MORE BUSES FOR THE HILLS
More than 170 new buses will be purchased in the NSW Budget, bringing additional and improved weekly services to customers in The Hills. This massive budget boost will not only replace 134 of our ageing bus fleet, it will add 42 additional buses and deliver 3300 more services a week across NSW. This is another way we’re delivering real improvements to services that people rely on every day. Its great news for bus commuters in The Hills as they will benefit from enhanced services as part of the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion bus budget. This is not just about adding more services, but also allowing for future growth. The additional buses and services form part of the 2017/18 Growth Services program and delivers on priorities highlighted in the Sydney’s Bus Future plan.
More than 1,500 additional services for the Hills, including 11 new or extended routes:
• Route 632 Pennant Hills to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Castle Hill and Norwest
• Route 746 Riverstone to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Box Hill
• Route 747 Marsden Park to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Riverstone
• Route 751 Blacktown to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Colebee and Marsden Park
CHEAPER HOSPITAL CARPARKING
The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that our public hospitals continue to provide high quality services. This includes providing accessible car parking at our public hospitals for the community. In line with this commitment, more than $250 million has been invested since 2011 to create 10,000 newly constructed hospital car park spaces at public hospitals. In March 2017, the Premier and the Minister for Health announced that from July 2017, more patients and carers will be able to access hospital parking concessions. There will be greater consistency in car parking concessions across all public hospitals in NSW where parking fees apply, and eligibility for these concessions is being expanded for patients and carers who need it most. There will also be improved communication to car park users about the availability of these parking concessions, including better signage within car parks and hospitals and availability of information on multimedia platforms. Clearer administrative processes for gaining the concessions will also be implemented. Further information about this initiative can be found on the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au.
SENIORS POWER BILLS SLASHED UP TO 25%
If you have a NSW Seniors Card, you can now save up to 25% Off Electricity Usage and 19% Off Gas Usage through AGL, after the NSW Government has secured a two-year partnership with the energy supplier.
Further savings for Seniors Card holders include Public Transport, Vehicle Registration, Water Rebates, Council Concessions, and other Energy Rebates up to $235pa. For information visit: www. seniorscard.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88
Mrs Joan Johnson – 100th Birthday