Our annual community donations program is always very popular and it was great to see that the funds will be used to deliver a wide range of services, events and programs to all our residents.
On Wednesday, we presented 26 organisations with more than $50 000 in donations. The funds will be used for a variety of cultural, sporting, historical, agricultural and community projects and events that will be held throughout the year.
Transport infrastructure within our city centre is set to get a boost with the announcement of $120 000 in funding for transport facilities for the local community from the NSW State Government.
The funding is part of the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme and will benefit commuters with improvements to the taxi rank outside the busy retail centre on Howick Street near a range of medical and retail facilities.
The planned improvements will not only enhance the streetscape, but make the facilities easier and more comfortable for commuters.
Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor of Bathurst