One of the legacy projects from the 2015 Bicentenary celebrations is Bathurst’s Living Legends and the stunning avenue of Living Legends trees on Bradwardine Road. Council will again name a list of inductees into the Living Legends this year on Proclamation Day, 7 May.
Living Legends are known and respected for their dedication, their determination, their personality, their work and their contribution to our city. Our Living Legends contribute to the well-being of Bathurst, and as a result the entire community benefits and shares in the feeling of goodwill generated.
We are again looking for potential Living Legends to honour in May and if you know someone who you believe would be worthy of the title, please take the time to nominate them. Click here to view Living Legends information.
Council is offering grants for building improvements that enhance our city’s charm and character.
The Bathurst Main Street Improvement Fund is aimed at improving, repairing and maintaining buildings within the Bathurst CBD for the betterment of the whole community in terms of enhancing the heritage quality of the region and enriching our sense of place.
Grants of between $300 and $5000 will be offered to successful projects such as the reinstatement or instatement of verandahs, repairing and/or cleaning brickwork or stonework, repainting of the façade or removal of obtrusive additions or inappropriate signage. Grants of between $300 and $5000 will be offered to successful projects.
Council, in conjunction with the NSW Heritage Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage, is also inviting applications for small grants to assist local property owners to repair and conserve older properties.
Projects that have been awarded grants in the past include reroofing of dwellings, external repainting of buildings, repairing of external timber work and joinery, replacement of gutters and downpipes, provision of ventilation under buildings, repair of verandahs, re-pointing and rebuilding of brick walls and underpinning. Grants of between $300 and $2000 are available.
Applications for grants are open until 26 May and forms are available on Council’s website.
Please email for more information.
Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor Bathurst Regional Council