General Public Notices

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Notice of Acceptance of an Enforceable Undertaking under Part 11 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Between 8 November 2016 and 31 August 2017, Blue Mountains City Council caused work to be undertaken at 283 Great Western Highway, Lawson and 2 Park Street, Lawson. During that work employees of the Council came into contact with waste materials.

SafeWork NSW subsequently investigated the works undertaken by the Council at both sites and has alleged that Blue Mountains City Council contravened clauses 425(1), 429(2), 479(1), and 445(1) of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.

This notice has been placed under the terms of an Enforceable Undertaking and acknowledges acceptance of an undertaking, that is enforceable under the Act, from Blue Mountains City Council, 52 699 520 223 as finalisation of the above mentioned
alleged contraventions.

The undertaking requires the following actions:

  • Implement a program involving the provision of hand-held communications devices for Council’s field teams
  • Deliver to the Council’s employees online asbestos awareness, WHS for Managers and Supervisors and fair and just culture training programs
  • Implement across the Council’s workforce a People at Work Survey, based on the model made available by the Queensland Government
  • Deliver a public education campaign addressing and providing guidance on the appropriate disposal of household and business waste, including general solid waste and bulky waste and the correct and safe disposal of asbestos and hazardous substance waste
  • Develop and deliver an asbestos management toolkit suitable for use by other local government authorities.

The full undertaking and general information about Enforceable Undertakings is available at safework.nsw.gov.au.

Local Planning Panel (LPP) Meeting 

Please see this page for meeting dates and further information about the panel please click here

The agenda and determinations are published online. 

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 a 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.

  • Littering from a vehicle is a major contributor to roadside and public place litter.
  • Over 90% of reports for littering from a vehicle are 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 the Environment Line.