Lecture will look at how to do heritage differently
BATHURST Regional Council is supporting the Theo Barker Memorial Lecture at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on August 16 at 6.30pm.
This free public lecture, co-hosted by Bathurst District Historical Society and council, is held every two years in memory of Theo Barker, a Bathurst historian. Having commenced in 2005, this is the eighth lecture presented in the series.
The lecture, titled "Let's Do Heritage Differently", will be presented by Barbara Hickson, who has over 22 years' experience in heritage management.
The lecture will explore options for making the management of our heritage a positive and successful experience for all concerned. Items include possible changes to current heritage management practices from the way we heritage list places to owners preparing their own conservation strategies.
For more information, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.
STARSTRUCK, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery's latest exhibition, reveals never-before-seen stories of Australian cinema and explores how cinema portraiture can create a bridge between the magic of a movie's fictional worlds and the realities of film-making.
Starstruck, which will be on exhibition until July 28, explores 100 years of Australian cinema through portraiture, with 140 portraits on display. It is amazing how powerful these images are, and how much of our cultural identity is reflected through Australian films.
Bathurst is the only NSW venue for this major touring exhibition, a great privilege for the region and a testament to the high regard in which the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is held by our national collecting institutions.
- Mayor Graeme Hanger
Offering some relief as the state's big dry grinds on
THE state's toughest drought on record continues to bite.
While some regions have had rain during the past few months, 97 per cent of the state remains in drought.
This week the NSW Government has announced an Emergency Drought Relief package, bringing the total funding to more than $1.8 billion across the state, to further support farmers and regional communities.
The additional support will include on-farm measures such as transport subsidies and waiving land rates, and off-farm measures to boost the local economy and support the community.
The extended drought assistance measures for 2019/20 include:
- $185 million for on-farm Emergency Drought Relief Package support measures including transport cost rebates for fodder, stock and water and the waiving of annual land rates.
- $36 million in funds to support rural and regional communities including mental health, sporting grants, money for preschools and skilled pathway opportunities.
- $55 million in the Emergency Drought Relief package for water infrastructure projects, emergency water carting, improving town drinking water, reducing water wastage and rebates for water licences.
DOG and cat owners are taking advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets.
We are making life easier for citizens by linking more and more transactions to the MyService NSW Account.
The pet registry is a great example of how we are helping people save time and money by delivering more digital service options.
The recently added features of the NSW Pet Registry include:
- Upload a photo of your pet - Pet owners and breeders can upload a photo of their pet on the Pet Profile page to help identify and return the animal should it get lost.
- Lost and found - If the microchip number of a lost cat or dog is known, a member of the public can use the registry to send a secure message to the pet owner with their contact details alerting them that they have found their pet.
- Search function - Prospective pet owners can use the registry to find out important information before buying a cat or dog. Using a microchip number, they can access the animal's breed, age, gender and whether or not it is desexed.
- Create/add a litter - Breeders can create a litter and add offspring to their online pet profile, making it easier for vets to update animal records.
Creating a NSW Pet Registry profile is the easiest way for you to be contacted if your missing pet is found.