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Media Release: Expo for mobility in Maroondah

By November 22, 2006No Comments

If you use a scooter, wheelchair or other mobility device, or know someone who does, then the Maroondah City Council Mobility Access Expo is an event not to be missed.

Councillor Alex Makin said the Mobility Access Expo is a first for Maroondah, and one of the initiatives of the Maroondah Scoot Wheel ‘N’ Move working group.

“The Scoot, Wheel ‘N’ Move working group is made up of local people who use mobility aids, and are passionate and dedicated to improving access in the Maroondah community for everyone,” said Cr Makin.

“The free Mobility Access Expo will be held at Maroondah Federation Estate on Tuesday 5 December from 10.00am to 4.00pm, providing numerous information sessions and opportunities to meet independent living providers and support organisations,” said Cr Makin.

Another initiative of the Scoot Wheel ‘N’ Move group has been the development and publication of a booklet for users of motorised scooters and electric wheelchairs. ‘Maintaining Your Mobility in Maroondah’ will be launched during the Expo at 10.15am.

“This booklet will assist people to make an informed purchase choice based on their individual needs, as well as providing information on how to manage a motorised scooter or electric wheelchair responsibly while out and about in the community,” said Cr Makin.

Brochures detailing the complete range of exhibitors, information sessions and times for the Maroondah Mobility Expo are available from Council’s Customer Service Centres, or visit Council’s website at www.maroondah.vic.gov.au

Please register your attendance by calling Deanne Keogh on 9298 4364. This will ensure any additional requirements for attendees can be met.

The free Maroondah Mobility Access Expo will be held at Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood on Tuesday 5 December from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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