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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

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

  • 2018 Pillars of Bathurst

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 6 May 2018

    Eleven former Bathurstians were added to the Pillars of Bathurst as part of Proclamation Day 2018 commemorations.

    The Pillars, restored cast iron verandah posts that were a feature of the Royal Hotel in William Street, are an ongoing legacy project and each Proclamation Day new names will be added until the 80 available plaques have been filled.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the Pillars of Bathurst was launched in 2015 as a bicentenary project and has created a cultural heritage garden in Macquarie Park.

    “Forty two outstanding former Bathurstians have been added over the past...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 May 2018

    Eleven former Bathurstians were added to the Pillars of Bathurst as part of Proclamation Day 2018 commemorations.

    The Pillars, restored cast iron verandah posts that were a feature of the Royal Hotel in William Street, are an ongoing legacy project and each Proclamation Day new names will be added until the 80 available plaques have been filled.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the Pillars of Bathurst was launched in 2015 as a bicentenary project and has created a cultural heritage garden in Macquarie Park.

    “Forty two outstanding former Bathurstians have been added over the past two years,” he said.

    “Everyone inducted in to the Pillars has played an important role in the history of Bathurst throughout the different eras. Each one has contributed to the story of Bathurst and we are proud to remember and honour them.”

    2018 Pillars of Bathurst

    Jean Bellette (1908-1991)

    George Bonnor (1855-1912), Charles Terror Turner (1862-1944) and Tom McKibbin (1870-1939)

    Mew Chip (1846-1937)
    Keith Ingram (1912-2002)
    Margaret Glen (1944-2017)
    Zylpha Taylor (1915-1993)
    Toni Daymond (1948-2014)
    Bill Dow (1912-1971)
    Edward Locke (1838-1903)

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

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

  • Living Legends Announced

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 6 May 2018

    Seven 2018 Living Legends have been announced at Sunday’s Proclamation Day ceremony. The names join the 216 others in the Living Legends Avenue on Bradwardine Road.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Living Legends was introduced in 2015 as a Bicentenary project.

    “Living Legends is a bicentenary legacy project to acknowledge outstanding members of our community for their dedication, determination, personality, work and contribution to the city,” he said.

    “Living Legends contribute to the wellbeing of Bathurst, benefitting the entire community and generating goodwill and this year’s successful nominees reflect these traits.”

    “This year seven recipients...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 May 2018

    Seven 2018 Living Legends have been announced at Sunday’s Proclamation Day ceremony. The names join the 216 others in the Living Legends Avenue on Bradwardine Road.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Living Legends was introduced in 2015 as a Bicentenary project.

    “Living Legends is a bicentenary legacy project to acknowledge outstanding members of our community for their dedication, determination, personality, work and contribution to the city,” he said.

    “Living Legends contribute to the wellbeing of Bathurst, benefitting the entire community and generating goodwill and this year’s successful nominees reflect these traits.”

    “This year seven recipients are joining the list of Living Legends and will be honoured with a tree and plaque on Bradwardine Road.

    The Living Legends will join Proclamation Day activities on Sunday and will be officially recognised as part of the ceremony at the Flag Staff.

    2018 Living Legends


    Terisa Ashworth Community and Business/Commercial

    Clifford Berry Creative and Performing Arts, Youth, Community, Seniors and Villages

    Margaret Hargans Cultural Agricultural/Rural, Community, Education, Seniors and Villages

    Ronald Hollebone Sport and Community

    Tony Lewis Sport

    Brian Mowbray Sport, Cultural, Community and Education

    Ian Ramsay OAM Agricultural/Rural, Community, Education, Villages and Other - Disability Programmes


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


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

  • 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal awarded Saturday

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2018

    Four finalists are in contention for the prestigious 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, which will be awarded on Saturday night.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is an annual award to acknowledge the significant contribution of an individual to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Australia’s heritage; where heritage refers to natural, built, social or cultural heritage environment.

    “The award was introduced in 2015 as a legacy event of the city’s Bicentenary and celebrates the protection, enhancement and promotion of Australia’s heritage and helps raise awareness about the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 May 2018

    Four finalists are in contention for the prestigious 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, which will be awarded on Saturday night.

    Mayor of Bathurst Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is an annual award to acknowledge the significant contribution of an individual to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Australia’s heritage; where heritage refers to natural, built, social or cultural heritage environment.

    “The award was introduced in 2015 as a legacy event of the city’s Bicentenary and celebrates the protection, enhancement and promotion of Australia’s heritage and helps raise awareness about the immense value of celebrating and acknowledging the people, places and events that have shaped us today.

    “By creating the award in the city’s 200th year, and marking our place as Australia’s oldest inland European settlement, Bathurst is also staking its claim on the importance of history and heritage.”

    The award has been presented each year since, honouring champions of heritage from a variety of fields.

    The 2015 winner was Duncan Marshall a heritage conservation consultant; in 2016 the honour was bestowed on Prof. Robyn Sloggett AM from Melbourne University’s Grimwade Centre for her work in heritage conservation while 2017 winner Dr Scott Robertson received the award for his commitment to the promotion and enhancement of Australia’s twentieth century modern heritage.

    The 2018 finalists are:

    Gianfranco Cresciani

    Gianfranco Cresciani has, through his research, collecting, writing, publication

    and broadcasting, made a significant contribution to the protection, enhancement, understanding and promotion of Australia’s Italo-Australian heritage. He has researched, collected, archived, written, published and broadcast the history of Italian migration to Australia since 1970 to the present. During this period he has published and edited some ten books, over thirty scholarly papers and spoken at dozens of international conferences on Italian migration to Australia.

    Dr Vicki Couzens

    Dr. Vicki Couzens was recently appointed as a Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous Research Fellow (2018-2021) in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University Mebourne. Vicki Couzens is a Keerray Wurrong woman of the Gunditjmara nation from the Western Districts of Victoria. Vicki is a Senior cultural knowledge holder, arts practitioner, educator and cultural conservator. Vicki has led programs for cultural rejuvenation, education and community well-being for over thirty years. Her work on possum skin cloak creation and use, and on language reconstruction, are built through the incorporation of knowledge that has been shared with her by community Elders as well as from extensive research she has undertaken.

    Vicki completed her PhD titled ‘Koorramookyan Yakeeneeytan Kooweekooweeyan - Reconnecting Communities and Culture: Telling The Story of Possum Skin Cloaks’ in 2017 under a Lowitja Institute scholarship.

    As a Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication Vicki will be continuing her work in the revitalisation of cultural knowledges and practices. In her first year she is focusing on the rebuilding of Gunditjmara grammar towards immersive language revitalisation.

    Graham Lupp

    Graham Lupp is an accomplished artist and photographer whose practice is informed and inspired by his training in architecture and by his formal study of the history of architecture and art. In addition, a consistent theme in his landscape painting is the documentation of natural heritage, such as a series of aerial works of the 1980s which captured the changing character of the Macquarie, Turon and Abercrombie Rivers.

    His distinguished and productive career includes the publication in 2018 of his major book titled “Building Bathurst – the story of those who built Bathurst and Central New South Wales, 1815 – 1915”. The 840 page, 460,000 word architectural history art book is in two volumes. It includes the catalogues of the buildings in Bathurst designed by seven different Colonial Architects; biographies of 70 architects and builders, and catalogues of the buildings for which they were responsible.

    Peter Freeman

    Peter Freeman has demonstrated his commitment to conservation and heritage within a long period of professional practice. His work has involved the conservation of historically significant buildings and he authored The Woolshed and The Homestead, publications which are acknowledged as seminal works building an understanding of Australian vernacular buildings.
    Subsequent publications have been related to the history and development of specific historic sites or buildings, and have adopted an holistic approach to the understanding of the social origins, development and the architectural significance of these places. Australia’s rural and vernacular heritage has been a particular focus throughout his work.

    The Bathurst Region Heritage Awards, including The Chifley Award.

    These are awarded to projects that demonstrate outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst region. These will also be awarded on Saturday night.

    The local heritage awards are run in conjunction with the Bathurst and District Branch of the National Trust.

    The 2018 nominations are:

    The Rockley Game

    The re-enactment of The Rockley Game of women’s cricket engaged community members in preserving and celebrating a cultural heritage event, the 125th anniversary of the inaugural cricket match for school girls between Rockley and Triangle Flat. Wide media coverage created an awareness of the event and its significance to the heritage of women’s cricket in the region and beyond.

    311 Howick Street

    The infill development at 311 Howick Street is marked by the significant effort to construct a single-storey, narrow fronted building which in scale and form is sensitive to the streetscape in which it is situated. Of particular note is the brickwork which has not only re-used original bricks but has included hounds tooth brick corbelling at cornice level under a hipped roof at the front, brick verandah returns and a decorative brick chimney.

    Alan Harvey – specialist bricklayer

    Protection and preservation of our built heritage is dependent on committed tradesmen with high order skills in their field, who work closely with the builders and owners. Alan Harvey has been involved in innumerable heritage restoration projects over decades. He has built up a highly respected career dedicated to restoring, conserving, adapting and adding to heritage buildings with skilful bricklaying. His knowledge covers all brick construction methods and styles from the colonial era through to Art Deco. As a TAFE teacher, Alan has enthusiastically encouraged young tradesmen and women in the bricklaying trade.

    Arndilly House at 344 Howick Street

    The effort by the developer and designer to incorporate architectural elements of the bungalow style into a modern design to contribute to the streetscape character of the Bathurst Heritage Conservation Area is recognised.

    Railway Car park and Railway Goods Office building

    Transport NSW and John Holland have transformed the run-down area in the significant railway heritage precinct through the construction of a well-designed carpark integrating high quality landscaping, historic style fencing, and other decorative elements and informative interpretation panels, together with maintenance of the Railway Goods Office building. The plan for the area responds to future development and will complement the imminent Railway Institute museum.

    Bathurst Surveyors’ Walk

    The Bathurst Surveyors Walk project is a new heritage trail, developed by Bathurst Regional Council in conjunction with local historian Dr Robin McLachlan. It brings together new and existing sites and tells the story of the early pioneering surveyors and the Wiradjuri people. The Surveyors Walk is supported by an informative and colourful guidebook covering eight stops along the trail from the Wambool/Macquarie River to historic William Street and on to King's Parade.

    Brookland Park garden

    Brookland Park was once an inn on the Cobb & Co route and later a guest house.This re-discovered garden has elements of a traditional European style heritage garden which complements the fully restored house. The heritage setting of the house and garden is enhanced by the parterre garden, a brick garden wall and original gate, post and rail fence and the retention of significant mature trees.

    Kings Parade

    The Kings Parade project was undertaken by Bathurst Regional Council with assistance and research by members of the community. Through the stories described in four well-designed and researched interpretive panels, and historical images on the bus shelter, the Kings Parade project has very effectively provided a highly accessible way for the community of Bathurst and visitors to better understand the history of the park and its memorials and their place in the heritage of Bathurst.

    Stained Glass Windows – All Saints Cathedral

    The restoration of the stained-glass windows in All Saints Anglican Cathedral reflects an ongoing commitment to the maintenance of the stained glass of the 1848 Blackett designed church. The work has been carried out to best practice quality standards by noted international stained-glass artist Paddy Robinson.

    13 Morrisset Street

    13 Morrisset Street is an outstanding example of the restoration of a small early colonial cottage and the design and construction of a sympathetic addition. The owners have taken a modest historic workers cottage on the point of demolition and brought it back to life thereby preserving it for decades to come. Of particular note is the scale and design of the rear addition with its rooflines that replicate the existing roof form of the front of the house. The project has involved the protection of a heritage building, the enhancement of the heritage streetscape of Morrisset Street and provides an exemplar of what can be done to preserve a building that is at risk.

    Clifton Convict Quarters

    The outstanding restoration of Clifton Convict Quarters at Locksley has seen the very historic 1826 two-storey brick convict quarters saved from collapse in the future and restored to its original purpose as accommodation. The work has retained and restored as many of the heritage elements of the building as possible within the current Building Code of Australia, thereby retaining its heritage origins and authenticity. A modest rear addition for a kitchen and bathroom is clad in recycled corrugated iron from the original roof, thereby distinguishing it from the original building. The high quality of the workmanship by staff of Tablelands Builders and the specialist tradesmen, working together with the committed owners, have been essential to the realisation of this restoration project.

    Buddens 1858 Well

    The restoration of the 1858 rubble well at Buddens, Rockley, is the next step in a continuing program of heritage restoration projects. The work, which required considerable problem solving, was carried out by Woodwright Restoration Builders who specialise in restoration of heritage buildings and places. The excellent brickwork and overall attention to detail has meant that the restored well is true to heritage values. Not only is it preserved for future generations, but it is also now visible and accessible from the exterior of the premises.

    Tom Miller – blacksmith

    The work of specialist blacksmith, Tom Miller, is highly commended for the high quality of his work, most recently in the restoration of the Clifton Convict Quarters at Locksley. Tom’s work has been used as an exemplar to architects and builders and has created awareness of the possibilities on other heritage projects. He is also recognised for the work he and his team did in restoring the original 100-year-old blacksmith shop at Bathurst Agricultural Research Station and the blacksmithing demonstrations for the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail.

    William I Webb Collection

    The William I Webb Collection consists of 22 panels containing more than 220 items of memorabilia of a World War 1 serviceman from the Bathurst region. The collection, curated by his son, Kevin Webb, is an ongoing project to record and interpret the cultural heritage of an individual, his family and the community. Most recently it formed a key element of the Bathurst 2018 Memories of our Carillon Exhibition.

    Yesterday Today

    Yesterday Today is a very valuable social history column written by Alan McRae and published in the Western Advocate since 1985 and printed weekly since 2009. The column makes an outstanding contribution to the cultural heritage of the Bathurst region. Alan makes a significant and dedicated contribution to researching, interpreting, recording and publishing unique and often not previously recorded aspects of social and object history. Available in both print and on-line formats, it is widely available and searchable.


  • Media Release - What's News at Bathurst Regional Council

    9 months ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 April 2018

    Proclamation Day

    Bathurst Regional Council invites residents to celebrate the shared history of Bathurst for Proclamation Day, Sunday 6 May. The event will consist of an official Proclamation Ceremony at 10am at the Flag Staff acknowledging the new Living Legends. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst, followed by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail to learn about Bathurst’s rich history on self-guided tours.

    Sunday 6 May 10am- Proclamation Ceremony & announcement of 2018 Living Legends

    11am- Pillars of Bathurst Ceremony

    Waste 2...

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 April 2018

    Proclamation Day

    Bathurst Regional Council invites residents to celebrate the shared history of Bathurst for Proclamation Day, Sunday 6 May. The event will consist of an official Proclamation Ceremony at 10am at the Flag Staff acknowledging the new Living Legends. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst, followed by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail to learn about Bathurst’s rich history on self-guided tours.

    Sunday 6 May 10am- Proclamation Ceremony & announcement of 2018 Living Legends

    11am- Pillars of Bathurst Ceremony

    Waste 2 Art

    The Waste 2 Art exhibition is now on and runs until Saturday 13 May. The exhibition is open 10am to 3pm on weekends and between 9am and 4.30pm on weekdays.

    Author Talks at the Library

    Kim Hodges

    Join author Kim Hodges at the Bathurst Library on Wednesday 9 May to discuss her memoir Girl

    Over the Edge detailing her experience of mental illness over 5 years and her road to recovery. The

    talk starts at 11.00 am. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

    Julie Ankers

    Following the success of her book Feisty, Fabulous & 50+, author Julie Ankers is back at the Bathurst

    Library on Friday 11 May to discuss her follow up book, Call Me Frank: 20 Men Over 50 Tell It Like It Is, a collection of autobiographical stories from men over 50. The talk starts at 6.30 pm.

    Phone 6333 6281 for more information.

    Tree planting day

    Lend your green thumb and helping hand at a community tree planting day on Sunday 13 May.

    We’re planting trees, shrubs and grasses at Jordon Creek (in Blayney Road Common, Stewart Street,

    Bathurst). Join in from 9.00 am, stay for whatever time you can spare, and help us improve the health

    of our river.

    For more information, contact Council’s Recreation Section on 6333 6285 or visit the Sustainable Bathurst Facebook page.

    Village Meetings

    Council is meeting with residents in the rural areas. Meetings will be held at the following locations:

    Perthville Community Hall

    6.30 pm on Tuesday 8 May

    Sunny Corner Community Hall

    6.30 pm on Tuesday 22 May

    Perthville Square concept report

    In July 2017, Bathurst Regional Council commissioned Group GSA Pty Ltd to prepare a design for the Perthville Village Square in which a range of activities, inclusions and future use options were identified. The Concept Report has now been prepared and Council is seeking community feedback

    You can have your say by completing an online submission at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795. The closing date for submissions is Monday, 21 May 2018.

    Draft Economic Development Strategy

    Council is seeking the community’s feedback on the draft Bathurst Region Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022. An information session will be held on Thursday, 3May commencing at 12.30pm in the Bathurst Regional Council Chambers, First Floor, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst.

    To find out more information, please contact Council's Economic Development Section on 6333 6211 or visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au and register your interest in attending the session.

    Submissions will be received up until 4.45 pm on 21 May 2018 via yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795.

    Applications for Heritage Grants now open

    Three heritage funding programs are available to assist in the repair and interpretation of buildings in the region.

    Applications are invited for small grants to assist property owners and community groups to repair and conserve older properties in the Bathurst region, interpret and promote the region’s heritage and history, and to repair and improve properties in the Bathurst CBD.


    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/heritage

    For more news visit yoursay.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


  • What's News at Bathurst Regional Council

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 27 April 2018

    Waste 2 Art

    The annual Waste 2 Art Community Art Competition is now open and this year’s theme is polystyrene. Waste 2 Art encourages aspiring and professional artists to showcase their artistic abilities and share creative ideas about waste re-use. The program involves a local competition, where category winners are entered into a regional competition with prizes valued at close to $9,000.

    The 2018 Waste 2 Art exhibition opens at BMEC tomorrow, Saturday 28 April and runs until Saturday 13 May. The exhibition is open 10am to 3pm on weekends and between 9am and 4.30pm...

    MEDIA RELEASE 27 April 2018

    Waste 2 Art

    The annual Waste 2 Art Community Art Competition is now open and this year’s theme is polystyrene. Waste 2 Art encourages aspiring and professional artists to showcase their artistic abilities and share creative ideas about waste re-use. The program involves a local competition, where category winners are entered into a regional competition with prizes valued at close to $9,000.

    The 2018 Waste 2 Art exhibition opens at BMEC tomorrow, Saturday 28 April and runs until Saturday 13 May. The exhibition is open 10am to 3pm on weekends and between 9am and 4.30pm on weekdays.

    BMX NSW State Series

    Bathurst BMX Club is hosting a round of the BMX NSW State Series this weekend. Up to 500 competitors are expected for the competition coming from across NSW and interstate. The club hosted a round of the state series in 2016.

    For more information contact Michael Breen, President Bathurst BMX Club 0417 408 661

    Bathurst NRL

    The Penrith Panthers arrive in Bathurst on Tuesday in the lead up to the Panthers – North Queensland Cowboys clash at Carrington Park on Friday night.

    Tuesday 1 May: Play Like a Panther Clinic, Bathurst Sportsground 4pm – 5.30pm

    Tuesday 1 May: Mayor Reception, National Motor Racing Museum 6.45pm – 7.30pm

    Wednesday 2 May: Peachy/Richardson Gala Day, St Pat’s Rugby League grounds, Hereford St, players present 12noon – 1pm

    Friday 4 May: Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys, Carrington Park, 7.50pm kick off

    Friday 4 May: Panthers Players meet & Green, Bathurst Panthers, 11pm

    Bathurst Writer’s Festival

    The Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival 2018 will be held from 4th - 6th May at Ponton Theatre, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. Enjoy three days of Live and Local streamed sessions from the 2018 Sydney Writer's Festival featuring a host of International and Australian Writers alongside local events.

    Local events include: Poetry Slam, Workshops and The Great Festival Read - Bathurst's own Big Book Club will be reading The Lucky Galah by local author Tracy Sorenson.

    Special guest international author Ashleigh Young will open the festival on Friday 4 May. Ashleigh is a New Zealand writer and literary editor, and won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction, awarded by Yale University in recognition of her essay collection Can You Tolerate This?Ashleigh is a guest of the Sydney Writer’s Festival.

    For a full program contact Books Plus or www.bmec.com.au or call Kylie Shead (BMEC) 0416 250 269 Jen Barry (Books Plus) 0427 676 910

    Proclamation Day

    Bathurst Regional Council invites residents to celebrate the shared history of Bathurst for proclamation Day, Sunday 6 May. The event will consist of an Official Proclamation Ceremony at 10am at the Flag Staff acknowledging our new Living Legends. A commemoration of past Bathurstians will take place at the Pillars of Bathurst, followed by light refreshments. Residents are encouraged to wander along the Delightful Spot trail to learn about Bathurst’s rich history on self-guided tours.

    Sunday 6 May 10am- Proclamation Ceremony & announcing of 2018 Living Legends

    11am- Pillars of Bathurst Ceremony

    Village Meetings

    Council is meeting with residents in the rural areas. Meetings will be held at the following locations:

    Perthville Community Hall

    6.30 pm on Tuesday 8 May

    Sunny Corner Community Hall

    6.30 pm on Tuesday 22 May

    Perthville Square concept report

    In July 2017, Bathurst Regional Council commissioned Group GSA Pty Ltd to prepare a design for the Perthville Village Square in which a range of activities, inclusions and future use options were identified. The Concept Report has now been prepared and Council is seeking community feedback

    You can have your say by completing an online submission at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795. The closing date for submissions is Monday, 21 May 2018.

    Draft Economic Development Strategy

    Council is seeking the community’s feedback on the draft Bathurst Region Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022. An information session will be held on Thursday, 3May commencing at 12.30pm in the Bathurst Regional Council Chambers, First Floor, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst.

    To find out more information, please contact Council's Economic Development Section on 6333 6211 or visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au and register your interest in attending the session.

    Submissions will be received up until 4.45 pm on 21 May 2018 via yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795.

    Applications for Heritage Grants now open

    Three heritage funding programs are available to assist in the repair and interpretation of buildings in the region.

    Applications are invited for small grants to assist property owners and community groups to repair and conserve older properties in the Bathurst region, interpret and promote the region’s heritage and history, and to repair and improve properties in the Bathurst CBD.


    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/heritage


  • Catch a Panther before game day

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 27 April 2018

    The Penrith Panthers arrive in Bathurst on Tuesday in the lead up to the Panthers – North Queensland Cowboys clash at Carrington Park on Friday night.

    Acting Bathurst Mayor Bobby Bourke said the Panthers have made Bathurst their second home and have a busy program of events and activities in the lead up to the Friday night NRL match.

    “Players and coaching staff take the time to make themselves available across the week and provide a number of opportunities for junior players in particular to meet their favourite players and learn new football skills from...

    MEDIA RELEASE 27 April 2018

    The Penrith Panthers arrive in Bathurst on Tuesday in the lead up to the Panthers – North Queensland Cowboys clash at Carrington Park on Friday night.

    Acting Bathurst Mayor Bobby Bourke said the Panthers have made Bathurst their second home and have a busy program of events and activities in the lead up to the Friday night NRL match.

    “Players and coaching staff take the time to make themselves available across the week and provide a number of opportunities for junior players in particular to meet their favourite players and learn new football skills from some of the game’s best.”

    “We have had strong ticket sales in the lead up to this year’s game with both gold and silver corporate hospitality and grandstand seating sold out. We have also had strong general admission ticket sales. Ticket sales have hit 3,500, which is higher than for the same time last year prior to game day.”

    Tickets are available at www.bathurstnrl.com.au and Panthers Bathurst.

    Players from the Penrith Panthers will kick off their visit to Bathurst with the Play Like a Panther Clinic sponsored by the Reliance Bank and Westfund. Up to 300 junior players will take part in the skills and drills session which will be followed by a signing session. The clinic starts at 4pm at Bathurst Sportsground.

    The media is invited to attend the following:

    Play Like a Panther Clinic sponsored by Reliance Bank & Westfund

    Penrith Panthers players will deliver skills and drills covering passing, catching, kicking and tackling at the clinic. The clinic is open to children 5-16 years of age.

    When: Tuesday 1 May, 4pm – 5.30pm

    4pm – 4.40pm - Skills and Drills session

    4.45pm – 5.25pm – Mix & Mingle signing session

    Where: Bathurst Sportsground, Howick Street

    Players will be available for interview

    Mayoral Reception

    Panthers players and coaching staff will be welcomed to Bathurst by Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM at a mayoral reception.

    When: Tuesday 1 May, 6.45pm – 7.30pm

    Where: National Motor Racing Museum

    Players will be available for photographs at the reception

    Peachy/Richardson Gala Day

    Panthers players will attend the Peachy/Richardson Gala Day at the St Pat’s Rugby League grounds on Hereford Street to chat to the junior players taking part in the gala day. 400 players from across the region will be taking part in the gala day.

    When: Wednesday 2 May, 12noon – 1pm

    Where: St Pat’s Rugby League grounds, Hereford Street

    Players will be available for interview

    Bathurst NRL

    The Penrith Panthers take on the North Queensland Cowboys at Carrington Park. This year's game will also feature a curtain raiser between Bathurst Panthers and Cowra Magpies.

    When: Friday 4 May
    Where:
    Carrington Park

    Gates open – 4.30pm
    Bathurst Panthers vs Cowra Magpies - 5pm

    Panthers vs Cowboys – 7.50pm

    Junior rugby league clubs will participate in a club parade prior to the main game at approximately 6.45pm.

    At half time, Under 8s from the Cowra Magpies will play Lithgow Storm; and Wallerawang will play Blayney in a midi-mod game.

    Panthers Players Meet and Greet

    The Panthers Players will attend a meet and greet at Bathurst Panthers following Friday night’s game.

    When: Friday 4 May, following the game, 11pm

    Where: Bathurst Panthers


  • Waste creations on show

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 26 April 2018

    The Waste 2 Art exhibition opens at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

    Waste 2 Art encourages aspiring and professional artists to showcase their artistic abilities and share imaginative ideas about waste re-use.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Waste 2 Art highlights different waste streams each year and encourages the creative re-use of these products as art.

    “This year, the theme is polystyrene and we have received 75 innovative entries for the competition.

    “Entries in this year’s Waste 2 Art competition go on exhibition at BMEC on Saturday through until 13 May.

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    MEDIA RELEASE 26 April 2018

    The Waste 2 Art exhibition opens at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

    Waste 2 Art encourages aspiring and professional artists to showcase their artistic abilities and share imaginative ideas about waste re-use.

    Mayor Cr Graeme Hanger OAM said Waste 2 Art highlights different waste streams each year and encourages the creative re-use of these products as art.

    “This year, the theme is polystyrene and we have received 75 innovative entries for the competition.

    “Entries in this year’s Waste 2 Art competition go on exhibition at BMEC on Saturday through until 13 May.

    Visitors to the Waste 2 Art exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork as part of the People’s Choice Awards.

    The exhibition will be open between 10am and 3pm on weekends and 9am to 4.30pm on week days.

    For more information on the Waste 2 Art exhibition email waste2art@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6544.


  • What's News at Bathurst Regional Council

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 20 April 2018

    Catapult Festival

    The Catapult Festival has returned. One hundred and thirty participants from around Australia are in Bathurst for the festival which includes workshops and performances, including the Gala performance showcasing festival participants on Friday 20 April at 7.30pm (ticket required).

    Gravity and Other Myths – A Simple Space will be performed at BMEC on Saturday 21 April 2pm and 7.30pm (ticket required).

    Machattie Park will also become a venue for the festival activities this year with a free trapeze performance on Saturday 21 April at 12.15pm and a fire show on at 9pm (gold...

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 April 2018

    Catapult Festival

    The Catapult Festival has returned. One hundred and thirty participants from around Australia are in Bathurst for the festival which includes workshops and performances, including the Gala performance showcasing festival participants on Friday 20 April at 7.30pm (ticket required).

    Gravity and Other Myths – A Simple Space will be performed at BMEC on Saturday 21 April 2pm and 7.30pm (ticket required).

    Machattie Park will also become a venue for the festival activities this year with a free trapeze performance on Saturday 21 April at 12.15pm and a fire show on at 9pm (gold coin donation). The daring can also experience a swing on the trapeze for $10 on Saturday afternoon.

    For more information on the Catapult Festival check out www.catapultfestival.com.au or you can contact BMEC on 6333 6161.

    Bathurst Cycling Classic

    The Bathurst Cycling classic takes to the streets and roads of Bathurst and Blayney this weekend with a record 2,400 cyclists expected for the feature event, the Blayney 2 Bathurst on Sunday.

    Saturday 21 April

    · NSW Hill Climb Championships, Mount Panorama, 8am – 1.30pm

    · Criterium Racing, Kings Parade, 9am – 5pm

    · Family Fun Challenge, Kings Parade, 12noon – 12.30pm

    Sunday 22 April

    · Blayney 2 Bathurst, Long Course, 8.30am start

    · Blayney 2 Bathurst, Short Course, 10.15am start

    · The Village, Mount Panorama Pit Complex, 11am – 5pm

    Monday 16 – Monday 23 April

    · Blayney & Villages Hay Bale Art Challenge – check out the hay ball art along the course route – please be aware road closures are in place on the Blayney 2 Bathurst course route on Sunday.

    Road closures & changes to traffic conditions will apply for the Criterium, Hill Climb and Blayney 2 Bathurst events – details are available at https://www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au/event/road-closures

    For more information on the Bathurst Cycling Classic visit https://www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au/

    Flying-fox Camp Management Plan

    Council is currently seeking community input into the development of a Flying-fox camp management plan for Machattie Park and Kings Parade, following the establishment of the Flying-fox camp in late 2017.

    Interested community members can complete the online survey on the Your Say Bathurst website or call in to the community feedback drop in session, to be held near the rotunda in Machattie Park on Monday 23 April between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

    Bird Walk in Albens Reserve

    Join naturalist Tiffany Mason to see some of the amazing birds that can be found in our area on Thursday, 26 April from 7.30am – 9.30am.

    You'll also see kangaroos and wallabies and learn more about conservation of this woodland reserve.

    The bird walk will be an easy stroll through Albens Reserve, Mt Panorama (to the right, off Mountain Straight, Mt Panorama - look for the Council banner and signs), followed by morning tea. All birds seen will be uploaded to the BirdData app.

    Just bring clothing suitable for the weather, comfy walking shoes, a hat, water and a pair of binoculars. For more information, contact Council's Environmental Officer on 6333 6217 or visit the Sustainable Bathurst Facebook page.

    School Holiday Programs

    The Autumn Library School Holiday program is out now. Activities include art and craft, a puppet show and game-based team exercises. For more information or to book phone 6333 6281.

    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is running six exciting workshops for all age groups. The first two workshops are Waste 2 Art 'polystyrene' focused for young artists, providing an opportunity to make an artwork to enter in the Waste 2 Art community exhibition. Phone 6333 6555 to book a spot.

    AFFM has an Mini Mammoth Ice Age Day, Naming Competition and Dinosaurs in the Dark Tour. For more information phone 6331 5511.

    Waste 2 Art

    The annual Waste 2 Art Community Art Competition is now open and this year’s theme is polystyrene. It’s time to start planning and preparing - entries close 24 April. Waste 2 Art encourages aspiring and professional artists to showcase their artistic abilities and share creative ideas about waste re-use. The program involves a local competition, where category winners are entered into a regional competition with prizes valued at close to $9,000. For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact the Waste 2 Art Coordinator on 6333 6544 or waste2art@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Village Meetings

    Council is meeting with residents in the rural areas. Meetings will be held at the following locations:

    Perthville Community Hall

    6.30 pm on Tuesday 8 May

    Sunny Corner Community Hall

    6.30 pm on Tuesday 22 May

    Draft Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan

    The Draft Bathurst 2040 Community Strategic Plan (CSP) is on Public Exhibition until Friday, 27 April and Council is seeking the community’s feedback into the long-term vision for the Bathurst region. The CSP aims to capture what the community and stakeholders, at all levels of government, see as important for Bathurst and our region, both now and in the next 20 years. To provide your feedback visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Centennial Park Scoping Study

    Council has developed a draft scoping study to explore a range of concept options for the future use of Centennial Park. Community feedback is now being sought on the draft report, which is available for inspection at the Civic Centre or Bathurst Library. The plan is also available on yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Have your say online via the yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General

    Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795.

    The closing date for submissions is Monday 23 April 2018.

    Perthville Square concept report

    In July 2017, Bathurst Regional Council commissioned Group GSA Pty Ltd to prepare a design for the Perthville Village Square in which a range of activities, inclusions and future use options were identified. The Concept Report has now been prepared and includes information in relation to the consultation process, design direction and vision and the proposed future use concept design for the Perthville Village Square.

    Before the Concept Design is adopted, Council is seeking community feedback on the Concept Design Report.You can have your say by completing an online submission at yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795.

    The closing date for submissions is Monday, 21 May 2018.

    Draft Economic Development Strategy

    The draft Bathurst Region Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022 is being prepared. The Strategy will present a guiding framework by which the Council, in partnership with industry and the community, can take a coordinated approach to retaining and growing the existing economic base of the region, as well as attracting new investment.

    Council is seeking the community’s feedback on the draft actions for the future. An information session will be held on Thursday, 3May commencing at 12.30pm in the Bathurst Regional Council Chambers, First Floor, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst.

    To find out more information, please contact Council's Economic Development Section on 6333 6211 or visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au and register your interest in attending the session.

    Submissions will be received up until 4.45 pm on 21 May 2018 via yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or in writing to the General Manager, Bathurst Regional Council, Private Mail Bag 17, Bathurst NSW 2795.

    Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal

    Tickets are on sale for the 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal awards night where the winner of the 2018 Medal will be announced. The Bathurst Region Heritage Awards, including the Chifley Award, will also be presented at the function.

    The awards night will be held on Saturday 5 May at The Carrington, Keppel Street. Tickets are $60 per head and are available through the BMEC Box Oftfice or at www.bmhmedal.com.au

    Applications for Heritage Grants now open

    Three heritage funding programs are available to assist in the repair and interpretation of buildings in the region.

    Applications are invited for small grants to assist property owners and community groups to repair and conserve older properties in the Bathurst region, interpret and promote the region’s heritage and history, and to repair and improve properties in the Bathurst CBD.


    For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/heritage

    ClubGRANTS Scheme

    Council invites local community organisations to apply for funding from the 2018 ClubGRANTS Scheme. Applications close at 4.00 pm on 27 April. Further information regarding ClubGRANTS funding guidelines and application forms are available on Council’s website, the ClubsNSW website www.clubsnsw.com.au, or by contacting Council on 6333 6523.


  • Bathurst Cycling Classic this weekend

    9 months ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 19 April 2018

    The Bathurst Cycling classic takes to the streets and roads of Bathurst and Blayney this weekend with a record 2,400 cyclists expected to the feature event, the Blayney 2 Bathurst on Sunday.

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

    “In 2017 we had 2040 riders take on the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst. This year we are expecting 2,400 cyclists to participate. It is a...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 April 2018

    The Bathurst Cycling classic takes to the streets and roads of Bathurst and Blayney this weekend with a record 2,400 cyclists expected to the feature event, the Blayney 2 Bathurst on Sunday.

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

    “In 2017 we had 2040 riders take on the 70km and 110km Blayney 2 Bathurst. This year we are expecting 2,400 cyclists to participate. It is a unique event, not only do we offer a fully road closed circuit, but participants also have the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 Gran Fondo world championships which will be held in Italy. Last year around 16 local cyclists qualified for the event in France and we expect a similar result again this year.”

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic also features a Hill Climb event at Mount Panorama on Saturday and the excitement of criterium racing in the CBD. Racing on the Kings Parade circuit will start at 9am Saturday.

    “The criterium event is a popular, fast-paced event and there will be a pop up bar and eatery trackside for spectators, along with entertainment and free kids activities. At lunch time our champions of the future will be able to take to their bikes and ride the criterium circuit as part of the popular family fun challenge,” Cr Hanger said.

    Freedom Wheels, an organisation that makes bikes for children with disabilities who can’t ride standard bikes will also be at the family fun day, opening up opportunities for youngsters of all abilities to enjoy riding a bike.

    What’s on & where:

    Saturday 21 April

    · NSW Hill Climb Championships, Mount Panorama, 8am – 1.30pm

    · Criterium Racing, Kings Parade, 9am – 5pm

    · Family Fun Challenge, Kings Parade, 12noon – 12.30pm

    Sunday 22 April

    · Blayney 2 Bathurst, Long Course, 8.30am start

    · Blayney 2 Bathurst, Short Course, 10.15am start

    · The Village, Mount Panorama Pit Complex, 11am – 5pm

    Monday 16 – Monday 23 April

    · Blayney & Villages Hay Bale Art Challenge – check out the hay ball art along the course route – please be aware road closures are in place on the Blayney 2 Bathurst course route on Sunday.

    Road closures & changes to traffic conditions will apply for the Criterium, Hill Climb and Blayney 2 Bathurst events – details are available at https://www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au/event/road-closures

    For more information on the Bathurst Cycling Classic visit https://www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au/


  • Mini Mammoth Ice Age Day

    9 months ago
    Ice age

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 April 2018

    Be part of a MAMMOTH day of family fun at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s Mini Mammoth Ice Age Day on Sunday 29 April 2018.

    Meet our inflatable mini mammoth, see the Fizzics Education Liquid Nitrogen Show, watch the Ice Age movie in the company of our mini mammoth, enter the Mammoth Naming Competition or buy something at the Mammoth Shop Sale.

    Don’t miss the really ‘cool’ liquid nitrogen show by Fizzics Education Liquid Nitrogen Show at 11am and 1pm. Be fascinated by how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled....

    MEDIA RELEASE 18 April 2018

    Be part of a MAMMOTH day of family fun at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s Mini Mammoth Ice Age Day on Sunday 29 April 2018.

    Meet our inflatable mini mammoth, see the Fizzics Education Liquid Nitrogen Show, watch the Ice Age movie in the company of our mini mammoth, enter the Mammoth Naming Competition or buy something at the Mammoth Shop Sale.

    Don’t miss the really ‘cool’ liquid nitrogen show by Fizzics Education Liquid Nitrogen Show at 11am and 1pm. Be fascinated by how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled. See a squash ball smashed, or a balloon shrink instantly. Learn about how Newton's 3rd Law of Motion explains a liquid nitrogen sprinkler. Explore Charles Law using popping cans and expanding balloons. Find out the answer to the question “just what is the Leidenfrost effect anyway” and so much more.

    If you have ever wanted to name a mammoth, this is your opportunity. Enter our inflatable woolly mammoth naming competition to win a Mini Mammoth prize pack. Just complete the form in the exhibition or contact Somerville@bathrust.nsw.gov.au with your suggestion and explain why you have chosen the name.

    A special entry rate of $10 for a family or $5 for an individual includes all activities in the family fun Ice Age Day as well as museum entry on 29 April 2018 from 10am – 2pm only. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Museum is located at 224 Howick St Bathurst, next to the Post Office, and is open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday. Admission charges apply.

    Mini Mammoth will be on display at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, 224 Howick Street, Bathurst until the end of the Winter Festival, on 22 July 2018.

    For more information, contact Penny Packham at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum penny.packham@bathurst.nsw.gov.au, 02 63315511