Latest BAG Updates

March 2017

The Blackheath Area Community Alliance and just about every kind of group in Blackheath have thrown their support behind the BAG supplementary submission to the Katoomba to Mount Victoria Safety Upgrade of the Great Western Highway – click here to view the submission

WE ARE ALSO ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT in requesting that the RMS install a SAFETY CAMERA at the intersection of Govetts Leap Road and the GWH – it only takes a moment!

Please click the link below to request a safety camera at the intersection of Govetts Leap Road and the highway:

Note that the RMS claim that, according to statistics, speed is not a problem at this intersection! Therefore we need large numbers of people requesting a safety camera here which would be instrumental in making this intersection safer by:

  • Calming traffic
  • Discouraging risky driver behaviour
  • Creating a safer crossing for pedestrians
  • Reducing speed through the intersection and village
Thank you for your support!

February 2017

Our ongoing negotiations with RMS continue, and we are pleased that they have agreed to keep the eucalypts on the north side of the Great Western Highway (GWH) between Evans Lookout Rd and Chelmsford Ave, in front of the cemetery, and between Radiance and Sunbeam Aves.

RMS have stated that they will do everything possible to keep the large plane tree on the SW corner of GWH and Bundarra St. The air spading to map the roots of this tree is scheduled for the week of  Monday 6th Feb.

We have had productive meetings with our Ward 1 Councilors and both State and Federal Members and have gained their support.

March 2016

Community responses were accepted by the RMS including a submission by BAG / Blackheath Community Alliance. Visit the  BAG RMS Submission page for more details.

February 2016

The RMS letterboxed Blackheath residents with their proposal for a safety upgrade of the highway between Katoomba and Mount Victoria. Click the link below to view this proposal:

RMS proposal February 2016.

If you’d be happy to help BAG, register your interest by emailing  blackheathhighwayaction (at)

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