Blue Mountains is the land of the Gundungurra and Darug peoples

We pay respect to their elders past and present

Who are we?

Blue Mountains Living Lab (BMLL) is a virtual innovation 'community of practice' that seeks to profile and connect up innovative projects that serve the community of the Blue Mountains, and to help initiate new projects.

  • Our Member Projects profile the range of innovative projects happening across the Blue Mountains. 
  • Our Activities tell you about our new initiatives and we provide downloads including important documents and bios of our Executive Management Group. 
  • Our Innovation Champions are organisations showing their support for the BMLL initiative. 

Our Mission

Blue Mountains Living Lab (BMLL) will help build a local Blue Mountains innovation eco-system, a synergistic network of civic and business entrepreneurs and thought leaders to meet the challenges and opportunies of the pace and scale of technological, social and economic change impacting our community.

Dimensions of city performance

BMLL will catalyse civic and business innovative entrepreneurship among the Blue Mountains community, its major peak organisations and its stakeholders, in the spirit of collaboration and co-design across all sectors to help make the City of Blue Mountains a vibrant productive and liveable city.


To get in touch with Blue Mountains Living Lab, contact the Director and Founder: Barbara Lepani

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Telephone:  0458 158 485

Social Media

Our Blog will explore current issues pursuing two themes: #connectthedots and #localglobal.  We look at some of the conversations in the media about the big global issues confronting our society, and ask question about what it means for our local community.  We look at how different issues connect through the vast web of interdependency by which our world is being woven and re-woven, so that we don't get trapped into a narrow focus on just one issue without understanding the whole landscape.

Our Facebook and LinkedIn Groups pick up on these ideas and ask questions about what it means for local economies and communities like the Blue Mountains.

New Initiatives

To find out about our new initiatives, look under the Activities Menu

The Blue Mountains Community

Blue Mountains is a boutique peri-urban community of 80,000 people, whose identity 'creative arts in the wilderness' brings together nature-based tourism and a vibrant creative arts community to create the innovative mountain 'vibe' of a passion for creative, sustainable community well-being for residents and visitors alike.


The City of Blue Mountains comprises 27 urban villages within a World Heritage Wilderness Area that lies less than 2 hours from Sydney CBD by train and road.  The Blue Mountains area is a major Sydney and international tourist destination with the main town centres in Springwood in the Lower Mountains, and Katoomba in the Upper Mountains, with over 4 million visitors each year.  Katoomba is the centre of the nature-based tourism industry, with its popular Scenic World and Echo Point tourist hotspots.


Join in the discussion on our LinkedIn Group and our Facebook Group


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