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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

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2018

    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...

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2018

    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

    Council and the Australia Day Committee are encouraging local organisations 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. This year, each winner will receive $2,000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 13 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

    Sports Awards

    The Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council are calling for nominations for the 2018 Sports Awards. Contact the bathurstsportscouncil@hotmail.com to secure a nomination form.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal changes announced

    4 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2018

    The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal will take on a new focus in 2019.

    The Medal, initiative as a bicentennial event in 2015 has undergone a major review by Council and a new local scholarship/grant for a major conservation or interpretation project has been endorsed to replace the previous nationally-focused heritage award.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said local heritage would be the beneficiary of the review of the award which has been re-focused to shine a light on local, rather than national heritage advocates.

    “The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship will be introduced in 2019....

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2018

    The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal will take on a new focus in 2019.

    The Medal, initiative as a bicentennial event in 2015 has undergone a major review by Council and a new local scholarship/grant for a major conservation or interpretation project has been endorsed to replace the previous nationally-focused heritage award.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said local heritage would be the beneficiary of the review of the award which has been re-focused to shine a light on local, rather than national heritage advocates.

    “The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship will be introduced in 2019. It is a two year program offering a $10,000 grant for a major building conservation project on a heritage item or building, a major heritage interpretation project, or as a scholarship grant for learning in heritage conservation and management or heritage trades.

    “The project/scholarship will be announced for the first time in 2019 on Proclamation Day and the $10,000 grant is the largest offered by Council under its existing range of heritage funding programs.

    “The type of project or learning to be supported by the revised Macquarie Medal fund will fill a gap in Council’s current heritage incentive funding programs which currently provide funding through the Local Heritage Fund, the Interpretation Fund and Main Street Fund.

    “The re-focused award will celebrate major achievements in the region’s history and heritage and will support the continued learning and training of Bathurst’s residents in heritage management and conservation techniques,” Cr Hanger said.

    Nominations for the 2019 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship will open in late January 2019.

    The changes announced for the award will not impact on Council’s ongoing support of the National Trust Bathurst Region Heritage Awards, which includes the Chifley Medal.

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 November 2018

    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Be Water Wise – You can’t always count on the rain

    We need to be ready for dry periods which means planning for our water future now

    by saving water at home and at work. What we all do makes a difference.

    www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    NMRM...

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 November 2018

    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Be Water Wise – You can’t always count on the rain

    We need to be ready for dry periods which means planning for our water future now

    by saving water at home and at work. What we all do makes a difference.

    www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    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.

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Tickets are available at www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    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

    Council and the Australia Day Committee are encouraging local organisations 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. This year, each winner will receive $2,000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 13 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

    Water safety during the swimming season

    Now that the swimming season has arrived it’s important that risks are minimised around backyard pools, public pools and public waterways. For tips on how to stay safe in the water, visit www.watersafety.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Carillon's bells to stop chiming temporarily for upgrades

    4 months ago
    Carillon 75th birthday 2008

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018

    The bells of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon will temporarily stop chiming as upgrades are conducted from 26 - 27 November.

    The upgrades include replacement of the bells and installation of an electronic playing system.

    Representative from the Carillon Trust, Richard Steele, said experts from Taylor's Bell Foundry in England were currently in Bathurst to assist with the upgrades.

    "The upgrades involve removal, installation and commissioning of twelve new bells and an additional 12 top octave bells,” he said.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the works are necessary to conserve and improve our city's centrepiece.

    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018

    The bells of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon will temporarily stop chiming as upgrades are conducted from 26 - 27 November.

    The upgrades include replacement of the bells and installation of an electronic playing system.

    Representative from the Carillon Trust, Richard Steele, said experts from Taylor's Bell Foundry in England were currently in Bathurst to assist with the upgrades.

    "The upgrades involve removal, installation and commissioning of twelve new bells and an additional 12 top octave bells,” he said.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the works are necessary to conserve and improve our city's centrepiece.

    "The Carillon was constructed in 1933 as a memorial to those from Bathurst and district who served in World War One," he said

    A crane will be in Kings Parade for the duration of works and the area surrounding the Carillon will be cordoned off for public safety.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Richard Steele 0438 122 814


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018


    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Food & Flix

    Food & Flix, an outdoor cinema experience, will be held on Friday 23, November from 6:30pm -

    9:45pm at the Adventure Playground.

    Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner. Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at...

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 November 2018


    Welcome Wagon

    Council, in partnership with the Bathurst Business Chamber will hold the Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception on Tuesday, 27 November at 5.30 pm at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre.

    The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Food & Flix

    Food & Flix, an outdoor cinema experience, will be held on Friday 23, November from 6:30pm -

    9:45pm at the Adventure Playground.

    Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner. Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at 8:00 pm. For more information call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Be Water Wise – Small Actions

    Small Actions now can make a big difference later. Taking shorter showers,

    installing rainwater tanks and washing your car on the lawn all helps. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    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. Stalls are $40 each and registration opens on Monday, 15 October and close Friday, 23 November. To register, or for more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    What’s on @ the Library

    Cyber Safety Talk

    An information session for young people and their guardians, presented by Constable Matthew Holden, Chifley Youth Liaison Officer is on Tuesday 20 November at 4.30 pm. He will discuss using the internet safely, understanding cyber bullying and online grooming.

    Author Talk

    Eduardo Paez will discuss his book ‘Abuelito’ on Friday 30 November at 6.15pm.

    The book is fascinating exploration of his Ecuadorian Shaman grandfather and his spiritual teachings.

    For bookings or more information call the library on 6333 6281.

    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.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    · Sofala (Memorial Hall) – 20 November at 6pm

    · Wattle Flat (Recreation Hall) - 22 November at 6pm

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Tickets are available at www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    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

    Council and the Australia Day Committee are encouraging local organisations 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. This year, each winner will receive $2,000 worth of radio and print advertising with 2BS/B-Rock and Bathurst City Life to be spent on advertising for the event in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Nominations close 13 January 2019.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Level three water restrictions to be implemented for Bathurst region

    4 months ago
    Water

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2018

    Water restrictions to conserve the water available in Chifley Dam now and into the future will come into effect on Monday, 26 November.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has been engaging our community to promote water wise habits around the home and workplace since 2007.

    “I am impressed that so many members of our community have embraced these small changes to our daily tasks and habits,” he said.

    “By implementing a lower level of restrictions now, it is hoped that there will not be a need to go to higher restrictions, but this is...

    MEDIA RELEASE 14 November 2018

    Water restrictions to conserve the water available in Chifley Dam now and into the future will come into effect on Monday, 26 November.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has been engaging our community to promote water wise habits around the home and workplace since 2007.

    “I am impressed that so many members of our community have embraced these small changes to our daily tasks and habits,” he said.

    “By implementing a lower level of restrictions now, it is hoped that there will not be a need to go to higher restrictions, but this is entirely dependent on rainfall in the coming months. Council staff will be monitoring weather and water consumption on a regular basis to ensure the most appropriate measures remain in place”.

    Council staff are currently working with key stakeholders including irrigators, businesses and departments within Council to investigate water conservation options and actions. The implementation of water restrictions will have an impact on all residents, businesses and visitors to our region.

    Staff have also recently met with Chifley Dam irrigators to discuss the summer irrigation season and the move to water restrictions. As a result, Council and the irrigators are currently developing a water saving plan to manage the 2018-19 production season. This plan with help reduce the releases of water required by irrigators along the Campbells and Macquarie Rivers into Bathurst and assist in conserving water stored in Chifley Dam for as long as possible.

    Level three water restrictions will apply to all homes and all businesses within the Bathurst Local Government Area that are connected to the Council water supply network and will mean:

    · Lawns - odds and evens* 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm maximum 30 minutes/day

    · Gardens - odds and evens 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm maximum 30 minutes/day

    · Home car washing - bucket & trigger nozzle on lawn 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm

    · Swimming pools - top up 6am-9am or 6pm-9pm with pool covers/first fill with Council permission

    · Garden features and temporary child pools - top up and filling permitted

    · Washing hard surfaces - not permitted

    · Indoor activities - Water wise actions required

    There are a variety of actions that everyone can take to conserve water. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    * Odd numbered properties are permitted to water on odd numbered dates. Even numbered properties are permitted to water on even numbered dates. No watering permitted on the 31st of any month.

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    5 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 November 2018

    Partial closure of Adventure Playground for repairs

    Parts of the Adventure Playground will be closed from Monday, 12 November for repair works to rubber softfall surfaces. Staged works will occur near the carousel and adjacent swing bay, the giant slide, flying fox bay, sandpit and small slide. The areas will reopen once the softfall has cured and dried. Works are expected to take one week.

    Welcome Wagon

    The next Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception will be held on Tuesday 27 November at 5.30 pm, at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre. The Welcome Wagon provides a great...

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 November 2018

    Partial closure of Adventure Playground for repairs

    Parts of the Adventure Playground will be closed from Monday, 12 November for repair works to rubber softfall surfaces. Staged works will occur near the carousel and adjacent swing bay, the giant slide, flying fox bay, sandpit and small slide. The areas will reopen once the softfall has cured and dried. Works are expected to take one week.

    Welcome Wagon

    The next Welcome Wagon Mayoral Reception will be held on Tuesday 27 November at 5.30 pm, at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre. The Welcome Wagon provides a great opportunity to meet other new residents. You will also receive a welcome pack to help you settle in to your new life in Bathurst. Call 6333 6182 or email live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information.

    Food & Flix

    Food & Flix, an outdoor cinema experience, will be held on Friday 23 November from 6:30pm -

    9:45pm at the Adventure Playground.

    Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic dinner. Screening of The Greatest Showman will commence at 8:00 pm. For more information call Council’s Community Services department on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Be Water Wise – Pool Covers

    Uncovered pools can lose 5mm of water per day due to evaporation, adding up to a staggering 55,000 litres annually. Using a cover can reduce water loss by anywhere from 40-90% www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    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. Stalls are $40 each and registration opens on Monday, 15 October and close Friday, 23 November. To register, or for more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    What’s on @ the Library

    International Games Day

    The library will host a day of games and fun on Saturday 10 November from 10.00 am to 2.30 pm. Gaming enthusiasts will be there on the day to help you find your new favourite game.

    Cyber Safety Talk

    An information session will be held on Tuesday, 20 November at 4.30pm for young people and their guardians, presented by Constable Matthew Holden, Chifley Youth Liaison Officer, about using the internet safely, understanding cyber bullying and online grooming.

    To book or for more information phone the library on 6333 6281.

    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.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    · Hill End (Royal Hall) – 15 November at 6pm

    · Sofala (Memorial Hall) – 20 November at 6pm

    · Wattle Flat (Recreation Hall) - 22 November at 6pm

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Tickets are available at www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    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

    Freedom of Entry

    1/19 RNSWR will exercise the Battalion’s right of Freedom of Entry into Bathurst on Saturday 10 November at 11.30am as part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations. The march will involve up to 200 members of the battalion and will start in Keppel Street before making its way along William Street.

    Pet Desexing Program

    A community pet desexing program will be held from 19 to 30 November. The program provides a subsidised cost for the desexing and vaccinations of cats and dogs and is open to pensioners and low-income earners. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. To reserve a place contact one of the following surgeries:

    StewartStreetVeterinaryHospital

    63311222

    DurhamStreetVeterinaryClinic

    63342009

    DrTom’sVeterinaryPractice

    63323222

    BathurstVeterinaryHospital

    63325800

    HaveYourSay

    Draft CBD CCTV Policy Public Exhibition

    Council has prepared a Draft Bathurst Central Business District (CBD) Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) 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. Submissions can be made until 4.00pm Thursday 15 November 2018.

    To have YourSay visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Partial closure of Adventure Playground for repairs to rubber softfall

    5 months ago
    Playground

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 November 2018

    Parts of the Adventure Playground will be temporarily closed from Monday, 12 November for repair works to rubber softfall surfaces which are expected to take one week.

    Staged works will occur near the carousel and adjacent swing bay, the giant slide, flying fox bay, sandpit and small slide. The areas will reopen once the softfall has cured and dried.

    Due to the high patronage the Adventure Playground has experienced over the years, the rubber softfall surfaces have deteriorated in some areas and repair works are required to ensure the surfaces meet the required standards.

    Mayor...

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 November 2018

    Parts of the Adventure Playground will be temporarily closed from Monday, 12 November for repair works to rubber softfall surfaces which are expected to take one week.

    Staged works will occur near the carousel and adjacent swing bay, the giant slide, flying fox bay, sandpit and small slide. The areas will reopen once the softfall has cured and dried.

    Due to the high patronage the Adventure Playground has experienced over the years, the rubber softfall surfaces have deteriorated in some areas and repair works are required to ensure the surfaces meet the required standards.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the Adventure Playground is a popular space for children, parents and carers to meet, play and relax.

    “The new rubber softfall surfaces ensure the safety and minimise the risk of injury for everyone who uses the area,” he said.

    “Our commitment to maintaining and improving our playgrounds, parks and reserves ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy outdoor living spaces now and into the future.”

    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


  • Registrations open for Bathurst Cycling Classic

    5 months ago
    Bcc

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 November 2018

    Registrations are now open for next year’s Bathurst Cycling Classic which will take place 16 - 17 March 2019 and will again form part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic includes a range of cycling events with the feature being the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B). The110km event has been sanctioned by the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and is one of three qualifying rounds to be held in Australia.

    The UCI event is a high-level competition for masters and amateurs but also...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 November 2018

    Registrations are now open for next year’s Bathurst Cycling Classic which will take place 16 - 17 March 2019 and will again form part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic includes a range of cycling events with the feature being the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B). The110km event has been sanctioned by the world governing body of cycling, the Union Cycliste International (UCI) and is one of three qualifying rounds to be held in Australia.

    The UCI event is a high-level competition for masters and amateurs but also aims to support the idea of cycling for all. The 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships will be held in Poznan, Poland from 22 – 30 September.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Cycling Classic is continuing to grow in reputation and stature each year. More cyclists are visiting the region to experience B2B - one of the few state’s fully-road closed events.

    “The course winds its way through the central NSW countryside before finishing at the iconic Mount Panorama and is on a fully closed road, event timing and on route support,” he said.

    More than 2,390 riders participated in the B2B last year. The top 25 per cent in each age group from the 110km event qualified for the UCI Grand Fondo which was held in Varese, Italy. 407 riders qualified to represent Australia in this year’s championships, with 95 B2B riders making the trip to Italy.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will feature the following events:

    · Hill Climb at Mount Panorama 16 March 2019

    · Family Fun in the CBD 16 March 2019

    · Criterium Racing at Kings Parade 16 March 2019

    · B2B Sunday 17 March 2019 from 8.30am

    For more information or to register visit www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    5 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 2 November 2018


    Pet Desexing Program

    The next community pet desexing program for pensioners and low-income earners that reside in the Bathurst LGA will run from 19-30 November. The subsidised cost for this desexing program is as follows:

    Dog

    - Female

    $65.00

    - Male

    $50.00

    Cat

    - Female

    $50.00

    - Male

    $35.00

    The cost of microchipping is included for both dogs and cats.First vaccinations are included for dogs only. Pain relief and hospitalisation are included in the cost for both dogs and cats. Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book contact one of the following...

    MEDIA RELEASE 2 November 2018


    Pet Desexing Program

    The next community pet desexing program for pensioners and low-income earners that reside in the Bathurst LGA will run from 19-30 November. The subsidised cost for this desexing program is as follows:

    Dog

    - Female

    $65.00

    - Male

    $50.00

    Cat

    - Female

    $50.00

    - Male

    $35.00

    The cost of microchipping is included for both dogs and cats.First vaccinations are included for dogs only. Pain relief and hospitalisation are included in the cost for both dogs and cats. Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book contact one of the following surgeries:

    StewartStreetVeterinaryHospital

    63311222

    DurhamStreetVeterinaryClinic

    63342009

    DrTom’sVeterinaryPractice

    63323222

    BathurstVeterinaryHospital

    63325800

    Be Water Wise – Free mulch

    Mulch reduces evaporation from soil by up to an amazing 70%, which means you can use a lot less water to keep your gardens healthy and looking their best during Bathurst’s dry periods. And great news - Council provides free mulch to residents of Bathurst, available from the Waste Management Centre on College Road. For more information, go to www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/know-tip-times.html.

    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. Stalls are $40 each and registration opens on Monday, 15 October and close Friday, 23 November. To register, or for more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Author Talks at the Library

    Ron McCarthy

    Author Ron McCarthy will discuss his book Journey to Minnie at the library. The book is part memoir, part fiction and a heart-warming story of the search for connection and meaning in a chaotic world.

    When: Friday 9 November at 6.15 pm.

    To book or for more information phone 6333 6281.

    International Games Day

    The library will host a day of games and fun on Saturday 10 November from 10.00 am to 2.30 pm. Gaming enthusiasts will be there on the day to help you find your new favourite game.

    To book or for more information phone 6333 6281.

    Book Sale

    The monthly book sale is on at the library on Saturday 27 October from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Be early and grab yourself a bargain or two. For more information phone 6333 6281.

    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.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    · Yetholme (Community Hall) – 8 November at 6pm

    · Hill End (Royal Hall) – 15 November at 6pm

    · Sofala (Memorial Hall) – 20 November at 6pm

    · Wattle Flat (Recreation Hall) - 22 November at 6pm

    Inland Sea of Sound

    Inland Sea of Sound is on 30 November and 1 December. Artists include The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway. Tickets are available at www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    Soar & Roar

    Depart the National Motor Racing Museum by motorbike and travel to Sydney Motorsport Park on 9 December 2018 to enjoy car displays, food and wine and entertainment. For more information visit soarandroar.com.au

    Freedom of Entry

    1/19 RNSWR will exercise the Battalion’s right of Freedom of Entry into Bathurst on Saturday 10 November 2018, as part of the Centenar y of Anzac commemorations. The march will involve up to 200 members of the 1/19 Battalion and will start in Keppel Street before making its way along William Street.

    HaveYourSay

    Draft CBD CCTV Policy Public Exhibition

    Council has prepared a Draft Bathurst Central Business District (CBD) Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) 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. Submissions can be made until 4.00pm Thursday 15 November 2018.

    To have YourSay visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    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