Rural Access supports communities to develop ways of including people with a disability in local community life. Rural Access is part of the Disability Services Community Building Program, funded by the Department of Health & Human Services. Rural Access is a partnership between local communities and the Department of Health & Human Services. There are workers based in 25 local Councils and community organisations across regional and rural Victoria.
The program brings together the strengths, resources and creativity of individuals, communities and government to work in partnership to build long-term, sustainable change in local communities. The aspirations and opportunities that exist within each local community are the driving force of the programs.
In Moorabool, 1 in 5 people live with a disability. That is 1300 people living in our community. Not all disabilities are visible, and not all are permanent. Council is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive community where people of all ages and abilities are not isolated or excluded from being able to reach their full potential. Council aims to respond and provide for infrastructure, services and facilities for people with disabilities or mobility issues in a co-ordinated and planned way.
Moorabool Council has an Age Well, Live Well and Access and Inclusion Plan which identifies the committment to ensuring an environment that is accessible and inclusive.
Disability Access and Inclusion Awards- nominate now
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to people under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability to live an ordinary life. Further information can be found on the NDIS website.
The Marveloo will available for hire from December 2018.
The aim of Rural Access is to build the capacity of local communities across rural Victoria so that they are more welcoming and inclusive of people with disabilities. Rural Access is a partnership initiative between the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and Local Government.
- Trail rider for hire
- Portable folding ramp
- Threshold ramp
- Moorabool Accessible Eating Guide and Mobility Map
- Snakes & Ladders Inclusion training game (large fabric floor game 6m x 6m)
- Building Inclusive Communities transition plan
The Recharge Scheme allows people who use scooters or electric wheelchairs to get out and about in their local community without the fear of being stranded by a flat battery.