From the Mayor's Desk

Living Legends

Applications for Living Legends are now open. The Living Legends project was introduced in 2015 as a bicentenary initiative to acknowledge outstanding members of the community for their dedication, determination, personality, work or contribution to the city.

Mayor Bobby Bourke

An individual will be considered for the Living Legends list if they are currently living within the Bathurst Regional Council area and have contributed to making Bathurst a great place to live and visit. Living Legends are announced on Proclamation Day in May each year. Legends also have a tree planted on the Living Legends Avenue of trees on Bradwardine Road, with a plaque identifying each Legend's tree.

To nominate a person you think is worthy of becoming a Living Legend visit YourSay Bathurst. Nominations close Friday, 31 January.

NRL Tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for next year's clash between the Penrith Panthers and Cronulla Sharks at Carrington Park on Sunday, 10 May. This is the seventh year Bathurst  has hosted the Penrith Panthers at Carrington Park and next year’s match is sure to attract a good crowd.

Each year, the game brings plenty of people to our city, and this event plays a key part in showcasing the capabilities of our region hosting major events. The game  brings immense benefits to our community creating 7 full time jobs and injecting over $880 000 into the local economy. Early bird prices are available until 7 January and tickets are available via Ticketek and

Caretaker’s Cottage

The refurbishment of the Caretaker's Cottage in Machattie Park has been completed. The building is utilised by Mitchell Conservatorium for music lessons.

Council has contributed approximately $200 000 to the project, which included repairs and restoration to some of the main features to highlight the historic designs and architecture of the building.

Bobby Bourke
Mayor of Bathurst


This week in the Mayor's Diary

Australia Day Working Party
Tuesday, 17 December

Tulla and Segenhoe Group Christmas Party
Thursday, 19 December