This page has useful links, information and documents for students and teachers, learning about local government and in particular, Blue Mountains City Council.

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Blue Mountains City Council is responsible for a local government area of approximately 140,000 hectares (1,432 kms), with 27 townships/villages.  The Blue Mountains has a population of almost 80,000.

Civics Education Kit

The Blue Mountains Civics Education Kit is based on material supplied by Blue Mountains City Council and the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW.

The kit is designed to provide information of interest to students and teachers about local government and in particular, Blue Mountains City Council.

This material is relevant to units of work prescribed in the Department of Education syllabus, particularly HSIE units on Democracy and Civics and Citizenship and is most suitable for primary school and junior high school.

Community Strategic Plan

The Community Strategic Plan is the over-arching plan prepared by the Council that identifies the community's main priorities and aspirations for the future and presents a range of strategies for achieving them. Each newly elected Council is responsible for reviewing and updating the Community Strategic Plan within the first twelve months of their term.

The Council has a custodial role in initiating, preparing and maintaining the Community Strategic Plan on behalf of its community, but is not wholly responsible for its implementation. Other partners, such as state and federal government agencies, non-government organisations, local businesses and community groups play a significant part in delivering the long-term objectives of the plan, so that together we can achieve the best possible outcomes for the Blue Mountains, now and into the future.