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This space provides you the opportunity to connect and learn about Council's latest initiatives, services and events. For media enquiries contact Council's Media Officer


This space provides you the opportunity to connect and learn about Council's latest initiatives, services and events. For media enquiries contact Council's Media Officer

  • Media Release - Bathurst artists major winners in Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition

    about 6 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    Bathurst artists major winners in Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition

    Seven Bathurst entrants were winners or came highly commended in this year’s Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition held in Oberon.

    Waste 2 Art is a waste inspired art competition and exhibition that aims to challenge the way we look at waste with artworks incorporating some element of recycling by including waste items. This year’s theme was baling twine and packaging tape.

    The regional competition exhibition was hosted in Oberon and brought together the winning artworks from 13 Waste 2 Art competitions...

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    Bathurst artists major winners in Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition

    Seven Bathurst entrants were winners or came highly commended in this year’s Waste 2 Art regional competition and exhibition held in Oberon.

    Waste 2 Art is a waste inspired art competition and exhibition that aims to challenge the way we look at waste with artworks incorporating some element of recycling by including waste items. This year’s theme was baling twine and packaging tape.

    The regional competition exhibition was hosted in Oberon and brought together the winning artworks from 13 Waste 2 Art competitions and exhibitions that were held across the central west during 2018 and 2019

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM congratulated the Bathurst entrants in the regional exhibition who won a share of $8000 in prizes from Sims Metal Management.

    “The artworks on exhibition were truly inspiring and highlights the breadth of artistic skill here in our community,” he said.

    The winners were:

    • Primary Functional - Scallywags Childcare Centre - “Moooving Towards a Brighter Future” - Highly Commended

    • Community 3D - Bethany Osborne - “Baa Baa Baily Have You Any Twine?” - Highly Commended

    • Open 3D - Tracy Sorensen - “Murray Cod” – Winner

    • Open Functional - Joseph Lynch - “Johnno’s Truck” – Winner

    • Building/Sculpture Functional - Amanda & Peter Carter - “A Vintage Glasshouse” – Winner

    • Waste Theme Award - Bethany Osborne - “Baa Baa baily Have You Any Twine?” – Winner

    • Herb Clarke Memorial Award - Amanda & Peter Carter - “A Vintage Glasshouse” - Winner

    Next year’s theme is aluminium and steel cans. For more information please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 23 August

    about 7 hours ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. There’s free

    entry to the museum for all Dads and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a

    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro. Don’t forget to check out the new Immersive Room. For more information phone 6332 1872 or visit the NMRM Facebook page.

    Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair

    The annual Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair will be held on Saturday 12 October from 10am – 4pm....

    MEDIA RELEASE 23 August 2019

    What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. There’s free

    entry to the museum for all Dads and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a

    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro. Don’t forget to check out the new Immersive Room. For more information phone 6332 1872 or visit the NMRM Facebook page.

    Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair

    The annual Bathurst 1000 Saturday Street Fair will be held on Saturday 12 October from 10am – 4pm. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the following categories:

    • Musicians
    • Market Stallholders
    • Food Stallholders

    If you are interested in being part of the Street Fair, please visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for an application form. Applications close Friday, 6 September.

    Legendary Moments Dinner

    The Legendary Moments Dinner is on Thursday, 10 October at 7.00pm at Rydges. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to legends Greg Murphy, Steven Richards and Fred Gibson as they relive some of their historical and most memorable moments on Mount Panorama. Tickets are $80 and available from bmec.com.au.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

    grants to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations to improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation. For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 30 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Water Restrictions

    Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions will be in effect as of Monday, 14 October in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Draft Library Strategic Plan

    · Draft Amendments Enforcement Policy - Water Restrictions

    Visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    @BRAG

    RocoColonial

    Until 22 September
    Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 11am – 2pm, Monday Closed. Free entry.


    RocoColonial @ Abercrombie House

    Until 22 September

    Open Wednesday to Friday 11am – 2pm

    Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

    Monday & Tuesday closed. Entry: $15 adult, $10

    concession, $5 under 14, infants free, $35 family

    (2 adults, 2 children).

    For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au

    @ the Library

    History Week Talk

    Australia = A Colonial Settler Landscape? The art of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia

    Thursday, September 5 at 6.15pm.

    Join historian Gary Werskey as he discusses the role the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (published between 1886 and 1889) played in shaping our view of Australia and its history.

    Charles Sturt University Explorations

    Islam – West: Building bridges in challenging times

    Tuesday, September 17 at 6-8pm.

    A brief introduction to Islam and discussion of the importance of not only building bridges between Islam and the West in these challenging times, but of repairing, maintaining and strengthening inter-faith dialogue and harmony.

    Sydney Symphony Orchestra Livestream

    Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto

    Wednesday, September 18 at 6.30pm.

    A performance livestreamed from the Sydney Opera House. Vladimir Ashkenazy will conduct two Elgar masterpieces starring sensational young soloist Andreas Brantelid.

    To book for any of these events phone 6333 6281.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 16 August

    7 days ago
    MEDIA RELEASE16 August 2019



    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. It’s free
    entry to the museum for all Dads, and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a
    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro – call the museum on 6332 1872 to book, and check out
    the NMRM Facebook page for more information.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications...

    MEDIA RELEASE16 August 2019



    National Motor Racing Museum

    Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Motor Racing Museum on Sunday 1 September. It’s free
    entry to the museum for all Dads, and you can book a lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit in a
    Cortina, Mini, Falcon GT or Monaro – call the museum on 6332 1872 to book, and check out
    the NMRM Facebook page for more information.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides
    grants to assist local small businesses and non-profit organisations to improve access and inclusion to their place of business/organisation.
    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    Water Restrictions

    Council has resolved to implement Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions as of Monday 14
    October 2019 in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of
    Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:
    •Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback
    •Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    @BRAG

    RocoColonial

    Until 22 September

    Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 11am – 2pm, Monday Closed. Free entry.

    RocoColonial @ Abercrombie House

    Until 22 September

    Open Wednesday to Friday 11am – 2pm

    Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

    Monday & Tuesday closed. Entry: $15 adult, $10 concession, $5 under 14, infants free, $35 family
    (2 adults, 2 children).
    For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au

    @ the Library

    Be Connected (free tech help)

    Until September 27 (Mondays and Fridays)

    Due to popular demand, the library has extended the Be Connected program that offers free one-on-one technology assistance. Available between 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    For more information phone 6333 6281 or to book visit eventbrite.com.au

    Book Week
    Come and meet much-loved children's book character Spot the Dog during Book Week at Bathurst Library. Spot will join in the fun as we read some of his adventures, along with a selection of Children's
    Book Council stories.

    Wednesday 21 August
    11am -12pm
    3:45 - 4:30pm
    Thursday 22nd August
    3:45 - 4:30pm
    Friday 23rd August
    11am – 12pm
    3:45 - 4:30pm

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    14 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 August 2019

    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure works

    The Eglinton bound lane on the Rankens Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm each day on Monday, 12 August to Thursday, 15 August inclusive, weather permitting.

    The temporary road closure is necessary to facilitate pipe laying for Council’s sewer

    infrastructure upgrading project. Please allow for a few minutes extra for possible delays. There will be traffic control in place. If you would like more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the...

    MEDIA RELEASE 9 August 2019

    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure works

    The Eglinton bound lane on the Rankens Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm each day on Monday, 12 August to Thursday, 15 August inclusive, weather permitting.

    The temporary road closure is necessary to facilitate pipe laying for Council’s sewer

    infrastructure upgrading project. Please allow for a few minutes extra for possible delays. There will be traffic control in place. If you would like more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street roundabout.

    The tenders are currently being assessed and a report is expected be considered by Council in August. The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection. If you would like to receive updates on project, visit YourSay Bathurst and subscribe to the newsletter.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Funding is available to local businesses for CCTV to improve security and community safety. Funding is up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the current 2019/2020 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant.

    For more information call 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday 16 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

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

    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    Water Restrictions

    Council has resolved to implement Level 4-5 (extreme) water restrictions as of Monday 14

    October 2019 in response to the limited water available in Chifley Dam. The implementation of

    Level 4-5 water restrictions (extreme) will further limit outdoor water use and penalties may apply. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterwise

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

    The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will be held at BMEC on 16 August at 6.30pm. This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker a Bathurst historian.

    The lecture, titled “Let’s Do Heritage Differently”, will be presented by Barbara Hickson who has over 22 years’ experience in heritage management. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    @BRAG

    RocoColonial

    Until 22 September
    Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Sunday 11am – 2pm, Monday Closed. Free entry.


    RocoColonial @ Abercrombie House

    Until 22 September

    Open Wednesday to Friday 11am – 2pm

    Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

    Monday & Tuesday closed. Entry: $15 adult, $10

    concession, $5 under 14, infants free, $35 family

    (2 adults, 2 children).

    For more information visit www.bathurstart.com.au

    @ the Library

    Be Connected (free tech help)

    July 22 - September 27 (Mondays and Fridays)

    Due to popular demand, the library has extended ithe Be Connected program that offers free one-on-one technology assistance. Available between 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Author talk: Dr Stephen Gapps

    Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps on Tuesday, 13 August at 6.15pm as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement. He will also share new research about the conflicts at Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    Australian Poetry Slam

    Hone your poetry slam writing and performance skills at this special workshop on Thursday, 15 August from 4-6pm.The workshop will feature last year’s Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams followed by the Bathurst heat of this nationwide search for Australia’s best slammer. Bookings essential.

    For more information phone 6333 6281 or to book visit eventbrite.com.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Next level water restrictions to take effect in October

    15 days ago
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    MEDIA RELEASE 8 August 2019

    With the dry weather continuing to impact the region and leading into the warmer months, Council will introduce level four-five (extreme) water restrictions on October 14.

    A lack of rainfall across the region has seen Chifley Dam drop to 44 per cent as of 6 August, one of the lowest levels it has ever been at this time of the year.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the community must work together to preserve our drinking water.

    "Implementing level four-five (extreme) restrictions in October will place Bathurst in the best position possible in terms of water...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 August 2019

    With the dry weather continuing to impact the region and leading into the warmer months, Council will introduce level four-five (extreme) water restrictions on October 14.

    A lack of rainfall across the region has seen Chifley Dam drop to 44 per cent as of 6 August, one of the lowest levels it has ever been at this time of the year.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the community must work together to preserve our drinking water.

    "Implementing level four-five (extreme) restrictions in October will place Bathurst in the best position possible in terms of water availability come the hotter summer months," he said

    What level four-five restrictions mean for the community:

    · no watering of lawns

    · garden watering be limited to bucket or watering can, and only on Wednesday and Sunday from 6pm to 9pm

    · car washing at home is not permitted

    · that pools, garden features and child pools not be filled or topped up

    Level three (high) water restrictions have been in place since November last year. The restrictions have resulted in saving approximately 13 per cent of the total volume of water in Chifley Dam since they were implemented. For information on how to conserve water or information on restrictions visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

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

    ENDS

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


  • Second Circuit at Mount Panorama Community Consultation Meetings

    17 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 August 2019

    Council, with funding support from the NSW and Australian Governments, has started planning for the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama in Bathurst.

    The Second Circuit at Mount Panorama would accommodate a range of high-profile motorsport events year-round and feature additional multi-use facilities. To ensure that the community and other stakeholders have their say on the proposal a series of community consultation meetings will be held in August.

    The proposal is being assessed as a State Significant Development by the NSW Government. As part of this process an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared that...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 August 2019

    Council, with funding support from the NSW and Australian Governments, has started planning for the Second Circuit at Mount Panorama in Bathurst.

    The Second Circuit at Mount Panorama would accommodate a range of high-profile motorsport events year-round and feature additional multi-use facilities. To ensure that the community and other stakeholders have their say on the proposal a series of community consultation meetings will be held in August.

    The proposal is being assessed as a State Significant Development by the NSW Government. As part of this process an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared that will assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposal and provide mitigation measures. It is expected that the draft EIS and proposed design will be placed on public exhibition later this year for community viewing and feedback

    During the EIS display period, stakeholders and the community will again be invited to make formal submissions on the proposal and respond to the design and information detailed in the EIS.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said Council, Apex Circuit Design and the project delivery team are committed to the participation of all interested parties in the development of the Second Circuit at all stages of the planning process.

    "This is an opportunity to be involved in this exciting project. I encourage everyone to come along to one of the drop-in sessions to learn about the latest developments and provide your feedback as the design is further developed,” he said.

    Community consultation drop-in sessions:

    · Armada Bathurst – 121 Howick Street, Bathurst Thursday, 8 August from 4pm-7pm

    · Bathurst City Centre – 210 Howick Street, Bathurst Friday, 9 August from 10am-1pm

    · Bathurst Chase – 39 William Street, Bathurst Wednesday, 21 August from 12pm-3pm

    · Bathurst Regional Council – 158 Russell Street, Bathurst Thursday, 22 August from 5.30pm-8.30pm

    · National Motor Racing Museum – 400 Panorama Ave, Bathurst Thursday 22 August from 10am-1pm

    Can’t make the drop-in sessions?

    Download a feedback form at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au, email BathurstSecondCircuit@smec.com or call 1800 413 648

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    21 days ago
    Capture

    MEDIA RELEASE 2 August 2019


    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure works

    The Eglinton bound lane on the Rankens Bridge, will be closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm on Monday, 12 August to Thursday, 15 August inclusive, weather permitting. The temporary road closure is necessary to facilitate pipe laying for Council’s sewer infrastructure upgrading

    project. There will be traffic control in place. If you would like more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111. Please allow for a few minutes extra for possible delays.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street...

    MEDIA RELEASE 2 August 2019


    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure works

    The Eglinton bound lane on the Rankens Bridge, will be closed to traffic from 6am to 6pm on Monday, 12 August to Thursday, 15 August inclusive, weather permitting. The temporary road closure is necessary to facilitate pipe laying for Council’s sewer infrastructure upgrading

    project. There will be traffic control in place. If you would like more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111. Please allow for a few minutes extra for possible delays.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street roundabout.

    The tenders are currently being assessed and a report is expected be considered by Council in August. The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection. If you would like to receive updates on project, visit YourSay Bathurst and subscribe to the newsletter.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Funding is available to local businesses for CCTV to improve security and community safety. Funding is up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the current 2019/2020 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant.

    For more information call 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday 16 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

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

    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

    The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will be held at BMEC on 16 August at 6.30pm. This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker a Bathurst historian.

    The lecture, titled “Let’s Do Heritage Differently”, will be presented by Barbara Hickson who has over 22 years’ experience in heritage management. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    @ BRAG

    RocoColonial Artist Talks

    Listen to artists featured in the RocoColonial exhibition as they discuss their works in relation to the ideas of the Rococo and the Colonial. The discussion will be led by artist-initiator Gary Carsley. Friday 2 August 5pm.

    RocoColonial Official Opening

    RocoColonial consists of 15 contemporary Australian artists working across painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and fashion who explore themes at the intersection of the terms Rococo and Colonial. The works are dazzling and dynamic, playful and outrageous, thought-provoking and powerful. To be opened by Distinguished Professor Peter McNeil FAFA, University of Technology Sydney. Friday, 2 August 6-8pm. $8 BRAGS members, $12 non-members, $5 students (must show student card).

    Abercrombie Afternoon Soiree @ Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road

    Join a delightful afternoon of music, local and sparkling wines, canapes and artist talks to celebrate the opening of the RocoColonial satellite exhibition at Abercrombie House. The house will be open for visitors to explore and see the works of Tony Clark, Peter Cooley, Deborah Kelly, Jennifer Leahy and Danie Mellor. Saturday 3 August 2.30-4pm. Free event.

    @ the Library

    Planning ahead

    Bathurst Library and Legal Aid NSW will present a series of free information sessions on planning for the future as you age. The sessions will cover who should plan ahead, how to do it and the legal issues to consider.

    · Rockley School of Arts Hall: Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm

    Be Connected (free tech help)

    July 22 - September 27 (Mondays and Fridays)

    Due to popular demand, the library has extended ithe Be Connected program that offers free one-on-one technology assistance. Available between 10am-12pm on Mondays and Fridays. Bookings essential.

    Author talk: Dr Stephen Gapps

    Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps on Tuesday, 13 August at 6.15pm as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement. He will also share new research about the conflicts at Bathurst. Bookings essential.

    Australian Poetry Slam

    Hone your poetry slam writing and performance skills at this special workshop on Thursday, 15 August from 4-6pm.The workshop will feature last year’s Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams followed by the Bathurst heat of this nationwide search for Australia’s best slammer. Bookings essential.

    For more information phone 6333 6281 or to book visit eventbrite.com.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    28 days ago
    Local government week

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 July 2019

    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure Works

    The Eglinton sewer infrastructure upgrade is planned to commence on Monday, 29 July. There will be construction activities along Rankens Bridge and surroundings for approximately four weeks, including weekends. The Eglinton bound lane on the bridge will be closed for approximately 1 week during the construction with traffic control in place. The precise lane closure dates will be advised.

    For more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street roundabout.

    The tenders are currently...

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 July 2019

    Eglinton Sewer Infrastructure Works

    The Eglinton sewer infrastructure upgrade is planned to commence on Monday, 29 July. There will be construction activities along Rankens Bridge and surroundings for approximately four weeks, including weekends. The Eglinton bound lane on the bridge will be closed for approximately 1 week during the construction with traffic control in place. The precise lane closure dates will be advised.

    For more information on this project, please call Council on 6333 6111.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street roundabout.

    The tenders are currently being assessed and a report is expected be considered by Council in August. The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection. If you would like to receive updates on project, visit YourSay Bathurst and subscribe to the newsletter.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Funding is available to local businesses for CCTV to improve security and community safety. Funding is up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the current 2019/2020 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant.

    For more information call 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday 16 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

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

    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

    The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will be held at BMEC on 16 August at 6.30pm. This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker a Bathurst historian.

    The lecture, titled “Let’s Do Heritage Differently”, will be presented by Barbara Hickson who has over 22 years’ experience in heritage management. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date – Tuesday, 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    @the Library

    Planning ahead

    Bathurst Library and Legal Aid NSW will present a series of free information sessions on planning for the future as you age. The sessions will cover who should plan ahead, how to do it and the legal issues to consider.

    · Wattle Flat Recreation Hall: Thursday 25 July, 2-4pm

    · Rockley School of Arts Hall: Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm

    Author talk: Dr Stephen Gapps

    Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps on Tuesday, 13 August at 6.15pm as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement. He will also share new research about the conflicts at Bathurst. To book, ph: 6333 6281 or register at eventbrite.com.au

    Australian Poetry Slam

    Hone your poetry slam writing and performance skills at this special workshop on Thursday, 15 August from 4-6pm.The workshop will feature last year’s Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams followed by the Bathurst heat of this nationwide search for Australia’s best slammer. Bookings are essential via eventbrite.com.au

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council 19 July 2019

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival runs until Sunday 21 July and includes:

    · Pop up Paradise with Food and wine from 4pm – 9pm, Friday, 19 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm

    · Food & Tunes at the Winter Playground. Music & food vans from 11am - 9pm, Saturday 20 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Sunday Fundaywith food vendors in the Winter Playground featuring the festival farewell with Elton John on the playlist, Sunday 21 July. Great music and food vans from 11am – 9pm. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Illuminations on every evening...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Winter Festival

    The Winter Festival runs until Sunday 21 July and includes:

    · Pop up Paradise with Food and wine from 4pm – 9pm, Friday, 19 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm

    · Food & Tunes at the Winter Playground. Music & food vans from 11am - 9pm, Saturday 20 July. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Sunday Fundaywith food vendors in the Winter Playground featuring the festival farewell with Elton John on the playlist, Sunday 21 July. Great music and food vans from 11am – 9pm. Silent disco from 5.30pm.

    · Illuminations on every evening from sundown until 10pm.

    Mitre-Suttor-Lambert- Street Roundabout Construction

    Council has called tenders for the construction of the Mitre-Suttor-Lambert Street roundabout.

    The tenders are currently being assessed and a report on the tenders is expected be considered by Council in August. The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection. If you would like to receive updates on project, visit YourSay Bathurst and subscribe to the newsletter.

    CCTV Funding Program

    Funding is available to local businesses for CCTV to improve security and community safety. Funding is up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed within the current 2019/2020 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant.

    For more information call 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close at 4pm on Friday 16 August.

    Sporting Association Grants

    Grants are available to assist local sporting organisations affiliated with Bathurst Sports Council for works or to purchase equipment. For more information call 6333 6285 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on Tuesday 24 September.

    Bathurst Access Improvement For Small Business Grants

    Council in partnership with the Bathurst Regional Access Committee provides

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

    For more information phone 6333 6523 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30 August.

    YourSay Bathurst

    Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website:

    · Duramana Master Plan

    · Bathurst Winter Festival Feedback

    · Bathurst Regional Local Strategic Planning Statement

    · Draft Council Policies

    · Development Control Plan (DCP) changes

    Theo Barker Memorial Lecture

    The Theo Barker Memorial Lecture will be held at BMEC on 16 August at 6.30pm. This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and Council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker a Bathurst historian.

    The lecture, titled “Let’s Do Heritage Differently”, will be presented by Barbara Hickson who has over 22 years’ experience in heritage management. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Bathurst Jobs Expo

    More than 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year's Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC provide information regarding job opportunities and assistance with career change or development. Save the date – Tuesday, 30 July from 9am-3pm.

    @the Library

    Planning ahead

    Bathurst Library and Legal Aid NSW will present a series of free information sessions on planning for the future as you age. The sessions will cover who should plan ahead, how to do it and the legal issues to consider.

    · Kelso Community Hub: Thursday 25 July, 10am-12pm,

    · Wattle Flat Recreation Hall: Thursday 25 July, 2-4pm

    · Rockley School of Arts Hall: Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm

    Code Club

    Give your kids a headstart on future skills by joining our Code Club. New six-week program for children aged 8-12 years starting Wednesday July 24 from 4-5pm. For more information and bookings, ph 6333 6281.


  • Two for selective tender for Fifth Event

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has invited two organisations to take part in a selective tender process for a potential fifth event at Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the two are:

    · Australian Racing Group

    · Supercars

    "Council is currently finalising the tender specification and we expect the two companies invited to take part in that process will receive those documents before the end of the month. We anticipate Council will consider these tenders in September.”

    Council will not be making any further comment on this process until the selective tender process...

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2019

    Bathurst Regional Council has invited two organisations to take part in a selective tender process for a potential fifth event at Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit.

    Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM said the two are:

    · Australian Racing Group

    · Supercars

    "Council is currently finalising the tender specification and we expect the two companies invited to take part in that process will receive those documents before the end of the month. We anticipate Council will consider these tenders in September.”

    Council will not be making any further comment on this process until the selective tender process has taken place.

    Council called for EOIs for a potential fifth event in March this year receiving a strong response with six EOIs lodged.

    The circuit currently hosts four major events annually which require full track closures - the Bathurst 12 Hour, the Bathurst 6 Hour, the Bathurst 1000 and Challenge Bathurst.