What's News 23 February

Published on 23 February 2024


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                   23 February 2024

What’s News


NetWaste Community Survey


Council in partnership with NetWaste is inviting residents to complete an online survey to learn more about residents' knowledge and behaviours regarding waste management.


A market research consultant will also be undertaking phone surveys on behalf of Council over the next 3 weeks via random telephone number generation. 


To provide feedback, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLF6RVL. Survey closes Friday 15 March.


Navy Week


The Commanding Officer of HMAS Harman will be leading a team of sailors from Canberra on a regional tour of central NSW to commemorate Navy Week 2024 and celebrate the Navy’s 123rd anniversary.


The Harman team will be visiting Bathurst on 29 Feb 24 as part of the tour and a key event will be the “Beat to Quarters” Ceremony in Kings Parade commencing at 5:45pm.


The 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset' are derived from the oldest of naval ceremonies, dating back centuries to the age of sail. Originally, the ship's drums were beaten as a call for the ship's company to man the quarters, or action stations, when battle was imminent. Ceremonial Sunset reflects the worldwide naval tradition of saluting the lowering of the ensign at sunset each day in ships in harbour and shore establishments.


The community is invited to attend Kings Parade from 5:30pm. 



Community Tree Planting


Lend us a hand on Sunday 25 February 2024 to help plant native plants along the banks of Jordan Creek.

Commencing at 10am off Boundary Road at Links Place Drainage Reserve, adults and kids alike can help plant native trees, shrubs and grasses that once mature will provide habitat for local wildlife, and improve the health and ecological function of this important urban waterway. Council will also have a free BBQ lunch afterwards.


For more information contact Council’s Community Environmental Engagement Programs Officer Bill Josh (Habitat Connect) on 0407 256 791 or Council’s Environmental Programs Coordinator Kristie Kearney on 02 6333 6233.



Draft Plans of Management for Council owned community land and Council managed crown reserves


Council has prepared draft plans of management for ‘Community’ classified land in the Bathurst LGA. Plans of management provide guidance for the effective long-term management and use of public land and establishes direction for planning, resource management and land maintenance.

To view the plans and to make a submission visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au


Submissions close 25 February 2024.


Welcome lunch


The welcome lunch is a great opportunity to meet other new residents.  Come along to Morse Park, near the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, on 24 March from 11.30am to 1.30pm. For more information or to register, visit bathurstliveinvest.com.au


Bat Night in Kings Parade


Explore the secrets of flying-fox ecology and find out how these creatures play a big role in our environment. Hear about the efforts of Council in saving this threatened species and find out how you can get involved.


Where: Kings Parade

When: Friday, March 15 from 5.30pm to 8.00pm


Seniors Festival


NSW Seniors Festival is held annually and celebrates the valuable contribution seniors make to our community.


This year seniors are invited to attend over 90 local events during Seniors Festival from 11 - 24 March. Visit Council’s website for more information.



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.



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