Policies & Plans

This section includes studies, plans, policies and other documentation carried out by Council to control and guide the future planning of the region.

Bathurst Regional Local Approvals Policy 2022

Community Participation Plan

Planning Instruments

Bathurst Regional Local Environmental Plan 2014, as amended

Bathurst Regional Development Control Plan 2014, as amended

Land Use and Heritage Strategies

Bathurst Regional Archaeological Management Plan 2012:  Volume 1   Volume 2    Map 1   Map 2   Map 3

Aboriginal Heritage Study Public Release Version

Bathurst Region Heritage Study 2007

Bathurst Region Rural Strategy 2008

Bathurst Region Urban Strategy 2007

Eglinton Village Expansion Local Environmental Study 2006

Local Strategic Planning Statement

Vision Bathurst 2040  |  Public Exhibition Feedback Report (2020)

Vision Bathurst 2040  |  Bathurst Region Local Strategic Planning Statement

Master Plans

Laffing Waters Master Plan

Duramana Precinct Master Plan

Flood Planning

Bathurst Flood Plain Management Plan, as amended

Georges Plains Floodplain Risk Management Study 2008

Perthville Floodplain Management Study 1994

Sofala Floodplain Risk Management Study 2007

Developer Contributions

Developer Contribution Plans

Traffic, Transport and Access

Bathurst CBD Beautification Scheme & Supplementary Report 1998

Bathurst CBD Car Parking Strategy 2013

Bathurst CBD Car Parking Strategy Supplementary Report 2015

Bathurst City Traffic Study 1997

Bathurst Community Access & Cycling Plan 2011

Bathurst Southern Ring Road Route Study 2008

Kelso Traffic Access Study (2014)

Housing and Open Space

Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Vol. 1

Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Vol. 2

Bathurst Open Space Study 1993

Bathurst 2040 Open Space Strategy

Economy, Population and Tourism

Bathurst CBD & Bulky Goods Development Strategy 2011

Community profile

Community atlas

Economic profile

Population forecast

Mount Panorama Regional Tourism and Recreation Strategy 2003 

Bathurst Region Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022

Bathurst Region Destination Management Plan 2015

Abercrombie Regional Economic Development Strategy


Engineering Guidelines (excluding Drawings)

Standard Drawings


Bathurst Region Vegetation Management Plan 2019

Roadside Vegetation Management Plan 2018

Bathurst Urban Waterways Management Plan

On Site Sewage Management Strategy

Biodiversity Management Plan


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B-Rock Wednesday SuperFest
Thu Oct 05
Repco Bathurst 1000
Thu Oct 05 @18:00 - 09:00PM
Legends Dinner
Fri Oct 06
Repco Bathurst 1000
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