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  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 19 July 2019

    about 15 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival runs until Sunday 21 July and includes:

    · Pop up Paradise with Food and wine from 4pm – 9pm, Friday, 19 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm

    · Food & Tunes at the Winter Playground. Music & food vans from 11am - 9pm, Saturday 20 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Sunday Fundaywith food vendors in the Winter Playground featuring the festival farewell with Elton John on the playlist, Sunday 21 July. Great music and food vans from 11am – 9pm. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Illuminations on every evening...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival runs until Sunday 21 July and includes:

    · Pop up Paradise with Food and wine from 4pm – 9pm, Friday, 19 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm

    · Food & Tunes at the Winter Playground. Music & food vans from 11am - 9pm, Saturday 20 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Sunday Fundaywith food vendors in the Winter Playground featuring the festival farewell with Elton John on the playlist, Sunday 21 July. Great music and food vans from 11am – 9pm. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Illuminations on every evening from sundown until 10pm.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

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

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

    CCTV Funding Program

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

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

    Sporting Association Grants

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

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

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

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

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Draft Council Policies

    · Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

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

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

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date – Tuesday, 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    @the Library

    Planning ahead

    Bathurst Library and Legal Aid NSW will present a series of free information sessions on planning for the future as you age. The sessions will cover who should plan ahead, how to do it and the legal issues to consider.

    · Kelso Community Hub: Thursday 25 July, 10am-12pm,

    · Wattle Flat Recreation Hall: Thursday 25 July, 2-4pm

    · Rockley School of Arts Hall: Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm

    Code Club

    Give your kids a headstart on future skills by joining our Code Club. New six-week program for children aged 8-12 years starting Wednesday July 24 from 4-5pm. For more information and bookings, ph 6333 6281.


  • Two for selective tender for Fifth Event

    about 17 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has invited two organisations to take part in a selective tender process for a potential fifth event at Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the two are:

    · Australian Racing Group

    · Supercars

    "Council is currently finalising the tender specification and we expect the two companies invited to take part in that process will receive those documents before the end of the month. We anticipate Council will consider these tenders in September.”

    Council will not be making any further comment on this process until the selective tender process...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has invited two organisations to take part in a selective tender process for a potential fifth event at Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the two are:

    · Australian Racing Group

    · Supercars

    "Council is currently finalising the tender specification and we expect the two companies invited to take part in that process will receive those documents before the end of the month. We anticipate Council will consider these tenders in September.”

    Council will not be making any further comment on this process until the selective tender process has taken place.

    Council called for EOIs for a potential fifth event in March this year receiving a strong response with six EOIs lodged.

    The circuit currently hosts four major events annually which require full track closures - the Bathurst 12 Hour, the Bathurst 6 Hour, the Bathurst 1000 and Challenge Bathurst.




  • Still time to embrace the Winter Festival fun

    3 days ago
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    There’s still plenty of fun to be had at the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said thousands of locals and visitors had already enjoyed the Winter Festival, attending the two feature events, Ignite the Night and Brew and Bite and visiting the Winter Playground since it opened on Saturday 6 July.

    “The festival runs through until 9pm on Sunday night (21 July) and there’s still plenty of activities and events to enjoy.”

    What’s on this week:

    Wednesday 17 July:Charles Sturt University will takeover the Winter Playground to celebrate Foundation Day – the day that marks the creation...

    There’s still plenty of fun to be had at the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said thousands of locals and visitors had already enjoyed the Winter Festival, attending the two feature events, Ignite the Night and Brew and Bite and visiting the Winter Playground since it opened on Saturday 6 July.

    “The festival runs through until 9pm on Sunday night (21 July) and there’s still plenty of activities and events to enjoy.”

    What’s on this week:

    Wednesday 17 July:Charles Sturt University will takeover the Winter Playground to celebrate Foundation Day – the day that marks the creation of Charles Sturt University in 1989.

    Friday 19 July:Wrap up the work week with a visit to the Winter Playground Pop up Paradise with food and wine pop-ups adjacent to the ice rink between 4pm – 9pm.

    The silent disco will also be in operation from 5.30pm

    Saturday 20 July:Food & Tunes at the Winter Playground. Great music and food vans from 11am - 9pm. The silent disco will be in operation from 5.30pm.

    Kick off and Kick on at Keppel Street is on again with a range of activities at local businesses.

    Sunday 21 July:Sunday Fun Day Festival Farewell with Elton. Elton John will be on the playlist as we farewell the 2019 Winter Festival and get ready to party with Elton John in Bathurst in January 2020. There will be food vendors onsite from 11am – 9pm and the final silent disco of 2019 will be on from 5.30pm.

    Don’t forget the Winter Festival treasure hunt – collect your Winter Festival program and visit thebusinesses supporting the treasure hunt, collect your stamps and go into the draw for a chance to win a great prize pack.

    For more details on Winter Festival events visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Winter Festival fast facts:

    • The Winter Playground is open daily between 9am – 9pm

    • Illuminations daily from sundown until 10pm

    • Winter Playground tickets sales as at 16 July (ice skating and all rides): 45,000

    • Ice skating tickets: 50% have been purchased by people who live outside the 2795 postcode. We have had visitors from Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

    • We have had some skaters who have returned to skate at the ice rink every day of the festival


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    8 days ago
    Winterfestival

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival continues this weekend with Brew and Bite on Saturday starting at midday. The festival will run until 21 July and includes several events.

    · Brew and Bite brought to you by Charles Sturt University Saturday, 13 July

    · Bowman Dental Groove and Grill Sunday, 14 July

    · Sunday Funday each Sunday with food vendors in the Winter Playground

    · Wind down after work each Friday in the Winter Playground with food and alcohol vendors


    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

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

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival continues this weekend with Brew and Bite on Saturday starting at midday. The festival will run until 21 July and includes several events.

    · Brew and Bite brought to you by Charles Sturt University Saturday, 13 July

    · Bowman Dental Groove and Grill Sunday, 14 July

    · Sunday Funday each Sunday with food vendors in the Winter Playground

    · Wind down after work each Friday in the Winter Playground with food and alcohol vendors


    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

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

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

    CCTV Funding Program

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

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

    Sporting Association Grants

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

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides grants to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations to improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.

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

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Draft Council Policies

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

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

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

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date – Tuesday, 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    @ the Library

    Author talk: Kaneana May

    Tuesday July 16 at 6.15pm

    Join former scriptwriter for TV hits such as Home and Away and All Saints, Kaneana May, as she shares the behind-the-scenes secrets of working in Australian television and the trials and tribulations of breaking into publishing. Kaneana will also discuss the inspiration behind her debut novel, The One, being released in July.

    Free event but bookings essential call 6333 6281 or register at eventbrite.com.au

    ENDS

    Media Contact Media and Communications Officer
  • Get ready for Brew & Bite brought to you by Charles Sturt University

    9 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 11 July 2019


    The excitement of the Winter Festival continues with Brew & Bite from midday on Saturday, 13 July.

    The event will feature gourmet food trucks, mulled wine and craft beer and plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages from midday to 9.00pm.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said Brew & Bite will have something for everyone.

    “Whether you go for food, entertainment or the activities, this is the weekend that’s not to be missed,” he said.

    The Winter Festival’s fixtures such as McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, two-storey carousel, ferris wheel and illuminations will also...

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 July 2019


    The excitement of the Winter Festival continues with Brew & Bite from midday on Saturday, 13 July.

    The event will feature gourmet food trucks, mulled wine and craft beer and plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages from midday to 9.00pm.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said Brew & Bite will have something for everyone.

    “Whether you go for food, entertainment or the activities, this is the weekend that’s not to be missed,” he said.

    The Winter Festival’s fixtures such as McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, two-storey carousel, ferris wheel and illuminations will also operate throughout the weekend.

    Entertainment Program

    Machattie Park

    Matt Boylan-Smith 12.00pm – 2.00pm

    Lueth Ajak 2.00pm – 4.00pm

    Jasmine Gold 4.00pm – 5.00pm

    Andy Nelson 5.00pm – 7.00pm

    Gabi Bolt 7.00pm – 9.00pm

    Kings Parade

    Pure Imagination Performing Arts 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm.

    Fire Twirlers 5.50pm, 6.35pm, 7.10pm, 7.50pm, 8.20pm.

    Roving Performances 2.30pm – 8.30pm featuring Cirkus Surreal, The Future Tourists and Empress Stiltdance.

    Don’t miss

    Edible Alley along Keppel Street, full of gourmet food trucks

    Garden Bar in Machattie Park with wine and craft beers, whiskey, gin and mulled wine.

    $5 Carnival Rides on Church Street - from midday

    Silent Disco in front of the Court House from 6.00pm

    Glow in the dark face painting near the Fernery

    Enchanted Forest in Machattie Park food and sweet vendors

    McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink

    When:Operating each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.


    Where: Russell Street opposite the Court House

    Cost: Tickets $8 for ages 3-14, $12 ages 15 and over. Skating aids $6 each.

    Tickets are available at www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or on site subject to availability.

    Ferris wheel

    When: Each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.

    Where: Russell Street

    Cost: Tickets are $5 per person to be purchased on the day.

    Carousel

    When: Each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.

    Where: Russell Street


    Cost:
    Tickets are $5 per person to be purchased on the day.

    ***All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Illuminations

    When: Every day of the Winter Festival from dusk to 10pm

    Where:

    · Court House

    · Court House Lane

    · Fernery

    · Cathedral of St Michael and St John (cnr Keppel and William Sts)

    · Library/Gallery forecourt

    · Machattie Park

    Tips for festival nights:

    • Brew & Bite is on Saturday, 13 July from midday – 9pm.
    • Parking is available in the public carparks near the RSL, behind the Neighbourhood Centre and behind the Library/Gallery. Parking is also available throughout the CBD including Keppel Street.
    • Church St will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Saturday, 6 July at 5.00 am and reopen Sunday 7 July at 6.00 am. Keppel Street, between George and William St will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Saturday, 6 July at 5.00am and reopen Sunday, 7 July at 6.00am.
    • Food available from vendors in Keppel Street
    • Wine and craft beer available in Machattie Park and surrounding restaurants and cafes. Kings Parade is an alcohol-free zone.

    · Bring cash as ATMs are not available onsite. Nearby ATMs are available in the surrounding CBD.

    · Bring last year’s event glass for wine purchases or you can buy one for $3at the bar.

    Bathurst Winter Festival partners include:

    NSW Government

    Charles Sturt University

    McDonald’s Bathurst

    LiveBetter Community Services

    Bowman Dental
    Armada Bathurst
    Bathurst Broadcasters

    Marvasti Security
    Supagas

    Weather: The Bathurst Winter Festival will proceed unless in the event of extreme weather.

    Ends

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    15 days ago
    Roundabout

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival will commence this weekend with Ignite the Night on Saturday starting at midday. The festival will run from 6 to 21 July and include a variety of events that will occur throughout the two weeks.

    · Ignite the Night Saturday, 6 July

    · Kids Day with Carousel Karaoke Wednesday, 10 July

    · Live Better All Abilities Day Friday, 12 July

    · Brew and Bite Saturday, 13 July

    · Bowman Dental Groove and Grill Sunday, 14 July

    · Sunday Funday each Sunday with food vendors in the Winter Playground

    ·...

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival will commence this weekend with Ignite the Night on Saturday starting at midday. The festival will run from 6 to 21 July and include a variety of events that will occur throughout the two weeks.

    · Ignite the Night Saturday, 6 July

    · Kids Day with Carousel Karaoke Wednesday, 10 July

    · Live Better All Abilities Day Friday, 12 July

    · Brew and Bite Saturday, 13 July

    · Bowman Dental Groove and Grill Sunday, 14 July

    · Sunday Funday each Sunday with food vendors in the Winter Playground

    · Wind down after work each Friday in the Winter Playground with food and alcohol vendors


    NAIDOC Week Ceremony and Flag Raising

    The community is invited to celebrate NAIDOC Week by attending a ceremony and flag raising on Monday 8 July at the Civic Centre. The ceremony and morning tea is on at 10am, followed by the flag raising in front of the Civic Centre, Russell Street.


    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

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

    The tenders are currently being assessed and a report on these tenders is expected be considered by Council in August 2019. The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection.

    If you would like to receive updates on project visit YourSay Bathurst and subscribe to the newsletter.

    Sporting Association Grants

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

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

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

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

    Temporary closure of Marsden Lane

    Marsden Lane will be temporarily closed to traffic between Hughes Street and Clairvaux Lane on Monday 17 June to Friday 12 July. The road closure is necessary to realign a water supply main along Marsden Lane. Resident traffic can access Marsden Lane during the period of the closure. Alternative access is available via Hughes Street. For more information phone 6333 6100.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Laffing Waters Master Plan

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Draft Council Policies

    · Ways of seeing – participant survey

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

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

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

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date - Tuesday 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    @ the Library

    School Holiday Activities

    Monday July 8 to Thursday July 18

    Bookings are now open for the Library’s July School Holiday Program. The schedule includes a 3D-printing workshop run by Sydney-based artist Andrew Christie, an interactive theatre show with comedian Sean Murphy, Winter Festival themed craft workshops with local artist Fiona Howle, plus a teddy bears sleepover, children's yoga and a Lego block party.

    For more information, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au/events

    Bookings essential and some activities include a fee. Ph 6333 6281 (payments can now be made over the phone).

    Author talk: Kaneana May

    Tuesday July 16 at 6.15pm

    Join former scriptwriter for TV hits such as Home and Away and All Saints, Kaneana May, as she shares the behind-the-scenes secrets of working in Australian television and the trials and tribulations of breaking into publishing. Kaneana will also discuss the inspiration behind her debut novel, The One, being released in July.

    Free event but bookings essential. Ph: 6333 6281 or register at eventbrite.com.au

    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

    David Stratton in conversation Thursday 11 July at 6pm

    Join legendary film critic, journalist and TV presenter David Stratton in conversation with Janeen Hosemans. Entry: $25 BRAGS members / $30 non-members.

    Bookings essential: 6333 6555.

    STARSTRUCK: Australian Movie Portraits

    Until Sunday 28 July find out more at www.bathurstart.com.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Traverse the Universe on Ignite the Night

    15 days ago
    Imgpsh mobile save

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 July 2019

    Explore and discover all the wintery cosmic wonders the Winter Festival has to offer with Ignite the Night on Saturday, 6 July from midday.

    Most of the food vendors now located on Keppel Street, while Church Street will feature a variety of carnival rides and food stalls that kids will love.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said there is so much to see and do for all ages at Ignite the Night.

    “We’ve moved some things around and extended the Winter Playground into Keppel Street for the first time, so my message is wander...

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 July 2019

    Explore and discover all the wintery cosmic wonders the Winter Festival has to offer with Ignite the Night on Saturday, 6 July from midday.

    Most of the food vendors now located on Keppel Street, while Church Street will feature a variety of carnival rides and food stalls that kids will love.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said there is so much to see and do for all ages at Ignite the Night.

    “We’ve moved some things around and extended the Winter Playground into Keppel Street for the first time, so my message is wander around and discover all the amazing things that are on offer, he said.

    When: Saturday, 6 July from midday to 9.00pm

    Highlights

    • Food vendors in Keppel Street
    • Carnival rides and food especially for kids on Church St
    • Wineries and brewers in Machattie Park
    • Live entertainment at various locations
    • Alien garden in the fernery with glow in the dark face painting
    • Activities and performances for children
    • Ways of Seeing installations in Gallery/Library forecourt

    Don’t miss

    • Rain Run, a mobile phone game, in Court House Lane
    • Interactive projections in Machattie Park
    • $5 carnival rides in Church Street
    • Free silent disco in front of the Court House from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

    Entertainment Program

    Machattie Park

    12.00pm Karl Christoph

    2.00pm Shelby Jones
    4.00pm Tiarne Browne
    5.00pm Chloe Swannell
    7.00pm Seb Jones

    4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Bathurst Academy of Dance

    Kings Parade3.45pm Pure Imagination Performing Arts

    4.45pm Pure Imagination Performing Arts

    5.40pm Pure Imagination Performing Arts

    Attractions

    McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink

    When:Operating each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.


    Where: Russell Street opposite the Court House

    Cost: Tickets $8 for ages 3-14, $12 ages 15 and over. Skating aids $6 each.

    Tickets are available at www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or on site subject to availability.

    Ferris wheel

    When: Each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.

    Where: Russell Street

    Cost: Tickets are $5 per person to be purchased on the day.

    Carousel

    When: Each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.

    Where: Russell Street


    Cost:
    Tickets are $5 per person to be purchased on the day.

    ***All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Illuminations

    When: Every day of the Winter Festival from dusk to 10pm

    Where:

    · Court House

    · Court House Lane

    · Fernery

    · Cathedral of St Michael and St John (cnr Keppel and William Sts)

    · Library/Gallery forecourt

    · Machattie Park

    Tips for festival nights:

    • Ignite the Night is on Saturday, 6 July from midday – 9pm.
    • Parking is available in the public carparks near the RSL, behind the Neighbourhood Centre and behind the Library/Gallery. Parking is also available throughout the CBD including Keppel Street.
    • Church St will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Saturday, 6 July at 5.00 am and reopen Sunday 7 July at 6.00 am. Keppel Street, between George and William St will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Saturday, 6 July at 5.00am and reopen Sunday, 7 July at 6.00am.
    • Food available from vendors in Keppel Street, a few vendors in Church St and surrounding cafes and restaurants.
    • Wine and craft beer available in Machattie Park and surrounding restaurants and cafes. Kings Parade is an alcohol-free zone.

    · Bring cash as ATMs are not available onsite. Nearby ATMs are available in the surrounding CBD.

    · Bring last year’s event glass for wine purchases or you can buy one for $3at the bar.

    Bathurst Winter Festival partners include:

    NSW Government

    Charles Sturt University

    McDonald’s Bathurst

    LiveBetter Community Services

    Bowman Dental
    Armada Bathurst
    Bathurst Broadcasters

    Marvasti Security
    Supagas

    Weather: The Bathurst Winter Festival will proceed unless in the event of extreme weather.

    Please note: The Bathurst Winter Festival build is a construction site until Saturday, 6 July unauthorised entry for photos and/or interviews. Access can be coordinated via Council’s Media and Communications Officer.

    Ends

    More information: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    22 days ago
    Fathersday

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 June 2019


    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 - 14, $12 for ages 15 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 June 2019


    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 - 14, $12 for ages 15 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date - Tuesday 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    Temporary closure of Marsden Lane

    Marsden Lane will be temporarily closed to traffic between Hughes Street and Clairvaux Lane on Monday 17 June to Friday 12 July. The road closure is necessary to realign a water supply main along Marsden Lane. Resident traffic can access Marsden Lane during the period of the closure. Alternative access is available via Hughes Street. For more information phone 6333 6100.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Laffing Waters Master Plan

    · Draft Council Policies

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Ways of seeing – participant survey

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

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

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

    @ the Library

    School Holiday Activities

    Monday July 8 to Thursday July 18

    Bookings are now open for the Library’s July School Holiday Program. The schedule includes a 3D-printing workshop run by Sydney-based artist Andrew Christie, an interactive theatre show with comedian Sean Murphy, Winter Festival themed craft workshops with local artist Fiona Howle, plus a teddy bears sleepover, children's yoga and a Lego block party.

    For more information, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au/events

    Bookings essential and some activities include a fee. Ph 6333 6281 (payments can now be made over the phone).

    Author talk: Kaneana May

    Tuesday July 16 at 6.15pm

    Join former scriptwriter for TV hits such as Home and Away and All Saints, Kaneana May, as she shares the behind-the-scenes secrets of working in Australian television and the trials and tribulations of breaking into publishing. Kaneana will also discuss the inspiration behind her debut novel, The One, being released in July.

    Free event but bookings essential. Ph: 6333 6281 or register at eventbrite.com.au

    @BRAG

    Join photographer and artist David Darcy at BRAG on Friday, 5 July at 6.00pm as he talks about his practice as photographer, his interest in dogs, and his time on the set of the film Red Dog. The talk will be followed by a screening of Red Dog. Entry is free. For more information visit https://www.bathurstart.com.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    29 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 June 2019


    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 - 14, $12 for ages 15 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 June 2019


    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 - 14, $12 for ages 15 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date - Tuesday 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    Temporary closure of Marsden Lane

    Marsden Lane will be temporarily closed to traffic between Hughes Street and Clairvaux Lane on Monday 17 June to Friday 12 July. The road closure is necessary to realign a water supply main along Marsden Lane. Resident traffic can access Marsden Lane during the period of the closure. Alternative access is available via Hughes Street. For more information phone 6333 6100.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Laffing Waters Master Plan

    · Ways of seeing – participant survey

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

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

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

    Bathurst Library Booksale

    Bathurst Library will be holding its monthly book sale this weekend at the library. Cookbooks, gardening books, crime novels, old books, car books, art books and much, much more

    will all be available:

    Fri 28 June 10am – 6pm

    Sat 29 June 10am – 3pm

    Sun 30 June 10am – 3pm

    ENDS

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


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 1 month ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 14 June 2019


    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 - 14, $12 for ages 15 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 June 2019


    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is on from 6 – 21 July.Tickets are now on sale for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 - 14, $12 for ages 15 and up. Special sessions will also be offered for children, experienced skaters and adults. To book a session, visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date - Tuesday 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    Temporary closure of Marsden Lane

    Marsden Lane will be temporarily closed to traffic between Hughes Street and Clairvaux Lane on Monday 17 June to Friday 12 July. The road closure is necessary to realign a water supply main along Marsden Lane. Resident traffic can access Marsden Lane during the period of the closure. Alternative access is available via Hughes Street. For more information phone 6333 6100.

    @ the Library

    Make Music Day Livestream

    To celebrate International Make Music Day, Bathurst Library is hosting a special livestream from the Sydney Opera House on Friday, June 21 at 6.15pm. Be entertained by local vocal quartet, High Tops, then sit back and enjoy a livestream of ‘Music of the Oud’, starring charismatic composer Joseph Tawadros and his oud (Egyptian lute) accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

    Bookings essential - register at eventbrite.com.au or phone 6333 6281.

    Author talk: Amanda Hampson

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

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Laffing Waters Master Plan

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

    · Local Environment Plan Changes

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

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

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer