PERFECT DISH Embers Restaurant: Experience a fusion of local flavours in a cosy, casual atmosphere as customers dine by the iconic stone fireplace. The Fairmont Resort's Embers Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, making it an ideal place for families. Enjoy a light lunch, relax with a three- course dinner, or grab a quick bite with friends. The all-day menu is perfectly paired with a refreshing glass or two of local and international wines, as customers soak in the rich mountain atmosphere of the comforting setting with a backdrop of soaring floor to ceiling Jamison Valley views. Embers Restaurant is suitable for family dining with a children’s menu available. Fairmont Resort, 1 Sublime Point Road, Leura. Ph: 4785 0000 or reservations@ fairmontresort.com.au YOUTH COUNCIL Blue Mountains City Council has welcomed six new Youth Councillors to the 2018 Youth Council – Gabriel Frechtling, Thomas Lenthen, Benjamin Mallin, Ruby Parsons Burns, Eleanor Shortis and Sinead Winn. The new Youth Councillors join existing members Maya Costa, Rohan Grant-Dawes, Andrew Gunn, Meg Hill, Alexandria Hinley, Sophie Jansons, Caitlin Marlor, Benjamin McGrory, Paul Mukhin, Michael Pankhurst, Jack Prowse and Brodie Wylde. All Youth Councillors live in the Blue Mountains and are aged 12 to 20 years. Incoming Youth Councillor Gabriel Frechtling said: “Youth Council is a platform that I believe greatly encourages interconnections, not only between individuals but also across communities.” A REGIONAL ROUND-UP OF HEADLINE MAKERS NEWS BLUE MOUNTAINS LAPSTONE SPORTS PRECINCT Blue Mountains City Council has completed a review of traffic conditions in Lapstone’s Explorers Road and Governors Drive precinct which identified a number of changes to address traffic flow and parking. The review recommended parking restrictions and the installation of a kiss and ride zone and physical road barriers. Further changes are also expected following a public review by locals. NEW CITIZENS Thirty-seven Blue Mountains residents became Australian citizens in the middle of this year. The Citizenship Ceremony was run by Blue Mountains City Council on behalf of the Minister for Home Affairs. Council holds four to five ceremonies per year, welcoming more than 30 residents each time. The new Australian citizens were born in 21 countries including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Fiji, India, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius and the United States. 20 Blue Mountainslife