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Blue Mountains Life

Blue Mountains Life June - July 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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help save our species

It’s an important message but one that can be easily overlooked. A number of councils in our region have received grants from the Office of Environment and Heritage to protect forests in their area. Saving our Species is a program run by the Office of Environment and Heritage which aims to protect threatened plants and animals in NSW. One such program is the Shale Sandstone Transition Forest. An important ecological community, the area is listed as a threatened ecological community. The grant will help support a key part of the Hawkesbury environment and hopefully help to preserve the native forest which is home to koalas and many other native fauna and flora. The threats impacting on this ecological community include invasive species such as weeds, foxes and rabbits, and unauthorised clearing of vegetation. Local residents interested…

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BLUE MOUNTAINS DECLUTTER WORKSHOP A free declutter workshop has been offered to locals to help celebrate the launch of this year’s Waste to Art sculpture. The sculpture is made from waste fabrics, to highlight that Australians are buying 27kg of new clothes annually and over 20kg ends up in Blue Mountains residents’ garbage bins each year. The workshop will give you tips for decluttering your household, what to do with excess items and how to avoid them in the first place. To be part of the change to reduce our waste, join the workshop on June at the Springwood Hub. ON STANDBY Fire and Rescue NSW held its annual Open Day last month. It was an opportunity for FRNSW to demonstrate their capabilities, conduct station tours and give everyone the chance to meet the local crews and…

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in the garden

RECYCLE KITCHEN GARDEN Turn junk into jewels, waste into wonder. Using reclaimed items (sometimes called waste, or garbage) to create a low cost productive garden. In this workshop we will use items commonly thrown out into landfill, compost (created from “waste”) and reclaimed plants (that is, plants, cuttings and seeds borrowed from a friend’s garden), to create a recycled kitchen garden. Learn how to reassess, reuse, repurpose and reap the benefits. The event is free. Date: June 27 from 10am. Venue: Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor. Bookings: www.hawkesburywaronwaste.eventbrite.comor contact Council’s Waste Education Officer on (02) 4560 4566 for all War on Waste events. WASTE TO LIVING EARTH The Rahamin Ecology Centre will hold a four-week online course where people will learn everything about compost and how to build your own compost system that is best suited…

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market updates

WITH ALMOST 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LISTING AND SELLING A DIVERSE RANGE OF PROPERTIES IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS REGION, CATRIONA SWAN IS ABLY QUALIFIED TO CHAT ABOUT ALL MATTERS REAL ESTATE WITH US. Q We've seen changes in the property market this year with lots of uncertainty prior to both the State and Federal elections. How has this affected sales in the Blue Mountains? A It's been a very interesting start to 2019 with both state and federal elections causing uncertainty around the direction that the economy and more specifically housing policy, would take. Coupled with tighter lending criteria, we have seen a significant decrease in buyer confidence in the early part of the year. Overall the volume of sales in the Blue Mountains has decreased, while prices have generally levelled out.…

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art events

CATHERINE TRUMAN: NO SURFACE HOLDS An intriguing and diverse solo exhibition of objects, installation, images and film that brings together over two decades of the artist’s research and work with scientists. Date: 7 June – 21 July. Venue: Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Deerubbin Centre (1st Floor), 300 George Street Windsor.Bookings: www.hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com ARTIST TALK Join the artist Catherine Truman in conversation with writer, curator and broadcaster Julie Ewington. Followed by a special exhibition tour, light lunch and Q&A session. Date: Sat, 8 June, 11am-2pm. Price: $20. Bookings: www.hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com.Includes a light lunch. CURATOR TALK Join the Curator for insights into the current exhibitions, followed by light refreshments. Date: Wed, 12 June, 11am-midday. MICHAEL DINGLEY: INNERVISIONS This exhibition explores the unique perspective of the microscopical world in which we live, but rarely consider. Date: 7 June – 21 July.…