IN the final weeks of the term, councillors are hoping to make progress on issues they're passionate about.
Two notices of motion have been lodged for Wednesday's Bathurst Regional Council meeting.
Councillor Jess Jennings will be aiming to get support for his ideas to protect McPhillamy Park.
The notice of motion recommends four things, one of those being to have the 10 acres of land gifted by Mrs McPhillamy in 1938 to be "formally recognised as public parkland as per the intention of the gift".
He also wants the same land to be reclassified as community land under the Local Government Act and to be "confirmed as forming part of McPhillamy Park".
As previously requested, Cr Jennings wants a masterplan vision and conservation management plan to be developed for the park.
Finally, he wants the land previously allocated for the go-kart track to be reopened to the public now that it can no longer be used for that project, due to the Federal Environment Minister's Section 10 declaration.
Councillors were told just last month by the director of Engineering Services, Darren Sturgiss, that the fence around that land could not be removed at this time.
"The fence ... that can't be removed at this stage given that the site remains a construction site. We have sought advice as to what process we need to go through to have the safety concerns dealt with," he said.
Also on Wednesday, a notice of motion from John Fry regarding water will be discussed and determined.
His recommendation is that council provide annual financial support equivalent to the existing groups for The Australian Landscape Science Institute (TALS) to expand the restoration work of the Ben Chifley Catchment Steering Committee, Vale Creek Landcare and the Winburndale users groups.
The annual funding requested is between $50,000 and $100,000, to be used for administration and coordination costs for grant applications, compliance, media, on ground earth works pilot demonstration projects, project management research and training.
"The Australian Landscape Science Institute limited was formed in 2018 to promote a new vision to restore Australian landscapes and climate," Cr Fry said.
"Support for the Bathurst Region Watershed Restoration works 'Restoring the Central West' has been approved by Bathurst Regional Council - the "Our Water Future" work will build on the successes of existing groups to provide increased economic and water security for the residents, farmers, graziers and businesses of the Bathurst region."
Wednesday's council meeting will start at 6pm.
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