​Local and State Government | Sport Defibrillator

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Mayor Graeme Hanger with Niamh Newton, Maya Brooking and Philip LeBreton at the shed to be used for storing rowing club equipment.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Mayor Graeme Hanger with Niamh Newton, Maya Brooking and Philip LeBreton at the shed to be used for storing rowing club equipment.

Housing strategy to cater for our growing city

OUR  city is growing at an average rate of 1.4 per cent and the growth is  predicted to continue through to 2036 and beyond.

This is proof that our city is a great place to live offering benefits in terms of lifestyle, location, community infrastructure, education and so much more.

We are developing the Bathurst 2036 Housing Strategy Draft Action Plan to house an additional 12,170 people by 2036 in a managed way, and we are seeking the communty's input.

The action plan will assist Council to plan for and encourage a range of housing types that meets the existing and future housing needs of Bathurst. It seeks to identify actions that Council could implement to utilise the existing residential zoned land to cater for the expected population increase.

Two information sessions will be held on Monday, November 13 in Council Chambers at 12pm and at 5pm. The community is invited to come along and hear the actions that have been developed to date.

To provide input, download the strategy or register for one of the information sessions visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/housing

Construction of a boat storage shed for the Central Tablelands Rowing Club is taking shape. Council contributed to the cost of the construction of under the Sporting Association Grants Program. The shed will store the equipment used by the rowing club in a secure facility out of the elements.

                                                - Mayor Graeme Hanger

Defibrillators delivered to local sporting clubs

SPECTATORS and players from community sporting clubs will benefit from a state wide rollout of the Local Sport Defibrillator Program. The breakthrough grant scheme was launched by the State Government this week. This $4 million program will enable more than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed at grass roots sporting facilities over the next four years.

More than 33,000 Australians experience cardiac arrest every year, and the first eight minutes are critical to improving the likelihood of survival. Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent. I encourage local sporting clubs to take this opportunity to apply for a grant to help fund an AED - which can be the difference between life and death. The program will fund up to 50 per cent of the defibrillator cost, along with training and maintenance support.

The scheme is targeting community sports clubs, but applications from licensed sporting clubs and sports organisations associated with schools, churches, universities, and councils will also be considered. Applications close 20 December 2017. Visit: sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants

Become a Volunteer

A ONE-STOP volunteering recruitment website has been launched by the State Government. The Volunteering NSW website will make volunteering more accessible by linking volunteers with the right organisation and opportunity for them.

Time and time again people want to volunteer, but often don’t know where to go or how to start the journey. This will help solve that dilemma. Visit www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au

Women of the Year nominations

LIFELONG dedication to the advancement of women in NSW will be recognised by a new category in the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards. The NSW Government this week announced public nominations for the coveted Awards are now open, including the addition of the First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre Sydney on the morning of International Women’s Day - Thursday, March 8. Nominations for 2018 close December 18. Visitwww.women.nsw.gov.au.

                                   - Member for Bathurst Paul Toole