (Tuesday - Friday) - Part Of Valley Of The Waters, Wentworth Falls
10 Aug 2020
Temporary Closure (Tuesday - Friday) - Part Of Valley Of The Waters, Wentworth Falls
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area

Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 26 September, 2020 – Tuesday to Friday 
Local Katoomba Girl and Katoomba High School Student Receives Harding Miller Education Scholarship
9 Aug 2020
Local Katoomba Girl and Katoomba High School Student Receives Harding Miller Education Scholarship
Katoomba High School Year 9 student Ariel Fraser has been awarded with a 2-year Harding Miller Education Foundation academic scholarship. 
Annual Report Reveals Impact of Bush Fires and Floods on our Waterways
9 Aug 2020
Annual Report Reveals Impact of Bush Fires and Floods on our Waterways
Each year, Blue Mountains City Council releases its Waterways Health Snapshot, a report on the ecological health of our waterways. The data is compiled from over 50 monitoring sites, which are located throughout the Blue Mountains in areas ranging from Lapstone to Mount Wilson. 
9 Ways to Help Kick-start Your Child’s Career
8 Aug 2020
9 Ways to Help Kick-start Your Child’s Career
Declining youth employment rates due to COVID-19 mean sound career advice has never been more important. But for parents, who are key career influencers, giving the right guidance can be daunting. 
Afternoon Delights - Matt Tonks
8 Aug 2020
Afternoon Delights - Matt Tonks
Contemporary singer & guitarist Matt Tonks has a reputation for possessing a unique haunting power with his lyrics, songs and instrumental music leading audiences far from the beaten track, taking flight into an often unexpected world of mesmerising, spontaneous sound. 
Lithgow’s Newest Australians Welcomed
7 Aug 2020
Lithgow’s Newest Australians Welcomed
Lithgow City Council welcomed nine new Australian Citizens at its latest Citizenship Ceremony despite the restrictions of Covid 19. 
A Celebration of Collaboration: One Year of NSW Landcare Program
7 Aug 2020
A Celebration of Collaboration: One Year of NSW Landcare Program
Landcare NSW and Local Land Services are celebrating Landcare Week, 3-9 August, and marking the first anniversary of the NSW Landcare Program, a true collaboration between the NSW Government, Landcare NSW and the 60,000 volunteers who care for our landscapes. 
Kayak Accessibility Upgrade at Weir Reserve in Penrith
6 Aug 2020
Kayak Accessibility Upgrade at Weir Reserve in Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced on Tuesday $105,000 in NSW Government funding to support Penrith City Councils plans for two new kayak access points on the Nepean River at Penrith. 
Socially Distanced Events for Just a Few People
5 Aug 2020
Socially Distanced Events for Just a Few People
On Sat afternoon on the 8th August Music Hunter presents Gumaroy Newman on vocals and didjeridu plus Keyna Wilkins on flute/piano for Afternoon Delights, a season of intimate musical performances, curated for adventurous audiences. 
Supporting Our Community During COVID-19: Library Overdue Fines, the Final Chapter
5 Aug 2020
Supporting Our Community During COVID-19: Library Overdue Fines, the Final Chapter
Blue Mountains Library has closed the book on overdue fines! From 1 August 2020, overdue fees will no longer be charged and all historical overdue fines will be waived. 
Lapstone Station Upgrade Underway
3 Aug 2020
Lapstone Station Upgrade Underway
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the Blue Mountains community will benefit from an upgrade to Lapstone Station which will provide safer and more modern access for customers using the station and create over 450 jobs during the project. 
Council Supports Asylum Seekers during COVID-19
3 Aug 2020
Council Supports Asylum Seekers during COVID-19
Council is calling on the Federal Government to support some of the most marginalised in our community by joining a nationwide taskforce to support asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Local Government Week 2020: Blue Mountains City Council Serving Our Community
2 Aug 2020
Local Government Week 2020: Blue Mountains City Council Serving Our Community
Local Government Week (August 3-9) is a good time to reflect on the past year and how Council has served the Blue Mountains community during unprecedented challenges. 
Live'n'Local After the Fires at Gang Gang Gallery
2 Aug 2020
Live'n'Local After the Fires at Gang Gang Gallery
Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire recovery agency continues to present a season of Live'n'Local community live music events. 
Council adopts Delivery Program and Operational Plan
1 Aug 2020
Council adopts Delivery Program and Operational Plan
Following public exhibition, Blue Mountains City Council has endorsed the adoption of its draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan. 
Blue Mountains Library launches Creative Corner Online during COVID-19
1 Aug 2020
Blue Mountains Library launches Creative Corner Online during COVID-19
Following the immensely popular Online Storytime and Online Babytime, launched in response to COVID-19 restrictions, Blue Mountains Library is now proud to present Creative Corner Online, a weekly children’s art class. 
Federal Funding Boost to Support the Wollemi Artisan Markets and Local Artists
1 Aug 2020
Federal Funding Boost to Support the Wollemi Artisan Markets and Local Artists
Blue Mountains City Council has been awarded $19,016 for the Wollemi Artisan Market and Laneway Activation project under the Morrison Government’s Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program. 
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