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This space provides you the opportunity to connect and learn about Council's latest initiatives, services and events.

For media enquiries contact Council's Media Officer

This space provides you the opportunity to connect and learn about Council's latest initiatives, services and events.

For media enquiries contact Council's Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    7 days ago
    News

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 October 2017

    Author Talks at the Library

    Local author Terry Jones will be discussing his new book “The Griffith Wars” at the Library on Friday, 20 October, starting at 6.00 pm.

    Charles Boag (CS Boag), author of “Mister Rainbow” will also be visiting the Library and discussing the crime novels on Friday, 10 November, starting at 6.00 pm.

    Both talks are free, contact the Library on 6333 6281 to register your attendance or for more information.

    Village Visits

    Council will be holding meetings with residents in the rural areas during October and November. Residents are invited to... Continue reading

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 October 2017

    Author Talks at the Library

    Local author Terry Jones will be discussing his new book “The Griffith Wars” at the Library on Friday, 20 October, starting at 6.00 pm.

    Charles Boag (CS Boag), author of “Mister Rainbow” will also be visiting the Library and discussing the crime novels on Friday, 10 November, starting at 6.00 pm.

    Both talks are free, contact the Library on 6333 6281 to register your attendance or for more information.

    Village Visits

    Council will be holding meetings with residents in the rural areas during October and November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and Senior Staff to discuss projects and other matters of interest.

    Meetings will be held at the following locations:

    Hill End Royal Hall

    6.00 pm on Tuesday 31 October

    Yetholme Community Hall

    6.00 pm on Thursday 9 November

    Trunkey Creek Community Hall

    6.00 pm on Thursday 16 November

    Sofala Memorial Hall

    6.00 pm on Monday 27 November

    Wattle Flat

    Date and location to be confirmed

    Elm Leaf Beetle Control

    The program is scheduled to begin soon and includes Elms within the road reserves and parks at Hill End, Rockley, Perthville including Vale Road, and select areas within Bathurst.

    The contractor will conduct stem injection treatments, which involves drilling and injecting insecticide into the vascular system of the trees.

    Council is encouraging property owners with Elm Trees to seek the services of professional companies to treat their own trees. This will help to reduce the population of the Elm Leaf Beetle throughout the region.

    The 1917 Great Strike Exhibition

    To commemorate the 1917 Great Strike a travelling exhibition is currently on at Chifley Home. The exhibition contains panels with images and text that tells the background/history of the strike. The exhibition is on until the end of the year. Entry is via small donation (excludes tour of Chifley Home).

    Household Chemical CleanOut

    CleanOut your household chemicals the right way at the Household Chemical CleanOut on Thursday 26 October from 8.00am to 4.00pm at the Cooke Hockey Complex, Sydney Road, Bathurst.

    This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of any household, garden or pool chemicals, paint or other hazardous material for free (only household quantities accepted).

    Contact Council on 6333 6111 or visit www.cleanout.com.au for more details.

    Inland Sea of Sound

    3 - 4 November

    Tickets are now on sale of the Inland Sea of Sound festival at Mount Panorama. Grab your tickets online by visiting www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    What should Perthville Village Square look like

    Council has engaged Group GSA Landscape Architects to investigate design options for the Perthville Village Square. The Square is opposite Perthville Public School and Perthville Community Centre and bounded by Bathurst Street, Tenison Woods Avenue, Rockley Street and Prince Street.

    Council would like to hear from the community about what you would like to see included in the future development of the square.


    To have your say visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au until close of business on Thursday 12 November.

    Tree planting day

    Plant trees, shrubs and grasses at the Apex Jubilee Reserve, Ophir Road, on 14 October (anytime from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm) as part of the continuing efforts to restore the natural areas.

    Please wear covered shoes and clothing suitable for being outdoors. For further information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/treeplanting

    Temporary Road Closure

    Bridge Street, Perthville


    Council wishes to advise that the Perthville Flood Mitigation works have commenced.

    Part of this work includes the construction of a 4 cell, 3.6m x 3.6m box culvert structure to the east of the Perthville Bridge.

    This will require the full temporary closure of Bridge Street at Perthville, from Monday 18 September 2017 for a period of approximately 6 weeks, subject to weather and construction constraints. Detours will be in place, with alternate access available via Lagoon Road and O’Regans Road. Temporary pedestrian access will be available across Queen Charlotte’s Creek, however cannot be guaranteed.

    ENDS


    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

  • Warning Over Leaving Painted Rocks in Parks

    10 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 10 October 2017

    Council is warning the public of the dangers of placing painted rocks within various parks and reserves throughout Bathurst.

    The painted rocks are believed to be appearing as a result of a social media campaign aimed at encouraging children to become more active by taking part in a treasure hunt style game involving the painting of rocks, which are left in various locations.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said while the activity was well intended it had inadvertently created a safety hazard.

    “As a former school teacher, I strongly support initiatives which engage children and families... Continue reading

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 October 2017

    Council is warning the public of the dangers of placing painted rocks within various parks and reserves throughout Bathurst.

    The painted rocks are believed to be appearing as a result of a social media campaign aimed at encouraging children to become more active by taking part in a treasure hunt style game involving the painting of rocks, which are left in various locations.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said while the activity was well intended it had inadvertently created a safety hazard.

    “As a former school teacher, I strongly support initiatives which engage children and families in outdoor activities,” he said.

    “However, this particular activity does pose a significant safety risk to the public when rocks are left in lawn areas. There is a potential for rocks to be hit by mowers, placing park users or staff at risk of serious injury.”

    While every effort is made to detect and remove safety hazards such as rocks prior to mowing of parks, Council is seeking the public’s support to help keep local parks and reserves a safe environment.

    Media Contact: Media and Communications Officer
  • Elm Leaf Beetle Control to Commence Soon

    11 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 9 October 2017

    Council is soon to commence its 2017 elm tree injection work to various locations within the Bathurst Region as part of its annual program to protect elm trees from the elm leaf beetle.

    Elmsavers Pty Ltd has been awarded this year’s contract to conduct the elm tree control program, which will include the treatment of elm trees within the road reserves and parks at Hill End, Rockley, Perthville, including Vale Road, and areas within Bathurst CBD.

    The works will involve a stem injection treatment utilising specialist equipment that applies insecticide into the vascular system of... Continue reading

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 October 2017

    Council is soon to commence its 2017 elm tree injection work to various locations within the Bathurst Region as part of its annual program to protect elm trees from the elm leaf beetle.

    Elmsavers Pty Ltd has been awarded this year’s contract to conduct the elm tree control program, which will include the treatment of elm trees within the road reserves and parks at Hill End, Rockley, Perthville, including Vale Road, and areas within Bathurst CBD.

    The works will involve a stem injection treatment utilising specialist equipment that applies insecticide into the vascular system of the trees. The method is considered to be the most effective and environmentally sound option as it delivers the insecticide directly into the tree.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the program aims to reduce outbreaks of the pest ahead of the summer months.

    “The treatment provides protection from beetle damage for up to four years,” he said.

    Property owners with elm trees are also encouraged to seek the services of professional companies to treat their own trees. This will help to reduce the population of the elm leaf beetle throughout the region.

    ENDS


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council - 6 October 2017

    14 days ago
    News

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 October 2017

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Great Race Festival

    Stars of the Disney-Pixar movie Cars, Lightning McQueen and his sidekick Mack the Transporter will return as special guests for this year’s race week off-track events as part of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Great Race Festival.

    What: Street Fair
    Where: Kings Parade
    When: Saturday, 7 October 10.00am – 4.00pm

    Village Visits

    Council will be holding meetings with residents in the rural areas during October and November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and Senior Staff to discuss projects and other matters of interest.

    Meetings... Continue reading

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 October 2017

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Great Race Festival

    Stars of the Disney-Pixar movie Cars, Lightning McQueen and his sidekick Mack the Transporter will return as special guests for this year’s race week off-track events as part of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Great Race Festival.

    What: Street Fair
    Where: Kings Parade
    When: Saturday, 7 October 10.00am – 4.00pm

    Village Visits

    Council will be holding meetings with residents in the rural areas during October and November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and Senior Staff to discuss projects and other matters of interest.

    Meetings will be held at the following locations:

    Rockley School of Arts Hall

    6.00 pm on Thursday 12 October

    Hill End Royal Hall

    6.00 pm on Tuesday 31 October

    Yetholme Community Hall

    6.00 pm on Thursday 9 November

    Trunkey Creek Community Hall

    6.00 pm on Thursday 16 November

    Sofala Memorial Hall

    6.00 pm on Monday 27 November

    Wattle Flat

    Date and location to be confirmed

    Elm Leaf Beetle Control

    The program is scheduled to begin in mid October and includes Elms within the road reserves and parks at Hill End, Rockley, Perthville including Vale Road, and select areas within Bathurst.

    The contractor will conduct stem injection treatments, which involves drilling and injecting insecticide into the vascular system of the trees.

    Council is encouraging property owners with Elm Trees to seek the services of professional companies to treat their own trees. This will help to reduce the population of the Elm Leaf Beetle throughout the region.

    Household Chemical CleanOut

    CleanOut your household chemicals the right way at the Household Chemical CleanOut on Thursday 26 October from 8.00am to 4.00pm at the Cooke Hockey Complex, Sydney Road, Bathurst.

    This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of any household, garden or pool chemicals, paint or other hazardous material for free (only household quantities accepted).

    Contact Council on 6333 6111 or visit www.cleanout.com.au for more details.

    What should Perthville Village Square look like

    Council has engaged Group GSA Landscape Architects to investigate design options for the Perthville Village Square. The Square is opposite Perthville Public School and Perthville Community Centre and bounded by Bathurst Street, Tenison Woods Avenue, Rockley Street and Prince Street.

    Council would like to hear from the community about what you would like to see included in the future development of the square.


    To have your say visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au until close of business on Thursday 12 November.

    Tree planting day

    Plant trees, shrubs and grasses at the Apex Jubilee Reserve, Ophir Road, on 14 October (anytime from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm) as part of the continuing efforts to restore the natural areas.

    Please wear covered shoes and clothing suitable for being outdoors. For further information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/treeplanting

    Temporary Road Closure

    Bridge Street, Perthville


    Council wishes to advise that the Perthville Flood Mitigation works have commenced.

    Part of this work includes the construction of a 4 cell, 3.6m x 3.6m box culvert structure to the east of the Perthville Bridge.

    This will require the full temporary closure of Bridge Street at Perthville, from Monday 18 September 2017 for a period of approximately 6 weeks, subject to weather and construction constraints. Detours will be in place, with alternate access available via Lagoon Road and O’Regans Road. Temporary pedestrian access will be available across Queen Charlotte’s Creek, however cannot be guaranteed.

    ENDS


    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • Call for community input into Perthville Village Square

    14 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 6 October 2017

    Council is calling for the community to have a say on the future design of the Perthville Village Square, Perthville.

    Group GSA Landscape Architects has been engaged to develop a detailed design of this community open space to enable the future construction of a new village square for Perthville.
    The square is opposite Perthville Public School and Perthville Community Centre and bounded by Bathurst St, Tenison Woods Ave, Rockley St and Prince St.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is interested in gaining feedback from the community on the type of uses, features and activities... Continue reading

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 October 2017

    Council is calling for the community to have a say on the future design of the Perthville Village Square, Perthville.

    Group GSA Landscape Architects has been engaged to develop a detailed design of this community open space to enable the future construction of a new village square for Perthville.
    The square is opposite Perthville Public School and Perthville Community Centre and bounded by Bathurst St, Tenison Woods Ave, Rockley St and Prince St.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is interested in gaining feedback from the community on the type of uses, features and activities they would like to see on the site to shape the design.

    “I strongly encourage the residents of Perthville to get involved and have their say on this project. The location is near the centre of the village so I am hoping for many suggestions into the future possible use of the park,” he said.

    To provide input, a short survey will be available online at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/perthville-village-square from 7 October to COB 10 November.