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Conservation Management Strategy for Section of Historic Cox's Road
18 Aug 2018
Conservation Management Strategy for Section of Historic Cox's Road
Blue Mountains City Council has completed a conservation management strategy for remnant sections of the historic Cox's Road in Linden. 
Blaxland Local Recognised at National Travel Industry Awards
18 Aug 2018
Blaxland Local Recognised at National Travel Industry Awards
Blaxland local named as finalist in Young Agent of the Year category at Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards Gala dinner in Sydney. 
Stronger Communities Grants – Round 4 Now Open
17 Aug 2018
Stronger Communities Grants – Round 4 Now Open
Community and sporting groups, and local Councils are being encouraged to put their hand up for a share of $150,000 in funding under Round 4 of the Macquarie Stronger Communities Grants Program. 
Spring Exhibition Suite at Penrith Regional Gallery
17 Aug 2018
Spring Exhibition Suite at Penrith Regional Gallery
The Curtain Breathed Deeply - an expansive new commission by Sydney based artist Justene Williams – will open at Penrith Regional Gallery on Saturday 25 August. The exhibition will transform the entirety of Penrith Regional Gallery’s Main Gallery space into an intentionally chaotic, immersive and interrelated sequence of installations. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will seduce visitors into and through a series of hypnotising sets and video installations abounding in sensory overload and cacophony. 
Retail Working Party Looking at Causes and Solutions
17 Aug 2018
Retail Working Party Looking at Causes and Solutions
The volunteer working party researching the factors underlying the decline in retail is nearing the end of its research phase. 
Gondwana Garden Science Week Event Set to Exceed Expectations, Again!
16 Aug 2018
Gondwana Garden Science Week Event Set to Exceed Expectations, Again!
This year’s major Blue Mountains National Science Week event is Gondwana Garden at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. On the 18 August 2018, the event is set to exceed expectations, which reached 1,800 visitors last year. 
My Supports Receives Grant Funding to Expand NDIS Services
16 Aug 2018
My Supports Receives Grant Funding to Expand NDIS Services
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has announced grant funding of more than $1.4 million for My Supports to create 22 new Neighbourhood Teams including a new Nepean Blue Mountains Team who provide a range of local support for people with disability under the NDIS. 
Tangents + Special Guest Broken Chip In Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
15 Aug 2018
Tangents + Special Guest Broken Chip In Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Tangents incendiary live shows are driven by live drums and electronic beats, with processed performances on cello, electric guitar and piano/Rhodes electric piano. 
Talented Young Choir from the Blue Mountains Hoping for Another Year Of Success at National Competition
15 Aug 2018
Talented Young Choir from the Blue Mountains Hoping for Another Year Of Success at National Competition
The Vocalocity Vocal Ensemble based in Leura is comprised of 8 young singers from local schools, who are aged from 10-17 years. Last year they won The Australian Choral Challenge at the Australian National Eisteddfod in Canberra, and this year they have made it through to the National Finals of The Australian A Cappella Awards (AUSACA) to be held in Melbourne! 
Blue Mountains Win $375,000 Heritage Grants
14 Aug 2018
Blue Mountains Win $375,000 Heritage Grants
Blue Mountains region has been the successful recipient of four key heritage grants in the NSW Government ‘Heritage Near Me Activation Grants’ announced yesterday. 
Community Grants Program Now Open for Local Projects
14 Aug 2018
Community Grants Program Now Open for Local Projects
Community groups in the Blue Mountains are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support outstanding local projects, with $12,000 in funding now available for projects that help to strengthen the local community. 
Forestry Land Rate Exemption
13 Aug 2018
Forestry Land Rate Exemption
Lithgow Council estimates that the value of foregone rates on Forestry lands in the Lithgow LGA is $414,000 p.a. 
Sing Along to the Hits of Elvis, John Lennon & Dusty Springfield at The Joan!
12 Aug 2018
Sing Along to the Hits of Elvis, John Lennon & Dusty Springfield at The Joan!
This month’s Morning Melodies at The Joan will take you on a journey back in time to celebrate Yesterday’s Heroes; hit songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s by Elvis, John Lennon, the Rolling Stones and more! 
Community, Care and Conviviality: Freemasonry in Lithgow
12 Aug 2018
Community, Care and Conviviality: Freemasonry in Lithgow
During September, Eskbank House Museum presents “Community, Care and Conviviality: Freemasonry in Lithgow”, an exhibition that explores the social side of Freemasonry in Lithgow. Objects and images from the Eskbank House Museum collection are accompanied by pieces from the Lithgow District Historical Society image collection, the Lithgow & District Family History Society, and local Freemasons. 
Strong Community Support for My Health Record in the Nepean and Blue Mountains Region - A Model for the Rest of Australia
11 Aug 2018
Strong Community Support for My Health Record in the Nepean and Blue Mountains Region - A Model for the Rest of Australia
Residents and healthcare providers in the Nepean and Blue Mountains region are actively using My Health Record, showing the benefits for all Australians. 
Be a Part of Building a Brighter Future for the Lithgow LGA
11 Aug 2018
Be a Part of Building a Brighter Future for the Lithgow LGA
Lithgow City Council is calling for nominations from community members interested in helping to review Council services and identify a strategic way forward for the future of the Lithgow LGA. 
Official Launch of the Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018
10 Aug 2018
Official Launch of the Blue Mountains Business Awards 2018
Our community is proud of the thousands of businesses that are striving and thriving in the mountains and these awards are dedicated to the people who make this possible. 
Education Taster a Success
10 Aug 2018
Education Taster a Success
Sixty five of Lithgow’s young people attended the Future Finders Education Taster day on Tuesday 31 July where they sampled a range of educational offerings provided by the University of Notre Dame, Western Sydney University and TAFE NSW. 
Shayne Mallard MP Congratulates Frank Vincent on 50 Years of Service to RFS
9 Aug 2018
Shayne Mallard MP Congratulates Frank Vincent on 50 Years of Service to RFS
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard honoured the dedication and hard work of the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service’s longest serving volunteers at the Blue Mountains District Medals Presentation on Friday August 3 held at the Mid Mountains Community Centre. 
Mental Health Boost Gives Long Term Support to Older People
9 Aug 2018
Mental Health Boost Gives Long Term Support to Older People
The NSW Government will spend $15 million over 10 years in three partnerships between mental health services and aged care facilities to support older people who have been in hospital for long stays. 
Marking Western Sydney Airport Co’s First Year in Business
8 Aug 2018
Marking Western Sydney Airport Co’s First Year in Business
Today marks one year since the Australian Government established WSA Co, following through on its equity investment of $5.3 billion to build and operate Western Sydney Airport. 
Tony Mcmanus + Special Guests Julia Toaspern + Martin Foote in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
8 Aug 2018
Tony Mcmanus + Special Guests Julia Toaspern + Martin Foote in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
“Few guitarists can present Celtic music with the gusto and nuance they possess when played on fiddles or bagpipes. Tony McManus is one of those few.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine 
New Additions to Blue Mountains Youth Council
7 Aug 2018
New Additions to Blue Mountains Youth Council
Blue Mountains City Council has welcomed six new Youth Councillors to the 2018 Youth Council – Gabriel Frechtling, Thomas Lenthen, Benjamin Mallin, Ruby Parsons Burns, Eleanor Shortis and Sinead Winn. 
The September 2018 Arts Trail is Coming!
7 Aug 2018
The September 2018 Arts Trail is Coming!
The community of talented artists that make up the Blue Mountains Arts Trail are there to welcome you to their beautiful Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, and to share with you their enjoyment of the world of art and creativity. 
Council Joins Call to Double NSW Government Funding for Libraries
6 Aug 2018
Council Joins Call to Double NSW Government Funding for Libraries
Blue Mountains City Council is joining with councils across the state to support the calls from NSW Public Libraries Association and Local Government NSW (LGNSW) to secure much needed funding from the NSW Government for public libraries. 
Penrith Regional Gallery Summer Studio Residency 2018/2019
6 Aug 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery Summer Studio Residency 2018/2019
Applications for 2018/2019 residencies are now open. 
Blue Mountains City Council Welcomes New Australian Citizens
5 Aug 2018
Blue Mountains City Council Welcomes New Australian Citizens
Thirty-seven Blue Mountains residents became Australian citizens on 28 July. 
Is Your Airbag Safe?
5 Aug 2018
Is Your Airbag Safe?
There have been many news articles in recent years about faulty Takata airbags, and the fact that specific vehicle makes and models are being recalled for airbag replacement. Working out whether your car is affected can be confusing, as many people don't know the exact year model of their car and looking it up can easily slip down the 'to do' list.

Help is at hand: A new website will now tell you in seconds. 
Building Resilience Against Bushfires
5 Aug 2018
Building Resilience Against Bushfires
Building industry experts will meet in the Blue Mountains to raise the bar on bushfire safety.
 
Top Authors to Visit the Mountains to Deliver Varuna Writing Workshops
4 Aug 2018
Top Authors to Visit the Mountains to Deliver Varuna Writing Workshops
Everyone has a story to tell, and Varuna the National Writers’ House, Katoomba is offering a series of workshops to help unlock local creative writing talent. 
Stunning Spring Flower Display Returns to the Blue Mountains
4 Aug 2018
Stunning Spring Flower Display Returns to the Blue Mountains
Get ready for the magnificent Blue Mountains Daffodil Festival, as tens of thousands of bulbs prepare to bloom for Spring. 
Boost for Aboriginal Mental Health Services at Nepean Hospital
3 Aug 2018
Boost for Aboriginal Mental Health Services at Nepean Hospital
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that new frontline staff to make mental health care more accessible and culturally inclusive for Aboriginal people will be recruited in the Nepean Blue Mountains region, thanks to almost $140,000 from the NSW Government. 
Return and Earn Return Point for Blaxland
3 Aug 2018
Return and Earn Return Point for Blaxland
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP today announced that Blaxland has a new return point for the NSW container deposit scheme Return and Earn, where people can claim 10 cents on their eligible drink containers. 
Escarpment Group Dining Among Sydney's Finest
2 Aug 2018
Escarpment Group Dining Among Sydney's Finest
Escarpment Group dining outlets in the Blue Mountains are among Sydney’s finest, after three were shortlisted in the annual Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) awards on Thursday July 26. 
Audiences will be ‘Over The Rainbow’ when Winmalee Teen, Sabina Salas, Takes the Stage as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz
2 Aug 2018
Audiences will be ‘Over The Rainbow’ when Winmalee Teen, Sabina Salas, Takes the Stage as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz
With an impressive track record for her age that includes shows like The Addams Family and The Little Mermaid, Sabina Salas stars in this magical production being presented by Richmond Players – celebrating its 66th anniversary – in a collaboration with Richmond High School. 
Council Adopts Ten Year Plan on Parks Pools And Play
1 Aug 2018
Council Adopts Ten Year Plan on Parks Pools And Play
Blue Mountains City Council has adopted the Open Space and Recreation Strategic Plan, and supporting Play Guidelines, which will guide how Council provides and manages open space and sport and recreation facilities and services over the next ten or more years for the local community and visitors. 
Blue Mountains Meet The Orchestra
1 Aug 2018
Blue Mountains Meet The Orchestra
Winmalee local and Concertmaster of Western Sydney Youth Orchestra (WSYO), violinist James Parbery, will be performing three concerts on Saturday 1 September as part of the Meet The Orchestra concert series presented by Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO) at Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub. 
Launch of Resilient Sydney
31 Jul 2018
Launch of Resilient Sydney
Sydney Unveils First Ever Comprehensive Metro Scale Resilience Strategy 
Local Artist featured as Broadway Sydney Launches New Art for All Collaboration
31 Jul 2018
Local Artist featured as Broadway Sydney Launches New Art for All Collaboration
This month Broadway Sydney unveiled their collaboration with five highly respected Sydney artists as part of their Level 1 refurbishment. Art from each of the artists will transform the levels of the shopping precinct as part of the ‘Art for All’ installation. 
Lithgow Council Joins WSROC – Extends Western Sydney Footprint to Lithgow LGA
30 Jul 2018
Lithgow Council Joins WSROC – Extends Western Sydney Footprint to Lithgow LGA
Lithgow Council has accepted an invitation to join the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC) following recognition of the benefits to both the WSROC membership and the Lithgow community. 
A Grand Affair at The Joan! Eight Grands: An Orchestra of Pianos
30 Jul 2018
A Grand Affair at The Joan! Eight Grands: An Orchestra of Pianos
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is preparing for a piano spectacular of rarely seen magnitude. On 18 August the majestic Concert Hall stage will hold not one, not two or three – but EIGHT - grand pianos. 
Do You Work With Any Young People into Dance, Music or Hip-Hop?
29 Jul 2018
Do You Work With Any Young People into Dance, Music or Hip-Hop?
MMAD have just recently launched MMADness for the second half of 2018 and are calling for any young people who would benefit from being in a creative, supportive and positive environment in our Music, Dance and Mentoring programs. 
Australians Encouraged to Discuss Organ Donation During DonateLife Week
29 Jul 2018
Australians Encouraged to Discuss Organ Donation During DonateLife Week
DonateLife Week, Sunday 29 July - Sunday 5 August 2018
Donate Strength. Donate Adventure. Donate Love. DonateLife. 
Aussie Women to Feature in Our Very Own Women's Adventure Film Tour
28 Jul 2018
Aussie Women to Feature in Our Very Own Women's Adventure Film Tour
Australia is blessed with some amazing adventurers, but until recently their stories were rarely seen on the big screen with adventure film festivals dominated by overseas male content. Well all that is about to change with the second season of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour set to focus heavily on local female stories. 
Mic Conway’s National Junk Band Live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
28 Jul 2018
Mic Conway’s National Junk Band Live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Jug band blues, political satire and lunatic on-stage antics combine as a new-vaudevillian comedy cabaret. 
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