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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

  • Media Release - What’s News

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    26 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 February 2021

    Free Home Security Workshops

    Bathurst Regional Council, along with Chifley Police District and NSW Department of Communities and Justice, have developed a Home Security Program for the Bathurst region as a part of the Don’t Be Next campaign.

    As part of the program, FREE home security workshops are being held to educate the community on home security and areas you can improve.

    - Thursday 18 March, 10.30am-11.30am at the Kelso Community Hub
    - Thursday 15 April, 10.30am-11.30am at the Bathurst Library

    Workshop bookings are essential. Please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6523.

    Can't make a workshop? Visit the pop-up home security stall in the Armada Bathurst Shopping Centre on Tuesday 13 April.

    Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

    The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail will be held on 10 and 11 April with early bird tickets to the event now on sale. Over 120 local and guest artisans will demonstrate rare trades that helped build the Bathurst region including blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip making, glass artistry, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, violin making and more. Early bird tickets are just $15 and tickets can also be purchased on the weekend of the event. Visit www.bathurstregion.com.au

    International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and this year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. Council has profiled several local women about their achievements and contribution to the Bathurst community. The profiles will be displayed in Kings Parade in the form of life size corflute cut outs from 8 to 12 March. The profiles will also be published online via Council's website and social media profiles.

    Entries into Waste 2 Art now open

    The Bathurst Waste 2 Art exhibition and competition will be held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre between 8 and 23 May. Entry forms are now available on the Council website and entries are open until 5 May. For more information and inspiration visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Sustainable Living Expo

    The Sustainable Living Expo returns for 2021. Join ‘Fast Ed’ from Better Homes & Gardens for night of food, wine, cooking and learning on Friday 26 March or get the whole family together for a day out at the Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday 27 March. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Inland Sea of Sound

    The Inland Sea of Sound is on from 24 to 28 February with a series of fantastic concerts in town, both indoors and outdoors featuring C.W Stoneking and Kate Ceberano. For the full program and to purchase tickets visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au. This will be a COVID safe event.

    Library

    History Talk with Robyn Hardina

    6pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 2 March.

    Join family history author Robyn Hardina as she discusses the role her fifth great uncle, John Rowley played in exploring routes to Bathurst and the Central West. While researching her book A Gentleman of the Rum Corps: The biography of Captain Thomas Rowley and his descendants, she uncovered her ancestor John Rowley’s part in an 1819 expedition to find a new route from the Southern Highlands to Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    To book or for more information phone 6333 6281.

    Bathurst Cycling Classic

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will be held 12 – 14 March and includes the Hill Climb, Criterium and B2B (Bathurst to Bathurst) 100km road race. The event will be held over three days from Friday to Sunday. 

    Dates: Friday 12 March Hill Climb on Mount Panorama twilight event  

    Saturday 13 March Criterium  

    Sunday 14 March B2B 100km fully closed roads throughout course 

    Registration is limited due to current NSW Health advice. For more information visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au 

    Volunteers

    If you would like to volunteer and raise money for your club/ organisation visit

    bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au and register your interest or email b2b@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Save the date

    NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September. Voting is

    compulsory. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Early bird tickets now available for Heritage Trades Trail

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    22 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 22 February 2021

    The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail will be held on 10 and 11 April with early bird tickets to the event now on sale.

    Over 120 local and guest artisans will demonstrate rare trades that helped build the Bathurst region including blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip making, glass artistry, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, violin making and more.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the event offers visitors and locals a unique cultural experience that gives insight into our rich past.

    “It’s important to preserve the trades and crafts that shaped the history and culture of Bathurst, Australia’s first inland European settlement. The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail offers a fascinating chance to see, feel and experience how everyday items were made before the modern luxuries we are afforded today,” he said.

    This year will see part of the trail housed at the heritage Bathurst Showground pavilions, along with its original location at the Bathurst Agricultural Research Station.

    The extra space at the Bathurst Showground will allow artisans and guests to be socially distanced to comply with the COVID-Safe plan for the event, including contact registration via the Service NSW app upon arrival for all patrons, and the supply of additional hygiene measures.

    Shuttle buses will transport attendees between the two venues, making it easy to take in the wonders of all the heritage trades on display.

    Early bird tickets are just $15 online at www.bathurstregion.com.au/bathurst-heritage-trades-trail.

    Tickets can also be purchased on the weekend of the event from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue, Bathurst, or at either venue for $20. Children under 16 are free.

    For more information visit Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail Facebook page.

    ENDS


  • What's News

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    19 Feb 2021

    Entries into Waste 2 Art now open

    The Bathurst Waste 2 Art exhibition and competition will be held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre between 8 and 23 May. Entry forms are now available on the Council website and entries are open until 5 May. For more information and inspiration visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Repco Mount Panorama 500 Picnic in the Parade

    Join us for a picnic in Kings Parade, Friday 26 February ahead of a huge weekend of racing. Enjoy live music, markets, giveaways and on-stage appearances from your favourite Supercar drivers. Picnic in the Parade will be a great night out under the stars to kick off the Repco Mount Panorama 500. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Sustainable Living Expo

    The Sustainable Living Expo returns for 2021. Join ‘Fast Ed’ from Better Homes & Gardens for night of food, wine, cooking and learning on Friday 26 March or get the whole family together for a day out at the Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday 27 March. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Rail Museum turns one 

    The Bathurst Rail Museum will hold a birthday celebration on February 20 and 21. The event will include musicians performing on Saturday afternoon, a Thomas the Tank Engine jumping castle, stickers for kids, 10 per cent off normal entry price and shop purchases, and a competition to go into the draw to have a birthday party at the museum.

    For more information, keep an eye on the Bathurst Rail Museum Facebook page.

    Inland Sea of Sound

    The Inland Sea of Sound is on from 24 to 28 February with a series of fantastic concerts in town, both indoors and outdoors featuring C.W Stoneking and Kate Ceberano. For the full program and to purchase tickets visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au. This will be a COVID safe event.

    Library

    Discover more: Technology

    Thursday 25 February 10.30am -12pm

    The library is holding a series of free tutorials for people who would like to improve

    their technology skills. This month’s topic: how to install apps on a smartphone or tablet. Bookings essential. Phone 6333 6281.

    Memoir Workshop

    Saturday 13 February 3 - 5pm

    Bathurst Library will be hosting a series of monthly interactive memoir workshops from February to June to help you connect with others on a similar writing journey. Delivered by Kerry Chater, the workshops will cover topics from getting started with writing, identifying what makes a story interesting, bringing stories to life and key editing tips to help people write and develop their stories.

    Each workshop costs $10 and bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

    History Talk with Robyn Hardina

    6pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 2 March.

    Join family history author Robyn Hardina as she discusses the role her fifth great uncle, John Rowley played in exploring routes to Bathurst and the Central West. While researching her book A Gentleman of the Rum Corps: The biography of Captain Thomas Rowley and his descendants, she uncovered her ancestor John Rowley’s part in an 1819 expedition to find a new route from the Southern Highlands to Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    To book or for more information phone 6333 6281.

    Bathurst Cycling Classic

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will be held 12 – 14 March and includes the Hill Climb, Criterium and B2B (Bathurst to Bathurst) 100km road race. The event will be held over three days from Friday to Sunday. 

    Dates: Friday 12 March Hill Climb on Mount Panorama twilight event  

    Saturday 13 March Criterium  

    Sunday 14 March B2B 100km fully closed roads throughout course 

    Registration is limited due to current NSW Health advice. For more information visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au 

    Volunteers

    If you would like to volunteer and raise money for your club/ organisation visit

    bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au and register your interest or email b2b@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Save the date

    NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September. Voting is

    compulsory. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

  • Streets as Shared Spaces Project

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    17 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 February 2021

    Plans for the Streets as Shared Space Pilot Project have been finalised following extensive community consultation.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said a grant of $767,844 under the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program for the project.

    “The NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program provides one-off grant funding supporting Councils to test and pilot new and innovative ideas for streets as safe, shared public spaces,” he said.

    “The program provides funding to quick-response demonstration projects and strategic pilots that temporarily adapt streets to support healthier, safer and more resilient communities.”

    The plans for the south eastern corner of the Bathurst Town Square include:

    • Temporary kerb build outs at either end of Church Street to slow down traffic though Church Street.
    • Temporary pram ramps off Kings Parade in two locations along Church Street to improve accessibility.
    • Carpark line marking and a painted centre median for Church Street to improve pedestrian access across the length of Church Street.
    • Extension of Parrish Lane, one way through the centre of town square and exiting onto William St adjacent to the former Bathurst TAFE building.
    • Consolidation of the exit onto William Street of both Parrish Lane and Ribbon Gang Lane.
    • The creation of two linear parks in the Town Square fronting William Street and Ribbon Gang Lane.
    • The installation of 10 street trees in pots on William Street, in areas that do not affect carparking.
    • The installation of 15 street trees in pots on Church Street, in areas that do not affect carparking.
    • Commission for temporary (24months) installations of public art in three locations:
      1. 89 William Street, mural project
      2. Ribbon Gang Lane, laneway activation
      3. Former Tafe Building, activation/ outdoor gallery space

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What's News

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    12 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 February 2021

    Rail Museum turns one 

    The Bathurst Rail Museum will hold a birthday celebration on February 20 and 21. The event will include musicians performing on Saturday afternoon, a Thomas the Tank Engine jumping castle, stickers for kids, 10 per cent off normal entry price and shop purchases, and a competition to go into the draw to have a birthday party at the museum.

    For more information, keep an eye on the Bathurst Rail Museum Facebook page.

    Repco Mount Panorama 500 Picnic in the Parade

    Join us for a picnic in Kings Parade, Friday 26 February ahead of a huge weekend of racing. Enjoy live music, markets, giveaways and on-stage appearances from your favourite Supercar drivers. Picnic in the Parade will be a great night out under the stars to kick off the Repco Mount Panorama 500. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Sustainable Living Expo

    The Sustainable Living Expo returns for 2021. Join ‘Fast Ed’ from Better Homes & Gardens for night of food, wine, cooking and learning on Friday 26 March or get the whole family together for a day out at the Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday 27 March. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Inland Sea of Sound

    The Inland Sea of Sound is on from 24 to 28 February with a series of fantastic concerts in town, both indoors and outdoors featuring C.W Stoneking and Kate Ceberano. For the full program and to purchase tickets visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au. This will be a COVID safe event.

    Library

    Discover more: Technology

    Thursday 25 February 10.30am -12pm

    The library is holding a series of free tutorials for people who would like to improve

    their technology skills. This month’s topic: how to install apps on a smartphone or tablet. Bookings essential. Phone 6333 6281.

    Memoir Workshop

    Saturday 13 February 3 - 5pm

    Bathurst Library will be hosting a series of monthly interactive memoir workshops from February to June to help you connect with others on a similar writing journey. Delivered by Kerry Chater, the workshops will cover topics from getting started with writing, identifying what makes a story interesting, bringing stories to life and key editing tips to help people write and develop their stories.

    Each workshop costs $10 and bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

    History Talk with Robyn Hardina

    6pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 2 March.

    Join family history author Robyn Hardina as she discusses the role her fifth great uncle, John Rowley played in exploring routes to Bathurst and the Central West. While researching her book A Gentleman of the Rum Corps: The biography of Captain Thomas Rowley and his descendants, she uncovered her ancestor John Rowley’s part in an 1819 expedition to find a new route from the Southern Highlands to Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    To book or for more information phone 6333 6281.

    Bathurst Cycling Classic

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will be held 12 – 14 March and includes the Hill Climb, Criterium and B2B (Bathurst to Bathurst) 100km road race. The event will be held over three days from Friday to Sunday. 

    Dates: Friday 12 March Hill Climb on Mount Panorama twilight event  

    Saturday 13 March Criterium  

    Sunday 14 March B2B 100km fully closed roads throughout course 

    Registration is limited due to current NSW Health advice. For more information visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au 

    Volunteers

    If you would like to volunteer and raise money for your club/ organisation visit

    bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au and register your interest or email b2b@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Save the date

    NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September. Voting is

    compulsory. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Musicians in the Park

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    12 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 February 2021

    Council, with the support of the NSW Government’s Festival of Place - Summer Fund, will bring musicians to perform in the centre of the city.

    A series of performances will occur in Kings Parade commencing on 19 February and continuing through to March and April consisting of lunch and evening performances over Fridays and Saturdays.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke thanked the NSW Government for the $10 000 contribution.

    “This initiative will enliven our central business district, draw and keep people in our city centre for longer periods while supporting our local artists and businesses,” he said.

    “I encourage everyone to bring a chair, order your favourite food from one of Bathurst’s eateries and enjoy the performances.”

    For musicians that are interested in participating in the program, please call the Economic Development team on 6333 6111.

    Keep an eye on Council’s Facebook page for more information.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News

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    05 Feb 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 February 2021

    Inland Sea of Sound

    The Inland Sea of Sound is on from 24 to 28 February with a series of fantastic concerts in town, both indoors and outdoors featuring C.W Stoneking and Kate Ceberano. For the full program and to purchase tickets visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au. This will be a COVID safe event.

    Annual Funding/Donations Program

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2021/2022 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.  

    Apply via an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 9 February.

    Organisations/groups that have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.   For more information, phone 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website. 

    Library

    Children’s programs

    • Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time will be held on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 10.30am.

    • Code Club for kids aged 8-12 returns for a six-week program on Wednesday at 4pm.

    • A new six-week program called Little Bang Discovery Club for children aged 3-5 years will begin on Mondays at 10.30am.

    Memoir Workshop

    Saturday 13 February 3 - 5pm

    Bathurst Library will be hosting a series of monthly interactive memoir workshops from February to June to help you connect with others on a similar writing journey. Delivered by Kerry Chater, the workshops will cover topics from getting started with writing, identifying what makes a story interesting, bringing stories to life and key editing tips to help people write and develop their stories.

    Each workshop costs $10 and bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

    History Talk with Robyn Hardina

    6pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 2 March.

    Join family history author Robyn Hardina as she discusses the role her fifth great uncle, John Rowley played in exploring routes to Bathurst and the Central West. While researching her book A Gentleman of the Rum Corps: The biography of Captain Thomas Rowley and his descendants, she uncovered her ancestor John Rowley’s part in an 1819 expedition to find a new route from the Southern Highlands to Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    To book or for more information phone 6333 6281.

    BRAG  

    NEW PERSPECTIVES: ART AND LIFE IN THE BATHURST MIGRANT CAMP

    Saturday 6 February @ 2.30pm 

    This panel discussion looks at life in the Bathurst Migrant Camp through the experience of Jurgis Miksevicius, a Lithuanian born artist who immigrated to Australia in 1948 and spent nine months as camp artist. The panel brings together his daughter Carolyn Leigh, Bathurst historian Christopher Morgan, architect Henry Bialowas, and Bathurst Historical Society Museum Curator Samantha Friend in a lively discussion about life in the Bathurst Migrant Camp, and its significance in the story of Australian migration. 

    Capacity limited, RSVP essential via EventBrite, $8 BRAGS, $12 non-members. 

    Bathurst Cycling Classic

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will be held 12 – 14 March and includes the Hill Climb, Criterium and B2B (Bathurst to Bathurst) 100km road race. The event will be held over three days from Friday to Sunday. 

    Dates: Friday 12 March Hill Climb on Mount Panorama twilight event  

    Saturday 13 March Criterium  

    Sunday 14 March B2B 100km fully closed roads throughout course 

    Registration is limited due to current NSW Health advice. For more information visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au 

    Library

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News

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    29 Jan 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 January 2021

    Inland Sea of Sound

    The Inland Sea of Sound is on from 24 to 28 February with a series of fantastic concerts in town, both indoors and outdoors featuring C.W Stoneking and Kate Ceberano. For the full program and to purchase tickets visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au. This will be a COVID safe event.

    Annual Funding/Donations Program

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2021/2022 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.  

    Apply via an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 9 February.

    Organisations/groups that have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.   For more information, phone 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website. 

    Library - memoir writing workshops

    Are you planning to write or are in the process of writing a memoir? Do you want to learn further tips and techniques to bring your writing to life? Bathurst Library will be hosting a series of monthly interactive workshops from February toJune to help you connect with others on a similar writing journey.

    Delivered by Kerry Chater, the workshops will cover topics from getting started with writing, identifying what makes a story interesting, bringing stories to life and key editing tips to help people write and develop their stories. Each workshop costs $10 and bookings are essential as spaces are limited. The first workshop will be held on Saturday 13 February 3 – 5 pm.

    BRAG  

    NEW PERSPECTIVES: ART AND LIFE IN THE BATHURST MIGRANT CAMP

    Saturday 6 February @ 2.30pm 

    This panel discussion looks at life in the Bathurst Migrant Camp through the experience of Jurgis Miksevicius, a Lithuanian born artist who immigrated to Australia in 1948 and spent nine months as camp artist. The panel brings together his daughter Carolyn Leigh, Bathurst historian Christopher Morgan, architect Henry Bialowas, and Bathurst Historical Society Museum Curator Samantha Friend in a lively discussion about life in the Bathurst Migrant Camp, and its significance in the story of Australian migration. 

    Capacity limited, RSVP essential via EventBrite, $8 BRAGS, $12 non-members. 

    Bathurst Cycling Classic

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will be held 12 – 14 March and includes the Hill Climb, Criterium and B2B (Bathurst to Bathurst) 100km road race. The event will be held over three days from Friday to Sunday. 

    Dates: Friday 12 March Hill Climb on Mount Panorama twilight event  

    Saturday 13 March Criterium  

    Sunday 14 March B2B 100km fully closed roads throughout course 

    Registration is limited due to current NSW Health advice. For more information visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au 

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Water education program for early learners

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    27 Jan 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 27 January 2021


    Council has created an educational program to deliver water conservation and water use lessons to preschool aged children across the region.

    The free program is designed to be used by early learning educators in a range of settings including day care centres and family day care.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the program links to the Early Years Learning Framework and includes videos, activities, and other online resources and was created in collaboration with early learning educators, artists, and other key stakeholders.

    “Each module is broken into key learning elements and uses fun activities, guided discussions, an array of activity sheets, support resources and videos to engage children in the learning,” he said.

    Topics include:

    • The water cycle
    • How do we use water?
    • Water in Bathurst
    • Being conservative with water and
    • Keeping our waterways clean and healthy

    “The program continues Council’s commitment to providing information and education to the community on the importance of water conservation and preserving this precious resource.”

    Local educators are invited to attend a free one-hour webinar on Wednesday February 10 to learn more about the early learning water education program. For more information and to register visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/early-learning-water-education-program

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Australia Day Award Winners 2021

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    27 Jan 2021

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 January 2021

    Bathurst’s Australia Day Awards have recognised the work and achievements of individuals and groups at the Awards Ceremony today at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Bobby Bourke said it was an honour to be able to thank this year’s award recipients for their hard work and dedication to the Bathurst community.

    “Congratulations to all of our Australia Day Award recipients for 2021 and thank you for your hard work and contribution to the Bathurst community.”

    “It’s wonderful to be able to recognise the achievements of those within our community on this day.”

    The following awards were presented:

    Recognition of the Youth Council 2019-2020

    Being part of the Youth Council involves attending regular meetings, voicing ideas, developing, and working on projects, promoting the work of the Youth Council, and assisting with the running of Youth Council events. The 2019-2020 group were faced with challenges and restrictions enforced by COVID-19 and the majority of their events were cancelled. In light of this they were still able to use their creative skills and deliver new ways to engage the community.

    2019-2020 members

    • Angus Cooke
    • Benjamin Davis
    • Bethany Donaldson
    • Bonnie-Skye Wright
    • Grace Lynch
    • Jack Lynch
    • Jennessa Eggins
    • Joshua Borland
    • Maddison Sufong
    • Natalia Burgess
    • Nyoaki Pearce
    • Travis Barrie
    • Tristen West
    • Zoe Peters

    The Jo Ross Memorial Award - Greening Bathurst

    This award is made to an individual, group or institution in recognition of their ongoing efforts to improve the local environment. Congratulations Tracey Sorensen for being the 2021 recipient of this award.

    Australia Day Medallion

    The Australia Day Achievement Medallion Program is a new award introduced in 2021. This program recognises members of the public whose hard work and contributions have shaped and benefited the Bathurst Community. The bushfires, drought and COVID-19 pandemic saw multiple changes in day to day practise and proved challenging on a number of levels. Individuals and groups receiving this award have gone above and beyond for their community.

    This year’s award recipients are:

    Bathurst Seymour Centre

    • Bernadette Sinclair
    • Darren Sturgiss
    • David Sherley
    • Donna Sollorz
    • Eglinton Rural Fire Service
    • Gwendoline Laird
    • Jan Hudson
    • NSW Ambulance (Bathurst Division)

    A number of awards that are traditionally presented on Australia Day did not proceed due to COVID-19, these include:

    • Youth Awards Award
    • Event of the Year (Community and Destination)
    • Bathurst Regional National Trust Heritage Award

    The Citizen of the Year for 2020 Bob Cassidy and Young Citizen of the Year 2020 Natalia Burgess will also hold their title for another 12 months.