Whether you’re wanting to pay your rates, look for community services, or secure a job, we have a wealth of information on living in the Blue Mountains. In this section you can also find information on animals, buying and selling property and waste and recycling.
We value businesses that support the needs of our community. Our City’s diverse range of villages and towns offer businesses a variety of environments in which to operate. Whether you’re interested in learning about what’s driving economic development, finding the right permit, or submitting a tender or quote, you’ll find tools and resources here.
We support a range of programs and dedicated staff, to help meet the needs of all of our community. We love to celebrate our people and their strengths and work together in partnership to achieve shared goals. For more information on people and services in our City, please click on the links.
Council has 105 parks across the Blue Mountains. We provide 29 sportsgrounds and 66 sport courts. We manage over 135kms of walking tracks and 98 lookouts. We own and maintain 5 aquatic centres, 34kms of bike paths, 15km of the Great Blue Mountains Trail, 7 cliff sport precincts, 6 skate parks, 6 natural campgrounds and 2 tourist parks. We also have a BMX bike track and a hang gliding launch pad.
The Blue Mountains is one of only two cities in the world surrounded by a World Heritage Area. It also sits within the Sydney drinking water catchment, servicing 1.7 million people. Get information here on how we manage and help protect our unique environment. We also provide an overview of how you can get involved.
Explore our information and resources on things that you need to consider before building, renovating or subdividing land. Lodge and track your application online and view development applications on exhibition.
The Blue Mountains is home to nearly 80,000 people residing in 27 towns and villages, spread across 100 kilometres of mountainous terrain. A key challenge for us is fostering social and economic well-being, while maintaining and protecting the World Heritage environment that surrounds us.
2018-12-09: Mayoral comment in ABC News article
2017-07-23: Blue Mountains and Blacktown unite against Badgerys Creek
2017-05-02: SAC refusal to run WSA rings alarm bells says Blue Mountains Mayor
2016-12-12: Blue Mountains Mayor condemns Prime Minister's approval of Western Sydney Airport
2016-11-11: Mayor condemns Federal Government approval of Western Sydney Airport at Badgery's Creek
2016-10-16: Blue Mountains City Council calls for Western Sydney action against Badgery's Creek Airport EIS
2016-04-21: Mayor's response to Opposition Leader's announcement of night time 'No Fly Zone' for WSA
2016-02-04: Mayor to establish a Western Sydney Airport Reference Group
2015-12-16: Council calls on Australian Government to reject inadequate draft EIS for Western Sydney Airport
2015-12-15: Mayor's speech - Extraordinary Council Meeting
2015-12-15: Mayor's statement - Blue Mountains City Council strongly opposed to the impacts on the City identified in the EIS
2015-12-14: Impacts of WSA on nation’s most visited World Heritage Listed National Park potentially disastrous - Council submission to Draft EIS reveals
2015-12-14: Mayor's video message urges residents to ask is the flight path the right path?
2015-12-04: Mayor's response to meeting with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Infrastructure, Hon. Warren Truss, MP.
2015-12-04: WSROC Media Release - Badgery's EIS fails government's own guidelines
2015-11-26: Independent review confirms Western Sydney Airport EIS just won't fly
2015-11-26: WSROC Media Release - Badgerys EIS gaps must be addressed
2015-11-16: Blue Mountains calls for extension to community consultation on Western Sydney Airport proposal
This web portal provides information on Blue Mountains City Council's position in relation to Western Sydney Airport.
Get information on the Forum On Western Sydney Airport (FOWSA) and Australian Government updates.
Get links to our videos on Western Sydney Airport (WSA), as well as links to other important documents.