Sustainable Blue Mountains together

Thank you for your interest in this project. This consultation is now over and the final document can be accessed online at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Have Your Say on the Council's Draft Integrated Plans!

The Council encourages you to participate in the decision-making that affects our city and our future.

Between 3 May and 30 May 2017 you will be invited to review and comment on the following draft plans and strategies:

  • Draft Community Strategic Plan 2035
  • Draft Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027
  • Draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017-2018
  • Draft Fees and Charges 2017-2018

The Council has already undertaken significant consultation with the Blue Mountains community in developing these draft plans. A summary of the engagement outcomes to date can be found under the Consultation Reports tab below, with more detailed reports available as background papers on the right.

Lodge your comments via the online submission form below by Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Alternatively, submissions can be marked "Sustainable Blue Mountains together" and either:

  • emailed to council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au;
  • posted to Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780; or
  • hand-delivered to Katoomba or Springwood Council offices.

For more information please contact Hailie Ryzak on 4780 5000 or email council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Have Your Say on the Council's Draft Integrated Plans!

The Council encourages you to participate in the decision-making that affects our city and our future.

Between 3 May and 30 May 2017 you will be invited to review and comment on the following draft plans and strategies:

  • Draft Community Strategic Plan 2035
  • Draft Resourcing Strategy 2017-2027
  • Draft Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2017-2018
  • Draft Fees and Charges 2017-2018

The Council has already undertaken significant consultation with the Blue Mountains community in developing these draft plans. A summary of the engagement outcomes to date can be found under the Consultation Reports tab below, with more detailed reports available as background papers on the right.

Lodge your comments via the online submission form below by Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Alternatively, submissions can be marked "Sustainable Blue Mountains together" and either:

  • emailed to council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au;
  • posted to Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780; or
  • hand-delivered to Katoomba or Springwood Council offices.

For more information please contact Hailie Ryzak on 4780 5000 or email council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Thank you for your interest in this project. This consultation is now over and the final document can be accessed online at www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Engagement with Children, Youth and Families

    over 2 years ago
    Dsc03336

    The Council has engaged widely with children, youth and families during 2016 to inform the development of a Child and Youth Plan, and review and update the Community Strategic Plan.

    More than 500 people were consulted as part of this process, including primary school and high school children, young people, parents and other adults. Most of these consultations took the form of a Harwood Conversation.

    Key themes identified to date through these consultations include:

    • Living in a caring, connected, peaceful community;
    • Safety on the street and getting around, especially on trains;
    • Preserving the unique ecology of the mountains - no...

    The Council has engaged widely with children, youth and families during 2016 to inform the development of a Child and Youth Plan, and review and update the Community Strategic Plan.

    More than 500 people were consulted as part of this process, including primary school and high school children, young people, parents and other adults. Most of these consultations took the form of a Harwood Conversation.

    Key themes identified to date through these consultations include:

    • Living in a caring, connected, peaceful community;
    • Safety on the street and getting around, especially on trains;
    • Preserving the unique ecology of the mountains - no airport;
    • Living in a tolerant, friendly, accepting community;
    • Making time to meet your neighbours;
    • Having safe, inclusive public spaces, with activities that are child and youth friendly but also inviting to the whole community;
    • More bike tracks so kids can cycle in safety;
    • More youth equipment in parks;
    • Preserving what's great about the mountains; and
    • Better employment and training pathways.
  • Sustainable Blue Mountains Together Survey

    about 3 years ago
    Photo2 credit   ruth walker

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sustainable Blue Mountains Together online survey. The survey was available from 20 April to 17 July 2016 and was open to all people who live, work, study or play in the Blue Mountains. It was promoted widely, through advertisements in the Blue Mountains Gazette and displays in libraries, neighbourhood centres and Council headquarters, as well as through briefings with specific interest groups. We received 145 responses in total.

    When asked about what people value most about living in the Blue Mountains, the most common response was the peace and quiet of the natural environment and surrounding bushland, followed by an appreciation for the sense of community and quality of life.

    In terms of priorities for action over the next 10 years, respondents identified their top priorities as:

    • Maintain our World Heritage Area;
    • Improve traffic management and roads; and
    • Advocate for NO Western Sydney Airport.

    These responses will help inform the update of our Community Strategic Plan, which guides the community priorities and strategies for the Blue Mountains, now and into the future.

    The Sustainable Blue Mountains Online Survey Report contains further information.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sustainable Blue Mountains Together online survey. The survey was available from 20 April to 17 July 2016 and was open to all people who live, work, study or play in the Blue Mountains. It was promoted widely, through advertisements in the Blue Mountains Gazette and displays in libraries, neighbourhood centres and Council headquarters, as well as through briefings with specific interest groups. We received 145 responses in total.

    When asked about what people value most about living in the Blue Mountains, the most common response was the peace and quiet of the natural environment and surrounding bushland, followed by an appreciation for the sense of community and quality of life.

    In terms of priorities for action over the next 10 years, respondents identified their top priorities as:

    • Maintain our World Heritage Area;
    • Improve traffic management and roads; and
    • Advocate for NO Western Sydney Airport.

    These responses will help inform the update of our Community Strategic Plan, which guides the community priorities and strategies for the Blue Mountains, now and into the future.

    The Sustainable Blue Mountains Online Survey Report contains further information.

  • Love Blue Mountains Project

    over 3 years ago
    Glenbrook lagoon

    The Love Blue Mountains Project is now closed. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in this collaborative project that showcases the beauty and diversity of the Blue Mountains. We've enjoyed seeing all your wonderful pictures, and getting an insight into what you value most about life in the Blue Mountains!

    Photos submitted through the Love Blue Mountains Project can be viewed in the photo gallery on the right.

    Our community consultation process is now moving on to the next stage, which will be a randomly-selected telephone survey of Blue Mountains residents, conducted by an independent research company, IRIS Research.

    The Love Blue Mountains Project is now closed. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in this collaborative project that showcases the beauty and diversity of the Blue Mountains. We've enjoyed seeing all your wonderful pictures, and getting an insight into what you value most about life in the Blue Mountains!

    Photos submitted through the Love Blue Mountains Project can be viewed in the photo gallery on the right.

    Our community consultation process is now moving on to the next stage, which will be a randomly-selected telephone survey of Blue Mountains residents, conducted by an independent research company, IRIS Research.