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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

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    MEDIA RELEASE 21 January 2022

    What’s News

    Australia Day

    Celebrations will include an award and citizenship ceremony at 9.30am at BMEC where new citizens will be welcomed while the awards recognise community achievements throughout 2021. Grab a barbecue breakfast at Eglinton War Memorial Hall at 8am, provided by the Lions Club of Bathurst or a barbecue lunch in Kings Parade at 12 noon, provided by the Rotary Club of Bathurst. There will be free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre between 11.00am and 5.30pm.

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

    Be waste wise

    Now’s the time to make simple waste-wise resolutions to decrease the amount of material going into landfill. Some simple waste-wise resolutions could include collecting soft plastics such as shopping bags, food wrappers and packets and taking them to REDcycle collection points at your local supermarket for specialised recycling.

    Buying in bulk, looking for product options with minimal or no packaging, choosing packaging that can be recycled, or supplying your own containers or shopping bags are other ways we can avoid unnecessary waste creation.

    For food scraps, plate scrapings or food past its use-by date, consider using your green lid food and garden waste bin or establishing a compost bin or worm farm. For more waste wise tips visit Council’s website.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding to be included in the 2022/2023 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

    Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre. Organisations or groups that have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding. Applications close 4.00pm on Tuesday, 8 February. For more information, phone 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Each year Council provides a grant scheme to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the region.

    Further information and application forms are available from Council’s Recreation Section on 6333 6285 or visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

    Aboriginal Commitment Strategy

    Council is undertaking community consultation to develop the Aboriginal Commitment Strategy. The strategy will guide Council in working effectively and collaboratively with the Aboriginal community of Bathurst. Stakeholder workshops will be held on Friday, 18 February.

    10.00am-12.00pm Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council
    1.00pm – 3.00pm Kelso Community Hub

    For catering purposes, please register by Friday, 11 February by emailing council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or calling 6333 6523.

    For more information: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/acs

    Museums Bathurst

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum and the Bathurst Rail Museum will be open 7 days a week during the January school holiday period.

    For more information visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Summer Reading Club

    Keep the kids engaged in reading this summer with the library’s reading challenge. Read and log the books or complete extra activities to win tickets in a prize draw. Running until 31 January. Anyone aged 0-17 years can register via the library website bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library

    My Brilliant Career Week

    A series of free workshops will be held at the library during 14-19 February covering various aspects of careers, resumes and volunteering. The workshops will feature presenters from The Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre and Kirsten Brumby who is a career coach and author.

    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library. Bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.

    Computers for beginners

    Starting 8 February sign up for 4 free classes at the library and learn basic computer skills including internet searching, email, file storage, security tips and much more. Bookings essential, phone 6333 6281.

    BizMonth Launch

    Registrations are open for the BizMonth Launch.

    Join us for a panel discussion with IBM, Charles Sturt University, Leading Edge Data Centres and NBN Australia on the digital transformation underway in Bathurst. Hosted by Council and the Bathurst Business Chamber in partnership with NBN, this free event is open to all Chamber and non-Chamber members. The event will be held on 8 February at 6pm at Upstairs Co-Working on Russell Street. Limited places are available. Visit www.bathurstbusiness.com.au/events to register.

    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bathurst Careers Expo

    The Bathurst Careers Expo will be held on Tuesday, 15 February at the Charles Sturt University Gymnasium, commencing at 9.00am. If you are looking for a change in careers or to see what employment opportunities are available in Bathurst (including Bathurst Regional Council) then mark this date in the calendar. Please note, CSU has advised that all visitors must be double vaccinated or have a medical exemption to attend this activity. For more information visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the heritage buildings.

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for the Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and their contributions to the community. To nominate someone as a Living Legend, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Nominations close Friday 28 January.

    Community Tree Planting

    A community tree planting day will be held at Queen Charlottes Vale Creek (off Alpha Street) on Sunday, 23 January from 10 am to 12pm.

    For more information visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Theo Barker Lecture

    Council and the Bathurst District Historical Society present the ninth Theo Barker Lecture at BMEC on Thursday, 17 March at 6pm. Award winning historian, Stephen Gapps, will tell of the occupation of Wiradyuri Country and the resistance warfare between 1822 and 1824 around the Bathurst region. The lecture is free to attend. Please phone 6333 6161 for more information or to book.

    Temporary Road Closures

    Logan Street

    Logan Street in Eglinton will be closed opposite 98 Logan Street until Friday 6 May. The temporary closure is for works undertaken by Hynash Constructions.

    Vehicle certification testing

    A section of Lloyds Road between Vale Road and Gormans Hill Road will be temporarily closed on Tuesday 25 January between 9.00am and 4pm.


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    MEDIA RELEASE 14 January 2022

    Australia Day

    Celebrations will include an award and citizenship ceremony at 9.30am at BMEC where new citizens will be welcomed while the awards recognise community achievements throughout 2021. There will also be a free barbecue lunch in Stevens Park at Rockley from 11.00am and free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre between 11.00am and 5.30pm.

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

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding to be included in the 2022/2023 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

    Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre. Organisations or groups that have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding. Applications close 4.00pm on Tuesday, 8 February. For more information, phone 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Each year Council provides a grant scheme to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the region.

    Further information and application forms are available from Council’s Recreation Section on 6333 6285 or visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

    Aboriginal Commitment Strategy


    Council is undertaking community consultation to develop the Aboriginal Commitment Strategy. The strategy will guide Council in working effectively and collaboratively with the Aboriginal community of Bathurst. Stakeholder workshops will be held on Friday, 18 February.

    10.00am-12.00pm Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council
    1.00pm – 3.00pm Kelso Community Hub

    For catering purposes, please register by Friday, 11 February by emailing council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or calling 6333 6523.

    For more information: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/acs


    Museums Bathurst

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum and the Bathurst Rail Museum will be open 7 days a week during the January school holiday period.

    For more information visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Summer Reading Club

    Keep the kids engaged in reading this summer with the library’s reading challenge. Read and log the books or complete extra activities to win tickets in a prize draw. Running until 31 January. Anyone aged 0-17 years can register via the library website bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library

    My Brilliant Career Week

    A series of free workshops will be held at the library during 14-19 February covering various aspects of careers, resumes and volunteering. The workshops will feature presenters from The Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre and Kirsten Brumby who is a career coach and author.

    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library. Bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.

    Computers for beginners

    Starting 8 February sign up for 4 free classes at the library and learn basic computer skills including internet searching, email, file storage, security tips and much more. Bookings essential, phone 6333 6281.

    BizMonth Launch

    Registrations are open for the BizMonth Launch.

    Join us for a panel discussion with IBM, Charles Sturt University, Leading Edge Data Centres and NBN Australia on the digital transformation underway in Bathurst. Hosted by Council and the Bathurst Business Chamber in partnership with NBN, this free event is open to all Chamber and non-Chamber members. The event will be held on 8 February at 6pm at Upstairs Co-Working on Russell Street. Limited places are available. Visit www.bathurstbusiness.com.au/events to register.

    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bathurst Careers Expo

    The Bathurst Careers Expo will be held on Tuesday, 15 February at the Charles Sturt University Gymnasium, commencing at 9.00am. If you are looking for a change in careers or to see what employment opportunities are available in Bathurst (including Bathurst Regional Council) then mark this date in the calendar. Please note, CSU has advised that all visitors must be double vaccinated or have a medical exemption to attend this activity. For more information visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the heritage buildings.

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for the Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and their contributions to the community. To nominate someone as a Living Legend, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Nominations close Friday 28 January.

    Community Tree Planting

    A community tree planting day will be held at Queen Charlottes Vale Creek (off Alpha Street) on Sunday, 23 January from 10 am to 12pm.

    For more information visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Theo Barker Lecture

    Council and the Bathurst District Historical Society present the ninth Theo Barker Lecture at BMEC on Thursday, 17 March at 6pm. Award winning historian, Stephen Gapps, will tell of the occupation of Wiradyuri Country and the resistance warfare between 1822 and 1824 around the Bathurst region. The lecture is free to attend. Please phone 6333 6161 for more information or to book.

    Temporary Road Closures

    Logan Street

    Logan Street in Eglinton will be closed opposite 98 Logan Street until Friday 6 May. The temporary closure is for works undertaken by Hynash Constructions.

    Vehicle certification testing

    A section of Lloyds Road between Vale Road and Gormans Hill Road will be temporarily closed on Tuesday 25 January between 9.00am and 4pm.

    Corner Peel & Morrisset Streets

    Council is upgrading storm water pipes at this location and the intersection of Peel and Morrisset Streets will be closed to traffic from Monday 17 January for approximately two days while the works are undertaken.

    Business and resident access will be available while the works are undertaken.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 7 January 2022


    Section 356 Donations


    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding to be included in the 2022/2023 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

    Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre. Organisations or groups that have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding. Applications close 4.00pm on Tuesday, 8 February. For more information, phone 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.


    Museums Bathurst

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum and the Bathurst Rail Museum will be open 7 days a week during the January school holiday period.

    For more information visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Summer Reading Club

    Keep the kids engaged in reading this summer with the library’s reading challenge. Read and log the books or complete extra activities to win tickets in a prize draw. Running until 31 January. Anyone aged 0-17 years can register via the library website bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library


    My Brilliant Career Week

    A series of free workshops will be held at the library during 14-19 February covering various aspects of careers, resumes and volunteering. The workshops will feature presenters from The Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre and Kirsten Brumby who is a career coach and author.

    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library. Bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.


    BizMonth Launch

    Registrations now open for the BizMonth Launch.

    Join us for a panel discussion with IBM, Charles Sturt University, Leading Edge Data Centres and NBN Australia on the digital transformation underway in Bathurst. Hosted by Council and the Bathurst Business Chamber in partnership with NBN, this free event is open to all Chamber and non-Chamber members. The event will be held 8 February at 6pm at Upstairs Co-Working on Russell Street. Limited places are available. Visit www.bathurstbusiness.com.au/events to register.

    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bathurst Careers Expo

    The Bathurst Careers Expo will be held on Tuesday, 15 February at the Charles Sturt University Gymnasium, commencing at 9.00am. If you are looking for a change in careers or to see what employment opportunities are available in Bathurst (including Bathurst Regional Council) then mark this date in the calendar. Please note, CSU has advised that all visitors must be double vaccinated or have a medical exemption to attend this activity. For more information visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    JP Services

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

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

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the heritage buildings.

    Concept Playground Designs – Gormans Hill And Miller Parks

    These enhancement projects will ensure enjoyment and participation in play for all users, regardless of their age, ability or background.

    Concept designs for the two play spaces, which include a range of new play and

    natural elements to improve inclusivity in line with the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Guidelines. Council is now seeking input from the community on the concept designs that have been developed for Miller and Gormans Hill Parks.

    Feedback closes Friday 14 January.

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for the Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and their contributions to the community. To nominate someone as a Living Legend, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Nominations close Friday 28 January.

    Community Tree Planting

    A community tree planting day will be held at Queen Charlottes Vale Creek (off Alpha Street) on Sunday, 23 January from 10 am to 12pm.

    For more information visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Bathurst leads the world in ringing in the New Year

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    MEDIA RELEASE 23 December 2021

    The Bathurst District War Memorial Carillon and the Community Bells in the Bathurst Anglican Cathedral will lead the way as 2021 ticks over into 2022 and bells around the world ring in celebration.

    The ‘Ring around the World’ global initiative was created by Paul Ashe, President of the National Bells Festival in the USA and Stuart Pearson, convenor of Bathurst’s own ‘Festival of Bells’. This unique event, the first of its kind in the world, will see the Anglican Cathedral ring out its bells up to midnight with the Carillon then striking 12 strokes of the bell followed by 15 minutes of music commencing with the traditional Scottish song ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

    Manager Tourism and Visitor Service Daniel Cove said Bathurst is the only location in the world where a carillon, with its fixed bells, is located next to a cathedral, with its own separate set of pealing bells.

    “The Anglican Cathedral Bell ringers will start off this global event prior to midnight during which Denise Garland, one of Bathurst’s very own carillonists, will climb the stairs to the top of the Carillon to be ready to commence on the stroke of midnight. The Bathurst District War Memorial Carillon will be the very first to ring in the New Year with a number of Carillons to follow in Africa, Europe and North America as the world moves through its different time zones. The whole event will be streamed live on YouTube, commencing with the Bathurst Carillon.”

    “This initiative puts Bathurst on the global stage, alongside bells in many world cities, such as Johannesburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, London, and Washington, and further highlights the importance and deep cultural significance of the Bathurst District War Memorial Carillon,” Mr Cove said.

    Future details are available on the Bathurst region website bathurstregion.com.au

  • Bathurst Cycling Classic not going ahead in 2022

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    MEDIA RELEASE 23 December 2021

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic for 2022 will not be going ahead due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 and an increase in similar cycling events in NSW.

    Event Manager Amanda Marks said the event has seen a drop in numbers in recent years.

    “With increased competition and with the uncertainty around Covid-19, Council has made the decision not to proceed.”

    “Council would like to thank everyone for their support in previous years which has made the event a success.”


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    MEDIA RELEASE 17 December 2021

    What’s News

    12 Days of Christmas

    Museums Bathurst is running a 12 days of Christmas campaign with specials and discounts to be promoted online. As part of the promotion, a Christmas market day will be held at the Bathurst Rail Museum on Saturday, 18 December from 9.00am to 2.00pm which will be run by Mount Panorama Lions Club. There will be locally produced and hand-made Christmas gifts available.

    For more information visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Christmas Closures

    The Civic Centre will be closed at 12.00 noon on Friday, 24 December and will reopen 8.30am on Tuesday, 4 January.

    Museums Bathurst

    Friday 24 December - Rail Museum closed.

    Saturday 25 December Christmas Day - all museums closed.

    Sunday 26 December Boxing Day - all museums closed.

    Saturday 1 January New Year’s Day - all museums closed.

    The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum and the Bathurst Rail Museum will be open 7 days a week during the January school holiday period.

    For a full list of Council facility closures over the Christmas period, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Buy Local Gift Card Competition

    The Buy Local Gift Card campaign is about to mark the millionth dollar being loaded on to the cards. To help celebrate, there’s a chance to win one of four $250 gift cards. Purchase a Buy Local Gift Card from a participating outlet from 6 - 23 December, scan the purchasing business QR code and fill out the entry form to be in with a chance to win.

    For more information visit www.bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    Summer Reading Club

    Keep the kids engaged in reading this summer with the library’s reading challenge. Read and log the books or complete extra activities to win tickets in a prize draw. Running from 1 December to 31 January next year, anyone aged 0-17 years can register now via the library website bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library

    My Brilliant Career Week

    A series of free workshops will be held at the library during 14-19 February covering various aspects of careers, resumes and volunteering. The workshops will feature presenters from The Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre, Career Coach and author Kirsten Brumby.

    More information can be found via the Library website www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library and bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.

    NYE Party in the Park

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will return to the Adventure Playground. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are on sale now through Council’s website:

    • Adults (15+) - $6 (includes 1 x $5 food voucher)

    • Children (3-14) - $3 (includes 1 x ride voucher)

    • Infants (0-2) – Free

    BizMonth Launch

    Registrations now open for the BizMonth Launch.

    Join us for a panel discussion with IBM, Charles Sturt University, Leading Edge Data Centres and NBN Australia on the digital transformation underway in Bathurst. Hosted by Bathurst Regional Council and the Bathurst Business Chamber in partnership with NBN, this free event is open to all Chamber and non-Chamber members. The event will be held 8 February at 6pm at Upstairs Co-Working on Russell Street. Limited places are available. Visit www.bathurstbusiness.com.au/events to register.

    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held next year on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    JP Services

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

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

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the heritage buildings.

    Concept Playground Designs – Gormans Hill And Miller Parks

    These enhancement projects will ensure enjoyment and participation in play for all users, regardless of their age, ability or background.

    Concept designs for the two play spaces, which include a range of new play and

    natural elements to improve inclusivity in line with the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Guidelines. Council is now seeking input from the community on the concept designs that have been developed for Miller and Gormans Hill Parks.

    Feedback closes Friday 14 January.

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for the 2022 Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and their contributions to the community. To nominate someone as a Living Legend, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Nominations close Friday 28 January.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 10 December 2021

    What’s News

    12 Days of Christmas

    Museums Bathurst is running a 12 days of Christmas campaign with specials and discounts to be promoted online. As part of the promotion, a Christmas market day will be held at the Bathurst Rail Museum on Saturday, 18 December from 9.00am to 2.00pm which will be run by Mount Panorama Lions Club. There will be locally produced and hand-made Christmas gifts available.

    For more information visit museumsbathurst.com.au

    Christmas Closures

    The Civic Centre will be closed at 12.00 noon on Friday, 24 December and will reopen 8.30am on Tuesday, 4 January. For a full list of Council facility closures over the Christmas period, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Buy Local Gift Card Competition

    The Buy Local Gift Card campaign is about to mark the millionth dollar being loaded on to the cards. To help celebrate, there’s a chance to win one of four $250 gift cards. Purchase a Buy Local Gift Card from a participating outlet from 6 to 23rd December, scan the purchasing business QR code and fill out the entry form to be in with a chance to win.

    For more information visit www.bathurstbusinesshub.com.au

    Summer Reading Club

    Keep the kids engaged in reading this summer with the library’s reading challenge. Read and log the books or complete extra activities to win tickets in a prize draw. Running from 1 December to 31 January next year, anyone aged 0-17 years can register now via the library website bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library

    NYE Party in the Park

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will return to the Adventure Playground. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are on sale now through Council’s website:

    • Adults (15+) - $6 (includes 1 x $5 food voucher)

    • Children (3-14) - $3 (includes 1 x ride voucher)

    • Infants (0-2) – Free

    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held next year on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    JP Services

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

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

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the heritage buildings.

    Concept Playground Designs – Gormans Hill And Miller Parks

    These enhancement projects will ensure enjoyment and participation in play for all users, regardless of their age, ability or background.

    Concept designs for the two play spaces, which include a range of new play and

    natural elements to improve inclusivity in line with the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Guidelines. Council is now seeking input from the community on the concept designs that have been developed for Miller and Gormans Hill Parks. Feedback closes Friday 14 January.

    Christmas Scavenger Hunt

    The Youth Council is spreading some Christmas cheer with a scavenger hunt running until 17 December. The initiative will encourage the community to support local businesses. Participants need to identify 12 different Christmas decorations located in shop fronts. Correct entries will go into a draw for a chance to win one of eight vouchers including Annie’s Ice Cream and Metro Cinema. For more information on the competition please contact Council’s Community Services team on 6333 6523 or Bathurst Youth Facebook page.

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for the 2022 Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and their contributions to the community. To nominate someone as a Living Legend, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Nominations close Friday 28 January.

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    MEDIA RELEASE 3 December 2021


    Summer Reading Club

    Keep the kids engaged in reading this summer with the Library’s reading challenge. Read and log the books or complete extra activities to win tickets in a prize draw. Running from 1 December to 31 January next year, anyone aged 0-17 years can register now via the library website bathurst.nsw.gov.au/library


    Tours of the former TAFE precinct

    Council has called for Expressions of Interest to seek development interest in the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of the former TAFE site. To provide the community with a greater understanding of what the site offers, Council is holding free one-hour public tours of the site on Friday, 10 December.

    Attendance is limited and will be on a first in first served basis. For more information or to register visit the Bathurst YourSay website.

    Repco Bathurst 1000 Off-track Events

    Saturday Street Fair

    The Saturday Street Fair returns and it has something for everyone. Wander through the market stalls in Kings Parade, listen to live music from talented local artists, and enjoy some of the best local food. There’s plenty for the kids too with $5 show rides and free activities.

    Colouring-in competition

    All primary school-aged children are invited to take part in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 colouring-in competition. Show the best and brightest colours for a chance to win a Supercars-themed lunch cooler. Download a copy from Council’s website or pick up a printed version from one of the businesses participating in the window display competition from Monday, 22 November. Entries must be emailed to events@bathurst.nsw.gov.au by 4pm Sunday 5 December to be in the running. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 7 December. The competition is open to anyone aged 0 – 12 years old.

    NYE Party in the Park

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will return to the Adventure Playground. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are on sale now through Council’s website:

    • Adults (15+) - $6 (includes 1 x $5 food voucher)

    • Children (3-14) - $3 (includes 1 x ride voucher)

    • Infants (0-2) – Free

    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2021.

    They will receive $2000 worth of radio and print advertising with Bathurst Broadcasters and Central West Village Voice to be spent on advertising for the event in 2022.

    For more information or to nominate, see Council’s website. Nominations close 7 December.


    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held next year on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    Expressions of Interest

    Volunteers and Market Stalls

    The Council Events team is seeking Expressions of Interest from volunteers and market stalls for upcoming events. To be involved or for more information visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au/events

    JP Services

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

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

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the Heritage Buildings.

    Concept Playground Designs – Gormans Hill And Miller Parks

    These enhancement projects will ensure enjoyment and participation in play for all users, regardless of their age, ability or background.

    Concept designs for the two play spaces, which include a range of new play and

    natural elements to improve inclusivity in line with the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Guidelines. Council is now seeking input from the community on the concept designs that have been developed for Miller and Gormans Hill Parks. Feedback closes Friday 14 January.

    Christmas Scavenger Hunt

    The Youth Council is spreading some Christmas cheer with a scavenger

    hunt running until 17 December. The initiative will encourage the community to support local businesses. Participants need to identify 12 different Christmas decorations located in shop fronts. Correct entries will go into a draw for a chance to win one of eight vouchersfrom Annie’s Ice Cream and Metro Cinema. For more information on the competition please contact Council’s Community Services team on 6333 6523 or Bathurst Youth Facebook page.

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    MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2021


    Tours of the former TAFE precinct

    Council has called for Expressions of Interest to seek development interest in the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of the former TAFE site. To provide the community with a greater understanding of what the site offers, Council is holding free one-hour public tours of the site on Friday, 10 December.

    Attendance is limited and will be on a first in first served basis. For more information or to register visit the Bathurst YourSay website.

    Repco Bathurst 1000 Off-track Events

    Legends at the Museum

    Experience an exclusive evening of viewing at the National Motor Racing Museum taking in the rich history of Australian motor sport before sitting back to enjoy a Q&A with Australian Supercar drivers. Hear their voices shake as they relive some of their most memorable moments at Mount Panorama, including all the unforgiving minutes and uplifting triumphs that the Great Race produces. Catering will be provided with beverages available for purchase. Tickets are $60. Bookings close Sunday 28 November.

    For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    Saturday Street Fair

    The Saturday Street Fair returns and it has something for everyone. Wander through the market stalls in Kings Parade, listen to live music from talented local artists, and enjoy some of the best local food. There’s plenty for the kids too with $5 show rides and free activities.


    Colouring-in competition

    All primary school-aged children are invited to take part in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 colouring-in competition. Show the best and brightest colours for a chance to win a Supercars-themed lunch cooler. Download a copy from Council’s website or pick up a printed version from one of the businesses participating in the window display competition from Monday, 22 November. Entries must be emailed to events@bathurst.nsw.gov.au by 4pm Sunday 5 December to be in the running. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 7 December. The competition is open to anyone aged 0 – 12 years old.


    Window Display Competition

    It’s time for Bathurst businesses to get out the race gear and deck out shop fronts and windows in a race theme. There’s six $500 Bathurst Broadcasters radio advertising vouchers and double passes to the Repco Bathurst 1000 up for grabs for the businesses who showcase the best displays. To register or for more information, visit the Council website.


    NYE Party in the Park

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will return to the Adventure Playground. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are on sale now through Council’s website:

    • Adults (15+) - $6 (includes 1 x $5 food voucher)

    • Children (3-14) - $3 (includes 1 x ride voucher)

    • Infants (0-2) – Free


    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2021.

    They will receive $2000 worth of radio and print advertising with Bathurst Broadcasters and Central West Village Voice to be spent on advertising for the event in 2022.

    For more information or to nominate, see Council’s website. Nominations close 7 December.


    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held next year on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    Expressions of Interest

    Volunteers and Market Stalls

    The Council Events team is seeking Expressions of Interest from volunteers and market stalls for upcoming events. To be involved or for more information visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au/events.html


    JP Services

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

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

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    Candidate Information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is running a candidate information webinar in the lead up to the 4 December local government elections. The webinar will cover the following topic:

    • Candidate workers, scrutineers, counting and results - 11am, Tuesday 30 November


    Information is available on the website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au

    Elections

    Local council elections take place on 4 December. The NSW Electoral Commission is looking for people to work at these elections. Working at the election is a good way to earn some money, learn new skills and help your community have their say. For more information visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au

    Have Your Say

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the Heritage Buildings.

    Concept Playground Designs – Gormans Hill And Miller Parks

    These enhancement projects will ensure enjoyment and participation in play for all users, regardless of their age, ability or background.

    Concept designs for the two play spaces, which include a range of new play and

    natural elements to improve inclusivity in line with the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Guidelines.

    Council is now seeking input from the community on the concept designs that have been developed for Miller and Gormans Hill Parks. Feedback closes Friday 14 January.

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    MEDIA RELEASE 19 November 2021

    Repco Bathurst 1000 Off-track Events


    Legends at the Museum

    Experience an exclusive evening of viewing at the National Motor Racing Museum taking in the rich history of Australian motor sport before sitting back to enjoy a Q&A with Australian Supercar drivers. Hear their voices shake as they relive some of their most memorable moments at Mount Panorama, including all the unforgiving minutes and uplifting triumphs that the Great Race produces. Catering will be provided with beverages available for purchase. Tickets are $60. Bookings close Sunday 28 November.

    For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Saturday Street Fair

    The Saturday Street Fair returns and it has something for everyone. Wander through the market stalls in Kings Parade, listen to live music from talented local artists, and enjoy some of the best local food. There’s plenty for the kids too with $5 show rides and free activities.

    Colouring-in competition

    All primary school-aged children are invited to take part in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 colouring-in competition. Show the best and brightest colours for a chance to win a family pass to the Repco Bathurst 1000 and a Supercars stationary pack. Download a copy from Council’s website or pick up a printed version from one of the businesses participating in the window display competition from Monday, 22 November. Entries must be emailed to events@bathurst.nsw.gov.au by 4pm Sunday 5 December to be in the running. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 7 December. The competition is open to anyone aged 0 – 12 years old.

    Window Display Competition

    It’s time for Bathurst businesses to get out the race gear and deck out shop fronts and windows in a race theme. There’s six $500 Bathurst Broadcasters radio advertising vouchers and double passes to the Repco Bathurst 1000 up for grabs for the businesses who showcase the best displays. To register or for more information, visit the Council website.

    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2021.

    They will receive $2000 worth of radio and print advertising with Bathurst Broadcasters and Central West Village Voice to be spent on advertising for the event in 2022.

    For more information or to nominate, see Council’s website. Nominations close 7 December.

    BizMonth Business Lunch

    The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, will be held next year on February 10 at Bathurst Goldfields.

    The lunch will feature Shane Jacobson who is an award-winning actor, presenter and entertainer. Shane will deliver a highly entertaining and engaging presentation about his unique life. His keynote centres around his best-selling book The Long Road to Overnight Success and talks about the quintessential Australian sense of humour and the dying art of joke and yarn telling.

    Tickets are $75 per person and available from www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Expressions of Interest

    Volunteers and Market Stalls

    The Council Events team is seeking Expressions of Interest from volunteers and market stalls for upcoming events. To be involved or for more information visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au/events.html

    JP Services

    The community JP Desk in the Bathurst City Centre is open to assist clients face to face who need JP services. The service is available at Bathurst City Centre on Tuesday afternoon (3.30pm to 6pm) Thursday evenings (5pm to 7pm) and Saturday mornings (9am to 12 noon).

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    Candidate Information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is running a candidate information webinar in the lead up to the 4 December local government elections.

    The webinar will cover the following topic:

    • Candidate workers, scrutineers, counting and results - 11am, Tuesday 30 November

    Information is available on the website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au

    Elections

    Local council elections take place on 4 December. The NSW Electoral Commission is looking for people to work at these elections. Working at the election is a good way to earn some money, learn new skills and help your community have their say. For more information visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au

    Have Your Say

    Bathurst Region Active Transport Strategy

    Council has commenced community consultation for the Bathurst Regional Council Active Transport Survey. The Bathurst Active Transport Strategy will consider walking, cycling and e-riding activities within the Bathurst region. To ensure that the views of the broadest possible cross section of the community are consulted during the strategy’s development, Council has engaged Taverner Research to undertake the community consultation process which includes a phone survey, targeted workshops and an on-line survey. The aim of the consultation process is to establish baseline participation rates of the community in walking, cycling and e-riding and to identify what changes to the active transport network might promote greater participation rates into the future.

    If you would like to take part in the online survey at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/active-transport-strategy. Closes 21 November.

    Presentation of Financial Statements

    Council advises that the Ordinary Council meeting to be held on 17 November 2021 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Reports for the year ending 30 June 2021. Closes 2 December.

    EOI Former TAFE Precinct

    Council has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the redevelopment of the former TAFE Precinct.

    The precinct will be a once in a generation opportunity for the Bathurst region. The precinct will include a new public plaza and new buildings, adaptive reuse of the former TAFE and headmaster’s buildings. It is informed by previous community consultation and conservation management plans.

    Council is seeking development interest in the precinct with private (not Council) funding. Private funding allows for the full precinct to be developed, it also allows money from the development of new private buildings to fund the new ‘plaza’ and the adaptive reuse of the Heritage Buildings.

    Garage Sale Trail

    For those who missed out on the Garage Sale Trail last weekend, it's happening all again this weekend on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November.

    Search a variety of garage sales using the interactive map at www.garagesaletrail.com.au or download the list of sales on the Council Events Facebook page.

    If you want to host a sale, it's still not too late. Register for free at www.garagesaletrail.com.au

    Library

    International Games Week Celebrations

    Bring the family along for a fun afternoon of games. Play together, learn together, laugh together. Two sessions available: Thursday 25 November 4-6pm and Friday 26 November 4-6pm. Bookings essential. Phone 6333 6281.

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