No standing necessary in response to community calls to make waiting more comfortable


After numerous requests from the community, people waiting for public transport can now sit down outside the Aldi store at Singleton with the installation of a new seat.

Singleton Council’s Access Audit sub-committee responded to the community’s calls by advocating to deliver the seat, which was installed recently after a short delay due to restrictions in handling and freight as a result of COVID-19.

Vicki Brereton, Council’s Director Organisation and Community Capacity said the sub-committee recognised many older residents used the area in front of the building when waiting for transport, and found it difficult to stand.

“This is a great demonstration of Council’s Access Audit sub-committee and Council’s outdoor crews working together to recognise a need in the community, and delivering a tangible solution,” she said.

“The seat is already being well utilised by people of all ages and abilities when waiting for the bus or other means of community transport.

“And as well as being practical, the new seat also looks great and is in keeping with the design elements that are to be seen in the outdoor furniture elsewhere in the Town Centre, including the works underway on John and Campbell streets.

“It’s really important that people let us know when they recognise a need like this one so that we can work towards making life a little easier for our residents, and the Access Audit sub-committee has been a great avenue for that.”