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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

    about 5 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 24 May 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 2 - 13, $12 for ages 14 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Notice of environmental burn

    A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 25 May, subject to weather conditions. The aim of the burn is to encourage the regrowth of a diverse range...

    MEDIA RELEASE 24 May 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 2 - 13, $12 for ages 14 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Notice of environmental burn

    A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 25 May, subject to weather conditions. The aim of the burn is to encourage the regrowth of a diverse range of native grasses, herbs and wildflowers within the bushland reserve.

    There is potential for smoke to impact surrounding residents and roads. A letterbox drop will be conducted to notify surrounding residents of measures to prepare their properties.

    Pet Desexing Program

    The pet desexing program is run by Council in partnership with the RSPCA. This program is open to pensioners and low-income earners who are residents of the Bathurst LGA, and it will run from Monday, 10 June to Friday 21 June. The subsidised cost for desexing is as follows.

    Dog Female $65.00

    Male $50.00

    Cat Female $50.00

    Male $35.00

    The cost of microchipping is included for both dogs and cats. First vaccinations are included

    for dogs only. Pain relief and hospitalisation are included in the cost for both dogs and cats.

    Places are limited and bookings are essential. To reserve a place, contact one of the following surgeries:

    Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital 6331 1222

    Durham Street Veterinary Clinic 6334 2009

    Bathurst Veterinary Hospital 6332 5800

    @ the Library

    New FanClub

    The new monthly FanClub is for people aged from aged 12-24 who are interested in fanfiction. It’s a chance to meet other enthusiasts, discuss ideas and get advice. The club will meet on Monday, 3 June from 4.30pm-5.30pm. Phone 6333 6281 to register or for more information.

    Author talk: Amanda Hampson

    Amanda Hampson will discuss her latest book Sixty Summers. The book is an entertaining and astute tale about three women who travel to Europe to recapture the carefree days of their youth. The free talk is on Friday, 21 June at 10.30am. Bookings are essential. Register at eventbrite.com.au or phone 6333 6281.

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Destination Management Plan

    · Bathurst Library Survey

    · Development Control Plan Changes

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Draft Delivery Program 2019-2023 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

    · Local Environment Plan Changes

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    Youth Council Recruitment

    Applications to join the Youth Council are open for people aged 15-18 years. Applications are open until 12 June. For further information or to apply visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au.au/youth or by phoning 6333 6523.

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region 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.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    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 Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Media Release - Have YourSay on the new Destination Management Plan

    1 day ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 23 May 2019

    Have your say on the Bathurst region’s new Destination Management Plan

    In order to guide the future strategic direction of tourism in the Bathurst region and ensure a strong future for this important industry, Bathurst Regional Council will be preparing a new Destination Management Plan (DMP) in 2019.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said it was important for the community and industry to have their say on the priorities for the new plan.

    “Tourism is a strong and growing industry in our region, with more than 895,000 visitors bringing over $213 million in to the local...

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 May 2019

    Have your say on the Bathurst region’s new Destination Management Plan

    In order to guide the future strategic direction of tourism in the Bathurst region and ensure a strong future for this important industry, Bathurst Regional Council will be preparing a new Destination Management Plan (DMP) in 2019.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said it was important for the community and industry to have their say on the priorities for the new plan.

    “Tourism is a strong and growing industry in our region, with more than 895,000 visitors bringing over $213 million in to the local Bathurst economy in the past year.”

    “Actioning the previous plan has allowed the development of key assets that support the promotion of our region in the complex and competitive environment of the contemporary digital age of tourism marketing and destination management”.

    The consultation period will run from May 22 to June 10 and will include a series of public consultation forums and industry stakeholder workshops. There is also the opportunity to complete an online survey or speak directly with a member of the project team.

    “The new plan will guide the continuing growth of tourism in our region over the next five years,” Mayor Hanger said.

    “Both a new State-wide and regional Destination Network plan have also been completed in the last 12 months, making this a timely exercise for Council to ensure that we also align with the priorities of these plans and the industry trends that they have identified”.

    The previous Bathurst Region DMP was completed in January 2015 and adopted by Council in June 2015. The DMP set out recommendations and an activities program to guide tourism over a five-year period. A review of the recommended actions in late 2018 showed that all six priorities have been achieved with over 80% of all sub-actions either complete or in progress.

    The new plan will be drafted following the consultation period and will be placed on public exhibition in later this year. You can have your say at the forum or online at the Bathurst YourSay website. For more information phone 1300 103 446 or email tourism@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Public consultation forum dates

    Thursday 30 May 2019 6.00pm - 8.00pm
    Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

    Friday 31 May 2019 9.00am - 11.00am
    Bathurst RSL Club, Courtyard Room

    Saturday 1 June 2019 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Statement - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and proposed go kart track

    2 days ago

    Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and the Proposed Go Kart Track at McPhillamy Park Mount Panorama

    History/Background

    · Council has worked closely with the Aboriginal community in preparing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for the proposed Go Kart track development.

    · The proposed Go Kart track development includes the track, pit lane, carpark and paddock area. The track will be located to the southern extent of McPhillamy Park.

    · The original Development Application (DA) was submitted by the Bathurst Go Kart Club for a 950m go kart track, and was approved by Council on 28 September 2015.

    · An application to modify...

    Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and the Proposed Go Kart Track at McPhillamy Park Mount Panorama

    History/Background

    · Council has worked closely with the Aboriginal community in preparing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for the proposed Go Kart track development.

    · The proposed Go Kart track development includes the track, pit lane, carpark and paddock area. The track will be located to the southern extent of McPhillamy Park.

    · The original Development Application (DA) was submitted by the Bathurst Go Kart Club for a 950m go kart track, and was approved by Council on 28 September 2015.

    · An application to modify the development consent was submitted by Council on behalf of the Go Kart Club, and was approved by Council in December 2018.

    · The application to modify the development consent was made to extend the track to 1100m to make it an international standard track.

    · Prior to considering the application to modify the development consent Council engaged Extent Heritage to prepare an Aboriginal Due Diligence report followed by an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report (ACHAR) for the proposed development (see below for more information).

    · Current statusCouncil has commenced preliminary works on site, including demolition of the existing 1980s house and removal of redundant communications infrastructure.

    Aboriginal Cultural Due Diligence

    · A due diligence assessment (to determine if harm is likely to be caused to an Aboriginal object) was undertaken in respect of the original development application.

    · Further due diligence was undertaken when the application to modify the development application was lodged.

    · The due diligence report for the modified development application found that since the original Development Application (DA) was lodged and approved, four additional sites had been registered on the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) database by the Wiradyuri Traditional Owners group. Two of these sites are located within and around the subject area of the Go Kart Track development.

    The due diligence report concluded that:

    · The proposed development will be a high impact activity.

    · There are two registered sites in the subject area, and as such an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) approval may be required if relics are found.

    · No objects/relics had been identified to date and it is likely that there is low potential for sub-surface archaeological deposits.

    · Consultation with Aboriginal communities have identified that the land has significant intangible cultural heritage values to the Aboriginal community.

    · There is significant opposition from the Wiradyuri Traditional Owners group for the development to proceed.

    · There is support from the Bathurst Local Aboriginal Lands Council for the development to proceed.

    Council staff then met with representatives of the Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation and the Bathurst Local Aboriginal Lands Council on 7 March 2017. Extent Heritage was engaged to help facilitate discussions with both parties.

    In summary those meetings reiterated:

    · The opposition from the Wiradyuri Traditional Owners group for the development to proceed.

    · The support from the Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council for the development to proceed.

    The meetings also highlighted the need for Council to more accurately document the values, places and features of the Mount Panorama precinct that are of cultural significance as a means to develop a cultural heritage management plan for the entire Mountain to inform operational activities.

    As a result, Council further engaged Extent Heritage to:

    · Proceed with an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) to determine if an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) application was needed with respect specifically to the application for modification for the Go Kart Track development.

    · Undertake anthropological investigations to verify the claims of significance being made in relation to Mount Panorama.

    Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment of the Go Kart Track Modification

    · The Assessment was prepared in accordance with NSW Office and Environment Guidelines. The key aim of the ACHA is to confirm the presence or absence of Aboriginal objects, as defined by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

    · Aboriginal consultation was undertaken in accordance with the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultation Requirements for Proponents (DECCW 2010).

    · The Registered Aboriginal Partkes (RAPs) for the project were: Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council, Dhuuluu-yala Enterprises, Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation, Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders, Warrabinga Native Title Claimants Aboriginal Corporation, Mooka, and Murra Bidgee Mullangari Aboriginal Corporation.

    · Four of the RAPs were engaged to participate in the archaeological survey: Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council, Dhuuluu-yala Enterprises, Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation, and Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community Elders.

    · The ACHA was also informed by the separate anthropological assessment undertaken for Council by Professor David Trigger and Dr Gaynor Macdonald, with assistance from Extent Heritage, which included ethno-historical research and interviews with key informants and knowledge holders who speak for Bathurst Wiradjuri country.

    · Council separately engaged arborists, Agile Arbor, to investigate a number of scar and forked trees within the study area. The arborist report was consolidated into the ACHA.

    Key Findings

    The key findings of the ACHA were as follows.

    · The study area contains five registered Aboriginal sites. None of the five registered sites were found to contain Aboriginal objects as defined by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974:

    · The ACHA concluded that the study area has a nil-low potential to contain buried sub-surface archaeological deposits.

    · No Aboriginal objects as defined by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 have been identified within the proposed Go Kart Track development area. The subject land does not currently form part of a gazetted Aboriginal Place.

    · The proposed development does not currently require approval of an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) and development may proceed with caution

    The key findings of the anthropological investigations were as follows:

    · The anthropological study found that parts of the Mountain have intangible cultural heritage values to the local Aboriginal community.

    · Mt Panorama Wahluu has contemporary cultural values to the local Aboriginal community due to these traditional associations, and also as part of a movement of cultural revitalisation and reconnection currently underway across Wiradjuri country.

    Declaration of Mount Panorama – State Government

    · The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has received a nomination for the declaration of Mount Panorama (or parts thereof) as an Aboriginal Place under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

    · It is also understood that OEH is considering whether a celebratory declaration either as an Aboriginal Place or State Heritage Listing under the NSW Heritage Act is a more appropriate approach than a declaration/listing that would control the use of land and/or warrant additional approval processes.

    Heritage Protection Application under Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection (ATSIHP) Act 1984, Mount Panorama, Bathurst (Federal)

    · Council has received advice from the Federal Department of Environment and Energy that it has received applications (section 9 - emergency protection and section 10 longer term protection) to protect parts of Mount Panorama.

    · Both declarations can be made where it is considered to be an area that is a significant Aboriginal area and is under threat.

    · No such declaration has yet been made by the Federal Government.

    Conclusion

    · Council has worked closely with the Aboriginal community in preparing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for the proposed Go Kart track development.

    · The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for the Go Kart track development has found that no Aboriginal objects as defined by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 have been identified within the works area for the proposed Go Kart track development.

    · The proposed development does not currently require approval of an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) and development may proceed with caution.

    · Preliminary works have commenced on site including demolition of the 1980s house and redundant communications infrastructure.

    · The Go Kart track will be an international attraction for Bathurst by capitalising on Mount Panorama’s fame. It will be the first international go kart track in NSW.

    · Council is aware that there have been applications lodged with the State and Federal Governments for protection of the Mountain in terms of Aboriginal Cultural heritage. No State or Federal Declaration has been made in relation to the Aboriginal significance of Mount Panorama.

    · Council has prepared a detailed report on a range of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Matters. A full copy of that report can be accessed here (provide link).

    See full report - page 29.

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    7 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 May 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Begonia house closing soon

    This is the last chance to see the begonia house in Machattie Park. The display will close on Friday, 24 May.

    Notice of environmental burn

    A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 25 May, subject to weather conditions. The aim of the burn is to encourage the regrowth of a diverse range of native grasses, herbs and wildflowers within the bushland reserve.

    There is potential for smoke to impact surrounding residents and roads. A letterbox drop will...

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 May 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Begonia house closing soon

    This is the last chance to see the begonia house in Machattie Park. The display will close on Friday, 24 May.

    Notice of environmental burn

    A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 25 May, subject to weather conditions. The aim of the burn is to encourage the regrowth of a diverse range of native grasses, herbs and wildflowers within the bushland reserve.

    There is potential for smoke to impact surrounding residents and roads. A letterbox drop will be conducted to notify surrounding residents of measures to prepare their properties.

    Waste 2 Art Exhibition

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region 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.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    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 Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

    @ the Library

    National Simultaneous Storytime

    The Library will host National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday, May 22 at 11.00am

    The book Alpacas with Maracas will be read as part of this nationwide effort to get one million kids reading. Entry is free.

    Be Connected

    Be Connected (free tech help) 29 April – 5 July (Mondays & Fridays only). The service offers free one-on-one technology assistance between 10am – 12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Talk

    Thursday 23 May - Avoiding Scams, 11am.

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

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Bathurst Library Survey

    · Draft Delivery Program 2019-2023 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

    · Development Control Plan Changes

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    · Local Environment Plan Changes

    Bathurst Family Fun Day

    A free family fun day will be held on Saturday, 18 May from 11.00am – 2.00pm at Bicentennial Park. Enjoy activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information phone Centacare on 6331 8944.

    Get involved in the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Expressions of interest are now open for local businesses, community groups and food vendors to be involved in the Winter Festival. There are several ways to participate. To find out more visit bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or call 6333 6111.

    Youth Council Recruitment

    Applications to join the Youth Council will open on Wednesday, 15 May for people aged 15-18 years. Applications are open until 12 June. For further information or to apply visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au.au/youth or by phoning 6333 6523.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Tenders called for the construction of Mitre/Suttor/Lambert St Roundabout

    9 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 May 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has advertised the tender for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Mitre/Suttor/Lambert Streets West Bathurst.

    The project, now in the early planning and consultation stages, will include the relocation of the existing carpark and realignment of utilities and services including gas and water.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has listened to the community and staff are now undertaking preliminary works.

    “A consulting engineering firm has been engaged to prepare construction drawings and staff have commenced engaging the stakeholders that will be most impacted,” he said.

    “The project timeline, cost...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 May 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has advertised the tender for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Mitre/Suttor/Lambert Streets West Bathurst.

    The project, now in the early planning and consultation stages, will include the relocation of the existing carpark and realignment of utilities and services including gas and water.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has listened to the community and staff are now undertaking preliminary works.

    “A consulting engineering firm has been engaged to prepare construction drawings and staff have commenced engaging the stakeholders that will be most impacted,” he said.

    “The project timeline, cost and level of disruption, at this early stage are still being determined, however it is expected there will be traffic impacts, including full closures of the intersection, for more than nine months,” he said.

    Regular project updates will be published on the YourSay Bathurst website to keep the community informed on the project’s progress.

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

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    More information: Media Officer

  • Help shape the future of Bathurst Library

    9 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 May 2019


    A survey on Bathurst Library is now available on the YourSay Bathurst website to gather information that will help develop a strategic plan to guide future library services.

    The survey is open to all Bathurst residents to have direct input and make a positive difference to the future of Bathurst Library.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM encouraged everyone to get involved.

    “The library is a great community facility offering a variety of services to all members of our community. This is an opportunity to provide your feedback, whether you use the library or not,” he said.

    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 May 2019


    A survey on Bathurst Library is now available on the YourSay Bathurst website to gather information that will help develop a strategic plan to guide future library services.

    The survey is open to all Bathurst residents to have direct input and make a positive difference to the future of Bathurst Library.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM encouraged everyone to get involved.

    “The library is a great community facility offering a variety of services to all members of our community. This is an opportunity to provide your feedback, whether you use the library or not,” he said.

    Bathurst Library has been operating at the current site for over 30 years providing high quality experiences for the community. The development of the Bathurst Library Strategic Plan will provide a framework for future library projects that meet the community’s needs and expectations.

    The survey is anonymous, and all questions are optional. It is available on the YourSay Bathurst website and closes midnight Friday, 7 June.

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    More information: Media Officer

  • Waste 2 Art Exhibition now open

    14 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019

    Waste 2 Art Exhibition now open

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

    The initiative is designed to showcase creative works made from reused and waste materials, encouraging the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste. This year’s theme is Baling Twine and Strapping.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said managing waste is a community issue and this competition challenges the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019

    Waste 2 Art Exhibition now open

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

    The initiative is designed to showcase creative works made from reused and waste materials, encouraging the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste. This year’s theme is Baling Twine and Strapping.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said managing waste is a community issue and this competition challenges the way we view waste.

    “This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for entrants to showcase artistic abilities and share creative ideas about waste re-use and reduction. Last year there was a wonderful array of creative works submitted by everyone from school students to professional artists,” he said.

    The most creative and inspiring works from each of the categories are in the running for the regional competition final in Oberon in July. Visitors have the chance to vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. By voting people have the chance to win a Dean Mobbs original artwork.

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

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    More information: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    14 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019


    Waste 2 Art

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

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

    Village Meeting

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region Heritage Fund

    Provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019


    Waste 2 Art

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

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

    Village Meeting

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region 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.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    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 Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

    @ the Library

    National Simultaneous Storytime

    The Library will host National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday May 22 at 11.00am

    The book Alpacas with Maracas will be read as part of this nationwide effort to get one million kids reading. Entry is free.

    Be Connected

    Be Connected (free tech help) 29 April – 5 July (Mondays & Fridays only). The service offers free one-on-one technology assistance between 10am – 12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Talks

    Monday 13 May - Legal Issues for Older People, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Thursday 23 May - Avoiding Scams, 11am

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

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Local Environment Plan Changes

    · Development control Plan (DCP Changes) – Amendment 18 - Vegetation & Biodiversity DCP Amendment

    · Draft Delivery Program 2019-2023 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

    · Draft Code of Meeting Practice

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    Bathurst Family Fun Day

    A free family fun day will be held on Saturday, 18 May from 11.00am – 2.00pm at Bicentennial Park. Enjoy activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information phone Centacare on 6331 8944.

    Get involved in the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Expressions of interest are now open for local businesses, community groups and food vendors to be involved in the Winter Festival. There are several ways to participate. To find out more visit bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or call 6333 6111.

    2BS Tidy Town House of the Year

    The awards and morning tea will be held at Council Chambers from 10.30am on Tuesday, 14 May.

    Youth Council Recruitment

    Applications to join the Youth Council will open on Wednesday, 15 May for people aged 15-18 years. Applications are open until 12 June. For further information or to apply visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au.au/youth or by phoning 6333 6523.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What's News at Bathurst Regional Council

    21 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Proclamation Day

    The Proclamation Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, 5 May from 10am at the Flagstaff in Stanley Street. Bathurst’s newest Living Legends will be acknowledged, and the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal project will be announced. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst at 11am, following by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail on self-guided tours and learn more of Bathurst’s rich history. Call 6333 6111 for more information.

    Water Wise Gardening Workshops

    A series...

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Proclamation Day

    The Proclamation Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, 5 May from 10am at the Flagstaff in Stanley Street. Bathurst’s newest Living Legends will be acknowledged, and the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal project will be announced. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst at 11am, following by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail on self-guided tours and learn more of Bathurst’s rich history. Call 6333 6111 for more information.

    Water Wise Gardening Workshops

    A series of free Water Wise gardening workshops will run throughout May to help residents care for gardens while using limited water over winter. They will run for 1.5 hours and cover topics such as drought tolerant plants, mulching, water saving irrigation systems and much more. For available dates, times and to book contact council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6100.

    Entries for Waste2Art are closing soon

    Entries for this year’s Waste2Art exhibition and competition will close on Wednesday, 8 May. Waste 2 Art is a recycled art competition which challenges the way we think about waste, there are categories for everyone from pre-school aged children through to aspiring and professional artists.

    For more information and to obtain an entry form please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Village Meetings

    Eglinton - 6 pm - 9 May - Eglinton Memorial Hall

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region 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.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    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 Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

    @ the Library

    Free films

    Library members can access free movies with a new online film portal. Register online at bathurst.kanopy.com with a library card to access 10 movies a month from over 30 000 titles.

    Be Connected

    Be Connected (free tech help) 29 April – 5 July (Mondays & Fridays only). The service offers free one-on-one technology assistance between 10am – 12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Talks

    Monday 13 May - Legal Issues for Older People, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Thursday 23 May - Avoiding Scams, 11am

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

    Your Say Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via Your Say Bathurst:

    · Development control Plan (DCP Changes) – Amendment 18 - Vegetation & Biodiversity DCP Amendment

    · Draft Code of Meeting Practice

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    Bathurst Family Fun Day

    A free family fun day will be held on Saturday, 18 May from 11.00am – 2.00pm at Bicentennial Park. Enjoy activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information phone Centacare on 6331 8944.

    Get involved in the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Expressions of interest are now open for local businesses, community groups and food vendors to be involved in the Winter Festival. There are several ways to participate. To find out more visit bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or call 6333 6111.

    Draft Delivery Program 2019-2023 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

    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 or at the Civic Centre, Bathurst Library, Hill End (General Store), Sofala (Souvenir Shop), Wattle Flat (General Store), Rockley (Pub) and Trunkey Creek (Black Stump Hotel).

    Submissions are invited until 4pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

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

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  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council - 26.4.19

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    MEDIA RELEASE 26 April 2019

    Water Wise Gardening Workshops

    A series of free Water Wise gardening workshops will run throughout May to help residents care for gardens while using limited water over winter. They will run for 1.5 hours and cover topics such as drought tolerant plants, mulching, water saving irrigation systems and much more. For available dates, times and to book contact council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6100.

    Waste2Art

    Entries for this year’s Waste2Art exhibition and competition are now open. Waste 2 Art is a recycled art competition which challenges the way we think about waste, there are categories for...

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 April 2019

    Water Wise Gardening Workshops

    A series of free Water Wise gardening workshops will run throughout May to help residents care for gardens while using limited water over winter. They will run for 1.5 hours and cover topics such as drought tolerant plants, mulching, water saving irrigation systems and much more. For available dates, times and to book contact council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6100.

    Waste2Art

    Entries for this year’s Waste2Art exhibition and competition are now open. Waste 2 Art is a recycled art competition which challenges the way we think about waste, there are categories for everyone from pre-school aged children through to aspiring and professional artists.

    For more information and to obtain an entry form please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Village Meetings

    Raglan - 6 pm - 30 April - Raglan Hall

    Eglinton - 6 pm - 9 May - Eglinton Memorial Hall

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region 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.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    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 Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

    @ the Library

    Free films

    Library members can access free movies with a new online film portal. Register online at bathurst.kanopy.com with a library card to access 10 movies a month from over 30 000 titles.

    Be Connected

    Be Connected (free tech help) 29 April – 5 July (Mondays & Fridays only). The service offers free one-on-one technology assistance between 10am – 12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Talks

    Monday 13 May - Legal Issues for Older People, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Thursday 23 May - Avoiding Scams, 11am

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

    @BMEC

    The Writers' & Readers' Festival will return to BMEC from May 3 - 5. An exciting program combines live streams from the Sydney Writers' Festival and local events through the Bathurst Writers' and Readers' Festival. Live events include poetry and play readings, as well as local panel discussions.

    For more information visit www.bmec.com.au

    Proclamation Day

    The Proclamation Day ceremony will be held at 10am Sunday 5 May at the Flagstaff in Stanley Street. Bathurst’s newest Living Legends will be acknowledged, and the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal project will be announced. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst at 11am, following by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail on self-guided tours and learn more of Bathurst’s rich history. Call 6333 6111 for more information.

    Your Say Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via Your Say Bathurst:

    · Development control Plan (DCP Changes) – Amendment 18 - Vegetation & Biodiversity DCP Amendment

    · Draft Code of Meeting Practice

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation