2022 - $4million Grant
In February 2022, the Katoomba Chamber is awarded $4,004,275 by the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfires Grant Program to complete Stage One of the Treeline Lurline Project. The grant covers the investigations, approvals and concept design costs for the entire project above and below ground and completion of the first block along Lurline from Waratah to Merriwa Streets.
The Katoomba Chamber and the Blue Mountains City Council sign a Memorandum of Understanding to implement the grant. The Treeline Lurline team is confirmed as the Steering Committee with the addition of two council executives and the Project Manager. A smaller joint Project Control Group is appointed from the Steering Committee to oversee detailed logistics.
Chartered engineer Mark Liebman is contracted as the Project Manager. Detailed investigations and workshops commence.
The National Trust (NSW) Blue Mountains branch convene a Treeline Lurline Heritage Advisory Committee to assist with development of the Art & Heritage Walk along Lurline Street. Members of the public with knowledge and experience in local history are invited to nominate for the committee.