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Events

Grand Opening - Central Tablelands Landcare Community Nursery
Mar
28
10:00 am10:00

Grand Opening - Central Tablelands Landcare Community Nursery

  • Bathurst Agricultural Research Station

Central Tablelands Landcare has just relocated their Landcare Community Nursery to Bathurst.  You are invited for morning tea to mark the occassion.

This is a great opportunity to learn about Central Tablelands Landcare and how you can get involved and learn all about the collection and propagation of native seeds.

For more information please see the Event Flyer or contact:

Marita Sydes
centraltablelandslandcare@gmail.com
0429 979 780

Intrepid Way - Youth Engagement Workshop
Mar
31
8:45 am08:45

Intrepid Way - Youth Engagement Workshop

  • Central West Local Land Services

Supported by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, Intrepid Landcare has developed a training resource to assist communities in NSW in their efforts to engage young people into Landcare and environmental initiatives.

If you're passionate about supporting young people to create change for the environment, this free one-day workshop is for you.

The workshop will be jam-packed with fun engagement tools to co-design projects with young people and how to promote projects that punch.

Participants will gain the following:

  • Facilitation by Intrepid Landcare Co-founders Megan Rowlatt and Naomi Edwards
  • Resources and advice for planning to attract youth
  • Resources to help you in effective storytelling and communication
  • Resources to help you plan, promote and deliver projects appealing to young people
  • Resources to help you to support and nurture young people in your community
  • A process to facilitate community collaboration and connection to relevant organisations and young people

For more information please see the Event Flyer or Register Here.

Dubbo Family Tree Planting Day
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Dubbo Family Tree Planting Day

  • Macquarie River - Railway Bridge

You are invited! Bring your kids and family!
The Inland Waterways are holding a family tree planting day on Sunday 2nd April. All members of the community are invited to Biddybunge Reserve to help plant native trees. The aim is to get over 1000 trees in the ground on the day to improve the Macquarie River.

What you will need: SHOVEL & RAKE, hat, sunscreen, gloves, long pants and boots.
Join us for a FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE afterwards supplied by Dubbo Regional Council.
For more information call Matt Hansen on 0427 454357
** MEET UNDER RAILWAY BRIDGE- 10am WESTERN SIDE OF RIVER. (Across the river from riverdale shopping centre)

Council Roadside Environmental Grant Workshops
Apr
5
10:30 am10:30

Council Roadside Environmental Grant Workshops

LGNSW are holding grant workshops to provide details on applying for the Council Roadside Reserves Environmental grants and to introduce coucils to the Roadside Environmental Management Framework (CREMF).

The Dubbo workshop will be held on April 5 from 10.30-1pm at this stage, further details are yet to be confirmed. 

Registration online is quick and easy.

Community Planting Day - Jordan Creek, Blayney Road Common, Bathurst
Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Community Planting Day - Jordan Creek, Blayney Road Common, Bathurst

  • Blayney Road Common

Jordan Creek links to the important endangered ecological community, Box-Gum Grassy Woodland habitat with Blayney Road Common and links to the the downstream Browning Street Reserve.  Help to rehabilitate this creek by planting a range of trees, shrubs and grasses.

For further information please contact:
Bill Josh: 0407 256 791
or
Stevie Armstrong: 6333 6233 - stevie.armstrong@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic
Apr
14
Apr 16

Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic

The not for profit Lake Burrendong Classic attracts thousands of anglers annually, who turn up in droves for a chance to share in a community driven prize pool of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

 It is strictly a 'catch and release' fishing competition with all native fish being released back into the dam.

100% of proceeds go into making our inland waterways healthier, better places to fish!

There will be approximately $35,000 worth of prizes to be won over the weekend with the major prize of a boat, motor and trailer package being a lucky draw - just enter, you don't even have to catch a fish!

Registration is $30/person with a briefing at 4:00 on Good Friday, April 14 and lines up Sunday 16 April at 1:00pm.

Check out the website for further details.

Community Planting Day - Edgells Lane Brickpit Wetland, Bathurst
Apr
29
8:30 am08:30

Community Planting Day - Edgells Lane Brickpit Wetland, Bathurst

  • Edgells Lane Brickpit Wetlands

The Edgells Lane Brickpit Wetland is highly valued for its wetland habitat with over 100 bird species having been recorded at this site.  Bathurst Regional Council in partnership with the Environment & Waterways Alliance and Central Tablelands Local Land Services are hosting a community planting day to improve the wetland values of this site and to provide habitat for water birds including migratory species.

For further information please contact:
Bill Josh: 0407 256 791
or
Deborah Taylor: 6333 6111 - deborah.taylor@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Safeguard our Crown Lands Community Forum
May
13
5:30 pm17:30

Safeguard our Crown Lands Community Forum

  • Rahamim Ecology Centre

The Central West Environment Council with support from the Environmental Defenders Office are hosting a community forum to discuss Crown Lands.

Specifically the event will feature:

  • expert speakers, case studies
  • discussion panels, workshops
  • help to prevent sale and inappropriate management of crown lands (including traveling stock reserves)
  • guided trip to local reserve

For further information please see the Event Flyer or contact Cilla Kinross: 02 6365 7651 or ckinross@csu.edu.au

Community Planting Day - Apex Jubilee Reserve, Bathurst
May
14
9:00 am09:00

Community Planting Day - Apex Jubilee Reserve, Bathurst

  • Apex Jubilee Reserve

Celebrate Mothers Day by helping to create fish habitat and extend the tree planting works already completed along the Macquarie River in Apex Jubilee Reserve.

For further information please contact:
Bill Josh: 0407 256 791
or
Stevie Armstrong: 6333 6233 - stevie.armstrong@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Community Planting Day - Jordan Creek, Blayney Road Common, Bathurst
May
27
9:00 am09:00

Community Planting Day - Jordan Creek, Blayney Road Common, Bathurst

  • Blayney Road Common

Jordan Creek links to the important endangered ecological community, Box-Gum Grassy Woodland habitat with Blayney Road Common and links to the the downstream Browning Street Reserve.  Help to rehabilitate this creek by planting a range of trees, shrubs and grasses.

For further information please contact:
Bill Josh: 0407 256 791
or
Stevie Armstrong: 6333 6233 - stevie.armstrong@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival
Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival

Held at Western Plains Cultural Centre, the Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival is set to be a big one.

Featuring a vast range of exhibits from helping you to reduce energy and water bills, create less waste and live in harmony with the environment.

Don't miss out on the hands on science exhibits, live shows, native animal encounters and much much more.

Admission is FREE! More information can be found on the Dubbo Regional Council website.

Wambuul Macquarie River Festival
Oct
28
9:30 am09:30

Wambuul Macquarie River Festival

Wambuul Macquarie River Festival is back again in 2017, bigger and better than before!

Come along and participate in a day of 'come and try' activities, tree planting, landscape art, Macquarie River cruises, walking tours and Aboriginal culture.

Listen to the sounds of local musicians playing, watch artists paint the river landscape, and talk to the local groups who make use of the river. 

All this plus food, drinks and more on offer at Ollie Robins Oval Dubbo.

For further information contact Andy McQuie on (02) 6883 5362.


Community Planting Day - Hassall Park, O'Connell
Mar
26
9:00 am09:00

Community Planting Day - Hassall Park, O'Connell

  • Hassall Park

Help to restore the Fish River and learn about the importance of native vegetation for our river systems.  Bathurst Regional Council and Oberon Council are holding a community planting day to plant native tree shrub and grass species along the river which will also provide habitat for the endangered Booroolong Frog.

For further information please contact:
Bill Josh: 0407 256 791
or
Stevie Armstrong: 6333 6233 - stevie.armstrong@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Bathurst Sustainable Living Expo
Mar
25
8:00 am08:00

Bathurst Sustainable Living Expo

The Sustainable Living Expo is coordinated by Bathurst Regional Council to provide information about sustainable living, including green design and construction, solar power, gardening and wildlife.

This year the Expo will feature some very special guests; The Gourmet Farmer, Matthew Evans and Celebrity Chef, Colin Fassnidge, along with the Shoalhaven Zoo to You and King & Queen of Green, so there will be something for every member of the family to enjoy.

The Expo also features a variety of stalls by local businesses and environmental groups and is held in conjunction with the Bathurst Farmers Markets.

The Expo will be held on Saturday 25 March 2017 from 8am to 12 noon at the Bathurst Showgrounds and entry is via a gold coin donation to gain access to both the Expo and Farmers Markets.

Erosion and Sediment Control for Council Operations
Mar
23
9:00 am09:00

Erosion and Sediment Control for Council Operations

Nationally accredited Erosion and Sediment Control training for Council operations, enforcement, design and assessment personnel.

This is a high quality training program with 100% of participants from the last series of workshops saying that they would recommend this program to their professional peers.

The participants demonstrating competence through the completion of this course will receive a formal Statement of Attainment for the Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency:

AHCSAW201A - Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

Cost: $400 per person for Stormwater NSW Members or $450 for non members

For further information please see the Event Flyer or contact:
Chris Fray
GEMS Pty Ltd
02 9744 5252
cmgray@gemspl.com.au
gemsenvironmental.com.au

Community Planting Day - O'Keefe Park, Bathurst
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Community Planting Day - O'Keefe Park, Bathurst

  • O'Keefe Park

Bathurst Regional Council and Habitat Connect invite you to help plant trees along the riverbank as part of a project to restore the Macquarie River back to a condition suitable for threatened native species, including the endangered Regent Honeyeater.

For further information please contact:
Bill Josh: 0407 256 791
or
Stevie Armstrong: 6333 6233 - stevie.armstrong@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Precision Agriculture in Mixed Farming Workshops
Mar
6
Mar 10

Precision Agriculture in Mixed Farming Workshops

Overview
Central West Local Land Services is partnering with the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia to deliver a series of regional workshops.
Come along to hear from growers and advisors using precision agriculture in both livestock and cropping systems.
Find out about the latest Apps and learn how to use Cloud based technology.
Landholders who attend may be eligible for a subsidy to assist in their adoption of precision agriculture practices.
A must attend event for the innovative farmer, advisor and researcher!
Cost: $20, includes lunch
Cash payments will be taken on the day. Contact Kylie Gove info@spaa.com.au for alternate payment options.

Topics
• Maps: what’s out there, collecting data and what that really means
• Farmer experiences with precision agriculture from within and outside of the district
• Precision agriculture demonstrations by our corporate sponsors
• Handlers and electronic identification
• The Cloud and how to use it to help your triple bottom line
• Precision agriculture Apps for on-farm use
• What will we see next?

Locations
Condobolin RSL Club 6th March*
Peak Hill Ex-Services Club 7th March*
Narromine USMC 8th March*
Nyngan RSL & Civic Club 9th March*
Coonamble Bowling Club 10th March*
*All workshops run from 9am to 5pm

Registration
Contact Dr Nicole Dimos (PhD) via email: nicole@spaa.com.au or phone 0437 422 000 by Friday 3 March 2017.

This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services and the Society of Precision Agriculture Australia through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW.

Office of Environment & Heritage Start Something Workshop
Mar
4
8:30 am08:30

Office of Environment & Heritage Start Something Workshop

  • Charles Sturt University

Office of Environment & Heritage is launching a new series of 1-day workshops called Start Something.  These workshops have been designed for people who have an idea for a project or business that will help their community and the environment, and are looking to bring this idea to life.

Shape Your Idea
Learn to clearly articulate what your project offering is, what problem it is solving and the stakeholders that need to be involved.

Find Finance
Understand the finance and non-financial resources that are needed to get your idea off the ground and how and where to find them.

Tell Your Story
Understand how to define your key message and then translate it for your different audiences.

For further information and to register please visit the Start Something Website.