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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

  • BizMonth

    about 22 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 September 2019

    BizMonth is an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which highlights the importance and diversity of local businesses.

    Bathurst has a thriving business community that continues to grow and provide a valuable contribution to the region’s economy.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said Council takes a proactive role in the continued economic development of our region.

    We are continuing investment in economic programs such as the Jobs Expo and Smart Cities Program that grow and support our local businesses,” he said.

    Throughout September a series of events will be held for businesses and members...

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 September 2019

    BizMonth is an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which highlights the importance and diversity of local businesses.

    Bathurst has a thriving business community that continues to grow and provide a valuable contribution to the region’s economy.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said Council takes a proactive role in the continued economic development of our region.

    We are continuing investment in economic programs such as the Jobs Expo and Smart Cities Program that grow and support our local businesses,” he said.

    Throughout September a series of events will be held for businesses and members of the community to gain new insights, ideas and connections.

    BizMonth is a partnership between Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst Business Chamber, Western Advocate, Central NSW Business HQ, Bathurst City Life, Rotary Club, CenWest Innovate and 99.3 B-Rock FM.

    September Event Program

    · Upstairs Business Hub – Media and Marketing 19 Sep 19

    · BizMonth Business Lunch with Ita Buttrose
    24 September
    12.00pm-2.00pm
    Goldfields, Mount Panorama Bathurst.

    · Crazy Day – 26 Sep 19

    · Bathurst Business Chamber BX Talks – 30 Sep 19

    Ends

    Media contact: Media Officer

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


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 September 2019

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

    · The Supercars transporters and drivers’ parade will travel through the city centre from 11.30am on Wednesday, 9 October.

    · Get your fan gear or memorabilia signed by your favourite driver in Kings Parade on Wednesday, October 9. All Supercars drivers participating in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be divided into two signing sessions. The first session is at 12.15pm and the second session is at 1.15pm.

    · The Legendary Moments dinner will feature Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson at Rydges at 10 October at 6.30pm. Tickets are...

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 September 2019

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

    · The Supercars transporters and drivers’ parade will travel through the city centre from 11.30am on Wednesday, 9 October.

    · Get your fan gear or memorabilia signed by your favourite driver in Kings Parade on Wednesday, October 9. All Supercars drivers participating in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be divided into two signing sessions. The first session is at 12.15pm and the second session is at 1.15pm.

    · The Legendary Moments dinner will feature Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson at Rydges at 10 October at 6.30pm. Tickets are $80 and available at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    · The Saturday Street Fair will be on 12 October from 10am to 4pm. It is an opportunity take the family out to the markets in Kings Parade, enjoy the children’s rides and a variety of tasty treats.

    · Local businesses are invited to participate in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 window display competition from Monday, 30 September to Sunday, 13 October. Dress windows or shopfronts in a race theme for a chance to win amazing prizes. Council will supply a starter pack with posters, balloons and bunting. Winners announced on Tuesday, 8 October and People’s Choice winner announced on Thursday, 17 October. To register, send your business details to kaitlin.collins@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6111. Registrations close Monday 23 September.

    · Children are invited to take part in this year’s Bathurst 1000 colouring competition. Prizes include double trackside passes to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000,

    double passes to watch the start of the Sunday race from the podium and Supercars merchandise packs. Visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au to download an entry or for more information.

    Water Restrictions

    Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions will be in effect as of Monday, 14 October in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    BizMonth Lunch with Ita Buttrose

    The lunch offers business owners and representatives cross-industry networking and referral opportunities. The lunch is part of Council’s broader BizMonth campaign, which is a month dedicated to celebrating local businesses.

    Date: 24 September

    Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

    Location: Goldfields, Mount Panorama Bathurst

    Cost: $70.00

    For more information or to book visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Draft Council Policies

    · Draft Library Strategic Plan

    Pillars of Bathurst

    The Pillars of Bathurst project honours the lives and contributions of past residents who have played an important role in the history of the region throughout the different eras. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Pillars of Bathurst. Nomination forms and guidelines are available from https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/pillars

    Nominations close 29 November.

    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

    Masterclass: Collage Salon with Deborah Kelly

    Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September

    Bookings essential. Call the gallery on 6333 6555 for more information.

    Library

    Charles Sturt University Explorations Series

    Tuesday 17 September 6-8 pm

    Call 6333 6281 or register at csu.edu.au/explorations

    Free Sydney Symphony Orchestra Livestream

    Elgar’s Cello Concerto

    Wednesday 18 September 6-9pm

    To book call 6333 6281

    School holiday activities

    Various dates September 30 – October 9

    Stop-motion animation, kids’ yoga, steampunk craft and superhero workshops are just some of the

    fun activities being held at the library in the school holidays. For details, pick up a

    program at the library or visit the website. Book early to secure your place on 6333 6281 (some

    activities include a fee; credit cards accepted).

    Community Planting Day - Macquarie River

    Saturday, 28 September at 10am

    With the spring planting season already upon us, Council is calling on the community to don their gardening gloves, embrace the outdoors and lend us a hand.

    For further information, please phone 0428 386 549 or 6333 6285 or council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Major changes for Bathurst Cycling Classic

    7 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2019

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic, to be held on 14 & 15 March 2020 will feature a new course, with the feature event, the B2B now starting and finishing in the Bathurst CBD.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Cycling Classic includes two days of cycling action, with the criterium and hill climb events on Saturday 14 March both being held at Mount Panorama; while the B2B (or Bathurst 2 Bathurst) on Sunday 15 March features an exciting and challenging new course with fully closed road conditions.

    “The B2B remains a UCI...

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2019

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic, to be held on 14 & 15 March 2020 will feature a new course, with the feature event, the B2B now starting and finishing in the Bathurst CBD.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Cycling Classic includes two days of cycling action, with the criterium and hill climb events on Saturday 14 March both being held at Mount Panorama; while the B2B (or Bathurst 2 Bathurst) on Sunday 15 March features an exciting and challenging new course with fully closed road conditions.

    “The B2B remains a UCI accredited event and both the short (50km) and long (100km) course events will start in William Street in the CBD. Long course participants will complete a lap of Mount Panorama before heading to Rockley via Lagoon. Cyclists will then cross to Trunkey Creek Road and return to Bathurst via Georges Plains and Perthville.

    “The short course participants will head up William Street and then onto Lloyds Road and out to Lagoon before heading back into Bathurst via Ryans Road, Cow Flat Road, Georges Plains and Perthville.”

    “Cyclists will be taking on the challenge of riding a Mark Renshaw designed course in the first major change to the B2B course in 15 years.

    “The B2B is a popular attraction on the cycling calendar and we are confident the changes being introduced for 2020 will encourage both returning and new cyclists to sign up for next year’s event.

    “The 100km long course will also be a UCI qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Whistler, Canada in September 2020,” Cr Hanger said.

    An event village will be set up in the CBD featuring food and beverages for cyclist and supporters to enjoy on Sunday.

    Entries for the 50km and 100km events open today. For more information and to register visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au

    Council is holding two community information sessions to provide residents with further details about the new course and ways to become involved in the event. They will be held at:

    6pm Tuesday 22 October, Council Chambers

    6pm Thursday 24 October, Rockley School of Arts Hall

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    13 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 September 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

    • The Supercars transporters and drivers’ parade will travel through the city centre from 11.30am on Wednesday, 9 October.
    • Get your fan gear or memorabilia signed by your favourite driver in Kings Parade on Wednesday, October 9. All Supercars drivers participating in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be divided into two signing sessions. The first session is at 12.15pm and the second session is at 1.15pm.
    • The Legendary Moments dinner will feature Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson at Rydges at 10 October at...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 September 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

    • The Supercars transporters and drivers’ parade will travel through the city centre from 11.30am on Wednesday, 9 October.

    • Get your fan gear or memorabilia signed by your favourite driver in Kings Parade on Wednesday, October 9. All Supercars drivers participating in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be divided into two signing sessions. The first session is at 12.15pm and the second session is at 1.15pm.

    • The Legendary Moments dinner will feature Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson at Rydges at 10 October at 6.30pm. Tickets are $80 and available at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    • The Saturday Street Fair will be on 12 October from 10am to 4pm. It is an opportunity take the family out to the markets in Kings Parade, enjoy the children’s rides and a variety of tasty treats.

    Water Restrictions

    Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions will be in effect as of Monday, 14 October in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    BizMonth Lunch with Ita Buttrose

    The lunch offers business owners and representatives cross-industry networking and referral opportunities. The lunch is part of Council’s broader BizMonth campaign, which is a month dedicated to celebrating local businesses.

    Date: 24 September

    Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

    Location: Goldfields, Mount Panorama Bathurst

    Cost: $70.00

    For more information or to book visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    • Draft Council Policies
    • Draft Library Strategic Plan

    Pillars of Bathurst

    The Pillars of Bathurst project honours the lives and contributions of past residents who have played an important role in the history of the region throughout the different eras. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Pillars of Bathurst. Nomination forms and guidelines are available from https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/pillars

    Nominations close 29 November.

    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

    Masterclass: Collage Salon with Deborah Kelly

    Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September

    Bookings essential. Call the gallery on 6333 6555 for more information.

    Library

    Charles Sturt University Explorations Series

    Tuesday 17 September 6-8 pm

    Call 6333 6281 or register at csu.edu.au/explorations

    Free Sydney Symphony Orchestra Livestream

    Elgar’s Cello Concerto

    Wednesday 18 September 6-9pm

    To book call 6333 6281.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    20 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. There’s free

    entry to the museum for all Dads and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a

    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro. Don’t forget to check out the new Immersive Room. For more information phone 6332 1872 or visit the NMRM Facebook page.

    Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair

    The annual Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair will be held on Saturday 12 October from 10am – 4pm....

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. There’s free

    entry to the museum for all Dads and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a

    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro. Don’t forget to check out the new Immersive Room. For more information phone 6332 1872 or visit the NMRM Facebook page.

    Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair

    The annual Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair will be held on Saturday 12 October from 10am – 4pm. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the following categories:

    • Musicians
    • Market Stallholders
    • Food Stallholders

    If you are interested in being part of the Street Fair, please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for an application form. Applications close Friday, 6 September.

    Legendary Moments Dinner

    The Legendary Moments Dinner is on Thursday, 10 October at 7.00pm at Rydges. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to legends Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson as they relive some of their historical and most memorable moments on Mount Panorama. Tickets are $80 and available from bmec.com.au.

    Bathurst Skate Park

    Works are expected to start on the extension of Bathurst Skate Park from Tuesday 3 September. The skate park will be fenced off while the construction works occur. The project will take approximately 16 weeks to complete and the revamped facility should be available for use by the community prior to Christmas. Keep an eye on Council’s Facebook page for project updates while the works are in progress.

    Water Restrictions

    Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions will be in effect as of Monday, 14 October in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    BizMonth Lunch with Ita Buttrose

    The lunch offers business owners and representatives cross-industry networking and referral opportunities. The lunch is part of Council’s broader BizMonth campaign, which is a month dedicated to celebrating local businesses.

    Date: 24 September

    Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

    Location: Goldfields, Mount Panorama Bathurst

    Cost: $70.00

    For more information or to book visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Draft Council Policies

    · Draft Library Strategic Plan

    Visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

    NAVA Workshop: Valuing your Work

    Thursday 5 September 5.30pm

    Masterclass: Collage Salon with Deborah Kelly

    Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September

    Bookings essential, call the gallery on 6333 6555 for more information.

    Library

    History Week Talk

    Thursday 5 September - 6:15 pm

    Call 6333 6281 or register on eventbrite.com.au

    Charles Sturt University Explorations Series

    Tuesday 17 September 6-8 pm

    Call 6333 6281 or register at csu.edu.au/explorations

    ENDS

    Media contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer P: 02 6333 6179
    M: 0448 685 340 E: corinne.boer@bathurst.nsw.gov.au


  • Bathurst artists major winners in Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition

    27 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    Bathurst artists major winners in Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition

    Seven Bathurst entrants were winners or came highly commended in this year’s Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition held in Oberon.

    Waste 2 Art is a waste inspired art competition and exhibition that aims to challenge the way we look at waste with artworks incorporating some element of recycling by including waste items. This year’s theme was baling twine and packaging tape.

    The regional competition exhibition was hosted in Oberon and brought together the winning artworks from 13 Waste 2 Art competitions...

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    Bathurst artists major winners in Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition

    Seven Bathurst entrants were winners or came highly commended in this year’s Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition held in Oberon.

    Waste 2 Art is a waste inspired art competition and exhibition that aims to challenge the way we look at waste with artworks incorporating some element of recycling by including waste items. This year’s theme was baling twine and packaging tape.

    The regional competition exhibition was hosted in Oberon and brought together the winning artworks from 13 Waste 2 Art competitions and exhibitions that were held across the central west during 2018 and 2019

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM congratulated the Bathurst entrants in the regional exhibition who won a share of $8000 in prizes from Sims Metal Management.

    “The artworks on exhibition were truly inspiring and highlights the breadth of artistic skill here in our community,” he said.

    The winners were:

    • Primary Functional - Scallywags Childcare Centre - “Moooving Towards a Brighter Future” - Highly Commended

    • Community 3D - Bethany Osborne - “Baa Baa Baily Have You Any Twine?” - Highly Commended

    • Open 3D - Tracy Sorensen - “Murray Cod” – Winner

    • Open Functional - Joseph Lynch - “Johnno’s Truck” – Winner

    • Building/Sculpture Functional - Amanda & Peter Carter - “A Vintage Glasshouse” – Winner

    • Waste Theme Award - Bethany Osborne - “Baa Baa baily Have You Any Twine?” – Winner

    • Herb Clarke Memorial Award - Amanda & Peter Carter - “A Vintage Glasshouse” - Winner

    Next year’s theme is aluminium and steel cans. For more information please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 23 August

    27 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. There’s free

    entry to the museum for all Dads and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a

    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro. Don’t forget to check out the new Immersive Room. For more information phone 6332 1872 or visit the NMRM Facebook page.

    Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair

    The annual Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair will be held on Saturday 12 October from 10am – 4pm....

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. There’s free

    entry to the museum for all Dads and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a

    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro. Don’t forget to check out the new Immersive Room. For more information phone 6332 1872 or visit the NMRM Facebook page.

    Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair

    The annual Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair will be held on Saturday 12 October from 10am – 4pm. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the following categories:

    • Musicians
    • Market Stallholders
    • Food Stallholders

    If you are interested in being part of the Street Fair, please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for an application form. Applications close Friday, 6 September.

    Legendary Moments Dinner

    The Legendary Moments Dinner is on Thursday, 10 October at 7.00pm at Rydges. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to legends Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson as they relive some of their historical and most memorable moments on Mount Panorama. Tickets are $80 and available from bmec.com.au.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

    grants to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations to improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation. For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 30 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Water Restrictions

    Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions will be in effect as of Monday, 14 October in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Draft Library Strategic Plan

    · Draft Amendments Enforcement Policy - Water Restrictions

    Visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    @BRAG

    RocoColonial

    Until 22 September
    Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 11am – 2pm, Monday Closed. Free entry.


    RocoColonial @ Abercrombie House

    Until 22 September

    Open Wednesday to Friday 11am – 2pm

    Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

    Monday & Tuesday closed. Entry: $15 adult, $10

    concession, $5 under 14, infants free, $35 family

    (2 adults, 2 children).

    For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au

    @ the Library

    History Week Talk

    Australia = A Colonial Settler Landscape? The art of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

    Thursday, September 5 at 6.15pm.

    Join historian Gary Werskey as he discusses the role the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (published between 1886 and 1889) played in shaping our view of Australia and its history.

    Charles Sturt University Explorations

    Islam – West: Building bridges in challenging times

    Tuesday, September 17 at 6-8pm.

    A brief introduction to Islam and discussion of the importance of not only building bridges between Islam and the West in these challenging times, but of repairing, maintaining and strengthening inter-faith dialogue and harmony.

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra Livestream

    Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto

    Wednesday, September 18 at 6.30pm.

    A performance livestreamed from the Sydney Opera House. Vladimir Ashkenazy will conduct two Elgar masterpieces starring sensational young soloist Andreas Brantelid.

    To book for any of these events phone 6333 6281.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 16 August

    about 1 month ago
    MEDIA RELEASE16 August 2019



    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. It’s free
    entry to the museum for all Dads, and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a
    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro – call the museum on 6332 1872 to book, and check out
    the NMRM Facebook page for more information.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications...

    MEDIA RELEASE16 August 2019



    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. It’s free
    entry to the museum for all Dads, and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a
    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro – call the museum on 6332 1872 to book, and check out
    the NMRM Facebook page for more information.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides
    grants to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations to improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.
    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    Water Restrictions

    Council has resolved to implement Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions as of Monday 14
    October 2019 in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of
    Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:
    •Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback
    •Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    @BRAG

    RocoColonial

    Until 22 September

    Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 11am – 2pm, Monday Closed. Free entry.

    RocoColonial @ Abercrombie House

    Until 22 September

    Open Wednesday to Friday 11am – 2pm

    Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

    Monday & Tuesday closed. Entry: $15 adult, $10 concession, $5 under 14, infants free, $35 family
    (2 adults, 2 children).
    For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au

    @ the Library

    Be Connected (free tech help)

    Until September 27 (Mondays and Fridays)

    Due to popular demand, the library has extended the Be Connected program that offers free one-on-one technology assistance. Available between 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    For more information phone 6333 6281 or to book visit eventbrite.com.au

    Book Week
    Come and meet much-loved children's book character Spot the Dog during Book Week at Bathurst Library. Spot will join in the fun as we read some of his adventures, along with a selection of Children's
    Book Council stories.

    Wednesday 21 August
    11am -12pm
    3:45 - 4:30pm
    Thursday 22nd August
    3:45 - 4:30pm
    Friday 23rd August
    11am – 12pm
    3:45 - 4:30pm

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 August 2019

    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure works

    The Eglinton bound lane on the Rankens Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm each day on Monday, 12 August to Thursday, 15 August inclusive, weather permitting.

    The temporary road closure is necessary to facilitate pipe laying for Council’s sewer

    infrastructure upgrading project. Please allow for a few minutes extra for possible delays. There will be traffic control in place. If you would like more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 August 2019

    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure works

    The Eglinton bound lane on the Rankens Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm each day on Monday, 12 August to Thursday, 15 August inclusive, weather permitting.

    The temporary road closure is necessary to facilitate pipe laying for Council’s sewer

    infrastructure upgrading project. Please allow for a few minutes extra for possible delays. There will be traffic control in place. If you would like more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street roundabout.

    The tenders are currently being assessed and a report is expected be considered by Council in August. The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection. If you would like to receive updates on project, visit YourSay Bathurst and subscribe to the newsletter.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Funding is available to local businesses for CCTV to improve security and community safety. Funding is up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the current 2019/2020 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant.

    For more information call 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday 16 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

    grants to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations to improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.

    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    Water Restrictions

    Council has resolved to implement Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions as of Monday 14

    October 2019 in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of

    Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

    The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will be held at BMEC on 16 August at 6.30pm. This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker a Bathurst historian.

    The lecture, titled “Let’s Do Heritage Differently”, will be presented by Barbara Hickson who has over 22 years’ experience in heritage management. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    @BRAG

    RocoColonial

    Until 22 September
    Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 11am – 2pm, Monday Closed. Free entry.


    RocoColonial @ Abercrombie House

    Until 22 September

    Open Wednesday to Friday 11am – 2pm

    Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

    Monday & Tuesday closed. Entry: $15 adult, $10

    concession, $5 under 14, infants free, $35 family

    (2 adults, 2 children).

    For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au

    @ the Library

    Be Connected (free tech help)

    July 22 - September 27 (Mondays and Fridays)

    Due to popular demand, the library has extended ithe Be Connected program that offers free one-on-one technology assistance. Available between 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Author talk: Dr Stephen Gapps

    Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps on Tuesday, 13 August at 6.15pm as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement. He will also share new research about the conflicts at Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    Australian Poetry Slam

    Hone your poetry slam writing and performance skills at this special workshop on Thursday, 15 August from 4-6pm.The workshop will feature last year’s Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams followed by the Bathurst heat of this nationwide search for Australia’s best slammer. Bookings essential.

    For more information phone 6333 6281 or to book visit eventbrite.com.au

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    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Next level water restrictions to take effect in October

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    MEDIA RELEASE 8 August 2019

    With the dry weather continuing to impact the region and leading into the warmer months, Council will introduce level four-five (extreme) water restrictions on October 14.

    A lack of rainfall across the region has seen Chifley Dam drop to 44 per cent as of 6 August, one of the lowest levels it has ever been at this time of the year.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the community must work together to preserve our drinking water.

    "Implementing level four-five (extreme) restrictions in October will place Bathurst in the best position possible in terms of water...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 August 2019

    With the dry weather continuing to impact the region and leading into the warmer months, Council will introduce level four-five (extreme) water restrictions on October 14.

    A lack of rainfall across the region has seen Chifley Dam drop to 44 per cent as of 6 August, one of the lowest levels it has ever been at this time of the year.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the community must work together to preserve our drinking water.

    "Implementing level four-five (extreme) restrictions in October will place Bathurst in the best position possible in terms of water availability come the hotter summer months," he said

    What level four-five restrictions mean for the community:

    · no watering of lawns

    · garden watering be limited to bucket or watering can, and only on Wednesday and Sunday from 6pm to 9pm

    · car washing at home is not permitted

    · that pools, garden features and child pools not be filled or topped up

    Level three (high) water restrictions have been in place since November last year. The restrictions have resulted in saving approximately 13 per cent of the total volume of water in Chifley Dam since they were implemented. For information on how to conserve water or information on restrictions visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer P: 02 6333 6179 M: 0448 685 340 E: corinne.boer@bathurst.nsw.gov.au