New residents to the local region were warmly welcomed at Bathurst Regional Council's Welcome Wagon at Mount Panorama on Monday evening.
Held at council's corporate suite at Pit Lane, over 30 new residents had the opportunity to meet and greet their fellow new residents, as well as councillors and members from other community groups such as the Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre, Bathurst Community Transport and Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.
Bathurst mayor Bobby Bourke said the Welcome Wagon is a great opportunity to meet the new residents that have moved to town.
"It's good that community groups can be here tonight to help new people and it's good to see all the businesses coming together," he said.
"We want new people to know who we are and where things are at."
Cr Bourke said he's finding more and more people moving out west from Sydney.
"I'm finding a lot more people are coming from Bathurst, moving out west from Sydney," he said.
"It looks like they're coming from Sydney and opting to downsize and relax out here in Bathurst.
"It's great to see the new residents have done their homework to see what Bathurst has to offer and it's great to see that Bathurst is still attracting new people to town."
The Welcome Wagon is an event that is usually held biannual, however, there was no event held last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was been held at the Bathurst Regional Council chambers in the past, but was moved to the council suite at the Mount this time for something different.
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