2015 Budget and Tax Changes for Primary Producers

With just 1 week left in the current financial year, there’s still time to take advantage of the Budget changes for primary producers. Andy Freeman, Senior Accountant at O’Regan & Partners (specialising in rural and regional accounting) has crunched the numbers for us, to give you a better idea as to what these changes mean. “The changes affecting primary producers have … read on

Chinese Free Trade Agreement – Good News for Regional Australia

The details of Australia's recent free trade agreement with China will have strong positive effects for regional Australia including the Central Tablelands. The agreement will help to provide China’s growing middle class with quality beef, wool and wine, strengthening Australian producers. The agreement has removed the barriers for Australian agricultural exports including … read on
Bathursts New Bike Track now Part of the Richest Mountain Bike Series in Australia

Bathurst’s New Bike Track now Part of the Richest Mountain Bike Series in Australia

Bathurst’s newest mountain bike track, located on Vale Road, was the scene of the latest round of Australia’s richest mountain biking event. 156 mountain bike sports enthusiasts, including, but not limited to local community members saddled up on their mountain bikes to compete. The Evocity Bike Sport Series is being held across 7 different regional cities in New South Wales. … read on

What’s on in Bathurst Regional Sport – May 30 & 31, 2015

Just because the days are getting colder doesn’t mean you shouldn’t head out and enjoy the weekend. We’ve got a jam-packed selection of what’s going on in sport this weekend in the Bathurst, Blayney, Oberon, Cowra and Molong regions. Make sure you get out there with the family, the kids, the dogs, even nanna! They’ll love it! Central West Women’s AFL AFL THIS Saturday sees … read on

First Home Buyer Tips

Buying your first home is a massive step to take, and is potentially quite a daunting process. Here’s a few simple tips to keep in mind when you’re hunting for that perfect place to call home. Do I have enough savings? Most financial institutions currently consider 5% of the purchase price the minimum they will accept to open a loan, with 10% or greater being better … read on
How will the 2015 Budget effect Bathurst’s regional families and communities?

How will the 2015 Budget effect Bathurst’s regional families and communities?

With the government’s release of the 2015 budget, we thought we would take a look at how the changes in this year’s budget may affect rural families and communities in the Bathurst & Central West Regions. Drought Relief The government has earmarked more than $400 million in this years budget to go towards drought relief and assistance. Minister for Agriculture Barnaby … read on

What’s On In April?

Easter Long Weekend - Saturday 3rd April Lot’s to see and do in the district this Easter weekend. Car lovers can also get their fix with the Bathurst Motor Festival this long weekend. There will be up to seven categories for cars racing in circuit events and more than 300 entries are expected. Proceeds will be donated to Legacy. For more information, head to … read on

What’s On In March

What’s On in MARCH! Find out about great events happening in and around Oberon, Bathurst, Blayney, Cowra and  Molong this month … there’s so much to see and do in the Central Tablelands! Are you organising an event we should know about? Let us know via Facebook or our website http://raywhiteemc.com Saturday 7th March Blayney Show A must for all the family – the annual … read on

Faster internet heading for Oberon

More homes in the Central Tablelands will have access to faster internet with the ongoing expansion of the National Broadband Network. In great news for the district, Federal MP John Cobb has this week announced 150 homes in Oberon will be connected to the NBN, with work underway to connect broadband and phone services within 12 months. “The geographic location of Oberon … read on