What's News at Bathurst Regional Council 17 March 2017

MEDIA RELEASE 17 March 2017

What’s News at Bathurst Regional Council

Harmony Day

The Harmony Day celebration will be held in the forecourt of the Bathurst Library and Art Gallery. It will include performances from the Bathurst Drumming Group, the Sounds Live Choir, Isabella Jacobson, Liz Talbot and Emily Geerkins and Katelyn Witherspoon.

There will be a number of activities for the kids and free food, drink, as well as a cake at the event.

When: Saturday, 18 March 10am-12pm
Where: Bathurst Library and Art Gallery forecourt

The event is free.

Tree planting Day

Help to plant trees along the riverbank as part of a project to restore the Macquarie River back to a condition suitable for threatened native species, including the Regent Honeyeater.

When: Saturday, 18 March 9am-12.30pm
Where: O’Keefe Park, 252 Eglinton Road, Abercrombie

For more information phone 6333 6111 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Helping learner drivers become safer drivers

A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held by Bathurst Regional Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will offer parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.

When: Tuesday, 21 March1pm-3pm
Where: Committee Meeting Room, Level 1, Bathurst Regional Council on

Bookings essential phone 6333 6517.

For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Sustainability Expo

Bathurst Regional Council will host chefs and television celebrities Colin Fassnidge and Matthew Evans as special guests for the 2017 Sustainable Living Expo. The Expo will be held in conjunction with the Bathurst Farmers Markets and entry is via a gold coin donation to gain access to both the Expo and Farmers Markets.

When: Saturday 25, March 8am to 12pm
Where: Bathurst Showground

Youth Week

Youth Week is organised by young people for young people to celebrate their achievements. Events are free and include a fun run, trivia, skate workshops and movies. For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or call 6333 6135.

When: 31 March – 9 April

Free cuppa for the driver

Council is again supporting the Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme which allows drivers who have travelled 100 km or more to have a free cuppa to encourage rest breaks when driving long distances.

When: From 1 March to 31 May 2017.
Where: Participating businesses in Bathurst are Becks Bakery (81-83 George Street) and The Mad Season Café (William Street).

For more information contact Council’s Road Safety Officer on 0407 065 482.

Fernery closed for refurbishment

The Fernery is currently closed while undergoing a refurbishment. New windows were recently installed and Council will be replacing the roof frame and re-roofing the facility over the coming weeks.

It is expected the Fernery will re-open in time for Easter.

Village Meetings

The following dates have been set for Councillors and Council staff to meet with the residents of Perthville, Peel, Sunny Corner, Eglinton and Raglan.

When: Monday, 27 March 6.30pm
Where: Raglan Community Hall, 13 Frome Street Raglan

When: Tuesday, 4 April 6.00pm
Where: Sunny Corner Community Hall, Bathurst Street Sunny Corner

When: Thursday, 27 April 6.00pm
Where: Peel Community Hall, 8 West Street Peel

When: Tuesday, 2 May 6.00pm
Where: Perthville Community Hall, 20 Rockley Street, Perthville

When: Thursday, 4 May 6.00pm
Where: Eglinton War Memorial Hall, 88 Alexander Street Eglinton

For more information phone 6333 6111

NAB Blayney to Bathurst Cycling Festival

Twilight Racing in the heart of the CBD will take place in Bathurst on Saturday, 1 April.
Roads surrounding Kings Parade (Russell and Church Streets between William and George Streets plus William and George Streets between Russell and Church Streets) will be closed from 12.00 noon to 11.00 pm (parking closed from 6.00 am).

NAB Blayney to Bathurst: Roads between Blayney and Bathurst will be impacted by rolling road closures on Sunday 2 April 2017 for the NAB Blayney to Bathurst Cycling Festival.

When: Saturday, 1 April

Vacation Care Program

Council’s Vacation Care program will run from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April. There
are plenty of exciting activities on throughout the school holidays, catering for individual, small and large group experiences.

To enrol or for further information contact 6338 2800 or visit www.childcarebrc.com.au

When: Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April.

ClubGRANTS Scheme

Council invites local community organisations to apply for funding from the 2017 ClubGRANTS Scheme, under Category 1 criteria. Further information including funding guidelines and application forms are available from Council’s website, by phoning 6333 6523, or by visiting www.clubsnsw.com.au

When: Applications close at 4:00pm on 26 April.

More information: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer