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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

    about 2 months ago
    MEDIA RELEASE 26 October 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:

    Stewart Street Veterinary...

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 October 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:

    Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital6331 1222
    Durham Street Veterinary Clinic6334 2009
    Dr Tom’s Veterinary Practice6332 3222
    Bathurst Veterinary Hospital6332 5800

    Be Water Wise – Impact of just one minute

    If everyone in Bathurst reduced their daily shower by just one minute per day, this would amount to more than 330,000 litres in one week. That's the equivalent of five semi-trailers of water saved. 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

    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.

    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 3349.

    Free water for Primary Producers

    Council is providing limited free bulk water to primary producers. Applicants need to own a farmland rated parcel of land and be a registered as a Primary Producer with a current Property Identification Code. To apply or for a full list of terms and conditions go to www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au website or phone 6333 6111.

    Council has also reduced the cost of water from the Hereford Street standpipes by 50 per cent. The charge of $5/kl has been reduced to $2.50kl under a provision in Council’s water pricing policy for drought affected areas.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    •Rockley (School of Arts Hall) – 29 October at 6pm
    •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

    Artstate

    Bathurst will host Artstate from 1-4 November. The event will feature an inspiring speakers program and a diverse arts program showcasing the best of the central west’s creative community.
    A public opening will be held in Kings Parade at 7.00pm on Thursday 1 November with a variety of visual arts, performance and music across the weekend. For more information visit artstate.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

    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

  • Penrith Panthers to take on Melbourne Storm in Bathurst

    5 months ago
    Storm

    MEDIA RELEASE 25 October 2018

    Penrith Panthers will take on Melbourne Storm in Bathurst at Carrington Park in Bathurst on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger said he looked forward our city hosting to another action-packed NRL clash.

    “The event builds on our city’s strong reputation as a destination for major sporting events and Council has played a key role in investing in the sporting facilities to ensure they attract premium events such as the NRL” he said.

    “This is the sixth year the Panthers game is hosted in Bathurst. Last year we signed a new ten-year agreement with...

    MEDIA RELEASE 25 October 2018

    Penrith Panthers will take on Melbourne Storm in Bathurst at Carrington Park in Bathurst on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger said he looked forward our city hosting to another action-packed NRL clash.

    “The event builds on our city’s strong reputation as a destination for major sporting events and Council has played a key role in investing in the sporting facilities to ensure they attract premium events such as the NRL” he said.

    “This is the sixth year the Panthers game is hosted in Bathurst. Last year we signed a new ten-year agreement with Penrith Panthers to play an NRL match in Bathurst until at least 2028. This agreement continues a partnership that began in 2014 an has already seen the Panthers play three NRL fixtures at Carrington Park.”

    Each year the Panthers team conducts a range of community engagement activities such as the coaching clinics, which are great for the development grassroots rugby league in regional areas. The social benefits from these activities contribute strongly to an inclusive sporting community.

    Another benefit is the economic impact of holding the NRL game in Bathurst. In one year it is estimated to have created 6 FTE jobs and $340,000 in household income plus generating an additional $710,000 to the Bathurst economy.

    Tickets for the match will be available in mid December at www.bathurstnrl.com.au

    ENDS
    Media contact:
    Media Officer

  • What's News at Bathurst Regional Council

    5 months ago
    MEDIA RELEASE19 October 2018

    Aussie Backyard Bird Count

    The Backyard Bird Count will run from 22 -28 October. The initiative involves spending
    20 minutes counting birds in a backyard or somewhere in the local area. To download
    the app or for more information, visit aussiebirdcount.org.au.

    Council will also host a guided bird walk at Albens Reserve on Sunday 21 October at 8.00 am. To book phone 6333 6217. For more information visit the Sustainable Bathurst Facebook page.

    Pet Desexing Program

    The next community pet desexing program for pensioners and low-income earners that reside in the Bathurst LGA will run from...

    MEDIA RELEASE19 October 2018

    Aussie Backyard Bird Count

    The Backyard Bird Count will run from 22 -28 October. The initiative involves spending
    20 minutes counting birds in a backyard or somewhere in the local area. To download
    the app or for more information, visit aussiebirdcount.org.au.

    Council will also host a guided bird walk at Albens Reserve on Sunday 21 October at 8.00 am. To book phone 6333 6217. For more information visit the Sustainable Bathurst Facebook page.

    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:

    Stewart Street Veterinary Hospital6331 1222
    Durham Street Veterinary Clinic6334 2009
    Dr Tom’s Veterinary Practice6332 3222
    Bathurst Veterinary Hospital6332 5800

    Be Water Wise – Looking after your lawn

    Being water wise doesn’t mean you have to neglect your lawn. Just remember to water after 6pm or before 9am to avoid wasting water in the heat of the day. And remember to check the weather forecast before you start – you may not need to water at all. For more water wise tips 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

    Author Talks at the Library

    Defending Human Rights

    Speakers from the United Nations Canberra office and Amnesty International will discuss
    human rights and where we stand in regards to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    When: Friday 26 October at 1.00pm

    Ron McCarthy

    Author Ron McCarthy will discuss his book Journey to Minnie. 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.

    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 3349.

    Free water for Primary Producers

    Council is providing limited free bulk water to primary producers. Applicants need to own a farmland rated parcel of land and be a registered as a Primary Producer with a current Property Identification Code. To apply or for a full list of terms and conditions go to www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au website or phone 6333 6111.
    Council has also reduced the cost of water from the Hereford Street standpipes by 50 per cent. The charge of $5/kl has been reduced to $2.50kl under a provision in Council’s water pricing policy for drought affected areas.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    •Trunkey Creek (Community Hall) – 25 October at 6pm
    •Rockley (School of Arts Hall) – 29 October at 6pm
    •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

    Bathurst Skate Park Expansion

    Planning has commenced to expand Bathurst Skate Park. The extension will provide more obstacles that will cater to different skill levels and riding disciplines. The contractor, Convic, will host a workshop at 5.30pm on Thursday, 25 October at BMEC to seek input from the community and ideas of what should be included in the design. For more information contact Chris Middap from Convic on 03 9486 9899.

    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

  • Return of the Aussie Backyard Bird Count

    5 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 October 2018

    Council and BirdLife Australia are calling on residents to spend 20 minutes in their backyards or local area to count the birds they see for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, part of National Bird Week 22-28 October.

    Using the specially designed app, which helps people identify local birds based on size, colour and location, the aim is to count more than 2 million Aussie birds in seven days.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the project was important for increased understanding of the health of local native bird populations and in assisting Council to better plan...

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 October 2018

    Council and BirdLife Australia are calling on residents to spend 20 minutes in their backyards or local area to count the birds they see for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, part of National Bird Week 22-28 October.

    Using the specially designed app, which helps people identify local birds based on size, colour and location, the aim is to count more than 2 million Aussie birds in seven days.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the project was important for increased understanding of the health of local native bird populations and in assisting Council to better plan for long term conservation initiatives.

    “It’s an opportunity to head outdoors and get in touch with nature while learning about birds in a simple, fun, all-ages activity,” he said.

    “There are some great birdwatching spots in our region such as Boundary Road Reserve, the Macquarie River, Mt Panorama, Elmo Lavis Park at Raglan, Wambool Nature Reserve at Walang and the Peel Common, as well as a range of parks and reserves at Hill End, Sofala, Rockley and Trunkey Creek.”

    The count follows a record-smashing Aussie Backyard Bird Count in 2017 with more than 72,000 nature-loving Australians and over 200 locals taking time out from their busy schedules to count more than 1.9 million birds. An amazing 10,575 from 158 species were counted in one week in the Bathurst region alone.

    Once they’ve counted, residents can see the number of birds and species being counted nearby, with real-time updates on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app and website.

    “We are pleased to be again partnering with Bathurst Regional for our fifth Aussie Backyard Bird Count and appreciate the involvement from local bird lovers in assisting us to learn more about bird populations across Australia,” Paul Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of BirdLife Australia said.

    In addition to the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, a guided bird walk at Albens Reserve will be held on Sunday, 21 October at 8am. The reserve is only open to the public a few days a year so it’s a great chance to wander through this important woodland area and learn about the local bird species with Bathurst bird expert, Tiffany Mason.

    Aussie Backyard Bird Count - 22 to 28 October. For more information or to download the app visit aussiebirdcount.org.au

    Guided Bird Walk at Albens Reserve – 21 October at 8am. For more information or to RSVP visit www.facebook/sustainablebathurst or call Environmental Officer, Joel Little, on 6333 6217.

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Freedom of Entry to the City

    5 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 October 2018

    The 1/19 Battalion of the Royal NSW Regiment (The Bushman’s Rifle) will exercise the Battalion’s right of Freedom of Entry into Bathurst on 10 November, as part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations.

    The Freedom of Entry march will involve up to 200 members of the 1/19 Battalion and the march will start in Keppel Street before making its way along William Street.

    The official challenge for Freedom of Entry will take place on the corner of Russell and William Streets at midday before the official ceremony at the Carillon.

    Bathurst RSL sub branch and...

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 October 2018

    The 1/19 Battalion of the Royal NSW Regiment (The Bushman’s Rifle) will exercise the Battalion’s right of Freedom of Entry into Bathurst on 10 November, as part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations.

    The Freedom of Entry march will involve up to 200 members of the 1/19 Battalion and the march will start in Keppel Street before making its way along William Street.

    The official challenge for Freedom of Entry will take place on the corner of Russell and William Streets at midday before the official ceremony at the Carillon.

    Bathurst RSL sub branch and Bathurst Regional Council are currently finalising plans for the Freedom of Entry to the city.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said members of the community are encouraged to gather in Kings Parade for the ceremony.

    “Freedom of Entry is an honour awarded by the city and it is a colourful spectacle and a tradition that dates back centuries.”

    Freedom of the City is an ancient honour that can be granted to military organisations, allowing them the privilege to march into the city "with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed".

    This honour dates back to ancient Rome, today, martial freedom of the city is an entirely ceremonial honour, usually bestowed upon a unit with historic ties to the area, as a token of appreciation for their long and dedicated service.

    Bathurst RSL sub-branch President David Mills said the 1/19Bn has served our community with distinction and encourages the community to honour their service and sacrifice by attending the parade.

    Bathurst’s Remembrance Day services will commence at 10.15 am on Sunday 11 November.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 12 October 2018

    5 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 October 2018

    Bathurst Skate Park Expansion

    Planning has commenced to expand Bathurst Skate Park. The extension will provide more obstacles that will cater to different skill levels and riding disciplines. The contractor, Convic, will host a workshop at 5.30pm on Thursday, 25 October at BMEC to seek input from the community and ideas of what should be included in the design. For more information contact Chris Middap from Convic on 03 9486 9899.

    Be Water Wise – Cleaning hard surfaces

    Using water to clean hard surfaces outdoors doesn’t make good use of this precious resource – it...

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 October 2018

    Bathurst Skate Park Expansion

    Planning has commenced to expand Bathurst Skate Park. The extension will provide more obstacles that will cater to different skill levels and riding disciplines. The contractor, Convic, will host a workshop at 5.30pm on Thursday, 25 October at BMEC to seek input from the community and ideas of what should be included in the design. For more information contact Chris Middap from Convic on 03 9486 9899.

    Be Water Wise – Cleaning hard surfaces

    Using water to clean hard surfaces outdoors doesn’t make good use of this precious resource – it sends it down the drain. Give the hose a miss and keep surfaces clean and tidy by sweeping or using a blower. For more water wise tips 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

    Author Talks at the Library

    Cyber Safety
    A talk for young people and their carers about using the internet safely on 16 October at 4.30 pm.
    Ross Crothers
    Author Ross Crothers will discuss his second novel in the Ash Todd Thriller series ‘Deadmans Cut’ on 19 October at 6.15 pm. To book 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 3349.

    Free water for Primary Producers

    Council is providing limited free bulk water to primary producers. Applicants need to own a farmland rated parcel of land and be a registered as a Primary Producer with a current Property Identification Code. To apply or for a full list of terms and conditions go to www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au website or phone 6333 6111.
    Council has also reduced the cost of water from the Hereford Street standpipes by 50 per cent. The charge of $5/kl has been reduced to $2.50kl under a provision in Council’s water pricing policy for drought affected areas.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:
    ·Trunkey Creek (Community Hall) – 25 October at 6pm
    ·Rockley (School of Arts Hall) – 29 October at 6pm
    ·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

    HaveYourSay

    Amendment to Revenue Policy 2018/2019
    Council has resolved to amend the Revenue Policy 2018/2019 in relation to the description of charges under Section 15 of the Impounding Act (NSW):
    from “Release of Shopping Trolley or A frame sign (per item)” to “Release of Shopping Trolley, A frame sign or other articles (per item)”; with the charge for this item unchanged at $52.50. Submissions are invited from the public for 28 days, closing on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 4:00pm and should be addressed to The General Manager, PMB 17, Bathurst NSW 2795 or via yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Vegetation Management Plan

    The draft Vegetation Management Plan for the Bathurst region is now on public exhibition for community feedback.

    The original Vegetation Management Plan has served as a landmark and comprehensive document guiding how vegetation is managed throughout the different parts of the city. The plan has now been updated to encompass the changes since the original plan was adopted, the consultation that has occurred to date, and the field assessment findings. As such the aims of the updated Vegetation Management Plan are to:
    Cover the entire Bathurst Regional LGA to reflect changes since the adoption of the original plan;
    Provide a document that will underpin and provide a basis for long-term strategies for vegetation management issues of all land in the Bathurst Regional LGA and particularly Council lands; and
    Reflect the recreational, environmental and heritage needs of the community, whilst being consistent with Council’s strategic and statutory framework.

    Submissions are invited on the draft plan during the public exhibition period.
    To have YourSay visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

  • Driving for Drought 1000 cancelled

    5 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 October 2018

    Bathurst Regional Council has cancelled its proposed drought fundraiser, Driving for Drought 1000, after a lack of registrations.

    Driving for Drought 1000 aimed to bring 1000 cars together for a lap of Mount Panorama circuit to raise funds for Buy a Bale. The event was scheduled to take place on Sunday 28 October 2018.

    There has been limited interest in the event and we have less than 100 entries despite extending the entry timeframe and the ongoing promotion of the event.

    An extensive promotional campaign was undertaken to promote the event and the registration process....

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 October 2018

    Bathurst Regional Council has cancelled its proposed drought fundraiser, Driving for Drought 1000, after a lack of registrations.

    Driving for Drought 1000 aimed to bring 1000 cars together for a lap of Mount Panorama circuit to raise funds for Buy a Bale. The event was scheduled to take place on Sunday 28 October 2018.

    There has been limited interest in the event and we have less than 100 entries despite extending the entry timeframe and the ongoing promotion of the event.

    An extensive promotional campaign was undertaken to promote the event and the registration process. This included radio and print advertising and social media posts on a range of Facebook pages including the BRC corporate page, Mount Panorama and National Motor Racing Museum has failed to attract enough entries for the event to proceed.

    As a result, Council is cancelling the event and will fully refund entry fees or if the entrants would like, their fee can be donated to Buy a Bale and Council will ensure this occurs.

    Council is providing drought support locally through its free water for farmers project and halving the cost to buy water for other residents who require water from the Hereford St standpipes.

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 October 2018

    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 3349.

    Be Water Wise - In the garden

    Water is a valuable community resource and we...

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 October 2018

    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 3349.

    Be Water Wise - In the garden

    Water is a valuable community resource and we can all work together to be water wise. The following tips can make a big difference.

    · Choose the right plants for the garden

    · Use mulch on garden beds

    · Watering early in the morning and late in the afternoon

    · Place a trigger nozzle on the hose

    For more water wise tips visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise.

    Free water for Primary Producers

    Council is providing limited free bulk water to primary producers. Applicants need to own a farmland rated parcel of land and be a registered as a Primary Producer with a current Property Identification Code. To apply or for a full list of terms and conditions go to www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au website or phone 6333 6111.

    Council has also reduced the cost of water from the Hereford Street standpipes by 50 per cent. The charge of $5/kl has been reduced to $2.50kl under a provision in Council’s water pricing policy for drought affected areas.

    Village visits

    Village meetings will be held on the following dates:

    · Trunkey Creek (Community Hall) – 25 October at 6pm

    · Rockley (School of Arts Hall) – 29 October at 6pm

    · 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

    Driving for Drought 1000

    Registrations are now open for Council's Driving for Drought 1000 fundraiser to be held at Mt Panorama at 10 am on Sunday, 28 October.

    The event is looking to bring 1000 cars to Mount Panorama to set a track record for the most number of cars moving on the iconic race circuit. Registration is $50 per car and all funds raised will be donated to Buy a Bale to support farmers.

    To register visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Author Talk at the Library

    Author Ross Crothers will discuss his second novel in the Ash Todd Thriller series ‘Deadmans Cut’ at the library on 19 October at 6.15 pm. To book phone the library on 6333 6281.

    HaveYourSay

    Amendment to Revenue Policy 2018/2019

    Council has resolved to amend the Revenue Policy 2018/2019 in relation to the description of charges under Section 15 of the Impounding Act (NSW):

    from “Release of Shopping Trolley or A frame sign (per item)” to “Release of Shopping Trolley, A frame sign or other articles (per item)”; with the charge for this item unchanged at $52.50. Submissions are invited from the public for 28 days, closing on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 4:00pm and should be addressed to The General Manager, PMB 17, Bathurst NSW 2795 or via yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Vegetation Management Plan

    The draft Vegetation Management Plan for the Bathurst region is now on public exhibition for community feedback.

    The original Vegetation Management Plan has served as a landmark and comprehensive document guiding how vegetation is managed throughout the different parts of the city. The plan has now been updated to encompass the changes since the original plan was adopted, the consultation that has occurred to date, and the field assessment findings. As such the aims of the updated Vegetation Management Plan are to:

    Cover the entire Bathurst Regional LGA to reflect changes since the adoption of the original plan;

    Provide a document that will underpin and provide a basis for long-term strategies for vegetation management issues of all land in the Bathurst Regional LGA and particularly Council lands; and

    Reflect the recreational, environmental and heritage needs of the community, whilst being consistent with Council’s strategic and statutory framework.

    Submissions are invited on the draft plan during the public exhibition period.

    Smart Cities

    Council is seeking input from the community as it develops a Smart Cities plan. Do you have an idea on how we could use technology to solve a community problem, or capitalise on an opportunity for the benefit of the community? How do you think smart technologies might make our community more livable for people of all ages and abilities now and into the future? We would love to hear your ideas.

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

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

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    Media contact: Media Officer


  • City centre is the place to be in the lead-up to the Great Race

    6 months ago
    Saturdaystreetfair

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2018

    City centre is the place to be in the lead-up to the Great Race

    Bathurst’s city centre will be alive with activity, entertainment, food and plenty of fun for the whole family in the lead-up to the Great Race.

    The excitement commences with B-Rock Super Wednesday and the Transporter and Driver Parade on 3 October. Fans will have the opportunity to see their favourite teams as the Supercars transporters and drivers make their way along William Street. As part of the event, the popular Driver Signing sessions will return to Kings Parade followed by the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2018

    City centre is the place to be in the lead-up to the Great Race

    Bathurst’s city centre will be alive with activity, entertainment, food and plenty of fun for the whole family in the lead-up to the Great Race.

    The excitement commences with B-Rock Super Wednesday and the Transporter and Driver Parade on 3 October. Fans will have the opportunity to see their favourite teams as the Supercars transporters and drivers make their way along William Street. As part of the event, the popular Driver Signing sessions will return to Kings Parade followed by the unveiling of the last year’s winner’s plaque.

    A new LEGO Play Zone will be the highlight of the Saturday Street Fair. The play zone will allow fans to stretch their imagination and compete in fun and exciting challenges, featuring products from the LEGO Speed Champions sets. The Saturday Street Fair will feature food and market stalls, a variety of live performances and the unforgettable $2 rides for the children.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said off-track events add to the excitement of race week and creates a great atmosphere in the city centre.

    “The off-track events have something for everyone and brings people to the heart of Bathurst which is great for local businesses and the economy,” he said.

    “The SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000 injects over $21 million into our local economy each year.”

    2018 Race Week off-track events:

    What: Supercar Transporter and Driver Parade
    Where: William Street to Kings Parade (Russell St) the Driver Parade will turn into Russell St with the transporters continuing to Mount Panorama

    When: Wednesday, 3 October at 11.30am

    What: Driver signing
    Where:
    Kings Parade (Russell St)
    When:
    Wednesday, 3 October at 12.15pm and 1.15pm

    What: Legendary Moments Dinner
    Where:
    Rydges Mount Panorama
    When:
    Thursday, 4 October, 6.30pm (Sold Out)

    What: Saturday Street Fair
    Where: Kings Parade (Russell Street)
    When: Saturday, 6 October 10.00am – 4.00pm

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    Media Contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • Bathurst to host BMX World Cup in 2020

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2018

    In a major sporting coup Bathurst has been selected to host a round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in February 2020, the first time the event has been held in Australia.

    The city, along with Shepparton, will each host a round of the UCI World Cup, the world’s premier BMX racing series for elite men and women. The event will be a qualifier for the Australian team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM has welcomed the announcement.

    “For Bathurst and Shepparton to host rounds of the UCI World Cup,...

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2018

    In a major sporting coup Bathurst has been selected to host a round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in February 2020, the first time the event has been held in Australia.

    The city, along with Shepparton, will each host a round of the UCI World Cup, the world’s premier BMX racing series for elite men and women. The event will be a qualifier for the Australian team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM has welcomed the announcement.

    “For Bathurst and Shepparton to host rounds of the UCI World Cup, the first time the event has been brought to Australia, is a huge coup for both our communities.

    “Bathurst invested in the construction of a world class BMX facility. This announcement is an endorsement of the quality of the infrastructure we have as well as the city’s ability to host major events.

    “Bathurst has previously hosted Oceania and National BMX events at the track. It is exciting to be selected to host a world cup event which will bring the best riders from around the world to Bathurst to compete in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics.”

    Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake said Cycling Australia was very excited to see the announcement of two BMX World Cups in Australia.

    “Without the support and encouragement of Bathurst Regional Council and Greater Shepparton City Council, events like this wouldn't be possible. We're also excited that these events will be used as a qualifier for BMX riders in the lead-up to Tokyo 2020."

    BMX Australia CEO Martin Shaw said the announcement was a shot in the arm for BMX racing in Australia.

    “It is something our community can be very proud of. The efforts of Bathurst Regional Council and Greater Shepparton City Council to procure these world-class events is to be applauded and a just reward for the investment they have made in their wonderful facilities,"

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    Media contact: Media Officer