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Archive - September 2018

Mobile Black Spot Funding - Call for Locals to Identify Mobile Reception Blackspots By 11 October
30 Sep 2018
Mobile Black Spot Funding - Call for Locals to Identify Mobile Reception Blackspots By 11 October
Some of the Blue Mountains' most bushfire prone areas are again being excluded from eligibility under the Federal Government's latest round of Mobile Blackspot funding. 
Blue Mountains Botanica: Where Art Meets Science
30 Sep 2018
Blue Mountains Botanica: Where Art Meets Science
There are just two weeks left to discover the world of Blue Mountains Botanica and learn about the journey from those that explored our unique region. 
Share the Mental Health Journey this October
30 Sep 2018
Share the Mental Health Journey this October
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today encourages locals to ‘Share the Journey’ by getting involved in Mental Health Month this October, with the NSW Government calling for people to come alongside family, friends or colleagues who are living with mental illness or having mental health issues. 
Extension of Temporary Track Closure: Giant Stairway, Katoomba
29 Sep 2018
Extension of Temporary Track Closure: Giant Stairway, Katoomba
Please note the Blue Mountains National Park Katoomba has extended the temporary partial closure of The Giant Stairway walking track. 
Local Schools Prepare for Remembrance Day with Mail-out
26 Sep 2018
Local Schools Prepare for Remembrance Day with Mail-out
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, is pleased to announce that schools will soon be receiving their annual educational kits in preparation for Remembrance Day, this year marking the centenary of the First World War Armistice. 
Enova Community Energy Expanding Across NSW
25 Sep 2018
Enova Community Energy Expanding Across NSW
NSW households and businesses will soon be able to join the community-led renewable energy revolution with Australia’s first community owned energy retailer, Enova Community Energy, looking to expand across the state.
 
Bell Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar - a Masterpiece of Intrigue and Treachery showing at The Joan
24 Sep 2018
Bell Shakespeare Presents: Julius Caesar - a Masterpiece of Intrigue and Treachery showing at The Joan
Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those who rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves. 
Christian Women Leaders United in Historic Visit to Canberra Advocating for Global Concerns
23 Sep 2018
Christian Women Leaders United in Historic Visit to Canberra Advocating for Global Concerns
Women leaders from across the denominations of Australia’s churches and Christian organisations have come together for an historic visit to Canberra. In addition to advocating for policies of justice and care for the world’s poor, the cohort will meet with Senior Ministers and Members of Parliament from both political parties, including some women MPs, to thank them for their public service and to encourage them to lead Australia in continuing its commitment to creating a just world. 
Rock Solid Commitment to Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
22 Sep 2018
Rock Solid Commitment to Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and Their Families
Australia will follow the United Kingdom’s lead under a Shorten Labor Government and sign a Military Covenant to show the country’s support for current and former Defence personnel. 
Be Prepared: Get Ready Weekend 2018
20 Sep 2018
Be Prepared: Get Ready Weekend 2018
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is inviting people to get involved in Get Ready Weekend and come along to a local event to meet their local firefighters. 
NDIS Calculator Counts the Cost of Disability Support
20 Sep 2018
NDIS Calculator Counts the Cost of Disability Support
With more than 460,000 people expected to receive a disability support package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by 2020, the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) has developed an online calculator to help people understand the costs of support services that someone may be eligible for under the NDIS. 
First Artists Announced for the 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festival!
15 Sep 2018
First Artists Announced for the 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festival!
The 24th annual Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues (BMMF) returns to scenic Katoomba on March 15, 16 and 17 in 2019, with an incredible line-up of local and international artists. 
Leura Gardens Festival 2018 - New Format
15 Sep 2018
Leura Gardens Festival 2018 - New Format
Planning is well underway for the 2018 festival which will have a new format this year. 
Lee Kernaghan Announces Final 2018 Dates on his Massive 25th Anniversary Boys from the Bush Tour
14 Sep 2018
Lee Kernaghan Announces Final 2018 Dates on his Massive 25th Anniversary Boys from the Bush Tour
With a string of dates in November and December, Lee brings to a close an incredible almost two-years celebrating his seminal outback club album. 
New Regional Tourism Campaign: ‘Wake Up With’ the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith
12 Sep 2018
New Regional Tourism Campaign: ‘Wake Up With’ the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith
The Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith are showcased in a new cooperative tourism marketing campaign, developed by Destination NSW in partnership with the Regional Strategic Alliance. 
Western Sydney Artists Premier New Theatre Work at Sydney Fringe Festival
7 Sep 2018
Western Sydney Artists Premier New Theatre Work at Sydney Fringe Festival
This year The Sydney Fringe Festival has partnered with Q Theatre in Penrith to provide more opportunities for Western Sydney based indie artists through the creation and presentation of two fantastic shows. 
Hawkesbury Residents Get Their Chance to Have a Say on My Health Record
5 Sep 2018
Hawkesbury Residents Get Their Chance to Have a Say on My Health Record
Hawkesbury residents now have a chance to have their say on the My Health Record system, with a Senate inquiry underway. 
Why You Need to Switch to the NBN
4 Sep 2018
Why You Need to Switch to the NBN
The National Broadband Network (NBN) has prompted national conversations over the last few years, and much of the time the view has been negative. It was heralded as a revolutionary high-speed Internet service before being labelled as a political disaster and repurposed to use much of the existing phone network. This backflip, combined with lots of technical jargon like hybrid fibre-coaxial, CVC and POIs, has left many Aussies feeling confused and frustrated. 
World Record Set at Speed Week 2018 for the Fastest Blind Person Riding a Motorbike
2 Sep 2018
World Record Set at Speed Week 2018 for the Fastest Blind Person Riding a Motorbike
He has no sight, but he has a throttle, he has steering, he has balance and he has loads of grit. That is what it took 2018 Nepean Disability Expo ambassador Ben Felten to break the World’s Fastest Blind Man record earlier this year. 
40km/h Around Stopped Emergency Vehicles
1 Sep 2018
40km/h Around Stopped Emergency Vehicles
From 1 September 2018, a new road rule will commence to improve the safety of emergency workers when they are stopped on the road. 
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