A NEW space is being built at The Neighbourhood Centre to improve the facility for community members.
Bathurst Regional Council recently awarded a contract to Nick Harvey Constructions Pty Ltd to build a $78,663 extension to the centre.
The foundation was laid for the extension last week and work on the project is expected to be complete before Christmas.
Neighbourhood Centre manager Jean Fell said it was an extension of the foyer to turn it into more of a sitting room.
She said people often dropped in for a rest and this new area would cater to that.
“We find more and more people doing it, particularly in summer; they like to stop in for a drink of water or to sit,” Ms Fell said.
“We’ve been hoping for [this extension] for a very long time and we looked at various iterations and this seems to be the best one.”
Ms Fell said there should be minimal disruption to service during the construction phase, but an alternate entry point can be provided if there is a need for it.