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Funding to improve access for all

Funding to improve access for all

Published:
Thursday 5 December 2019

Six Bass Coast businesses and community organisations have received grants of up to $1000 to improve access for people with disability.

They applied for the funding through the 2019 Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations funding from the Building Inclusive Communities Program of RuralAccess, in partnership with Bass Coast Shire Council and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari congratulated the recipients of the funding.

“These groups and businesses have taken the time to check their premises, programs and services to identify what barriers existed and what changes could be made to improve access and inclusion of people with disability,” Cr Tessari said.

“This small capital investment has big social benefits. When you provide access for all, you have a greater wellbeing and a more connected, participating community.

“It is great to see this focus on improving access and inclusion for people with disability in our community.”

The successful applicants are:

  • Snapper House Bed and Breakfast, Rhyll; connecting pathway to entry
  • South Coast Primary Care Partnership, Wonthaggi; entry intercom
  • Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association; widening of doorway entry
  • Corinella and District Community Centre; directional and wayfinding signage
  • Anglican Parish of Bass, Phillip Island; door wedges at entry to Church and Hall and connecting pathway to Church entry
  • Disabled Surfers Association Inc., Bass Coast; surfing equipment to support All Abilities Surfing events.

For more information please contact Council’s Community Facilitator RuralAccess on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment please contact Council via one of the National Relay Service call numbers at www.communications.gov.au.