Moira Shire disability plan needs feedback

February 10, 2017

Locals are being asked to share their thoughts on Moira Shire Council’s draft Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plan.

Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland said more than six per cent of the population in the shire identified they needed assistance to complete daily tasks, while almost 10 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,’’ Cr 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,’’ Cr Cleveland said.

‘‘This plan will help ensure Moira Shire activities and facilities are more inclusive and accessible.

‘‘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 or at the Cobram or Yarrawonga Customer Service Centres or by emailing [email protected]

Feedback can be provided via the website, email or by phoning 58719270 by Friday, February 24.

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