Council to fund access projects

Access: The Western Advocate office on George Street.

Access: The Western Advocate office on George Street.

A LOW-RISE disability lift for the Western Advocate building on George Street is one of the projects set to receive funding under the latest round of Bathurst Regional Council access grants.

Councillors will vote on Wednesday night on a recommendation to share $10,000 in access funding between three local organisations and property owners.

Bathurst and District Riding for the Disabled in set to receive $4400 towards building a pathway to the pet therapy and garden area at its Research Station Drive headquarters while the Bathurst Seymour Centre will receive $2134 towards installing a concrete ramp and hand rails.

The Bathurst Regional Access Committee has also recommended that Arthur Cheers be granted $3466 to help fund a disability lift outside the Western Advocate out of the current $10,000 allocation.

Councillors will also vote on a request from the committee to add an extra $1534 to the grants total to take Mr Cheers’ grant to $5000.