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Chifley Dam photo courtesy David McKellar


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

Chifley Dam photo courtesy David McKellar


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

  • Massive boost for jobs and local economy

    about 1 year ago
    Post office building

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 November 2017

    More jobs will be created for Bathurst with the newly-formed Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission to open in Bathurst in early 2018.

    Council approached the NSW Department of Industry, proposing Bathurst as an appropriate location to accommodate the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst is the ideal location for the Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission being the gateway to the central west.

    “The region’s proximity to Sydney and strong transport infrastructure to other NSW regional centres make Bathurst the ideal growth centre for businesses,” he said.

    “Our city and the surrounding...

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 November 2017

    More jobs will be created for Bathurst with the newly-formed Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission to open in Bathurst in early 2018.

    Council approached the NSW Department of Industry, proposing Bathurst as an appropriate location to accommodate the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst is the ideal location for the Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission being the gateway to the central west.

    “The region’s proximity to Sydney and strong transport infrastructure to other NSW regional centres make Bathurst the ideal growth centre for businesses,” he said.

    “Our city and the surrounding regions offer new and established organisations a strong and dynamic economic environment. A combination of low business costs, a highly skilled and diverse regional workforce, solid infrastructure and a supportive business environment provide the setting needed for business success.”

    The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission was established to promote and protect the welfare of greyhounds, safeguard integrity and maintain public confidence in the greyhound racing industry.

    Bathurst was chosen as the Commission’s headquarters following an independent review.

    Chief Commissioner, Alan Brown said a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes and the announcement of the Bathurst headquarters will enable recruitment to begin for a number of roles including the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    “We’re looking forward to setting up operations in Bathurst, establishing a team and continuing our important work, overseeing the greyhound industry in NSW,” said Mr Brown.

    “The Independent Commission will control, supervise and regulate the industry, initiate and develop policies for the welfare of greyhounds, conduct research and investigation into breeding and racing and consult with animal welfare groups.”

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works Update as at 17 November 2017

    about 1 year ago
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    What's the project:

    Perthville Flood mitigation works aims to lessen the impact of potential flooding in Perthville village and will be undertaken in two phases, with a total project cost of approximately $4million.

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km that has...

    What's the project:

    Perthville Flood mitigation works aims to lessen the impact of potential flooding in Perthville village and will be undertaken in two phases, with a total project cost of approximately $4million.

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km that has been constructed in recent years.

    What's happening on site this week?

    This week contractors moved on site to construct the concrete slab that will sit underneath the box culverts that form the new, wider crossing over Queen Charlottes Vale Creek.

    The base slab is:

    · 15m x 17m

    · Includes approximately 14 tonnes of reinforcing steel

    · 85 cubic metres of concrete (14 – 15 loads)

    It is sitting on more than 2,000 tonne of rock that was brought onto site to create a solid base in the creek bed.

    The pouring of the slab required pedestrian access at the site to be limited at times, to ensure the safety of the public.

    As part of the process a series of concrete cylinder tests have been taken. These samples will be tested in a NATA approved testing laboratory on Monday to ensure the concrete used meets the required strength required for the four cell box culvert that will sit on it.

    Once the testing has been completed, the box culverts will be craned into place on the concrete slab.Council is expecting this work to begin early next week and take several days. Once the culverts are in position, backfilling of soil will start.


    Whilst it is expected that the overall project will be completed by end of January 2018, the aim is to restore one lane of traffic in Bridge Street by first week of December.

    Contractors are working on site six and a half days a week following an extension of working hours; and an advertising campaign on 2BS/B-Rock to advise of the road closures; and that businesses in Perthville remain open for business during the works is continuing.

    Information on the Perthville Flood Mitigation works, and copies of the project updates are available on the Bathurst Regional Council website at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Perthville Village Square community consultation

    A reminder the community consultation project around the future development of Perthville Village Square is still underway with a community information session being held at the Perthville Hall, tomorrow Saturday 18 November between 11.30 am and 1.30pm.

    The online survey to provide feedback is available on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au until Monday 20 November. We would like to hear your ideas, no matter how big or small.




  • Bathurst Cycling Classic

    about 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 November 2017

    The 2018 Bathurst Cycling Classic is set to take place 20-22 April 2018 and will again form part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will include a range of cycling events, with the feature event being the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B). The110km event has been sanctioned by the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and is one of two qualifying rounds to be held in Australia.

    The UCI event is a high level competition for masters and amateurs but also aims to support...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 November 2017

    The 2018 Bathurst Cycling Classic is set to take place 20-22 April 2018 and will again form part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will include a range of cycling events, with the feature event being the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B). The110km event has been sanctioned by the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and is one of two qualifying rounds to be held in Australia.

    The UCI event is a high level competition for masters and amateurs but also aims to support the idea of cycling for all and the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be held in in Varese, Italy from 29 August to 2 September.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the B2B is the jewel of the Bathurst Cycling Classic and produces a unique experience for local and visiting riders to participate in the major sporting event.

    “The course winds its way through the central NSW countryside before finishing at the iconic Mount Panorama and is on a fully closed road, event timing and on route support,” he said.

    More than 2000 riders participated in the B2B in 2017. The top 25 per cent in each age group from the 110km event qualified for the UCI Grand Fondo which was held in Albi, South of France. 326 riders qualified to represent Australia in 2017 championships, with 88 B2B riders making the trip to France.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will feature the following events:

    · Family Fun Friday 20 April from 10.00am to 2.00pm Lions Berry Park

    · Hill Climb Saturday 21 April at Mount Panorama

    · Criterium Racing Saturday 21 April at Kings Parade

    · B2B Sunday 22 April from 8.30am

    For more information or to register visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au

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


  • Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation

    about 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2017

    A scholarship established by last year’s recipient of the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, Professor Robyn Sloggett AM, is seeing some passionate and dedicated students coming to Bathurst to work on heritage projects.

    The students, who are studying their Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, were in Bathurst last week to work on heritage conservation projects such as textile collection and the built heritage at Chifley Home.

    International student Christina Kong from Macau was working on a condition survey of the Chifley Home to provide some reference for future...

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2017

    A scholarship established by last year’s recipient of the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, Professor Robyn Sloggett AM, is seeing some passionate and dedicated students coming to Bathurst to work on heritage projects.

    The students, who are studying their Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, were in Bathurst last week to work on heritage conservation projects such as textile collection and the built heritage at Chifley Home.

    International student Christina Kong from Macau was working on a condition survey of the Chifley Home to provide some reference for future restoration work.

    “Through this process I have found some really interesting things. I have found there may be other paint layers on the interior of the building that may be worth further analysis,” Ms Kong said.

    Students Lisa Mansfield and Laura Gransbury were working on the preservation of Mrs Chifley’s handmade items.

    “We have been updating the condition reports and working on humidification and relaxing of different textiles in order to extend their longevity,” Ms Mansfield said.

    The students plan to return to Bathurst next year to talk about textile preservation and pass on the skills they have learnt to the community.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst is well known for its beautiful heritage and it is important that these valuable assets are preserved and maintained.

    “The projects the students have worked on during their stay have contributed to the cultural heritage of Bathurst,” he said.

    “The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is paying dividends to the heritage in our area and I would like to thank Professor Robyn Sloggett AM for establishing the scholarship and for her dedication to the preservation of Bathurst’s heritage.”

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    Students Lisa Mansfield, Christina Kong and Laura Gransbury at Chifley Home.

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


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 10 November 2017.

    about 1 year ago
    News

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2017

    Special Olympics Soar & Roar Festival

    Council has joined with Special Olympics Australia to bring the Soar & Roar Festival to Bathurst.

    On Sunday 26 November, luxury car brands and motorbikes from around NSW will make their way to Sydney Motor Sport Park to celebrate Special Olympic athletes, their families, support networks and raise much needed funds for the not-for-profit organisation.

    If you are a keen motorcyclist, join the Soar & Roar from Mount Panorama to Sydney Motor Sport Park and help raise funds for Special Olympics Australia. Registration is $55 per rider.

    For more...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2017

    Special Olympics Soar & Roar Festival

    Council has joined with Special Olympics Australia to bring the Soar & Roar Festival to Bathurst.

    On Sunday 26 November, luxury car brands and motorbikes from around NSW will make their way to Sydney Motor Sport Park to celebrate Special Olympic athletes, their families, support networks and raise much needed funds for the not-for-profit organisation.

    If you are a keen motorcyclist, join the Soar & Roar from Mount Panorama to Sydney Motor Sport Park and help raise funds for Special Olympics Australia. Registration is $55 per rider.

    For more information visit specialolympics.com.au/soarandroar

    Community Garage Sale


    Council is calling for stallholders with pre-loved and unwanted items in good condition to register for the Mount Panorama Community Garage Sale to be held on Sunday, 10 December.

    A stall at the Community Garage Sale is an excellent opportunity to recycle items that you no longer need. Stalls start from $35 for a 7m x 4m space. Registrations close Wednesday, 29 November.

    Register online at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or contact 6333 6189.

    Pet Desexing Program

    The next petde-sexingprogram will run from20 Novemberto1 December.

    Thesubsidisedcostfor thedesexingprogramisasfollows:

    Dog

    - Female

    $65.00

    - Male

    $50.00

    Cat

    - Female

    $50.00

    - Male

    $35.00

    The cost of microchipping is included for both dogs and cats. First vaccinations are included for dogs only. Pain relief and hospitalisation are included in the cost for both dogs and cats.

    Placesarestrictlylimitedandbookingsareessential.

    Toreserveaplace, pleasecontactoneofthefollowingsurgeries:

    StewartStreetVeterinaryHospital

    63311222

    DurhamStreetVeterinaryClinic

    63342009

    DrTom’sVeterinaryPractice

    63323222

    BathurstVeterinaryHospital

    63325800

    Village Visits

    Council will hold meetings with residents in rural areas. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and Senior Staff to discuss projects and other matters of interest.

    Meetings will be held at the following locations:

    Trunkey Creek Community Hall

    6.00 pm on Thursday 16 November

    Sofala Memorial Hall

    6.00 pm on Monday 27 November

    Wattle Flat

    6.00pm on Tuesday 28 November

    Free Cyber Security Workshop for SMEs

    Cyber security is more important than ever as business becomes increasingly digital through social media, eCommerce and communications.

    CenWest Innovate will hold a workshop next Wednesday, 15 November from 5.30pm at BMEC. Hear from expert panellists, William Ulyate of Content Security Cyber Security Advisors and Peter White of Charles Sturt University.

    For more information call 6338 4503 and visit www.eventbrite.com.au to register.

    National Carp Control Plan Information Evening

    The National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) team, will be hosting an information evening for Bathurst residents to discuss carp control options, focusing on the use of a species-specific virus known as Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (the carp virus) as a biocontrol agent.

    The evening will provide residents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on the proposed plan and to ensure risks associated with carp biocontrol are identified and mitigated.

    The NCCP is tasked with procuring and coordinating the research, planning, and community consultation necessary to enable the Australian Government to make well-informed decisions on carp control in late 2018.

    When: 6pm - 8pm, Monday, 27 November

    Where: Bathurst Panthers, 132 Piper Street, Bathurst 2795

    For more information visit www.carp.gov.au

    Mount Panorama Punish

    Mount Panorama Punish is ‘one hot lap’ of the iconic motor racing circuit on Sunday 26 November starting at 8.00am. With 174m of elevation gain over the 6.2km track, Mount Panorama Punish is a running race with no peer. Entry is $25 for adults and under 18s is $15.

    For more information visit panoramapunish.com

    Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy - Your City Your Thoughts

    A housing strategy is being developed which investigates current and future trends within the Bathurst housing market.

    We are seeking the community’s feedback on the draft actions for the future. Two information sessions are open to the public on Monday, 13 November at Council Chambers. The sessions will be held at 12.00pm and 5.00pm.

    For more information, contact 6333 6211 or to register for the workshops visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/housing

    Perthville Flood Mitigation Works

    For regular project updates visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km that has been constructed in recent years.

    ENDS


    Media contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer P: 02 6333 6179
    M: 0448 685 340 F: 02 6331 7211 E: corinne.boer@bathurst.nsw.gov.au


  • Youth Council raising funds for charity

    about 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2017

    The Youth Council will be conducting a raffle from November 13 to December 2 to raise funds for Veritas House.

    Veritas House runs a youth refuge in Bathurst, which provides short-term and emergency accommodation to young people who are facing homelessness.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said while Christmas is a time of joy for many, for others it is a time when they feel isolated.

    “The festive season is a time to think of others and the funds the Youth Council aims to raise is a way of supporting the young people in our community...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2017

    The Youth Council will be conducting a raffle from November 13 to December 2 to raise funds for Veritas House.

    Veritas House runs a youth refuge in Bathurst, which provides short-term and emergency accommodation to young people who are facing homelessness.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said while Christmas is a time of joy for many, for others it is a time when they feel isolated.

    “The festive season is a time to think of others and the funds the Youth Council aims to raise is a way of supporting the young people in our community by combatting homelessness and assisting disadvantaged families,” he said.

    Veritas House is a community based, not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity that provides a range of flexible services to children, young people, and families in Bathurst, Orange and surrounds.

    Veritas House programs include:

    · Youth Specialist Homelessness Services

    · Homeless Youth Assistance Program

    · Out of Home Care (Foster Care)

    · Non-Placement Support Services

    · Youth and Family Support Services

    Tickets

    $2 each or 3 for $5

    Tickets will be available for purchase from the following locations:

    · Bathurst Regional Council, Civic Centre, Ground Floor – 158 Russell St from November 13 to December 1

    · Veritas House, 106 – 108 Russell St from November 13 to December 1

    · Veritas House Stall – Bathurst Chase –Thursday, November 16 from 9.00am to 6.00pm

    · Youth Council Stall – Bathurst City Centre – Saturday, December 2 from 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Prizes

    · First prize - Framed Penrith Panthers NRL Team Signed Jersey donated by Penrith Panthers NRL Team

    · Second prize - Swarovski Crystal Necklace donated by W.J. Coote & Sons

    · Third prize - Trent & Steele Kettle and Toaster donated by Harvey Norman, Bathurst

    · Fourth prize - Hamper including gifts donated by Inspriations, Terry White Chemist, Muffin Break, Banjo’s Café, Big W and Woolworths

    A cheque will be presented to Veritas House on December 8.

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


  • Have your say on how we use our open spaces

    about 1 year ago
    Open space

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2017

    Participate and provide your feedback on how you would like to use the parks, gardens, sporting fields and natural areas in the Bathurst region over the next 20 years.

    Council, together with specialist open space, recreation and sport planners Parkland Planners and Otium Planning Group, is preparing the Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy to guide planning and provision of open space in the Bathurst Region over the next 20 years.

    The strategy will cover the Bathurst urban and suburban areas, as well as the region’s rural villages.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the population has...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 November 2017

    Participate and provide your feedback on how you would like to use the parks, gardens, sporting fields and natural areas in the Bathurst region over the next 20 years.

    Council, together with specialist open space, recreation and sport planners Parkland Planners and Otium Planning Group, is preparing the Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy to guide planning and provision of open space in the Bathurst Region over the next 20 years.

    The strategy will cover the Bathurst urban and suburban areas, as well as the region’s rural villages.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the population has increased by 50 per cent over the last 25 years and more residential development is occurring.

    “We want to ensure that open spaces will meet the needs of a growing and changing community in the future,” he said.

    Residents, workers, students and visitors are encouraged to comment and Council is also seeking input from schools, sporting, recreation, environmental, community and business groups. Join in the conversation online by telling us:

    • What open spaces do you like to use, and why?

    • What do you do there, and how often do you visit?

    • What are the best open spaces in the Bathurst Region, and why?

    • What open spaces will the community need in the future?

    • Where should these open spaces be provided?

    • How can existing open spaces be improved to meet yours and the community’s needs?

    To provide feedback, complete a survey on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/openspace or visit facebook or twitter, email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or post to Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795. Comments can be made until Friday, 15 December.

    For more information on the Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy, please contact Nicholas Murphy, Senior Strategic Planner at Bathurst Regional Council on 6333 6211.

    ENDS


    Media contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer P: 02 6333 6179
    M: 0448 685 340 F: 02 6331 7211 E: corinne.boer@bathurst.nsw.gov.au


  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works Update as at 10 November 2017

    about 1 year ago
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    What is the project:

    Perthville Flood mitigation works aims to lessen the impact of potential flooding in Perthville village and will be undertaken in two phases, with a total project cost of approximately $4million.

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km that...

    What is the project:

    Perthville Flood mitigation works aims to lessen the impact of potential flooding in Perthville village and will be undertaken in two phases, with a total project cost of approximately $4million.

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km that has been constructed in recent years.

    What is happening on site this week?

    Stage 1 works are progressing at Bridge Street and this week de-watering has continued. A second pump was installed this week to stabilise water levels and allow work to progress.

    More rock has been delivered to site, with around 1700 tonnes of fill material being used to create a base for the box culverts that will be installed.

    De-watering of the site has continued and more than 1700 tonne of rock has been delivered to site


    The contractors are undertaking the concreting work to create the slabs for the culverts that arrived on site and have started set up work for the formwork. It is expected they will start on the formwork for the concrete slabs that will sit under the culverts, tomorrow, Saturday.

    More than 4,000 cubic metres of fill has been removed from the Bridge Street site as part of the excavation works needed to install the box culverts. This material is being taken to Mount Panorama and is used to construct new spectator mounds on Conrod Straight.


    Soil from the Perthville flood mitigation works is being used to create new spectator mounds on Conrod Straight

    Widening and deepening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek is continuing upstream of Bridge Street. Most of the work in the creek downstream of Bridge Street has been completed.

    Contractors are now working on site six and a half days a week following an extension of working hours; and an advertising campaign on 2BS/B-Rock to advise of the road closures; and that businesses in Perthville remain open for business during the works is continuing.

    Information on the Perthville Flood Mitigation works, and copies of the project updates are available on the Bathurst Regional Council website at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


  • Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan

    about 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 8 November 2017

    Council is calling for the community to have a say on the development of the Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan which is on public exhibition until December 8.

    With Bathurst growing at an average rate of 1.4 per cent annually, there is a need to house an additional 12,170 people by 2036 in a managed way.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the growth rate is proof that Bathurst is a wonderful place to live.

    “We have so many things to offer people and families who move to Bathurst in terms of lifestyle, education, location,...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 November 2017

    Council is calling for the community to have a say on the development of the Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan which is on public exhibition until December 8.

    With Bathurst growing at an average rate of 1.4 per cent annually, there is a need to house an additional 12,170 people by 2036 in a managed way.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the growth rate is proof that Bathurst is a wonderful place to live.

    “We have so many things to offer people and families who move to Bathurst in terms of lifestyle, education, location, community infrastructure and so much more,” he said.

    “Council needs to plan for the continued growth into the future so we are asking for the community to provide input into the development of the Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan.”

    The action plan will assist Council to plan for and encourage a range of housing types that meets the existing and future housing needs of Bathurst. It seeks to identify actions that Council could implement to utilise the existing residential zoned land to cater for the expected population increase.

    The action plan also recognises there are a number of methods that could be used to increase the living density of the city with the aim of reducing unrestrained urban sprawl. The identified actions will assist in delaying the zoning of additional land and thus minimising the city’s footprint.

    Bathurst’s population will continue to age and household size will continue to decrease. The identified actions in the Housing Strategy also seek to encourage housing choice and diversity, particularly with respect to living densities, both lot and household size.

    The action plan draws together a series of actions and strategies that seek to map a balanced approach to managing change through an increase in living densities within the city in a manner that addresses the identified opportunities and constraints and the community’s desire to maintain the character of the existing neighbourhoods and the rural feel of the City.

    Council will be holding two information sessions on Monday, 13 November in Council Chambers at 12.00pm and at 5.00pm. The community is invited to come along and hear the actions that have been developed to date.

    To get involved in the conversation, to download the strategy or to register for one of the information sessions, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/housing

    ENDS
  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works - Project Update as at Friday 3 November 2017

    about 1 year ago
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    What is the project?

    The Perthville flood mitigation work aims to lessen the impact of potential flooding in Perthville village and will be undertaken in two phases, with a total project cost of approximately $4million.

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km...

    What is the project?

    The Perthville flood mitigation work aims to lessen the impact of potential flooding in Perthville village and will be undertaken in two phases, with a total project cost of approximately $4million.

    Stage 1 is currently underway and involves the deepening and widening of Queen Charlottes Vale Creek for approximately 1.5km and the installation of the box culverts to the east of Bridge Street.

    Stage 2 will see more than one kilometre of levee constructed to protect properties on the eastern side of Queen Charlotte’s Vale Creek. The upgrades add to the network of more than 10km that has been constructed in recent years.


    What is happening on site?


    Stage 1 works have been delayed as a result of poor quality base material next to the bridge where the culverts will be installed. As a result, excavation to additional depth of 2m had to occur and groundwater has now flowed into the excavation.

    The site is being de-watered and 1000 tonnes of rock has been delivered to site and put in place to form a firm base for the slabs that will be poured to form the base for the culverts.


    1000 tonnes of rock has been brought onto site to create a firm base for the new
    culvert on Queen Charlottes Vale Creek

    De-watering will continue over the weekend and on Monday, weather permitting, staff will move on site to begin construction of the steel formwork for the slabs.

    Once the slabs have been completed, the 3.6m x 3.6m culverts will be moved into place. The culverts will be placed four, side by side, in the excavated area to create a four cell box culvert.


    These 3.6m x 3.6m culverts will be used to create the new box culvert across Queen Charlotte Vale Creek adjacent to the existing bridge


    The widening and deepening of the Queen Charlottes Vale Creek is progressing well.


    Queen Charlottes Vale Creek is being widened and deepened and revegetation works are occurring as the work progresses. The contract includes ongoing care of the revegetated areas for two years.


    This week Council has also agreed to an extension of working hours for the contractors undertaking the project and in addition to Monday to Friday operations, work will also occur on Saturdays between 7am and 5pm and on Sunday between 8am and 1pm.

    A radio advertising campaign undertaken by Bathurst Regional Council continuing. Radio ads are running on both 2BS and B-Rock FM to advise of the road closures and a second radio campaign, also running on both stations is advising that businesses in Perthville remain open for business during the flood mitigation works.

    All emergency services, bus companies and other key transport groups have been notified that the works on Bridge Street are continuing and to advise of the alternate routes to Perthville.