Health on the Agenda

Published on 21 March 2024

Media Release

Bathurst Regional Council has taken its concerns over carparking availability as part of the redevelopment of Bathurst Base Hospital to the State Government.  

Mayor Cr Jess Jennings met with Health Minister Ryan Park yesterday to discuss the matter to ensure an appropriate commitment to parking for staff and community members is part of the $200million upgrade project. 

“Council also considered a notice of motion on the same matter at its recent Council meeting, and the importance of ensuring that this matter remains front and centre of the redevelopment process was raised throughout the debate. 

“The meeting in Sydney yesterday is the first of many conversations Council will be having with the Health Minister and NSW Health. Our community needs the best possible outcome from the redevelopment project, and that means improved hospital facilities and associated car parking.” 

Community concerns regarding the potential relocation of the Panorama Clinic during the refurbishment works have also been raised with Minister Park and Minister Rose Jackson. 

“The importance of the Panorama Clinic in providing mental health care was also raised and an invitation has been extended to both Minister Park and Minister Jackson to visit Bathurst to gain a better understanding of both issues,” Cr Jennings said. 

Media contact: Therese Ryan Manager Corporate Communications P: 02 6333 6202  
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