BMCC adopts long term plan for Scenic Eastern Escarpment

By | May 18, 2018

Blue Mountains City Council has adopted a long term plan for the scenic eastern escarpment
that will guide the future development of nature and culture based recreation and tourism
opportunities in the lower Blue Mountains.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill said, “The Master Plan is key to obtaining significant State and
Commonwealth investment in recreation infrastructure for the community.”

“The southern escarpment is well known as a national and international tourist destination, the
eastern escarpment offers a wide range of recreational activities; supports a rich diversity of
vegetation communities; and showcases important Aboriginal and European heritage.”

The precinct extends from Darks Common in the south, adjoining Blue Mountains National Park
to Knapsack Reserve in the north and connecting with Yellomundee Regional Park. It is bounded
by the residential areas of Glenbrook, Blaxland, Winmalee, Mt Riverview, Yellow Rock and
Hawkesbury Heights to the west, and Lapstone, Emu Plains, Leonay and Emu Heights, and the
Nepean River to the east.

The Mayor said the Scenic Eastern Escarpment Masterplan, as with all of Council’s strategic
plans, was developed in partnership with the community.

“I would like to thank residents, interest groups and neighbouring land managers who contributed
to the plan and help shape the future of this important precinct,” he said. “This plan offers a
coordinated approach to providing recreational opportunities and responding to the growing
interest in, and demand for, recreational and cultural experiences.”

The Scenic Eastern escarpment masterplan is available on Council’s website
at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/scenic-eastern-escarpment.

Photo: Elizabeth Lookout, Glenbrook is part of the Scenic Eastern Escarpment

Elizabeth Lookout, Glenbrook
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