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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

  • Additional Solar Panels at BVIC

    4 days ago
    Solarpanels bvic

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 August 2018

    A 35kw solar system was recently installed at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre (BVIC) and is the first Council facility to have a solar system which includes a battery storage system.

    The battery will store some of the electricity generated during the day for use during afternoon and night time periods. The aim of the project is that the facility will have zero net import of electricity from the grid over a twelve month period. The new system was installed as an addition to the existing 6kw system at BVIC which was installed in previous...

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 August 2018

    A 35kw solar system was recently installed at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre (BVIC) and is the first Council facility to have a solar system which includes a battery storage system.

    The battery will store some of the electricity generated during the day for use during afternoon and night time periods. The aim of the project is that the facility will have zero net import of electricity from the grid over a twelve month period. The new system was installed as an addition to the existing 6kw system at BVIC which was installed in previous years.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the additional system will further reduce the impact on our environment as well as decrease the cost of electricity for the facility by approximately $12,000 per annum based on current electricity rates.

    “The lighting at BVIC has also been upgraded to LED, which will enhance efficiency of energy consumption”, he said.

    Since 2009, Council has invested in solar energy by installing systems across twelve facilities including the Water Filtration Plant and the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The project will bring the total installed capacity of solar generation at Council facilities to 340kW across the twelve sites saving approximately 530 megawatts of grid drawn power each year.

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 August 2018

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound will is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Early bird tickets are available until 31 August visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au for tickets or more information.

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can...

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 August 2018

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound will is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Early bird tickets are available until 31 August visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au for tickets or more information.

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Father’s Day at NMRM

    The National Motor Racing Museum will celebrate Father's Day this year on Sunday, September 2.

    It also marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the museum by the Bathurst Light Car Club in 1988. Free entry to the museum will be provided to fathers and anyone born in 1988. Other activities on the day will include the rides in the replica cars, sausage sizzle, car/bike and other displays. Visit www.nmrm.com.au for more information.

    Get Building Bathurst in time for Father’s Day


    Graham Lupp’s publication Building Bathurst is the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst. The two volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brickmakers, ‘mechanics’ and artisans responsible for Bathurst’s reputation as a “red brick town” in its first century. Building Bathurst records the history of Bathurst’s 19th and early 20th century buildings. To secure a copy of this publication, contact Council on 6333 6111. Building Bathurst is $275 (including GST).

    Bluntside Skateboarding Series

    The Youth Council is partnering with Bluntside Sk8 Park Tours and the Australian Skateboarding Federation to hold the inaugural Bluntside Skatepark Series.


    Venue: Bathurst Skatepark, Lions Club Drive
    Date: Sunday 16 September 2018
    Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
    The event will feature skateboarding, scooters and BMX. In the leadup to the event, skills sessions will be held on Sunday 26 August and Sunday 2 September from 11:00am until 2:00pm.
    A free barbecue is available and there are some great prizes on offer. Bluntside Skatepark Series is a qualifier for the skateboard state titles. Cost is $5 per competitor.
    To register, visit australianskateboarding.com/events/categories/bluntside

    NMRM Legendary Moments Dinner

    Tickets for the National Motor Racing Museum 'Legendary Moments' Dinner are now available. Enjoy a two course meal while listening to stories from Mark Winterbottom and other Legends of the Great Race. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Panorama from Rydges' top level as the Legends take you on a drive down memory lane, reliving their most memorable moments on Mount Panorama.

    Date: Thursday, 4 October

    Time: 6.30pm

    Where: Rydges Mount Panorama

    Cost: $80

    Tickets: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    Book Week

    Beloved children’s character, Olivia the Pig, will visit the library during Book Week. The library in conjunction with BooksPlus will hold story time sessions from 22-24 August. Olivia will visit each session to say hello and pose for photos.

    Story time sessions

    Wednesday 22 August at 11am-12pm, 3.45-4.30pm

    Thursday 23 August 3.45- 4.30pm

    Friday 24 August 11am-12pm, 3.45-4.30pm

    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants

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

    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

    Have YourSay

    Council is seeking community feedback on the following:


    DCP Amendment - 2018 Housekeeping

    Council is currently reviewing the development controls relating to:

    · Requirements for LED street lighting

    · Two-storey dwellings

    · Fire system requirements for certain developments

    · Pre-development application meetings for certain developments within the Heritage Conservation Area


    Finance - Investment of Surplus Funds Policy

    Council has reviewed its investment policy to ensure Council continues to maximise investment income and preserve capital to assist with funding requirements for projects identified in the Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    Finance - Borrowing Policy

    Council has developed a borrowing policy. The policy provides a framework for Council to borrow funds while ensuring ongoing viability by now allowing overall borrowings to extend Council beyond its ability to meet future repayments and budgetary obligations.

    To provide feedback on the above visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact:

    Media and Communications Officer
  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    11 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 August 2018

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound will is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Early bird tickets are available until 31 August visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au for tickets or more information.

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 August 2018

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound will is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Early bird tickets are available until 31 August visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au for tickets or more information.

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Author Talks at the Library

    Carmel Bendon

    Writer, academic and presenter of “All Things Medieval”, Carmel Bendon, will be visiting the

    Library on Thursday 16 August at 6.15 pm to talk about her new novel “Grasping at Water”.

    Ursula Dubosarsky

    Award winning author, Ursula Dubosarsky will be discussing her new children’s book “Lead

    Stone Beetle” on Friday 17 August at 10.30 am.

    For all event bookings, contact Bathurst Library on 6333 6281. All author talks are free.

    Book Week

    Beloved children’s character, Olivia the Pig, will visit the library during Book Week. The library in conjunction with BooksPlus will hold story time sessions from 22-24 August. Olivia will visit each session to say hello and pose for photos.

    Story time Sessions

    Wednesday 22 August at 11am-12pm, 3.45-4.30pm

    Thursday 23 August 3.45- 4.30pm

    Friday 24 August 11am-12pm, 3.45-4.30pm

    BMEC

    There’s plenty left of the annual season at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre plus some extra shows coming to town.

    Catch these shows :

    · Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia

    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 7.30 pm

    · Monthly Band Night - Senor Cabrales

    Friday 17 August 2018 at 8.00 pm

    Levee Ready Bathurst

    The SES in partnership with Council is running an information session on Tuesday 14 August from 6.00pm-8.00pm at Panthers. Learn more about levees and talk about options for actions if the levees fail or overtop. For more information or to RSVP phone 6334 8555.

    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants

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

    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

    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. For more information or an application package, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

    Have YourSay

    Council is seeking community feedback on the following:


    DCP Amendment - 2018 Housekeeping

    Council is currently reviewing the development controls relating to:

    · Requirements for LED street lighting

    · Two-storey dwellings

    · Fire system requirements for certain developments

    · Pre-development application meetings for certain developments within the Heritage Conservation Area


    Finance - Investment of Surplus Funds Policy

    Council has reviewed its investment policy to ensure Council continues to maximise investment income and preserve capital to assist with funding requirements for projects identified in the Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    Finance - Borrowing Policy

    Council has developed a borrowing policy. The policy provides a framework for Council to borrow funds while ensuring ongoing viability by now allowing overall borrowings to extend Council beyond its ability to meet future repayments and budgetary obligations.

    To provide feedback on the above visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    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

    18 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 03 August 2018


    Tickets on sale now

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Author Talks at the Library

    Jeff Doherty

    Join local children’s author Jeff Doherty on Friday 10 August at 4.30 pm to hear about his

    second novel “Olivia Stone and Dread of the Dreamers”.

    Carmel Bendon

    Writer, academic...

    MEDIA RELEASE 03 August 2018


    Tickets on sale now

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Author Talks at the Library

    Jeff Doherty

    Join local children’s author Jeff Doherty on Friday 10 August at 4.30 pm to hear about his

    second novel “Olivia Stone and Dread of the Dreamers”.

    Carmel Bendon

    Writer, academic and presenter of “All Things Medieval”, Carmel Bendon, will be visiting the

    Library on Thursday 16 August at 6.15 pm to talk about her new novel “Grasping at Water”.

    Ursula Dubosarsky

    Award winning author, Ursula Dubosarsky will be discussing her new children’s book “Lead

    Stone Beetle” on Friday 17 August at 10.30 am.

    For all event bookings, contact Bathurst Library on 6333 6281. All author talks are free.

    BMEC

    There’s plenty left of the annual season at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre plus some extra shows coming to town.

    Catch these shows:

    · Ian Moss Solo, Acoustic and Intimate

    Friday 10 August 2018 at 8.00 pm

    · Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia

    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 7.30 pm

    · Monthly Band Night - Senor Cabrales

    Friday 17 August 2018 at 8.00 pm

    BRAG

    Curator’s Talk

    Hear from the Jam Factory’s Senior Curator, Margaret Hancock Davis, at a free talk

    about the touring exhibition STEEL: art design architecture. The talk will be held on Saturday

    4 August 2018 at 11.00 am.

    RSVP by Wednesday, 1 August on 6333 6555.

    Levee Ready Bathurst

    The SES in partnership with Council is running an information session on Tuesday 14 August from 6.00pm-8.00pm at Panthers to learn more about levees and talk about options for actions if the levees fail or overtop. For more information or to RSVP phone 6334 8555.

    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants

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

    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

    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. For more information or an application package, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    The Bathurst Winter Festival is in its fourth year and Council is seeking feedback on the different events and activities in planning for the future.

    Community Safety Survey

    Complete the survey and enter the draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards.

    Community safety is essential to the overall wellbeing of Bathurst Regional LGA residents. Bathurst Regional Council is currently undertaking a wide reaching community consultation to develop the Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 - 2023.

    To view these projects, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

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


  • Honorary Citizenship awarded to Prof Warren Somerville AM

    22 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 27 July 2018


    Professor Warren Somerville AM, collector and donator of the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s (AFMM) collection was awarded Honorary Citizen of Bathurst at a presentation on Thursday, 26 July.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the title of Honorary Citizen of Bathurst is awarded to people who are not citizens of Bathurst but who have contributed beyond the call of duty to the city.

    “Our community is a fortunate beneficiary of Prof Somerville’s expertise, commitment to quality, appreciation of natural beauty, and interest in conserving and showcasing some of the best of the best for our...

    MEDIA RELEASE 27 July 2018


    Professor Warren Somerville AM, collector and donator of the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s (AFMM) collection was awarded Honorary Citizen of Bathurst at a presentation on Thursday, 26 July.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the title of Honorary Citizen of Bathurst is awarded to people who are not citizens of Bathurst but who have contributed beyond the call of duty to the city.

    “Our community is a fortunate beneficiary of Prof Somerville’s expertise, commitment to quality, appreciation of natural beauty, and interest in conserving and showcasing some of the best of the best for our community and visitors to the region to enjoy,” he said.

    “As well as his personal connection to Bathurst, we are recognising Prof Somerville’s generosity to our city”.

    Prof Somerville AM grew up on his family property in Orange, NSW, where he has lived most of his life.

    He began picking up interesting rocks when he was about five years old and began a field collection as he got older. He acquired degrees in which several of his studies focused on horticulture, engineering, thermodynamics, soil and environmental science and geology.

    While studying geology he was introduced to Albert Chapman, a well-known Australian mineral collector, whose collection has its own gallery in the Australian Museum. As a mentor, Albert taught Prof Somerville AM how to build a world class collection and source quality specimens which resulted in a lasting collaboration and friendship.

    As Prof Somerville’s collection grew, Chapman convinced him to build a museum on the property. The Gallery of Minerals was officially opened by the Minister for Mineral Resources, drawing many local and international visitors.

    His collection developed an international reputation for its quality, and he himself a reputation for his encyclopaedic knowledge of mines, minerals, mineral crystals, fossil sites and fossils from earth’s major time periods.

    In 2000 he donated approximately half of his collection to Australia. Prof Somerville AM lived in Bathurst during the development of the AFMM, the home of the Somerville Collection, returning to Orange after the museum had been established for a few years.

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    22 days ago
    MEDIA RELEAS E27 July 2018

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council
    Living Legends Ceremony

    A presentation ceremony for the 2018 Living Legends will be held at BMEC this Sunday at 10.15am for a 10.30 start. The presentation will be followed by a morning tea.

    Author Talks at the Library

    Jeff Doherty
    Join local children’s author Jeff Doherty on Friday 10 August at 4.30 pm to hear about his
    second novel “Olivia Stone and Dread of the Dreamers”.

    Carmel Bendon

    Writer, academic and presenter of “All Things Medieval”, Carmel Bendon, will be visiting the
    Library on Thursday 16 August at 6.15...

    MEDIA RELEAS E27 July 2018

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council
    Living Legends Ceremony

    A presentation ceremony for the 2018 Living Legends will be held at BMEC this Sunday at 10.15am for a 10.30 start. The presentation will be followed by a morning tea.

    Author Talks at the Library

    Jeff Doherty
    Join local children’s author Jeff Doherty on Friday 10 August at 4.30 pm to hear about his
    second novel “Olivia Stone and Dread of the Dreamers”.

    Carmel Bendon

    Writer, academic and presenter of “All Things Medieval”, Carmel Bendon, will be visiting the
    Library on Thursday 16 August at 6.15 pm to talk about her new novel “Grasping at Water”.

    Ursula Dubosarsky
    Award winning author, Ursula Dubosarsky will be discussing her new children’s book “Lead
    Stone Beetle” on Friday 17 August at 10.30 am.

    For all event bookings, contact Bathurst Library on 6333 6281. All author talks are free.

    BMEC

    There’s plenty left of the annual season at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre plus some extra shows coming to town.

    Catch these shows next month:
    •ab [Intra] by Sydney Dance Company
    Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 7.30 pm
    •Ian Moss Solo, Acoustic and Intimate
    Friday 10 August 2018 at 8.00 pm
    •Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia
    Thursday 16 August 2018 at 7.30 pm
    •Monthly Band Night - Senor Cabrales
    Friday 17 August 2018 at 8.00 pm

    BRAG
    Curator’s Talk

    Hear from the Jam Factory’s Senior Curator, Margaret Hancock Davis, at a free talk
    about the touring exhibition STEEL: art design architecture. The talk will be held on Saturday
    4 August 2018 at 11.00 am.

    RSVP by Wednesday, 1 August on 6333 6555.

    Levee Ready Bathurst

    The SES in partnership with Council is running an information session on Tuesday 14 August from 6.00pm-8.00pm at Panthers to learn more about levees and talk about options for actions if the levees fail or overtop. For more information or to RSVP phone 6334 8555.
    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants
    Grants are available to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.
    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.
    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.
    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. For more information or an application package, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.
    Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 17 August 2018.
    Have YourSay
    Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback
    The Bathurst Winter Festival is in its fourth year and Council is seeking feedback on the different events and activities in planning for the future.
    Community Safety Survey
    Complete the survey and enter the draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards.
    Community safety is essential to the overall wellbeing of Bathurst Regional LGA residents. Bathurst Regional Council is currently undertaking a wide reaching community consultation to develop the Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 - 2023.
    Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy
    Council has developed a policy - Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy - for the public Wi-Fi system to be installed in the CBD. Council is seeking feedback on this policy.
    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street Roundabout Design
    The design for a roundabout at the Mitre-Suttor- Lambert Street intersection has been completed and Council is seeking feedback on this project.
    Water Access for Primary Producers
    Council has resolved to provide water from the Hereford Street standpipes at no charge to verified primary producers. Council is seeking feedback on the proposed policy.
    To view these projects, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au
    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre
    ENDS

  • New cameras to deter illegal dumping

    26 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 26 July 2018


    Council is currently rolling out state of the art remote monitored surveillance cameras in a bid to deter illegal dumping.

    The project includes a range of high profile remote activated cameras that can monitor a large area from one point in addition to new discreet cameras which can monitor smaller or more difficult sites.

    With assistance from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Council has installed signage, fencing, earth mounds and other barriers to prevent dumping and other illegal activities.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is committed to preventing illegal dumping and has utilised...

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 July 2018


    Council is currently rolling out state of the art remote monitored surveillance cameras in a bid to deter illegal dumping.

    The project includes a range of high profile remote activated cameras that can monitor a large area from one point in addition to new discreet cameras which can monitor smaller or more difficult sites.

    With assistance from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Council has installed signage, fencing, earth mounds and other barriers to prevent dumping and other illegal activities.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is committed to preventing illegal dumping and has utilised various initiatives and strategies.

    “We have provided education programs, assistance through tip vouchers and introduced kerbside collection for waste, recycling and organics,” he said.

    “It is hoped that these new cameras will help decrease the occurrences of illegal dumping”.

    Council is also encouraging people to take advantage of the NSW EPA smart device app, ‘Report to EPA’, which means that people can report littering from vehicles, illegal dumping and spills to the appropriate authority.

    This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

    For more information or to report illegal dumping call the Environment Section on 6333 6511 or search Report to EPA on the net.

    Ends

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre


  • Tender called for Rail Museum construction

    28 days ago
    Communities stories day

    MEDIA RELEASE 24 July 2018

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Bathurst Rail Museum.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said calling for tenders marks a major milestone in the development of Bathurst’s newest museum.

    “Council is seeking tenders from companies for the refurbishment of the former Railway Institute Building and the construction of two extensions which will house the Brewongle model rail layout and a dedicated children’s education area, along with associated site works, the construction of ancillary structures and landscaping.

    “It has taken time to get to this point as we have had to work closely...

    MEDIA RELEASE 24 July 2018

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Bathurst Rail Museum.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said calling for tenders marks a major milestone in the development of Bathurst’s newest museum.

    “Council is seeking tenders from companies for the refurbishment of the former Railway Institute Building and the construction of two extensions which will house the Brewongle model rail layout and a dedicated children’s education area, along with associated site works, the construction of ancillary structures and landscaping.

    “It has taken time to get to this point as we have had to work closely with a number of state government departments throughout the planning stage to get a design plan for the museum that was sympathetic to the Railway Institute and preserves the integrity of this state heritage listed building.

    “Project architects Integrated Design Group have done a great job in both the design for the building and co-ordinating the approval process for the project. It is exciting to now be moving to this stage and calling for the construction tender.

    “A lot of work is already underway with content for the Rail Museum being curated by Freeman Ryan Design and recent community stories day yielded new stories and content for the museum which will tell the social history of rail in Bathurst,” Cr Hanger said.

    Tenders close on Tuesday 21 August and Council is scheduled to consider a report to select the successful tenderer at its meeting on Wednesday 19 September.

    The renovation of the Railway Institute building and the construction of the two extensions is expected to take around 12 months, prior to the final interior fit out being undertaken. It is hoped the Museum will be open by December 2019.

    Ends

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 20 July 2018

    about 1 month ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2018

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Playground attractions including the Bathurst McDonald’s Ice Rink, ferris wheel, House of Mirrors and illuminations will continue through to Sunday night. Various food vendors and the silent disco will be at the playground over the weekend. Visit the Council Events Facebook page for details.

    Tickets for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink are available at www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Serrated Tussock is the weed target for the Spring 2018 aerial weed-spraying program

    The Upper Macquarie County Council will be conducting an aerial weed-spraying program in a number of areas across Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and...

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2018

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Playground attractions including the Bathurst McDonald’s Ice Rink, ferris wheel, House of Mirrors and illuminations will continue through to Sunday night. Various food vendors and the silent disco will be at the playground over the weekend. Visit the Council Events Facebook page for details.

    Tickets for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink are available at www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au

    Serrated Tussock is the weed target for the Spring 2018 aerial weed-spraying program

    The Upper Macquarie County Council will be conducting an aerial weed-spraying program in a number of areas across Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and Oberon local government areas in September. The program will target controlling, and reducing the spread, of the priority weed Serrated Tussock.

    The spraying program will be undertaken from a helicopter and is suitable for large and small rural landholdings. This year there is the option of a liquid spray or granular treatment. For more information or to register for the program contact Upper Macquarie County Council on 6338 2875 or admin@umcc.nsw.gov.au.

    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants

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

    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

    CCTV Funding Program


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  • Tender awarded for design and documentation of Mount Panorama Second Circuit

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2018

    Council has awarded the tender for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama to Apex Circuit Design.

    Apex Circuit Design is a UK based internationally recognised multidisciplinary automotive facility and destination design consultancy.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has a vision to build on the city’s reputation for staging world class international motor sport events and take it to the next level.

    “This announcement is the start of bringing this vision to reality”, he said
    “Apex Circuit Design has extensive experience in motor track design and the company has designed and delivered
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    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2018

    Council has awarded the tender for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama to Apex Circuit Design.

    Apex Circuit Design is a UK based internationally recognised multidisciplinary automotive facility and destination design consultancy.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has a vision to build on the city’s reputation for staging world class international motor sport events and take it to the next level.

    “This announcement is the start of bringing this vision to reality”, he said
    “Apex Circuit Design has extensive experience in motor track design and the company has designed and delivered some of the best motor sports tracks around the world.”

    “Bringing Apex on board with this project allows us to get this design right, to make the second circuit a world renowned facility, as iconic in the world of motorsports as the existing Mount Panorama circuit.”

    Mayor Hanger said to date, a total of $25 million has been provided for the project - $15 million from the NSW Government and $10 million from the Federal Government, and thanked the governments for their support and belief in the project.

    Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP joined Council at the tender announcement.

    “This is one of the most significant developments for not just the Bathurst region, but also the greater Central West and beyond.

    The ability for Mount Panorama to increase its capacity as one of the world’s greatest motor racing circuits provides huge economic benefits to all sectors of our community.

    A second circuit will bring the bikes back to the city, in addition to many other commercial opportunities which will see the new precinct being used every week of the year.

    The NSW Government is proud to be supporting this development and has already committed $15 million to help make this venture become a reality,” Mr Toole said.

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee MP said the project will confirm Bathurst’s position as a motorsport mecca.

    “All Australians recognise Bathurst and Mt Panorama as the home of motor racing, and this new circuit adds a whole new element confirming Bathurst as the nation’s premier motor racing destination.

    I’m delighted that the Australian Government has contributed $10 million through the Building Better Regions Fund towards the second racetrack, which will be a game-changer for the economy of Bathurst and the region.”

    Apex’s projects have included Zhejaing Racing Circuit in China (2018) and Dubai AutoDrome in the UAE (2004). Current projects include full track design to Thailand (Grand Eastern) and upgrade to Mexico City GP Track.

    The company has also recently completed design for the motor racing circuit at Keysbrook, Western Australia and demonstrated the capability of prompt delivery of the project.

    In April last year Council called for Expressions of Interest for companies that have the capacity to design a second circuit. Council received three submissions from companies – two international and one in Australia.

    The tender offered by Apex Circuit Design provides all works as included in the specification and amounts to $3,703,000 (ex GST).

    Their nominated process is for a master plan to be created on site, followed by detail design, preparation and submission of planning documentation with FIA/FIM approval occurring at the same as the planning approval process. The anticipated total delivery time is 84 weeks from acceptance of contract.

    The Second Circuit at Mount Panorama is a multifaceted project for the construction of an international standard second race circuit and associated infrastructure. It will be capable of hosting a variety of motor vehicle and motorcycle events with capacity of 50,000 spectators.


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