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Archive - September 2020

Travel Agents Call for Budget Support
30 Sep 2020
Travel Agents Call for Budget Support
Travel agents in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury are calling for an industry-specific package of measures to be delivered in the Morrison Government’s Budget to help them get through the Covid pandemic. 
Give to Get Them Home: Donations to RSPCA NSW will be Doubled for One Day Only
30 Sep 2020
Give to Get Them Home: Donations to RSPCA NSW will be Doubled for One Day Only
For one day only, animal lovers will be given a rare opportunity to double the dollars they donate to RSPCA New South Wales during Give to Get Them Home on Thursday, 1 October 2020. 
critical mass: the art of planetary health exhibition
29 Sep 2020
critical mass: the art of planetary health exhibition
As we celebrate 20 years as a City within a World Heritage Area, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is launching critical mass: the art of planetary health on 3 October to lead a conversation about the emerging science of Planetary Health. 
Council’s Customer Service hours still restricted during COVID-19
28 Sep 2020
Council’s Customer Service hours still restricted during COVID-19
Council would like to remind the community that face-to-face customer service hours at its two Customer Contact Centres remain restricted due to COVID-19. 
Airport Land Purchase Proves Need for Federal ICAC
28 Sep 2020
Airport Land Purchase Proves Need for Federal ICAC
The Morrison Government’s purchase of land near Western Sydney Airport from a Liberal Party donor for 10 times its actual value proved the need for the long-promised federal independent commission against corruption, Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman said. 
Funding for Heritage Property Owners Now Available
27 Sep 2020
Funding for Heritage Property Owners Now Available
Council is continuing its support of Blue Mountains heritage property owners, through the Blue Mountains Local Heritage Assistance Fund (LHAF). 
Blue Mountains to become recognised ECO Destination
27 Sep 2020
Blue Mountains to become recognised ECO Destination
Supporting more sustainable tourism with a lighter footprint on our World Heritage environment, the City of Blue Mountains will join an established global network of like-minded destinations striving for excellence. 
Blue Mountains Theatre and the Harbour Agency Present William Crighton
26 Sep 2020
Blue Mountains Theatre and the Harbour Agency Present William Crighton
Raised where the fertile floodplains of the Riverina meet the Snowy Mountains in Wiradjuri Country —William Crighton has quickly established himself as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary songsmiths. 
Lawson and Katoomba Pools to Open for Spring/Summer Season
26 Sep 2020
Lawson and Katoomba Pools to Open for Spring/Summer Season
Blue Mountains outdoor swimmers will soon be able to take advantage of the spring/summer season when Lawson Swim Centre opens this Saturday, 26 September and the Katoomba outdoor pools opens on 3 October. 
DGR status Blue Mountains Men's and Women's Sheds
26 Sep 2020
DGR status Blue Mountains Men's and Women's Sheds
Donors to Men's and Women's Sheds across Western Sydney will now able to claim an income tax deduction for gifts of $2 or more. 
Western Sydney Businesses Left Off NBN Map
25 Sep 2020
Western Sydney Businesses Left Off NBN Map
Not one single business between Parramatta and Bathurst will have access to super-fast broadband in the rollout of new NBN business zones, scheduled to bypass the entire Western Sydney region, Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has said. 
Local Land Services Helping People Escape to the Country
25 Sep 2020
Local Land Services Helping People Escape to the Country
As more and more city people consider moving to regional areas prompted by COVID 19 circumstances, many are considering buying a rural property and escaping to the country. 
Western Sydney High School Students on the Fast Track to a Career in Engineering
24 Sep 2020
Western Sydney High School Students on the Fast Track to a Career in Engineering
Ahead of Western Sydney’s engineering jobs boom created by the future Aerotropolis, TAFE NSW is helping local high school students gear up for a career in engineering by hosting an international STEM challenge where students design, build and race a model Formula One car. 
Council to Rebuild Red Gum Park Bridge
24 Sep 2020
Council to Rebuild Red Gum Park Bridge
Council will have to rebuild the bridge in Red Gum Park at Bullaburra after it was damaged earlier this year and closed until further notice. 
Hit the Re-Set Button at Scenic World these School Holidays
23 Sep 2020
Hit the Re-Set Button at Scenic World these School Holidays
Scenic World Open Every Day These School Holidays 
Love Local Lessons – Series 2 to launch in Sept/Oct School Holidays
23 Sep 2020
Love Local Lessons – Series 2 to launch in Sept/Oct School Holidays
Blue Mountains City Council is delighted to announce the launch of Love Local Lessons – Series 2, the latest instalment of free, online tutorials for both adults and children. 
J M Robson Aquatic Centre – Showcase of Efficient Design
23 Sep 2020
J M Robson Aquatic Centre – Showcase of Efficient Design
The J M Robson Aquatic Centre was recently the focus of a showcase in efficient design and operation, demonstrating Lithgow’s values of innovative public infrastructure delivery and best-practice environmental sustainability. 
Proud Dunghutti Woman Helping Local Mothers
22 Sep 2020
Proud Dunghutti Woman Helping Local Mothers
A proud Dunghutti mother-of-five is helping other Aboriginal women adjust to motherhood after securing a job in the antenatal and postnatal wards at Nepean Hospital as an assistant nurse. 
Blue Mountains City Council Trials Electric Vehicles
22 Sep 2020
Blue Mountains City Council Trials Electric Vehicles
Council is considering quieter, cleaner rubbish collection with the recent trial of a fully electric garbage truck. 
Transported Stock Statements for Horse Movements Now Available Online
22 Sep 2020
Transported Stock Statements for Horse Movements Now Available Online
Recording the movements of your horse has just become easier for recreational horse owners, with Transported Stock Statements (TSS) for Horse Movements now available online and free to download from the Local Land Services website. 
Tim Freedman Solo Tour 2020
21 Sep 2020
Tim Freedman Solo Tour 2020
Launching The Whitlams' new single 'The Ballad of Bertie Kidd'
Friday 30 November, 8pm 
Blue Mountains City Council welcomes SafeWork NSW apology
20 Sep 2020
Blue Mountains City Council welcomes SafeWork NSW apology
Blue Mountains City Council welcomed SafeWork NSW’s apology this week in regards to its compliance activity that was found, by the NSW Ombudsman last month, to be unlawful or unreasonable. 
Fun, safe, affordable, local, Creative School Holiday Activities
19 Sep 2020
Fun, safe, affordable, local, Creative School Holiday Activities
October School Holiday Workshops
Penrith Regional Gallery 
Author Talk by Chris Hammer
18 Sep 2020
Author Talk by Chris Hammer
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Chris Hammer’s new novel, “Trust”. 
Temporary Closure of Lake Wallace Amenities Block
18 Sep 2020
Temporary Closure of Lake Wallace Amenities Block
Council wishes to advise that the Lake Wallace (Wallerawang Dam) amenities block will be temporarily closed from Monday 21st September through to Friday 25th September to allow for retiling and painting. 
Nominations Open for Lithgow Ability Awards
17 Sep 2020
Nominations Open for Lithgow Ability Awards
Nominations are now open for the Lithgow Ability Awards, which showcase the many outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Lithgow region who make positive contributions towards social inclusion. 
Animal Lovers Called On to Join Campaign
17 Sep 2020
Animal Lovers Called On to Join Campaign
Animal lovers in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions are being called on to join a new campaign on factoring their furry friends into their emergency management plans. 
New Exhibition - Landscapes from the Anthropocene
17 Sep 2020
New Exhibition - Landscapes from the Anthropocene
Blue Mountains Art Exhibition to explore the Anthropocene 
Local Business Mum Wins 2x Bronze at 2020 Ausmumpreneur Awards
16 Sep 2020
Local Business Mum Wins 2x Bronze at 2020 Ausmumpreneur Awards
Kylie King, from Faulconbridge who also runs her business in Penrith, who founded The Phoenix Within business has been named Leadership Award third place winner not only in Judges Choice but also People’s Choice as well. 
Lithgow Halloween Goes Digital in 2020!
16 Sep 2020
Lithgow Halloween Goes Digital in 2020!
Lithgow Halloween is going Digital in 2020 with an online Best Dressed Competition and the 2nd year of the Smartphone Film Competition – and there’ll be major prizes to be won. 
Temporary Closure: Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks - 17 September 2020
16 Sep 2020
Temporary Closure: Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks - 17 September 2020
*** Helicopter operation planned for tomorrow, 17 September, have been postponed. *** 
Temporary Closure: Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks - 16 September 2020
15 Sep 2020
Temporary Closure: Wentworth Falls Area Walking Tracks - 16 September 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Wentworth Falls Area
Wednesday 16th September – weather dependent 
Council Adopts Draft Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park
15 Sep 2020
Council Adopts Draft Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park
Over the last two years, Council has been developing a draft Masterplan for Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park with extensive community input. 
Locals Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season
15 Sep 2020
Locals Urged to Prepare for Bushfire Season
September 19 - 20 is the Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) annual Get Ready Weekend. Get Ready Weekend is an opportunity to prepare for the bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of hazards. 
Support Stepped Up for Bushfire Affected Community
14 Sep 2020
Support Stepped Up for Bushfire Affected Community
Blue Mountains communities who felt the full force of bushfires last year continue to be supported to rebuild their lives. 
Margaret Davis' Story Inspired by Blackheath to premiere in Come To Where I Am - Australia
14 Sep 2020
Margaret Davis' Story Inspired by Blackheath to premiere in Come To Where I Am - Australia
Critical Stages Touring Commissions Sixteen New Australian Stories for Stage and Screen - COME TO WHERE I AM - AUSTRALIA – 
Temporary Closure of Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow
14 Sep 2020
Temporary Closure of Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow
Council wishes to advise residents of the temporary closure of Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow, from Rutherford Lane to Hassans Walls Lookout. 
Bushcare Restores Fairy Bower Reserve
13 Sep 2020
Bushcare Restores Fairy Bower Reserve
Council has teamed up with community Bushcare volunteers, Sydney Trains and local environmental restoration contractors to restore Fairy Bower Reserve at Mount Victoria. 
Tender Release for Upgrade at Lapstone Public School
13 Sep 2020
Tender Release for Upgrade at Lapstone Public School
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced that the upgrade at Lapstone Public School a step closer with a call made for the construction tenders. 
Council Assists those who Need Help after Rates Increase
12 Sep 2020
Council Assists those who Need Help after Rates Increase
Blue Mountains City Council has implemented compassionate measures to assist those who may be struggling to pay their rates, following an increase in land valuations determined by the NSW Valuer General’s office. 
Behind Closed Doors - Woodford Academy Blue Mountains, NSW
12 Sep 2020
Behind Closed Doors - Woodford Academy Blue Mountains, NSW
Shut to visitors and volunteers for four months, a new resident has been stirring up dust behind closed doors at the oldest building in the Blue Mountains. 
Accessible Fishing Pontoon for Lake Wallace
12 Sep 2020
Accessible Fishing Pontoon for Lake Wallace
Lithgow Council Mayor Ray Thompson recently joined Adam Marshall MP Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW and local Member Paul Toole MP at Lake Wallace to announce a NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grant for an accessible fishing pontoon suitable for fishers facing mobility difficulties. 
Temporary Closure: Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock - Friday 11th September 2020
11 Sep 2020
Temporary Closure: Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock - Friday 11th September 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Blackheath Area
Friday 11th September, 2020 - weather permitting 
Rally for Buses on the Brink
11 Sep 2020
Rally for Buses on the Brink
Dozens of family-owned and independent buses are on the brink of collapse, thousands of drivers could lose their jobs and "Mum and Dad" operators stand to lose their homes as an impact of COVID-19 restrictions. 
Author Talk by Monica McInerney
11 Sep 2020
Author Talk by Monica McInerney
Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Monica McInerney’s new novel, “The Godmothers”. 
An Evening of Jazz with Emma Pask
10 Sep 2020
An Evening of Jazz with Emma Pask
Spend an enchanting evening with award winning vocalist Emma Pask as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course, some raucous tunes. 
Threatened Species Day - A Day to Reflect on What’s at Stake within a World Heritage Area
7 Sep 2020
Threatened Species Day - A Day to Reflect on What’s at Stake within a World Heritage Area
When the Greater Blue Mountains Area was granted World Heritage status by the United Nations nearly 20 years ago, the nomination was accepted because of two outstanding features of the Blue Mountains region - its eucalypt / sclerophyll (hard leaved) ecosystems and its biodiversity, both of which are considered to be of global importance. 
Winners of ‘We are Waste Wise’ Primary School Art Competition
6 Sep 2020
Winners of ‘We are Waste Wise’ Primary School Art Competition
Such Fantastic Entries made the judging extremely difficult! 
Local Filmmakers Feature in Smart Phone Film Fest
6 Sep 2020
Local Filmmakers Feature in Smart Phone Film Fest
The SmartFone Flick Fest – Australia’s hit international film festival - is back with record numbers for its sixth year. And it’s all set to happen online and in-cinema from 9 October! 
Katoomba High School Student Hacks HSC to Land Dream Job
6 Sep 2020
Katoomba High School Student Hacks HSC to Land Dream Job
A Katoomba High School Student has been offered his dream job as a software developer half-way through completing his school-based TAFE NSW training. 
FAT Tipple Trips to Megalong Valley
5 Sep 2020
FAT Tipple Trips to Megalong Valley
Can you have your cake – and wine – and eat and drink them too? Indeed you can with the new Fantastic Aussie Tours (FAT) high tea and winery shuttle in the Blue Mountains and Megalong Valley. 
Blue Mountains School Leavers to Get Career Headstart at TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day
5 Sep 2020
Blue Mountains School Leavers to Get Career Headstart at TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day
As the HSC approaches, school leavers across the state are getting ready to take a break from the books to log-on to the inaugural TAFE NSW Virtual Open Day. 
Lithgow Library Celebrates History Week 2020
5 Sep 2020
Lithgow Library Celebrates History Week 2020
History: What is it Good for? 
Lithgow Youth Week Awards
4 Sep 2020
Lithgow Youth Week Awards
Lithgow City Council and the Youth Council are proud to announce the winners of our Youth week competitions. There were amazing entries from a range of talented and creative local young people and choosing the winners wasn’t an easy task. 
Temporary Closure: Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock - Friday 4th September 2020
3 Sep 2020
Temporary Closure: Perrys Lookdown and Anvil Rock - Friday 4th September 2020
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains National Park – Blackheath Area
Friday 4th September, 2020 - weather permitting 
Helping our Community to Rebuild after the 2019/20 Bushfires
3 Sep 2020
Helping our Community to Rebuild after the 2019/20 Bushfires
Lithgow Council and the NSW Government are committed to supporting residents and the community, following the devastating 2019/20 bushfires. 
How Organic Farming Practices lead to a Circular Economy
3 Sep 2020
How Organic Farming Practices lead to a Circular Economy
Due to the increasing effects and consequences of climate change, we experienced extreme heat, drought and a devastating bushfire season last summer that destroyed houses, local businesses, vegetation and wildlife extensively. 
Koala Sighting Highlights Value of Pest Control
2 Sep 2020
Koala Sighting Highlights Value of Pest Control
Local landholders in the Putty region aren’t the only ones benefiting from a successful feral deer and wild dog control program recently with a healthy koala caught on camera in the area. 
Blue Mountains Theatre and The Harbour Agency Present Chris Sebastian at Blue Mountains Theatre
1 Sep 2020
Blue Mountains Theatre and The Harbour Agency Present Chris Sebastian at Blue Mountains Theatre
As winner on The Voice in 2020, Chris Sebastian captured the attention and the hearts of Australians nationwide, both for his incredible talent, and his gracious, likeable nature. 
The Blueness Of A Wound Game, set in the Blue Mountains - Out Today
1 Sep 2020
The Blueness Of A Wound Game, set in the Blue Mountains - Out Today
The Blueness of a Wound is a highly unique point and click game that uses concept art for its in-game graphics and is a callback to the first adventure games where the stakes were high every step of the way. The game features art by graphic novel author Roko Zaper and music by the legendary Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana). 
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