What's News 5 July 2024

Published on 05 July 2024


Bathurst Winter Festival is here!

The Bathurst Winter Festival starts Saturday 6 July with Opening Night. Don’t miss this opportunity to beat the crowds and get the first glimpse at the festival.

Opening Night features the Official Festival Opening, Bowman Dental All Schools Stage, Lantern Parade, food trucks, some of the region’s best beer, wine and cider, along with spectacular entertainment and the historic buildings of Bathurst being illuminated for the first time in 2024. Check out the full program here www.bathurstwinterfestival.com.au


2024 Local Government Elections | Candidate information sessions

Council will host two forums for aspiring candidates for this year’s local government elections.

The candidate information sessions will be held:

10.30am - 12 noon - Wednesday 17 July | Council Chamber

5.30pm - 7pm - Thursday 18 July | Council Chamber

Both sessions will provide valuable insights for those considering nominating for this year’s local government elections and the content for both sessions will be the same. The discussion will include items like the time commitment required including attendance at Council meetings and other events, the framework Council’s operate in and the roles of Councillors and Council staff.

RSVP to: csrecep@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or 02 6333 6111.


Windradyne 1100 Subdivision

Ideally located in the picturesque western gateway to Bathurst, Council is pleased to release the Windy 1100 subdivision (stage 1) consisting of 72 single service lots.

These lots are situated on the western side of the city in close proximity to amenities such as Westpoint shopping centre (1.5km) and schools including West Bathurst (2.9km), Assumption School (3.7km) and Bathurst High (4.2km).

For more information and to apply  www.windy1100.com.au



Have your say in Bathurst’s new Destination Management Plan

Bathurst Regional Council is commencing public consultation on a new Destination Management Plan. The Plan will provide a five-year strategic guide to make planning, capacity building, marketing, and financial decisions about tourism in the region and to build upon the achievements of recent years.

Community consultation runs through until Sunday 21 July 2024 and Council encourages all interested stakeholders to provide feedback by joining a face-to-face or online forum, completing the online survey, or emailing or calling the project team.

For more information on how you can be involved, visit www.yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 147 611


2024 Bathurst Careers Expo

The annual Bathurst Careers Expo provides the chance for job-seekers and school-leavers to explore their career prospects with over 80 exhibitors in attendance, ranging from educational institutions to large and small businesses based in the Central West.

When: Wednesday 31 July 2024

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Charles Sturt University Gymnasium

Interested in being an exhibitor? Register here https://bathurstliveinvest.com.au/event/2024-bathurst-careers-expo


Pillars of Bathurst

2024 nominations are now open for the Pillars of Bathurst project which recognises people who have played an important part in the development of our community.

Information is available on the Bathurst Library website and submissions close 31 August 2024. For more information: https://library.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/Research-History/Pillars-of-Bathurst


Author Talks @ the Library

July School Holiday Program | bookings open

Multiple events for school aged children and families throughout 8-18th July.

See program flier or Bathurst Library website site for further details.

Bookings essential: via Humanitix https://events.humanitix.com/host/bathurst-library


Tech help at the Library

Are you struggling with technology? Book in with a youngster tutor for a 30-minute one-on-one tech session at the library.

Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm.



Media contact: Lilli Reid  Digital Communications Officer

P: 02 6333 6592  

E: Lilli.Reid@bathurst.nsw.gov.au