Tender awarded for Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan

Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2019 The tender for the preparation of the Bathurst Town Centre Master Plan has been awarded to Allen Jack + Cottier Architects Pty Ltd. Director of External Engagement at Charles Sturt University Julia Andrews said thinking innovatively about how the University can contribute to the long-term social and economic vision of Bathurst is an important aspect of our University Strategy. The plan also aims to: · Position Bathurst as an education hub through Charles Sturt University’s strategic goal to create a new era campus embedded in the city centre in response to the need for a revised business model for higher education in Bathurst and thus attract greater inward migration into the region; · Find a suitable adaptive reuse of the former Bathurst TAFE site located within the Bathurst Town Square at the heart of the Bathurst Town Centre; · Identify other key development opportunities in the Town Centre creating linkages between them and stimulating new levels of activity; and · Complement the heritage character of the Town Centre and Bathurst, which identifies as Australia’s oldest inland settlement.
Bathurst
13 Dec 2019
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New look, new location for NYE party in the park

MEDIA RELEASE 10 December 2019 Bathurst’s New Year’s Eve 2019 celebrations will be held in Machattie Park to give those attending a cooler, greener party location in the heart of the CBD.Mayor Bobby Bourke said the location will allow those attending the celebrations to picnic, enjoy food vendors at the event or take advantage of the cafes and food outlets in the CBD.“There will be a range of events and activities in the park for the everyone attending,” said he said.“We have partnered with the Bathurst Academy of Music for entertainment. Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE 10 December 2019 Bathurst’s New Year’s Eve 2019 celebrations will be held in Machattie Park to give those attending a cooler, greener party location in the heart of the CBD.Mayor Bobby Bourke said the location will allow those attending the celebrations to picnic, enjoy food vendors at the event or take advantage of the cafes and food outlets in the CBD.“There will be a range of events and activities in the park for the everyone attending,” said he said.“We have partnered with the Bathurst Academy of Music for entertainment. By partnering with this group, Council opens the door for a wide range of local performers to participate in the NYE celebrations,” he said.“There will be a diverse range of performers and musicians, activities for children and screens will be set up with a live stream of the Sydney fireworks”.The traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display won’t occur this year because of the current extreme water restrictions.
Bathurst
10 Dec 2019
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Bathurst NRL tickets to go on sale

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. 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. 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.
Bathurst
06 Dec 2019
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What's News

What's News

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. Continue reading 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. 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.
Bathurst
29 Nov 2019
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Tour de Cure and Freedom Wheels appointed as official charities of the Bathurst Cycling Classic

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. 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.
Bathurst
29 Nov 2019
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LED light upgrades to rollout in Bathurst

Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE 28 November 2019Work 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. “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.
Bathurst
28 Nov 2019
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Expressions of Interest sought for next Tourism Reference Group

Expressions of Interest sought for next Tourism Reference Group

“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. 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.
Bathurst
22 Nov 2019
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What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

This will mean: - No watering of lawns - Only watering your garden on Wednesday and Sunday between 6pm and 9pm for a maximum of 30 minutes using a hand held hose with a trigger nozzle or one soaker hose or one microspray system - No sprinklers of any kind are permitted - No car washing at home - No filling of new pools using the Bathurst water supply - No topping up your pool unless you have a permit from Council - Pools must be covered at all times - No topping/filling up garden features or child pools - No washing of hard surfaces except for health and safety purposes - 4 minute showers - Only wash clothes and use dishwashers when there is a full load If you are using grey water, please read the fact sheet. For more information please visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au YourSay Bathurst Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website: · Smart Community Strategy · Webcasting of Council meetings policy 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. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Tapestry Workshop 5.00 pm - Friday 18 October Threads Through Art 6.00 pm - Friday 18 October Artist Talk Camie Lyons, Q&A with BRAG Director 11.00 am - Saturday 19 October Hill End Historic Buildings Open Day 9.30 am - 3.30pm - Sunday 20 October For more details on any of these events, phone the gallery on 6333 6555.
Bathurst
13 Nov 2019
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What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

This means: - No watering of lawns - Only watering your garden on Wednesday and Sunday between 6pm and 9pm for a maximum of 30 minutes using a hand held hose with a trigger nozzle or one soaker hose or one microspray system - No sprinklers of any kind are permitted - No car washing at home - No filling of new pools using the Bathurst water supply - No topping up your pool unless you have a permit from Council - Pools must be covered at all times - No topping/filling up garden features or child pools - No washing of hard surfaces except for health and safety purposes - 4 minute showers - Only wash clothes and use dishwashers when there is a full load If you are using grey water, please read the fact sheet. For more information please visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au YourSay Bathurst Council is currently seeking feedback on the following projects via the YourSay Bathurst website: · Smart Community Strategy · Webcasting of Council meetings policy 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. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Exhibitions 18 October - 1 December Threads Through Art - Australian Tapestries Heather Dunn: Palette of Place Camie Lyons: A Physical Response Sassy Park: Looking for Gold Artist Talks Camie Lyons, Q&A with BRAG Director 11.00am - Saturday 19 October Heather Dunn Tapestry Demonstration 11.00am - Saturdays 26 October, and 2,9,23 November 2020 Hill End Artists in Residence Program Call Out Applications are now open and close 5.00pm Thursday, 31 October.
Bathurst
13 Nov 2019
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