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Community says no to water deal

Isabel Higgins outside Bathurst Council

By Tracey Carpenter

One of the largest campaigns ever seen in Bathurst stood against Council plans to sell the town’s recycled water to a gold mine near Blayney earlier this year.  Regis Resources made a bid to purchase 8-10ML of Bathurst’s recycled water which is currently released into the Macquarie Wambool River. The bid included plans to construct a pipeline to divert the water to their Kings Plain MacPhillamy’s mine site.

More City Shade Trees, Please!

Street tree foliage, Bathurst

By Warwick Artis

Bathurst’s extended CBD area currently has an estimated 2% street tree canopy cover that compares very poorly with the recent survey of 39 council areas in NSW where the benchmark is 15% to 20%.  

Robin White submission

This is urban planner Robin White's submission to Bathurst Regional Council re the proposed diversion of water to the Regis gold mine.

Sr Patricia Powell (Rahamim) submission to Council

This is the text of the submission to Bathurst Regional Council on the proposal to divert water to a gold mine in the Blayney Shire.

David Goldney's submission.

Petition to stop sale of Bathurst water to Regis gold mine

Here is the petition to stop sale of Bathurst water to Regis gold mine. Print out (pref. double sided), gather signatures & return to BCCAN, c/- The Neighbourhood Centre, PO BOX 1469, Bathurst 2795, by Feb 10, 2016.  

BCCAN submission to Bathurst Regional Council on effluent diversion project

Here is a text-only version of BCCAN's submission to Bathurst Regional Council on the proposal to divert treated effluent to a gold mine in Blayney. More information about this can be found on the Council's website.

Written submissions closed on December 21, 2015, but individual Councillors will continue to take residents' views into consideration until the matter goes to the vote in February.

Sustainable Living Expo

Event Date Time: 
26 Mar 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Sustainable Living Expo - in conjunction with Farmers Market at the Bathurst Showground

When: Saturday 26 March 2016

Time: 9am – 2pm

Water is wiser than gold

By TRACY SORENSEN

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