Plans and Policies

Council endeavours to keep up to date community plans, surveys, reports and profiles available to the public through its website. Council produces a Social and Community Plan every five (5) years, reports on its community well being indicators annually, conducts a community satisfaction survey annually and produces community profiles and strategic planning documents as required. 

Council is currently developing a range of policies to support its Community Services Section.

A Cultural Vision 2036

Bathurst Regional Council's 20 Year Cultural Vision, the result of extensive community consultation, will build the Bathurst region's reputation as a premier inland centre of culture and creativity.

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Village Plans

The Village Plans outline the history, unique qualities and assets of each village identified by the residents. Further information regarding the community capital and infrastructure, as well as the Bathurst Regional Council’s commitment to each village through the Village Improvement Program is also included.

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Bathurst Community Safety Plan


The Bathurst Community Safety Plan 2015 – 2019 is the Bathurst Region's second Community Safety Plan.  The development of a Community Safety Plan does not mean that the Bathurst Region is unsafe.  It does, however, ensure the ongoing implementation of crime prevention strategies which will support the ongoing growth of the Bathurst Region as a healthy, socially cohesive and safe community.

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Social & Community Plan

The term social and community planning refers to the process of investigating and responding to the social needs and aspirations of all the people who live or work in a local government area.  The Bathurst Social & Community Plan 2011 – 2016 has been developed in partnership with key stakeholders in our community. It will be used as a  guide and measures for all in our community to build strength and vitality, provide services and facilities, reflect on history, appreciate our rural core and constantly grow our community spirit.

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Wellbeing Indicators

Community well-being is related to the well-being of families and individuals who make up a community. The level of community well-being is influenced by five main determinants;

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