From the Mayor's Desk


BizMonth is an initiative organised by Council held during September, which highlights the importance and diversity of local businesses.

Bathurst has a thriving business community that continues to grow and provides a valuable contribution to the region’s economy. Council takes a proactive role in the continued economic development of the region and continuing investment in economic programs such as the Jobs Expo and the Smart Cities Program that grow and support local businesses.

Throughout September, a series of events will be held for businesses and members of the community to gain new insights, ideas and connections.
One of the highlights of the program is the BizMonth Business Lunch with Ita Buttrose as this year’s keynote speaker.

An accomplished communicator with a wealth of experience across a broad range of industry sectors, Ita works behind-the-scenes and in the public eye for major corporates, small business, governments and charities. The lunch offers business owners and representatives cross-industry networking and referral opportunities. The lunch is part of Council’s broader BizMonth campaign, which is a month dedicated to celebrating local businesses. Tickets are $70 and available at

BizMonth is a partnership between Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst Business Chamber, Western Advocate, Central NSW Business HQ, Bathurst City Life, Rotary Club, CenWest Innovate and 99.3 B-Rock FM.

Pillars of Bathurst

The Pillars of Bathurst project honours the lives and contributions of past residents who have played an important role in the history of the region throughout the different eras. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Pillars of Bathurst. Nomination forms and guidelines are available from

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Window Display Competition

Local businesses are invited to participate in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 window display competition from Monday, 30 September to Sunday, 13 October. Dress windows or shopfronts in a race theme for a chance to win amazing prizes. Council will supply a starter pack with posters, balloons and bunting. Winners announced on Tuesday, 8 October and People’s Choice winner announced on Thursday, 17 October. To register, send your business details to or call 6333 6111. Registrations close Monday 23 September.