Waste Management Centre: Bathurst Regional Council is urging residents not to use the Waste Management Centre unless it is essential. Council says the number of people utilising the facility has increased recently and residents are being asked to put off a trip to the Waste Management Centre at this time. Residents are encouraged to store any waste that cannot be placed in the kerbside bins until travel restrictions are relaxed. For inquiries, contact council on 6333 6111.
Don't feel alone: There is always someone to listen. NSW Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511. Kids' Helpline: 1800 551 800. Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467. Beyond Blue Support Service: 1300 224 636. Men'sLine: 1300 78 99 78.
T.arts Gallery: The George Street gallery, which has temporarily closed, has its pieces online for purchase. Pick-ups can be organised from the gallery. But if you are from out of town, contact T.arts and the gallery is more than happy to arrange postage. Also, the display in the window is changing all the time.
Bathurst Visitor Information Centre is inviting the community to "Take A Moment" through a new online campaign. The initiative encourages everyone to take a moment of self-care and revitalisation, but also to "take" a moment and capture an image to share that special moment with the community. Use the hashtag #TakeAMoment when sharing on social media and check out the gallery at visitbathurst.com.au for inspiration.
Bathurst Library members have access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, film streaming and much more. But those who aren't already a member don't have to miss out. Residents in the Bathurst region can sign up to become a temporary eMember and enjoy the same options. The temporary membership can then be transferred to a permanent membership when the library doors are open again.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery: Have you ever wanted to design your own town? What does your dream home or shop look like? Join in the collaborative digital collage Sim City: BRAG Town. Design your own home, park, shop or other parts of a town to form part of a digital city layout of Bathurst Town Square, viewable on the BRAG website. To view and to find out how to participate, go to the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery website.
Mayfield Garden, between Bathurst and Oberon, has made the decision to close to discourage visitors from coming to the region during the coronavirus crisis.
Photography competition: Regional Development Australia Central West has announced the return of the Central West Is Best photography competition. The theme for 2020 is hometown pride - icons of the Central West. Follow the RDA Central West social media and see if your photos are featured with the hashtags #centralwestisbestphotocomp and #rdacentralwest. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, May 8. Entry is free. Visit www.rdacentralwest.org.au/projects