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MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019

Meet the Diprotodon

A new exhibition is on at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum featuring Darren the Diprotodon until 31 March. The Diprotodon, which looked like a giant wombat, is the largest known marsupial to have ever lived. The exhibition includes the Diprotodon fossil as well as historical drawings of diprotodon fossils. For more information visit www.somervillecollection.com.au

Tea and Talk

Need help keeping your green bin tidy? Drop in to have all your waste questions answered about Council’s waste services. Wednesday, 16 January at Bathurst Library from 10am - 2pm.

George and Howick Street Roundabout Reconstruction

The upgrade of the George and Howick Street roundabout is continuing. This project will significantly improve safety and enable smoother flow of traffic at the intersection. For regular project updates visit https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Australia Day

Friday 25 January

The Citizenship & Awards Ceremony will be held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment

Centre where the community will come together to celebrate our new citizens and

recognise notable achievements in our local community. Doors open at 5.30pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00pm. Entry is free and the whole community is invited.

Saturday 26 January

Celebrations continue with a barbecue breakfast, official ceremony and free kids’ activities at the Eglinton War Memorial Hall from 8.00am. Entry is free and everybody is welcome. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Aquatic Centre from 11.00am.

For more information visit the Council website.

Museum Selfie Day

Council's museums will be open to the public for free on International Museum Selfie Day on 16 January.

Participating venues include Chifley Home, National Motor Racing Museum, Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum. Visit a venue, take a selfie and upload to Facebook or Instagram with the #MuseumSelfieBathurst for a chance to win a $100 Buy Local Gift Card.

Sustainable Living Expo

The Bathurst Sustainable Living Expo will be held on Saturday 23 March at the Bathurst Showgrounds. Businesses with sustainable products and services are invited to exhibit. Contact Council on 6333 6511 for more information.

Looking for a JP?

A community JP desk is available at Bathurst City Centre every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). The free service is provided by the NSW Justices Association Inc Bathurst Support Group.

Tuesday 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 12.00 noon

For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

Bathurst NRL tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the round three NRL clash between Penrith Panthers and Melbourne Storm at Carrington Park on Saturday, 30 March. To purchase tickets or for more information visit bathurstnrl.com.au

CCTV Funding Program

Round two of the CCTV Funding Program is now open for applications. Funding is available to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses in the Bathurst Region may apply for a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the 2018/2019 financial year. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

For further details or an application package visit Council’s website.

Annual Funding/Donations Program Section 356 Donations

Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2019/2020 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

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 5 February.

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.

Drought Buster Promotion

This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

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

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