Blue Mountains Have Your Say

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Blue Mountains Have Your Say provides a convenient online forum for the community to find out about Council projects and proposals that are open for public comment and to provide feedback to contribute to Council’s decision making.


Blue Mountains Have Your Say provides a convenient online forum for the community to find out about Council projects and proposals that are open for public comment and to provide feedback to contribute to Council’s decision making.


  • Blackheath Masterplan

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    almost 5 years ago

    This consultation has concluded.

    Council has commenced a Masterplanning process for the Town Centre of Blackheath. This process includes two public workshops for residents to provide input before the draft document is presented at the Council meeting in February 2016 to be placed on public exhibition.

    To view the documents and to get involved follow this link...

    This consultation has concluded.

    Council has commenced a Masterplanning process for the Town Centre of Blackheath. This process includes two public workshops for residents to provide input before the draft document is presented at the Council meeting in February 2016 to be placed on public exhibition.

    To view the documents and to get involved follow this link...

  • Strategic Tourism & Recreational Planning Study

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    almost 5 years ago

    This project has concluded.

    Council commissioned the Strategic Tourism and Recreational Planning Study(also known as the Stafford Report) in the lead up to the preparation of the Draft Local Environmental Plan (DLEP 2013) and formed part of the background documentation for DLEP during public exhibition in 2013. While a number of the Report’s recommendations were incorporated into DLEP 2013, it was resolved that recommendations relating to specific sites would be reviewed at a later date.

    A review of the 15 sites discussed in the Stafford Report has been conducted and Council has now finalised an Options Paper considering the development...

    This project has concluded.

    Council commissioned the Strategic Tourism and Recreational Planning Study(also known as the Stafford Report) in the lead up to the preparation of the Draft Local Environmental Plan (DLEP 2013) and formed part of the background documentation for DLEP during public exhibition in 2013. While a number of the Report’s recommendations were incorporated into DLEP 2013, it was resolved that recommendations relating to specific sites would be reviewed at a later date.

    A review of the 15 sites discussed in the Stafford Report has been conducted and Council has now finalised an Options Paper considering the development possibilities for each of the sites as suggested by the Stafford Report. The Options Paper also considers the introduction of a new SP3-Tourist zone (Special Purpose Tourist zone) for a select number of these sites.

    Click here to read the documents and have your say.
  • Springwood Town Centre Masterplan

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    about 5 years ago
    Blue Mountains City Council is embarking on a masterplan to guide the future development of the Springwood Town Centre. Masterplans are an important component in setting a suitable planning framework for the look, feel, vitality, viability, sustainability and accessibility of towns and villages in the City.

    Opportunities for community engagement in the Springwood Town Centre Masterplan will be promoted widely through this website. So check back regularly to see updates, information on upcoming events and ways that you can continue to remain involved in the masterplanning process.

    For more info and to take part click here!

    Blue Mountains City Council is embarking on a masterplan to guide the future development of the Springwood Town Centre. Masterplans are an important component in setting a suitable planning framework for the look, feel, vitality, viability, sustainability and accessibility of towns and villages in the City.

    Opportunities for community engagement in the Springwood Town Centre Masterplan will be promoted widely through this website. So check back regularly to see updates, information on upcoming events and ways that you can continue to remain involved in the masterplanning process.

    For more info and to take part click here!

  • Fit for the Future

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    about 5 years ago

    The NSW Government has introduced a series of reforms for Local Government called Fit for the Future. The focus is on encouraging each council to create its own roadmap on how it will be a sustainable and efficient provider of services to the community and contribute to a stronger and more effective local government sector in NSW.

    You may have heard some discussions around councils merging, particularly in Sydney. However, Blue Mountains City Council has not been recommended to merge with neighbouring councils or for any other boundary adjustment. Instead we are looking at working more strategically with Penrith and Hawkesbury City Councils to explore the possibilities and benefits of regional cooperation. A regional alliance of the three councils could offer opportunities to do things together more effectively and efficiently in the interest of our respective communities.

    Click here to read more...

    The NSW Government has introduced a series of reforms for Local Government called Fit for the Future. The focus is on encouraging each council to create its own roadmap on how it will be a sustainable and efficient provider of services to the community and contribute to a stronger and more effective local government sector in NSW.

    You may have heard some discussions around councils merging, particularly in Sydney. However, Blue Mountains City Council has not been recommended to merge with neighbouring councils or for any other boundary adjustment. Instead we are looking at working more strategically with Penrith and Hawkesbury City Councils to explore the possibilities and benefits of regional cooperation. A regional alliance of the three councils could offer opportunities to do things together more effectively and efficiently in the interest of our respective communities.

    Click here to read more...

  • Have Your Say on a green bin

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    about 5 years ago

    This consultation has concluded.

    Blue Mountains City Council is committed to working with the community to reduce waste and increase recycling. The household waste and recycling services delivered by Council are essential to the community and are used by everyone, everyday.

    To have your say on a green bin click here.

    This consultation has concluded.

    Blue Mountains City Council is committed to working with the community to reduce waste and increase recycling. The household waste and recycling services delivered by Council are essential to the community and are used by everyone, everyday.

    To have your say on a green bin click here.

  • Draft Pioneer Place Stage 2 Public Domain Masterplan

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    about 5 years ago

    This consultation has concluded.

    The Council-owned car park known as Pioneer Place is centrally located within the retail precinct of Katoomba. Council has prepared a Draft Pioneer Place Stage 2 Public Domain Masterplan. It is on Public Exhibition from 3 June to 1 July, with Submissions received until 15 July.

    Stage 2 refers to Upper Pioneer Place (see map in the Survey section). This follows on from the Masterplan process for Lower Pioneer Place, which included the redevelopment of the area containing Woolworths/ Big W, the Post Office and Liquorland.

    Click here to check out the draft document and have your say.

    This consultation has concluded.

    The Council-owned car park known as Pioneer Place is centrally located within the retail precinct of Katoomba. Council has prepared a Draft Pioneer Place Stage 2 Public Domain Masterplan. It is on Public Exhibition from 3 June to 1 July, with Submissions received until 15 July.

    Stage 2 refers to Upper Pioneer Place (see map in the Survey section). This follows on from the Masterplan process for Lower Pioneer Place, which included the redevelopment of the area containing Woolworths/ Big W, the Post Office and Liquorland.

    Click here to check out the draft document and have your say.

  • Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2015

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    about 5 years ago

    This consultation has concluded.

    The Council has prepared its draft Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2015. This plan updates the Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2010. The plan outlines how the Council will notify members of the community about the use of pesticides in the public places that it owns or manages, in compliance with the Pesticides Regulation 2009.

    Submissions Close - Monday 29 June 2015.

    Click here to check out the draft document and have your say!

    This consultation has concluded.

    The Council has prepared its draft Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2015. This plan updates the Pesticide Use Notification Plan 2010. The plan outlines how the Council will notify members of the community about the use of pesticides in the public places that it owns or manages, in compliance with the Pesticides Regulation 2009.

    Submissions Close - Monday 29 June 2015.

    Click here to check out the draft document and have your say!
  • Draft Plan of Management for the Springwood Country Club

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    about 4 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    This consultation has concluded.

    Blue Mountains City Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management for the Springwood Country Club Site. A Plan of Management is a document that is adopted by Council to guide the management of a parcel of community land, and it will ensure that future development of the site is in line with community values.

    Invitation to a Public Hearing on 22 July 2015 - for details of the meeting and the Draft Plan click here.

    Written submissions have closed but verbal submission can be made at the Public Hearing.

    This consultation has concluded.

    Blue Mountains City Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management for the Springwood Country Club Site. A Plan of Management is a document that is adopted by Council to guide the management of a parcel of community land, and it will ensure that future development of the site is in line with community values.

    Invitation to a Public Hearing on 22 July 2015 - for details of the meeting and the Draft Plan click here.

    Written submissions have closed but verbal submission can be made at the Public Hearing.

  • Draft Citywide Community Infrastructure Contributions Plan

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    about 4 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    This consultation has concluded.

    Citywide Community Infrastructure Contributions Plan (Section 94A Levy)

    At the meeting of 21 April 2015, the Council endorsed an amendment to the Draft Citywide Community Infrastructure Contributions Plan for public exhibition. The amendment primarily updates the works schedule for the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 to ensure that the Plan remains valid and addresses current priorities and needs.

    What are Section 94A development contributions?

    Section 94A is the Section of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that allows Council to collect contributions from those undertaking development. The contribution under ...

    This consultation has concluded.

    Citywide Community Infrastructure Contributions Plan (Section 94A Levy)

    At the meeting of 21 April 2015, the Council endorsed an amendment to the Draft Citywide Community Infrastructure Contributions Plan for public exhibition. The amendment primarily updates the works schedule for the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 to ensure that the Plan remains valid and addresses current priorities and needs.

    What are Section 94A development contributions?

    Section 94A is the Section of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that allows Council to collect contributions from those undertaking development. The contribution under Section 94A must be a monetary contribution and must be authorised by a Section 94A Contributions Plan prepared by Council. Standard contribution rates are fixed by legislation. Blue Mountains City Council has had a Section 94A Contributions Plan adopted since 2010.

    The plan (as amended) is on exhibition from Wednesday 29 April to Wednesday 27 May 2015 and submissions are invited during this period.

    Exhibition material can be downloaded on the project page, or viewed at Council’s Katoomba and Springwood Offices and all Council libraries. Submissions can be made here, in writing or email quoting reference F07019, clearly stating matters of relevance.

    Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780

    council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

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  • Draft Operational Plan 2015-2016

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    about 5 years ago

    This consultation has concluded.

    The Council has prepared its Draft Operational Plan 2015-2016 and invites the views of the community.

    The draft Operational Plan 2015-2016 includes:

    • Annual service delivery actions;
    • Asset Works Program;
    • Budget;
    • Rating statement; and
    • Fees and charges.
    Lodge your comments via the online submission form on the project page by Wednesday 20 May.

    This consultation has concluded.

    The Council has prepared its Draft Operational Plan 2015-2016 and invites the views of the community.

    The draft Operational Plan 2015-2016 includes:

    • Annual service delivery actions;
    • Asset Works Program;
    • Budget;
    • Rating statement; and
    • Fees and charges.
    Lodge your comments via the online submission form on the project page by Wednesday 20 May.