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Civic Centre Hours 8:30am - 4:45pm (Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays)
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From the Mayor's Desk

Local Schools, Local Stories

I recently visited the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum (AFMM) along with some students from Bathurst Public School. The students have created a project for the Local Schools, Local Stories Showcase at the museum called The Story of Ralph Entwistle.

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Waste Management Centre (TIP)

is open seven days a week except Good Friday and Christmas Day. 
Monday to Friday 7:30am–4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday
8:30am–3:00pm

Chifley Dam Algae Status

Green StoplightA RED level alert is currently in place for Chifley Dam.  For further information including stock alerts, please click here. 

 

Environment Protection Authority - Pollution Incident Response Management Plans and Data
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Acknowledgement of Country

Bathurst Regional Council acknowledges the Wiradjuri People as Traditional Custodians of the land in the Bathurst Region. Council pays respect to Wiradjuri Elders, past, present, and emerging and acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live, work and play in the Bathurst region. Council acknowledges the history, stories, traditions and cultural practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and commits to Yindyamarra ways – to do slowly, to respect, to be gentle, to be polite and to honour.

Placement of Election Signs

The placement of signs associated with elections causes concern for our community. Council regulates the placement of advertising signs for private businesses, requiring them only to be located on land where the business is operating, or where the product is sold and restricts their size.

Election signs are not subject to the same scrutiny and are regulated under the Election Act 2017 and State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

The Election Act (section 184) requires that advertising material, including signs and posters, cannot be displayed on or within land or buildings occupied, used by, or under the control or management of the Crown, NSW Government agencies, or a Council. Additionally, advertising on private land or buildings can only be undertaken with the written consent of the owner, or the property is owned or jointly owned by the candidate.

The Act also allows for posters to be displayed:

a) on the outer wall, fence or other boundary of the grounds of an enclosure in which a building used for voting is situated, or
b) within the grounds of an enclosure in which a building used for voting is situated, or
c) on a vehicle on a road or road related area (within the meaning of section 4 (1) of the Road Transport Act 2013), or
d) fixed or attached to a table or stall on a footpath or other public place at any time on the day of voting for an election

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Subdivision 13 (Election signs) of Division 2 of Part 2) establishes standards relating to the sign’s location and display period.
It is Council’s interpretation that election posters cannot therefore be erected/placed:

• on trees;
• on footpath areas; or
• on any structure within a road reserve.

Council will write to the election candidates during the election campaign to remind them of their responsibilities for election posters.

The relevant sections of legislation can be downloaded below:

Election Act 2017

https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/act/2017/66/part7/div14/subDiv3/sec184

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008

https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/EPI/2008/572/part2/div2/subDiv13https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/EPI/2008/572/part2/div2/subDiv13