July 2007 Maroondah Forum for Carers and People with Disabilities

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The Maroondah forum for Carers and People with Disabilities, is a quarterly forum that provides the opportunity to exchange information and to highlight concerns to Council that effect people with disabilities

Today’s meeting included a presentation from Villa Maria on the respite and support services they provide for their clients. In addition Pam Usher from Invicta Bus Company spoke about recent bus service improvements and the training their drivers are required to undertake to ensure they meet the needs of people with a disability.

Much discussion also centred on Maroondah’s Pedestrian Strategy, which has facilitated the much needed construction of a footpath around Maroondah Hospital. The Maroondah Pedestrian Strategy has also enabled the development of a footpath trading policy which will regulate the use of footpaths by traders and therefore assist in ensuring a safe urban environment for people with mobility aids.

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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