Media Releases

Carrington Park to host Penrith Panthers and Titans Clash

MEDIA RELEASE 15 December 2014

Bathurst Regional Council is excited to announce the confirmation of the 2nd BATHURST NRL game at Carrington Park on Saturday 14 March 2015 at 4:30pm following the NRL 2015 draw release this morning.

The Penrith Panthers will meet the Gold Coast Titans in the round 2 NRL clash and will be broadcast via Fox Sports.

Bathurst Mayor Gary Rush said following the success of this year's July game Council was keen to host a match earlier in the season.

"Securing an Autumn game was high on our agenda. The warmer weather will hopefully attract an even larger crowd than the 8824 who saw the Panthers vs Sharks match.

"Autumn is a beautiful time of year to visit and enjoy the Bathurst region.

"With our Autumn Colours program, bicentenary activities and events there's plenty of reasons for visitors to spend more time in our vibrant city.

"We are already working with the Penrith Panthers to make this second game of our five year deal even bigger and better than this year.

"The Panthers have indicated they will promote are bicentenary celebrations by wearing a special Bathurst playing jersey.

"Detailed plans for the game including ticketing will be revealed early in the new year", he added.

Council has also begun a program of works to upgrade seating in the Carrington Park grandstand to improve the comfort of patrons, along with the installation of a new drainage system beneath the Carrington Park field to avoid a repeat of this year's slippery playing surface.

Bathurst Regional Council is currently completing $110,000 renovation works to the playing surface of Carrington Park to ensure that the field continues to remain at a high standard, and is as well prepared for the local Rugby League season as it is for major events such as NRL matches and A League fixtures.

Further to renovation work other upgrades to the ground in 2015 include replacement of all the grand stand seating, renovation of the change rooms, new public amenities, new lighting and investigations into an extension of the grand stand and corporate function areas.

The installation of the drainage system and top dressing works is expected to be completed by mid December and it is envisaged that the field will be ready for use at the commencement of the 2015 Rugby League Season.

More information: Victoria Erskine Media & PR Officer

New Cultural Attractions Pass available from Monday

 

Media Release                                                      12 December 2014

 

In the lead up to Christmas, Bathurst Regional Council today unveiled a new cultural entry pass, the ‘C Bathurst Pass’ at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum.

 

The C Bathurst Pass is a great gift and the best way to experience and explore Bathurst’s history and heritage. The new pass provides a 25% discounted entry into a range of wonderful cultural attractions including, the Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum, Chifley Home, National Motor Racing Museum and the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum. Plus a 10% discount at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery gift shop.

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Carrington Park upgrade a boost to local sports facilities

MEDIA RELEASE                                                       11 December 2014

 

Bathurst Regional Council’s plans to attract major sporting events to the city is all part of the intention behind a $110,000 upgrade to the surface at the city’s premier sports stadium, Carrington Park and there is more to come.

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What's news at Bathurst Regional Council - Monday 8 December 2014

Media Release       8 December 2014

Award Win at Local Government NSW Environment awards

Bathurst Regional Council has won a Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Award for its 'Racing to Save the Mount Panorama Woodlands' project. The project won the overall and population division categories for best Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement: On Ground Works. Today, less than 5% of Box-Gum Grassy woodlands remain across Australia creating a nationally significant rehabilitation project at Mount Panorama where a remnant population of Box-Gum Grassy woodlands exists. The successful project involved a range of on- ground and educational works with various community organisations providing a framework model for future environmental community engagement programs.

Mayor welcomes Refugee Council to Bathurst

Bathurst Mayor, Cr. Gary Rush will welcome Refugee Council of Australia president and Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education director, Phil Glendenning to Bathurst with a civic reception this Wednesday at 3pm at BMEC. Mr. Glendenning will officially open the 'Kath Knowles House of Welcome' at 28 Busby St at 4:30pm before speaking at CSU at 6pm on Human Rights and Australia's Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers as part of their free public lecture series.

Community invited to Council meeting

Bathurst Regional Council will hold its last Ordinary Meeting for 2014 in the Council Chambers this Wednesday 10 December at 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to raise matters with Council and staff for the first 15 minutes. The meeting's agenda includes Local Environmental Plan (LEP), sporting grants, Bathurst 200 updates and various other matters. For more information business papers and notices can be found at Council's website: http://www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/council/council-meetings.html

Nominations open for Australia Day Awards

Bathurst Regional Council is seeking nominations for two Australia Day Awards:

- 2014 Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award

- 2014 Bathurst as a Destination Event of the Year Award

Nomination forms can be collected from at Bathurst Regional Council, 2BS/Brock or downloaded from Council's website at: http://www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/summer/australia-day.html

Anyone can nominate an event that was held at any stage in 2014. Winners will be presented at the community Australia Day event on Monday January 26 at Machattie Park.

Last Village Meeting in Yetholme

Bathurst Regional Council will conduct its final Village Meeting this Tuesday 9 December. This is a great opportunity for the community to share their views and concerns with the mayor, councillors and senior Council staff. The meeting will commence at 6:30pm at the Yetholme Community Hall, Yetholme.

More information: Victoria Erskine Media & PR Officer

What's news at Bathurst Regional Council - 28 November 2014

Council seek feedback on Airport Runway Closure

Bathurst Regional Council is conducting surveys over the coming weeks to best understand how to support residents and business during the planned airport runway closure from 5 January and 15 February next year. The critical $3 million rehabilitation of the main runway will take place over six weeks. Rex Airlines will continue to run its summer schedule fights out of Orange during this time. The survey can be found on the front page of the Bathurst Regional Council website or at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRC-Airport

Bizstart Program congratulates Graduates

Bathurst Regional Council and the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) awarded ten successful participants of The BizStart Program with Certificate III awards last night in a graduation ceremony in the Council Chambers. The BizStart Program aims to provide prospective business owners/start-ups with the skills and knowledge to help them launch a successful business. Bathurst Mayor, Cr. Gary Rush in presenting graduates with their certificates said, the program was a key element of Council's small business initiatives to support skill development in the region.

Nominations open for Australia Day Awards

Bathurst Regional Council is seeking nominations for two Australia Day Awards:

- 2014 Bathurst Region Community Event of the Year Award

- 2014 Bathurst as a Destination Event of the Year Award

Nomination forms can be collected from Wednesday 19 November at Bathurst Regional Council, 2BS/Brock or downloaded from Council's website at: http://www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/summer/australia-day.html

Anyone can nominate an event that was held in 2014. Winners will be presented with the award at Council's Australia Day event on Monday 26 January at Machattie Park.

Village Meetings in Rockley & Yetholme in December

Bathurst Regional Council continues its Village Meetings during December. This is a great opportunity for the community to share their views and concerns with the mayor, councillors and senior Council staff. All meetings will commence at 6:30pm;

· Rockley School of Arts Hall, Rockley – 4 December 2014

· Yetholme Community Hall, Yetholme – 9 December 2014

Nominations Open for NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards

The search is on for local extraordinary young people aged between 12 and 28 within our community. The NSW /ACT Young Achiever Awards recognise significant youth achievements and contributions during 2014. Nominations are open till next Thursday 4 December. Visit www.awardsaustralia.com to nominate or call 1300 735 445 for more information.

More information: Victoria Erskine Media & PR Officer