Surf Coast Shire an INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
Over 1300 Surf Coast students participated in Council's celebration for International Day of People with Disability 2017. The event featured a film festival and Q&A with two star local athletes - Paralympic champion Richard Colman and talented Bellbrae swimmer Phoebe Mitchell.
Access All Areas Film Festival provided short films which featured lived experiences of people with a disability. The event is one of numerous initiatives helping Council towards its goal of creating an inclusive community where everyone can participate.
Others include an all abilities access ramp on the Surf Coast Youth Pod, and a fully accessible toilet and shower change facility with hoist at the new Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre in Torquay.
Council has also applied for state government grants to build Changing Places facilities in Anglesea and Winchelsea.
Changing Places are large accessible toilets and change facilities with more space to meet the needs of people who require high support, and their carers.
Source: Surf Coast Shire Groundswell Newsletter - Jan 2018