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Community Information Day: Draft Precinct Plan former Katoomba Golf Course

April 1, 2023 @ 9:00 pm - April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 am

Free Community Information Day on-site at the former Katoomba Golf Course highlighting proposed plans for the precinct.

About this event

Blue Mountains City Council has endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Precinct Plan for the former Katoomba Golf Course Site. The plan will be on public exhibition until 28 April.

Join us on-site at the former Katoomba Golf Course for a range of activities highlighting proposed activations of the precinct, drop into our community information sessions, and join several information and environmental discovery tours.

Please register your attendance by clicking on the event, then select one of the following free ticketing options:

* TO ATTEND THE INFORMATION DAY ONLY: Select the GENERAL ADMISSION option.

There are some activities that require separate booking, as numbers are limited:

* PRECINCT INFORMATION TOURS: 10.30-11.30am or 12.30-1.30pm.

To attend the Information Day + a Precinct Tour: Select the GENERAL ADMISSION AND TOUR OF SITE options with your preferred time.

* BRUNCH WITH THE BIRDS: 10.30am – 12pm

*To attend the Brunch with the Birds: Select the GENERAL ADMISSION AND BRUNCH WITH THE BIRDS option.

All other activities do not require seperate bookings and can be accessed with a GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.

Council staff will be on site to provide direction.

The majority of activities will be centred around the former club house. Please arrive at the club house first to sign in and be briefed by our Council staff.

We encourage alternative modes of transport such as cycling, walk or taking the bus 686(G) to site. Please be respectful of nearby residents and only park in designated parking areas.

By registering to participate in a walking tour you are agreeing to take personal responsibility for your own safety along with any children in your care.

Please bring suitable footwear, sun protection and water.

 

Agenda

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony

10:30 – 15:00

Community Drop-in Information Hub


Pop in and meet Council’s City Planning Team to learn more about the Draft Precinct Plan for the former Katoomba Golf Course. In a casual setting the Team can provide you with an overview of the Draf…

10:30 – 11:30

Precinct Information Tour 1


Join Council’s City Planning Team for a tour of the precinct to learn more about the future proposals for the former Katoomba Golf Course.

12:30 – 13:30

Precinct Information Tour 2


Join Council’s City Planning Team for a tour of the precinct to learn more about the future proposals for the former Katoomba Golf Course.

11:30 – 12:30

Swamp Safari: Environmental Discovery Tour 1


Come and find out what makes the old Katoomba Golf Course such a special place from an ecological perspective. Visit the remnant Blue Mountains Swamp and discover the amazing and iconic species that …

14:00 – 15:00

Swamp Safari: Environmental Discovery Tour 2


Come and find out what makes the old Katoomba Golf Course such a special place from an ecological perspective. Visit the remnant Blue Mountains Swamp and discover the amazing and iconic species that …

12:30 – 13:00

Kids Treasure Hunt


Join us to discover natural hidden treasures at the former Katoomba Golf Course site. Collect inspiration to take back to the artwork being co-created on site by local artist Freedom Wilson and the S…

10:30 – 12:00

Brunch with the Birds


Join renowned bird guide Carol Probets on a guided bird walk around the old Katoomba Golf Course visiting different habitats on the site to observe and talk about the precinct’s resident and visiting…

10:30 – 13:30

Urban Swamp Ecologies Drawing Bioblitz


Create a collaborative artwork with local artist Freedom Wilson & The Swamp Diary Artists. Collect and learn about plant specimens from the site and create unique drawings of your treasures. Everyone…

13:30 – 14:30

Sweet Water & Planetary Health Talk


Join Lis Bastian from the Planetary Health Initiative for a talk about our new program that engages community in water management solutions for biodiversity, natural systems restoration and disaster …

10:30 – 15:00

Meet a Turtle


Could the former Katoomba Golf Course become a sanctuary for native wildlife? Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world – dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, over 200 mill…

10:30 – 15:00

Catchment Stories: Interactive Catchment Model


Spend some time with ‘SAM’ – our fascinating interactive Catchment Model – to understand the big picture of water health and management for the former Katoomba Golf Course site and how it fits into t…

10:30 – 15:00

Water Bugs 101


This fun, hands-on activity is a delight for all ages. See water bugs up close, find out what they tell us about the health of our waterways, and understand what you can do to help them thrive in you…

10:30 – 15:00

Weed Weaving


Join Bushcare Project Officer Erin Hall to learn how to weave with weeds!

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Start:
April 1, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
End:
April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 am
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