Message from Council

Stronger Communities Fund

The NSW Government has announced a $200 million investment in regional communities, the Stronger Country Communities Fund, to deliver a range of local infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for residents of NSW, provide jobs growth and support local business.

Bathurst will receive $1.96 million from the Stronger Country Communities Fund over two years.
Applications for projects to be funded in year one open on Wednesday, 20 September and close on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

Council will co-ordinate the applications for the fund but would like to hear from local organisations that may have projects that are eligible for funding under the Stronger Country Communities Fund. Projects will have a minimum funding allocation of $100,000 and should align with the aims and objectives of Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
Projects must commence within 12 months and be completed with funds acquitted within two years of the funding approval.
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Lunch with Naomi Simson

The BizMonth Business Lunch, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank, will feature keynote speaker Naomi Simson at Rydges Mt Panorama on Friday, 15 September.

Naomi will demonstrate how to use social media as a customer listening tool, and show programs which will surprise and delight customers.

Naomi founded online gift experience retailer, RedBalloon. Now an Australian success story, RedBalloon has delivered more than 3.5 million customers to 1,500 business partners since humble beginnings in 2001. Naomi is also a television personality on Shark Tank Australia.

BizMonth is a partnership between Council, Bathurst Business Chamber, Western Advocate, Bathurst City Life and 99.3 B-Rock FM that celebrates success and diversity in local businesses. BizMonth will be held in September, with some great events and activities.
Cost for the business lunch is $60 per person. For more information visit


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