News Centre

Chifley Dam photo courtesy David McKellar


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

Chifley Dam photo courtesy David McKellar


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

    1 day ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 December 2018


    New Year’s Eve – Party in the Park

    The Adventure Playground will be full of excitement from 4pm, with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Don’t miss the greatly anticipated fireworks display as it lights up the night sky at 9pm. Pack a picnic, invite your friends and family, and come along to New Year’s Eve Party in the Park and join in the fun on Monday, 31 December from 4.00-9.00pm. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Pop-Up Shop


    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for...

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 December 2018


    New Year’s Eve – Party in the Park

    The Adventure Playground will be full of excitement from 4pm, with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Don’t miss the greatly anticipated fireworks display as it lights up the night sky at 9pm. Pack a picnic, invite your friends and family, and come along to New Year’s Eve Party in the Park and join in the fun on Monday, 31 December from 4.00-9.00pm. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Pop-Up Shop


    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick makers, ‘mechanics’ and artisans responsible for Bathurst’s reputation as a “red brick town” in its first century. The book is available at Council, Books Plus and online at grahamlupp.art

    Keep your pets safe this Christmas

    Dog owners should take the time to ensure fences and gates are ‘dog-proof’ ahead of the holiday season. Under new laws, owners of dogs found on the streets off leash, will face a fine of $330, up from $220.

    Bathurst NRL tickets on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for the round three NRL clash between Penrith Panthers and Melbourne Storm at Carrington Park on Saturday, 30 March. Early bird prices are available until 7 January. To purchase tickets or for more information visit bathurstnrl.com.au

    2018/2019 Bathurst CCTV Funding Program: Round 2

    Council is providing funding to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses within the Bathurst Local Government Area may apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis, under the criteria of the Bathurst CCTV Funding Program.

    Projects must be completed within the current 2018/2019 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant. For further details of this fund and/or application packages, please contact Council’s Cultural & Community Services Department on 6333 6523 or Council’s website www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Applications close at 4pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

    Summer Reading Program

    The Summer Reading Program is for children aged 0-17yrs and will run until 31 January 2019.

    Register with the library then borrow, read and record books that have been read in the logbooks and hand them back in. Register online to learn about more activities at summerreadingclub.org.au

    Event of the Year

    Local organisations are encouraged to nominate for the Bathurst region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Nominations close 11 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    Council has commissioned Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park that will cater to all skill levels including beginners. A draft concept design has been developed and Council is now seeking feedback on this design until 11 January 2019.

    Centennial Park Landscape Plan

    Council is seeking feedback on the Centennial Park concept landscape plan that has been developed after extensive community consultation. The landscape plan developed by dsb Landscape Architects reflects the community’s views to keep Centennial Park green, open and useful. Feedback on the concept plan will accepted until 11 January 2019.

    Alec Lamberton Park Consultation

    Council is seeking community feedback to inform the Alec Lamberton Park master plan. Following previous community consultation, Council has decided to retain Alec Lamberton Park as open space used for community recreational activities.

    To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    8 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018

    Pop-Up Shop

    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018

    Pop-Up Shop

    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick makers, ‘mechanics’ and artisans responsible for Bathurst’s reputation as a “red brick town” in its first century. The book is available at Council, Books Plus and online at grahamlupp.art

    Garage Sale

    Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year’s Garage Sale on Sunday, 9 December. Enjoy preloved homewares, fashion and furniture and rehome formerly loved books and children’s items. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    NMRM Celebrating 50 Years of Holden

    This year marks 50 years since Holden’s first outright victory in the October touring car classic at Mount Panorama. To mark this anniversary, the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) will feature a special exhibition of some classic race winning Holden race cars.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the cars that forged the Holden legend at Mount Panorama. This exhibition will run until December. For more information visit www.nmrm.com.au or call 6332 1872.

    Soar & Roar

    Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on 9 December to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information visit soarandroar.com.au

    Event of the Year

    Local organisations are encouraged to nominate for the Bathurst region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Nominations close 11 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    Council has commissioned Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park that will cater to all skill levels including beginners. A draft concept design has been developed and Council is now seeking feedback on this design until 11 January 2019.

    Centennial Park Landscape Plan

    Council is seeking feedback on the Centennial Park concept landscape plan that has been developed after extensive community consultation. The landscape plan developed by dsb Landscape Architects reflects the community’s views to keep Centennial Park green, open and useful. Feedback on the concept plan will accepted until 11 January 2019.

    Alec Lamberton Park Consultation

    Council is seeking community feedback to inform the Alec Lamberton Park master plan. Following previous community consultation, Council has decided to retain Alec Lamberton Park as open space used for community recreational activities.

    To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Have YourSay on the Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    9 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Council has commissioned company Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the extension will provide more skate park features that will cater to all skill levels and skate park riding disciplines, including beginners and intermediate levels.

    “The extension to the skate park will provide more opportunities for young people of differing skill levels to use the facility”, he said.

    “Public open spaces like skate parks gives young people a place to call their own. It also provides them the opportunity to socialise and be outdoors...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Council has commissioned company Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the extension will provide more skate park features that will cater to all skill levels and skate park riding disciplines, including beginners and intermediate levels.

    “The extension to the skate park will provide more opportunities for young people of differing skill levels to use the facility”, he said.

    “Public open spaces like skate parks gives young people a place to call their own. It also provides them the opportunity to socialise and be outdoors to get fresh air and exercise.”

    A workshop was held on October 25 where the community was invited to have a say on what they would like included in the skate park extension. A Draft Concept Design has since been developed based on the outcomes of the workshop.

    Council is asking for comment on the ‘Draft Concept Design’. Feedback from the online consultation process will be considered before a detailed design is completed.

    It is anticipated that tenders will be called at the beginning of the new financial year for the construction of the skate park extension.

    To have YourSay on the Bathurst Skate Park visit yoursay.bathurst. nsw.gov.au and complete the survey on the concept design. In addition, a written submission can be sent to The General Manager, PMB 17 Bathurst NSW 2795.

    Comments on the draft plan will be received up until the 11 January 2019

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Centennial Park concept design open for feedback

    9 days ago
    Centennialpark brentonjones

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Earlier this year Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design that reflected the community's aspirations for the future upgrade of Centennial Park, Bathurst.

    After extensive community consultation, a report was produced that indicated the community’s wishes for the park’s future was to keep it green, keep it open and make it useful.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the process of developing an acceptable plan for this important green space within the Bathurst CBD was nearing completion.

    “We have received a lot of creative and constructive feedback as to what should be...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Earlier this year Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design that reflected the community's aspirations for the future upgrade of Centennial Park, Bathurst.

    After extensive community consultation, a report was produced that indicated the community’s wishes for the park’s future was to keep it green, keep it open and make it useful.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the process of developing an acceptable plan for this important green space within the Bathurst CBD was nearing completion.

    “We have received a lot of creative and constructive feedback as to what should be included within a revitalised Centennial Park and I would like to thank our community for participating,” he said.

    “Council is again asking everyone to get involved to gain community sentiment on the proposed design option.”

    The concept landscape plan identifies the following inclusions for Centennial Park:

    Kept green

    · The retaining of all trees within the park, with the exception of some that are in poor health

    · New tree planting to keep the tree lined pedestrian pathways and to add autumn colour

    · Improved irrigated grass open areas

    Kept open

    · Keeping the existing shape of the park with intersecting pedestrian pathways

    · Design that lends the park to a ‘passive’ and an ‘active’ area

    · Renovation of a cricket pitch including levelling, irrigation and terraced grass seating/viewing areas

    · Heritage style pedestrian vehicle mitigation measures

    Useful

    · New children’s play equipment

    · BBQ area with tree and plantings surround

    · Curved trellis with seating and climbers next to barbecue area

    · Winding track with exercise stations

    · Heritage style smart sensor lighting along pedestrian pathways

    · Central gazebo with seating

    · Heritage style furniture dotted around the park

    · Formalisation of the pedestrian pathway with heritage style red brick edges

    · Terraced stairs with incorporated disabled access

    · Relocated bus stop with improved access

    To view the plan and provide feedback please visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Comments and suggestions will be received up until 11 January 2019.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    15 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2018

    Garage Sale

    Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year’s Garage Sale on Sunday, 9 December. Enjoy preloved homewares, fashion and furniture and rehome formerly loved books and children’s items. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    NMRM Celebrating 50 Years of Holden

    This year marks 50 years since Holden’s first outright victory in the October touring car classic at Mount Panorama. To mark this anniversary, the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) will feature a special exhibition of some classic race winning Holden race cars.

    Don’t miss this rare...

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2018

    Garage Sale

    Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year’s Garage Sale on Sunday, 9 December. Enjoy preloved homewares, fashion and furniture and rehome formerly loved books and children’s items. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    NMRM Celebrating 50 Years of Holden

    This year marks 50 years since Holden’s first outright victory in the October touring car classic at Mount Panorama. To mark this anniversary, the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) will feature a special exhibition of some classic race winning Holden race cars.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the cars that forged the Holden legend at Mount Panorama. This exhibition will run until December. For more information visit www.nmrm.com.au or call 6332 1872.

    Soar & Roar

    Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on 9 December to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information visit soarandroar.com.au

    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day Committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for

    the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination

    Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. This year, each winner will receive $2,000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 13 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Sports Awards

    The Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council are calling for nominations for the 2018 Sports Awards. Contact the bathurstsportscouncil@hotmail.com to secure a nomination form.

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal changes announced

    19 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2018

    The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal will take on a new focus in 2019.

    The Medal, initiative as a bicentennial event in 2015 has undergone a major review by Council and a new local scholarship/grant for a major conservation or interpretation project has been endorsed to replace the previous nationally-focused heritage award.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said local heritage would be the beneficiary of the review of the award which has been re-focused to shine a light on local, rather than national heritage advocates.

    “The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship will be introduced in 2019....

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2018

    The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal will take on a new focus in 2019.

    The Medal, initiative as a bicentennial event in 2015 has undergone a major review by Council and a new local scholarship/grant for a major conservation or interpretation project has been endorsed to replace the previous nationally-focused heritage award.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said local heritage would be the beneficiary of the review of the award which has been re-focused to shine a light on local, rather than national heritage advocates.

    “The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship will be introduced in 2019. It is a two year program offering a $10,000 grant for a major building conservation project on a heritage item or building, a major heritage interpretation project, or as a scholarship grant for learning in heritage conservation and management or heritage trades.

    “The project/scholarship will be announced for the first time in 2019 on Proclamation Day and the $10,000 grant is the largest offered by Council under its existing range of heritage funding programs.

    “The type of project or learning to be supported by the revised Macquarie Medal fund will fill a gap in Council’s current heritage incentive funding programs which currently provide funding through the Local Heritage Fund, the Interpretation Fund and Main Street Fund.

    “The re-focused award will celebrate major achievements in the region’s history and heritage and will support the continued learning and training of Bathurst’s residents in heritage management and conservation techniques,” Cr Hanger said.

    Nominations for the 2019 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship will open in late January 2019.

    The changes announced for the award will not impact on Council’s ongoing support of the National Trust Bathurst Region Heritage Awards, which includes the Chifley Medal.

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    22 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 November 2018

    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Be Water Wise – You can’t always count on the rain

    We need to be ready for dry periods which means planning for our water future now

    by saving water at home and at work. What we all do makes a difference.

    www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    NMRM...

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 November 2018

    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Be Water Wise – You can’t always count on the rain

    We need to be ready for dry periods which means planning for our water future now

    by saving water at home and at work. What we all do makes a difference.

    www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    NMRM Celebrating 50 Years of Holden

    This year marks 50 years since Holden’s first outright victory in the October touring car classic at Mount Panorama. To mark this anniversary, the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) will feature a special exhibition of some classic race winning Holden race cars.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the cars that forged the Holden legend at Mount Panorama. This exhibition will run until December. For more information visit www.nmrm.com.au or call 6332 1872.

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Tickets are available at www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    Soar & Roar

    Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on 9 December to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information visit soarandroar.com.au

    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day Committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for

    the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination

    Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. This year, each winner will receive $2,000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 13 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Water safety during the swimming season

    Now that the swimming season has arrived it’s important that risks are minimised around backyard pools, public pools and public waterways. For tips on how to stay safe in the water, visit www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Carillon's bells to stop chiming temporarily for upgrades

    29 days ago
    Carillon 75th birthday 2008

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018

    The bells of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon will temporarily stop chiming as upgrades are conducted from 26 - 27 November.

    The upgrades include replacement of the bells and installation of an electronic playing system.

    Representative from the Carillon Trust, Richard Steele, said experts from Taylor's Bell Foundry in England were currently in Bathurst to assist with the upgrades.

    "The upgrades involve removal, installation and commissioning of twelve new bells and an additional 12 top octave bells,” he said.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the works are necessary to conserve and improve our city's centrepiece.

    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018

    The bells of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon will temporarily stop chiming as upgrades are conducted from 26 - 27 November.

    The upgrades include replacement of the bells and installation of an electronic playing system.

    Representative from the Carillon Trust, Richard Steele, said experts from Taylor's Bell Foundry in England were currently in Bathurst to assist with the upgrades.

    "The upgrades involve removal, installation and commissioning of twelve new bells and an additional 12 top octave bells,” he said.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the works are necessary to conserve and improve our city's centrepiece.

    "The Carillon was constructed in 1933 as a memorial to those from Bathurst and district who served in World War One," he said

    A crane will be in Kings Parade for the duration of works and the area surrounding the Carillon will be cordoned off for public safety.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Richard Steele 0438 122 814


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    29 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018


    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Food & Flix

    Food & Flix, an outdoor cinema experience, will be held on Friday 23, November from 6:30pm -

    9:45pm at the Adventure Playground.

    Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner. Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at...

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018


    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Food & Flix

    Food & Flix, an outdoor cinema experience, will be held on Friday 23, November from 6:30pm -

    9:45pm at the Adventure Playground.

    Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner. Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at 8:00 pm. For more information call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Be Water Wise – Small Actions

    Small Actions now can make a big difference later. Taking shorter showers,

    installing rainwater tanks and washing your car on the lawn all helps. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    Garage Sale

    Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year’s Garage Sale on Sunday, 9 December. Enjoy preloved homewares, fashion and furniture and rehome formerly loved books and children’s items. Stalls are $40 each and registration opens on Monday, 15 October and close Friday, 23 November. To register, or for more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    What’s on @ the Library

    Cyber Safety Talk

    An information session for young people and their guardians, presented by Constable Matthew Holden, Chifley Youth Liaison Officer is on Tuesday 20 November at 4.30 pm. He will discuss using the internet safely, understanding cyber bullying and online grooming.

    Author Talk

    Eduardo Paez will discuss his book ‘Abuelito’ on Friday 30 November at 6.15pm.

    The book is fascinating exploration of his Ecuadorian Shaman grandfather and his spiritual teachings.

    For bookings or more information call the library on 6333 6281.

    NMRM Celebrating 50 Years of Holden

    This year marks 50 years since Holden’s first outright victory in the October touring car classic at Mount Panorama. To mark this anniversary, the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) will feature a special exhibition of some classic race winning Holden race cars.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the cars that forged the Holden legend at Mount Panorama. This exhibition will run until December. For more information visit www.nmrm.com.au or call 6332 1872.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    · Sofala (Memorial Hall) – 20 November at 6pm

    · Wattle Flat (Recreation Hall) - 22 November at 6pm

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Tickets are available at www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    Soar & Roar

    Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on 9 December to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information visit soarandroar.com.au

    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day Committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for

    the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination

    Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. This year, each winner will receive $2,000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 13 January 2019.

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Level three water restrictions to be implemented for Bathurst region

    about 1 month ago
    Water

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2018

    Water restrictions to conserve the water available in Chifley Dam now and into the future will come into effect on Monday, 26 November.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has been engaging our community to promote water wise habits around the home and workplace since 2007.

    “I am impressed that so many members of our community have embraced these small changes to our daily tasks and habits,” he said.

    “By implementing a lower level of restrictions now, it is hoped that there will not be a need to go to higher restrictions, but this is...

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2018

    Water restrictions to conserve the water available in Chifley Dam now and into the future will come into effect on Monday, 26 November.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has been engaging our community to promote water wise habits around the home and workplace since 2007.

    “I am impressed that so many members of our community have embraced these small changes to our daily tasks and habits,” he said.

    “By implementing a lower level of restrictions now, it is hoped that there will not be a need to go to higher restrictions, but this is entirely dependent on rainfall in the coming months. Council staff will be monitoring weather and water consumption on a regular basis to ensure the most appropriate measures remain in place”.

    Council staff are currently working with key stakeholders including irrigators, businesses and departments within Council to investigate water conservation options and actions. The implementation of water restrictions will have an impact on all residents, businesses and visitors to our region.

    Staff have also recently met with Chifley Dam irrigators to discuss the summer irrigation season and the move to water restrictions. As a result, Council and the irrigators are currently developing a water saving plan to manage the 2018-19 production season. This plan with help reduce the releases of water required by irrigators along the Campbells and Macquarie Rivers into Bathurst and assist in conserving water stored in Chifley Dam for as long as possible.

    Level three water restrictions will apply to all homes and all businesses within the Bathurst Local Government Area that are connected to the Council water supply network and will mean:

    · Lawns - odds and evens* 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm maximum 30 minutes/day

    · Gardens - odds and evens 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm maximum 30 minutes/day

    · Home car washing - bucket & trigger nozzle on lawn 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm

    · Swimming pools - top up 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm with pool covers/first fill with Council permission

    · Garden features and temporary child pools - top up and filling permitted

    · Washing hard surfaces - not permitted

    · Indoor activities - Water wise actions required

    There are a variety of actions that everyone can take to conserve water. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    * Odd numbered properties are permitted to water on odd numbered dates. Even numbered properties are permitted to water on even numbered dates. No watering permitted on the 31st of any month.

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

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