Modifying Blue Mountains Railway Line
Check out the changes needed for the new Intercity Fleet. Download the official report to see how your station is affected.
Vanishing Aussie Backyards
A Perth academic looks at the issue of suburban backyards being lost to higher-density housing and massive project homes on small lots.
You may be lucky and hear or see a lyrebird on your Mountains walk. Learn more about lyrebird display habits and mimicry.
Shooting Wildlife for Sport
Shooting Blue Mountains wildlife for sport was a tourist attraction in the late 19th century. Not just wallabies and wombats, but lyrebirds, possums and platypus faced the shotgun and rifle.
Composting with Costa
Two videos by Costa will pave your way to success with composting - even if you've failed before. You could become a Compost Contributor under the BMCC's new trial.
Western Sydney Airport Revealed
Check out this video impression of Sydney's proposed new airport at Badgerys Creek. Learn what's involved in creating it and how it will look at night with no curfew.
Growing Waratahs for fun and profit
These magnificent flowers light up the bush in spring – yet they were virtually wiped out around our villages by enthusiastic gatherers a century ago. Today some florists can't get enough of them to meet demand in October and welcome offers by gardeners. Try growing waratahs in your garden, in a big pot or container.
National Pass Whistleblower
Meet the man who revealed the embarrassing truth about naming the National Pass track in 1908.
Rock Climbing Photography
Simon Carter demonstrates his techniques for capturing superb climbing shots.
Blue Mountains documentary from NHK Japan
This absorbing documentary, found on YouTube, explores how the Blue Mountains were formed and the range of activities they offer today. It reveals nature's marvels in a style that's bursting with rich detail. Highly recommended.
Tracking the 'Panther'
Check out this book about the sightings that continue to alarm some Mountains residents.
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