What's News 22 March 2024

Published on 22 March 2024

What's News

Community tree planting days 

Community tree planting days will be held on Sunday 24 March 2024 and Sunday 28 April 2024, starting at 10am, off Morrisset Street and Zante Lane, downstream of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Lend a hand to help plant native plants for flying-fox habitat along the banks of the Macquarie Wambuul River.  After the planting activities, Bathurst Regional Council will host a free BBQ lunch for all participants. 

For more information contact Councils Community Environmental Engagement Programs Officer Bill Josh (Habitat Connect) on 0407 256 791 or Councils Environmental Programs Coordinator Kristie Kearney on 02 6333 6100. 

Book sale 

Bathurst Library will have ex-library books, second-hand donations and DVDs up for sale at its book sale on  

Friday 5 April 2024 10am – 6pm
Saturday 6 April 10am – 3pm
Sunday 7 April 10am – 3pm

Tree protection policy 

Council wants to hear from the community about your views on the protection of trees. A community workshop will be held on 5 April 2024 and a community survey is also available. Information can be found at: https://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/tree-protection-policy 

Feedback is sought up until 15 May 2024. RSVPs for the community workshop are essential and can be made to Council’s Environmental Planning and Building Services Department on (02) 63336211 or council@bathurst.nsw.gov.au 

Photography competition 

The Bathurst Visitor Information Centre (BVIC) is celebrating the exceptional natural beauty of our region this autumn with a photography competition. The competition is open to all, with entries closing Saturday, 24 May.  

Two winners will be selected, one by the BVIC tourism team and the other by a public vote from a shortlist compiled by BVIC from all submissions received. Public voting will be open in the final week of autumn from 24 to 31 May. Winners will be announced on Saturday the 1 June. Winners will receive a $250 Buy Local Gift Card.  For more information, terms and conditions, or to submit an entry visit www.bathurstregion.com.au 

Autumn Colours festival 

The annual Autumn Colours festival is underway. It includes 36 tours over a nine-week period.  The program has run annually since 1998 and provides residents and visitors with an opportunity to explore the rich and fascinating heritage of Bathurst and surrounding villages.  

This year's tours and activities include:   

Perthville Convent Heritage Centre

Tours of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon

Abercrombie House heritage and events

Bathurst District Historical Society Museum – Seniors Week special entry

Cemetery Wanders

Motoring Heritage

‘My Block’ tours

Bus tour of Sofala and Hill End – ‘Treasures of the Goldfields’

A program of all heritage tours is now available online at https://www.bathurstregion.com.au/autumn-colours/   and as a printed booklet available from the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and numerous local businesses. 

ClubGRANTS applications 

Council invites community organisations to apply for funding through the ClubGRANTS Scheme, under CATEGORY 1 criteria. Applications close on Friday 31 May 2024. All applications are required to be completed via ClubGRANTS Online. Further information and a link to ClubGRANTS online can be accessed from Council’s website: www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or the ClubsNSW website www.clubsnsw.com.au, or call 6333 6523. 

Village Meetings 

Rockley, School of Arts Building 30 April 6pm 

Perthville, Community Hall 7 May 6pm 

Trunkey Creek, Community Hall 13 May 6pm 

Sunny Corner, Community Hall 21 May 6pm 

Wattle Flat, Recreation Hall 28 May 6pm  

Hill End, Hosie’s 23 Clarke Street, 6 June 6pm 

History Talk @ the Library 

The Bathurst Sportsground  

Join Mark Windsor for a presentation on the development of this historic landmark and how its sporting events provide an insight into the character and spirit of Bathurst. Celebrate 100 years of the old Grandstand in the lead up to the NSW Heritage Festival. Mark is Chair of the Cycling NSW Heritage Commission. 

When: Tuesday 9 April, 6pm 

Where: Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street 

Bookings essential phone 6333 6281. 

Media contact: Therese Ryan Manager Corporate Communications P: 6333 6202 
M: 0437 958 478 E: therese.ryan@bathurst.nsw.gov.au