General Public Notices



Notification of road closure - Hazard reduction burn: Old Bathurst Road, between Binya Street Blaxland and Gosling Street Emu Heights

Old Bathurst Road, between Binya Street Blaxland and Gosling Street Emu Heights, will be closed between 12pm on Friday 7 May until 6pm on Sunday 9 May to enable RFS-led hazard reduction burning to be undertaken adjacent to the road. Mitchells Pass will also be closed during these times, from Lennox Bridge to the Great Western Highway. Alternate access to Emu Heights and Emu Plains will be available via the Great Western Highway. 

Should the weather be unfavourable for hazard reduction burning between 7-9 May, the RFS will defer this operation to the following weekend, with these closures then being from 12pm on Friday 14 May to 6pm on Sunday 16 May. 

For further information about planned hazard reduction burns please see the RFS website at or contact the RFS Blue Mountains District Office at

Draft Operational Plan for 2021-2022

Council has prepared its draft update of the Delivery Program 2017-2022 and Operational Plan 2021-2022, and now invites the views of the community. 

The plan outlines the wide range of services and facilities that Council will deliver to support our community and the environment in 2021-2022 and includes: priority actions; asset works program; budget; rating statement; and proposed special variation expenditure. Fees and charges for 2021-2022 are presented in an accompanying document. 

Have Your Say! These draft documents are on public exhibition from Thursday 29 April to Wednesday 26 May 2021 and can be viewed at For more information please contact Corporate Strategy on 4780 5000 or email

Blue Mountains City Council Community Assistance Program 2021

Applications for Councils annual Community Assistance Program are invited from not-for-profit locally based community organisations and groups within the Blue Mountains.

Donations will be made to projects that directly benefit and address the needs of local residents. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Completed application forms must be returned no later than 5pm, Wednesday 5 May 2021 to or Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780.

For further information please contact Councils Cultural & Community Services by email

Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 

We’re updating the Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan and we want your help!
The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level plan that Council prepares on behalf of the community. It identifies the community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future, and outlines our plan and strategies for achieving those goals.

Your insights will directly inform the review of the Community Strategic Plan to make sure the community’s plan for our future stays relevant and targets those areas that matter most. 

The survey closes Friday, 7 May. Share your views on the key issues, challenges, opportunities and priorities going forward:

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