General Public Notices

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Blue Mountains City Council’s Oval Spraying Operations


During September, October & November 2021, Council’s Sporting Ovals Section will be spraying broad leaf weeds, grasses & insects on the following Ovals:

  • Lapstone Oval
  • Glenbrook Park
  • Glenbrook Oval
  • Knapsack Ovals
  • Blaxland Ovals
  • Warrimoo Ovals
  • Summerhayes Ovals
  • Lomatia Oval
  • Tom Hunter Oval
  • Gloria Oval 
  • Peter Carroll Oval
  • Katoomba Showground

The following herbicides will be used: 

  • Pennmag, Active Constituent: 960 g/L S-Metolachior.
  • Destiny Herbicide, Active Constituent: 100 g/kg iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium
  • Bow & Arrow Herbicide, Active Constituents: 20 g/L Clopyralid, 15 g/L Diflufenican, 300 g/L MCPA.
  • Thumper insecticide, Active Constituent: 20 g/L Abamectin.
  • Columbus Insecticide, Active Constituent: 250 g/L Thiamethoxam.
  • Smackdown Herbicide, Active Constituent 240g/L Carfentrazone-ethyl.
  • Cutlass Herbicide, Active Constituent: 500g/L Dicamba.

This spraying will only take place if the weather permits. Any enquiries regarding these activities please contact Blue Mountains City Council on 4780 5000. 

Notification of fire trail works

Council will be undertaking essential maintenance work on fire trails in the vicinity of Hall Pde, Fern Ave, Rocklea St and Brook St at Hazelbrook - in preparation for the upcoming fire season.

Work is planned to start the week commencing Monday 13 September and is expected to take at least 4 weeks.

The trails will be closed for public use between 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, for safety reasons and to allow the work to be completed in a timely and efficient manner. The trails will be open for public use outside of these times.

Review of Alcohol Free Zones

Council has reviewed Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) across the City and is now seeking your feedback.
The principal objective of an AFZ is to prevent disorderly behaviour caused by the consumption of alcohol in public areas in order to improve public safety.  AFZs are established by local Council and enforced by NSW Police and form part of a larger Community lead program to reduce incidents of irresponsible alcohol consumption. 
To view proposed AFZ maps and to make a submission go to
If you wish to make comment on any of these proposed AFZ please send written comments by close of business Friday 1 October 2021 quoting reference F00685 to:

  • Email:; or

  • Post: The CEO, Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780; or

  • Deliver to: The front counter at Katoomba or Springwood Offices. 

For further information on the public exhibition period, please contact Chris Jones on (02) 4780 5000

Blue Mountains City Council Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Establishment of a Panel of Real Estate Services for Council’s Property & Commercial Services Branch.

Blue Mountains City Council Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Establishment of a Panel of Real Estate Services for Council’s Property & Commercial Services Branch.

EOI closing at 2pm, Wednesday, 8 September 2021.

EOI documents can be downloaded free of charge from 

The lowest or any EOI will not necessarily be accepted. Late EOI will not be accepted.

Enquiries: Himanshi Taneja, 

Important information regarding Council’s Priority Weed Inspection Program

Following NSW Government advice requiring COVID-19 restrictions for the Greater Sydney region and stay at home rules for the Blue Mountains, all priority weed inspections on private property have been suspended until further notice. This suspension of service commenced on 26th June 2021. 

If you have received a letter or notice advising of a scheduled inspection, this will be followed up once restrictions have been lifted. At this time, Council’s weed compliance team will review outstanding inspections and you will be advised of a new timeframe. 
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

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 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

Road naming and road re-naming proposals

Please see this page for information about road naming and road re-naming proposals in the Blue Mountains.