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Minnehaha Falls Credit: David W Noble
Have your say: Draft Water Sensitive Blue Mountains Strategic Plan
Blue Mountains waterways are some of the most beautiful, iconic and highly valued in Australia. They are also under pressure – with 39% of our waterways rated in poor or fair health in 2017. This new plan aims to set the future direction of how Council manages our city's waterways and water resources. We invite you to have your say. Submissions close Monday 10 September, 2018. 
View the draft strategy online

Make your submission online or by emailing council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Family Day Care - the natural choice in childcare
Blue Mountains Family Day Care has been providing home-based childcare for local families for over 35 years. The service prides itself on delivering childcare that is relationship-focused, giving children a warm and nurturing environment to grow and develop their learning and social skills. Our new website provides an overview of the types of care on offer, the steps to enrol a child and links to childcare resources. It also has information for those interested in becoming a Family Day Care educator.
Go to the new Blue Mountains Family Day Care website
Threatened Species Day Gallery Talk & Bushcare Conversations
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will host Bushcare Conversations, a FREE community environment market, eco cinema and a series of discussions on Saturday, 8 September – 10am to 2pm. Local Bushcare, conservation and environmental groups will discuss their recent initiatives and provide information about how you can get involved. Bushcare Conversations will also include a talk between artist Freedom Wilson and threatened species ecologist Anna Murphy about their art and science collaboration. RSVPs are appreciated at reception or on 4780 5410. 
Go to the Bushcare website for more information
Watch 'What happens when an artist and ecologist get talking about orchids?'
'Nepean Jobs for All' gets results
A regional program has raised awareness about the benefits to business of employing people living with disability. It has also resulted in jobs. ‘Nepean Jobs For All’ was a joint project of Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith City Councils – funded through a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkage and Capacity building grant. Almost 200 regional businesses engaged in the project and two businesses proceeded to employ a person living with disability.
Click to see Anthony’s Story
Click for more information on Nepean Jobs for All
Games club at Katoomba Library
Saturday, 1 September - 11am to 3pm
Are you into board games and want to learn some fabulous new ones under the tuition of games experts? Join the gamers from Katoomba’s ‘Afternoonified’ to try out and learn new games of strategy and fun. Katoomba Library hosts the 'games club' on the first Saturday of each month and all are welcome (ages 5+). Games provide an opportunity to practice problem solving, strategic thinking and gamesmanship so, join us away from technology, to hone some great life skills in a warm and welcoming environment. No need to book and the event is free!
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