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Catch free ride home

Friday, 3rd December, 2010

Youngsters using the pool and the skate park will now be able to catch a free ride home after hours.

The city's Pool Transport Project has been extended to include the skate park in a partnership between the NSW Government, City Council and Yellow Taxis to improve public transport services.

The project, which was trialled earlier this year, has received $18,000 from the NSW Government to provide public transport for two years.

The program starts today for the summer season. Mayor Wincen Cuy said the project provided courtesy transport for people returning home from the pool and skate park after the town bus service finishes its routes.

The taxi service will leave the pool at 5.30pm and 6.30pm daily and stop at the skate park about 5.45pm and 6.45pm.

"Providing community transport is an important part of supporting our community to be active in a safe environment," Mayor Cuy said.

"By working in partnership with the State Government and Yellow taxis, our community is able to access free transport services during summer which ensures that they arrive safely home."

The pool attendants will announce when the taxi is due to leave each day. It will stop at the skate park in Chloride Street in front of the YMCA building.

Transport will be provided to a residential address only.

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