From the Mayor's Desk

Water Wise Gardening Workshops

In order to help our community to maintain gardens while using water wisely, a series of Water Wise gardening workshops will be held throughout May.

The workshops will be presented by Horticulturist and Sustainability Educator Dhyan Blore at Rahamim Ecology Centre. Dhyan will provide demonstrations and information tailored to the needs of local gardens.

Workshop topics include - features of drought tolerant plants, the importance of mulch, choosing water saving irrigation systems, when to water and much more. They will run for 1.5 hours and give residents plenty of opportunity to ask questions. For available dates, times and to book contact or phone 6333 6100.

Bathurst Jobs Expo

Around 50 exhibitors, employers, and education and training providers are expected to feature at this year’s Bathurst Jobs Expo at BMEC on Tuesday, 30 July from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

The initiative is presented in partnership with the Central Western Careers Advisers and sponsored by Charles Sturt University and B-ROCK.

Now in its fifth year, the event is for people who are seeking a career change, looking for a job or wishing to learn new skills. It will also enable them to explore their options, ask guidance and gain inspiration.

Registration for stallholders is now open. For more information email or visit

Bangladesh New Years

My wife Frances and I, along with Cr Monica Morse and her husband Michael attended a Bangladeshi New Year’s function at BVIC last weekend. Bangladeshi communities around the world celebrated their New Year on April 14. Around 15 Bathurst families celebrated with dancing, music and traditional festive foods. I would like to thank the families for the invitation and the opportunity to participate in this wonderful cultural exchange.

Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter. If you are travelling, please take care on the roads and remember double demerit points are in force over the long weekend.

Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor of Bathurst


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