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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

  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works Update as at 8 December

    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...


    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 this week?

    The bridge was re-opened to one lane of traffic on Monday with traffic lights in place to manage traffic flow. There is a 10t maximum weight load limit and a 40kph maximum speed limit. These conditions will remain in place until the bridge work is completed, and this is expected to be by the end of January 2018.


    The upstream head wall is expected to be poured over the next few days, with forms in place and reinforcement being finalised. The contractors also have works on the downstream apron well underway. Concrete has been poured in one of the wing walls and form work has been stripped. Work has commenced to construct the second upstream wing wall with the pouring of the concrete expected to take place on Monday, at which point all upstream works will be complete.


    Dewatering of the site is occuring and backfilling is expected in the next couple of days. Sealing of road, in conjunction with asphalt works across bridge to Vale Road, is expected to occur around 21 December, weather permitting. This will require re-closure of the road to traffic for a period of 2 days.

    Contractors are continuing to work 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 works; 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 at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

  • Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan public exhibition closing soon

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 5 December 2017

    Don’t miss your chance to have a say on the development of the Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan which is on public exhibition until this Friday.

    The Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy 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 recognises there are a number of methods that could...

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 December 2017

    Don’t miss your chance to have a say on the development of the Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Action Plan which is on public exhibition until this Friday.

    The Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy 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 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.

    "Council has received a number of quality submissions about the action plan" said Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM.

    “There is still time to make a submission about the future of housing within Bathurst with submissions closing on Friday 8 December ,” he said.

    To download the strategy or get involved in the conversation, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/housing

  • Santa to visit Kings Parade

    over 1 year ago
    Xmas tree

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 December 2017

    Santa will make a special visit to Kings Parade on Friday, 8 December from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Santa’s visit will help bring the community together and spread the Christmas spirit in the CBD.

    “Unfortunately, Council’s Christmas Picnic in the Parade had to be cancelled due to the bad weather last Saturday,” he said.

    “I encourage everyone to drop in and say hello to Santa after school or on the way home from work and to please support local families in need by...

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 December 2017

    Santa will make a special visit to Kings Parade on Friday, 8 December from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Santa’s visit will help bring the community together and spread the Christmas spirit in the CBD.

    “Unfortunately, Council’s Christmas Picnic in the Parade had to be cancelled due to the bad weather last Saturday,” he said.

    “I encourage everyone to drop in and say hello to Santa after school or on the way home from work and to please support local families in need by popping a gift under the tree to be donated to Veritas House.”

    The activity will feature Santa’s workshop, the opportunity for children to send a letter to the North Pole, face painting and a barbecue.


  • What's News from Bathurst Regional Council

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 1 December 2017


    Youth Council raffle draw

    The Youth Council has conducted a raffle to raise funds for Veritas House which runs a youth refuge in Bathurst and provides short-term and emergency accommodation to young people who are facing homelessness.

    A cheque will be presented to Veritas House at 106-108 Russell St on December 8 at 10.30am.

    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...

    MEDIA RELEASE 1 December 2017


    Youth Council raffle draw

    The Youth Council has conducted a raffle to raise funds for Veritas House which runs a youth refuge in Bathurst and provides short-term and emergency accommodation to young people who are facing homelessness.

    A cheque will be presented to Veritas House at 106-108 Russell St on December 8 at 10.30am.

    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.

    Christmas Picnic in the Parade

    The Christmas Picnic in the Parade is a family friendly event that will bring the spirit of Christmas to the centre of Bathurst.

    The festivities are planned for Saturday, 2 December from 5.00pm to 9.00pm and will feature music, market and food stalls. There will be a variety of entertainment for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree. The CBD will be decorated with Christmas flags and businesses will be encouraged to dress their windows.

    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.

    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 and Communications Officer


  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works Update as at 1 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 this week?

    Site works this week have focused on backfilling around the box culvert and building retaining walls that will underpin the crossing that will link the old bridge with the new culverts. The work is being done in two stages, with modular blocks put in place to form a retaining wall that will allow for a single lane of traffic to be restored to Bridge Street while the permanent culvert headwalls and wingwalls are constructed.



    Formwork for the wing walls has been erected and it is hoped that the concrete pour for the first of these walls will take place Friday 1 December. Work will then move onto construction of the second wing wall.
    Pedestrian access will be impacted on Monday between 9.30am and 2.30 pm to allow for work on site that will assist in re-opening Bridge Street to traffic.



    It is anticipated the bridge will re-open to one lane of traffic next week, however the forecast wet weather over the next few days may delay the re-opening. Council will provide an update early next week, if any substantial delays to this timeframe occur.

    Importantly, when the road is re-opened there will be a 10t maximum weight load limit and a 40kph maximum speed limit. These conditions will remain in place until the bridge work is completed, and this is expected to be by the end of January 2018.

    Contractors are continuing to work 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. The advertising campaign will be updated once Bridge Street is re-opened to advise that traffic is restricted to one lane and that load and speed limits apply.

    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



  • Community preference sought for Destination Brand Strategy logo

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 1 December 2017

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

    Officially launched in October, the Destination Brand Strategy is designed to effectively and measurably grow a cohesive tourism industry and drive business to the Bathurst region.

    The decision for the community to participate was made at a Councillor workshop on Wednesday night where three logo and tagline options were presented.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the action was in response to the community’s feedback regarding the originally proposed logo...

    MEDIA RELEASE 1 December 2017

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

    Officially launched in October, the Destination Brand Strategy is designed to effectively and measurably grow a cohesive tourism industry and drive business to the Bathurst region.

    The decision for the community to participate was made at a Councillor workshop on Wednesday night where three logo and tagline options were presented.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the action was in response to the community’s feedback regarding the originally proposed logo and tagline.

    “We have listened to the community’s desire to participate in the process and the message was made clear that our residents are very passionate about this great region and all the things it has to offer,” he said.

    “It is important to remember that the logo is only one element of the brand's creative expression and is part of a broad and encompassing strategy to capture the attention and interest of potential visitors from outside the Bathurst region.”

    The goals of the Destination Brand Strategy as outlined in the Destination Management Plan include:

    · Improved awareness of what our region offers visitors

    · Increased visitor numbers and expenditure across the region

    · Development of campaigns targeting the source markets identified in the strategy

    · Increased number of sustainable tourism jobs

    A survey will be online at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au until December 11 and a report will then be prepared for the next Council meeting on December 13. Respondents are strongly encouraged to read the complete brand strategy document available on the website which provides the context of these creative elements within the overall strategy and explains the process of research and development.

    LOGO DESCRIPTORS

    Option A: Forever young


    The letter B design is deliberately chosen as it identifies visually with Bathurst immediately. Width and height represent strength and longevity. Colours represent the diversity and history attached to Bathurst representing varying industry types including pastoral, mining and farming. They overlay each era as a symbol of continual reinvention. The overall design supports key words such as vibrant, energetic, multi-faceted and diverse. The lettering for Bathurst is gentle to support the more aggressive colouring. The tagline is the core promise with a scripted font and therefore inviting.

    The idea that Bathurst is forever young is based upon the continual reinvention and prosperity of Bathurst since European settlement. Bathurst is just as vibrant, just as alive, just as progressive as at any time in its history. The promise for the viewer is they can be part of a smart, diverse and progressive environment. Where else would you want to be?

    Option B: Step beyond

    This colourful design is representative of the Bathurst region’s history and heritage. The rounded boxes illustrate the idea of stepping beyond “the box” and always seeking to explore new experiences, just as Bathurst has done throughout its journey from the beginnings of earliest European settlement to the present day.

    From the pastoral and mining eras through to the modern face of Bathurst today, Step Beyond is a statement that the current community intends to keep challenging, keep pushing and keep pursuing outstanding results. This could be in the field of education, the continuing pastoral development Bathurst remains known for or in any other field of endeavour. It states that Bathurst doesn’t stand still or accept mediocrity, rather constantly seeking ways to make the world a better, more interesting place.

    Option C: Perfectly timeless



    This logo is based on a flag motif with the vertical line representing the flag pole. This option represents the most overt visual (less interpretive) and whilst flag poles are not unusual, the flag pole in Bathurst has considerable meaning and had many historic applications linked with it. The logo has a modern contemporary look, can reduce down in size and reproduce in a mono version easily. Colours are again used to reflect past industries and the wave tends to reflect the symbolism of constantly evolving, constantly changing, always looking at how to move forward. These were significant values of the Bathurst region identified during the brand development phase; acknowledging and celebrating the past with pride, whilst seizing the opportunity to always move forward.

    ENDS

    General Enquiries

    council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au



  • Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Kings Parade

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2017

    Enjoy a magical start to the festive season with Christmas Picnic in the Parade on Saturday, 2 December.

    The festivities will run from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm and will feature music, markets and food stalls. There will be a variety of entertainment for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the event will bring the excitement of Christmas to the centre of Bathurst.

    “This is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an evening out and...

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2017

    Enjoy a magical start to the festive season with Christmas Picnic in the Parade on Saturday, 2 December.

    The festivities will run from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm and will feature music, markets and food stalls. There will be a variety of entertainment for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the event will bring the excitement of Christmas to the centre of Bathurst.

    “This is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an evening out and get into the festive spirit, and to celebrate the season together as community,” he said.

    The CBD will be decorated with Christmas flags and businesses are encouraged to dress their windows.

    Residents are asked to bring a picnic rug and a gift to donate to Veritas House – a charity to support children, young people and their families.

    What: Christmas Picnic in the Parade

    Where: Kings Parade – Russell Street Bathurst

    When: Saturday, 2 December from 5.00pm to 9.00pm

    Program

    5.00pm: The Christmas Chicks Choir

    6.00pm: Matt Boylan Smith

    6.30pm: Visit from Santa

    After 8.00pm: Lighting of the tree

    ENDS

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


  • Have your say on the Vegetation Management Plan

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 27 November 2017

    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.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said this is the community’s opportunity to provide input into vegetation issues, management practices and projects across the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 27 November 2017

    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.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said this is the community’s opportunity to provide input into vegetation issues, management practices and projects across the region.

    “The VMP is a tool to assist Council and all land owners with maintaining and caring for Bathurst’s’ unique and diversified vegetation including its parklands, native vegetation areas, waterways, streetscapes and entrances,” he said.

    There are several existing themes for the management of vegetation under the plan, including:

    · Significant natural landscapes

    · Native remnant vegetation including Endangered Ecological Communities

    · Watercourses and drainage lines

    · Park and public reserves

    · Streetscapes and roadside vegetation with urban areas

    · Gateways into Bathurst and Villages (where relevant)

    · Floodplains and wetlands

    To participate and have your say, please visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    The community is also invited to attend a community workshop to be held as follows:

    Vegetation Management Plan update community workshop
    Date: 12 December
    Start time: 5.30pm
    Meeting Location: Bathurst Entertainment Memorial Centre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    over 1 year ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE24 November 2017

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Mount Panorama Punish

    Road closures will be in place at the Mount Panorama Circuit on Sunday, 26 November from 7.00am to 9.00am. There will be no public or media access to the circuit during the event.
    Media can take footage at the race start point or at the top of the Mount via Barry Gurdon Drive as the participants pass McPhillamy Park. Parking is available at Harris Park.
    For more information phone 0408 241 000.

    Library closure

    Bathurst Library will be closed for refurbishment from 18 December to 28 January...

    MEDIA RELEASE24 November 2017

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Mount Panorama Punish

    Road closures will be in place at the Mount Panorama Circuit on Sunday, 26 November from 7.00am to 9.00am. There will be no public or media access to the circuit during the event.
    Media can take footage at the race start point or at the top of the Mount via Barry Gurdon Drive as the participants pass McPhillamy Park. Parking is available at Harris Park.
    For more information phone 0408 241 000.

    Library closure

    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.

    Christmas Picnic in the Parade

    The Christmas Picnic in the Parade is a family friendly event that will bring the spirit of Christmas to the centre of Bathurst.
    The festivities are planned for Saturday, 2 December from 5.00pm to 9.00pm and will feature music, market and food stalls. There will be a variety of entertainment for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree. The CBD will be decorated with Christmas flags and businesses will be encouraged to dress their windows.
    Visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    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.

    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:

    Sofala Memorial Hall
    6.00 pm on Monday 27 November

    Wattle Flat
    6.00pm on Tuesday 28 November

    Community Consultations

    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.

    ENDS

    Contact Media and Communications Officer

  • Perthville Flood Mitigation Works Stage One update as at 24 November 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 is happening this week?

    The site has been extremely busy this week as a 200 tonne capacity crane was brought onto site to lift the 21 culverts and 7 link slabs that make up the new wider crossing over Queen Charlottes Vale Creek. The culverts and slabs were lifted into place on Tuesday.

    Thank you to those community members accessing the pedestrian walkway on Tuesday for your patience as access across the creek was restricted at times throughout the day as the pieces were lifted from the holding yard onto the concrete slab in the creek bed.


    With the concrete structure in place, work is underway on backfilling around the box culvert. Over 1500 tonnes of backfill will be required to put back into the site.

    Formwork and concreting is underway to create the wing walls that sit at the end of the box culvert.

    Work will commence to construct a retaining wall between the culverts and the existing bridge that will allow backfilling of this area. This will be able to be completed quicker than the construction of the main culvert headwalls and wingwalls and thus allow Bridge Street to be opened.

    Council is still planning to open Bridge Street to one lane of traffic in the first week of December and during this time the road will be load limited to 10t maximum weight and 40kph maximum speed. All of the Stage 1 flood mitigation works are due for completion by the end of January 2018.
    Contractors are continuing to work 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. The advertising campaign will be updated once Bridge Street is re-opened to advise that traffic is restricted to one lane and that load and speed limits apply.

    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