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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

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2018


    Race Week off-track events:

    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.

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

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 September 2018


    Race Week off-track events:

    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.

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

    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 visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the Bathurst Region. Sporting organisations that are affiliated with the Bathurst District Sport and Recreation Council are eligible to apply for these grants, with a total of $20,000 allocated to this scheme.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6285. Applications close on Tuesday, 2 October.

    Tickets: bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    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.

    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

    Community Survey

    Council reaches out to the community every two years to seek feedback on a range of local issues, Council's facilities and services. The survey is available on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/2018-community-survey until 26 September 2018.

    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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 September 2018

    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...

    MEDIA RELEASE 21 September 2018

    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.

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition

    Local businesses are invited to participate in this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition from 24 September to 7 October. Dress your windows/shopfront in a race theme to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes.


    To register, contact Council’s Events team on 6333 6111 or events@bathurst.nsw.gov.au by Monday 17 September.


    To be eligible, businesses need to have their displays finished and available for people to view from Monday 24 September – Sunday 7 October. These displays must not be pulled down if the business is to remain eligible for a prize. Winners announced on Tuesday 2 October.

    1st Prize – Major Winner
    $2,500 advertising package with 2BS/B-Rock and the Western Advocate & 2 x 4-day passes to Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

    2nd Prize – Runner up

    $1,500 advertising package with 2BS/B-Rock and the Western Advocate


    3rd Prize – People’s Choice

    2 x 3-day passes to Newcastle 500

    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 (Race Course) - 22 November at 6pm

    Community Survey YourSay

    Council reaches out to the community every two years to seek feedback on a range of local issues, Council's facilities and services. The survey is available on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/2018-community-survey until 26 September 2018.

    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 visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Ohkuma Visit - Expressions of Interest

    A delegation, led by a Council representative, will be visiting Bathurst’s sister city Ohkuma in Japan from November 3 to 9. Expressions of interest are being sought to join the delegation from members of the community (at own cost). To register your interest, please call 6333 6111.

    Legendary Moments Dinner

    Tickets for the National Motor Racing Museum 'Legendary Moments' Dinner are now available. Enjoy a two-course meal while listening to stories from Mark Winterbottom and other Legends of the Great Race. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Panorama from Rydges top level as the Legends take you on a drive down memory lane, reliving their most memorable moments on Mount Panorama.

    Date: Thursday, 4 October

    Time: 6.30pm

    Where: Rydges Mount Panorama

    Cost: $80

    Tickets: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the Bathurst Region. Sporting organisations that are affiliated with the Bathurst District Sport and Recreation Council are eligible to apply for these grants, with a total of $20,000 allocated to this scheme.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6285. Applications close on Tuesday, 2 October.

    Tickets: bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    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.

    HaveYourSay

    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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • Lowndes to be awarded honorary citizenship of Bathurst

    6 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 19 September 2018

    One of Australia’s most successful drivers in Australian motorsport, Craig Lowndes OAM, will be formally named as an honorary citizen of Bathurst at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said it was fitting that Craig Lowndes, who debuted at Bathurst in 1994, be awarded the honour at his last appearance at Bathurst as a full time Supercars driver.

    “Craig will join just 18 other people who have been honoured with the title honorary citizen, and he joins fellow racing drivers including Peter Brock and Allan Moffat, artist Dr...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 September 2018

    One of Australia’s most successful drivers in Australian motorsport, Craig Lowndes OAM, will be formally named as an honorary citizen of Bathurst at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said it was fitting that Craig Lowndes, who debuted at Bathurst in 1994, be awarded the honour at his last appearance at Bathurst as a full time Supercars driver.

    “Craig will join just 18 other people who have been honoured with the title honorary citizen, and he joins fellow racing drivers including Peter Brock and Allan Moffat, artist Dr Lloyd Rees and owners of the Mars confectionary company John & Adrienne Mars on that list.

    “Craig is a three time Supercars Championship winner, a five times Barry Sheene Medal recipient, a six-time Bathurst winner, a two-time Bathurst 12 Hour winner and the first driver in Australian history to reach 100 Championship race wins. He was also awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to both the community through his road safety work and to his sport. He is also a firm fan favourite. Craig has also recently voiced an app for Council which tells some of the motorsport stories associated with the iconic Mt Panorama circuit,” Cr Hanger said.

    Craig said “It is a great honour to be recognised as an Honorary Citizen. Bathurst and I share a lot of history and Mount Panorama is a place I consider very special. It’s an icon of Australian motorsport, but also a place very close to my heart”.

    The title, honorary citizen of Bathurst, is awarded to those who are not citizens of the city, but who have contributed beyond the call of duty to the city. The title is only awarded after a resolution of Council.

    The title Honorary Citizen of Bathurst has been awarded to:

    John Reid AO 29 September 1979

    George Hibbert 29 September 1979

    John Hinxman 26 June 1981

    Peter Brock 7 July 1981

    Allan Moffat 3 October 1981

    Dr Lloyd Rees 6 October 1981

    Harry Bartrop 8 April 1982
    William Bowmore OBE 21 November 1983
    Rt Hon Henry, 8th Earl Bathurst 18 March 1985

    Arthur B Blizzard 4 April 1985

    James C Kelso 30 August 1993

    Prof C D Blake AM 4 May 1998

    Mr Don & Mrs Colleen Liddle 16 July 2014

    Mr Sonny Sonobe 20 August 2014

    Mr John Mars KBE & Mrs Adrienne Mars 16 March 2016

    Prof Warren Somerville 13 December 2017

    PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Horsburgh
  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 months ago
    MEDIA RELEASE14 September 2018

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition

    Local businesses are invited to participate in this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition from 24 September to 7 October. Dress your windows/shopfront in a race theme to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

    To be eligible, businesses need to have their displays finished and available for people to view from Monday 24 September – Sunday 7 October. These displays must not be pulled down if the business is to remain eligible for a prize. Winners announced on Tuesday 2 October.

    There’s fantastic...

    MEDIA RELEASE14 September 2018

    Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition

    Local businesses are invited to participate in this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition from 24 September to 7 October. Dress your windows/shopfront in a race theme to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

    To be eligible, businesses need to have their displays finished and available for people to view from Monday 24 September – Sunday 7 October. These displays must not be pulled down if the business is to remain eligible for a prize. Winners announced on Tuesday 2 October.

    There’s fantastic prizes will be up for grabs for stores that participate:

    1st Prize – Major Winner
    $2,500 advertising package with 2BS/B-Rock and the Western Advocate & 2 x 4-day passes to Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

    2nd Prize – Runner up
    $1,500 advertising package with 2BS/B-Rock and the Western Advocate

    3rd Prize – People’s Choice
    2 x 3-day passes to Newcastle 500

    To register, contact Council’s Events team on 6333 6111 or events@bathurst.nsw.gov.au by Monday 17 September.

    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 (Race Course) - 22 November at 6pm

    Community Survey YourSay

    Council reaches out to the community every two years to seek feedback on a range of local issues, Council's facilities and services. The survey is available on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/2018-community-survey until 26 September 2018.

    Bluntside Skatepark Series

    The Bluntside Skatepark Series will be held on Sunday, 16 September from 10.00am - 2.00pm at the
    Bathurst Skate Park featuring skateboarding, scooters and BMX. There’s a free barbecue and great prizes on offer. Register at australianskateboarding.com/events/categories/bluntside. Cost is $5 per competitor. For more information call Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Learner Supervisor Workshop

    The RMS and Council are hosting a free workshop for parents supervising learner drivers on Thursday 20 September at 5.00pm at the Civic Centre (158 Russell Street).
    The workshop will offer practical advice on how to help you help your learner driver become a better driver. Bookings are essential. Call Andrew on 6333 6517 to reserve your place.

    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 visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.
    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Ohkuma Visit - Expressions of Interest

    A delegation, led by a Council representative, will be visiting Bathurst’s sister city Ohkuma in Japan from November 3 to 9. Expressions of interest are being sought to join the delegation from members of the community (at own cost). To register your interest, please call 6333 6111.

    Legendary Moments Dinner

    Tickets for the National Motor Racing Museum 'Legendary Moments' Dinner are now available. Enjoy a two-course meal while listening to stories from Mark Winterbottom and other Legends of the Great Race. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Panorama from Rydges top level as the Legends take you on a drive down memory lane, reliving their most memorable moments on Mount Panorama.

    Date: Thursday, 4 October
    Time: 6.30pm
    Where: Rydges Mount Panorama
    Cost: $80
    Tickets: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the Bathurst Region. Sporting organisations that are affiliated with the Bathurst District Sport and Recreation Council are eligible to apply for these grants, with a total of $20,000 allocated to this scheme.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6285. Applications close on Tuesday, 2 October.
    Tickets: bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    National Tree Day

    On Sunday 16 September, join in from 9.00 am (until lunch) to help plant trees at the Macquarie River (off Kefford Street). We’re aiming to rehabilitate a section of the Macquarie River to increase habitat for our native fish and wildlife in this important section of river close to town. No experience is required, all equipment is provided. Please bring your own water and enclosed footwear suitable for being outdoors. For more information, contact 6333 6285.

    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. 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

  • Designers of the Second Circuit visit Mount Panorama

    6 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2018

    Representatives from Apex Circuit Design have been in Bathurst this week to conduct the groundwork for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama.

    The UK based company, that was awarded the tender for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama in July, is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary automotive facility and destination design consultancy.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has a vision to build on the city’s reputation for staging world class international motor sport events and take it to the next level.

    “Apex Circuit Design has extensive experience in motor...

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 September 2018

    Representatives from Apex Circuit Design have been in Bathurst this week to conduct the groundwork for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama.

    The UK based company, that was awarded the tender for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama in July, is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary automotive facility and destination design consultancy.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council has a vision to build on the city’s reputation for staging world class international motor sport events and take it to the next level.

    “Apex Circuit Design has extensive experience in motor track design and the company has designed and delivered some of the best motor sports tracks around the world.”

    Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP said it was fantastic to catch up with the designers of the Second Circuit here in Bathurst.

    “This is an important step in designing what will be a world-class circuit here at Mount Panorama,” he said

    “This will create huge opportunities across the region in driving our local economies, creating jobs and opening doors for new businesses to relocate to the area. I am pleased that the NSW Government is investing $15 million into this worthwhile project.”

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee MP reinforced his commitment to the project.

    “I said in my inaugural speech to the Australian Parliament that this was a project I’d be fighting for and I’m delighted that we’re now one step closer to the Second Circuit off and racing.”

    The tender offered by Apex Circuit Design provides all works as included in the specification and amounts to $3,703,000 (ex GST).

    Their nominated process is for a master plan to be created on site, followed by detail design, preparation and submission of planning documentation with FIA/FIM approval occurring at the same as the planning approval process. The anticipated total delivery time for the design is 84 weeks from acceptance of contract.

    The Second Circuit at Mount Panorama is a multifaceted project for the construction of an international standard second race circuit and associated infrastructure. The facility will host a variety of motor vehicle and motorcycle events with capacity of 50,000 spectators.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    7 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 September 2018

    Bluntside Skatepark Series

    The Bluntside Skatepark Series will be held on Sunday, 16 September from 10.00am - 2.00pm

    at the Bathurst Skate Park featuring skateboarding, scooters and BMX.

    There’s a free barbecue and great prizes on offer. Register at australianskateboarding.com/events/

    categories/bluntside. Cost is $5 per competitor.

    Free Skills Sessions

    Led by Ricky Konza from Blunt Side Sk8 Park Tours, a free skills session will be held on

    Saturday 8 September from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm.

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

    Learner Supervisor Workshop

    The RMS and Council...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 September 2018

    Bluntside Skatepark Series

    The Bluntside Skatepark Series will be held on Sunday, 16 September from 10.00am - 2.00pm

    at the Bathurst Skate Park featuring skateboarding, scooters and BMX.

    There’s a free barbecue and great prizes on offer. Register at australianskateboarding.com/events/

    categories/bluntside. Cost is $5 per competitor.

    Free Skills Sessions

    Led by Ricky Konza from Blunt Side Sk8 Park Tours, a free skills session will be held on

    Saturday 8 September from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm.

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

    Learner Supervisor Workshop

    The RMS and Council are hosting a free workshop for parents supervising learner drivers on Thursday 20 September at 5.00pm at the Civic Centre (158 Russell Street).

    The workshop will offer practical advice on how to help you help your learner driver become a better driver. Bookings are essential. Call Andrew on 6333 6517 to reserve your place.

    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 visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Ohkuma Visit - Expressions of Interest

    Bathurst has an ongoing sister city relationship between Ohkuma in Japan. A delegation, led by a Council representative, will visit Ohkuma from November 3 to 9.

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community who are interested in joining the delegation (at own cost). To register your interest, please call 6333 6111.

    Legendary Moments Dinner

    Tickets for the National Motor Racing Museum 'Legendary Moments' Dinner are now available. Enjoy a two-course meal while listening to stories from Mark Winterbottom and other Legends of the Great Race. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Panorama from Rydges' top level as the Legends take you on a drive down memory lane, reliving their most memorable moments on Mount Panorama.

    Date: Thursday, 4 October

    Time: 6.30pm

    Where: Rydges Mount Panorama

    Cost: $80

    Tickets: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the Bathurst Region. Sporting organisations that are affiliated with the Bathurst District Sport and Recreation Council are eligible to apply for these grants, with a total of $20,000 allocated to this scheme.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6285. Applications close on Tuesday, 2 October.

    Tickets: bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    National Tree Day

    On Sunday 16 September, join in from 9.00 am (until lunch) to help plant trees at the Macquarie River (off Kefford Street). We’re aiming to rehabilitate a section of the Macquarie River to increase habitat for our native fish and wildlife in this important section of river close to town. No experience is required, all equipment is provided. Please bring your own water and enclosed footwear suitable for being outdoors. For more information, contact 6333 6285.

    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.

    ENDS

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


  • Driving for Drought 1000 registrations open today

    7 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 7 September 2018

    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.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the initiative will help support farmers and their families who have been affected by the drought leaving them struggling...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 September 2018

    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.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the initiative will help support farmers and their families who have been affected by the drought leaving them struggling financially and emotionally.

    "I urge those who want to get involved in this wonderful event to be quick. There is a strict limit of 1000 places available, so register online today," he said.

    To help manage the 1000 cars, participants can select what a time they arrive at Mt Panorama. Times that are available range from 6 am through until 9.30 am.

    To participate, people can register via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Registrations will not be taken on the day of the event.

    Donations to Buy a Bale can also be made via the Council website. Spectators will have access to Harris Park.

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    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    7 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 31 August 2018

    Bluntside Skatepark Series

    Bluntside Skatepark Series will now be held on Sunday, 16 September from 10.00am - 2.00pm

    at the Bathurst Skate Park featuring skateboarding, scooters and BMX.

    There’s a free barbecue and great prizes on offer. Register at australianskateboarding.com/events/

    categories/bluntside. Cost is $5 per competitor.

    Free Skills Sessions

    Led by Ricky Konza from Blunt Side Sk8 Park Tours, two free skills sessions will be held on

    Sunday 2 September and Saturday 8 September from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm. For more information call Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Learner Supervisor Workshop

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    MEDIA RELEASE 31 August 2018

    Bluntside Skatepark Series

    Bluntside Skatepark Series will now be held on Sunday, 16 September from 10.00am - 2.00pm

    at the Bathurst Skate Park featuring skateboarding, scooters and BMX.

    There’s a free barbecue and great prizes on offer. Register at australianskateboarding.com/events/

    categories/bluntside. Cost is $5 per competitor.

    Free Skills Sessions

    Led by Ricky Konza from Blunt Side Sk8 Park Tours, two free skills sessions will be held on

    Sunday 2 September and Saturday 8 September from 11.00 am - 2.00 pm. For more information call Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website.

    Learner Supervisor Workshop

    The RMS and Council are hosting a free workshop for parents supervising learner drivers on Thursday 20 September at 5.00pm at the Civic Centre (158 Russell Street).

    The workshop will offer practical advice on how to help you help your learner driver become a better driver. Bookings are essential. Call Andrew on 6333 6517 to reserve your place.

    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 visit www.inlandseaofsound.com.au

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Reserve your seat for Council's BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch on 26 September, proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank. David is one of Australia’s most recognised faces, as co-host of Seven Network's Sunrise for over 15 consecutive years and as a respected business commentator.

    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased via www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Ohkuma Visit - Expressions of Interest

    Bathurst has an ongoing sister city relationship between Ohkuma in Japan. A delegation, led by a Council representative, will visit Ohkuma from November 3 to 9.

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community who are interested in joining the delegation (at own cost). To register your interest, please call 6333 6111.

    Father’s Day at NMRM

    The National Motor Racing Museum will celebrate Father's Day this year on Sunday, September 2.

    It also marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the museum by the Bathurst Light Car Club in 1988. Free entry to the museum will be provided to fathers and anyone born in 1988. Other activities on the day will include the rides in the replica cars, sausage sizzle, car/bike and other displays. Visit www.nmrm.com.au for more information.

    NMRM Legendary Moments Dinner

    Tickets for the National Motor Racing Museum 'Legendary Moments' Dinner are now available. Enjoy a two-course meal while listening to stories from Mark Winterbottom and other Legends of the Great Race. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Panorama from Rydges' top level as the Legends take you on a drive down memory lane, reliving their most memorable moments on Mount Panorama.

    Date: Thursday, 4 October

    Time: 6.30pm

    Where: Rydges Mount Panorama

    Cost: $80

    Tickets: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call the BMEC Box Office on 6333 6161.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations to undertake specific works or purchase equipment for the advancement of sport in the Bathurst Region. Sporting organisations that are affiliated with the Bathurst District Sport and Recreation Council are eligible to apply for these grants, with a total of $20,000 allocated to this scheme.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6285. Applications close on Tuesday, 2 October.

    @ the Library

    Bathurst’s Female Factory

    Join Dianne Barnes at 1.00 pm on Wednesday, 5 September to hear about Bathurst’s Female Factory - a place for female convict servants to be housed until given work by a free settler.

    Author Talks

    Graham Lupp

    Local author and artist, aGraham Lupp, will be talking about the historic buildings of Bathurst

    and surrounding areas using extracts and illustrations from his two-volume book Building

    Bathurst on Thursday 6 September at 10.30 am.

    Morris Gleitzman

    Morris Gleitzman, one of Australia’s funniest and best-loved authors for young people and is coming to Bathurst Library on Thursday, 13 September from 2pm to 3pm.

    Morris is the current Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019 and in this role (and his words) he will be roaming “the land engaging young readers in a celebration of stories and all the precious things they get from them. For bookings, contact the library on 6333 6281.

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    Media contact: Media Officer


  • BizMonth is back for September

    7 months ago
    Expo2

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2018

    BizMonth is an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which highlights the importance and diversity of local businesses.

    Bathurst has a thriving business community that continues to grow and provide a valuable contribution to the region’s economy.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said Council takes a proactive role in the continued economic development of our region.

    We are continuing investment in economic programs such as the Jobs Expo, Evocities and Smart Cities Program that grow and support our local businesses,” he said.

    Throughout September a series of events will be held for businesses and...

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2018

    BizMonth is an initiative of Bathurst Regional Council which highlights the importance and diversity of local businesses.

    Bathurst has a thriving business community that continues to grow and provide a valuable contribution to the region’s economy.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said Council takes a proactive role in the continued economic development of our region.

    We are continuing investment in economic programs such as the Jobs Expo, Evocities and Smart Cities Program that grow and support our local businesses,” he said.

    Throughout September a series of events will be held for businesses and members of the community to gain new insights, ideas and connections.

    BizMonth is a partnership between Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst Business Chamber, Western Advocate, Central NSW Business HQ, Bathurst City Life, CenWest Innovate, Regional Development Australia Central West and 99.3 B-Rock FM.

    September Event Program

    CenWest Innovate Public Relations Stakeholder Analysis Masterclass

    Date: Thursday, 6 September
    Time: 8.00am for 8.30am start to 9.30am.
    Location: Upstairs Startup Hub

    Cost: Free

    This masterclass will take you through the process of identifying and analysing your stakeholders and assist you in developing practical strategies to engage stakeholders with your business.

    Regional Development Australia e-commerce in China Masterclass for regional businesses

    Date: Monday, 10 September
    Time: 8.30am for 9am start to 12pm
    Location: Upstairs Startup Hub
    Cost: $22.00 pp.

    Specifically designed for regional NSW businesses, with a focus on agribusinesses, this half-day masterclass will explore the opportunities, risks and various pathways to successful e-commerce trade with China.

    The Rotary Club of Bathurst Inaugural Corporate Great Duck Race

    Date: Sunday, 16 September
    Time: 12pm
    Location: Bicentennial Park
    Cost: $300 per duck

    Get involved. Your business or organisation might just be The Top Duck of Bathurst! The winner will receive an awesome trophy, $1000.00 advertising in Bathurst City Life and select the local charity that will receive the funds raised.

    2018 Peak Connect Carillon Bathurst Business Awards – Finalist Night

    Date: Tuesday, 18 September
    Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
    Location: Bathurst RSL Club Auditorium – 114 Rankin St, Bathurst
    Cost: Free

    Hosted by Bathurst Business Chamber, finalists will be announced and recognised for all categories in the 2018 Peak Connect Business Awards. Bring along your team and celebrate business excellence in Bathurst.

    BizMonth Business Lunch with David Koch

    Date: Wednesday, 26 September
    Time: 12 - 2pm
    Location: BMEC, 105 William St, Bathurst
    Cost: $65 per ticket (includes lunch)

    Bathurst Regional Council’s 2018 BizMonth Business Lunch proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank will feature David Koch, co-host of Channel Seven’s Sunrise Program and expert business commentator.

    An Evening with Kate Carnell – Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

    Date: Thursday 27 September
    Time: 5.30pm – 11pm
    Location: Mayfield Garden – 530 Mayfield Rd, Oberon
    Cost: OBTA Member - $60, BBC Member - $60, Non OBTA or BBC Member - $70.

    The Bathurst Business Chamber and Oberon Business & Tourism Association invite you to an evening with Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, at the beautiful Mayfield Garden. The evening will provide guests with an opportunity to hear from Ms Carnell, as well as network with business professionals from the Bathurst and Oberon regions. On arrival guests will be treated to a drink in the Wood Fire Garden, followed by dinner in the picturesque Nursery Gallery.

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    Media contact: Corinne Boer


  • New date for Bathurst Cycling Classic

    7 months ago
    Nat 7713

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2018

    New date for Bathurst Cycling Classic

    A new date has been set for next year’s Bathurst Cycling Classic with the event to occur 16-17 March 2019.

    The change was made by Council after a new event was established by Cycling Australia to occur at the same weekend as the proposed date of the Bathurst Cycling Classic.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will retain its UCI status and will be a qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Poznan, Poland in September 2019.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the date change should...

    MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2018

    New date for Bathurst Cycling Classic

    A new date has been set for next year’s Bathurst Cycling Classic with the event to occur 16-17 March 2019.

    The change was made by Council after a new event was established by Cycling Australia to occur at the same weekend as the proposed date of the Bathurst Cycling Classic.

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic will retain its UCI status and will be a qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Poznan, Poland in September 2019.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the date change should not have any impact on participation in the popular event.

    “The Bathurst Cycling Classic is continuing to grow in reputation and stature each year. More cyclists are visiting the region to experience one of the state’s only fully-road closed events, he said.”

    The Bathurst Cycling Challenge is a weekend-long cycling event held in Bathurst and Blayney featuring the Hill Climb, Criterium Racing, Family Fun and the main event, the Blayney 2 Bathurst (B2B).

    Residents have been advised on the date change and a full road closure notice will be sent in the coming months.

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    Media Contact: Media Officer