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 135kms of walking tracks and 90 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.
11 January Extraordinary Council Meeting
30 January Ordinary Council Meeting
20 February Extraordinary Council Meeting
27 February Ordinary Council Meeting
6 March Extraordinary Council Meeting
15 March Extraordinary Council Meeting
21 March Extraordinary Council Meeting
27 March Ordinary Council Meeting
4 April Extraordinary Council Meeting
17 April Extraordinary Council Meeting
1 May Ordinary Council Meeting
29 May Ordinary Council Meeting
26 June Ordinary Council Meeting
24 July Ordinary Council Meeting
21 August Ordinary Council Meeting
28 August Extraordinary Council Meeting
18 September Ordinary Council Meeting
20 September Extraordinary Council Meeting
16 October Ordinary Council Meeting
24 October Extraordinary Council Meeting
13 November Ordinary Council Meeting
11 December Ordinary Council Meeting
Get the Business Paper for the Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 26 November.
Council normally meets every fourth Tuesday at the Council Chambers in Civic Place, Katoomba, between the end of January and mid-December. Get the meeting schedule and links to Business Papers here.