General Public Notices

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Community survey 2020 commencing soon

Council has commissioned Micromex Research to undertake a telephone survey of 1,000 randomly-selected residents in March.

The survey seeks to find out resident satisfaction with Council service delivery, their views on living in the Blue Mountains, and thoughts on what's important to make the Blue Mountains a better place in the future. 

This information is used to measure Council's performance and improve its service delivery. It also provides insights into community priorities, which helps to inform Council's planning for the future.

Every resident's response is highly valued and confidential. Thank you to everyone who participates in the survey.

Expression of Interest
Event Organiser

Blue Mountains City Council is seeking Expression of Interests from suitably qualified/experienced Blue Mountains Event Organisers to organise and deliver a series of activation events in town centres, over a 12 month period, commencing with an event on 21 March, 2020.

These activations will include, are not be limited to, music oriented events similar to the ‘Katoomba Live and Local’ which ran in April 2017.  These are envisaged to be on a small scale with a local feel aimed at bringing social and economic benefits to the creative industries, local small business, and tourism operators.

Budget scope: approximately $30,000 - $40, 000 (to cover a minimum of two activation events). There is a possibility that additional funds may become available.

Interested? Please respond to this EOI with a cover letter and CV detailing your experience of delivering similar events and two professional referees.

Expression of Interests need to be received by COB Wednesday 4 March, 2020. 
Please submit you EOI by email to thockly@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

For more information please contact
Tessa Hockly thockly@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5543
Patricia Lane-Gonzalez planegonzalez@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5691

Upgrade of crash barrier and installation of safety screen over railway line, LINDEN

Sydney Trains are proposing to close Tollgate Road at the overbridge, between Glossop Road and Morilla Road, Linden, on the following dates :

  • 2am Saturday 29 February to 10pm Sunday 1 March 
  • 2am Saturday 16 May to 10pm Sunday 17 May 

This closure will be in place to undertake upgrade works to the crash barrier and to install a safety screen on the bridge over the railway line. Detours will be in place during this time. These works are being carried out on behalf of Sydney Trains by RKR Engineering.

Enquiries: Ben Harris, 0405 559 248.

Use of Land by Sydney Trains, RailCorp and Transport NSW

Council was approached by Sydney Trains, RailCorp and Transport NSW to provide temporary access and use of Council community land and road reserve at the locations listed below:

67 Brook Road, Glenbrook
This will permit Sydney Trains to stabilise a rock shelf by installing a permanent structure and prevent harm to persons using the rail corridor at Glenbrook. Works will happen onsite at various intervals during 2020. Submissions close: Wednesday 4 March, 2020. View map here.

Explorers Tree Hill, Katoomba
This will permit RailCorp to maintain and repair rail infrastructure established on 3A Nellies Glen Road, Katoomba. Submissions close: Wednesday 4 March, 2020. View map here.

24A Sir Henrys Parade, Faulconbridge 
This will permit Transport NSW to carry out the Faulconbridge Station Upgrade. Works on site may commence April 2020 and end April 2021 and is subject to confirmation from Transport NSW. Submissions close: Friday 20 March, 2020. View map here.

606-620 Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge 
This will permit Transport NSW to carry out the Faulconbridge Station Upgrade. Works on site may commence April 2020 and end April 2021 and is subject to confirmation from Transport NSW. Submissions close: Friday 20 March, 2020. View map here.

Dawes Place, Lapstone
This will permit the Lapstone Station Upgrade. Works on site may commence April 2020 and end October 2020 and is subject to confirmation from Transport NSW. Submissions close: Friday 20 March, 2020. View map here.

Further information: contact Council’s Property Project Officer on 4780 5000 or by council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Notice of Acceptance of an Enforceable Undertaking under Part 11 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Between 8 November 2016 and 31 August 2017, Blue Mountains City Council caused work to be undertaken at 283 Great Western Highway, Lawson and 2 Park Street, Lawson. During that work employees of the Council came into contact with waste materials.

SafeWork NSW subsequently investigated the works undertaken by the Council at both sites and has alleged that Blue Mountains City Council contravened clauses 425(1), 429(2), 479(1), and 445(1) of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.

This notice has been placed under the terms of an Enforceable Undertaking and acknowledges acceptance of an undertaking, that is enforceable under the Act, from Blue Mountains City Council, 52 699 520 223 as finalisation of the above mentioned
alleged contraventions.

The undertaking requires the following actions:

  • Implement a program involving the provision of hand-held communications devices for Council’s field teams
  • Deliver to the Council’s employees online asbestos awareness, WHS for Managers and Supervisors and fair and just culture training programs
  • Implement across the Council’s workforce a People at Work Survey, based on the model made available by the Queensland Government
  • Deliver a public education campaign addressing and providing guidance on the appropriate disposal of household and business waste, including general solid waste and bulky waste and the correct and safe disposal of asbestos and hazardous substance waste
  • Develop and deliver an asbestos management toolkit suitable for use by other local government authorities.

The full undertaking and general information about Enforceable Undertakings is available at safework.nsw.gov.au.

Local Planning Panel (LPP) Meeting 

Please see this page for meeting dates and further information about the panel please click here

The agenda and determinations are published online. 

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 a 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

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.

  • Littering from a vehicle is a major contributor to roadside and public place litter.
  • Over 90% of reports for littering from a vehicle are for cigarette butts.
  • From February 2015, the NSW EPA has issued penalty notices 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 the Environment Line.