Blue Mountains News
Mayor To Endorse Submission Opposing Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield
Mayor Greenhill said: “While council gets no say in what amounts to commercial discussions between the State Government and a private operator, it is clear that there are widespread concerns about how any form of commercialisation may impact residents’ quality of life, the visitor experience of the Blue Mountains as well as the local environment.
“Council will be submitting to the State Government that the airfield should not be commercialised.
“That said, we think it should be open to emergency services and emergency circumstances, as it has been for years.
“However, commercialisation is not consistent with the world heritage Blue Mountains, in my view.
“I don’t want to see the very thing that makes us special, that wilderness experience, contradicted in any way.
“This is why we have opposed Western Sydney Airport, raising the dam wall and flooding the Blue Mountains area as well as the proponents of higher density development.
“Each day when I travel to Sydney I see the effects of commercialisation.
“The Blue Mountains are the lungs of Sydney. We are a World Heritage Area and that means we need to maintain the highest standards of protection.
“People come to live here to get away from Sydney and I am happy to keep the busy nature of Sydney out.
“On that basis, and after listening to the community, I don’t think the proposal is appropriate.”
Tennis Australia has launched Open Court Sessions, a new social tennis...
Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health...
Three key projects delivering improved health and water quality to the...
Working two jobs? Check. Too much coffee and beer? Check. Struggling t...
Preschools in bushfire impacted areas of the Blue Mountains will benefit...
Eagle View Escape Ask about our 'ditch your device' campaign. Willing to sacrifice your devices for the weekend?
Blue Mountains Concert Society Sat 14 March, 7.30pm, Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd, Springwood 2777
Lindsay's Cafe Enter now for your chance to win a 2 night Blue Mountains Escape with brunch @ Lindsay's Cafe
Blue Gum House $480 special this weekend for 2 adults, linen included. + $30 per additional person, per night !
Brantwood Cottage When you book a stay at Brantwood Cottage 10% of all our tariffs will be donated to the Rural Fire Service