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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

  • Buy Local Gift Card reaches new milestone in December

    about 4 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 January 2020

    The Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card, an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which encourages people to shop locally, has hit a new milestone with more than half a million dollars being loaded onto the cards.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said this was a great result for local businesses particularly given that the region is in a midst of a drought.

    “The initiative means that $512 601 has been spent in our community bolstering the economy and supporting local businesses, as opposed to potentially being spent online or outside of our region,” he said.

    “December 2019 proved...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 January 2020

    The Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card, an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which encourages people to shop locally, has hit a new milestone with more than half a million dollars being loaded onto the cards.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said this was a great result for local businesses particularly given that the region is in a midst of a drought.

    “The initiative means that $512 601 has been spent in our community bolstering the economy and supporting local businesses, as opposed to potentially being spent online or outside of our region,” he said.

    “December 2019 proved to be the most successful month since the initiative was first implemented by Council in 2015. More than 700 cards were purchased with $45 370 loaded in a single month”.

    Bathurst Business Chamber President Catherine Fitzsimons said the chamber was proud support the Buy Local Gift Card Campaign.

    “It is really important that we support our local businesses, particularly during these dry times the region is currently experiencing. We hope that the success the program has achieved over the last few months continues well into 2020,” she said.

    The cards can be redeemed at 129 local shops and can be purchased at Al Dente, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, Books Plus, Cheekii Kidz Boutique, Easy Living Footwear, fifty8GEORGE, John Matthews & Co Pharmacy, Sassy My Style and SportsPower.

    For a full list of retail outlets the card can be used at or for more information about the Buy Local Gift Card visit www.bathurstbusinesshub.com.au


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2020

    Suttor, Mitre, Lambert Street Roundabout

    The median islands on Suttor Street will start to be removed from Monday, 20 January.

    This will involve the total closure of the entrance of Coral Way near Suttor Street. All traffic to and from Coral Way and adjoining streets will need to detour via Mitre and Esrom Streets.

    The Suttor, Mitre and Lambert Street intersection will remain open under traffic control, however delays are to be expected to the flow of traffic with the speed limit reduced to 40km while the works are underway.

    The bus interchange will be...

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2020

    Suttor, Mitre, Lambert Street Roundabout

    The median islands on Suttor Street will start to be removed from Monday, 20 January.

    This will involve the total closure of the entrance of Coral Way near Suttor Street. All traffic to and from Coral Way and adjoining streets will need to detour via Mitre and Esrom Streets.

    The Suttor, Mitre and Lambert Street intersection will remain open under traffic control, however delays are to be expected to the flow of traffic with the speed limit reduced to 40km while the works are underway.

    The bus interchange will be relocated to the front of Assumption Church. Businesses and the nearby taxi rank remain open, however people may need to park in alternative spaces. The taxi rank may relocate to the basketball stadium as works progress.

    For the latest project information visit the Bathurst YourSay website or if you prefer to talk to someone, please call 6333 6100.

    Australia Day Celebrations

    Council’s Australia Day Celebrations will commence with the Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Friday, 24 January at BMEC at 5.30pm. The ceremony will recognise achievements of members from the community.

    Awards include:

    Event of the Year (Community & Destination)

    Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year

    Youth Arts Award

    Jo Ross Greening Bathurst

    Chifley Award

    Entry is free and the whole community is encouraged to attend.

    A barbecue breakfast will be held at Eglinton War Memorial Hall on Sunday, 26 January at 8am. The event will include an official ceremony, national anthem and flag raising, car displays, novelty races and giveaway for the kids. The event is free with a gold coin donation for the barbecue.

    This will be followed by a citizenship ceremony at 10am at BMEC and free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre from 11am.

    NSW Seniors Festival

    12-23 February

    The Seniors Festival is a celebration of the valuable contribution seniors make to the community. An array of events, activities and entertainment will be on offer for all seniors to enjoy, including historic bus tours, exercise classes, morning teas, concerts and much

    more. For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Stormwater Harvesting Information Session

    One of water security projects currently being developed by Council is a stormwater harvesting scheme. A community drop in information session will be held on Wednesday, 29 January between 3pm – 6pm to provide information on the stormwater harvesting project. The information session will give residents a chance to learn more about the scheme and ask questions. The drop in session will be held in Council Chambers.

    Bathurst Bike Show

    8 February, 10am – 2pm

    Russell St, Bathurst

    The Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show is a unique grass-roots community-based motorcycle show. Bikes on show range from daily rides to full on customs. A variety of brands and styles of bike are represented; over 100 bikes on display last year. Trade stalls and club displays line the street, including the Shannon’s semi, and there’s also entertainment for kids.

    The show is building Bathurst as a motorcycle ‘mecca’, preparing for the return of motorcycle racing when the new circuit is built.

    For more information visit http://www.bathurstbikeshow.com/

    Bathurst Region Macquarie Medal Project/Scholarship

    Applications are now invited for a supporting grant or scholarship to undertake a major work or learning in the following areas:

    · Conservation, maintenance and adaptive reuse projects of heritage items or at risk buildings and sites of heritage value within the Bathurst region.

    · Promotion and interpretation of the history and heritage of the Bathurst region, its building and places, natural environment, people and projects and their embedded stories and enhance community reflection and understanding about the Bathurst region’s history.

    · Support the learning in heritage management and conservation.

    · Foster and support the growth of heritage trades and practices.

    A grant of up to $10,000 (paid over two years) is available to the winning project or area of learning.

    Applications for funding must be made on Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department, Civic Centre, Russell Street, Bathurst.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 March 2020.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting Council on 6333 6211.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst and need to be submitted by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website.

    For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Library

    Technology for beginners workshop

    10am to 1pm – Monday, 3 February

    Do you need help using your smartphone, tablet or computer? Come to this free workshop to find out how the library’s tech assist program can help. To book, phone 6333 6281.

    Author talk: Rachel Givney

    6pm – Thursday, 6 February

    If Jane Austen had to choose between love and literary fame, what would she do? Come to our first author talk of the year to hear about the brand new book, Jane in Love. Phone 6333 6281 to book.

    BRAG

    School Holiday Workshops

    Art Journaling Your Home

    10:30am – 12:30pm – Tuesday, 21 January

    Fab Photos

    1.30 – 3.30pm - Wednesday 22 January

    Ages 6+ workshops cost per child- $10 BRAGS member, $12 non-member

    Book at BRAG desk or by phoning 6333 6555

    Tim Ross: Designing a Legacy

    6.30pm - Thursday 13 February

    Part talk. Part screening. Part comedy show. Join comedian, broadcaster and design nerd Tim Ross for a unique live cinematic show. Threading together a series of interconnected films with insights, anecdotes and his inimitable humour, Tim takes you on an architectural

    adventure into some of Australia’s most significant modernist houses.

    Entry: $35 BRAGS members, $39 concession & students, $45 non-members. Limited capacity, book now to avoid disappointment. Purchase online via EventBrite, at the

    BRAG desk or by calling 6333 655.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    11 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 January 2020


    Australia Day Celebrations

    Council’s Australia Day Celebrations will commence with the Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Friday, 24 January at BMEC at 5.30pm. The ceremony will recognise achievements of members from the community.

    Awards include:

    Event of the Year (Community & Destination)

    Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year

    Youth Arts Award

    Jo Ross Greening Bathurst

    Chifley Award

    Entry is free and the whole community is encouraged to attend.

    A barbecue breakfast will be held at Eglinton War Memorial Hall on Sunday, 26 January at 8am. The event will...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 January 2020


    Australia Day Celebrations

    Council’s Australia Day Celebrations will commence with the Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Friday, 24 January at BMEC at 5.30pm. The ceremony will recognise achievements of members from the community.

    Awards include:

    Event of the Year (Community & Destination)

    Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year

    Youth Arts Award

    Jo Ross Greening Bathurst

    Chifley Award

    Entry is free and the whole community is encouraged to attend.

    A barbecue breakfast will be held at Eglinton War Memorial Hall on Sunday, 26 January at 8am. The event will include an official ceremony, national anthem and flag raising, car displays, novelty races and giveaway for the kids. The event is free with a gold coin donation for the barbecue.

    This will be followed by a citizenship ceremony at 10am at BMEC and free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre from 11am.

    Bathurst Bike Show

    8 February, 10am – 2pm

    Russell St, Bathurst

    The Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show is a unique grass-roots community-based motorcycle show. Bikes on show range from daily rides to full on customs. A variety of brands and styles of bike are represented; over 100 bikes on display last year. Trade stalls and club displays line the street, including the Shannon’s semi, and there’s also entertainment for kids.

    The show is building Bathurst as a motorcycle ‘mecca’, preparing for the return of motorcycle racing when the new circuit is built.

    For more information visit http://www.bathurstbikeshow.com/

    Bathurst Region Macquarie Medal Project/Scholarship

    Applications are now invited for a supporting grant or scholarship to undertake a major work or learning in the following areas:

    · Conservation, maintenance and adaptive reuse projects of heritage items or at risk buildings and sites of heritage value within the Bathurst region.

    · Promotion and interpretation of the history and heritage of the Bathurst region, its building and places, natural environment, people and projects and their embedded stories and enhance community reflection and understanding about the Bathurst region’s history.

    · Support the learning in heritage management and conservation.

    · Foster and support the growth of heritage trades and practices.

    A grant of up to $10,000 (paid over two years) is available to the winning project or area of learning.

    Applications for funding must be made on Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department, Civic Centre, Russell Street, Bathurst.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 March 2020.

    Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Strategic Planning Section, on (02) 6333 6211.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst and need to be submitted by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website.

    For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Museums Bathurst Volunteers Wanted

    Museums Bathurst is offering exciting new opportunities to volunteer with the expanding network of museums run by Council. Volunteers are needed

    to work in the Bathurst Rail Museum, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home and Education Centre and the

    planned Central Tablelands Collection Facility in the following roles:

    · Museums Bathurst Volunteer

    · Bathurst Rail Museum Layout Volunteer

    · Museums Bathurst Collections

    For more information on the volunteer roles or to obtain an application form visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close: 18 January.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Council is providing funding to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses may apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis, under the criteria of the Bathurst CCTV Funding Program.

    For further information, please phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 17 January.

    Library

    Technology for beginners workshop

    10am to 1pm - Monday 3 February

    Do you need help using your smartphone, tablet or computer? Come to this free workshop to find out how the library’s tech assist program can help. To book, phone 6333 6281.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Contact

  • Australia Day Ambassadors

    12 days ago


    MEDIA RELEASE
    9 January 2020

    The founders of Mama Lana’s Community Foundation, Lana and Roger Borg, have been announced as Bathurst’s Australia Day Ambassadors.

    Mama Lana’s Community Foundation has over 80 volunteers dedicated to helping homeless and the underprivileged. The foundation offers hot meals six nights a week, supplies food and toiletry packs, as well as providing clothing, sleeping bags, swags and blankets. The foundation also works with other charities and support services.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said he was honoured to have both Lana and Roger Borg attend our Australia Day activities.

    “Their dedication to helping those less fortunate is...


    MEDIA RELEASE
    9 January 2020

    The founders of Mama Lana’s Community Foundation, Lana and Roger Borg, have been announced as Bathurst’s Australia Day Ambassadors.

    Mama Lana’s Community Foundation has over 80 volunteers dedicated to helping homeless and the underprivileged. The foundation offers hot meals six nights a week, supplies food and toiletry packs, as well as providing clothing, sleeping bags, swags and blankets. The foundation also works with other charities and support services.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said he was honoured to have both Lana and Roger Borg attend our Australia Day activities.

    “Their dedication to helping those less fortunate is what being Australian is all about and we look forward to hearing their story which epitomises the Australian culture of giving and lending a hand to those who need it most," he said.

    Australia Day Celebrations

    Council’s Australia Day celebrations will commence with the Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Friday, 24 January at BMEC at 5.30pm. The ceremony will recognise achievements of members from the community.

    Awards include:

    • Event of the Year (Community & Destination)
    • Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year
    • Youth Arts Award
    • Jo Ross Greening Bathurst
    • Chifley Award

    Entry is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.

    A barbecue breakfast will be held at Eglinton War Memorial Hall on Sunday, 26 January at 8am. The event will include an official ceremony, national anthem and flag raising, car displays, novelty races and giveaways for the kids. The event is free with a gold coin donation for the barbecue.

    This will be followed by a citizenship ceremony at 10am at BMEC and free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre from 11am.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Contact

  • Museum Selfie Day Returns

    14 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 07 January 2020

    Get ready to take a selfie at your favourite museum or art gallery on International Museum Selfie Day on Wednesday, 15 January.

    International Museum Selfie Day encourages people to visit and have fun at their local museums and galleries. The initiative has become an internet hit with hundreds of facilities participating and thousands of visitors around the globe taking imaginative and creative selfies with exhibits.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the event was extremely popular in previous years and a wonderful way to raise awareness of regional museums and galleries.

    “It’s a fun way for children...

    MEDIA RELEASE 07 January 2020

    Get ready to take a selfie at your favourite museum or art gallery on International Museum Selfie Day on Wednesday, 15 January.

    International Museum Selfie Day encourages people to visit and have fun at their local museums and galleries. The initiative has become an internet hit with hundreds of facilities participating and thousands of visitors around the globe taking imaginative and creative selfies with exhibits.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the event was extremely popular in previous years and a wonderful way to raise awareness of regional museums and galleries.

    “It’s a fun way for children and people of all ages to get creative and enjoy the wonderful facilities that we have in Bathurst,” he said.

    Entry to the following facilities will be free on the day:

    · Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

    · National Motor Racing Museum

    · Chifley Home

    · Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

    · Bathurst Historical Society Museum

    To participate, post your selfie with the hashtag #MuseumSelfieBathurst on Facebook or Instagram. The most imaginative post will receive a $100 Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    18 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 January 2020


    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council...

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 January 2020


    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Application forms are available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website.

    For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Museums Bathurst Volunteers Wanted

    Museums Bathurst is offering exciting new opportunities to volunteer with the expanding network of museums run by Council. Volunteers are needed

    to work in the Bathurst Rail Museum, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home and Education Centre and the

    planned Central Tablelands Collection Facility in the following roles:

    · Museums Bathurst Volunteer

    · Bathurst Rail Museum Layout Volunteer

    · Museums Bathurst Collections

    For more information on the volunteer roles or to obtain an application form visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close: 18 January.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Council is providing funding to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses may apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis, under the criteria of the Bathurst CCTV Funding Program.

    For further information, please phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 17 January.

    Library

    Technology for beginners workshop

    10am to 1pm - Monday 3 February

    Do you need help using your smartphone, tablet or computer? Come to this free workshop to find out how the library’s tech assist program can help. To book, phone 6333 6281.

    ENDS

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


  • Red alert for blue-green algae at Chifley Dam

    19 days ago
    Ben chifley dam 0011

    MEDIA RELEASE 2 January 2020

    A red alert warning has been issued for blue-green algae at Chifley Dam.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the dam is currently closed to all recreational activities.

    “Council will continue to monitor the dam algae levels in accordance with the guidelines,” he said.

    The red alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may come into direct contact with the water such as swimming, as well as domestic use including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets.

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

    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 2 January 2020

    A red alert warning has been issued for blue-green algae at Chifley Dam.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the dam is currently closed to all recreational activities.

    “Council will continue to monitor the dam algae levels in accordance with the guidelines,” he said.

    The red alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may come into direct contact with the water such as swimming, as well as domestic use including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 December 2019


    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. To apply, submit an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit...

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 December 2019


    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. To apply, submit an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s 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 and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate, visit Council’s website. Nominations close 24

    December.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website. For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Museums Bathurst Volunteers Wanted

    Museums Bathurst is offering exciting new opportunities to volunteer with the expanding network of museums run by Council. Volunteers are needed

    to work in the Bathurst Rail Museum, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home and Education Centre and the planned Central Tablelands Collection Facility in the following roles.\:

    · Museums Bathurst Volunteer

    · Bathurst Rail Museum Layout Volunteer

    · Museums Bathurst Collections

    For more information on the volunteer roles or to obtain an application form visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close: 18 January 2020

    Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council

    42nd Annual Sports Awards. Nominate Now.

    It is time to nominate any outstanding achievements by Bathurst sportspersons, teams,

    officials, clubs, referees, coaches for the year 2019. Head to bdsrc.com.au or visit the Facebook page to secure a nomination form to ensure your athletes are recognised. Nominations close 31 December 2019. Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council is honoured and proud to have recognised the sporting community of Bathurst for the past 43 years and to celebrate their achievements at the annual dinner.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Council is providing funding to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses may apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis, under the criteria of the Bathurst CCTV Funding Program.

    For further information, please phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 17 January 2020.

    Bathurst Library School Holiday Program

    Bookings are now open for Bathurst Library’s school holiday program running from January 13-23. Choose from yoga, macramé, nature workshops, a Lego legends challenge, a Harry Potter quiz and disco, plus much more. Be quick, they fill up fast. For more information, phone 6333 6281.

    NYE Party in the Park

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will be a night to remember as Bathurst comes together to celebrate another year.

    This year, the NYE celebrations will be in Machattie Park. The event will be packed with excitement from 5pm, with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Enjoy the atmosphere of the night and watch the live stream of the Sydney fireworks at 9pm on the big screen.

    It is set to be a fantastic night with so much on offer to enjoy including video and photo highlights of 2019. Pack a picnic, enjoy the food stalls or eat at one of Bathurst’s many great restaurants surrounding the park. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bulk water purchases

    Residents purchasing bulk filtered drinking water from the Hereford Street standpipes are reminded that Council will be closed between Christmas and New Year. If you need to purchase water during this period, please ensure you have enough credit on your

    water card. Customers will not be able to top up cards during the closure period. Any issues with the operation of the water standpipes during the closure need to be reported to Council’s after hours number on 6334 2795.

    Council will close at 4.45pm on Tuesday, 24 December and reopen at 8.30am Thursday 2 January 2020. Information on bulk water purchases is available on Council’s website at https://www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/supply-of-bulk-filtereddrinking-water.html

    ENDS

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


  • Tender awarded for Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2019


    The tender for the preparation of the Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan has been awarded to Allen Jack + Cottier Architects Pty Ltd.

    In September, Council and Charles Sturt University entered discussions to formulate a plan to incorporate a new campus in the Bathurst CBD.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the aim of the plan was to strengthen the Bathurst Town Centre as the regional business and cultural hub of the city in an era of significant retail change.

    “I am thrilled to work with Charles Sturt University and commend the organisation on its commitment to...

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2019


    The tender for the preparation of the Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan has been awarded to Allen Jack + Cottier Architects Pty Ltd.

    In September, Council and Charles Sturt University entered discussions to formulate a plan to incorporate a new campus in the Bathurst CBD.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the aim of the plan was to strengthen the Bathurst Town Centre as the regional business and cultural hub of the city in an era of significant retail change.

    “I am thrilled to work with Charles Sturt University and commend the organisation on its commitment to Bathurst in investigating innovative responses to a changing market,” he said.

    Director of External Engagement at Charles Sturt University Julia Andrews said thinking innovatively about how the University can contribute to the long-term social and economic vision of Bathurst is an important aspect of our University Strategy.

    “The appointment of the consultant is an important milestone in the vision for Bathurst and we look forward to working with them and the community as the project progresses,” she said.

    The plan also aims to:

    · Position Bathurst as an education hub through Charles Sturt University’s strategic goal to create a new era campus embedded in the city centre in response to the need for a revised business model for higher education in Bathurst and thus attract greater inward migration into the region;

    · Find a suitable adaptive reuse of the former Bathurst TAFE site located within the Bathurst Town Square at the heart of the Bathurst Town Centre;

    · Identify other key development opportunities in the Town Centre creating linkages between them and stimulating new levels of activity; and

    · Complement the heritage character of the Town Centre and Bathurst, which identifies as Australia’s oldest inland settlement.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


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    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2019

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and the way they have contributed positively to the community. They could be proven leaders amongst their peers, promote the positive qualities of Council, the community or local businesses. To nominate someone you think is worthy of inclusion as a Living Legend visit the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Nominations close Friday 31 January 2020.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021...

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2019

    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and the way they have contributed positively to the community. They could be proven leaders amongst their peers, promote the positive qualities of Council, the community or local businesses. To nominate someone you think is worthy of inclusion as a Living Legend visit the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Nominations close Friday 31 January 2020.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. To apply, submit an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s 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 and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate, visit Council’s website. Nominations close 24

    December.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website. For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Museums Bathurst Volunteers Wanted

    Museums Bathurst is offering exciting new opportunities to volunteer with the expanding network of museums run by Council. Volunteers are needed

    to work in the Bathurst Rail Museum, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home and Education Centre and the

    planned Central Tablelands Collection Facility in the following roles.

    · Museums Bathurst Volunteer

    · Bathurst Rail Museum Layout Volunteer

    · Museums Bathurst Collections

    For more information on the volunteer roles or to obtain an application form visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close: 18 January 2020

    Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council

    42nd Annual Sports Awards. Nominate Now.

    It is time to nominate any outstanding achievements by Bathurst sportspersons, teams,

    officials, clubs, referees, coaches for the year 2019. Head to bdsrc.com.au or visit the Facebook page to secure a nomination form to ensure your athletes are recognised. Nominations close 31 December 2019. Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council is honoured and proud to have recognised the sporting community of Bathurst for the past 43 years and to celebrate their achievements at the annual dinner.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Council is providing funding to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses may apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis, under the criteria of the Bathurst CCTV Funding Program.

    For further information, please phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 17 January 2020.

    Bathurst Library January School Holiday Program

    Bookings are now open for Bathurst Library’s school holiday program running from January 13-23. Choose from yoga, macramé, nature workshops, a Lego legends challenge, a Harry Potter quiz and disco, plus much more. Be quick, they fill up fast. For more information, phone 6333 6281.

    NYE Party in the Park

    The annual New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will be a night to remember as Bathurst comes together to celebrate another year.

    This year, the NYE celebrations will be in Machattie Park. The event will be packed with excitement from 5pm, with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Enjoy the atmosphere of the night and watch the live stream of the Sydney fireworks at

    9pm on the big screen.

    It is set to be a fantastic night with so much on offer to enjoy including video and photo highlights of 2019. Pack a picnic, enjoy the food stalls or eat at one of Bathurst’s many great restaurants surrounding the park. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bulk water purchases

    Residents purchasing bulk filtered drinking water from the Hereford Street standpipes are reminded that Council will be closed between Christmas and New Year. If you need to purchase water during this period, please ensure you have enough credit on your

    water card. Customers will not be able to top up cards during the closure period. Any issues with the operation of the water standpipes during the closure need to be reported to Council’s after hours number on 6334 2795.

    Council will close at 4.45pm on Tuesday, 24 December and reopen at 8.30am Thursday 2 January 2020. Information on bulk water purchases is available on Council’s website at https://www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/supply-of-bulk-filtereddrinking-water.html

    ENDS

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