Specsavers Katoomba

Welcome to 89.1 Radio Blue Mountains

89.1 Radio Blue Mountains is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving the upper and mid Blue Mountains since 1993 and broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studio in Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.

The station is committed to providing a radio service for the whole community with a diverse range of programming.

Around The Community

Do you cycle in the Upper Mounts?

The  Sustainable Transport Group and is trying to collect some hard statistics on cyclist safety in the Upper Mountains to help argue for better cyclist infrastructure and to find out how many people would cycle locally if better facilities were available.

The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BMCCA-STG

The survey is mentioned in a current Gazette article which may also be of interest.

Music From My Collection: Monday Drive Time 4.00pm, with Paul Cosgrove

Monday drive (Dec 8) presents a special at 4.30pm, featuring a conversation and the music of Katoomba-based composer, Oliver Downes.  If Leonard Cohen and Philip Glass were ever to collaborate, the result might sound something like Oliver’s uniquely ethereal compositions.

Paul also plays three tracks centered around the New York jazz club, Birdland, named after the legendary Charlie Parker.  You’ll hear tracks from Bryan Ferry, John Butler, Portishead and Santana;  and there’ll be a tribute to the great Rolling Stones saxophonist, Bobby Keys, with the Stones rocking at their hardest in Brown Sugar (see full playlist). 

Business comment, news, weather, rail and traffic complete the Monday drive time mix.  You can send comment and requests via pwp.com@gmail.com, or via this website.


Playlist Dec 8, 2014

Bryan Ferry – This Is Tomorrow

Joan Armatrading – Dry Land

Sui Zhen – Midriffs

Buffy Sainte Marie – Universal Soldier

Netsky – Get Away From Here

Tom Paley – Roll On, Roll On

Oliver Downes Special

John Butler Trio – Better Than                  

Ed Kuepper – Highway To Hell

Karine Polwart – King Of Birds

Dave Van Ronk – Black Mountain Blues   

Caroline Herring – Black Mountain Lullaby

Toure-Raichel Collective – Toure

Maynard Ferguson – Birdland

Ella Fitzgerald – Lullaby Of Birdland

Stan Kenton& His Orchestra – All About Ronnie          

Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

Portishead – It Could Be Sweet

Tamalin – Gort Na Sailean

Santana – Incident At Neshabur


  RBM website image:   Oliver Downes

Planet Femme: Saturday 10am-12pm with Anna

Saturday morning presenter Anna Clark-Doyle launches her new show –  ”Planet Femme” – showcasing the world’s finest female singer-songwriters and bands.  This week on the show Anna will be featuring music from US singers Fiona Apple and Ellie Goulding, Australian singers Tania Bowra, Miriam Liebermann and Hiatus Kayote, French singers Berry and Keren Ann and from Iceland Emiliana Torrini and Bjork. Also featured will be Brazilian singers Maguinha, Marcela and from South Africa Busi Mhlongo, among many other fabulous female artists.

Home and Community Care Domestic Assistance

unnamedWhat Does this Service Offer?
We provide a domestic assistance service tailored to help maintain your independence at home through assistance with housework and cleaning. We are also able to offer a specialised service for people with more complex domestic cleaning needs. Both these services are provided by trained staff.

Service Delivery
Please ask to receive this service at a time of day that will best suit you and your needs. The domestic assistance is offered on a fortnightly basis at a subsidised cost of $6.50 per hour. You will receive a monthly invoice for your contribution towards the cost of the service. If you are unable to pay please discuss this with the Coordinator, no one will be refused the service if they are unable to contribute towards the cost.

Who Can Access the Service?
To be eligible for a Domestic Assistance service the recipient must be:
-Living at home
-An older and frail person over the age of 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders)
-Someone with a disability
-A carer of an older person or person with a disability
-Not in receipt of a care package

What You Can Expect
-Privacy, respect and confidentiality
-To make all decisions regarding your services and appointments
-To be fully informed about the services you recieve
-A fair investigation and response to any complaints you make without affecting the service you recieve

How Can I Get Referred?
Contact your local neighbourhood centre to ask about being referred to the domestic assistance service. In consultation with you, we will arrange for the Coordinator to undertake a home assessment to help identify your individual needs and goals. If an interpreter is required for the home assessment this can be arranged.

What you Can Do to Help
-Provide any useful information during your initial assessment
-Make sure your home on the days of your workers visits
-Give at least 48 hours’ notice if you need to cancel a visit
-Advise of any changes
-Ask questions if you have concerns

The Home and Community Care program (HACC) is designed to support and enhance the quality of life for frail older people or people with disabilities and their carers living at home. The HACC Program is funded by the Australian Government.

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre
Gardiners Crescent
Blackheath NSW 2785
4787 77 70
For residents of Blackheath and surrounding suburbs

Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre
8 Station Street
Katoomba NSW 2780
4782 1117
For residents of Wentworth Falls to Mt Victoria and Megalong Valley

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
9 New Street
Lawson NSW 2782
4759 2592
For residents of Woodford to Bullaburra

Springwood Neighbourhood Centre
59 Springwood Avenue
Springwood NSW 2777
4751 3033
For residents of Valley Heights to Linden

Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
33 Hope Street
Blaxland NSW 2774
4739 1164
For residents of Lapstone to Warrimoo