Farm to Institution Central West NSW

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Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West has launched Farm to Institution Central West NSW – a first-of-its-kind project in Australia – part of an embryonic movement in the region supporting not just regional economic development, but also social and environmental development. Farm to Institution Central West NSW is about creating new pathways to market for regional producers […]

Easy to do Business Program

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Starting a new business is exciting. But working out the licences and permits needed can be daunting, not to mention confusing. Bathurst Regional Council has partnered with Service NSW to simplify the process for locals to set up a cafe, small bar or restaurant, through the launch of the Easy to do Business program. The […]

2018 Bathurst Drought Buster Promotion

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Bathurst Regional Council is proud to have teamed up with WLT Promotions to run the 2018 Bathurst Drought Buster Promotion to help keep money flowing through our local businesses during this time of drought. The motto of the promotion being: “Let’s work together to bust this drought!”. Bathurst Regional Council is introducing this initiative to support our local business community. Here […]

Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card

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Bathurst Regional Council launched the Bathurst Buy Local Gift Card in April 2015. The initiative encourages residents to shop locally and demonstrates Council’s strong support for local businesses, economic prosperity and jobs growth. There are approximately 130 local businesses participating in the program. The Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards can only be spent at participating […]

Get Online!

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As a business in this day and age, having an online presence isn’t an option. 41.6% of small businesses (0-19 employees) in Australia have an online presence (ABS 2012), indicating that almost 60% of businesses are potentially missing out on a growing revenue stream. Additionally, six out of every ten adults actively shopped online in […]

Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities

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Bathurst Regional Council offers local businesses and organisations the opportunity to partner or sponsor different Council business events from time to time. This allows your business or organisation to showcase your products and services to a diverse audience. The packages are flexible and can provide you with great exposure across the Bathurst business community. Council has a number of […]

Grants and Funding

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Business Accelerator Funding  The NSW Government recently announced a new $500,000 Murray Darling Regional Business Accelerator Program fund to support businesses in the Murray Darling Basin to undertake new marketing or technology projects. The program will offer matched funding up to $10,000 for activities including website development, digital media campaigns, or new product packaging. The Murray Darling […]

Bathurst ranks highly

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The Regional Australia Institute, a respected and independent research body, recently completed Australia’s first “Competitiveness Index” study which ranks LGAs against ten key themes to track performance, challenges and growth potential. This national study incorporated all 563 Local Government Areas. One of the indicators of the study is “Local Economic Development Support”, which was assessed […]

Bathurst ID Profile

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Bathurst Regional Council subscribes to a series of demographic information resources designed to inform community groups, investors, business, students and the general public about the characteristics of Bathurst’s population and how they are changing. The ID profile site consists of 4 sections: Community Profile – provides demographic analysis for Bathurst and its suburbs based on results […]