General Public Notices

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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.  

Proposed lease for temporary use or occupation of Road Reserve: 

Road Reserve of Patrick Street Mount Victoria

Under Sections 138 and Division 2 of the Roads Act 1993, notice is given that the Minister for Lands and Forestry will consider the closing of a road in connection of the temporary use of the road reserve at Patrick Street, Mount Victoria by the issue of a lease. 

Council (acting on behalf of the Minister) will receive submissions regarding the proposal. All submissions received will be referred to the Minister’s delegate for a decision regarding the proposed road closing.

The road under consideration comprises Council public road known as Patrick Street Mount Victoria. Upon lease of part of the road, the site is intended to be utilised for the temporary storage and/or stockpile area for items required for infrastructure upgrades within the rail corridor. 

All interested persons are invited to make submissions concerning the proposal to the General Manager, Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780, by 4PM, Monday 29, July 2019.

Regarding the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act, information contained in such submissions may, at the discretion of Blue Mountains City Council and NSW Department of Industry – Lands, be referred to the person(s) who initiated the proposal for appropriate consideration.

Click here to view map of proposed lease for temporary use of road reserve of of Patrick Street Mount Victoria.

Enquiries: Steve Keszler on 4780 5000 or

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.