Release of State of City: End of Council Term Report 2012-2016

The State of City: End of Council Term Report 2012-2016 was presented at the final meeting of the outgoing Council in August 2016. This document reports on the Council's achievements and effectiveness over the previous four years in meeting the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan.

A supplementary document of data sheets presents the evidence base for assessing the extent of progress against the objectives of the Community Strategic Plan, and analyses more than 150 trends for the City.

Key achievements during the 2012-2016 Council term included ensuring the Council was Fit for the Future and remains a stand-alone Council, leading the recovery from the most devastating bushfires in the State's history, and completing the Local Environment Plan 2015, including key provisions to protect village character and our natural environment.

This period has also seen major investments in tourism within the Blue Mountains, with the reopening of the Hydro Majestic, revitalisation of Scenic World and Echo Point, opening of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba and the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood, and completion of the highway upgrade from Lapstone to Katoomba.

More detail on Council achievements over the past four years and links to the accompanying data sheets can be found on the Sustainable Blue Mountains website.

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