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This space provides you the opportunity to connect and learn about Council's latest initiatives, services and events. For media enquiries contact Council's Media Officer


This space provides you the opportunity to connect and learn about Council's latest initiatives, services and events. For media enquiries contact Council's Media Officer

  • What’s News

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    MEDIA RELEASE 25 June 2021


    What’s News

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    26 June - 11 July

    The Winter Playground opens at 9am on Saturday 26 June and run daily from 9am to 9pm. The playground will feature the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink, the two storey carousel and the giant ferris wheel.

    Tickets to the carousel and ferris wheel and other carnival rides ($5 per person per ride) can be purchased in the Winter Playground at the main ticket stall.

    We encourage you to pre-purchase tickets for the McDonald's Ice Skating Rink to avoid disappointment if tickets sell out for a session.

    Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au for more information.

    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

    Local Government Election Employment Opportunities

    People who would like to work at the September local government elections can now submit

    an application through the NSW Electoral Commission website. Applicants can work on the day (Saturday 4 September) in a polling place, or for longer periods in a returning office or in one of the pre-poll voting centres. Visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Candidate information sessions

    The NSW Electoral Commission continues to run a series of online candidate information sessions in the lead up to the 2021 NSW Local Government elections.

    The following webinars are scheduled for July and August:

    • 2pm, Thursday 1 July – Nominations

    • 11am, Tuesday 27 July Registration of Electoral Material (also known as how to vote material)

    • 11am, Monday 9 August – iVote explained

    • 11am, Thursday 19 August – Early voting and election day voting

    • 6pm, Tuesday 31 August – Candidate workers, scrutineers, counting and results

    Please use the following link to register your attendance

    Each webinar will be recorded and placed on the NSWEC website for viewing at a later date if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time. The NSWEC will not be conducting face to face candidate information sessions.

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    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 18 June 2021

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    Free Technology Workshop

    Thursday 24 June 10.30am - 12pm.

    Join us for a free beginner’s tutorial to learn how to set up and use an email account.

    Bring your own smart device or laptop and we’ll get you started in the world of electronic mail.

    Places limited and bookings essential. Phone 6333 6281.

    Music Talk Fest @ the Library

    Friday 2 July - 6pm

    Join ABC radio broadcaster Simon Marnie at the Bathurst Library for a lively panel discussion with a

    group of music industry professionals and experts. Panellists include music composer Amanda Brown, rock music photographer Wendy McDougall, musician and producer of ABC rock history ‘Long

    Way to the Top’, Greg Appel and hip hop artist and record label manager P. Smurf. Live music from

    Andy Nelson, Genni Kane and Jon Wilby will also feature on the night with books and merchandise

    available for sale. Bookings essential. Ph 6333 6281.

    2021 Community Survey

    Council reaches out to the community every two-three years to seek feedback on a range of local issues, Council's facilities and services. To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/2021communitysurvey. The survey closes on 21 June.

    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

    Local Government Election Employment Opportunities

    People who would like to work at the September local government elections can now submit

    an application through the NSW Electoral Commission website. Applicants can work on the day (Saturday 4 September) in a polling place, or for longer periods in a returning office or in one of the pre-poll voting centres. Visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Volunteer at the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Volunteer at a signature event or in the Winter Playground during the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to register.


    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 11 June 2021

    What’s News

    Free Technology Workshop

    Thursday 24 June 10.30am - 12pm.

    Join us for a free beginner’s tutorial to learn how to set up and use an email account.

    Bring your own smart device or laptop and we’ll get you started in the world of electronic mail.

    Places limited and bookings essential. Phone 6333 6281.

    Heritage assistance grants now open

    Applications are now invited for small grants to assist property owners and community groups maintain, conserve and interpret the region’s heritage and history under Council’s heritage assistance funding programs.

    Owners of older properties in the Bathurst Region, community groups with an interest in Bathurst’s local heritage and history and owners of properties in the CBD are encouraged to apply for funding.

    Funding is available through the:

    • Bathurst Region Heritage Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund 2021/2022

    Application forms and guidelines are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 June.

    2021 Community Survey

    Council reaches out to the community every two-three years to seek feedback on a range of local issues, Council's facilities and services. To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/2021communitysurvey. The survey closes on 21 June.

    Candidate information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is holding a series of online candidate information sessions in the lead up to the September Local Government Elections.

    The next webinar will be held at:

    • 6pm, Tuesday 15 June

    Previous webinars can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission website. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

    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

    Local Government Election Employment Opportunities

    People who would like to work at the September local government elections can now submit

    an application through the NSW Electoral Commission website. Applicants can work on the day (Saturday 4 September) in a polling place, or for longer periods in a returning office or in one of the pre-poll voting centres. Visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Volunteer at the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Volunteer at a signature event or in the Winter Playground during the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to register.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 4 June 2021

    What’s News

    2021 Community Survey

    Council reaches out to the community every two-three years to seek feedback on a range of local issues, Council's facilities and services. To take part and provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/2021communitysurvey

    Feedback closes 21 June.

    Free HSC study support sessions

    The library will be hosting a series of free HSC study support sessions in June for students in their preliminary or final year of study. These online events will be streamed in the library on

    the big screen from 4.30-5.30pm with study space made available. For more information on dates and bookings, visit the library website.

    Library June Book Sale

    Friday 4 June to Sunday 6 June

    Grab a bargain at Bathurst Library’s next book sale. Choose from a great range of ex-library items and donated books, starting from just 50c.

    Heritage assistance grants now open

    Applications are now invited for small grants to assist property owners, and community groups maintain, conserve and interpret the regions heritage and history under Council’s heritage assistance funding programs.

    Owners of older properties in the Bathurst Region, community groups with an interest in Bathurst’s local heritage and history and owners of properties in the CBD are encouraged to apply for funding.

    Funding is available through the:

    • Bathurst Region Heritage Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund 2021/2022

    Application forms and guidelines are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 June.

    Community Animal Welfare Scheme

    Council in partnership with the RSPCA is pleased to announce the next animal welfare scheme will commence on Monday 7 June. Please note that this scheme is only open to pensioners, Newstart/Jobseeker and Healthcare card holders who are residents of the Bathurst Local Government area.

    Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential at the following veterinary practices. Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital 6331 1222 Bathurst Central Animal Hospital 6332 5800.

    CareerLink

    CareerLink is a new free career development service delivered by Skillset with support from the 11 councils of the Central West, Regional Development Australia Central West and the Australian Government. The program provides:

    CareerLink Consultations

    If you are 25 to 44 and live in one of the 11 Central West local government areas, including Bathurst, you may be eligible for a free career development session. This session can help with:

    • Defining your individual career goals
    • Reviewing your suitability for career options
    • Ensuring you have all the job seeking tools you need
    • Finding a job that is right for you.

    Take the next step in your career - contact CareerLink to book in a one-on-one session today by visiting skillset.com.au or calling 1300 853 525.

    Candidate information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is holding a series of online candidate information sessions in the lead up to the September Local Government Elections.

    The next webinars will be held at:

    • 11am, Thursday 10 June
    • 6pm, Tuesday 15 June

    Previous webinars can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission website. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

    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

    Volunteer at the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Volunteer at a signature event or in the Winter Playground during the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to register.

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

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    MEDIA RELEASE 28 May 2021


    Youth Council

    Applications are open to join the Youth Council. Application forms are available from school year advisors, the Civic Centre or at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/youth. Applications close 4:00pm on Tuesday 1 June. For more information, call 6333 6111.

    Free HSC study support sessions

    The library will be hosting a series of free HSC study support sessions in June for students

    in their preliminary or final year of study. These online events will be streamed in the library on

    the big screen from 4.30-5.30pm with study space made available. For more information on dates and bookings, visit the library website.

    Library June Book Sale

    Friday 4 June to Sunday 6 June

    Grab a bargain at Bathurst Library’s next book sale. Choose from a great range of ex-library items and donated books, starting from just 50c.

    Heritage assistance grants now open

    Applications are now invited for small grants to assist property owners, and community groups maintain, conserve and interpret the regions heritage and history under Council’s heritage assistance funding programs.

    Owners of older properties in the Bathurst Region, community groups with an interest in Bathurst’s local heritage and history and owners of properties in the CBD are encouraged to apply for funding.

    Funding is available through the:

    • Bathurst Region Heritage Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund 2021/2022

    Application forms and guidelines are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 June.

    Community Animal Welfare Scheme

    Council in partnership with the RSPCA is pleased to announce the next animal welfare scheme will commence on Monday 7 June. Please note that this scheme is only open to pensioners, Newstart/Jobseeker and Healthcare card holders who are residents of the Bathurst Local Government area.

    Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential at the following veterinary practices. Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital 6331 1222 Bathurst Central Animal Hospital 6332 5800.


    CareerLink

    CareerLink is a new free career development service delivered by Skillset with support from the 11 councils of the Central West, Regional Development Australia Central West and the Australian Government. The program provides:

    CareerLink Consultations

    If you are 25 to 44 and live in one of the 11 Central West local government areas, including Bathurst, you may be eligible for a free career development session. This session can help with:

    • Defining your individual career goals
    • Reviewing your suitability for career options
    • Ensuring you have all the job seeking tools you need
    • Finding a job that is right for you.

    Take the next step in your career - contact CareerLink to book in a one-on-one session today by visiting skillset.com.au or calling 1300 853 525.

    Candidate information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is holding a series of online candidate information sessions in the lead up to the September Local Government Elections.

    The next webinars will be held at:

    • 11am, Thursday 10 June
    • 6pm, Tuesday 15 June

    Previous webinars can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission website. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

    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

    Volunteer at the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Volunteer at a signature event or in the Winter Playground during the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to register.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Closing the gap on food waste

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    MEDIA RELEASE 27 May 2021

    Closing the gap on food waste

    Council is currently trialling new ways of collecting domestic and commercial food, and green waste throughout parts of the city. This project is supported by Local Government NSW with funding from the NSW Government.

    The trial runs from May for four months and the aim of the trial is to identify the best ways to divert food and garden organics from landfill. Diverting this material from landfill allows the nutrients to be converted into usable composts while reducing the amount of greenhouse gases expelled into the atmosphere.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said this is an important initiative that is aimed to look after our environment for future generations and identify our community’s habits with regards to food waste.

    “The ‘Closing the gap on food waste’ trial will also guide Bathurst in planning its future waste services,” he said.

    A number of households from residential zones in Bathurst have been randomly selected to participate, and a variety of businesses have also been invited to partake.

    Household participants will be experiencing a range of changes unique to their trial area. Some areas will be provided with a caddy and a roll of compostable liners to place food items in and carry to the lime green-lidded bin. Other areas of the trial may receive an alternative red-lidded general waste bin and/or have these bins collected fortnightly for the duration of the trial only. Feedback from the participating households will be sought throughout the trial and at its conclusion.

    Businesses participating will be provided with dedicated food waste bins for the duration of the trial along side kitchen insert bins.

    Throughout the trial the food waste will be composted at ANL at Blayney and will be sent to local farms providing a nutrient rich material to be used in agriculture. At the conclusion of the trial, services for the participating households will return to the standard bin collection schedule.

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    Media Officer

  • Heritage, landscapes and edgy wines combine on the new Bathurst Wine Explorer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 26 May 2021

    Beautiful rural scenery and rich cultural heritage will form the perfect background for a new monthly tour exploring the wineries of the Bathurst region beginning on Saturday 19 June.

    The ‘Bathurst Wine Explorer’ will depart from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and will visit three of the region’s wineries for tastings. A special highlight of the day being a two-course lunch with paired wines at historic Abercrombie House and a talk from a featured vigneron as well as a tour of the 1870s 50-room Scottish baronial mansion included.

    The tour will run on the third Saturday of every month with a rotating program of vineyards visited. The initiative is a result of close collaboration between the Bathurst Region Vignerons Association, Abercrombie House, Bathurst Tours and the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the tour was an important addition to the range of experiences available in the Bathurst region.

    “The ‘Wine Explorer’ is a fantastic opportunity not just to sample the fantastic cool climate wines of Bathurst, but to meet the local winemakers who are a passionate and dedicated range of characters whilst travelling the countryside of the iconic Bathurst plains,” he said.

    “Our outstanding regional food and wine, and our heritage are two of the main pillars of the Bathurst region destination brand. I am excited to see these brought together and local operators working with the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre team to bring this new experience to life”.

    Bathurst was one of the first wine regions of Australia with a history dating back to the 1830s. Today, new generations of vignerons are pushing the boundaries creating some of the finest cool climate wines at elevations and with extended ripening periods that place the region on the very edge of where it is possible to grow high quality vines.

    Tickets for the full day tour are $155 per person, including all tasting costs and lunch, and are available from bathurstregion.com.au or from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. Future dates and itineraries are also published on the Bathurst region website.

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    Media contact:
    Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 21 May 2021

    Youth Council

    Applications are open to join the Youth Council. Application forms are available from school year advisors, the Civic Centre or at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/youth. Applications close 4:00pm on Tuesday 1 June. For more information, call 6333 6111.

    Notice of Environmental Burn

    A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 22 May, subject to operational programming and weather conditions. This will consist of the controlled burning of vegetation to improve the diversity of flora in this reserve. The burn will also reduce bushfire fuel and assist in reducing the intensity and adverse impact of bushfires in extreme weather conditions.

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

    For more information, call 6333 6111.

    National Road Safety Week - 16 to 23 May

    The old Ambulance Station on William St joins other iconic buildings and landmarks around Australia that was lit up in yellow this week as part of National Road Safety Week from running to 23 May.

    The heritage building was lit up each evening of National Road Safety Week in memory of the 1200 people that die on Australian roads each year.

    In 2020 there were 297 lives lost in NSW due to road trauma. The biggest contributing factors in road crashes are speeding, fatigue, alcohol and drugs. This National Road Safety week we are all invited to take a pledge to ‘Drive So Others Survive.’ The road is there to be shared by a variety of road users and each of them has the responsibility to not put other road users in danger.

    You can take the pledge online at www.roadsafetyweek.com.au

    CBD CCTV - Stage 3

    Works are underway on Stage 3 of the CBD CCTV project. The project will see the installation of fibre optic cable and CCTV cameras in several location in Havannah Street.

    Works will occur between 7am and 4pm weekends. While under boring works occur there will be some noise and an impact on parking in the areas where the work is occurring. Havannah Street will remain open to traffic while the works occur. Visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6100 for more information.

    Advice for Android Devices

    On Thursday 27 May at 10.30am, the library is holding a free workshop for owners of android mobile phones and tablets. This workshop will cover the basic skills you need to operate your device, including how to adjust the settings to suit your needs. Participants need to bring their own android device (basically all brands except Apple iPhones and iPads), as well as any passwords required.

    Seats are limited and bookings are essential. For more information or to book, call 6333 6281.

    Free HSC study support sessions

    The library will be hosting a series of free HSC study support sessions in June for students in their preliminary or final year of study. These online events will be streamed in the library on the big screen from 4.30-5.30pm with study space made available. For more information on dates and bookings, visit the library website.

    Seeking Sponsors

    Bathurst Rail Museum is seeking sponsors for the Daffodil Festival Express train to Rydal Daffodil Festival. Please contact Museums Bathurst at museums@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6542 for further information.

    Heritage assistance grants now open

    Applications are now invited for small grants to assist property owners, and community groups maintain, conserve and interpret the regions heritage and history under Council’s heritage assistance funding programs.

    Owners of older properties in the Bathurst Region, community groups with an interest in Bathurst’s local heritage and history and owners of properties in the CBD are encouraged to apply for funding.

    Funding is available through the:

    • Bathurst Region Heritage Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund 2021/2022

    Application forms and guidelines are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 June.

    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

    Community Animal Welfare Scheme

    Council in partnership with the RSPCA is pleased to announce the next animal welfare scheme will commence on Monday 7 June. Please note that this scheme is only open to pensioners, Newstart/Jobseeker and Healthcare card holders who are residents of the Bathurst Local Government area.

    Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential at the following veterinary practices. Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital 6331 1222 Bathurst Central Animal Hospital 6332 5800.

    Future Proofing our CBD

    Council’s response to the Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan titled ‘Future Proofing our CBD’ is on public exhibition.

    The ‘Futureproofing our CBD’ report outlines those elements of the Master Plan that Council is considering implementing in the future. Submissions can be made on the Bathurst Yoursay website or at Council and should be received by Monday 24 May.

    Candidate information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is holding a series of online candidate information sessions in the lead up to the September Local Government Elections.

    The next webinars will be held at:

    • 11am, Thursday 10 June
    • 6pm, Tuesday 15 June

    Previous webinars can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission website. For more information visit elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

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    MEDIA RELEASE 14 May 2021


    Youth Council

    Applications are open to join the Youth Council. Application forms are available from school year advisors, the Civic Centre or at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/youth. Applications close 4:00pm on Tuesday 1 June. For more information, call 6333 6111.

    Notice of Environmental Burn

    A low intensity burn is proposed at Hillview Estate Reserve at Napoleon Reef on Saturday 22 May, subject to operational programming and weather conditions. This will consist of the controlled burning of vegetation to improve the diversity of flora in this reserve. The burn will also reduce bushfire fuel and assist in reducing the intensity and adverse impact of bushfires in extreme weather conditions.

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

    For more information, call 6333 6111.

    National Road Safety Week - 16 to 23 May

    How confident are you that your child car seat is fitted correctly? As part of National Road Safety Week, there will be a free child restraint fitting day on Wednesday, 19 May from 11:00 to 2:00 at Bathurst Toyota on Corporation Avenue. You can get your child restraints checked and fitted by an authorised fitter and learn some tips to help select the correct seat for your child.

    More information at https://fb.me/e/1ELxmflrw

    Winter is fast approaching with foggy mornings and early sunsets. Morning and evening joggers, walkers and cyclists are reminded to BE SAFE, BE SEEN. Walking, running and cycling in low-light or low visibility greatly increases the risk of being hit by a vehicle. In most early morning and night time pedestrian crashes the motorists claim that they “just didn’t see them”. Wear bright coloured or high visibility (hi-vis) clothing and one or more lights. Keep off the road where possible and walk or jog on the right side of the road so you are facing oncoming traffic.

    Driver fatigue is not always caused by driving. 30 to 40 minute commutes on high speed country roads are common in our region and that’s where many of our fatalities occur. If you’ve had a big day at work a 30 - 40 minute drive can be a killer. Take a 20 minute powernap before you get behind the wheel. It might just save your life. If you start to fidget, yawn or lose concentration, pull over somewhere safe and take a break, even if you think you’re nearly home.

    CBD CCTV - Stage 3

    Works are underway on Stage 3 of the CBD CCTV project. The project will see the installation of fibre optic cable and CCTV cameras in several location in Havannah Street.

    Works will occur between 7am and 4pm weekends. While under boring works occur there will be some noise and an impact on parking in the areas where the work is occurring.

    Havannah Street will remain open to traffic while the works occur.

    Visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6100 for more information.

    Heritage assistance grants now open

    Applications are now invited for small grants to assist property owners, and community groups maintain, conserve and interpret the regions heritage and history under Council’s heritage assistance funding programs.

    Owners of older properties in the Bathurst Region, community groups with an interest in Bathurst’s local heritage and history and owners of properties in the CBD are encouraged to apply for funding.

    Funding is available through the:

    • Bathurst Region Heritage Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund 2021/2022
    • Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund 2021/2022

    Application forms and guidelines are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 June.

    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

    2021 Community Animal Welfare Scheme

    Council in partnership with the RSPCA is pleased to announce the next animal welfare scheme will commence on Monday 7 June. Please note that this scheme is only open to pensioners, Newstart/Jobseeker and Healthcare card holders who are residents of the Bathurst Local Government area.

    Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential at the following veterinary practices. Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital 6331 1222 Bathurst Central Animal Hospital 6332 5800.

    Future Proofing our CBD

    Council’s response to the Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan titled ‘Future Proofing our CBD’ is on public exhibition.

    The ‘Futureproofing our CBD’ report outlines those elements of the Master Plan that Council is considering implementing in the future.

    Submissions can be made on the Bathurst Yoursay website or at Council and should be received by Monday 24 May.

    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber invite people new to Bathurst to the next Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception at the Mayoral Suite, Pit Complex, Mount Panorama, Monday 17 May commencing at 5.30pm.

    To register https://bathurstbusinesshub.com.au/bathurst-welcome-wagon/

    Candidate information webinars

    The NSW Electoral Commission is holding a series of online candidate information sessions in the lead up to the September Local Government Elections.

    The next webinars will be held at:

    • 11am, Thursday 10 June
    • 6pm, Tuesday 15 June

    Previous webinars can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Controlled burn at Hillview Estate Reserve

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    MEDIA RELEASE 13 May 2021


    Council in conjunction with the Rural Fire Services and Local Land Services will conduct a prescribed burn at Hillview Estate Reserve, Napolean Reef.

    The burn event is scheduled for Saturday, 22 May 2021(subject to weather conditions) and will consist of a low intensity, cool burn for ecological purposes as well as general fire hazard reduction.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the burn is necessary to maintain a healthy bush ecosystem, improve the diversity of flora and reduce the potential for intense bushfires by reducing fuel loads.

    “Controlled burns also known as prescribed or environmental burns are conducted to not only improve the diversity of flora, but also to protect lives, homes and properties,” he said.

    The controlled burn will generate smoke, hot embers and heat and it is important to consider the following

    · Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes

    · Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns

    · Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage

    · Remove washing from clothes lines

    · Ensure pets have a protected area

    · If driving, slow down, keep windows up and turn headlights on

    · If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities. If smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice.

    For more information phone 6333 6111.

    Media Contact - Media Officer