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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

  • Tesla has landed

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2017

    A local transport company has delivered Bathurst’s first Supercharger in William Street at the old TAFE Building carpark.

    The global electric car powerhouse, Tesla, has seen the installation of a temporary Supercharger as pivotal to the expansion of their models, including the affordable Model 3, into the Australian market.

    So far, Tesla owners can drive from Brisbane along the ‘Supercharger Network’ through Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia to Adelaide, and those wishing to travel to inland regional centres have access to Destination Chargers for longer stops.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the installation...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2017

    A local transport company has delivered Bathurst’s first Supercharger in William Street at the old TAFE Building carpark.

    The global electric car powerhouse, Tesla, has seen the installation of a temporary Supercharger as pivotal to the expansion of their models, including the affordable Model 3, into the Australian market.

    So far, Tesla owners can drive from Brisbane along the ‘Supercharger Network’ through Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia to Adelaide, and those wishing to travel to inland regional centres have access to Destination Chargers for longer stops.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the installation of the Supercharger strengthens the city’s reputation as a centre for innovation.

    “Bathurst’s proximity to Sydney and to other regional centres make it an ideal location for the facility,” he said.

    “This installation will mean that Tesla owners can not only visit Bathurst, but continue to explore the region.”

    Located in parking areas in the Town Square Precinct and adjacent to the former TAFE complex, Supercharging allows drivers to stretch their legs, grab a coffee and see some of the local sites whilst their car charges.

    This is a temporary installation whilst the design and approvals for the permanent charging hub is finalised in the New Year.

    Key points:

    · The average charge is around 30 minutes, which provides up to 270kms of range.

    · The Town Square temporary Supercharger can charge up to two Tesla vehicles at a time.

    · Council and Tesla are working to develop a permanent Supercharger site near the CBD in 2018.

    · Supercharging supports all three Tesla electric vehicles

    · Council sees this as the first step in supporting the uptake of electric vehicles in the Bathurst Region.

    Media Contact: Media and Communications Officer

  • Online services available during library closure

    over 1 year ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017

    Bathurst Library has joined eleven other libraries from the Central and Western NSW to offer members a wider range of books online by adding BorrowBox to the existing eLibrary.

    By collaborating, the library has thousands of titles in the collection, so everyone should find something to suit their tastes.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the library has now closed for the upgrades that will take place over the holiday period.

    “The facility will receive customised furniture, new shelving and fresh carpet. Technology will also get a boost with new computers and a self-checkout station,” he...

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017

    Bathurst Library has joined eleven other libraries from the Central and Western NSW to offer members a wider range of books online by adding BorrowBox to the existing eLibrary.

    By collaborating, the library has thousands of titles in the collection, so everyone should find something to suit their tastes.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the library has now closed for the upgrades that will take place over the holiday period.

    “The facility will receive customised furniture, new shelving and fresh carpet. Technology will also get a boost with new computers and a self-checkout station,” he said.

    Library Manager Patou Clerc said they are pleased to add BorrowBox to the eLibrary and the service is ready in time for the Christmas break and school holidays.

    “Many people have a smartphone or a tablet and can easily download the BorrowBox app which will manage their loans from the library,” she said.

    It only takes a few simple steps to choose an item to read or hear anytime, day or night. Through this new product, the library has added a range of popular Australian authors and narrators who will delight and entertain adults and children. The titles can be found by clicking on the library’s website and choosing an eBook or eAudiobook. For more information www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/community/library

    Participating library services are Bathurst, Big Sky, Bourke, Broken Hill, Central West Libraries, Cobar, Lachlan, Mid-Western, Oberon, North Western, Weddin

    The library is closed from today will and reopen on Monday, 29 January 2018.

    Alternative pop up library services will be available throughout the closure period. A pop up library at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum will operate from 18 December until 28 January 2018 during museum opening hours.

    A second pop up library, Library Van on Keppel, will operate Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays from 10am to 4pm from 2 January to 23 January 2018.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • Nominations open 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017

    Nominations are now open for the 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is a prestigious annually awarded prize acknowledging the significant contribution of an individual to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Australia’s heritage; where heritage refers to natural, built, social or cultural heritage.

    “The award was introduced in 2015 as a legacy event of the city’s Bicentenary and celebrates the protection, enhancement and promotion of Australia’s heritage and helps raise awareness about the immense value of celebrating and acknowledging the people, places and events that...

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2017

    Nominations are now open for the 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is a prestigious annually awarded prize acknowledging the significant contribution of an individual to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Australia’s heritage; where heritage refers to natural, built, social or cultural heritage.

    “The award was introduced in 2015 as a legacy event of the city’s Bicentenary and celebrates the protection, enhancement and promotion of Australia’s heritage and helps raise awareness about the immense value of celebrating and acknowledging the people, places and events that have shaped us today,” he said.

    “By creating the award in the city’s 200th year, and marking our place as Australia’s oldest inland European settlement, Bathurst is also staking its claim on the importance of history and heritage.”

    The award has been presented each year since, honouring champions of heritage from a variety of fields.

    The 2015 winner was Duncan Marshall a heritage conservation consultant; in 2016 the honour was bestowed on Prof. Robyn Sloggett AM from Melbourne University’s Grimwade Centre for her work in heritage conservation while 2017 winner Dr Scott Robertson received the award for his commitment to the promotion and enhancement of Australia’s twentieth century modern heritage.

    The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is awarded at a dinner in Bathurst in May, to co-incide with the city’s Proclamation Day celebrations, the day Governor Lachlan Macquarie proclaimed the site for the settlement of Bathurst.

    In 2018, the awards night will once again include a celebration of local heritage with the announcement of Bathurst Region Heritage Awards.

    These awards include The Chifley Award, which is awarded to a project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst region.

    The local heritage awards are run in conjunction with the Bathurst and District Branch of the National Trust.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works Update as at 15 December 2017

    over 1 year ago
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    Project background

    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...

    Project background

    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?
    The downstream headwall will be completed tomorrow and it is anticipated the formwork will be removed from site on Sunday and Monday. Backfilling will then commence on site.

    Next week, the bridge crossing will be sealed. This will require the closure of Bridge Street from Tuesday 19 December through until Thursday 21 December for the work to take place.

    To allow for the full width of the road construction across the new box culvert construction all the concrete barriers that currently form the pedestrian access will need to be removed. As a result there will be NO pedestrian access during this road closure.

    Council understands this will cause further disruption for local residents, but the sealing work can not be completed without removing the pedestrian access.

    The contractors have sent the following schedule for the work:

    Tuesday:Pedestrian access removed

    Concrete barriers removed

    Wednesday: First spray seal will be applied to the full width of Bridge Street across the new culvert

    Thursday:The hot mix will be laid Thursday morning, and line marking will take place on Thursday afternoon.

    The road will re-open late Thursday afternoon, as long as the schedule isn’t impacted by wet weather. Once the road is re-opened pedestrian access will also be restored.
    When Bridge Street re-opens it will be to two lanes of traffic. The 10tonne maximum weight limit will be removed.

    Next week the water main infrastructure will be made permanent and it is expected that this work will no impact on the water supply.

    Contractors will be onsite until Friday 22 December and will then take a break between Christmas and New Year, with work resuming on site on Tuesday 2 January.

    The advertising campaign on 2BS/B-Rock is continuing to advise of the status of the project. Ads will run during the road closure next week to advise of the work being undertaken, and once the road re-opens the advertising will again be updated to reflect this change. These radio campaign to advise of the flood mitigation works, and that local businesses remain open during these works program are currently booked to run through until the end of January.

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

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    over 1 year ago
    News

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2017

    Bathurst NRL tickets on sale now

    Penrith Panthers will make their annual journey to Bathurst NSW to play North Queensland Cowboys on Friday 4 May. Gates will open at 4.30pm with a Group 10 curtain raiser before the NRL clash kicks off at 7.50pm.

    Get your tickets today and save on game day prices. Visit www.bathurstnrl.com.au

    Library closure for refurbishment

    Bathurst Library will be closed for refurbishment from 18 December to 28 January 2018. The facility will be upgraded with new carpet, shelving, furniture and technology.

    A pop-up library will be at...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2017

    Bathurst NRL tickets on sale now

    Penrith Panthers will make their annual journey to Bathurst NSW to play North Queensland Cowboys on Friday 4 May. Gates will open at 4.30pm with a Group 10 curtain raiser before the NRL clash kicks off at 7.50pm.

    Get your tickets today and save on game day prices. Visit www.bathurstnrl.com.au

    Library closure for refurbishment

    Bathurst Library will be closed for refurbishment from 18 December to 28 January 2018. The facility will be upgraded with new carpet, shelving, furniture and technology.

    A pop-up library will be at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and a mobile van will be on the library forecourt from 2 to 23 January each Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

    For more information phone 6333 6281.

    NYE Party in the Park

    Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with friends and family in Victoria Park - Adventure Playground. The event will feature delicious food, live entertainment and loads of activities for the children followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Entry is free. Party in the Park commences at 4.00pm and concludes at 9.00 with fireworks.

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

    Event of the year nominations

    Council, and the Australia Day Committee, are encouraging local organisations to

    nominate for the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award and the Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2017.

    Nominations close 11 January 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Community Consultations

    Vegetation Management Plan Update

    The community has an opportunity to provide input into the revision and update of Council’s Vegetation Management Plan (VMP).

    The plan provides for long term strategies and actions on how vegetation is to be managed throughout the Bathurst Local Government Area (LGA), particularly on land owned and managed by Council. The plan will also provide recommendations on how vegetation can be enhanced to meet the environmental, recreational and heritage needs of the community.

    Visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Regional Economic Development Strategy

    Council is involved in a new project which aims to provide vital infrastructure to activate our regional economy and support local jobs and small businesses.

    Bathurst Regional Council and Oberon Council are working with NSW Government to develop the Abercrombie Regional Economic Development Strategy and we need your feedback to understand your business needs.

    Completed surveys go into the draw for a $100 Buy Local Gift Card. Visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au to access the survey or for more information.

    Mobile Services Survey

    The Commonwealth and NSW Governments are providing funding to improve mobile coverage and broadband access in regional Australia. Your support in completing a short online survey will help Council to build the case for this funding and to attract one or more Mobile Network Operators to develop better coverage across the region.

    We are seeking feedback from the communities in the following areas on their mobile coverage:

    · Sofala/Wattle Flat

    · Hill End

    · Perthville/Georges Plains

    · Peel

    Completed surveys go into the draw for a $100 Buy Local Gift Card.

    Visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au to access the survey or for more information.

    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.

    Keep Clear Markings

    Motorists are reminded that the Keep Clear markings on George Street outside Dan Murphys, and at the Howick Street entrance to Stocklands are legally enforceable. Stopping within a Keep Clear area attracts a $257 fine and 2 demerit points.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What do you want the future of Bathurst to look like?

    over 1 year ago
    Housing

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2017

    Now’s your chance to have input into the future planning for the city as Council develops a new Community Strategic Plan – the document that guides the future development of the region through until 2040.

    Council has launched #Bathurst2040, a conversation with the community to seek ideas, feedback and suggestions about what makes Bathurst a great place to live, work and invest.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said it’s easy to get involved.

    “While you are out and about over the Christmas break, take a photo of what you love about Bathurst and post it to...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2017

    Now’s your chance to have input into the future planning for the city as Council develops a new Community Strategic Plan – the document that guides the future development of the region through until 2040.

    Council has launched #Bathurst2040, a conversation with the community to seek ideas, feedback and suggestions about what makes Bathurst a great place to live, work and invest.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said it’s easy to get involved.

    “While you are out and about over the Christmas break, take a photo of what you love about Bathurst and post it to social media using the hashtag #Bathurst2040. We want to build an album of photos from the community to create a picture about what it is that people love about our city and our community,” he said.

    “As well as sharing photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you can also give us your ideas and stories on the YourSay Bathurst website. We are also looking for ideas about what you think could help make Bathurst even more exciting as we move towards 2040. Share your stories about what you love about Bathurst and the surrounding region.”

    The submissions Council receives will be used to provide input into the Community Strategic Plan. They will reflect what the community sees as being important in planning for the future.

    Early next year Council will conduct a number of workshops for community members to provide input into the Community Strategic Plan.

    For more information visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au and click on the #Bathurst2040 project.

    What is the Community Strategic Plan?

    The Community Strategic Plan is the highest level plan adopted by Council. The plan reflects the community's aspirations for the future and the plans and strategies to help achieve these goals.

    In 2011 Council developed, and adopted, the Bathurst 2036 Community Strategic Plan. The plan was reviewed in 2012 following the election of the new Council.

    Council is required by legislation to review and update the Community Strategic Plan following each Local Government election. As a result, the Council is now required to develop and adopt a new Community Strategic Plan for the area. The new plan will be the Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan and needs to be adopted by Council by June 2018.

    The Bathurst 2036 Community Strategic Plan provided a blueprint for the future development of the region and sought to:

    • Make Bathurst a great place to live, work, study invest and play

    • To create a vibrant regional city that has all the benefits of a rural lifestyle

    • To encourage sustainable growth and the protection of the region's economic, social and environmental assets.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

  • Celebrate the New Year with Party in the Park

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2017

    Get ready for one of the best New Year’s celebrations in the region with Party in the Park set to light up the Adventure Playground.

    Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with friends and family in Victoria Park. The event will feature delicious food, live entertainment and loads of activities for the children followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst is fast becoming a destination renowned for incredible events and the Party in the Park is one not to be missed.

    “While the event attracts almost 10 000 people, there is...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2017

    Get ready for one of the best New Year’s celebrations in the region with Party in the Park set to light up the Adventure Playground.

    Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with friends and family in Victoria Park. The event will feature delicious food, live entertainment and loads of activities for the children followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst is fast becoming a destination renowned for incredible events and the Party in the Park is one not to be missed.

    “While the event attracts almost 10 000 people, there is still a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with families, friends and children enjoying a great night out,” he said.

    “The fireworks display will take place at 9pm, and we are expecting another great evening filled with fun, excitement and loads of dazzling colour. The fireworks are held at this family-friendly time to ensure as many of the community can attend and enjoy the display, as possible.”

    Entry is free. Party in the Park commences at 4.00pm and concludes at 9.00 with fireworks.

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

    Program

    Live Entertainment

    • Crimson Royale from 4.00pm to 5.15pm
    • Cath Adams from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
    • Barabbas from 7.15pm to 8.50pm


    Activities

    • Photo booth
    • Amusement rides for all ages for $1 including dodgem cars, swing chairs and tea cups, sizzler
    • Free Disco Dome with lights and music
    • Free Face painting
    • Mini Jeeps ($1)

    Food and Beverages

    • Epic Kiosk serving salt & pepper squid, wedges
    • Chinese Dumplings
    • Twisted Chip
    • Melissa's Cotton Candy
    • Mr Whippy
    • Gozleme
    • A.Roam.A Coffee
    • Poppy's Lemonade
    • Dippin Dots Ice Cream

    What to expect during the event:

    Approximately 10 000 people attend the event each year with family and friends setting up an area and picnic to enjoy the entertainment and activities.

    The event features rides, childrens activities, food stalls and free entertainment. It is recommended that children are supervised by a parent when taking part in rides and activities to avoid the risk of becoming lost.

    Traffic changes

    The following changes to traffic conditions will be in place on Sunday, 31 December

    between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm:

    · Durham Street temporary closure between Hope and Mitre Streets

    · Mitre Street temporary closure between Durham and Howick Streets

    · Howick Street temporary closure between Mitre and Hope Streets

    · Hope Street temporary closure between Howick and Durham Streets

    · Loftus Street temporary closure

    · The diversion of Durham Street traffic to Peel, Morrisset and Commonwealth Streets

    · The diversion of Howick Street traffic to Peel, Russell and Commonwealth Streets

    · Parking bays along Morrisset Street closed

    · Taxi zone on Howick Street near Victoria Park moved to the front of the Bathurst Hospital on Howick Street.

    · Temporary drop off/pick up zones installed at each set of closure points. Resident access will be available during the closure.

    ENDS

    Media Contact: Media Officer


  • Battling bushland weeds at Mount Panorama

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2017

    Weed control is taking place this week in a reserve at Mount Panorama to improve the condition of the Box Gum Grassy Woodland, an endangered vegetation type that once dominated large areas of the landscape within the Bathurst Region.

    Noxious and environmental weed control is occurring in the Inner Track Reserve to rehabilitate 25ha of this woodland. Many birds depend on healthy woodlands for survival including the Diamond Firetail, a species of finch whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable in NSW.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the program is part of a valuable effort...

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2017

    Weed control is taking place this week in a reserve at Mount Panorama to improve the condition of the Box Gum Grassy Woodland, an endangered vegetation type that once dominated large areas of the landscape within the Bathurst Region.

    Noxious and environmental weed control is occurring in the Inner Track Reserve to rehabilitate 25ha of this woodland. Many birds depend on healthy woodlands for survival including the Diamond Firetail, a species of finch whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable in NSW.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the program is part of a valuable effort to reduce the presence of weeds throughout the region and greatly welcomed recent grant funding that has been provided to undertake the project.

    “The project is supported by the Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government,” he said.

    The weeds that are being targeted are forming a mid-canopy that is altering light levels, restricting native regeneration, and providing excessive amounts of fleshy fruit resulting in an increase in exotic bird species.

    These weeds will be replaced with dense prickly native shrubs such as Kangaroo thorn and Bursaria, which will be planted in clusters to provide habitat for small woodland birds as well as reduce the potential for future weed reinvasion and erosion. Revegetation is proposed for Autumn 2018.

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

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

    over 1 year ago
    News

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 December 2017

    Community Garage Sale

    The Mount Panorama Community Garage Sale is on this Sunday from 9.00am to 1.00pm and provides the perfect opportunity for residents to buy and sell pre-loved goods in order to reduce, reuse and recycle products that could otherwise go to landfill waste. Along with grabbing a bargain there will be plenty to see and do for all ages including a sausage sizzle, jumping castle and face painting.

    Library closure for refurbishment

    Bathurst Library will be closed for refurbishment from 18 December to reopen on 29 January 2018.

    The facility will be upgraded...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 December 2017

    Community Garage Sale

    The Mount Panorama Community Garage Sale is on this Sunday from 9.00am to 1.00pm and provides the perfect opportunity for residents to buy and sell pre-loved goods in order to reduce, reuse and recycle products that could otherwise go to landfill waste. Along with grabbing a bargain there will be plenty to see and do for all ages including a sausage sizzle, jumping castle and face painting.

    Library closure for refurbishment

    Bathurst Library will be closed for refurbishment from 18 December to reopen on 29 January 2018.

    The facility will be upgraded with new carpet, shelving, furniture and technology. A pop-up library will be at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, and a mobile van will be on the library forecourt from 2 to 23 January 2018 each Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

    For more information phone 6333 6281.

    Event of the year awards

    Nominations are open for awards to recognise people for planning, dedication and commitment to a local event.

    Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award

    This award recognises those members of our community who have staged a local event that highlights the city’s community spirit and adds to the experience of living in Bathurst.


    The Bathurst as a Destination Award

    This award is presented to an organisation or community group that has staged a local event which has promoted visitation and builds on Bathurst’s reputation as a tourism destination.

    Each winner will receive $2000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2018. Nominations close 11 January 2018.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Living Legends

    Nominations for Living Legends are now open. An individual will be considered for the Living Legends list if they are currently living within the Bathurst Regional Council area and have contributed to making Bathurst a great place to live and visit. Living Legends are announced on Proclamation Day in May each year.

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

    Community Consultations

    Destination Brand Strategy

    The community has the opportunity to show their preference on three logos and taglines, including the original proposal, to support Council’s new Destination Brand Strategy.

    The Destination Brand Strategy is designed to effectively and measurably grow a cohesive tourism industry and drive business to the Bathurst region. The survey is on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au until December 11.

    Vegetation Management Plan Update

    The community has an opportunity to provide input into the revision and update of Council’s Vegetation Management Plan (VMP).

    The plan provides for long term strategies and actions on how vegetation is to be managed throughout the Bathurst Local Government Area (LGA), particularly on land owned and managed by Council. The plan will also provide recommendations on how vegetation can be enhanced to meet the environmental, recreational and heritage needs of the community.

    Visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Regional Economic Development Strategy

    Council is involved in a new project which aims to provide vital infrastructure to activate our regional economy and support local jobs and small businesses.

    Bathurst Regional Council and Oberon Council are working with NSW Government to develop the Abercrombie Regional Economic Development Strategy and we need your feedback to understand your business needs.

    Completed surveys go into the draw for a $100 Buy Local Gift Card. Visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au to access the survey or for more information.

    Mobile Services Survey

    The Commonwealth and NSW Governments are providing funding to improve mobile coverage and broadband access in regional Australia. Your support in completing a short online survey will help Council to build the case for this funding and to attract one or more Mobile Network Operators to develop better coverage across the region.

    We are seeking feedback from the communities in the following areas on their mobile coverage:

    · Sofala/Wattle Flat

    · Hill End

    · Perthville/Georges Plains

    · Peel

    Completed surveys go into the draw for a $100 Buy Local Gift Card.

    Visit bathurstbusinesshub.com.au to access the survey or for more information.

    Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy

    Council, together with specialist open space, recreation and sport planners 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.

    Council wants to make sure that open spaces in the Bathurst Region will meet the needs of a growing and changing community in the future. We want to know what open spaces you use? Where should new open space be provided and how can existing open spaces be improved to meet the community’s needs? Have your say by visiting yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au by December 15.

    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.

    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.

    Media Contact: Media Officer
  • Library closed for refurbishment over holiday period

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 8 December, 2017



    Bathurst Library will get a substantial upgrade to facilities over the holiday period and will be closed from Monday, 18 December and reopen on Monday, 29 January 2018.

    Alternative pop up library services will be available throughout the closure period.

    A pop up library at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum will operate from 18 December until 28 January 2018 during museum opening hours. A second pop up library, Library Van on Keppel, will operate Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays from 10am to 4pm from 2 January to 23 January 2018.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 December, 2017



    Bathurst Library will get a substantial upgrade to facilities over the holiday period and will be closed from Monday, 18 December and reopen on Monday, 29 January 2018.

    Alternative pop up library services will be available throughout the closure period.

    A pop up library at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum will operate from 18 December until 28 January 2018 during museum opening hours. A second pop up library, Library Van on Keppel, will operate Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays from 10am to 4pm from 2 January to 23 January 2018.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the refurbishment will result in an improved atmosphere and more comfortable setting for patrons.

    “The facility will receive customised furniture, new shelving and fresh carpet. Technology will also get a boost with new computers and a self-checkout station,” he said.

    Library patrons are encouraged to borrow and stock up on items before closure. Both pop up libraries will offer a small selection of items for members of the community to ‘top up’ their library loans.

    Library Manager Patou Clerc said she wants patrons to still have access to some of the library services they would normally have over the holidays.

    “Items will still be available to borrow; patrons will not be left without”, she said.

    The library also has a great collection available online for library members 24/7. This includes thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and over 70 eMagazine titles all accessible for free via the library web page: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/community/library

    Public access PCs with internet and printing services will be available at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. Library staff will be working as per usual and will be available to answer any questions by phoning 6333 6281.

    More information about the pop up services and when they will be running is available from the Bathurst Council website or at the library front desk.


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