What's News 28 March 2024

Published on 28 March 2024

What's News

Bathurst NRL

Be there for a blockbuster NRL match at Carrington Park as our mighty Penrith Panthers

fight to take back the Royce Simmons Cup. General Admission tickets start at $25, family

passes $95. www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Saturday 20 April | Gates open at 12.15pm, kickoff at 3.00pm

Bathurst Panthers Sportsman's Lunch

This 2-course dining experience is not to be missed, with the chance to enjoy a exclusive

interviews with Premier winning coaches and players and hear their insights into the upcoming

NRL season. Friday 19 April| Doors open 12.30pm for 1pm start. Visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au to book or for more information.

Community tree planting days

A community tree planting day will be held on and Sunday 28 April, 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 phone 0407 256 791 or 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 Dept 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 (02) 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 (02) 6333 6281.

Media contact: Media contact: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer P: 02 6333 6179  M: 0448 685 340 E: corinne.boer@bathurst.nsw.gov.au 





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