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Feedback sought - disability access and inclusion

Publish Date: 25/01/2017

Moira Shire Council is seeking community feedback on its draft Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland said more than six percent of the population in the Shire identify that they need assistance to complete daily tasks, while almost ten per cent said they provided unpaid assistance to someone with a disability on a daily basis,

"This is a significant portion of our diverse community," Mayor Cleveland said.

The draft Plan was developed with guidance from Council’s Disability Advisory Committee and community feedback and surveys.

Suggested actions in the draft Plan include improving accessible car parking at key community service sites, improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to support use by people with impaired mobility, upgrading public toilets to be wheelchair accessible and active promotion of inclusiveness and participation of people with a disability, in activities, events and festivals held in Moira Shire.

"Thank you to everyone who completed a survey and shared their thoughts with us. This Plan will help ensure Moira Shire activities and facilities are more inclusive and accessible," Mayor Cleveland said.

"We now need the community to share their views on whether we have the right mix of priorities and projects in the draft Plan to achieve this."

Copies of the plan are available at Council’s website at www.moira.vic.gov.au, at the Cobram or Yarrawonga Customer Service Centres or by email info@moira.vic.gov.au.

Feedback can be provided via the website, email, or the phone number listed below by Friday 24 February 2017.

For further information or assistance please contact Council’s Community Services Department on 5871 9270.

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