General Public Notices

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Road Patching Works

Please be advised that there will be road patching of Megalong Road, Megalong Valley, on Wednesday 21 August and Thursday 22 August, 2019, weather permitting.

While the road will be open there may be delays for traffic between the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm.

The work will be occurring between Shipley Road and the second hair pin bend, approximately 3 kilometres.

This work is conducted on behalf of Council by contractors.

Enquiries can be directed to Councils Operations Engineer on 4780 5000. 


Please be advised of the proposed partial temporary road closure for works to be undertaken on Cliff Drive Leura - between Jersey Ave, Leura and Warne Street, Katoomba - on the 20 & 22 August 2019.

The closures will be from 7am - 5pm each day.

Westbound Traffic (Leura to Katoomba): Closure of Cliff Drive for ALL westbound traffic from the intersection of Cliff Drive and Jersey Avenue Leura. There will be NO access to Leura Cascades or Katoomba from Leura via Cliff Drive. Detours will be in place.

Eastbound Traffic (Katoomba to Leura): Closure of Cliff Drive for all eastbound vehicles over 7.5m in length. There will be NO access to Leura Cascades or Leura from Katoomba via Cliff Drive for vehicles over 7.5m in length. Detours will be in place. There will be limited access to Cliff Drive and Leura Cascades for small vehicles
under 7.5m in length. Traffic control & signage will be in place. Delays expected.

Please refer to map here. For further information, please Council on 4780 5000. 
Updated: 8/8/2019 11.36am

Proposed lease for 90 Cliff Drive, Katoomba

Under the Local Government Act 1993 - Sect 47 and the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 Part 3, Division 3.4, Section 3.21 Council proposes to issue a 20 year lease, (made up of 4 x 5 year options) to the current lease holder Cherryjam Catering Pty Ltd, for continued use as a restaurant and refreshment rooms, for the premises currently known as the “Solitary Restaurant” located at 90 Cliff Drive, Katoomba, being part of Crown Reserve R500435.

All interested persons are invited to make submissions concerning the proposal to the Chief Executive Officer, Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780, by 5pm Tuesday 10 September, 2019.

Enquiries: Councils Property Officer – Steven Keszler at

Oval Spraying Operations

During August, September, October & November 2019, Council will be spraying broad leaf weeds, grasses & insects on the following Oval’s:

Lapstone oval, Knapsack ovals, Blaxland ovals, Warrimoo ovals, Summerhayes ovals, Tom Hunter oval, Katoomba Showground, Browntown oval using the herbicides, Penmag, Active Constituent – 960g/L S-Metolachior. Destiny Herbicide, Active Constituent - 100 g/kg iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium. Meridian Insecticide, Active Constituent – 250g/kg Thiamethoxam. Bow & Arrow Herbicide, Active Constituents – 20g/L Clopyralid, 15g/L Diflufenican, 300g/L MCPA. 

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

Notice of Commencement of Amendment 6 to Local Environmental Plan 2015 (Period Housing Conversion to Heritage Conservation Areas)

This Public Notice is to advise that Amendment 6 to Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2015 commenced on the day on which Amendment 6 was published on the NSW Legislation website, being Friday 19 July 2019.

Amendment 6 converts existing Period Housing Areas to Heritage Conservation Areas. All Period Housing Area provisions in the mapping and written instrument of LEP 2015 have been repealed, and Period Housing Areas replaced with heritage conservation areas. All affected property owners will receive individual notification by letter.

Note properties within the Living-Conservation zone of LEP 2005 remain within Period Housing Areas under that LEP.

Information on the Period Housing Area changes is still available by searching for 'Period Housing' on Council's Have Your Say website or by contacting Council on 4780 5000.

Amendment 1 to Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan 2015

Amendment 1 to Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2015 commenced on the day on which Amendment 1 was published on the NSW Legislation website, being Friday 28 June 2019.

This means land deferred by Council resolution from then draft LEP 2013 as part of Amendment 1, is now included in LEP 2015. The sites included in this amendment were deferred for a range of reasons, with the majority of the parcels deferred for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To allow further investigation into the site characteristics and review the zone or other provisions
  • To correct a mapping anomaly identified in the final stages of preparing then draft LEP 2013
  • To allow additional site specific information to be received from Government agencies

The provisions of Development Control Plan 2015 will now apply to parcels included in Amendment 1.

Note: Amendment 1 to LEP 2015 does not include land in zone Living-Conservation, this land continues to be included in LEP 2005 and subject to the provisions in the Better Living Development Control Plan.

Amendment 1 to Blue Mountains Development Control Plan 2015

On 2 May 2015, Blue Mountains City Council resolved to amend the Blue Mountains Development Control Plan (DCP) 2015 by inserting a new clause G13 Woodford Precinct B1-WD01 – Great Western Highway Precinct.

The amendment adds precinct controls for land at Woodford which is zoned B1 Neighbourhood Centre in Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2015. This land is included in Amendment 1 to LEP 2015.

Local Planning Panel (LPP) Meeting 

The next meeting of the panel will be held electonically. No public meeting will be held. The focus of the LPP is to determine certain types of development and planning proposals. The agenda and determinations are published online. 
Further information about the panel please click here

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

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 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 Environment Line.