Council bus sale supports rural SA

Residents of a rural SA council in need of access friendly transportation will continue to be able to travel with ease, thanks to the support of the City of Burnside.

Last month the District Council of Mount Remarkable and City of Burnside both sought to replace access friendly minibuses that were ageing.

The District Council of Mount Remarkable was not in a position to purchase a replacement minibus, and through these mutual needs the City of Burnside negotiated to sell its minibus at a fair price.

Three City of Burnside staff, including CEO Chris Cowley, met Mount Remarkable staff in Clare to personally deliver the bus.

Mr Cowley said he was thrilled to be able to support a rural council in continuing to provide an accessible service.

“Since selling our old minibus to the District Council of Mount Remarkable, we have also purchased a new access friendly Toyota HiAce for our volunteer drivers to use,” he said.

“I’m so pleased that we have been able to help out a small rural council and achieve an excellent outcome for the community of Burnside at the same time.”

District Council of Mount Remarkable CEO Sam Johnson said the addition of the bus to the Council’s fleet was a major win for the community.

“All of us at Council, myself included, are ecstatic about receiving this access friendly bus and being able to continue to offer inclusive transportation services,” Mr Johnson said.

“Because of the generosity of the City of Burnside, Mount Remarkable has been able to upgrade to a more modern and comfortable bus, which would not have been possible otherwise.

“I would like to thank the City of Burnside for reaching out to us and providing us with this fantastic opportunity.”

Photo: District Council of Mount Remarkable CEO Sam Johnson (left) with City of Burnside CEO Chris Cowley (right).

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