Diversity Within Bathurst Regional Council

The Bathurst Region prides itself on its Heritage and the way the city grows. The city’s population rapidly growing to almost 50,000, residents represent a larger variety of different views and beliefs. With a new community growing with the city, Bat...

Australia’s Energy Crisis

Image: Creative Commons By Louisa Irvin The state of the nation’s energy seems to be a topic forever caught in the news cycle. Whether it be the need to cut emissions, last year’s state wide blackouts or the recent price hike, we can’t escape the not...

Directly Elected Mayors: flawed to fail?

By Wilson Smith When it comes to the issue of directly elected mayors in Bathurst, the Regional Council believes that they know better than the community, and they may indeed be on the mark here. While neighbouring Orange voted to directly elect thei...

Directly Elected Mayor: to be or not to be?

By Wilson Smith, Katreena Shelly & Brodie Smith One of the issues facing Bathurst that will not be voted on in the upcoming local election is that of how the city elects its mayor. While Orange will directly elect its mayor for the first time thi...
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