General Public Notices

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Website outage notification

Time of outage: 5:30pm Friday 1 June – 1pm Saturday 2 June 2018
Services Affected: eServices - Online Rates Payments, Online Certificate Requests, Online Application Submissions and Online Customer Service Requests
 

*Note* Rates payments via Phone will still be functioning.

Active Transport Review

Council is currently undertaking a review of its Active Transport planning framework and is seeking community input on where footpaths, shared paths, bike routes, and accessibility options can be improved to support and promote walking and cycling as a transport choice.

To leave your feedback, please visit www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/ActiveTransportReview

Comments for this project will close on Friday 31 August, 2018.

Provide Feedback on the new playground in Glenbrook Park

As the first of a series of inclusive playgrounds, Council is evaluating the new junior playground in Glenbrook Park.

Council welcomes community comment, which can be made online at www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/glenbrookjrplay.

All comments will be considered for adjustments to the junior playground and to inform future designs.

Comments will be received up until Friday 1 June, 2018.

Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Advisory Committee - Expressions of Interest

Council is seeking new members to join the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Advisory Committee to replace those whose terms have expired. 

Individuals with strong arts interest and experience and who live or work in the Blue Mountains are invited to apply. For Information and application form go to www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/community/arts-culture/city-of-the-arts-trust

Applications close 5pm, Friday 6 July 2018

Bullaburra to Linden Floodplain Risk Management Study: Community Survey

We need your help if you live in Bullaburra, Lawson, Hazelbrook, Woodford or Linden south of the Great Western Highway OR in Wentworth Falls west of Tablelands Road.  

The Floodplain Risk Management Study will model the floods which will occur in extreme weather events.  

It is important to have real life information about past flood events to make sure that the model is accurate and realistic. 

Residents in the study area will receive information and paper survey in the mail during the next week but also have the option to complete a short survey on www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/Bullaburra-to-Linden-Floodplain-Risk-Management-Study.

Public Exhibition

DRAFT Operational Plan for 2018-2019

 

The Council has prepared its draft Operational Plan 2018-2019. This Plan outlines what Council will be delivering to the community in 2018-2019 including: annual service actions, asset works program, financial sustainability strategies, budget estimates, rating statement and fees and charges. 

The documents will be on public exhibition from Thursday 3 May until Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Draft documents can be accessed from bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/dpop18-19 or hardcopies viewed at Council’s Katoomba and Springwood Offices or the libraries.

Have Your Say! Residents are invited to review the Plan and lodge submissions by Wednesday 30 May 2018. 

For more information please contact Brooke Wynn, Corporate Strategy on 4780 5534 or email council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. 

Load Limit in place for rail bridge on Wilson Way, Blaxland 

Sydney Trains has placed an interim 19 tonne load limit on the rail bridge on Wilson Way, Blaxland. The interim load limit will be in place pending the outcome of detailed engineering review to be conducted by Sydney Trains (date unknown).

Council will be installing 19 tonne load limit signage at the approaches to the bridge in accordance with Section 115 of the Roads Act 1993.  This load limit will preclude any vehicle over 19 tonne from using this bridge, effective from the date on which the signage is erected. 

Further information: contact Council’s Program Leader Civil and Traffic, Tony Moore on 4780 5000.

Alternate route information:

  • Potential Alternative Route 1 - via Railway Pde Warrimoo - download map
  • Potential Alternative Route 2 - via Layton Ave, Wilson Way Blaxland - download map
  • Potential Alternative Route 3 - via Hare St Glenbrook - download map

Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre Refurbishment

The Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre will be closed for refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen in June 2018.

The refurbishment will transform the current Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre into a modern, leading edge, and environmentally sound facility which will incorporate the use of natural lighting while complimenting the surrounding landscape.

Increased floor space within the new building will allow the centre to expand on existing printed collateral promoting the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area whilst providing the flexibility to increase the levels of Australian Made and locally sourced products.

During the construction period there will not be access to the parking bay on Hamment Place/Great Western Highway, however visitors are still encouraged to use the parking area off Ross Street if they are seeking a rest stop.

The Glenbrook Park, accessible from the Ross street parking area does provide a relaxed mountain stop with public toilet and picnic area facilities.

For all enquiries relating to the closure of the Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre, please contact Nicole Bartolo on 4723 5114 or nbartolo@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

How to report littering from a vehicle

You can help stop litter where it starts!

Most people in NSW find roadside and community litter offensive and want to see this problem reduced! The new public reporting system will help to increase awareness of the problem.

  • Research shows that no one likes a litterer.
  • Littering from a vehicle is a major contributor to roadside and public place litter.
  • Over 90 percent of reports for littering from a vehicle is for cigarette butts!
  • From February 2015, the NSW EPA will issue a penalty notice for littering from a vehicle based on the information received in reports from members of the public who are over 18.
  • Littering from a motor vehicle is covered under the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act (1997).
  • Reports can no longer be received by Environment Line.