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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

  • Australia Day Celebrations

    2 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019


    Residents, friends, families and visitors are invited to celebrate everything that’s great about living in Australia over two event-filled days.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Australia Day is all about our community coming together to celebrate who we are and what we are.

    “It also an opportunity to welcome some of Australia’s and our community’s newest residents,” he said.

    On Friday, 25 January Council is celebrating 70 years of citizenships with a ceremony to welcome new citizens to the community at BMEC. There will also be an award ceremony to recognise outstanding achievements from residents....

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019


    Residents, friends, families and visitors are invited to celebrate everything that’s great about living in Australia over two event-filled days.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Australia Day is all about our community coming together to celebrate who we are and what we are.

    “It also an opportunity to welcome some of Australia’s and our community’s newest residents,” he said.

    On Friday, 25 January Council is celebrating 70 years of citizenships with a ceremony to welcome new citizens to the community at BMEC. There will also be an award ceremony to recognise outstanding achievements from residents. Doors open at 5.30pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00pm.

    On Saturday, 26 January celebrations continue with a barbecue breakfast at 8.00am at Eglinton War Memorial. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Aquatic Centre 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.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • NMRM acquires a piece from one of Mount Panorama’s most spectacular crashes.

    2 months ago
    Chassis

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019


    The National Motor Racing Museum has acquired the chassis from Chaz Mostert’s Falcon which crashed during the 2015 qualifier at the Bathurst 1000.

    Mostert broke his leg and wrist in the terrifying incident and five marshals were also treated for injuries.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the museum is a great place to visit these holidays with new items constantly being added to the collection.

    “The National Motor Racing Museum celebrates history, personalities and achievement of Mount Panorama and Australian Motor Sports. It not only showcases items from historic wins and accomplishments, it also displays...

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019


    The National Motor Racing Museum has acquired the chassis from Chaz Mostert’s Falcon which crashed during the 2015 qualifier at the Bathurst 1000.

    Mostert broke his leg and wrist in the terrifying incident and five marshals were also treated for injuries.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the museum is a great place to visit these holidays with new items constantly being added to the collection.

    “The National Motor Racing Museum celebrates history, personalities and achievement of Mount Panorama and Australian Motor Sports. It not only showcases items from historic wins and accomplishments, it also displays items that represent near misses such as Mostert’s chassis,

    “I would like to extend a big thank you to Tickford Racing for donating the chassis.”

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    2 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019

    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

    Tea and Talk

    Need help keeping your green bin tidy? Drop in to have all your waste questions answered about Council’s waste services. Wednesday, 16 January at Bathurst Library from 10am - 2pm.

    George and Howick Street...

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 January 2019

    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

    Tea and Talk

    Need help keeping your green bin tidy? Drop in to have all your waste questions answered about Council’s waste services. Wednesday, 16 January at Bathurst Library from 10am - 2pm.

    George and Howick Street Roundabout Reconstruction

    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

    Australia Day

    Friday 25 January

    The Citizenship & Awards Ceremony will be held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment

    Centre where the community will come together to celebrate our new citizens and

    recognise notable achievements in our local community. Doors open at 5.30pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00pm. Entry is free and the whole community is invited.

    Saturday 26 January

    Celebrations continue with a barbecue breakfast, official ceremony and free kids’ activities at the Eglinton War Memorial Hall from 8.00am. Entry is free and everybody is welcome. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Aquatic Centre from 11.00am.

    For more information visit the Council website.

    Museum Selfie Day

    Council's museums will be open to the public for free on International Museum Selfie Day on 16 January.

    Participating venues include Chifley Home, National Motor Racing Museum, Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum. Visit a venue, take a selfie and upload to Facebook or Instagram with the #MuseumSelfieBathurst for a chance to win a $100 Buy Local Gift Card.

    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.

    Looking for a JP?

    A community JP desk is available at Bathurst City Centre every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). The free service is provided by the NSW Justices Association Inc Bathurst Support Group.

    Tuesday 3.30pm – 6.00pm

    Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

    Saturday 9.00am – 12.00 noon

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.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

    CCTV Funding Program

    Round two of the CCTV Funding Program is now open for applications. Funding is available to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses in the Bathurst Region may apply for a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the 2018/2019 financial year. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

    For further details or an application package visit Council’s website.

    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.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    3 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 January 2019

    George and Howick Street Roundabout Reconstruction

    The upgrade of the George and Howick Street roundabout has commenced. 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

    Australia Day

    Friday 25 January

    The Citizenship & Awards Ceremony will be held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment

    Centre where the community will come together to celebrate our new citizens and

    recognise notable achievements in our local community. Doors open at 5.30 pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00 pm. Entry is free and the whole community...

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 January 2019

    George and Howick Street Roundabout Reconstruction

    The upgrade of the George and Howick Street roundabout has commenced. 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

    Australia Day

    Friday 25 January

    The Citizenship & Awards Ceremony will be held at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment

    Centre where the community will come together to celebrate our new citizens and

    recognise notable achievements in our local community. Doors open at 5.30 pm with the ceremony commencing at 6.00 pm. Entry is free and the whole community is invited.

    Saturday 26 January

    Celebrations continue with a barbecue breakfast, official ceremony and free kids’ activities at the Eglinton War Memorial Hall from 8.00am. Entry is free and everybody is welcome. After breakfast cool off at the pool with free entry to the Aquatic Centre from 11.00am.

    For more information visit the Council website.

    Museum Selfie Day

    Council's museums will be open to the public for free on International Museum Selfie Day on 16 January.

    Participating venues include Chifley Home, National Motor Racing Museum, Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum. Visit a venue, take a selfie and upload to Facebook or Instagram with the #MuseumSelfieBathurst for a chance to win a $100 Buy Local Gift Card.

    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.

    Looking for a JP?

    A community JP desk is available at Bathurst City Centre every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). The free service is provided by the NSW Justices Association Inc Bathurst Support Group.

    Tuesday 3.30pm – 6.00pm

    Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

    Saturday 9.00am – 12.00 noon

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.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. Early bird prices are available until 7 January. To purchase tickets or for more information visit bathurstnrl.com.au

    CCTV Funding Program

    Round two of the CCTV Funding Program is now open for applications. Funding is available to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses in the Bathurst Region may apply for a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the 2018/2019 financial year.

    For further details or an application package visit Council’s website.

    Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

    Summer Reading Program

    The Summer Reading Program is for children aged 0-17yrs and will run until 31 January 2019.

    Register with the library then borrow, read and record books that have been read in the logbooks and hand them back in. Register online to learn about more activities at summerreadingclub.org.au

    Event of the Year

    Local organisations are encouraged to nominate for the Bathurst region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Nominations close 11 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    Council has commissioned Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park that will cater to all skill levels including beginners. A draft concept design has been developed and Council is now seeking feedback on this design until 11 January 2019.

    Centennial Park Landscape Plan

    Council is seeking feedback on the Centennial Park concept landscape plan that has been developed after extensive community consultation. The landscape plan developed by dsb Landscape Architects reflects the community’s views to keep Centennial Park green, open and useful. Feedback on the concept plan will accepted until 11 January 2019.

    Alec Lamberton Park Consultation

    Council is seeking community feedback to inform the Alec Lamberton Park master plan. Following previous community consultation, Council has decided to retain Alec Lamberton Park as open space used for community recreational activities.

    To provide your feedback, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Media Release - George and Howick Streets Roundabout Reconstruction to commence in the New Year

    3 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2018

    George and Howick Streets Roundabout Reconstruction to commence in the New Year

    The intersection of George and Howick Streets will be reconstructed in the new year with stormwater drainage works commencing on Wednesday, January 2.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the works are necessary to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.

    “This is a large and complex project in one of busiest intersections in the city centre,” he said.

    “I know this will have an impact on many residents who use the intersection and the surrounding businesses, so I am asking for the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2018

    George and Howick Streets Roundabout Reconstruction to commence in the New Year

    The intersection of George and Howick Streets will be reconstructed in the new year with stormwater drainage works commencing on Wednesday, January 2.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the works are necessary to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.

    “This is a large and complex project in one of busiest intersections in the city centre,” he said.

    “I know this will have an impact on many residents who use the intersection and the surrounding businesses, so I am asking for the community’s support and patience while this crucial project is underway.”

    The first stage of the project involves water crews relocating the water mains that are underneath the roundabout. This will have some impact on traffic flow for the duration of the work, which will take approximately 5 weeks.

    It is anticipated that the second phase will commence on Tuesday, February 5 where the roundabout will be fully closed to traffic while it is replaced and rebuilt. There will be U-Turn areas on each of the streets near the roundabout, so traffic can access businesses along the blocks adjoining the intersection. Pedestrian access will remain in place for the duration of the works, which is approximately 8 weeks.

    Access to businesses near the intersection can be gained by using Rankin, William and Russell Streets. There will still be parking available in George and Howick Streets.

    The existing roundabout at George and Howick Streets was the first one installed in Bathurst. Traffic issues including congestion in parts of George Street, have been a source of frustration for drivers. After several investigations by Council and the RMS, the studies concluded that the reconstruction of the roundabout and removing marked pedestrian crossing to replace them with pedestrian refuges would ease congestion.

    For more information on this project or to stay up to date with the latest information visit the Bathurst YourSay website, Council’s Facebook page or call 6333 6100.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    3 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2018

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Looking for a JP?

    A community JP desk is available at Bathurst City Centre every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). The free service is provided by the NSW Justices Association Inc Bathurst Support Group.

    Tuesday 3.30pm – 6.00pm

    Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

    Saturday 9.00am – 12.00 noon

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    New Year’s Eve – Party in the Park

    The Adventure Playground will be full of excitement from 4.00pm with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Don’t miss the greatly anticipated fireworks display as it...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 December 2018

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    Looking for a JP?

    A community JP desk is available at Bathurst City Centre every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). The free service is provided by the NSW Justices Association Inc Bathurst Support Group.

    Tuesday 3.30pm – 6.00pm

    Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

    Saturday 9.00am – 12.00 noon

    For more information email bathurst@nswja.org.au

    New Year’s Eve – Party in the Park

    The Adventure Playground will be full of excitement from 4.00pm with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Don’t miss the greatly anticipated fireworks display as it lights up the night sky at 9.00pm. Pack a picnic, invite your friends and family and come along to join the fun on Monday, 31 December from 4.00-9.00pm. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Pop-Up Shop at AFMM


    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick makers, ‘mechanics’ and artisans responsible for Bathurst’s reputation as a “red brick town” in its first century. The book is available at Council, Books Plus and online at grahamlupp.art

    Keep your pets safe this Christmas

    Dog owners should take the time to ensure fences and gates are ‘dog-proof’ ahead of the holiday season. Under new laws, owners of dogs found on the streets off leash, will face a fine of $330, up from $220.

    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. Early bird prices are available until 7 January. To purchase tickets or for more information visit bathurstnrl.com.au

    CCTV Funding Program

    Round two of the CCTV Funding Program is now open for applications. Funding is available to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses in the Bathurst Region may apply for a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the 2018/2019 financial year.

    For further details or an application package visit Council’s website.

    Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

    Summer Reading Program

    The Summer Reading Program is for children aged 0-17yrs and will run until 31 January 2019.

    Register with the library then borrow, read and record books that have been read in the logbooks and hand them back in. Register online to learn about more activities at summerreadingclub.org.au

    Event of the Year

    Local organisations are encouraged to nominate for the Bathurst region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Nominations close 11 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    Council has commissioned Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park that will cater to all skill levels including beginners. A draft concept design has been developed and Council is now seeking feedback on this design until 11 January 2019.

    Centennial Park Landscape Plan

    Council is seeking feedback on the Centennial Park concept landscape plan that has been developed after extensive community consultation. The landscape plan developed by dsb Landscape Architects reflects the community’s views to keep Centennial Park green, open and useful. Feedback on the concept plan will accepted until 11 January 2019.

    Alec Lamberton Park Consultation

    Council is seeking community feedback to inform the Alec Lamberton Park master plan. Following previous community consultation, Council has decided to retain Alec Lamberton Park as open space used for community recreational activities.

    To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    3 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 December 2018


    New Year’s Eve – Party in the Park

    The Adventure Playground will be full of excitement from 4pm, with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Don’t miss the greatly anticipated fireworks display as it lights up the night sky at 9pm. Pack a picnic, invite your friends and family, and come along to New Year’s Eve Party in the Park and join in the fun on Monday, 31 December from 4.00-9.00pm. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Pop-Up Shop


    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for...

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 December 2018


    New Year’s Eve – Party in the Park

    The Adventure Playground will be full of excitement from 4pm, with live music, show rides and jumping castles. Don’t miss the greatly anticipated fireworks display as it lights up the night sky at 9pm. Pack a picnic, invite your friends and family, and come along to New Year’s Eve Party in the Park and join in the fun on Monday, 31 December from 4.00-9.00pm. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Pop-Up Shop


    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick makers, ‘mechanics’ and artisans responsible for Bathurst’s reputation as a “red brick town” in its first century. The book is available at Council, Books Plus and online at grahamlupp.art

    Keep your pets safe this Christmas

    Dog owners should take the time to ensure fences and gates are ‘dog-proof’ ahead of the holiday season. Under new laws, owners of dogs found on the streets off leash, will face a fine of $330, up from $220.

    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. Early bird prices are available until 7 January. To purchase tickets or for more information visit bathurstnrl.com.au

    2018/2019 Bathurst CCTV Funding Program: Round 2

    Council is providing funding to assist local businesses improve security and community safety. Businesses within the Bathurst Local Government Area may apply for funding up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis, under the criteria of the Bathurst CCTV Funding Program.

    Projects must be completed within the current 2018/2019 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant. For further details of this fund and/or application packages, please contact Council’s Cultural & Community Services Department on 6333 6523 or Council’s website www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Applications close at 4pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

    Summer Reading Program

    The Summer Reading Program is for children aged 0-17yrs and will run until 31 January 2019.

    Register with the library then borrow, read and record books that have been read in the logbooks and hand them back in. Register online to learn about more activities at summerreadingclub.org.au

    Event of the Year

    Local organisations are encouraged to nominate for the Bathurst region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Nominations close 11 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    Council has commissioned Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park that will cater to all skill levels including beginners. A draft concept design has been developed and Council is now seeking feedback on this design until 11 January 2019.

    Centennial Park Landscape Plan

    Council is seeking feedback on the Centennial Park concept landscape plan that has been developed after extensive community consultation. The landscape plan developed by dsb Landscape Architects reflects the community’s views to keep Centennial Park green, open and useful. Feedback on the concept plan will accepted until 11 January 2019.

    Alec Lamberton Park Consultation

    Council is seeking community feedback to inform the Alec Lamberton Park master plan. Following previous community consultation, Council has decided to retain Alec Lamberton Park as open space used for community recreational activities.

    To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018

    Pop-Up Shop

    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018

    Pop-Up Shop

    A pop-up shop is now at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, just in time for Christmas. The shop contains stock from Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, National Motor Racing Museum, Chifley Home, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. There’s something to suit everyone from the young to the young at heart.

    Building Bathurst still available

    Graham Lupp’s Building Bathurst, the definitive architectural history of the built heritage of Bathurst, is available for Christmas. The two-volume publication is a celebration of the lives of the architects, builders, carpenters, brick makers, ‘mechanics’ and artisans responsible for Bathurst’s reputation as a “red brick town” in its first century. The book is available at Council, Books Plus and online at grahamlupp.art

    Garage Sale

    Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year’s Garage Sale on Sunday, 9 December. Enjoy preloved homewares, fashion and furniture and rehome formerly loved books and children’s items. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    NMRM Celebrating 50 Years of Holden

    This year marks 50 years since Holden’s first outright victory in the October touring car classic at Mount Panorama. To mark this anniversary, the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM) will feature a special exhibition of some classic race winning Holden race cars.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the cars that forged the Holden legend at Mount Panorama. This exhibition will run until December. For more information visit www.nmrm.com.au or call 6332 1872.

    Soar & Roar

    Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on 9 December to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information visit soarandroar.com.au

    Event of the Year

    Local organisations are encouraged to nominate for the Bathurst region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2018. For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Nominations close 11 January 2019.

    Drought Buster Promotion

    This initiative aims to keep money flowing through the local businesses during the drought. Purchase a $250 drought buster gift card and shop in one of 43 participating businesses for a chance to win weekly prizes, and a chance to win the big giveaway of $5000 worth of gift cards.

    For more information and a list of participating stores visit www.whyleavetown.com/droughtbusterbathurst

    Have YourSay

    Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    Council has commissioned Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park that will cater to all skill levels including beginners. A draft concept design has been developed and Council is now seeking feedback on this design until 11 January 2019.

    Centennial Park Landscape Plan

    Council is seeking feedback on the Centennial Park concept landscape plan that has been developed after extensive community consultation. The landscape plan developed by dsb Landscape Architects reflects the community’s views to keep Centennial Park green, open and useful. Feedback on the concept plan will accepted until 11 January 2019.

    Alec Lamberton Park Consultation

    Council is seeking community feedback to inform the Alec Lamberton Park master plan. Following previous community consultation, Council has decided to retain Alec Lamberton Park as open space used for community recreational activities.

    To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Have YourSay on the Bathurst Skate Park Extension

    4 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Council has commissioned company Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the extension will provide more skate park features that will cater to all skill levels and skate park riding disciplines, including beginners and intermediate levels.

    “The extension to the skate park will provide more opportunities for young people of differing skill levels to use the facility”, he said.

    “Public open spaces like skate parks gives young people a place to call their own. It also provides them the opportunity to socialise and be outdoors...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Council has commissioned company Convic Pty Ltd to design an extension to the Bathurst Skate Park.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the extension will provide more skate park features that will cater to all skill levels and skate park riding disciplines, including beginners and intermediate levels.

    “The extension to the skate park will provide more opportunities for young people of differing skill levels to use the facility”, he said.

    “Public open spaces like skate parks gives young people a place to call their own. It also provides them the opportunity to socialise and be outdoors to get fresh air and exercise.”

    A workshop was held on October 25 where the community was invited to have a say on what they would like included in the skate park extension. A Draft Concept Design has since been developed based on the outcomes of the workshop.

    Council is asking for comment on the ‘Draft Concept Design’. Feedback from the online consultation process will be considered before a detailed design is completed.

    It is anticipated that tenders will be called at the beginning of the new financial year for the construction of the skate park extension.

    To have YourSay on the Bathurst Skate Park visit yoursay.bathurst. nsw.gov.au and complete the survey on the concept design. In addition, a written submission can be sent to The General Manager, PMB 17 Bathurst NSW 2795.

    Comments on the draft plan will be received up until the 11 January 2019

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Centennial Park concept design open for feedback

    4 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Earlier this year Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design that reflected the community's aspirations for the future upgrade of Centennial Park, Bathurst.

    After extensive community consultation, a report was produced that indicated the community’s wishes for the park’s future was to keep it green, keep it open and make it useful.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the process of developing an acceptable plan for this important green space within the Bathurst CBD was nearing completion.

    “We have received a lot of creative and constructive feedback as to what should be...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2018


    Earlier this year Council engaged dsb Landscape Architects to prepare a concept landscape design that reflected the community's aspirations for the future upgrade of Centennial Park, Bathurst.

    After extensive community consultation, a report was produced that indicated the community’s wishes for the park’s future was to keep it green, keep it open and make it useful.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the process of developing an acceptable plan for this important green space within the Bathurst CBD was nearing completion.

    “We have received a lot of creative and constructive feedback as to what should be included within a revitalised Centennial Park and I would like to thank our community for participating,” he said.

    “Council is again asking everyone to get involved to gain community sentiment on the proposed design option.”

    The concept landscape plan identifies the following inclusions for Centennial Park:

    Kept green

    · The retaining of all trees within the park, with the exception of some that are in poor health

    · New tree planting to keep the tree lined pedestrian pathways and to add autumn colour

    · Improved irrigated grass open areas

    Kept open

    · Keeping the existing shape of the park with intersecting pedestrian pathways

    · Design that lends the park to a ‘passive’ and an ‘active’ area

    · Renovation of a cricket pitch including levelling, irrigation and terraced grass seating/viewing areas

    · Heritage style pedestrian vehicle mitigation measures

    Useful

    · New children’s play equipment

    · BBQ area with tree and plantings surround

    · Curved trellis with seating and climbers next to barbecue area

    · Winding track with exercise stations

    · Heritage style smart sensor lighting along pedestrian pathways

    · Central gazebo with seating

    · Heritage style furniture dotted around the park

    · Formalisation of the pedestrian pathway with heritage style red brick edges

    · Terraced stairs with incorporated disabled access

    · Relocated bus stop with improved access

    To view the plan and provide feedback please visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Comments and suggestions will be received up until 11 January 2019.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer