Local Government Focus: Maroondah goes the extra mile

By October 15, 2006No Comments

Local Government Focus is a newspaper for councils and that aims to highlight examples of best practice in local government.

In this regard it was great to see the work of Katie Goodrope, Maroondah City Council’s MetroAccess worker featured in the newspaper:

In July, Maroondah City Council’s MetroAccess Coordinator, Katie Goodrope, received Vision Australia’s ‘Making a Difference’ award for best practice.

Making a Difference awards recognise organisations and individuals that go the extra mile to ensure that people who are blind or vision impartied are able to live life to its fullest.

MetroAccess is an initiative designed to make communities more inclusive and welcoming for people with disabilities.

Maroondah Councillor, Alex Makin, said was also instrumental in the development and publishing of a brochure for businesses in Maroondah that provides information on recognising and welcoming assistance dogs.

“Council is very proud to know that one of its officers has recived the recognition that comes with award”, he said.

Katie Goodrope received the award for actively engaging people with disabilities and for the production of a booklet titled, Communicating with People with Disabilities.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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