From the Mayor's Desk

Water restrictions were introduced on Monday 26 November in a bid to preserve the water supplies in Chifley Dam for as along as possible as we move into summer and the traditional period of peak demand for water supplies.

In the last three weeks, the community has responded to the challenge and water usage has remained low. Even the weekend’s hot conditions saw water usage in the city remain at below 20 megalitres per day, well below the typical average for a hot summer day when water consumption can reach over 30 megalites per day. Everyone is playing their part, from local businesses, residents and local irrigators who have implemented a system of voluntary restrictions. This community response is heartening and one that will help us through this summer and potentially next if we don’t receive substantial inflows in Chifley Dam.

Community transport

Bathurst Community Transport is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and on Tuesday they brought together many of their clients to join the party. The service provides transport to more than 600 clients each year, to get people to appointments both locally and to medical facilities in Orange, Lithgow and even Sydney.  The Bathurst Community Transport service was the pilot program for NSW and now the community transport services are provided across 90% of the state.

Congratulations on forty years of invaluable service to the local community!

Graeme Hanger OAM
Mayor of Bathurst

This week in the Mayor's Diary

Kelso Public School Presentation
Monday, 17 December

Australia Day Working Party
Tuesday, 18 December

Upstairs Board Meeting
Wednesday, 19 December



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