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Blue Mountains Arts Trail - This Weekend!
16 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - This Weekend!
The Blue Mountains Arts Trail is on this weekend 
2019 at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
16 Nov 2018
2019 at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Theatre, performance, music and comedy - shows that'll captivate you, make you think, smile and laugh out loud in The Joan’s fun, classic and adventurous line-up of 2019. 
Have Your Say on the Glenbrook Station Upgrade
15 Nov 2018
Have Your Say on the Glenbrook Station Upgrade
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today invites the local community to have their say on the proposed accessibility upgrade at Glenbrook station that will be delivered through the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program. 
Silent Night Fills Majestic Venue
15 Nov 2018
Silent Night Fills Majestic Venue
Indulge in a feast of the senses this festive season as the Konzert Kollektiv fills the grandest of the grand Blue Mountains hotels with majestic Christmas music on December 22. 
Seniors Festival Art Competition – The Art of Aging
14 Nov 2018
Seniors Festival Art Competition – The Art of Aging
To celebrate Seniors Festival 2019, Lithgow Library is hosting a senior’s art competition with great prizes to be awarded! 
Illegal Asbestos Dumpers on Notice
13 Nov 2018
Illegal Asbestos Dumpers on Notice
November is Asbestos Awareness Month 
Cinema Celebrates 50 Years with Festival and Gala Event
12 Nov 2018
Cinema Celebrates 50 Years with Festival and Gala Event
Since 1968 Glenbrook Cinema has been showcasing quality films for the local community. To mark this special 50 year milestone Glenbrook Cinema is inviting you to help celebrate this remarkable achievement by experiencing the magic of Glenbrook Cinema with some classic movies returning to the big screen in their Festival of Favourite Films. 
President's Wrap Up of the 2018 Business Awards
11 Nov 2018
President's Wrap Up of the 2018 Business Awards
Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber President, Mark Barton said this year's awards were “Simply the Best Blue Mountains Business Awards” 
Penrith Youth Orchestra to Perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra
10 Nov 2018
Penrith Youth Orchestra to Perform with Australian Chamber Orchestra
The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), The Joan and Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) are thrilled to present a performance by the Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO) on Sunday 25 November. 
Channel 7 Sunrise in Winmalee – Urging Community to be Bushfire Ready
9 Nov 2018
Channel 7 Sunrise in Winmalee – Urging Community to be Bushfire Ready
Channel 7s Sunrise program spent Sunday (4 November) morning in Winmalee, getting the message out about bushfire preparedness and adequate home insurance. 
Wentworth Falls Tennis Club Open Day
9 Nov 2018
Wentworth Falls Tennis Club Open Day
Dust off the racquets and bring your whole family to our free tennis open day on Sunday, November 25 from 10am to 12 noon. Surrounded by beautiful parkland and bushland, the club, is the most active tennis club in the upper mountains and they’d like you to be part of it. 
Penrith Property Professionals Upskill on Real Estate Rights
8 Nov 2018
Penrith Property Professionals Upskill on Real Estate Rights
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that residents have the opportunity to learn about consumer rights and trader responsibilities next week when NSW Fair Trading is in the region. 
Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018 Winners Announced
6 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018 Winners Announced
Last Friday night saw the annual Blue Mountains Business Awards held at a black tie event at the Fairmont Resort, Leura. Blue Mountains business people were out in their finest as they anxiously awaited the results. Over 350 businesses and individuals participated in this year’s awards, and many of them joined together to celebrate the finest businesses in the mountains. 
Memorable Send-Off Aboard River Icon
6 Nov 2018
Memorable Send-Off Aboard River Icon
A new business partnership between two Penrith mates has created an opportunity for local residents to celebrate the life of a loved one aboard the iconic Nepean Belle paddlewheeler. 
Destination Ambassador Training for Local Taxi Drivers
6 Nov 2018
Destination Ambassador Training for Local Taxi Drivers
Local taxi drivers are being trained to be tourism advocates, in an innovative pilot program. 
Lithgow Remembers Those Who Served in World War One
5 Nov 2018
Lithgow Remembers Those Who Served in World War One
A plaque commemorating Lithgow residents who served in World War One is to be unveiled at this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Park at 11:00am on Sunday 11 November. 
Signed, Sealed & Delivered: Upgrades to Grassroots Penrith Sport Facilities Completed
5 Nov 2018
Signed, Sealed & Delivered: Upgrades to Grassroots Penrith Sport Facilities Completed
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the successful completion of upgrades to key sporting facilities in Lindsay following over $1 million in funding being provided for the projects by the Liberal-National Government. 
Capstone Editing Announces Two Grants to Support Indigenous High School Students and Mid-Career Researchers
5 Nov 2018
Capstone Editing Announces Two Grants to Support Indigenous High School Students and Mid-Career Researchers
An Australian business established to support students and academics is offering two grants to ease the pressures of two vastly different groups: Indigenous high school students and mid-career researchers. 
Upcoming Fashion Parade at Penrith Regional Gallery Hosted by Stafford Fashions and Friends of the Gallery
4 Nov 2018
Upcoming Fashion Parade at Penrith Regional Gallery Hosted by Stafford Fashions and Friends of the Gallery
The Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest are proud to host a special morning tea showcasing Stafford Fashions’ Spring/Summer range with a fashion parade held at the Gallery on Monday 19 Nov at 10.00am. 
Intergenerational Playgroup Launched in Portland
4 Nov 2018
Intergenerational Playgroup Launched in Portland
The Portland Tabulam Health Centre held its first intergenerational playgroup on Monday 29 October 2018 in partnership with Communities & Kids – LINC and Lithgow City Council.


 
Clubs Across the Region set to Benefit from World T20 Tournament Funding
4 Nov 2018
Clubs Across the Region set to Benefit from World T20 Tournament Funding
Local cricket clubs and grounds across the Penrith and Blue Mountains regions are set to benefit from improved facilities and programs, as part of the $1.96 million NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund. 
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - November 2018
4 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - November 2018
Artist Frank Boyle is one of thirteen artists opening their studio doors to the public this November during the Blue Mountains Arts Trail. 
Get Amongst the Fun This Weekend!
3 Nov 2018
Get Amongst the Fun This Weekend!
Real Festival takes over the Nepean River this weekend, bringing Australia’s best theatre performers, artists and creative minds together in one stunning outdoor location. 
Fishing Enthusiasts, Apply Now for a Recreational Fishing Trust Grant
3 Nov 2018
Fishing Enthusiasts, Apply Now for a Recreational Fishing Trust Grant
Do you have a great idea for improving fishing in the local area? Then now is the time to apply for a grant from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust. 
Warrimoo Community Project a Finalist in Prestigious National Resilient Australia Awards
3 Nov 2018
Warrimoo Community Project a Finalist in Prestigious National Resilient Australia Awards
The national Resilient Australia Awards are a prestigious nation-wide program that recognises and promotes initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience. 
BMCC Customer Service Team Recognised at National Awards
3 Nov 2018
BMCC Customer Service Team Recognised at National Awards
Blue Mountains City Council was honoured in three categories, including Customer Service Team of the Year, at the 2018 National Local Government Customer Service Awards. 
The Dawn Wall Extra Blue Mountains Show Added!
2 Nov 2018
The Dawn Wall Extra Blue Mountains Show Added!
After two SOLD OUT shows at the Fairmont Resort earlier this month, The Dawn Wall is back in the Blue Mountains for an extra screening, this time at Mount Vic Flicks. Join us on 13 November for your last chance to see the film on the big screen. 
Blue Mountains Neighbourhood Centres Join Together for the Greater Good
2 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Neighbourhood Centres Join Together for the Greater Good
After a combined 100 years of community service, the Katoomba, Mid Mountains and Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centres will join together under a new umbrella organisation called ‘Belong Blue Mountains Community and Neighbourhood Services’ in an effort to grow and improve the invaluable services they provide for the Blue Mountains community. 
Memorial Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Firefighter Deaths
2 Nov 2018
Memorial Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Firefighter Deaths
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has acknowledged the service of three Blue Mountains members who were tragically killed in the 1968 Springwood bush fires. 
Scenic World Presents Dinosaur Valley Now Open
1 Nov 2018
Scenic World Presents Dinosaur Valley Now Open
Dinosaur Valley has arrived at Scenic World, bringing the ancient rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs, daily events and family fun from November 1 – January 28. 
Mallard Calls on Labor to Get Behind Western Sydney Airport
1 Nov 2018
Mallard Calls on Labor to Get Behind Western Sydney Airport
Blue Mountains based government member of the NSW Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MP has called upon Labor MPs and Councils to get behind the new Western Sydney airport and Aerotropolis. 
People's Choice Award Winner to be Revealed at the Blue Mountains Business Awards Tomorrow
1 Nov 2018
People's Choice Award Winner to be Revealed at the Blue Mountains Business Awards Tomorrow
BlueMountainsAustralia.com is pleased to be sponsoring the People's Choice Award in the prestigious Blue Mountains Business Awards for 2018. 
Enova Community Energy - Part of Australia's Renewable Energy Solution
1 Nov 2018
Enova Community Energy - Part of Australia's Renewable Energy Solution
Enova Community Energy, Australia's first community-owned renewable energy, is proof it is possible to deliver lower cost, greater security and reliability and lower carbon emissions. 
Bee Gees Show - Majestic `70s Revival
31 Oct 2018
Bee Gees Show - Majestic `70s Revival
Mark Foy’s "Palace in the wilderness" will be taken over by retro grooves when The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees performs the greatest hits of the adored `70s sibling trio at the Hydro Majestic Hotel on Saturday, November 3. 
Mulgoa Road/Castlereagh Road Upgrade Striding Ahead
31 Oct 2018
Mulgoa Road/Castlereagh Road Upgrade Striding Ahead
Construction on the Mulgoa Road / Castlereagh Road upgrade, between Union Road and Museum Drive in Penrith, is set to kick off in late 2018, with the major work contract awarded to McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd this week. 
Garden Flat Expo to Profile Affordable Housing Option to Meet Diverse Needs
31 Oct 2018
Garden Flat Expo to Profile Affordable Housing Option to Meet Diverse Needs
Blue Mountains City Council is partnering with Wentworth Community Housing and other supporters of the ‘Heading Home – Ending Homelessness Here’ project to present a Garden Flat Expo in Springwood on 10 November. 
Blue Mountains an Active Cities Power Partner
30 Oct 2018
Blue Mountains an Active Cities Power Partner
Blue Mountains City Council joined other local government leaders to develop regional climate solutions at the first ever national summit run by the Cities Power Partnership. 
Queen of Hearts Foundation to Close
30 Oct 2018
Queen of Hearts Foundation to Close
Penrith-based child sexual abuse and domestic violence support service Queen of Hearts Foundation will close. 
Academy Singers - Peace and Remembrance
30 Oct 2018
Academy Singers - Peace and Remembrance
Directed by Paul Terracini, this is a special concert in recognition of Armistice Day with a selection of inspiring choral music. 
Local Artists Called to Display Artworks at Lithgow Library
29 Oct 2018
Local Artists Called to Display Artworks at Lithgow Library
Local artists are invited to submit an application to display their work for a one month period during 2019 at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre. 
Movember
29 Oct 2018
Movember
With the state of men’s health in crisis, Movember focuses on men’s health in a bid to reduce the number of men dying needlessly each year. 
$3,500 in Eco Schools Grants for Blue Mountains
29 Oct 2018
$3,500 in Eco Schools Grants for Blue Mountains
86 schools across NSW will share in more than $300,000 funding to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives through the 2018 round of the Echo Schools Grant Program. 
2018 Mayor's Christmas Appeal
28 Oct 2018
2018 Mayor's Christmas Appeal
Lithgow City Council is calling on the generous spirit of the Lithgow community to donate gifts to the 2018 Mayor’s Christmas Appeal for residents living in aged care homes across the LGA. 
Q Indie 2019
28 Oct 2018
Q Indie 2019
New Artist Opportunities To Develop Work Via Residency At The Joan 
After a Spell Off the Road, Owen Campbell is Back!
27 Oct 2018
After a Spell Off the Road, Owen Campbell is Back!
Owen Campbell & Band Tour + Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-go’s (Oliver Morley-Sattler) (Blue Mountains) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’on Saturday 17th November 2018. 
Councillor Ring Meets With the Small Business Commissioner at the LGNSW Conference
27 Oct 2018
Councillor Ring Meets With the Small Business Commissioner at the LGNSW Conference
At the LGNSW Conference this week, Councillor Ring met with the Small Business Commissioner, Robyn Hobbs OAM. 
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Meeting and Public Talk "The Battle of Hamel"
27 Oct 2018
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Meeting and Public Talk "The Battle of Hamel"
With Armistice Day fast approaching, a talk on The Battle of Hamel will be presented by retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney. 
Round 2 of Local Sporting Champions Grants Closing Soon
26 Oct 2018
Round 2 of Local Sporting Champions Grants Closing Soon
The final round of Federal Government sports funding for the year is about to close, so students who are about to represent their sport at a State, national or international level are urged to apply. 
Entertainment For Lithgow Halloween 18
26 Oct 2018
Entertainment For Lithgow Halloween 18
Lithgow Halloween 18 set to entertain the whole family and bursts into life this Saturday with spectacular entertainment, creative costumes and Australia’s biggest trick or treat. 
Senator Payne Receives Community Feedback on Mobile Black Spots in the Blue Mountains
26 Oct 2018
Senator Payne Receives Community Feedback on Mobile Black Spots in the Blue Mountains
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, was pleased to receive community feedback regarding mobile black spots as part of Round 4 of the Liberal-National Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. 
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