Community Transport a valuable lifeline for older Australians


Ahead of International Day of Older Persons on October 1, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Jenny Aitchison, and Minister for Seniors, Jodie Harrison, have highlighted the value of community transport in helping boost independence and combat loneliness.

Ms Aitchison today visited Bathurst Community Transport to see firsthand how community transport is not only a way to get from A to B, but also crucial for clients to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. This follows from a meeting earlier in the week in Dubbo with another provider, Live Better.

Bathurst Community Transport is one of 68 providers contracted by Transport for NSW to provide an essential service to 60,000 clients each year.

Full media release here (PDF, 108.93 KB).