Scoot Wheel N Move is a council auspiced community group, which aims to improve the level of accessibility for people with mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and scooters. Initiatives such as the recharge program, the mobility booklet and public forums stemmed from Scoot Wheel n Move and it is is important to reflect on the priorities of the group to ensure that the group’s tremendous success continues.

Today’s workshop was facilitated by Access Audits Australia and provided an opportunity for participants to discuss Scoot Wheel n Move and ideas for future projects that the group can undertake. Discussions centred around extending the mobility booklet and further campaigning for the redevelopment of Ringwood Station and public transport improvements including more frequent and accessible bus services. A number of pedestrian crossings, which do not provide enough time to cross the road, were also identified as an area needing further campaigning.

Scoot Wheel n Move is a community led group and this has been the primary reason for its success. I am certain that 2008 will bring further achievements for this group.

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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