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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

  • Help shape the future of Bathurst Library

    about 1 month ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 May 2019


    A survey on Bathurst Library is now available on the YourSay Bathurst website to gather information that will help develop a strategic plan to guide future library services.

    The survey is open to all Bathurst residents to have direct input and make a positive difference to the future of Bathurst Library.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM encouraged everyone to get involved.

    “The library is a great community facility offering a variety of services to all members of our community. This is an opportunity to provide your feedback, whether you use the library or not,” he said.

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    MEDIA RELEASE 15 May 2019


    A survey on Bathurst Library is now available on the YourSay Bathurst website to gather information that will help develop a strategic plan to guide future library services.

    The survey is open to all Bathurst residents to have direct input and make a positive difference to the future of Bathurst Library.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM encouraged everyone to get involved.

    “The library is a great community facility offering a variety of services to all members of our community. This is an opportunity to provide your feedback, whether you use the library or not,” he said.

    Bathurst Library has been operating at the current site for over 30 years providing high quality experiences for the community. The development of the Bathurst Library Strategic Plan will provide a framework for future library projects that meet the community’s needs and expectations.

    The survey is anonymous, and all questions are optional. It is available on the YourSay Bathurst website and closes midnight Friday, 7 June.

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    More information: Media Officer

  • Waste 2 Art Exhibition now open

    about 1 month ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019

    Waste 2 Art Exhibition now open

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

    The initiative is designed to showcase creative works made from reused and waste materials, encouraging the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste. This year’s theme is Baling Twine and Strapping.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said managing waste is a community issue and this competition challenges the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019

    Waste 2 Art Exhibition now open

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

    The initiative is designed to showcase creative works made from reused and waste materials, encouraging the audience to think about reducing, reusing and recycling waste. This year’s theme is Baling Twine and Strapping.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said managing waste is a community issue and this competition challenges the way we view waste.

    “This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for entrants to showcase artistic abilities and share creative ideas about waste re-use and reduction. Last year there was a wonderful array of creative works submitted by everyone from school students to professional artists,” he said.

    The most creative and inspiring works from each of the categories are in the running for the regional competition final in Oberon in July. Visitors have the chance to vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. By voting people have the chance to win a Dean Mobbs original artwork.

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

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    More information: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 1 month ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019


    Waste 2 Art

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

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

    Village Meeting

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region Heritage Fund

    Provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The...

    MEDIA RELEASE 10 May 2019


    Waste 2 Art

    The Waste 2 Art Exhibition is now open at BMEC featuring 108 artworks inspired by waste.

    The free exhibition is on until Sunday,19 May and will be open weekdays from 9.00am to 4.30pm and weekends from 10.00am until 3.00pm.

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

    Village Meeting

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region Heritage Fund

    Provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund

    Provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    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 the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

    @ the Library

    National Simultaneous Storytime

    The Library will host National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday May 22 at 11.00am

    The book Alpacas with Maracas will be read as part of this nationwide effort to get one million kids reading. Entry is free.

    Be Connected

    Be Connected (free tech help) 29 April – 5 July (Mondays & Fridays only). The service offers free one-on-one technology assistance between 10am – 12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Talks

    Monday 13 May - Legal Issues for Older People, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Thursday 23 May - Avoiding Scams, 11am

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

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Local Environment Plan Changes

    · Development control Plan (DCP Changes) – Amendment 18 - Vegetation & Biodiversity DCP Amendment

    · Draft Delivery Program 2019-2023 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

    · Draft Code of Meeting Practice

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    Bathurst Family Fun Day

    A free family fun day will be held on Saturday, 18 May from 11.00am – 2.00pm at Bicentennial Park. Enjoy activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information phone Centacare on 6331 8944.

    Get involved in the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Expressions of interest are now open for local businesses, community groups and food vendors to be involved in the Winter Festival. There are several ways to participate. To find out more visit bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or call 6333 6111.

    2BS Tidy Town House of the Year

    The awards and morning tea will be held at Council Chambers from 10.30am on Tuesday, 14 May.

    Youth Council Recruitment

    Applications to join the Youth Council will open on Wednesday, 15 May for people aged 15-18 years. Applications are open until 12 June. For further information or to apply visit bathurst.nsw.gov.au.au/youth or by phoning 6333 6523.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What's News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 2 months ago
    Meeting

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Proclamation Day

    The Proclamation Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, 5 May from 10am at the Flagstaff in Stanley Street. Bathurst’s newest Living Legends will be acknowledged, and the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal project will be announced. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst at 11am, following by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail on self-guided tours and learn more of Bathurst’s rich history. Call 6333 6111 for more information.

    Water Wise Gardening Workshops

    A series...

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Proclamation Day

    The Proclamation Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, 5 May from 10am at the Flagstaff in Stanley Street. Bathurst’s newest Living Legends will be acknowledged, and the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal project will be announced. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst at 11am, following by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail on self-guided tours and learn more of Bathurst’s rich history. Call 6333 6111 for more information.

    Water Wise Gardening Workshops

    A series of free Water Wise gardening workshops will run throughout May to help residents care for gardens while using limited water over winter. They will run for 1.5 hours and cover topics such as drought tolerant plants, mulching, water saving irrigation systems and much more. For available dates, times and to book contact council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6100.

    Entries for Waste2Art are closing soon

    Entries for this year’s Waste2Art exhibition and competition will close on Wednesday, 8 May. Waste 2 Art is a recycled art competition which challenges the way we think about waste, there are categories for everyone from pre-school aged children through to aspiring and professional artists.

    For more information and to obtain an entry form please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Village Meetings

    Eglinton - 6 pm - 9 May - Eglinton Memorial Hall

    Perthville - 6 pm - 14 May - Perthville School of Arts Hall

    Heritage Assistance Grants

    Applications are now invited for small grants for the following funds:

    Bathurst Region Heritage Fund

    Provides small grants for the repair and maintenance of older buildings in the region. The program is supported by the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

    Bathurst CBD Main Street Improvement Fund

    Provides small grants to assist property owners and tenants to improve, repair and maintain buildings within the Bathurst CBD.

    Bathurst Region Interpretation Fund

    Provides small grants for the preparation of Conservation Management Plans, historic publications and interpretation projects to promote and interpret the region’s history.

    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 the Civic Centre. The closing date for applications is 31 May.

    For more information call 6333 6211.

    @ the Library

    Free films

    Library members can access free movies with a new online film portal. Register online at bathurst.kanopy.com with a library card to access 10 movies a month from over 30 000 titles.

    Be Connected

    Be Connected (free tech help) 29 April – 5 July (Mondays & Fridays only). The service offers free one-on-one technology assistance between 10am – 12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Talks

    Monday 13 May - Legal Issues for Older People, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

    Thursday 23 May - Avoiding Scams, 11am

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

    Your Say Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via Your Say Bathurst:

    · Development control Plan (DCP Changes) – Amendment 18 - Vegetation & Biodiversity DCP Amendment

    · Draft Code of Meeting Practice

    · Heritage Conservation Area Review

    · Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum consultation

    Bathurst Family Fun Day

    A free family fun day will be held on Saturday, 18 May from 11.00am – 2.00pm at Bicentennial Park. Enjoy activities, games, food and entertainment. For more information phone Centacare on 6331 8944.

    Get involved in the Bathurst Winter Festival

    Expressions of interest are now open for local businesses, community groups and food vendors to be involved in the Winter Festival. There are several ways to participate. To find out more visit bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or call 6333 6111.

    Draft Delivery Program 2019-2023 & Operational Plan 2019-2020

    The Delivery Program & Operational Plan, incorporating the Revenue Policy, outlines the strategies and financial resources required over the next four years to implement the key directions identified by the community in our Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan.

    The draft plan is now open for public submissions and can be viewed at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or at the Civic Centre, Bathurst Library, Hill End (General Store), Sofala (Souvenir Shop), Wattle Flat (General Store), Rockley (Pub) and Trunkey Creek (Black Stump Hotel).

    Submissions are invited until 4pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

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

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    Media contact: Media Officer