Conservation Volunteering & Tree Planting

Have you ever thought about getting involved to help improve Bathurst’s natural areas? Join Council's Community Engagement Officer at a community tree planting day or a revegetation maintenance day. Give as much or as little time as you can spare – it all makes a difference to help rehabilitate our local rivers, creeks and woodlands.

Community Tree Planting Day

The first Community Tree Planting Day held in September was a huge success with around 22 local volunteers lending a hand on a what was described as perfect Spring planting weather. With the tally of native trees, shrubs and grasses planted now at 1100, Council is aiming to plant 1500 trees by December 2019 as part of the Rehabilitation of the Macquarie River Riparian Corridor. But your help is needed!

Why not grab the family and join us at our Community Tree Planting Day on Sunday 27th October 2019? Commencing at 10am at the Baillie Street Open Space (Cnr Havannah Street and Sydney Road-Kendall Ave), adults and kids alike can assist in planting native trees and shrubs and other tasks that will improve the natural surroundings. Council will also have a free BBQ lunch afterwards.

Revegetation Maintenance Days 

Held every Thursday and Friday, help to maintain revegetation sites within Council's parks and reserves through weeding, mulching and planting. Contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 for park locations as they vary week to week.

Further Details

No experience is needed and all plants and equipment are provided. Please bring water and wear suitable shoes and clothing for being outdoors. Gardening gloves will be supplied, however if you have your own please bring them. The event will go ahead in light rain, so please bring a raincoat if required. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult carer.

For further information please contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 or Kristie Kearney on (02) 6333 6285 or email 

Community volunteers lending a hand to plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of the Macquarie River



Sun Oct 27 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Community Tree Planting Day
Mon Oct 28 @18:00 -
Rockley Village Meeting
Mon Nov 04 @18:00 -
Hill End Village Meeting
Wed Nov 06 @18:00 -
Policy Committee
Sun Nov 10
Community Garage Sale
Sun Nov 10 @09:00 - 01:00PM
Community Garage Sale