News – 9th January 2014

Following the successful Open Days of 2013, despite the Gardens being closed for 3 days due to the bushfire threat in the area, we are now in the process of building a new wheelchair friendly lookout where the old ‘lookout’ has been for many years. As can be imagined, the vegetation in this area has grown over the years, with the view gradually being blocked out. The Blue Mountains City Council has given the Society approval to build a new lookout and viewing platform, extending over the slope below the Lodge, with the end of the platform about 5 meters above ground level. This will provide visitors with much better views over the valley area and the lake (and more opportunities for photos!).

Work has commenced, with the platform to be finished in a couple of months. This will mean that our 2014 Open Days visitors will have yet another area in the Gardens in which to be able to relax and enjoy the views.

We look forward to seeing you all in October/November this year.