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Blue Mountains Life

Blue Mountains Life February - March 2019

Blue Mountains Life magazine is the premier publication with its intoxicating blend of stories on this magnificent rural region that includes Bathurst, Orange, Hawkesbury and the of course the Blue Mountains. Features include people, homes, gardens, interior/exterior decorating, food, wine, fashion, health, travel and motoring. A bold and glossy, large-format magazine that delivers the who, what, when, where, why and how of one of Australia’s most affluent regions. Stunning photography and quality journalism all in one publication.

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Technology boss Elon Musk says he could build a tunnel through the Blue Mountains for about $1 billion. Just think about the ramification for a minute. Sydneysider would have access the areas such as Bathurst and Lithgow in minutes. It would open up the economy in the Central West of NSW and revive the housing shortage as well. It’s not your typical tunnel, however. People wouldn’t drive through it, instead, their vehicles would be secured on platforms that can travel at high speeds. While it might sound far fetched, the tunnel system is being tested in Los Angeles while another in under construction in Chicago. No doubt the State Government will find a reason for not exploring the idea, instead pushing its preferred option of expanding the Bells Line of Road (which most experts…

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BLUE MOUNTAINS YOUTH COUNCIL Blue Mountains Council is looking for new members for the Youth Council. People need to be aged between 12 and 19 years and have a passion for our community and the environment. The Blue Mountains Youth Council is a committee of 20 members who meet monthly to identify and discuss issues important to them and plan and run events. Successful applicants remain members for two years when they can reapply if they wish. Former Blue Mountains Youth Councillor, Paul Mukhin, said: “I joined the Blue Mountains Youth Council in early 2015. We’ve been able to have an input into Council planning that is relevant to young people, and projects that improve the lives of young people in our region.” ADULT CHANGE FACILITY Blue Mountains City Council officially opened its adult change facility at…

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in the garden

SUMMER BIRD WALK & TALK WITH CAROL PROBETS Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden’s beautiful birds and learn about their habits. Summer is a perfect time for birdwatching in the cool mountain environment. Some species will still be nesting or feeding young. Location: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Date: Feb 23. BUSH AWARDS Hawkesbury City Council recently hosted the 21st annual Bushcare and Landcare Awards at McMahon Park, Kurrajong to applaud the environmental volunteers of the Hawkesbury for their efforts in 2018. The Awards were held in partnership with the Hawkesbury River County Council, Hawkesbury Bushcare and the Hawkesbury Landcare Network. The highest honour of the day, Environmental Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Patricia O’Toole for her strong commitment to the restoration of…

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transform your garden into a stunning work of art

We want your garden to showcase your home and entice you to spend time within it. Whether you want a low maintenance entertainer, a thriving natural haven or perhaps a beautifully manicured lawn, we are here to meet your needs. The Now & Zen team will design, construct and service your project from concept to completion. Using both traditional and modern landscape designs, we adopt a sustainable practice where possible allowing us to use a variety of both recycled and new materials to compliment your home. Natural stone not only looks beautiful, but it wears well and adds a hint of timelessness to any outdoor area. Retaining walls, stairs, fountains and garden features are just a few ways that we can add a touch of history to your surrounds. Whether you are…

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ross conifers gardening era coming to a close

Autumn is almost upon us and for gardeners it will be the last opportunity to visit and stock up at the popular Ross Conifers Garden Nursery at Tarana. After 52 years providing gardeners with beautiful high quality plants, Allan and Elizabeth Ross’s iconic nursery will be winding back as the couple move into retirement in early May. As they prepare for their final hurrah the team at Ross Conifers have been busy growing a number of their famous lines which include much more than just conifers, including Magnolia Little Gems, spectacular weeping Cup. Cashmeriana and Conybearii’s, Photinia Robusta hedging and signature Gold Rider standards. But you’ll need to be quick, as their fabulous locally grown stock won’t last. Ross Conifers has gained a devoted following across New South Wales, with customers driving…

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keep warm with lopi

There are 30 Lopi products available with countless design options to suit the décor of any home. The options and features are seemingly endless and overwhelming to many. Some people believe a fireplace is a fireplace no matter what design but that is not the case, so how do you choose between them? LOPI GAS FIREPLACES Lopi gas fireplaces are ‘natural draft direct vent gas fireplaces’ meaning they naturally draw their oxygen supply from outside of the home and expel all the bi-product back outside again. This process means that the air quality in the home remains the same whilst not being reliant on fans to assist in the process. The Lopi ‘Premium Linear Range’ features GreenSmart 2 technology which includes a Smart Thermostat mode that can modulate the flames up and down…