Lockington and district residents had a chance to voice concerns at a pop-up session on Monday.IVY WISE July 16, 2014 3:48am
Bamawm resident Kath Palmer has her say on Campaspe Shire Council’s new Access and Inclusion Plan 2014-17 at a pop-up session at Lockington Business Centre. She is pictured with Campaspe Shire rural access project officer Andrew Thomson.
Lockington and district residents voiced their concerns about lack of transport at Campaspe Shire council’s pop-up session on Monday.
The session at Lockington Business Centre asked residents to fill out a survey into council’s new access and inclusion plan 2014-17, which aims to remove barriers and promote participation by people of all abilities in all aspects of community life.
Shire rural access project officer Andrew Thomson said several people had filled out the survey, which asked residents how council could improve inclusion and access to buildings and services.
‘‘There has been a common flavour to their answers and that is transport. This seems to be a big barrier for people in Lockington,’’ he said.
‘‘Getting from here to Echuca or Rochester for appointments or being involved in a group or activity is hard for them.
‘‘Lockington has a high aged and disabled population. As far as accessing services, it is a barrier for people living in rural areas.
‘‘Council is aware of this and are looking at other ways transport can be developed to connect towns .
A pop-up session will be held in Rochester tomorrow from 10am to noon outside IGA, while a community forum will be held on Thursday, July 22, from 10.30am to noon at Rochester shire hall.
For information, contact Mr Thomson on 5481
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