From the Mayor's Desk

Smart Benches

Residents will soon be able to devices around the CBD with the installation of smart benches and tables at BVIC, BRAG/Library forecourt and at the Bathurst Rail Museum.

The smart benches and tables are fitted with technology that wirelessly charge mobile devices by sitting them on the terminal attached to their seat. They also enhance the strength of the free wi-fi signal. The technology is part of the Smart Cities program designed to keep people in our CBD for longer and in turn supporting our local economy. This project cost is $23 008 with $11 504 from Council and $11 504 from the NSW Government grant from the Building Community Partnerships Fund.

Feedback on Disability Access Inclusion Plan (DIAP)

Council is undertaking community consultation to develop the Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 2022 – 2027. The DIAP aims to improve and support the inclusion of people living with disability in the Bathurst community. Council recognises the importance of ensuring the local community’s perceptions, ideas and concerns are reflected in the DIAP. Copies of the survey are available at Council’s Civic Centre, Bathurst Library and on the Bathurst YourSay website. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.