I had the pleasure of welcoming new residents to Bathurst at the Welcome Wagon reception recently. Our new residents were provided the opportunity to meet new friends and presented with a welcome pack containing information about Bathurst and discount vouchers at participating businesses in the city.
Seeing so many new residents is testimony that our community has the ideal lifestyle, space and facilities that many families, couples and individuals are seeking.
National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young people to read and enjoy books. Bathurst Library hosted the popular storytime session where I had the pleasure of reading The Cow Tripped Over the Moon to an enthusiastic young audience. As a former school teacher, I know the importance of promoting literacy from an early age. It was great to be part of this initiative that promotes a lifelong love of reading and goes a long way to grow children’s literacy throughout their schooling and on to future academic success.
Cr Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor Bathurst Regional Council