From the Mayor's Desk

Dam Levels

The water started flowing over the spillway on Monday and what a sight it was.

Deputy Mayor Bobby BourkeWith Chifley Dam now at capacity, I would like to remind everyone that we are still on high level water restrictions. It is important that continue to be water wise heading into the warmer months. For more information visit

Race week off-track events

TChildren, families, and friends can enjoy the excitement of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with a variety of off-track events. While the off-track events will be very different to previous years, we can implement activities in a safe way that support the local economy over race week. We can still celebrate Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and we have some activities planned that will add to the excitement and support our local businesses at the same time. Activities include a scavenger hunt, a colouring-in competition, and a window display. We are asking our local businesses to become involved as well by encouraging them to host race week-themed events or by creating a window display. I would like to thank VERTO for sponsoring the scavenger hunt. Program VERTO Scavenger Hunt Grab your friends, kids or go solo to explore and discover the Bathurst region. Gain points for every task to go into the draw to win one of 30 prizes. Runs from 25 September – 18 October. Colouring-in competition Show us your best and brightest colours for your chance to win 1 of 80 Supercars themed stationery packs. Entries close at 5pm on 18 October. Download a copy at Window display and business events If your business is hosting a breakfast, running a best-dressed competition, or simply showing the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on the big screen we want to know about it. Register on Council’s website to promote your event. If hosting something isn’t applicable to your business, we still want you to get involved and register for our window display packs. For more information on any of these activities visit

Bobby Bourke

Mayor of Bathurst

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