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Communicating climate change at the Bathurst 6 Hour

Bobby Bourke and Tesla

By Tracy Sorensen

I've just spent quite a few hours this Easter doing something I don't normally do. I participated in the latest petrol-fueled car race on Mount Panorama.

Fueling Our Future with electric vehicles

Spark Tank giant cheque
Bobby Bourke

Earlier this year BCCAN received a grant of $5000 via the Sparktank project, an initiative of Skillset and the Office of Environment and Heritage. We used this grant to run a community market research project in which we tested support for the concept of electric car races on Mt Panorama (production and/or dedicated racing vehicles). We did this because we believe that Bathurst's most recognisable icon - the Mt Panorama racing track - must embrace the energy revolution that is now upon us.

Stop Adani!

Bathurst Community Climate Action has joined the national #StopAdani campaign.

Right now, foreign-owned mining company Adani wants to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history. The coal from this mine would cook the climate and wreck the Great Barrier Reef.

CVR Final Report short version

This is the short version of the final Conservation Voltage Reduction report by Chris Halliday of Powerlogic, uploaded in March 2017.

Traveling Stock Route breakfast

Event Date Time: 
9 Apr 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

As part of Cementa 2017, join Future Method Studio, Wiradjuri elders Lyn Syme & Kevin Williams and lawyer Maeve Parker for a tour and damper breakfast on Travelling Stock Reserve no.55.

Information about solar panels

While we are great supporters of renewable energy, BCCAN, as an organisation, does not endorse any particular suppliers or businesses.

That said, you may find the following list of companies or organisations helpful as you do you do your own research.

This list is a work in progress.

Suncrowd (Support for community-initiated bulk-buy projects)




Climate Change and Ocean Pollution

Climate Change and Ocean Pollution

By Laurana Smith

(B.A. Resource and Environmental Studies and former Environmental Officer)



When we think of Climate Change we often think of rising sea levels threatening coastal real estate and agricultural land, and shifting weather patterns with predicted increases in extremes of drought and intense storm events. However, there is another less well understood threat: the potential for a significant increase in pollution, in particular coastal and ocean pollution.

BCCAN Steering Committee Meeting

Event Date Time: 
20 Dec 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

The last BCCAN Steering Committee meeting for 2016. At The Neighbourhood Centre (aka BINC), Russell Street, Bathurst. 

BCCAN stall at the Farmers Markets

Event Date Time: 
17 Dec 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

BCCAN stall at the Farmers Markets at the Bathurst showground. See you there!

BCCAN Newsletter (Bulletin #33) November 2016

BCCAN's November 2016 newsletter, put together by Publicity Officer Laurana Smith, can be found here (see file attachment to this page).