Residents of Benalla Rural City will have access to a mobility and access map for facilities and paths that are accessible to people of all abilities, thanks to funding from the RACV.
The map will help people find accessible facilities and safe continuous pathways around the central business district more easily, and will be developed in partnership with the Council, the Disability Advocacy and Information Service (DAIS), and funds from the RACV Good Citizen Program.
“This is an important initiative for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Cr Justin King.
“This is an important milestone in fulfilling the community’s goal to become more accessible, as laid out in our Community Access and Inclusion Plan,” he said.
“We are also keen to promote Benalla Rural City as an accessible destination for visitors.”
RACV Wodonga Manager Maria Rosa said: “RACV is proud to be part of north east Victorian communities, and we are pleased to contribute $4,000 towards developing the Benalla Mobility and Access map which will benefit the wider community by identifying locations of accessible parking spots, toilets, baby change rooms and tourist information”.
Following community consultation, the new Benalla Mobility and Access Map will be made available on the Council’s website www.benalla.vic.gov.au, the official tourism site www.enjoybenalla.com.au, and in paper form at the Customer Service Centre, the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Learning Centre and the Visitor Information Centre.
For further information about this project contact the Council’s Rural Access Worker, Jane Taylor, on 5760 2600.
RACV Good Citizen Program provides funding for projects, organisations or groups which benefit the Victorian community generally and extends the corporate social responsibility activities of the RACV Community Foundation.
Image: L-R: Martin Butcher (Disability Advocacy and Information Service), Cr Barbara Alexander AO, resident Marjory Geeson, Maria Rosa (RACV), Mayor Cr Justin King