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The Community Strategic Plan and Local Strategic Planning Statement calls for a review of the 2015 village plans to support sustainable growth and vitality within each village.

Deputy Mayor Bobby BourkeDuring 2015, Council prepared village plans for eight villages; Hill End, Peel, Rockley, Sofala, Sunny Corner, Trunkey Creek, Wattle Flat and Yetholme. Council has commenced are review of these village plans and will be creating an additional one for Perthville - Georges Plains. The plans will present aspirational vision statements of the village’s future character along with planning strategies to achieve the visions. The character of the villages will be presented in three themes social, environmental and economic. The plans apply urban planning and design principles at a whole of village scale. Engagement activities with the Sofala and Rockley communities have commenced and is being planned in a COVID safe way. A background paper has been prepared to seek feedback from the Sofala and Rockley communities. The background paper outlines the existing village character and suggests a future vision and a range of planning strategies to achieve that vision. For more information visit

Girl Guides Tribute

The Bathurst District Girl Guides has recently hosted an afternoon tea to pay tribute to long serving guide leaders. Lesley Buchan received her 55-year service award, she is still a guide leader. Betty Wardman received her 55-year service award as guide leader. Betty has now retired from the position. Betty well known in our community and she is also wife of former Mayor Les Wardman. Other award recipients included: 20 Years – Luisa McDiarmid 10 Years – Gaylene Anderson 5 Years – Tracy Nankervis The afternoon tea was attended by many past guide leaders and former girl guides as well as family and friends. Representatives from Central West region guides also attended. Girl Guides offer girls aged 5-17 years a safe, welcoming space where girls experience a great variety of activities aimed at helping girls to become a confident young woman. The Bathurst District girl guides currently has around 40 members.

Bobby Bourke
Mayor of Bathurst

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