General Public Notices

Update on Kanimbla Drive, Blackheath Update: 6 May 2022
Geotechnical advice is that Kanimbla Drive, at Blackheath, will need to close in the near future.
A joint task force has been established between Lithgow and Blue Mountains councils to remediate the landslip and establish alternate temporary access, for when the closure occurs.  Daily inspections continue to monitor the current condition of the road.
Work on an alternate access is likely to commence next week (subject to weather conditions) in consultation with affected property owners.  Advice is being immediately sought from local contractors to complete the work, with a focus on availability. Alternate access will be for passenger and emergency vehicles only. Horse floats will not be able to be used on the alternate access. 
Geotechnical investigation and remediation design on the landslip site will continue and drilling will commence early next week to determine the time and duration of the closure of Kanimbla Drive.
Seasonal Weed Management Activities

Council will be treating weed species on public lands throughout the mountains during May and June 2022. Treatment will be focused on target areas determined by:

  • The presence of Endangered Ecological Communities 
  • Negative impacts that weed occurrence may have on an area 
  • Bushcare or Landcare group activities
  • Other environmental focused programs
  • Drainage systems

Weeds will be treated during the growing season prior to seeding or as resources allow. The following herbicides will be used:

High/Low Volume Spraying

Chemical: Roundup Biactive, active constituent of Glyphosate 360g/L.
Target species: Balloon Vine; Bamboo; Crofton Weed; Morning Glory; Pampas Grass. 

Chemical: Starane, active constituent of Fluroxypyr 333g/L.
Target species: Madeira Vine. 

Chemical: Taskforce, active constituent of Flupropanate 745g/L.
Target species: African Lovegrass; Coolatai Grass; Serrated Tussock. 

Chemical: Brushoff, active constituent of Metsulfuron methyl.
Target species: Blackberry; Cape Broom; Cotoneaster; Himalayan Honeysuckle; Lantana; Portuguese Heath; Privet sp.; St John’s Wort. 

WARNING: Blackberry may have been sprayed with herbicide. Please don’t pick these.

Cut and Paint

Chemical: Roundup Biactive, active constituent of Glyphosate 360g/L.
Target species: African Olive; Bamboo; Boneseed; Box Elder; Cape Broom; Cotoneaster; Gorse; Holly; Lantana; Pampas Grass; Privet; Scotch Broom. 

Enquires can be directed to 4780 5343. 

Are you Sensitive to Chemicals?
Council is continually updating its Chemical Sensitive Register. This is a list of residents who wish to be notified prior to spraying weeds in the proximity of their property. Adequate notice and timeframes will be given to allow time for people to make alternative arrangements whilst treatment is in progress. 

If you wish to be included on the Chemical Sensitive Register please send your request with contact details / address to

Council adheres to best practice guidelines and use the least amount of registered herbicides necessary to be effective. All weed control staff are trained in Conservation and Land Management and safe use and storage of chemicals.

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 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

Road naming and road re-naming proposals

Please see this page for information about road naming and road re-naming proposals in the Blue Mountains.