What's News 11 August

MEDIA RELEASE 11 August 2017

What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

Author Talks at the Library

Elizabeth Thomas will discuss her novel Remember Oradour-Souviens Toi on Sunday, 13 August at 2.30pm and Wal Walker will discuss his book Jane & D’Arcy on Saturday, 19 August at 2.00pm.

Bookings can be made by calling 6333 6281.


An exquisite interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. Ideal for 4-8 year olds but suitable for all ages.

When: Monday, 14 August and Tuesday, 15 August.
Where: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

For cost and session times visit www.bmec.com.au

Space Rocks and Science Film Festival at AFMM

Space Rocks is an exhibition of meteorites and astrophotography from the Bathurst Observatory and includes spectacular images taken by Ray Pickard as well as meteorites from across the globe from his collection. The exhibition will run until 1 December.

Ross Pogson will provide a talk on The Molong Pallasite Meteorite – a visitor from outerspaceat 5.30pm on Tuesday 22 August. Bookings required.

A series of films for National Science Week will screen from Monday, 14 August to Friday, 18 August showcasing documentaries and films about space. The films will be screened daily from 11.00am to 12.30pm

For more information phone Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum on 6331 5511.

Children’s Book Week

The Library in conjunction with Books Plus will feature the beloved children’s book character The Gruffalo at Children’s Book Week. There will be special storytime sessions from Wednesday 23 August to Friday 25 August with a colouring competition and prizes.

Best of all, the children will see and meet The Gruffalo in person at each storytime session.

What: Storytime sessions for Children’s Book Week
When: Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 August
Where: Bathurst Library

What: Booklink awards presentation
Where: Bathurst Library
When Monday, 21 August 5.30pm

For more information visit. www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/community/library

BizMonth Business Lunch with Naomi Simson

Naomi Simson will be the keynote speaker for the BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank. Naomi founded online gift experience retailer, RedBalloon. Naomi is also a TV Personality on the Channel 10 program, Shark Tank Australia. Naomi will demonstrate how to use social media as a customer listening tool, and show programs which will surprise and delight customers.

What: Business Lunch
Where: Rydges Mt Panorama
When: Friday, 15 September at 12.00pm
Cost: $60 per person

Temporary Road Closure

George Street Low Level Bridge

Gordon Edgell Bridge (George Street, Low Level Bridge) will be closed on Tuesday, 15 August between the hours of 10.00am and 11.30am for repair works to be undertaken on the water main. During this time, motorists are urged to utilise alternative roads, including Gilmour Street and the Great Western Highway.

For more information or to book visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Stronger Communities Fund

Do you have a project that will help build an even better Bathurst?

Council would like to hear from a range of groups and organisations about potential projects that could be funded under the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au for more information about the funding and to provide us with an overview of about your project, budget and its benefits. The minimum amount to be allocated under the funding program is $100,000.

Applications for projects to be funded in Year 1 open on 20 September and close on 18 October.

Aerial Weed Spraying Spring Program

Upper Macquarie County Council will conduct aerial weed spraying in a number of areas across Bathurst, Blayney, Lithgow and Oberon in September.

The program will target and assist in the control and spread of weeds targeting serrated tussock. The spraying program will be undertaken from a helicopter and may impact on sensitive animals. For more information or to register for the program contact Upper Macquarie County Council on 6338 2875.


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