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  • What’s News

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    MEDIA RELEASE 20 May 2022

    What’s News

    Household Chemical Cleanout

    Hazardous household chemicals can be disposed of at the Cooke Hockey Complex Great Western Highway from 8.00am to 4.00pm on Thursday, 2 June.

    Items that are eligible for collection include pesticides, paint, garden chemicals (weed killers), solvents (paint stripper), household chemicals (bleach and detergents), smoke detectors, fluorescent light globes and tubes, old gas bottles, and fire extinguishers.

    This service is for residents with domestic quantities of household hazardous chemicals only, with the first 20kg/litres able to be disposed free of charge.

    For more information phone 6333 6100.

    Youth Council Recruitment

    Applications are now open for young people aged from 15 - 18 years to join the Bathurst Regional Youth Council.

    The Youth Council provides opportunities to participate in the community by organising events, having a say on local issues and working on projects that support and encourage young people.

    Applications are open to Tuesday, 7 June. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Macquarie View Tennis Clubhouse

    Council is seeking information on the Macquarie View Tennis Clubhouse, Esrom Street West Bathurst, specifically when the club was first established and details on its founding members.

    Council is currently refurbishing the tennis clubhouse and as part of the project a Heritage Interpretation Plan is being prepared to guide how the site will be interpreted. This document will also be important in recording details on the history of the clubhouse.

    If you can assist phone 6333 6111 or email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Long Term Financial Plan

    The Long Term Financial Plan has been developed under the NSW Government’s Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP & R) Framework. The document is a ten-year view of Council’s finances. The LTFP is now on exhibition. For more information and to make a submission visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Submissions close 4pm, 17 June.

    Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

    Council has prepared a Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan which is on exhibition for community feedback. Hard copies of the draft plan are available for viewing at the Civic Centre and Bathurst Library or from the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Submissions can be lodged via YourSay Bathurst or in writing to The General Manager, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst, NSW, 2795. Submissions can be made until 4pm Friday 27 May.

    National Reconciliation Week

    National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually from 27 May - 3 June. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    The NRW 2022 theme "Be Brave. Make Change." calls for all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

    Council will mark NRW 2022 by hosting a free, family fun football afternoon at Kelso Community Hub on Friday 27 May 2022 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

    The event will include:

    • Football activities facilitated by local league clubs
    • Traditional Indigenous Games facilitated by Bathurst Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
    • Library Van visit – Book borrowing and children’s activities
    • Catering by Indigenous Cultural Adventures
    • Informal touch football match for children, youth, community members, service providers and local football role models

    For more information, please contact Council’s Community Services Section on (02) 6333 6523.

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.
    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.
    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    Closing 6 June.

    Heritage Advisory Service

    Council offers a free Heritage Advisory Service that operates on a fortnightly basis. A Heritage Advisor and Senior Heritage Planner can meet with you on site to discuss maintenance, development options and provide advice on signage and colour schemes.

    Please phone 6333 6211 to make an appointment.

    Bathurst Region Heritage Plan

    The Bathurst Region Heritage Plan 2021-2025 aims to guide heritage management within the Bathurst region and establishes the key strategic priorities and associated actions for heritage management over the next four years. Stay informed of the activities, programs and projects in the community and village groups in relation to the plan by signing up to the YourSay Bathurst website.

    National Sorry Day

    To commemorate National Sorry Day, an unveiling of a plaque and an afternoon tea will be held in the PJ Moodie Courtyard behind the Civic Centre on Thursday, 26 May at 2.00pm.

    @ BRAG

    Artist-Led Workshop with Nicola Mason

    Thursday 26 May, 5:30pm

    Second date added due to popular demand.

    In this workshop participants will be led by artist Nicola Mason in creating still life studies of eclectic objects, from both the natural and domestic environments, using watercolour and charcoal. Participants will walk away with new skills and an artwork.

    Suitable for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.

    Light refreshments and all materials included. Bookings essential via www.bit.ly/brag_events

    Free Information Session: Reading problems? What you should be looking for.

    A free information session on reading difficulties and disorders such as Dyslexia in adults and children, will be held at the Bathurst Library on Thursday 26 May, 5pm.

    Hear about the symptoms of reading disorders, what constitutes a disorder and what assistance is available both at the Library and in the wider community. Bookings Essential, call 6333 6281. Tea and coffee provided.

    Bathurst Writers & Readers Festival

    The Bathurst Writers & Readers Festival returns to BMEC on Friday 20 – Sunday 22 May with both live stream and local events. One of the feature events of the festival is the Great Festival Read panel. Join panellists Elizabeth Tink, Jennifer Short, Rod Allan and Kate Conolan to discuss When We Fall by author and former Bathurst resident, Aoife Clifford. Visit bmec.com.au for more information.

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    Media contact:
    Media Officer

  • Banishing Bathurst Butts Beyond the CBD

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    MEDIA RELEASE 19 May 2022

    Banishing Bathurst Butts Beyond the CBD

    Council has received $48,119 from the NSW Government’s Environmental Protection Authority’s Round Two Cigarette Litter Prevention Grants to butt-out Bathurst’s cigarette litter.

    Mayor Robert Taylor said this will be the next stage of Council’s successful cigarette litter prevention project.

    “The first phase of the project ‘Cignificantly Reducing CBD Litter’ increased binning rates by 87.9 per cent and decreased cigarette litter by 93.7 per cent,” he said.

    “Surveys that were conducted have identified that Bathurst Base Hospital and suburban shopping areas are a priority for future projects. Butt litter checks found large quantities of discarded cigarette butts in these areas. Across nine sites a total of 4,808 butts were found littered on the ground, in garden beds and in gutters. Using this data, it is estimated that 1,594 butts are littered per week.

    The project is a partnership between Council and Bathurst Base Hospital and aims to decrease cigarette butt litter by 90 per cent on hospital grounds and decrease cigarette butt litter by 80 per cent at all other project sites.”

    Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the program aims to reduce littering behaviour in NSW.

    “By supporting Bathurst Regional Council to deliver cigarette butt litter prevention projects the NSW government is answering the needs of locals who take pride in their city and want clean streets that reflect that,” he said.

    “Cigarette butts continue to be the most common type of litter in NSW and one of the most harmful to the environment given the toxic chemicals that make up cigarettes. Banishing Bathurst Butts Beyond the CBD will target key areas that are known popular littering areas.”

    Signage and butt bins will be installed at the various sites with significant butt litter. The Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 prohibits smokers from smoking on hospital grounds, signage will be installed that educates and directs smokers to lawful area with improved infrastructure.

    Discarded cigarette butts have over 400 harmful chemicals that when littered leach into our natural environment and waterways causing a range of impacts. Research from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority has indicated that approximately 1.32 billion butts are littered in NSW each year. Through preventative projects in public places almost 800 million can be prevented from entering the environment.

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    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 13 May 2022

    Youth Council Recruitment

    Applications are now open for young people aged from 15 - 18 years to join the Bathurst Regional Youth Council.

    The Youth Council provides opportunities to participate in the community by organising events, having a say on local issues and working on projects that support and encourage young people.

    Applications are open to Tuesday, 7 June. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Macquarie View Tennis Clubhouse

    Council is seeking information on the Macquarie View Tennis Clubhouse, Esrom Street West Bathurst, specifically when the club was first established and details on its founding members.

    Council is currently refurbishing the tennis clubhouse and as part of the project a Heritage Interpretation Plan is being prepared to guide how the site will be interpreted. This document will also be important in recording details on the history of the clubhouse.

    If you can assist phone 6333 6111 or email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Seeking budget feedback

    If you are keen to find out what we are planning to achieve over the next 12 months, make sure to review our draft Delivery Program 2022-2026 and Operational Plan 2022/2023.

    The plan is our commitment to our community on how and where funds will be spent and what services and activities the community can expect to be delivered during the financial year.

    The Delivery Program & Operational Plan, incorporating the Revenue Policy, outlines the strategies and financial resources required over the next four years to implement the key directions identified by the community in our Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    The draft plan is now open for public submissions and can be viewed at: yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au, at the Civic Centre or at the library.

    Submissions are invited until 4:45pm on Friday 20 May, and will be considered at the Council meeting in June.

    Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

    Council has prepared a Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022 - 2027, which is on exhibition for community feedback. Hard copies of the draft plan are available for viewing at the Civic Centre and Bathurst Library or from the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Submissions can be lodged via YourSay Bathurst or in writing to The General Manager, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst, NSW, 2795. Submissions can be made until 4pm Friday 27 May.

    National Reconciliation Week

    National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually from 27 May - 3 June. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    The NRW 2022 theme "Be Brave. Make Change." calls for all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

    Council will mark NRW 2022 by hosting a free, family fun football afternoon at Kelso Community Hub on Friday 27 May 2022 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

    The event will include:

    • Football activities facilitated by local league clubs
    • Traditional Indigenous Games facilitated by Bathurst Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
    • Library Van visit – Book borrowing and children’s activities
    • Catering by Indigenous Cultural Adventures
    • Informal touch football match for children, youth, community members, service providers and local football role models

    For more information, please contact Council’s Community Services Section on (02) 6333 6523.

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.
    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.
    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    Closing 6 June.

    Creating Connections

    Council is offering free programs for seniors (65 years +) in the coming weeks.

    • Health information session – Tuesday 17 May at the RSL
    • Lawn Bowls– Wednesday 18 May at Greens on William

    All programs start at 10am and include a free morning tea. Registration is essential. Please phone 6333 6523.

    National Sorry Day

    To commemorate National Sorry Day, an unveiling of a plaque and an afternoon tea will be held in the PJ Moodie Courtyard behind the Civic Centre on Thursday, 26 May at 2.00pm.

    Upcoming at BRAG:

    Artist-Led Workshop with Nicola Mason

    Thursday 26 May, 5:30pm

    Second date added due to popular demand.

    In this workshop participants will be led by artist Nicola Mason in creating still life studies of eclectic objects, from both the natural and domestic environments, using watercolour and charcoal. Participants will walk away with new skills and an artwork.

    Suitable for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.

    Light refreshments and all materials included. Bookings essential via www.bit.ly/brag_events

    Free Information Session: Reading problems? What you should be looking for…

    A free information session on reading difficulties and disorders such as Dyslexia in adults and children, will be held at the Bathurst Library on Thursday 26 May, 5pm.

    Hear about the symptoms of reading disorders, what constitutes a disorder and what assistance is available both at the Library and in the wider community. Bookings Essential, call 6333 6281. Tea and coffee provided.

    Bathurst Writers & Readers Festival

    The Bathurst Writers & Readers Festival returns to BMEC on Friday 20 – Sunday 22 May with both live stream and local events.

    One of the feature events of the festival is the Great Festival Read panel. Join panellists Elizabeth Tink, Jennifer Short, Rod Allan and Kate Conolan to discuss When We Fall by author and former Bathurst resident, Aoife Clifford. Visit bmec.com.au for more information and a copy of the full festival program.

  • Expressions of Interest for passenger air service to be considered

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    MEDIA RELEASE 13 May 2022

    Council will consider calling for Expressions of Interest from passenger airlines to continue an air service between Bathurst and Sydney at an ordinary meeting on Wednesday, 18 May.

    Mayor Robert Taylor said Rex Express has been the Regular Public Transport (RPT) air service provider between Bathurst and Sydney and has provided a high service to the community for many years.

    “Unfortunately, Covid has severely impacted on passenger numbers on this route, as it has most routes throughout Australia,” he said.

    “Rex has indicated it is unlikely to continue the service once the Federal Government financial support to regional carriers ends.”

    Interest remains from business, health and tourist sectors for a return to a daily RPT service and is perceived as necessary for Bathurst to identify as an important regional destination.

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    MEDIA RELEASE 6 May 2022

    What’s News

    Bathurst Library May Book Sale

    Grab a bargain at Bathurst Library’s book sale on Friday 6 May to Sunday 8 May. Choose from a great range of ex-library items and donated books, starting from just 50c.

    Track 2 Town

    Track 2 Town will take place between 11am – 1pm on Thursday 12 May. Cars from the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be on display along with driver signings and a free barbecue available.

    Proclamation Ceremony

    Council invites residents to acknowledge the anniversary of the proclamation by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1815 of Bathurst as a settlement on Sunday 8 May. The ceremony is at 10am at the Flag Staff acknowledging the 2022 Living Legends, followed by a commemoration of past Bathurstians at 11am at the Pillars of Bathurst.

    Seeking budget feedback

    If you are keen to find out what we are planning to achieve over the next 12 months, make sure to review our draft Delivery Program 2022-2026 and Operational Plan 2022/2023.

    The plan is our commitment to our community on how and where funds will be spent and what services and activities the community can expect to be delivered during the financial year.

    The Delivery Program & Operational Plan, incorporating the Revenue Policy, outlines the strategies and financial resources required over the next four years to implement the key directions identified by the community in our Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    The draft plan is now open for public submissions and can be viewed at: yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au, at the Civic Centre or at the library.

    Submissions are invited mailto:media@bathurst.nsw.gov.auuntil 4:45pm on Friday 20 May, and will be considered at the Council meeting in June.

    Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan

    Council has prepared a Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022 - 2027, which is on

    exhibition for community feedback. Hard copies of the draft plan are available for viewing at the Civic Centre and Bathurst Library or from the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Submissions can be lodged via YourSay Bathurst or in writing to The General Manager, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst, NSW, 2795. Submissions can be made until 4pm Friday 27 May.

    SMS service to remind pet owners to register their cat or dog

    Council has a new service in place which sends SMS reminders to dog and cat owners to register their pets. All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age.

    The registration fee is a once-only payment, which covers the cat or dog for its Registering your pet and updating the contact details, if required, is the best way to ensure your pet is returned to you if they ever become lost.

    Pet owners are encouraged to register their cat or dog online at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au, which is a database of registered cats or dogs that live in NSW.

    National Reconciliation Week

    National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually from 27 May - 3 June. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    The NRW 2022 theme "Be Brave. Make Change." calls for all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

    Council will mark NRW 2022 by hosting a free, family fun football afternoon at Kelso Community Hub on Friday 27 May 2022 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

    The event will include:

    • Football activities facilitated by local league clubs
    • Traditional Indigenous Games facilitated by Bathurst Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
    • Library Van visit – Book borrowing and children’s activities
    • Catering by Indigenous Cultural Adventures
    • Informal touch football match for children, youth, community members, service providers and local football role models

    For more information, please contact Council’s Community Services Section on (02) 6333 6523.

    Grant Writing Workshops

    Council and Regional Development Australia are conducting two grant writing workshops on Tuesday, 17 May to assist community groups and businesses apply for the many grants offered by all levels of Government. Anyone can attend either workshop however they will be structured to meet the requirements of the targeted audience.

    Community Groups – Full

    Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers

    Cost: Free

    Business Groups

    Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers

    Cost: Free

    To register please visit https://bathurstliveinvest.com.au/event/grant-writing-workshop/

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.
    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.
    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    Closing 6 June.

    Begonia House closing

    This weekend is your last chance to view the flowers at the Begonia House. The display at will be closing on Monday, 9 May.

    Creating Connections

    Council is offering a range of free programs for seniors (65 years +) in the coming weeks.

    • U3A information session – Tuesday 10 May at the RSL
    • Stretch Class (hosted by CityFit) – Wednesday 12 May at the RSL
    • Healthy Cooking for Seniors (hosted by Harvest Café) – Thursday 13 May at the RSL
    • Health information session – Tuesday 17 May at the RSL
    • Lawn Bowls– Wednesday 18 May at Greens on William

    All programs start at 10am and include a free morning tea. Registration is essential. Please phone 6333 6523.

    National Sorry Day

    To commemorate National Sorry Day, an unveiling of a plaque and an afternoon tea will be held in the PJ Moodie Courtyard behind the Civic Centre on Thursday, 26 May at 2.00pm.

    ENDS
    Media contact:
    Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 29 April 2022


    Proclamation Ceremony

    Council invites residents to acknowledge the anniversary of the proclamation by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1815 of Bathurst as a settlement on Sunday 8 May. The ceremony is at 10am at the Flag Staff acknowledging the 2022 Living Legends, followed by a commemoration of past Bathurstians at 11am at the Pillars of Bathurst. For more information contact Council on 6333 6111.

    Seeking budget feedback

    If you are keen to find out what we are planning to achieve over the next 12 months, make sure to review our draft Delivery Program 2022-2026 and Operational Plan 2022/2023.

    The plan is our commitment to our community on how and where funds will be spent and what services and activities the community can expect to be delivered during the financial year.

    The Delivery Program & Operational Plan, incorporating the Revenue Policy, outlines the strategies and financial resources required over the next four years to implement the key directions identified by the community in our Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    The draft plan is now open for public submissions and can be viewed at: yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au, at the Civic Centre or at the library.

    Submissions are invited until 4:45pm on Friday 20 May, and will be considered at the Council meeting in June.

    SMS service to remind pet owners to register their cat or dog

    Council has a new service in place which sends SMS reminders to dog and cat owners to register their pets. All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age.

    The registration fee is a once-only payment, which covers the cat or dog for its Registering your pet and updating the contact details, if required, is the best way to ensure your pet is returned to you if they ever become lost.

    Pet owners are encouraged to register their cat or dog online at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au, which is a database of registered cats or dogs that live in NSW.

    Dino-store exhibit

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum has a new display featuring three young dinosaurs that you can pat and interact with. The display features a Stegosaurus, Utahraptor and a Monolophosaurus and is staged as a pet shop where you can imagine what it would be like to have a dinosaur as a pet.


    Use your valid NSW Parent or Discover vouchers to cover the cost of admission. For more information, visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Waste 2 Art

    Waste 2 Art is a community art initiative that is run across the central west and is designed to showcase creative works made from recycled and waste materials, encouraging artists and the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

    This year’s theme is soft plastics, however other waste items can be used. Entries are open until 4 May and open to people of all ages and creative skills.

    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Grant Writing Workshops

    Council and Regional Development Australia are conducting two grant writing workshops on Tuesday, 17 May to assist community groups and businesses apply for the many grants offered by all levels of Government. Anyone can attend either workshop however they will be structured to meet the requirements of the targeted audience.

    Community Groups

    Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers

    Cost: Free

    Business Groups

    Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers

    Cost: Free

    To register please visit https://bathurstliveinvest.com.au/event/grant-writing-workshop/

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.
    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.
    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    Closing 6 June.

    Community Strategic Plan

    The Bathurst Regional Community Strategic Plan, Our Region Our Future, is the community’s plan for the future of the region. It captures the ideas, priorities, and aspirations of the community.

    Help us make sure the Bathurst region is heading in the right direction by being part of the conversation. The draft plan is on exhibition until 29 April.

    Visit the YourSay Bathurst website for more information.

    ENDS
    Media contact:
    Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 22 April 2022

    Seeking budget feedback

    If you are keen to find out what we are planning to achieve over the next 12 months, make sure to review our draft Delivery Program 2022-2026 and Operational Plan 2022/2023.

    The plan is our commitment to our community on how and where funds will be spent and what services and activities the community can expect to be delivered during the financial year.

    The Delivery Program & Operational Plan, incorporating the Revenue Policy, outlines the strategies and financial resources required over the next four years to implement the key directions identified by the community in our Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    The draft plan is now open for public submissions and can be viewed at: yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au, at the Civic Centre or at the library.

    Submissions are invited until 4:45pm on Friday 20 May 2022, and will be considered at the Council meeting in June 2022.

    SMS service to remind pet owners to register their cat or dog

    Council has a new service in place which sends SMS reminders to dog and cat owners to register their pets. All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age.

    The registration fee is a once-only payment, which covers the cat or dog for its Registering your pet and updating the contact details, if required, is the best way to ensure your pet is returned to you if they ever become lost.

    Pet owners are encouraged to register their cat or dog online at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au, which is a database of registered cats or dogs that live in NSW.

    Community tree planting day

    Don your gardening gloves, embrace the outdoors and lend us a hand to help plant native plants along Jordan Creek in Links Place Drainage Reserve this Sunday 24 April.

    Starting at 10am, adults and kids alike can assist in planting native trees, shrubs and grasses that once mature will provide important habitat for local wildlife, and improve the health and function of this important urban waterway. Council will also have a free BBQ lunch afterwards.

    Location: Links Place Drainage Reserve, Off Boundary Road, Robin Hill

    Time/Date: 10:00am Sunday 24 April 2022

    The next community tree planting day will be held:

    Location: Baillie Street Open Space Reserve next to Evans Bridge, Bathurst

    Time/Date: 10:00am Sunday 22 May 2022

    Dino-store exhibit

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum has a new display featuring three young dinosaurs that you can pat and interact with. The display features a Stegosaurus, Utahraptor and a Monolophosaurus and is staged as a pet shop where you can imagine what it would be like to have a dinosaur as a pet.

    Use your valid NSW Parent or Discover vouchers to cover the cost of admission. For more information, visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Waste 2 Art

    Waste 2 Art is a community art initiative that is run across the central west and is designed to showcase creative works made from recycled and waste materials, encouraging artists and the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

    This year’s theme is soft plastics, however other waste items can be used. Entries are until 4 May and open to people of all ages and creative skills.

    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Grant Writing Workshops

    Council and Regional Development Australia are conducting two grant writing workshops on Tuesday, 17 May to assist community groups and businesses apply for the many grants offered by all levels of Government. Anyone can attend either workshop however they will be structured to meet the requirements of the targeted audience.

    Community Groups

    Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers

    Cost: Free

    Business Groups

    Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers

    Cost: Free

    To register please visit https://bathurstliveinvest.com.au/event/grant-writing-workshop/

    Vote for Bathurst

    Bathurst is a finalist in the awards by the NSW Tourism Industry Council. Cast your vote for your favourite town and community. Support the Bathurst region and vote to make us NSW’s Top Tourism Town. Voting is open until Friday, 27 April.

    www.businessnsw.com/top-tourism-town-awards-2022

    Community Strategic Plan

    The Bathurst Regional Community Strategic Plan, Our Region Our Future, is the community’s plan for the future of the region. It captures the ideas, priorities, and aspirations of the community.

    Help us make sure the Bathurst region is heading in the right direction by being part of the conversation. The draft plan is on exhibition until 29 April.

    Visit the YourSay Bathurst website for more information.

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.
    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.
    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    @ the library

    Dr Stephen Gapps will be visiting the library on Friday 29 April at 6.00pm to discuss his book ‘Gudyarra: The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance’. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the day. Bookings are essential, call 6333 6281.

  • Vandalism of Environmental Rehabilitation Works at Jaques Park

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    MEDIA RELEASE 14 April 2022

    Vandalism of Environmental Rehabilitation Works at Jaques Park

    Council is calling on the community to report acts of vandalism against environmental rehabilitation works undertaken along Hawthornden Creek within Jaques Park in South Bathurst.

    In what can only be described as environmental vandalism following recent community and schools planting days, young seedlings, tree guards and hardwood stakes continue to be pulled from the ground and thrown into the creek or stolen, and some of the remaining planting holes have been replanted with exotic species.

    Manager Recreation Mark Kimbel said the vandalism has been a disappointing setback for Council and community volunteers, as they have been working hard to rehabilitate the riparian vegetation zone along Hawthornden Creek at Jaques Park having achieved a major transformation from what was once a highly degraded site dominated by invasive riparian weeds, and devoid of natural vegetation.

    “Over the last twelve years, significant environmental rehabilitation works along Hawthornden Creek have been undertaken including activities in the section of the creek transecting Jaques Park,” he said.

    “The works have involved the removal of weed species such as Poplars, Willow, and Blackberry.”

    Community volunteers and as well as students from South Bathurst Public School have been heavily involved in this ongoing project since 2010, helping to revegetate Hawthornden Creek through scheduled community and school tree planting days whilst also learning about the benefits of habitat rehabilitation.

    A range of native trees, shrubs, rushes and grasses have been planted along the creek including River Sheoak, Yellow Box, Silver Wattle, River Bottlebrush, Swamp Tea-tree and native grasses. The plant species that have been chosen are local to the Bathurst region and once mature will provide habitat for wildlife and stabilise the bank to reduce erosion.

    To report acts of vandalism on environmental rehabilitation works at Hawthornden Creek Jaques Park, please contact Council’s Recreation Section on 6333 6285 or email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    For more information on the Hawthornden Creek Jaques Park Environmental Rehabilitation project visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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    MEDIA RELEASE 14 April 2022


    Dino-store exhibit

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum has a new display featuring three young dinosaurs that you can pat and interact with. The display features a Stegosaurus, Utahraptor and a Monolophosaurus and is staged as a pet shop where you can imagine what it would be like to have a dinosaur as a pet.


    Use your valid NSW Parent or Discover vouchers to cover the cost of admission. For more information, visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Waste 2 Art

    Waste 2 Art is a community art initiative that is run across the central west and is designed to showcase creative works made from recycled and waste materials, encouraging artists and the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

    This year’s theme is soft plastics, however other waste items can be used. Entries are until 4 May and open to people of all ages and creative skills.

    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Grant Writing Workshops

    Council and Regional Development Australia are conducting two grant writing workshops on Tuesday, 17 May to assist community groups and businesses apply for the many grants offered by all levels of Government. Anyone can attend either workshop however they will be structured to meet the requirements of the targeted audience.

    Community Groups

    Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers,

    Cost: Free

    Business Groups

    Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers,

    Cost: Free

    To register please email business@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Vote for Bathurst

    Bathurst is a finalist in the awards by the NSW Tourism Industry Council. Cast your vote for your favourite town and community. Support the Bathurst region and vote to make us NSW’s Top Tourism Town. Voting is open until Friday, 27 April.

    www.businessnsw.com/top-tourism-town-awards-2022

    Musicians in the Park

    Who: Pengopuss
    When: Friday 22 April from 5.30pm to 8.00pm
    Where: Kings Parade Cost: Free

    Community Strategic Plan

    The Bathurst Regional Community Strategic Plan, Our Region Our Future, is the community’s plan for the future of the region. It captures the ideas, priorities, and aspirations of the community.

    Help us make sure the Bathurst region is heading in the right direction by being part of the conversation. The draft plan is on exhibition from 28 March until 29 April.

    Visit the YourSay Bathurst website for more information.

    Have Your Say

    Tafe Precinct EOI

    Council has extended the deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct to 3 May. This extension is in consideration of Covid disruptions experienced in the EOI timeframe to date and is to ensure high-quality proposals are received.

    To provide feedback visit YourSay Bathurst.

    ClubGRANTS Scheme

    Council invites local community organisations to apply for funding from the 2022 ClubGRANTS Scheme. Information on ClubGRANTS funding guidelines and application forms are available on Council’s website: www.bathurst.nsw. gov.au or the ClubsNSW website www.clubsnsw.com.au, or contact Council on 6333 6523. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 22 April.

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.

    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    JP Services

    The community JP Desk in the Bathurst City Centre is open to assist clients face to face who need JP services.

    The service is available at Bathurst City Centre on Tuesday afternoon (3.30pm to 6pm) Thursday evenings (5pm to 7pm) and Saturday mornings (9am to 12 noon).

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    @ the library

    Dr Stephen Gapps will be visiting the library on Friday 29 April at 6.00pm to discuss his book

    ‘Gudyarra: The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance’. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the day. Bookings are essential, call 6333 6281.

    ENDS
    Media contact:
    Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 8 April 2022

    What’s News

    Community Tree Planting Day


    Where:
    Baillie Street Reserve (Evans Bridge) Macquarie Wambuul River
    When:
    10 am, Sunday 10 April

    Adults and kids can assist in planting native trees, shrubs and grasses that will provide important habitat for local wildlife, and improve the health and function of this much loved river. There will be a free barbecue lunch afterwards.

    No experience is needed and all plants and equipment are provided. To ensure safe hygiene practices we ask that you please bring along your own gardening gloves. The event will go ahead in light rain. For further information and/or to register please contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791.

    Dino-store exhibit

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum has a new display featuring three young dinosaurs that you can pat and interact with. The display features a Stegosaurus, Utahraptor and a Monolophosaurus and is staged as a pet shop where you can imagine what it would be like to have a dinosaur as a pet.


    Use your valid NSW Parent or Discover vouchers to cover the cost of admission. For more information, visit museumsbathurst.com.au


    Musicians in the Park

    Bring a rug, order your favourite take away and sit back and relax in Kings Parade for two performances in April.

    Who: The Safety of Life at Sea 

    When: Friday 8 April - 5.30pm to 8.00pm  

    Where: Kings Parade 

    Cost: Free 

    Who: Pengopuss

    When: Friday 22 April - 5.30pm to 8.00pm  

    Where: Kings Parade 

    Cost: Free 

    Cinema in the Park

    Bring a rug and grab some takeaway from one of the surrounding businesses in Kings Parade and enjoy a movie under the stars. Musicians will perform in the lead up to the movie.

    Film: Ice Age 3 – Dawn of the Dinosaurs

    Time: Live music from 5.00pm. Movie to start at 6.00pm

    Date: Saturday 9 April

    Where: Kings Parade 

    Cost: Free 

    Chase the Rainbow

    Chase the Rainbow is a free family friendly run/walk at Morse Park on Sunday, 10 April from 9:30am - 1.00pm to celebrate Youth Week. The event is less about running speed and more about having fun. Participants are doused in different colours while passing colour stations throughout the designated course.

    There will be a Lions Club sausage sizzle, food and coffee vans, and live music.

    To register or for more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Grant Writing Workshops

    Regional Development Australia and Council are conducting two grant writing workshops on Tuesday, 17 May to assist community groups and businesses apply for the many grants offered by all levels of Government. Anyone can attend either workshop however they will be structured to meet the requirements of the targeted audience.

    Community Groups

    Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers,

    Cost: Free

    Business Groups

    Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

    Date: Tuesday, 17 May

    Where: Panorama Room, Bathurst Panthers,

    Cost: Free

    To register please email business@bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    Community Strategic Plan

    The Bathurst Regional Community Strategic Plan, Our Region Our Future, is the community’s plan for the future of the region. It captures the ideas, priorities, and aspirations of the community.

    Help us make sure the Bathurst region is heading in the right direction by being part of the conversation. The draft plan is on exhibition from 28 March until 29 April.

    Visit the YourSay Bathurst website for more information.

    Information session

    A public information sessions are scheduled during the exhibition period to be held:

    • 12 April commencing at 1.00pm.

    The information sessions will be held at BMEC. Please register your attendance at the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Autumn Colours

    The Autumn Colours program will incorporate the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail and Heritage Week culminating with Proclamation Day.

    The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail is on 9-10 April with over 100 artisans exhibiting at the Bathurst Showground and Agricultural Research Station with a series of workshops and demonstrations.

    The Heritage Week activities have been expanded with tours and events scheduled from Saturday 30 April including tours of the TAFE building, Uniting Church, St Stephen’s and Keppel Street and concluding with Proclamation Day on Sunday 8 May.

    Tickets for all tours and for the Heritage Trades Trail can be booked at bathurstregion.com.au.

    Have Your Say

    Tafe Precinct EOI

    Council has extended the deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct to 3 May. This extension is in consideration of Covid disruptions experienced in the EOI timeframe to date and is to ensure high-quality proposals are received.

    To provide feedback visit YourSay Bathurst.

    ClubGRANTS Scheme

    Council invites local community organisations to apply for funding from the 2022 ClubGRANTS Scheme. Information on ClubGRANTS funding guidelines and application forms are available on Council’s website: www.bathurst.nsw. gov.au or the ClubsNSW website www.clubsnsw.com.au, or contact Council on 6333 6523. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 22 April.

    Heritage Grants

    Council is now inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners and community groups to restore, repair, promote and interpret the region’s heritage.

    • The Bathurst Region Local Heritage Fund provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

    • The Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to activate, improve, repair and maintain buildings within the central business district.

    • The Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management

    Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    Applications for funding must be made on the application form which is available on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    For more information or assistance, contact the Strategic Planning Section, on 6333 6211.

    JP Services

    The community JP Desk in the Bathurst City Centre is open to assist clients face to face who need JP services.

    The service is available at Bathurst City Centre on Tuesday afternoon (3.30pm to 6pm) Thursday evenings (5pm to 7pm) and Saturday mornings (9am to 12 noon).

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    @ the library

    Dr Stephen Gapps will be visiting the library on Friday 29 April at 6.00pm to discuss his book

    ‘Gudyarra: The First Wiradyuri War of Resistance’. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the day. Bookings are essential- call 6333 6281.

    ENDS
    Media contact:
    Media Officer

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