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


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

  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    4 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 December 2019


    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and the way they have contributed positively to the community. They could be proven leaders amongst their peers, promote the positive qualities of Council, the community and local businesses. To nominate someone you think is worthy of inclusion as a Living Legend visit the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Nominations close Friday 31 January 2020.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 December 2019


    Living Legends

    Nominations are now open for Living Legends. The title, Living Legend, recognises the achievements of individuals and the way they have contributed positively to the community. They could be proven leaders amongst their peers, promote the positive qualities of Council, the community and local businesses. To nominate someone you think is worthy of inclusion as a Living Legend visit the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Nominations close Friday 31 January 2020.

    Section 356 Donations

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations and individuals seeking funding from Council to be included in the 2020/2021 budget. Funding is available for the period from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. To apply, submit an application form which is available on Council’s website or from the Civic Centre, 158 Russell Street, Bathurst by 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Organisations/groups who have received funding previously should re-apply if they wish to be considered for further funding.

    For more information, contact Council on 6333 6257 or visit Council’s website.

    Event of the Year

    Council and the Australia Day committee are encouraging local organisations to nominate for the Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award and Bathurst Region Destination Event of the Year Award for events that were staged in 2019.

    For more information or to nominate see Council’s website. Nominations close 24

    December 2019.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s Railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website. For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

    IDPwD is a United Nations day that promotes inclusivity and celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities on December 3, every year.

    This year, Glenray will mark IDPwD by holding a “Movie Night” at Metro 5 Cinemas Bathurst. This event is inclusive of anyone in the community.

    Movie: The Addams Family

    Date: 10 December

    Arrival: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm screening

    Cost: On sale, November 26th from M.C. $16.00 p/p - includes a can of drink & bag of lollies on arrival. *Conditions - No companion cards/free tickets/metro vouchers can be used to purchase tickets - (metro rules). Glenray has also designed a colouring-in competition for all those who want to be involved in the fun. Print, colour and share your design to M.C & tag @Glenrayindustries before December 10. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs.

    For more information regarding IDPwD or to download the colouring-in document visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b7Fkvu4O58iGi6UEFU1luC-79h3AoWTh. or phone 6331 2388.

    Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council

    42nd Annual Sports Awards. Nominate Now.

    It is time to nominate any outstanding achievements by Bathurst sportspersons, teams,

    officials, clubs, referees, coaches for the year 2019. Head to bdsrc.com.au or visit the Facebook page to secure a nomination form to ensure your athletes are recognised. Nominations close 31 December 2019. Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council is honoured and proud to have recognised the sporting community of Bathurst for the past 43 years and to celebrate their achievements at the annual dinner.

    ENDS

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


  • Bathurst NRL tickets to go on sale

    4 days ago
    Table

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 December 2019

    Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, 10 December for the round 9 NRL clash between the Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks, to be played at Carrington Park on Sunday, 10 May 2020.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said this was the seventh year Bathurst has hosted the Penrith Panthers at Carrington Park and next year’s match is sure to attract a good crowd.

    “Each year, the game brings plenty of people to our city, and this event plays a key part in showcasing the capabilities of our region hosting major events,” he said.

    “This match will...

    MEDIA RELEASE 6 December 2019

    Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, 10 December for the round 9 NRL clash between the Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks, to be played at Carrington Park on Sunday, 10 May 2020.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said this was the seventh year Bathurst has hosted the Penrith Panthers at Carrington Park and next year’s match is sure to attract a good crowd.

    “Each year, the game brings plenty of people to our city, and this event plays a key part in showcasing the capabilities of our region hosting major events,” he said.

    “This match will be keenly contested and full of excitement. Rugby league fans are in for a great night of football.”

    Tickets are available via Ticketek and through BathurstNRL.com.au

    Early bird pricing applies from 10 December – 7 January 2020.

    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

    11 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2019


    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Tourism Reference Group

    · Presentation of Financial Statements 18/19

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s Railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family...

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 November 2019


    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Tourism Reference Group

    · Presentation of Financial Statements 18/19

    · Development Control Plan Changes – Eglinton West

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s Railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website. For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Host Families Wanted

    Families are wanted to host Japanese Students from Toyo High School from Friday 6 March to Monday 9 March 2020. For more information and an application form please contact Bathurst Visitor Information Centre on 6332 1444.

    Library

    BOOK SALE

    Friday November 29 - December 1

    Grab a book bargain at our monthly sale of ex-library items and donated books. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.

    AUTHOR TALK: CHRIS KRUPA

    Thursday December 5, 6pm

    Meet a Bathurst-based writer who has just released the second book in his gripping crime series and has a third one coming soon.

    Bookings essential for author events, phone 6333 6281.

    International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

    IDPwD is a United Nations day that promotes inclusivity and celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities on December 3, every year.

    This year, Glenray will mark IDPwD by holding a “Movie Night” at Metro 5 Cinemas Bathurst. This event is inclusive of anyone in the community.

    Movie: The Addams Family

    Date: 10 December

    Arrival: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm screening

    Cost: On sale, November 26th from M.C. $16.00 p/p - includes a can of drink & bag of lollies on arrival. *Conditions - No companion cards/free tickets/metro vouchers can be used to purchase tickets - (metro rules). Glenray has also designed a colouring-in competition for all those who want to be involved in the fun. Print, colour and share your design to M.C & tag @Glenrayindustries before December 10. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs.

    For more information regarding IDPwD or to download the colouring-in document visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b7Fkvu4O58iGi6UEFU1luC-79h3AoWTh. or phone 6331 2388.

    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

    Void Education Symposium - Friday 6 December

    The Void Education Symposium brings together artists from the Void touring exhibition, arts academics and educators, Void curator Emily McDaniel, and Wiradjuri Elders to participate in a series of talks, panel discussions, cultural activities and networking opportunities aimed at giving participants a base for creating culturally safe, authentic learning experiences. Council staff are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register visit eventbrite.com.au

    Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council

    42nd Annual Sports Awards. Nominate Now.

    It is time to nominate any outstanding achievements by Bathurst sportspersons, teams,

    officials, clubs, referees, coaches for the year 2019. Head to bdsrc.com.au or visit the Facebook page to secure a nomination form to ensure your athletes are recognised. Nominations close 31 December 2019. Bathurst District Sport & Recreation Council is honoured and proud to have recognised the sporting community of Bathurst for the past 43 years and to celebrate their achievements at the annual dinner.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Tour de Cure and Freedom Wheels appointed as official charities of the Bathurst Cycling Classic

    11 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 November 2019

    A tribe of cancer curing cyclists and an organisation that provides the sheer freedom and joy of cycling to Australians with disabilities have been announced as the official charities for the 2020 Bathurst Cycling Classic. Freedom Wheels and Tour de Cure are the inaugural official charities for the event.

    The 2020 edition of the Bathurst Cycling Classic is a year of many firsts, such as a new looped course for the B2B. The Bathurst Cycling Classic was originally run by local charity Rotary, which is still heavily involved in the event.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said...

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 November 2019

    A tribe of cancer curing cyclists and an organisation that provides the sheer freedom and joy of cycling to Australians with disabilities have been announced as the official charities for the 2020 Bathurst Cycling Classic. Freedom Wheels and Tour de Cure are the inaugural official charities for the event.

    The 2020 edition of the Bathurst Cycling Classic is a year of many firsts, such as a new looped course for the B2B. The Bathurst Cycling Classic was originally run by local charity Rotary, which is still heavily involved in the event.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said Council is very proud to appoint two amazing charities who do incredible work in the community and are an active part of cycling culture.

    “Events like the Bathurst Cycling Classic have the opportunity to make a significant impact on people’s lives. To be able to support charities that put a smile on the face of young children in need as well as take on the cancer battle with Tour de Cure is an honour and we look forward to working with Freedom Wheels and Tour de Cure to support their work and fundraising,” he said.

    “We ask all of our cyclists to consider raising funds for these cycling-inspired charities via their participation in the 2020 Bathurst Cycling Classic.”

    The Bathurst Cycling Classic has partnered with Go Fundraise to create a dedicated Bathurst Cycling Classic website and all 2020 Bathurst Cycling Classic participants can create a personal fundraising page and raise vital funds for charity partners.

    The 2020 Bathurst Cycling Classic is to be held on March 14-15, next year. Participants can register at www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au and create their own fundraising page to raise funds for Freedom Wheels or Tour de Cure at https://bathurstcyclingclassic2020.gofundraise.com.au/

    Freedom Wheelshttps://freedomwheels.org.au/ are custom bikes for kids and adults living with a disability who cannot ride a standard bike. The team of skilled staff and volunteers design, build and deliver the bikes to suit the physical and cognitive needs of the individual so they too can enjoy what cycling has to offer.

    “Freedom Wheels are thrilled to be an official charity partner for the Bathurst Cycling Classic,” said Meadhbh Roche, Promotions Coordinator at Freedom Wheels.

    “For many kids living with a disability, cycling is a dream which sometimes seems impossible. The fundraising by participants in the Bathurst Cycling Classic will go towards making these dreams come true for some of our kids, of which we currently have 105 on a waiting list.”

    The dream of Tour de Cure https://www.tourdecure.com.au/ is a world without cancer. Tour de Cure brings together ordinary people from across Australia to raise funds for cancer research via cycling tours events. These events raise vital funds for world-class cancer projects that make the biggest impact on this terrible disease.

    “Tour de Cure (TdC) are excited to partner with the Bathurst Cycling Classic. We're a passionate community committed to curing cancer and encouraging all Australians to live a healthy, cancer smart lifestyle. We know that 1 IN 3 Cancers are preventable and by riding in the BCC you're on the right path to keeping fit, healthy & happy,’ said Geoff Coombes, Tour de Cure Co-Founder.

    “We fund brilliant scientists doing ground-breaking research that will impact cancer outcomes in our life time. With the help of Bathurst Cycling Classic participant fundraising we can fund a key Immunotherapy research project at the Garvan Institute that will improve survival rates and quality of life. The BCC is a great event showcasing cycling over a two-day festival and we encourage you to get involved and come and say hi."

    For more information, please visit https://www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au/

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • LED light upgrades to rollout in Bathurst

    12 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 November 2019

    Work to upgrade more than 5600 of the city’s street lights to energy efficient technology will begin this week as part of a major energy efficiency project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help save on the cost of electricity.

    Bathurst Regional Council is part of the Southern Lights NSW project which will see over 75,000 LED street lights deployed in 41 Local Government Areas across southern NSW from Bega to Broken Hill.

    The switch to LED technology in Bathurst will see a 1900 MWh reduction per year in power use for street lighting,...

    MEDIA RELEASE 28 November 2019

    Work to upgrade more than 5600 of the city’s street lights to energy efficient technology will begin this week as part of a major energy efficiency project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help save on the cost of electricity.

    Bathurst Regional Council is part of the Southern Lights NSW project which will see over 75,000 LED street lights deployed in 41 Local Government Areas across southern NSW from Bega to Broken Hill.

    The switch to LED technology in Bathurst will see a 1900 MWh reduction per year in power use for street lighting, delivering savings of greater than $550,000 each year in maintenance and electricity costs.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said Council was committed to becoming more sustainable and the LED upgrade is just one initiative in Council’s strategies to achieve energy and operational efficiencies.

    “Streetlighting is a significant expense for Council, costing around $1.2 million in 2018/19 FY, and with around 6500 streetlights across Council’s footprint, the upgrade will go a long way to reducing costs and providing significant long-term savings,” said Mayor Bourke.

    “LEDs are far more energy efficient, require less maintenance and have a significantly longer life.”

    “Council is investing $2.17 million to complete the bulk upgrade, with the costs expected to be recouped within four years.”

    Essential Energy streetlight manager Waide Elliott said the organisation continues to work closely with Councils across its distribution area and is committed to providing information and services that are appropriate to Councils’ needs and those of the communities they serve.

    “Essential Energy is responsible for the maintenance and billing of more than 160,000 streetlights serving more than 86 councils across New South Wales and parts of Southern Queensland,” Mr Elliott said.

    “Public lighting plays an important role in providing safe, secure and attractive public areas for both pedestrians and motorists. It also represents between 25 and 70 per cent of any individual local government’s corporate energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

    “The new LED streetlighting in Bathurst will not only provide a more reliable, better quality lighting service, but will deliver savings of more than 60% per cent in energy consumption.

    “This type of light also provides future potential for other ‘smart’ applications to be added and will allow Essential Energy to more effectively manage the streetlight network and respond more promptly to potential outages,” Mr Elliott said.

    Media Contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    18 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 22 November 2019

    Village Meetings

    Village meetings with residents in areas will be held during November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and senior staff to discuss projects and any other matters of interest.

    Each meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held at the following locations:

    · Sofala, Memorial Hall - 25 November

    · Wattle Flat, recreation Hall - 26 November

    For further information, please phone 6333 6201.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Footpath Restaurants Policy

    · Tourism Reference Group

    ·...

    MEDIA RELEASE 22 November 2019

    Village Meetings

    Village meetings with residents in areas will be held during November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and senior staff to discuss projects and any other matters of interest.

    Each meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held at the following locations:

    · Sofala, Memorial Hall - 25 November

    · Wattle Flat, recreation Hall - 26 November

    For further information, please phone 6333 6201.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Footpath Restaurants Policy

    · Tourism Reference Group

    · Presentation of Financial Statements 18/19

    Pillars of Bathurst

    The Pillars of Bathurst project honours the lives and contributions of past residents who have played an important role in the history of the region throughout the different eras. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Pillars of Bathurst. Nomination forms and guidelines are available from https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/pillars

    Nominations close 29 November.

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s Railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website. For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Sustainability Grant

    A new Sustainability Grants program for schools has recently been launched by the NSW

    Department of Education. All NSW public schools can apply for up to $15,000 of funding for sustainable projects. Applications close 29 November, so apply now bit.ly/36fNUdo

    Host Families Wanted

    Families are wanted to host Japanese students from Toyo High School from Friday 6 March to Monday 9 March 2020. For more information and an application form please contact Bathurst Visitor Information Centre on 6332 1444.

    Library

    AUTHOR TALK: PAUL BYRNES

    Wednesday November 27, 6pm

    Award-winning journalist Paul Byrnes discusses his new book, The Lost Boys, which reveals previously untold stories of underage soldiers who fought in the First World War.

    BOOK SALE

    Friday November 29 - December 1

    Grab a book bargain at our monthly sale of ex-library items and donated books. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.

    AUTHOR TALK: CHRIS KRUPA

    Thursday December 5, 6pm

    Meet a Bathurst-based writer who has just released the second book in his gripping crime series and has a third one coming soon.

    Bookings essential for author events, phone 6333 6281.

    International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

    IDPwD is a United Nations day that promotes inclusivity and celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities on December 3, every year.

    This year, Glenray will mark IDPwD by holding a “Movie Night” at Metro 5 Cinemas Bathurst. This event is inclusive of anyone in the community.

    Movie: The Addams Family

    Date: 10 December

    Arrival: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm screening

    Cost: On sale, November 26th from M.C. $16.00 p/p - includes a can of drink & bag of lollies on arrival. *Conditions - No companion cards/free tickets/metro vouchers can be used to purchase tickets - (metro rules). Glenray has also designed a colouring-in competition for all those who want to be involved in the fun. Print, colour and share your design to M.C & tag @Glenrayindustries before December 10. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs.

    For more information regarding IDPwD or to download the colouring-in document visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1b7Fkvu4O58iGi6UEFU1luC-79h3AoWTh. or phone 6331 2388.

    ENDS

    Media Contact: Media Officer

  • Expressions of Interest sought for next Tourism Reference Group

    18 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE November 2019

    Council is calling for expressions of interest for the next term of the Bathurst region Tourism Reference Group. The 12-member committee was first formed in late 2015 to help guide the implementation of the recently adopted Destination Management Plan (DMP) and provide expert tourism industry advice and guidance to Council.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the former committee had been an integral part of shaping the direction of tourism in the Bathurst region.

    “The 2015 DMP provided a five-year plan to guide the development of the Bathurst region as a premier tourism destination and the members of...

    MEDIA RELEASE November 2019

    Council is calling for expressions of interest for the next term of the Bathurst region Tourism Reference Group. The 12-member committee was first formed in late 2015 to help guide the implementation of the recently adopted Destination Management Plan (DMP) and provide expert tourism industry advice and guidance to Council.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said the former committee had been an integral part of shaping the direction of tourism in the Bathurst region.

    “The 2015 DMP provided a five-year plan to guide the development of the Bathurst region as a premier tourism destination and the members of the Tourism Reference Group appointed in 2015 have worked hard to help shape the successful tourism industry of the region today,” he said.

    “The term of the current group expires at the end of this year and with the simultaneous adoption of a new DMP, it is an exciting time for tourism in our region. Council is committed to supporting the further growth of the industry which is already worth over $230 million annually to our economy. I encourage suitably qualified community members to lodge their expressions of interest and assist Council in growing the destination”.

    Council is looking for individuals with a range of skills and experience working within the visitor economy to represent the diverse industry sectors on the Tourism Reference Group.

    Membership positions on the group are voluntary and are for a period of two years, or as vacancies arise.

    Further information and application forms for membership of the next term of the Tourism Reference Group are available at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au Applications close on 6 December 2019.

    ENDS
    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    25 days ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 November 2019


    Village Meetings

    Village meetings with residents in areas will be held during November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and senior staff to discuss projects and any other matters of interest.

    Each meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held at the following locations:

    · Sofala, Memorial Hall - 25 November

    · Wattle Flat, recreation Hall - 26 November

    For further information, please phone 6333 6201.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Footpath Restaurants Policy

    · Draft Destination Management Plan

    ...

    MEDIA RELEASE 15 November 2019


    Village Meetings

    Village meetings with residents in areas will be held during November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and senior staff to discuss projects and any other matters of interest.

    Each meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held at the following locations:

    · Sofala, Memorial Hall - 25 November

    · Wattle Flat, recreation Hall - 26 November

    For further information, please phone 6333 6201.

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Footpath Restaurants Policy

    · Draft Destination Management Plan

    · Alec Lamberton Park Concept Design

    · Garage Sale Survey

    · Presentation of Financial Statements 18/19

    Pillars of Bathurst

    The Pillars of Bathurst project honours the lives and contributions of past residents who have played an important role in the history of the region throughout the different eras. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Pillars of Bathurst. Nomination forms and guidelines are available from https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/pillars

    Nominations close 29 November.

    Host Families Wanted

    Families are wanted to host Japanese Students from Toyo High School from Friday 6 March to Monday 9 March 2020. For more information and an application form please contact Bathurst Visitor Information Centre on 6332 1444.

    Railway Museum Plaques


    Become part of Bathurst’s Railway family and purchase a replica brass engine plate with your family name to be displayed in perpetuity at the new Bathurst Rail Museum.

    · Small 120mm x 65mm $250 inc GST

    · Large* 240mm x 130mm $500 inc GST

    *note: Large plaques also include the opportunity to have 150 words of your family history displayed on the upcoming Bathurst Rail Museum website. For more information call 6333 6593. Purchase online at YourSay Bathurst or in person at BMEC.

    Sustainability Grant

    A new Sustainability Grants program for schools has recently been launched by the NSW

    Department of Education. All NSW public schools can apply for up to $15,000 of funding for sustainable projects. Applications close 29 November, so apply now bit.ly/36fNUdo

    Library

    Author Talk - Paul Byrnes

    6pm – Wednesday, 27 November

    Book Sale

    Friday, 29 November - Sunday 1 December

    Author Talk: Chris Krupa

    6pm – Thursday, 5 December

    For further information on any of these events and to book, phone the Library on 6333 6281.


    Welcome Wagon

    The next Welcome Wagon is on Tuesday, 19 November at 5.30pm at BVIC. This event is for new residents to Bathurst to meet and greet others new to the city. Please RSVP to live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6182.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer


  • What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 November 2019


    Village Meetings

    Village meetings with residents in areas will be held during November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and senior staff to discuss projects and any other matters of interest.

    Each meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held at the following locations:

    Yetholme, Community Hall - 11 November

    Trunkey Creek, Community Hall - 12 November

    Sofala, Memorial Hall - 25 November

    Wattle Flat, recreation Hall - 26 November

    For further information, please phone 6333 6201.

    Food and Flix – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    The Youth Council’s Food...

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 November 2019


    Village Meetings

    Village meetings with residents in areas will be held during November. Residents are invited to attend and meet with Councillors and senior staff to discuss projects and any other matters of interest.

    Each meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held at the following locations:

    Yetholme, Community Hall - 11 November

    Trunkey Creek, Community Hall - 12 November

    Sofala, Memorial Hall - 25 November

    Wattle Flat, recreation Hall - 26 November

    For further information, please phone 6333 6201.

    Food and Flix – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    The Youth Council’s Food and Flix will return to the Adventure Playground on Friday, 15 November. The event will start at 6.30pm with movie screening at 8.00pm. People are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic. There will also be some food available. Entry is free. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

    Water Smart Gardening

    Qualified horticulturist and award-winning gardener, Dhyan Blore, will present a series of workshops for home gardeners at Rahamim Ecology Centre. Topics include caring for plants in dry times, maximising water in gardens and plants, the importance of mulch, features of drought tolerant plants, water for backyard birds and wildlife and using greywater on gardens. Weekday and weekend sessions available. For more information or to book visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterrestrictions

    YourSay Bathurst

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

    · Footpath Restaurants Policy

    · Draft Destination Management Plan

    · Alec Lamberton Park Concept Design

    Pillars of Bathurst

    The Pillars of Bathurst project honours the lives and contributions of past residents who have played an important role in the history of the region throughout the different eras. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Pillars of Bathurst. Nomination forms and guidelines are available from https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/pillars

    Nominations close 29 November.

    Host Families Wanted

    Families are wanted to host Japanese Students from Toyo High School from Friday 6 March to Monday 9 March 2020. For more information and an application form please contact Bathurst Visitor Information Centre on 6332 1444.

    Library

    Author Talk - Paul Byrnes

    6pm – Wednesday, 27 November

    Book Sale

    Friday, 29 November - Sunday 1 December

    Author Talk: Chris Krupa

    6pm – Thursday, 5 December

    For further information on any of these events and to book, phone the Library on 6333 6281.


    Suttor, Mitre, Lambert St Roundabout

    Council is holding two drop-in sessions on Thursday, 14 November to give residents an

    opportunity to find out more about the construction of the roundabout at Suttor, Mitre

    Lambert Streets.

    12.00pm – 2.00pm at Upstairs Startup Hub, Level 1/203-209 Russell Street

    2.30pm – 4.30pm at Scout Hall, Suttor Street, West Bathurst.

    Receive regular project updates on the YourSay Bathurst website.

    Welcome Wagon

    The next Welcome Wagon is on Tuesday, 19 November at 5.30pm at BVIC. This event is for new residents to Bathurst to meet and greet others new to the city. Please RSVP to live@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6182.

    Tree Planting Day

    Sunday 10 November

    The ‘Rehabilitation of the Macquarie River Riparian Corridor’ projects planting stage is on the home stretch with over forty local volunteers already giving their time to plant native trees, shrubs and grasses along a 1km stretch of the Macquarie River.

    Commencing at 10am at the Baillie Street Open Space (Cnr Havannah Street and Sydney Road- Kendall Ave), adults and kids alike can assist in planting native trees and shrubs and other tasks that will improve the health of the Macquarie River and its riparian corridor. There will be a free barbecue lunch afterwards. For further information please contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 or Kristie Kearney (Environmental Programs Coordinator) on 6333 6285 or council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer

  • Information sessions on construction of roundabout at Suttor, Lambert and Mitre Streets

    about 1 month ago

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 November 2019

    Council will hold two drop-in information sessions on the construction of the roundabout at Suttor, Mitre and Lambert Streets on Thursday, 14 November.

    The first drop-in session will be at the Upstairs Startup Hub from 12.00pm to 2.00pm and the second session will be at the Scout Hall in West Bathurst from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said Council staff will be available at the each of the sessions to answer any questions, queries or concerns that residents may have.

    “I encourage people to pop by anytime during one of the sessions to learn...

    MEDIA RELEASE 7 November 2019

    Council will hold two drop-in information sessions on the construction of the roundabout at Suttor, Mitre and Lambert Streets on Thursday, 14 November.

    The first drop-in session will be at the Upstairs Startup Hub from 12.00pm to 2.00pm and the second session will be at the Scout Hall in West Bathurst from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

    Mayor Bobby Bourke said Council staff will be available at the each of the sessions to answer any questions, queries or concerns that residents may have.

    “I encourage people to pop by anytime during one of the sessions to learn how the construction of the roundabout may impact them,” he said.

    The roundabout is being built in response to community concerns and feedback about safety issues at the intersection. The construction of the roundabout is a complex and lengthy project due to the design of the intersection and the number of underground services in the area. It is envisaged the project will take approximately nine months to complete.

    The project will be conducted in stages. The first of which are outlined below:

    Stage one

    Carpark construction adjacent to the shops and water main works at the rear of the shops. The intersection will remain open under traffic control. Access between Coral Way and Suttor Street will be closed for the duration of the project.

    Stage two

    Water main works at the intersection. The intersection will remain open under traffic control. Stages one and two are expected to take approximately eight weeks.

    Stage three

    Road realignment and service relocation. Suttor and Mitre Streets will remain open under traffic control. Lambert Street will be fully closed to traffic. This is scheduled to occur during school holidays to minimise impact to traffic. This stage is expected to take approximately four weeks.

    As the project progresses, the subsequent stages will be detailed on the Bathurst YourSay website. Regular project updates will be published on the YourSay Bathurst website where you can also subscribe to receive a newsletter with the latest information.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Media Officer