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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

  • War on Waste star will feature at Sustainable Living Expo

    about 1 month ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 February 2019

    Craig Reucassel, host of ABC television’s popular series War on Waste, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday, 23 March.

    The expo runs from 8.00am to 12.30pm and held in conjunction with the Bathurst Farmers’ Markets at the Bathurst Showgrounds. It will also feature family entertainment Zoo to You and The Radical Recyclers.

    A range of interesting workshops will also be held from DIY laundry detergent to making reusable produce bags.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the event not only raises overall awareness of ways to live more...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 February 2019

    Craig Reucassel, host of ABC television’s popular series War on Waste, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday, 23 March.

    The expo runs from 8.00am to 12.30pm and held in conjunction with the Bathurst Farmers’ Markets at the Bathurst Showgrounds. It will also feature family entertainment Zoo to You and The Radical Recyclers.

    A range of interesting workshops will also be held from DIY laundry detergent to making reusable produce bags.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the event not only raises overall awareness of ways to live more sustainably, it also provides an excellent opportunity for organisations including local businesses, non-government organisations, community groups and others to showcase their sustainable ideas, products, services and volunteer opportunities.

    “The event continues to grow each year and the Sustainable Living Expo certainly generates plenty of interest within the community,” he said.

    Local businesses and community groups will display activities and goods for sale and Council staff will also be on hand to answer questions about Council services and facilities.

    The Sustainable Living Expo will run from 8.00am until 12.30pm and entry is by gold coin donation to the Bathurst Lions Club.

    For more information visit or like @sustainablebathurst on Facebook. For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Road and stormwater drainage works to resume at Perthville

    about 1 month ago
    MEDIA RELEASE 11 February 2019

    The road and stormwater works at Perthville will resume this week after Council removed the project from the principal contractor.

    The project, which commenced last year, is designed to improve road surfaces and stormwater drainage.
    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said he felt for the residents of Perthville and that he could understand their frustration that the project had been delayed.

    “Council has on numerous occasions raised displeasure over the rate of progress and the conduct of the contractor. On Friday we exercised our rights under the contract that was in place to bring...

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 February 2019

    The road and stormwater works at Perthville will resume this week after Council removed the project from the principal contractor.

    The project, which commenced last year, is designed to improve road surfaces and stormwater drainage.
    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said he felt for the residents of Perthville and that he could understand their frustration that the project had been delayed.

    “Council has on numerous occasions raised displeasure over the rate of progress and the conduct of the contractor. On Friday we exercised our rights under the contract that was in place to bring the matter to a speedy resolution,” he said.

    Council crews will commence works on site later this week at Perthville to continue and complete the project.
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    Media contact: Media Officer
  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 February 2019

    Food & Flix – An Outdoor Cinema Event

    Food & Flix will be held on Friday 22 February from 6:00pm-10.00pm at the Adventure

    Playground. Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner.

    Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at 8:00pm. For more information please call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website

    www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Free Public WiFi Testing

    Council has installed a free public WiFi system in the CBD and some recreation areas and we want the community to test the system and provide feedback before it...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 February 2019

    Food & Flix – An Outdoor Cinema Event

    Food & Flix will be held on Friday 22 February from 6:00pm-10.00pm at the Adventure

    Playground. Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner.

    Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at 8:00pm. For more information please call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website

    www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Free Public WiFi Testing

    Council has installed a free public WiFi system in the CBD and some recreation areas and we want the community to test the system and provide feedback before it is launched later this year.

    Visit the Smart Community page on Council’s website for details on the WiFi system and where it is available. Fill in our quick survey and tell us about your experience.

    The Free Public WiFi project was funded by Council and the Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

    Play Like a Panther Super Clinic

    Rub shoulders with the Penrith Panthers NRL squad at the ‘Play Like a Panther Super Clinic’. The clinic is open to children 5-12 years of age to learn rugby league skills and drills. All participants must register online at www.bathurstnrl.com.au. The clinic will be held on Thursday 28 March, from 4pm-5pm at the Bathurst Sports Ground.

    Living Legends nominations

    Nominations are now open for the 2019 Living Legends awards. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and the way they have contributed positively to the community

    An individual will be considered for the Living Legends list if they 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 visit Your Say Bathurst. Nominations close Friday 15 March 2019.

    Bathurst Region Macquarie Medal Project/Scholarship 2019/20

    Applications are now invited for a supporting grant or scholarship, under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993, to undertake a major work or learning in the following areas:

    1. Conservation, maintenance and adaptive reuse projects of heritage items or at risk buildings and sites of heritage value within the Bathurst Region.

    2. Promotion and interpretation of the history and heritage of the Bathurst region, its building and places, natural environment, people and projects and their embedded stories and enhance community reflection and understanding about the Bathurst region’s history.

    3. Support the learning in heritage management and conservation.

    4. Foster and support the growth of heritage trades and practices.

    A grant of up to $10,000 (paid over two years) is available to the winning project or area of learning.

    Applications for funding must be made on Council’s application form which is available on Council’s website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or from Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department, Civic Centre, Russell Street, Bathurst.

    The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 March 2019.

    Operation Cat

    For a limited time, the Cat Protection Society NSW Inc is offering $50 cat desexing plus F3 vaccination for health care card holders and pensioners who are residents of the Bathurst LGA. Inc conjunction, Council is also offering microchipping free of charge as part of the ‘Operation cat’ program. Bookings for the program must be made by calling 9519 7201. The program will conclude on 22 February depending on available slots. Availability is limited to 80 spots.

    Dog Whisperer

    Residents are invited to an evening with Australia’s dog training specialist, Steve Austin. Steve’s credentials regarding dog training and behaviour are second to none and internationally recognised. He will be discussing responsible dog ownership at BMEC on 15 February at 7pm. Tickets are free, call 6333 6161 to book.

    Celebrate at Seniors Festival

    Seniors Festival is a celebration of the valuable contribution seniors make to the Bathurst community. An array of events, activities and entertainment will be on offer between 13 and 24 February for all seniors to enjoy, including historic bus tours, music, morning teas, open days and much more.

    For more information call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    George and Howick Street Roundabout Upgrade

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

    Bathurst NRL tickets on sale

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

    Draft Bathurst Public Art Policy Public Exhibition

    Council has prepared a Draft Bathurst Public Art Policy, which is on exhibition for community feedback.

    Hard copies of the draft policy are available for viewing at the Civic Centre and Bathurst Library, or can be downloaded from the Your Say Bathurst website. Submissions can be lodged via Your Say Bathurst or in writing to the General Manager, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795 by 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019.

    Annual Funding/Donations Program Section 356 Donations

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

    To apply, submit an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday 5 February.

    Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

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

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    Media contact: Media Officer


  • 2020: The Yellow Brick Road leads to Bathurst

    about 2 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 3 February 2019

    In a major coup for Bathurst, and the region, the city will host one of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour concerts, in January 2020.

    The Yellow Brick Road Tour started in the United States in September 2018 and will include 300 shows across five continents, as Sir Elton John farewells a stellar career and more than half a century of touring.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst’s inclusion in the tour will focus an international spotlight on the city, and the region, when the tour rolls into town.

    “It’s a huge coup for...

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 February 2019

    In a major coup for Bathurst, and the region, the city will host one of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour concerts, in January 2020.

    The Yellow Brick Road Tour started in the United States in September 2018 and will include 300 shows across five continents, as Sir Elton John farewells a stellar career and more than half a century of touring.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Bathurst’s inclusion in the tour will focus an international spotlight on the city, and the region, when the tour rolls into town.

    “It’s a huge coup for Bathurst. It’s hard to describe what an event like this will mean. For an internationally acclaimed musician of the calibre of Elton John to bring his farewell tour to Bathurst is remarkable. It will bring fans from across Australia, potentially the world to our city. We will go down in history as one of the locations where Elton John farewells his remarkable career.”

    “The concert will be held in Carrington Park which will be transformed for the event. We expect up to 15,000 fans to pack the venue.

    “The logistics of the tour are incredible. Approximately 30 semi-trailer loads of equipment will make their way to Bathurst to build Elton World for the event. It will take around 10 days to build and then dismantle the concert venue. It will be an event that will go down as one of a kind for our city,” Cr Hanger said.

    Council is working with concert promoter Chugg Entertainment to bring the Elton John Yellow Brick Road tour to Bathurst. The concert will be held at Carrington Park, Bathurst on 22 January 2020. Tickets will go on sale on 15 February 2019 via Ticketek.

    Promoter Michael Chugg said Elton’s continuing love affair with Australia knows no bounds, proven by this farewell tour, and the breadth and depth of the itinerary.

    “He loves to play for fans in cities he’s never before visited, and that’s what we’ve been able to do with Bathurst; we know it’s going to be an incredible evening of music when January 22 rolls around”.

    #EltonFarewellTour #EltonFarewellTourBathurst #EltoninBathurst #BathurstlovesElton

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    Media contact: Therese Ryan Corporate Communications Manager P: 02 6333 6202 M: 0437 958 478 E: therese.ryan@bathurst.nsw.gov.au


  • Temporary bridge ordered for Winburndale Rivulet

    2 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has placed an order for a temporary bridge to be installed on Winburndale Rivulet, to restore access following the closure of Howards Bridge after it was damaged by flood waters.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is aware of the difficulties posed by the current detour particularyin light of the need to source stock feed, bushfire concerns and other issues such as seeking medical treatment and school access and has sought to restore access as soon as practical.

    “Council has placed an order for a single lane timber bridge which...

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has placed an order for a temporary bridge to be installed on Winburndale Rivulet, to restore access following the closure of Howards Bridge after it was damaged by flood waters.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is aware of the difficulties posed by the current detour particularyin light of the need to source stock feed, bushfire concerns and other issues such as seeking medical treatment and school access and has sought to restore access as soon as practical.

    “Council has placed an order for a single lane timber bridge which will be able to cater for a standard semi trailer load at 42.5Tonne and also any sized school bus. It will be installed utilising the existing bridge abutment and piers. Work on the installation of the temporary bridge will commence in the near future and we hope to have the bridge open by the end of February or very early in March.

    “This bridge will remain in place while planning and funding is sourced for the construction of a new bridge across Winburndale Rivulet.


  • Free public WiFi test phase begins

    2 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 22 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has installed a free public WiFi system in the CBD and some recreation areas and it has been turned on for testing.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has completed installation of all the WiFi equipment and wants to test the network prior to it going live later this year.

    “Bathurst is on track to become a smart community of national significance and the installation of the free WiFi is one of our key smart community initiatives.

    “Council has installed a number of WiFi points across the CBD and in key...

    MEDIA RELEASE 22 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has installed a free public WiFi system in the CBD and some recreation areas and it has been turned on for testing.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has completed installation of all the WiFi equipment and wants to test the network prior to it going live later this year.

    “Bathurst is on track to become a smart community of national significance and the installation of the free WiFi is one of our key smart community initiatives.

    “Council has installed a number of WiFi points across the CBD and in key recreational areas including Bicentennial Park, Victoria Park, Carrington Park and Morse Park as well as at Chifley Dam.

    “The test phase will allow people to access the free WiFi in these locations and we are seeking feedback from users of the system to help us assess its operation before it goes live later this year.

    “Free WiFi across the city’s public spaces will make it easier for visitors and residents to find out more about what’s on in the region, access local facilities and services and enhance liveability for both visitors and residents,” Cr Hanger said.

    A detailed map of the WiFi coverage area can be found on Council’s website at https://bit.ly/2syMqs3

    Feedback on the WiFi project can be provided by completing a quick online survey on Your Say Bathurst.

    The Free Public WiFi project was funded by Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.


  • Scallywags redevelopment underway

    2 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 21 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has commenced work on the $1.5 million redevelopment of Scallywags Child Care Centre.

    Deputy Mayor Cr Bobby Bourke said demolition work had commenced on site at Scallywags in the first stage of the redevelopment of the centre.

    “The contractors moved onsite in the New Year and work has started on demolishing parts of the building in readiness for the extension of the building.

    “Once completed the building will be home to all of Council’s child care facilities – Scallywags, Little Scallywags and Family Day Care services.

    “While the work is undertaken children...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has commenced work on the $1.5 million redevelopment of Scallywags Child Care Centre.

    Deputy Mayor Cr Bobby Bourke said demolition work had commenced on site at Scallywags in the first stage of the redevelopment of the centre.

    “The contractors moved onsite in the New Year and work has started on demolishing parts of the building in readiness for the extension of the building.

    “Once completed the building will be home to all of Council’s child care facilities – Scallywags, Little Scallywags and Family Day Care services.

    “While the work is undertaken children attending Scallywags are utilising Council’s Lee Street facilities, the current home of our Family Day Care services. Little Scallywags is operating as usual.

    “The new centre is scheduled to open in July,” Cr Bourke said.

    Council has been actively involved in the provision of education and care services for almost 30 years and the redevelopment of Scallywags allows Council to consolidate all of its child care facilities into one location in the CBD.


    Council has received $100,000 from the State Government from the Stronger Country Community Fund towards the project.

    Image Courtesy of Havenhand & Mather Architects


  • What's News @ Bathurst Regional Council 18 January 2019

    2 months ago

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Australia Day

    Friday 25 January

    The Awards Ceremony will be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre where the community will come together to recognise notable achievements in our local community. Doors open at 5.30pm with the Ceremony commencing at 6pm. Entry is free and the whole community is invited.

    Saturday 26 January

    Celebrations will continue with a BBQ breakfast, official ceremony and free kids’ activities at the Eglinton War Memorial Hall from 8am. Entry is free, and everybody is welcome. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Aquatic Centre...

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Australia Day

    Friday 25 January

    The Awards Ceremony will be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre where the community will come together to recognise notable achievements in our local community. Doors open at 5.30pm with the Ceremony commencing at 6pm. Entry is free and the whole community is invited.

    Saturday 26 January

    Celebrations will continue with a BBQ breakfast, official ceremony and free kids’ activities at the Eglinton War Memorial Hall from 8am. Entry is free, and everybody is welcome. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Aquatic Centre from 11am or help us welcome our newest Australian Citizens at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre from 10am.

    The Citizenship Ceremony will be held at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre where the community will come together to celebrate our new citizens. The Ceremony will commence at 10am.

    For more information visit the Council website.

    Operation Cat

    For a limited time, the Cat Protection Society NSW Inc is offering $50 cat desexing plus F3 vaccination for health care card holders and pensioners who are residents of the Bathurst LGA. Inc conjunction, Council is also offering microchipping free of charge as part of the ‘Operation cat’ program. Bookings for the program must be made by calling 9519 7201. The program will conclude on 22 February depending on available slots. Availability is limited to 80 spots.

    Dog Whisperer

    Local residents are invited to an evening with Australia’s dog training specialist, Steve Austin. Steve’s credentials regarding dog training and behaviour are second to none and internationally recognised. He will be discussing responsible dog ownership at BMEC on 15 February at 7pm. Tickets are free, call 6333 6161 to book.

    Celebrate Seniors Festival

    Seniors Festival is a celebration of the valuable contribution seniors make to the Bathurst community. An array of events, activities and entertainment will be on offer between 13 and 24 February for all seniors to enjoy, including historic bus tours, music, morning teas, open days and much more.

    For more information call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Meet the Diprotodon

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

    George and Howick Street Roundabout Upgrade

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

    Sustainable Living Expo

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

    Bathurst NRL tickets on sale

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

    Draft Bathurst Public Art Policy Public Exhibition

    Council has prepared a Draft Bathurst Public Art Policy, which is on exhibition for community feedback.

    Hard copies of the Draft Policy are available for viewing at the Civic Centre and Bathurst Library, or can be downloaded from the Your Say Bathurst website. Submissions can be lodged via Your Say Bathurst or in writing to the General Manager, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795 by 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019.

    Annual Funding/Donations Program Section 356 Donations

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

    To apply, submit an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday 5 February.

    Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

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

    ENDS

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


  • Investigations underway to restore access at Winburndale Rivulet

    2 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council is reaching out to a range of organisations and government bodies to investigate options for temporary access across Winburndale Rivulet after Howards Bridge on the Bridle Track was washed away in a storm last Friday, January 11.

    Council has a detour in place along Box Ridge Road, but a solution needs to be found for a more direct route for residents, while planning and funding is sought to replace the 80-year-old bridge with a new structure.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is investigating a range of options for temporary access...

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council is reaching out to a range of organisations and government bodies to investigate options for temporary access across Winburndale Rivulet after Howards Bridge on the Bridle Track was washed away in a storm last Friday, January 11.

    Council has a detour in place along Box Ridge Road, but a solution needs to be found for a more direct route for residents, while planning and funding is sought to replace the 80-year-old bridge with a new structure.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Council is investigating a range of options for temporary access and is speaking with relevant Government departments and organisations including Fisheries, the Office of Water and others to determine what Council is able to do on site prior to the construction of a new bridge.

    “It will take some months for Council to seek and gain government approvals and undertake design work for a new bridge across Winburndale Rivulet. It is important to be able to restore more direct access for residents and others who use this section of the Bridle Track and we are working on this.

    “We are exploring a range of options from a causeway to a temporary bridge. However these options will also need relevant approvals and Council is working through these with various State Government bodies. It will take some weeks before we have a clear answer on what option we will be able to proceed with.

    “Council will seek funding from the Federal and State Government’s disaster assistance programs for the bridge works if the event is declared a disaster. We are still waiting advice on this declaration,” Cr Hanger said.

    Grading works are ongoing on Box Ridge Road after commencing earlier this week. Council will continue to monitor the condition of the road with the increase in traffic while the detour is in place.


  • Australia Day celebrations

    2 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 January 2019

    Bathurst’s 2019 Australia Day celebrations will continue to take place over two days with the Citizenship Ceremony now taking place on Australia Day.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said following feedback from the community and discussions with Councillors, the Citizenship Ceremony will now be held on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January, rather than the Friday evening.

    “The ceremony is an important milestone for those residents who are taking the step to become Australian citizens and they will be able to celebrate this on Australia Day,” Cr Hanger said.

    Council’s other scheduled Australia Day celebrations remain unchanged. The award ceremony to recognise outstanding achievements in the Arts and Environment and to honour our Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year will still be held on Friday evening at BMEC. Doors open at 5.30pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00pm.

    On Saturday, 26 January celebrations continue with an 8.00am barbecue breakfast at Eglinton War Memorial Hall. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre - Bathurst from 11.00am.

    The 2019 Bathurst Australia Day ambassador is Greg Donovan who, through his successful career in endurance sports, has dedicated himself to raising funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

    Schedule:

    Friday 25 January 5.30pm for 6pm, Australia Day awards ceremony, BMEC

    Saturday 26 January 8am, Barbecue breakfast & community celebrations, Eglington War Memorial Hall

    10am, Citizenship Ceremony, BMEC

    11am, Free entry commences, Manning Aquatic Centre, Bathurst

    Council’s Australia Day ambassador Greg Donovan will attend the awards ceremony, the barbecue breakfast and the citizenship ceremony

    ENDS


    MEDIA RELEASE 16 January 2019

    Bathurst’s 2019 Australia Day celebrations will continue to take place over two days with the Citizenship Ceremony now taking place on Australia Day.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said following feedback from the community and discussions with Councillors, the Citizenship Ceremony will now be held on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January, rather than the Friday evening.

    “The ceremony is an important milestone for those residents who are taking the step to become Australian citizens and they will be able to celebrate this on Australia Day,” Cr Hanger said.

    Council’s other scheduled Australia Day celebrations remain unchanged. The award ceremony to recognise outstanding achievements in the Arts and Environment and to honour our Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year will still be held on Friday evening at BMEC. Doors open at 5.30pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00pm.

    On Saturday, 26 January celebrations continue with an 8.00am barbecue breakfast at Eglinton War Memorial Hall. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Manning Aquatic Centre - Bathurst from 11.00am.

    The 2019 Bathurst Australia Day ambassador is Greg Donovan who, through his successful career in endurance sports, has dedicated himself to raising funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

    Schedule:

    Friday 25 January 5.30pm for 6pm, Australia Day awards ceremony, BMEC

    Saturday 26 January 8am, Barbecue breakfast & community celebrations, Eglington War Memorial Hall

    10am, Citizenship Ceremony, BMEC

    11am, Free entry commences, Manning Aquatic Centre, Bathurst

    Council’s Australia Day ambassador Greg Donovan will attend the awards ceremony, the barbecue breakfast and the citizenship ceremony

    ENDS