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Janine Kitson -Member, Gardens of Stone Alliance
CONCURRENT SPEAKER -Abstract
Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone: ‘Destination Pagoda’
Yindya-ma-rra Nganga-dha Walawalang Malang, “Respect, look after this stony rock place” continues to resonate through this ancient landscape in Wiradjuri Country, known as the Gardens of Stone, home – ngurung – to Wiradjuri people.
The Gardens of Stone, located on the western edge of NSW Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, provides the opportunity to become a geotourism and cultural destination because of its fragile sandstone pagoda landscape - 39,000 ha of deep canyons, towering cliffs, upland swamps and endangered flora and fauna.
Destination Pagoda Fundraiser - Bush Dance
Saturday 23 November 2019 3-10pm
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, 3A State Mine Gully Road, Lithgow
Entry: Single $25 Concession $20 Family $50
Coach transport from Lithgow Station to State Mine $10
Food will be available for sale at State Mine. BYO Alcohol
OR High Street Music, 165A Main Street Lithgow
OR on Lithgow Environment Groups FB page under events
Funds raised used to support Destination Pagoda Visitors Plan for Gardens of Stone proposal
Lithgow train departs Saturday 23 November departing Central at 10:24am • Parramatta 10:49 • Blacktown 10:48 • Lapstone 11:23 Springwood 11:44 • Katoomba 12:25 • Mt Victoria 12:45 • Arriving in Lithgow at 1:15pm
Coach to State Mine Heritage Park departing Lithgow Station 2pm (short visit to see padogas at Dobbs Drift Lookout) $10.
At the end of the evening the coach will take guest back to Lithgow Railway Station to catch 10:19pm train to Central, arriving at Central at 1:12am.
It is recommended that you stay OVERNIGHT and book accommodation at Lithgow Workies Club Motel, 3-5 Tank Street, Lithgow 6350 7777 firstname.lastname@example.org (app $200 Twin; $180 Single room per night) ; OR Court House Hotel 1 Main Street, Lithgow 6351 3234 email@example.com $55 single; $70 double: $80 Queen; $120 room (3 beds) per night.
For more information contact Janine Kitson 0428 860 623 firstname.lastname@example.org OR
contact Lithgow Environment Group contact form on this page, click on MORE and CONTACT US.
Help with the ongoing remediation of 4WD damage in this swamp and learn about and Endangered Ecological Community and how to restore damaged swamps. We will be holding two events on consecutive Fridays.
Lunch and tools will be provided
Date: Friday 1 & Friday 8 November
Time: Meet at the corner of Wolgan Rd and Long Swamp Fire Trail at 9.30 am
RSVP to Huw Evans email@example.com
Swamped By Threats has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through the Environmental Trust. https://www.facebook.com/events/2971680299722880/
We are celebrating with Hoskins Uniting Church Parish Lithgow with our 2nd year - Come join us at the Re-Expo sustainability event this Saturday 26th October 10-3pm Hoskins Uniting Church Parish Lithgow 43 Bridge St, Lithgow NSW 2790. https://www.facebook.com/events/2461769144107911
EnergyAustralia Lithgow Region Community Consultative CommitteeWas formed in 2018 following updated requirements of the Department of Planning and Environment, and continues the information and idea sharing of our previous Community Reference Group.
The EnergyAustralia Lithgow Regional Community Consultative Committee (CCC) meets quarterly, usually at our Mt Piper Power Station to discuss major projects affecting our assets (including Wallerawang Power Station and Pine Dale Mine) and to assist in building relations with the local community.
Membership of the group includes representatives of:
a new documentary to project the spectacular Gardens of Stone area. Hear about Destination Pagoda, a new plan to make a world-class tourism and conservation reserve focused on Lithgow. Destination pagoda describes how the LIthgow area in NSW Australia could become a popular destination for nature lovers, tourists and adventurers.
The Destination Pagoda Proposal is a plan to develop the State Forests of Newnes, Wolgan and Ben Bullen to a major tourist attraction while still allowing coal mining to continue under ground. We ask Lithgow City Council to support this proposal
Lithgow celebrates the value of unityhttps://www.colongwilderness.org.au/media-releases/2019/06/lithgow-celebrates-value-unity
A new plan, created by the Colong Foundation, Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Lithgow Environment Group for the transition of state forests beside Lithgow to a state conservation area was launched on Monday April 8 at the Lithgow Workies. The summary and full report are below. The plan focuses on the tourism, economic and community benefits to Lithgow from the new reserve.
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region. This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage. The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains. Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage..
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