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What’s on in the Greater Blue Mountains’ region

By | January 27, 2019

USE your free Ask Roz Blue Mountains app, to find great things to see and do in the greater Blue Mountains region. Below are some links you may find useful on a daily basis. See what’s on, check the weather, read all local newspapers and listen to 2LT.  What’s on TODAY What’s on TOMORROW Rainy Day – Wheelchair FriendlyExhibitions – MarketsSwimming Spots – Hot… Read More »

LOVE LOCAL ~ Blackheath, Megalong Valley and Shipley Plateau

By | February 12, 2020

Blackheath is a gateway to Megalong Valley and Shipley Plateau, where you can take in breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains escarpment and explore these farming communities renowned for their food and wine.   Blackheath is known as a vibrant and lively community, proud of its local history and with strong links to its natural… Read More »

Holiday Here This Year

By | January 23, 2020

AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to throw their support behind Australia’s tourism industry in the wake of the devastating bushfires by holidaying in their own backyard. Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launched today taps into the overwhelming goodwill and support for local communities impacted by the recent bushfires, by urging Australians to plan, book… Read More »

Hydro Majestic rallies for bushfire recovery

By | January 15, 2020

The Hydro Majestic Hotel will forge ahead with Roaring 20s Festival events in February to rally support for the struggling Blue Mountains community, despite experiencing an unprecedented downturn itself. The annual Charleston for Charity community dance will be held in front of the Hydro Majestic Pavilion as a fundraiser for Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service… Read More »

The Lawson Silo or Convict Hole

By | December 29, 2019

In the bush, near the industrial estate of Lawson, NSW is a rock ledge that has a cage on top. The cage goes over a large hole that has an unknown history.  There still seems to be no conclusive answers, what are your thought’s on what this hole was used for? HERE>> https://w3w.co/walking.quibble.pity See this… Read More »

Rhondda Valley, Wentworth Falls

By | December 17, 2019

Rhondda Valley, Wentworth Falls, 106 Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls, was developed as a country retreat set in very extensive bushland over a decade after 1888 by a Welsh builder called Lewis Thomas. Thomas ran a building practice in the Glebe area of Sydney in the late nineteenth century and presumably had affinities with the Rhondda,… Read More »

Waste Not, want not this Christmas

By | December 12, 2019

Christmas does not mean that more household waste must be created. You can indulge and give generously, while still being mindful of the impact your celebrations have on our environment. Council offers weekly general waste collection, along with alternating fortnightly green waste and recycling services, to help you manage your household waste. Council also offers… Read More »

Nominate for Australia Day Awards

By | December 12, 2019

Blue Mountains City Council has been calling for nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards but, to date, not many have answered the call.  Australia Day Awards recognise and reward those citizens who have a consistent record of excellence, who have made outstanding achievements in their field and have contributed in a significant way to… Read More »

Council thanks Bush Fire volunteers

By | December 12, 2019

Blue Mountains City Council is providing Free Family Swim Passes to volunteers who are currently assisting with bush fire operations in the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said the small gesture was Council’s way of thanking the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers who had already done so… Read More »

Australian Walking Track Grading System

By | December 12, 2019

NSW national parks offer hundreds of walking tracks across the state for all levels and experiences. To help you find walks best suited to your needs, tracks are graded using the Australian Walking Track Grading System (AWTGS). AWTGS classifies tracks into 5 grades, based on the Australian Standard for walking track construction (AS 2156). It… Read More »

Echo Point proposed upgrades FACT SHEET

By | December 12, 2019

Background The place we now call Echo Point has been of great significance to Gundungurra and Darug people for time immemorial, and is linked to creation stories which connect it to other sacred stories across the continent. It is also one of the most visited sites of Aboriginal cultural significance in Australia. We want the… Read More »