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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

Chifley Dam photo courtesy David McKellar


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

  • Tender awarded for design and documentation of Mount Panorama Second Circuit

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2018

    Council has awarded the tender for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama to Apex Circuit Design.

    Apex Circuit Design is a UK based 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.

    “This announcement is the start of bringing this vision to reality”, he said
    “Apex Circuit Design has extensive experience in motor track design and the company has designed and delivered
    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2018

    Council has awarded the tender for the design of the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama to Apex Circuit Design.

    Apex Circuit Design is a UK based 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.

    “This announcement is the start of bringing this vision to reality”, he said
    “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.”

    “Bringing Apex on board with this project allows us to get this design right, to make the second circuit a world renowned facility, as iconic in the world of motorsports as the existing Mount Panorama circuit.”

    Mayor Hanger said to date, a total of $25 million has been provided for the project - $15 million from the NSW Government and $10 million from the Federal Government, and thanked the governments for their support and belief in the project.

    Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP joined Council at the tender announcement.

    “This is one of the most significant developments for not just the Bathurst region, but also the greater Central West and beyond.

    The ability for Mount Panorama to increase its capacity as one of the world’s greatest motor racing circuits provides huge economic benefits to all sectors of our community.

    A second circuit will bring the bikes back to the city, in addition to many other commercial opportunities which will see the new precinct being used every week of the year.

    The NSW Government is proud to be supporting this development and has already committed $15 million to help make this venture become a reality,” Mr Toole said.

    Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee MP said the project will confirm Bathurst’s position as a motorsport mecca.

    “All Australians recognise Bathurst and Mt Panorama as the home of motor racing, and this new circuit adds a whole new element confirming Bathurst as the nation’s premier motor racing destination.

    I’m delighted that the Australian Government has contributed $10 million through the Building Better Regions Fund towards the second racetrack, which will be a game-changer for the economy of Bathurst and the region.”

    Apex’s projects have included Zhejaing Racing Circuit in China (2018) and Dubai AutoDrome in the UAE (2004). Current projects include full track design to Thailand (Grand Eastern) and upgrade to Mexico City GP Track.

    The company has also recently completed design for the motor racing circuit at Keysbrook, Western Australia and demonstrated the capability of prompt delivery of the project.

    In April last year Council called for Expressions of Interest for companies that have the capacity to design a second circuit. Council received three submissions from companies – two international and one in Australia.

    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 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. It will be capable of hosting a variety of motor vehicle and motorcycle events with capacity of 50,000 spectators.


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    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

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


  • Bathurst Winter Festival Last Hurrah

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 July 2018

    The Winter Festival is drawing to a close this Sunday, but there are still plenty of things to see and do.


    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the second week of the event has drawn thousands of people to the CBD.

    “We have been blessed with excellent crowds and fine weather these school holidays,” he said.

    “More activities and food vendors have been organised to wrap up what has been a very successful event.”

    The Winter Playground attractions including the Bathurst McDonald’s Ice Rink, ferris wheel, House of Mirrors and illuminations will continue through to Sunday...

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 July 2018

    The Winter Festival is drawing to a close this Sunday, but there are still plenty of things to see and do.


    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the second week of the event has drawn thousands of people to the CBD.

    “We have been blessed with excellent crowds and fine weather these school holidays,” he said.

    “More activities and food vendors have been organised to wrap up what has been a very successful event.”

    The Winter Playground attractions including the Bathurst McDonald’s Ice Rink, ferris wheel, House of Mirrors and illuminations will continue through to Sunday night.

    What’s On

    Silent Disco

    This festival favourite is back this week from Thursday to Sunday, 5pm-9pm. Switch to channel house, classic or RnB and have a groove in front of the Court House whilst the illuminations light up.


    Delicious Food

    Thursday - Mr Whippy and Twisted Chip from 5pm

    Friday - Vietnamese from 5pm

    Saturday - Aldente and Cheesecake & Co from 12pm

    Sunday - BBQ at the Bell Tower by All Saints Cathedral from 12pm


    What's on the Menu?

    Aldente Menu for Saturday

    12pm - 5pm

    Brunch Burger $10

    Bacon Benny Burger $10

    Cheese Burger Loaded Fries $10

    6pm-9pm

    Thai green chicken curry with green beans, chat potatoes and rice $14

    Beef and chorizo meatballs with Parmesan mash $14

    Red curry infused pumpkin soup with coconut cream $8.50

    Fries $5

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    Media Contact: Media and Communications Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 July 2018

    Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

    Dinosaurs in the Dark - Torchlight Tour

    Tuesday 17 July 2018: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

    $14 adult, $10 concession, $7 child, $30 family.

    Fossil Flicks - Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Friday 20 July 2018: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

    1950s sci fi /horror cult classic. Age 15+. $20 adult/$15 concession.

    Bookings are essential, call 6331 5511 or visit the museum at 224 Howick Street, Bathurst.

    Brew and Bite

    The stage is set for Brew & Bite. The event features gourmet food trucks, mulled wine, craft beer and plenty...

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 July 2018

    Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

    Dinosaurs in the Dark - Torchlight Tour

    Tuesday 17 July 2018: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

    $14 adult, $10 concession, $7 child, $30 family.

    Fossil Flicks - Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Friday 20 July 2018: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

    1950s sci fi /horror cult classic. Age 15+. $20 adult/$15 concession.

    Bookings are essential, call 6331 5511 or visit the museum at 224 Howick Street, Bathurst.

    Brew and Bite

    The stage is set for Brew & Bite. The event features gourmet food trucks, mulled wine, craft beer and plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages on Saturday, 14 July from midday to 9.00pm. The Winter Festival’s fixtures such as McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, House of Mirrors, ferris wheel and illuminations will also operate throughout the weekend.

    Groove and Grill

    Come along and watch the region's talented young artists perform on stage in Kings Parade on Sunday, 15 July from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Bring along a blanket, friends and family and enjoy the Winter Playground which will be in full swing. There will also be a barbecue, some food stalls and sweet treats to top off the day.

    Water Wise – Remember to mulch


    Using mulch in garden, no matter how big or small, reduces water evaporation by up to 70 per cent and helps ensure your garden is water efficient.

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

    Serrated Tussock is the weed target for the Spring 2018 aerial weed-spraying program

    The Upper Macquarie County Council will be conducting an aerial weed-spraying program in a number of areas across Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and Oberon local government areas in September. The program will target controlling, and reducing the spread, of the priority weed Serrated Tussock.

    The spraying program will be undertaken from a helicopter and is suitable for large and small rural landholdings. This year there is the option of a liquid spray or granular treatment. For more information or to register for the program contact Upper Macquarie County Council on 6338 2875 or admin@umcc.nsw.gov.au.

    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants

    Grants are available to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.

    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

    Have YourSay

    Community Safety Survey

    Complete the survey and enter the draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards.


    Community safety is essential to the overall wellbeing of Bathurst Regional LGA residents. Bathurst Regional Council is currently undertaking a wide reaching community consultation to develop the Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 - 2023.

    Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

    Council has developed a policy - Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy - for the public Wi-Fi system to be installed in the CBD. Council is seeking feedback on this policy.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street Roundabout Design

    The design for a roundabout at the Mitre-Suttor- Lambert Street intersection has been completed and Council is seeking feedback on this project.

    Water Access for Primary Producers

    Council has resolved to provide water from the Hereford Street standpipes at no charge to verified primary producers. Council is seeking feedback on the proposed policy.

    To view these projects, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer

  • Setting the benchmark for liveability in Bathurst

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2018

    Council is developing comprehensive plans and strategies to manage current subdivision patterns and to ensure provision of open space within the Bathurst region.


    Council’s recently adopted Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy and its other strategic documents will inform future subdivisions and living densities to reflect modern and contemporary urban design principles that are relevant to the Bathurst and regional context.

    Work is continuing on the Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy and Council is about to commence the development of a master plan for the Laffing Waters area.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said it was important to...

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2018

    Council is developing comprehensive plans and strategies to manage current subdivision patterns and to ensure provision of open space within the Bathurst region.


    Council’s recently adopted Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy and its other strategic documents will inform future subdivisions and living densities to reflect modern and contemporary urban design principles that are relevant to the Bathurst and regional context.

    Work is continuing on the Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy and Council is about to commence the development of a master plan for the Laffing Waters area.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said it was important to think about the future population growth of the city and the region.


    “Planning for the future now will ensure that we cater for the predicted population growth and have adequate housing and infrastructure to support that growth,” he said.

    “Council has recently approved several key plans and strategies that provide a blueprint for our city’s future

    “These plans will guide the delivery of best practice planning and urban design and set a new benchmark for liveability in Bathurst”

    Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy

    The Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy recognises that there are a number of methods that could be used to increase the living density of the city with the aim of reducing unrestrained urban sprawl, whilst maintaining the rural feel of the City. The identified actions will assist in delaying the zoning of additional land and reducing the city’s urban sprawl.

    Bathurst’s population will continue to age and household size will continue to decrease. The identified actions in the Housing Strategy encourage housing choice and diversity, particularly with respect to lot and household size.

    The strategy will guide the anticipated population growth of Bathurst and is presented in two volumes.

    1. Background Information

    This brings together the background research undertaken in the preparation of the strategy.


    2. The Implementation Plan

    This identifies the strategic context for the future supply of housing, impacts for future infrastructure provision and opportunities for growth and change. It establishes a strategy for growth through a series of planning precincts. The significant features, constraints and opportunities for each precinct are identified along with recommended objectives and actions to enable planned change.

    Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy

    Council has commissioned the Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy and its development is progressing. One of the primary aims of the strategy is to determine an appropriate rate for the provision of open space in the residential areas of Bathurst and what that open space should look like.

    Council recognises that as living densities increase (as one of the recommendations of the Housing Strategy), the role and importance that open space plays in the community is more important.

    Council will continue to have conversations with the community as part of the development of the strategy in the coming months.

    Laffing Waters Development Master Plan

    Council is currently assessing tenders to develop a master plan for the Laffing Waters development area which generally covers the residential land from Marsden Lane to Sofala Road. The project aims to improve the urban development that is currently occurring in the suburbs of Bathurst, including medium density housing, neighbourhood shopping, open space and other community infrastructure.
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    Media Contact : Media and Communications Officer


  • The stage is set for three fun filled days

    6 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2018


    Get ready for three days packed with entertainment, activities, gourmet food, cool climate wines and craft beers, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

    The fun commences with a Friday afternoon session near the Winter Playground. The free silent disco will return to the Court House from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. Delicious food and beverages will be available.
    The excitement continues on Saturday with Brew & Bite featuring gourmet food trucks, mulled wine and craft beer and plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages from midday to 9.00pm.

    The Youth Council’s Groove and Grill...

    MEDIA RELEASE 12 July 2018


    Get ready for three days packed with entertainment, activities, gourmet food, cool climate wines and craft beers, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

    The fun commences with a Friday afternoon session near the Winter Playground. The free silent disco will return to the Court House from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. Delicious food and beverages will be available.
    The excitement continues on Saturday with Brew & Bite featuring gourmet food trucks, mulled wine and craft beer and plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages from midday to 9.00pm.

    The Youth Council’s Groove and Grill will cap off the weekend on Sunday from 11am to 4pm showcasing the very best young artists and musicians from around the region.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said the three days will have something for everyone.

    “Whether you go for food, entertainment or the activities, this is the weekend that’s not to be missed,” he said.

    The Winter Festival’s fixtures such as McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, House of Mirrors, ferris wheel and illuminations will also operate throughout the weekend.
    Freaky Friday, 13 July 5.00pm – 9.00pm
    Silent Disco
    Burgers and mulled wine
    Brew and Bite Saturday, 14 July midday – 9.00pm
    Market Stalls
    Artisan Opal and Gem
    Bath n Body Co.
    BeeJewelled
    Dapper Chocolates
    Designs by Beverly
    Half a Frock
    Jed & Ginger
    K9 Dog Coats and Accessories
    Kanzi Lights
    Indifferent avocado
    The Leadlight Window
    Little Jars of Magic
    Little Sweet Art
    M& J Designs
    Mack & Coco
    Madam Belle Candles
    Made With Ability
    Mason & Walsh
    Smick CNC Design
    Strawberry Swing
    The Crocheting Tree
    Candles by Alfonzo
    Food
    Grilled Gourmet
    Smoking Brothers
    Trang Hue Vietnamese
    Fritz's Wieners
    Red Chef Pastries
    Crafty Street Eats
    The Cheesecake Co.
    Rolling Schnitzel
    Rod's Waffle Van
    Mr Whippy
    Twisted Chip
    Mr Shish
    Moubar Vintage
    Melissa's Cotton Candy
    A.Roam.A
    Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie Inc
    Alcohol
    1859 Brewing Co
    Grass Parrot Vineyard
    Bellbrook Friends Wines
    Renzaglia Wines
    Vale Creek Wines
    Bilpin Cider
    Three Views Vineyard
    Two Heads Brewing
    Stone Pine Distillery
    Black Gate Distillery
    Renzaglia Wines
    Fish River Valley Brewing
    Don’t miss
    Edible Alley along Church Street, full of gourmet food trucks, wine and craft beers as well as the Whiskey and Gin Bar.
    Mulled wine bar
    Giant slide
    Main stage in Kings Parade - Bathurst Panorama Chorus from 1.15pm, Liminosity from 3pm, Def Yeti from 4.30pm and the Honey Drippin Mudskippers from 6.15pm.
    Ice skating performances on the ice rink at 4.45pm, 5.45pm and 6.45pm.
    Silent Disco in front of the Court House from dusk
    Enchanted Forest in Machattie Park where you’ll find food and sweet vendors
    Performers in the Garden Bar including Gabi Bolt from 3pm and Brad White from 6pm.
    Also in the Enchanted Forest you’ll find Sean Murphy performing at 3.45pm, 5pm and 6.25pm.
    Groove and Grill Sunday 15, July 11.00am to 4.00pm
    Come along and watch the region's talented local young artists perform on stage in Kings Parade. Bring along a blanket, friends and family and enjoy the Winter Playground which will be in full swing. There will also be a barbecue, some food stalls and sweet treats to top off the day.
    Winter Playground Attractions each day until Sunday, 22 July
    McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink
    When: Operating each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.
    Where: Russell Street opposite the Court House
    Cost: Tickets $5 for ages 2-14, $10 ages 15 and over. Skating aids $5 each.
    Coco’s Café located in the foyer of the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink is open each day throughout the Bathurst Winter Festival serving hot coffees, pies, cakes and much more.
    Tickets are available at www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or on site subject to availability.
    House of Mirrors
    When: Every day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm
    Where: Russell Street (in front of Council Chambers)
    Cost: $5 per person.
    Ferris wheel
    When: Each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.
    Where: Russell Street
    Cost: Tickets are $5 per person to be purchased on the day.
    Illuminations
    When: Every day of the Winter Festival from dusk to 10pm
    Where:
    · Court House
    · Court House Lane
    · Fernery
    · Cathedral of St Michael and St John (cnr Keppel and William Sts)
    Tips for Brew & Bite:
    ·The feature event is Brew & Bite on Saturday, 14 July from midday – 9.00pm.
    ·Parking will be available throughout the CBD including the public carpark near the RSL.
    ·Road closures in place at Russell St between William and George Street will be closed from Sunday, 30 June and will reopen on Friday, 28 July.
    ·Church Street will be closed to traffic on 13 July from 2.00pm and Saturday, 14 July.
    ·Food will be available from vendors at Edible Alley (Church Street), Machattie Park and surrounding restaurants and cafes.
    ·Bring cash as ATMs are not available onsite. Nearby ATMs are available in the surrounding CBD.
    ·Bring last year’s event glass for wine purchases or you can buy one for $3 at the bar.
    Bathurst Winter Festival sponsors include:
    Major Partner
    McDonald's Bathurst
    Strategic Partner
    Destination NSW
    Accessibility Partner
    LiveBetter Community Services
    Support Partners
    Kennards Hire Bathurst, Central Crane Services
    Media Partners
    Prime 7 Central West, 1503 2BS Gold, B-Rock and Bathurst City Life
    Associate Partners
    Bowman Dental, Stockland Bathurst, Supagas
    Weather: The Bathurst Winter Festival will proceed unless in the event of extreme weather.
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    Media contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer P: 02 6333 6179
    M: 0448 685 340 E: corinne.boer@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
    For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 06 July 2018


    Bathurst Winter Festival Ice Skating Tickets

    The Bathurst Winter Festival will be held from 7 – 22 July. Tickets for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink are now available. Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to purchase tickets or for more information.

    Community Stories Day – Bathurst Rail Museum

    A community stories day for the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be held on Saturday, 7 July from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Bathurst Railway Institute Building in Havannah Street.

    The day will provide an opportunity to see the historical Railway Institute Building before work commences on the new museum. It...

    MEDIA RELEASE 06 July 2018


    Bathurst Winter Festival Ice Skating Tickets

    The Bathurst Winter Festival will be held from 7 – 22 July. Tickets for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink are now available. Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to purchase tickets or for more information.

    Community Stories Day – Bathurst Rail Museum

    A community stories day for the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be held on Saturday, 7 July from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Bathurst Railway Institute Building in Havannah Street.

    The day will provide an opportunity to see the historical Railway Institute Building before work commences on the new museum. It will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide their stories.

    If you would like to find out more about the project contact Council 6333 6111 or email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    NAIDOC Week - Flag Raising Ceremony

    Celebrate National NAIDOC Week in Bathurst by attending a flag raising ceremony on Monday 9 July 2018. An official ceremony and morning tea will be held in the Council Chamber at 10.00 am, followed by the flag raising in front of the Civic Centre, Russell Street.

    Residents are also reminded that the local Bathurst Aboriginal community will be further celebrating NAIDOC Week at a later date, when the weather is warmer. Details will be provided closer to the date.

    Temporary closure of dog park

    The small dog off leash area in Kefford Street has closed temporarily for a period of three weeks to allow new grass to establish. The park has had an irrigation system recently installed to enable the area to be maintained to a standard to meet community expectations.

    Being Water Wise Is Everyone’s Business


    Everyone has a role to play when it comes to saving water. Even simple actions like using the plug when rinsing vegetables and choosing water efficient appliances and shower heads can make a big difference.

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

    Author Talk @ the Library

    Journalist and former foreign correspondent with The Guardian, Ben Doherty, will visit the

    Bathurst Library on Friday, 13 July at 6.15 pm to talk about his debut novel “Nagaland” set in the

    far-north side of India. Bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.

    Serrated Tussock is the weed target for the Spring 2018 aerial weed-spraying program

    The Upper Macquarie County Council will be conducting an aerial weed-spraying program in a number of areas across Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and Oberon local government areas in September. The program will target controlling, and reducing the spread, of the priority weed Serrated Tussock.

    The spraying program will be undertaken from a helicopter and is suitable for large and small rural landholdings. This year there is the option of a liquid spray or granular treatment. For more information or to register for the program contact Upper Macquarie County Council on 6338 2875 or admin@umcc.nsw.gov.au.

    Access Improvement for Small Business Grants

    Grants are available to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.

    Businesses and non-profit organisations within the Bathurst region may apply for funding of either 50% of project costs, or up to a maximum of $5,000 on a dollar for dollar basis.

    For further details, contact Council on 6333 6523 or visit Council’s website. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 31 August 2018.

    Have YourSay

    Community Safety Survey

    Complete the survey and enter the draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards.

    Community safety is essential to the overall wellbeing of Bathurst Regional LGA residents. Bathurst Regional Council is currently undertaking a wide reaching community consultation to develop the Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 - 2023.

    Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

    Council has developed a policy - Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy - for the public Wi-Fi system to be installed in the CBD. Council is seeking feedback on this policy.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street Roundabout Design

    The design for a roundabout at the Mitre-Suttor- Lambert Street intersection has been completed and Council is seeking feedback on this project.

    Water Access for Primary Producers

    Council has resolved to provide water from the Hereford Street standpipes at no charge to verified primary producers. Council is seeking feedback on the proposed policy.

    To view these projects, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media and Communications Officer


  • It all starts with Ignite the Night

    6 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 July 2018


    The CBD will burst into colour, music and excitement with Ignite the Night on Saturday, 7 July marking start of the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    The first feature event will commence at 12.00pm and continue through to 9.00pm. From midday, Edible Alley will be filled with delicious food stalls accompanied by wineries offering mulled wines, boutique beers and ciders.

    There’s also a variety of performances and activities for children and a great line-up of live music to suit all tastes. All-new illuminations will light up the city at dusk adding brilliant colours to historic CBD landmarks.

    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 5 July 2018


    The CBD will burst into colour, music and excitement with Ignite the Night on Saturday, 7 July marking start of the Bathurst Winter Festival.

    The first feature event will commence at 12.00pm and continue through to 9.00pm. From midday, Edible Alley will be filled with delicious food stalls accompanied by wineries offering mulled wines, boutique beers and ciders.

    There’s also a variety of performances and activities for children and a great line-up of live music to suit all tastes. All-new illuminations will light up the city at dusk adding brilliant colours to historic CBD landmarks.

    The popular McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, ferris wheel and the all new House of Mirrors will operate each day from July 7-22.

    Mayor of Bathurst Graeme Hanger OAM said the event is a perfect opportunity for the community to come together to enjoy the atmosphere of the winter weather in our region.

    “The occasion is a perfect time for our community and visitors to our region to come out into the city in what is usually a quiet time of year,” he said.

    When: Saturday, 7 July from midday to 9.00pm

    Highlights

    • A variety of delicious food
    • Wineries offering mulled wine
    • Brewers
    • Mulled cider
    • Dessert corner
    • Live entertainment
    • Performances on the ice rink
    • Machattie Park’s Enchanted Forest and Fernery
    • Activities and performances for children

    Don’t miss

    • Edible Alley along Church Street or in Machattie Park. Stalls full of regionally sourced food and beverages
    • Ice skating performers on the ice rink at 4.45pm, 5.45pm and 6.45pm
    • Giant slide in Kings Parade on Church Street
    • Colour in a kitty in Court House Lane on the Kitten Wall.
    • Free silent disco in front of the Court House from 5.00pm to 9.00pm on feature event nights

    Enchanted Forest – Machattie Park

    • Spoon Full of Sugar - a decadent dessert store
    • Cirkus Surreal Show at 4.50pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm
    • Dancers from Pure Imagination Performing Arts at 1pm and 2.30pm
    • Musicians performing in the Garden Bar including David Webb from 3pm and Marcus Bower from 6pm
    • Garden Bar serving mulled wine and beer

    Kings Parade

    • Tameka Kennedy and Ash Sproule from 1pm and Gabe Music from 4pm performing
    • Spot the Jungle Book Party from 12pm
    • Ronald McDonald and friends stroll through at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
    • Roving hula illumination and LED Robots from 5.30pm

    Attractions

    McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink

    When: Operating each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.


    Where: Russell Street opposite the Court House

    Cost: Tickets $5 for ages 2-14, $10 ages 15 and over. Skating aids $5 each.

    A café will be in operation at the ice rink.

    Tickets are available at www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au or on site subject to availability.

    Ferris wheel

    When: Each day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm.

    Where: Russell Street

    Cost: Tickets are $5 per person to be purchased on the day.

    Illuminations

    When: Every day of the Winter Festival from dusk to 10pm

    Where:

    · Court House

    · Court House Lane

    · Fernery

    · Cathedral of St Michael and St John (cnr Keppel and William Sts)

    House of Mirrors

    When: Every day of the Winter Festival from 9am to 9pm

    Where: Russell Street (in front of Council Chambers)

    Cost: $5 per person.

    Tips for festival nights:

    • The key festival nights, Ignite the Night on Saturday, 7 July and Brew & Bite on Saturday, 14 July will both run from midday – 9pm.
    • Parking will be available throughout the CBD including the public carpark near the RSL.
    • Road closures in place at Russell St between William and George Street will be closed from Sunday, 30 June and will reopen on Friday, 28 July.
    • Church Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday ,7 July, and again on Friday, 13 July from 2.00pm and Saturday, 14 July.
    • Food will be available from vendors at Edible Alley (Church Street), Machattie Park and surrounding restaurants and cafes.

    · Bring cash as ATMs are not available onsite. Nearby ATMs are available in the surrounding CBD.

    · Bring last year’s event glass for wine purchases or you can buy one for $3 at the bar.

    Bathurst Winter Festival sponsors include:

    Major Partner

    McDonald's Bathurst

    Strategic Partner

    Destination NSW

    Accessibility Partner

    LiveBetter Community Services

    Support Partners

    Kennards Hire Bathurst, Central Crane Services


    Media Partners

    Prime 7 Central West, 1503 2BS Gold, B-Rock and Bathurst City Life

    Associate Partners

    Bowman Dental, Stockland Bathurst, Supagas

    Weather: The Bathurst Winter Festival will proceed unless in the event of extreme weather.

    Please note: The Bathurst Winter Festival build is a construction site until Saturday, 7 July unauthorised entry for photos and/or interviews. Access can be coordinated via Council’s Media and Communications Officer.

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    Media Contact: Media and Communications Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    7 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 June 2018


    Bathurst Winter Festival Ice Skating Tickets

    The Bathurst Winter Festival will be held from 7 – 22 July. Tickets for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink are now available. Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to purchase tickets or for more information.

    NAIDOC Week - Flag Raising Ceremony

    Celebrate National NAIDOC Week in Bathurst by attending a flag raising ceremony on Monday 9 July 2018. An official ceremony and morning tea will be held in the Council Chamber at 10.00 am, followed by the flag raising in front of the Civic Centre, Russell Street.

    Residents are also reminded that the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 June 2018


    Bathurst Winter Festival Ice Skating Tickets

    The Bathurst Winter Festival will be held from 7 – 22 July. Tickets for the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink are now available. Visit www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au to purchase tickets or for more information.

    NAIDOC Week - Flag Raising Ceremony

    Celebrate National NAIDOC Week in Bathurst by attending a flag raising ceremony on Monday 9 July 2018. An official ceremony and morning tea will be held in the Council Chamber at 10.00 am, followed by the flag raising in front of the Civic Centre, Russell Street.

    Residents are also reminded that the local Bathurst Aboriginal community will be further celebrating NAIDOC Week at a later date, when the weather is warmer. Details will be provided closer to the date.

    Community Stories Day – Bathurst Rail Museum

    A community stories day for the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be held on Saturday, 7 July from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Bathurst Railway Institute Building in Havannah Street.

    The day will provide an opportunity to see the historical Railway Institute Building before work commences on the new museum. It will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide their stories.

    If you would like to find out more about the project contact Council 6333 6111 or email council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Temporary closure of dog park

    The small dog off leash area in Kefford Street will temporarily close from Monday, 2 July for a period of three weeks to allow new grass to establish. The park has had an irrigation system recently installed to enable the area to be maintained to a standard to meet community expectations.

    Be Water Wise – Saving Water Saves Money


    If you have a rainwater tank and install household water-saving devices such as low flow taps and water efficient appliances, you can reduce your household water use by up to 25 per cent. Not only does this conserve our drinking water, but it saves you money at the same time.

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

    Author Talk @ the Library

    Journalist and former foreign correspondent with The Guardian, Ben Doherty, will visit the

    Bathurst Library on Friday, 13 July at 6.15 pm to talk about his debut novel “Nagaland” set in the

    far-north side of India. Bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.

    Have YourSay

    Community Safety Survey

    Complete the survey and enter the draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards.


    Community safety is essential to the overall wellbeing of Bathurst Regional LGA residents. Bathurst Regional Council is currently undertaking a wide reaching community consultation to develop the Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2019 - 2023.

    Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

    Council has developed a policy - Public Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy - for the public Wi-Fi system to be installed in the CBD. Council is seeking feedback on this policy.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street Roundabout Design

    The design for a roundabout at the Mitre-Suttor- Lambert Street intersection has been completed and Council is seeking feedback on this project.

    Water Access for Primary Producers

    Council has resolved to provide water from the Hereford Street standpipes at no charge to verified primary producers. Council is seeking feedback on the proposed policy.

    To view these projects, visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    Tourism Business Workshops

    Two workshops, run by Destination NSW, for local tourism organisations will be held in Bathurst. The workshops will help local businesses develop, promote and sell their products to visitors from across Australia and the world. The workshops will be held 5 and 6 July at Rydges, Mt Panorama. For more information visit www.destinationnsw.com.au

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    Media contact: Media Communications Officer

  • Community Stories Day – Bathurst Rail Museum

    7 months ago
    MEDIA RELEASE 29 June 2018


    A community stories day for the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be held on Saturday, 7 July from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Bathurst Railway Institute Building in Havannah Street.

    The day will provide an opportunity to see the historical Railway Institute Building before work commences on the new museum. It will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide their stories.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be a modern and innovative facility that inspires, engages and challenges visitors.

    “The community stories day is about capturing the stories...

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 June 2018


    A community stories day for the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be held on Saturday, 7 July from 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Bathurst Railway Institute Building in Havannah Street.

    The day will provide an opportunity to see the historical Railway Institute Building before work commences on the new museum. It will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide their stories.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the new Bathurst Rail Museum will be a modern and innovative facility that inspires, engages and challenges visitors.

    “The community stories day is about capturing the stories and the memories that our community have of the Railway Institute Building and the social history of rail in Bathurst,” he said.

    The content developers for the new Bathurst Rail Museum, Freeman Ryan Design, will be on site to gather stories and learn about objects and images that people may have. No objects will be collected on the day.

    The architects from Integrated Design Group, will also be present to answer questions about the Rail Museum project.

    Please note that the building has not been renovated and therefore disabled access is limited.

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  • Irrigation system installed in small off leash dog area

    7 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE29 June 2018

    The small dog off leash area in Kefford Street has had an irrigation system installed to improve the enjoyment of the park for residents and their pets.

    The upgrade will enable the area to be maintained to a standard to meet community expectations. From Monday, 2 July the park will close for three weeks to allow the new grass to germinate.
    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the park was a popular spot for many residents to take their pets and the area helps build a sense of community.

    “Off leash areas encourage the dogs to run...

    MEDIA RELEASE29 June 2018

    The small dog off leash area in Kefford Street has had an irrigation system installed to improve the enjoyment of the park for residents and their pets.

    The upgrade will enable the area to be maintained to a standard to meet community expectations. From Monday, 2 July the park will close for three weeks to allow the new grass to germinate.
    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the park was a popular spot for many residents to take their pets and the area helps build a sense of community.

    “Off leash areas encourage the dogs to run around and socialise. It is also an opportunity for pet owners to meet with like-minded people,” he said.

    “The short wait during the closure period will allow the grass to establish and provide a lovely area for the pets to play.

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    More information:

    Media and Communications Officer