What’s happening in Mount Victoria?

Aug
21
Tue
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Aug
23
Thu
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Aug
26
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Temporary change of venue
March and April 2018

There is a temporary and slight change of work place.

The Toll House is being targeted for the next two months which is great for a few reasons.

1. The small area of the Toll House block has soooo many weeds in it and they are marching downhill to the Fairy Bower reserve so an opportunity to control them will help the bush below.
2. The Toll House is a prominent visual point as you enter Mt Vic from the east, and the opportunity to improve the surrounds will reflect on our community and every time we drive past it we can smile (now that is worth a few hours of weeding).
3. The Great Train Weekend is on in May and it would be good to have the very special Toll House looking as good as it can.

Geoffrey and Rosemary own the Toll House and we have their blessing to do this work.  They live part time in the Gate House cottage, east of the Toll House.

Parking will be interesting as the highway works have restricted access to the reserve.  A safer option is parking near the Gate House and walking back to the Toll House via the bridge over the rail. Head east past the Vic Falls Rd and take the next right and park along the road.  This road is access to the Gate House.  Walk to the Gate House and take the new footpath to the right beside the highway back to the footbridge over the rail line and there you are, at a guess between 100 and 200 metres walk.
Mtvic horses 1951 ed

Bushcare is for you if you like:

  • Being in bushland,
  • Meeting interesting people,
  • Helping the local environment,
  • Learning about the Blue Mountains.

A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained. This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
Blue Mountains City Council Bushcare

The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time,  as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith

 

Aug
28
Tue
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Aug
30
Thu
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Sep
4
Tue
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Sep
23
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Temporary change of venue
March and April 2018

There is a temporary and slight change of work place.

The Toll House is being targeted for the next two months which is great for a few reasons.

1. The small area of the Toll House block has soooo many weeds in it and they are marching downhill to the Fairy Bower reserve so an opportunity to control them will help the bush below.
2. The Toll House is a prominent visual point as you enter Mt Vic from the east, and the opportunity to improve the surrounds will reflect on our community and every time we drive past it we can smile (now that is worth a few hours of weeding).
3. The Great Train Weekend is on in May and it would be good to have the very special Toll House looking as good as it can.

Geoffrey and Rosemary own the Toll House and we have their blessing to do this work.  They live part time in the Gate House cottage, east of the Toll House.

Parking will be interesting as the highway works have restricted access to the reserve.  A safer option is parking near the Gate House and walking back to the Toll House via the bridge over the rail. Head east past the Vic Falls Rd and take the next right and park along the road.  This road is access to the Gate House.  Walk to the Gate House and take the new footpath to the right beside the highway back to the footbridge over the rail line and there you are, at a guess between 100 and 200 metres walk.
Mtvic horses 1951 ed

Bushcare is for you if you like:

  • Being in bushland,
  • Meeting interesting people,
  • Helping the local environment,
  • Learning about the Blue Mountains.

A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained. This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
Blue Mountains City Council Bushcare

The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time,  as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith

 

Oct
2
Tue
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Oct
4
Thu
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Oct
9
Tue
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html