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Getting to and from Tamworth’s CBD has never been easier thanks to the completion of the Changing Places Facility & Accessible Transport Hub.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said residents and visitors living with a chronic illness, disability and the elderly now have better access to the CBD, which is great news for the community, for local businesses, and for the city.

“Tamworth’s CBD is so important to our residents and visitors, being home to a number of banks, a supermarket, and a range of retail and hospitality venues,” Mr Anderson said.

“Often, we don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing where we shop, particularly when we have a specific store in mind.

“That’s why it was so important that we improve the accessibility of our CBD, providing a safe pick up and drop off point to assist those living with a disability, elderly, and those living with a debilitating illness.

“There have been limited spaces in our CBD where a wheelchair accessible taxi, for example, can safely pick up or drop off a passenger.

“The new Changing Places Facility & Accessible Transport Hub changes that, by offering a safe place to pick up and drop off adjacent to the CBD in Bicentennial Park.

“This is a great win for our community, and I know transport organisations including taxi businesses and Oxley Community Transport are excited by the new development.

“I’m grateful that the former Coalition Government was able to contribute to the project with a $252,150 grant from the Regional Tourism Activation Fund (RTAF), contributing to the recently completed shaded areas as well as roofing.”

The Changing Places Facility & Accessible Transport Hub has been delivered by Tamworth Regional Council with funding from the former Commonwealth and State Governments.

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