St Arnaud mobility path providing safe routes of travel

Published on 13 January 2017

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A new mobility project launched by the Northern Grampians Shire Council is helping St Arnaud residents safely navigate their way around town.

The Wheelie Good Routes initiative maps safe and accessible routes of travel for residents and visitors who use mobility aids including wheelchairs, walkers and scooters.

Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll said the mobility path had been well received by the community since its launch in late December.

“This is a great project that has been fully funded by the RACV Mobility Beyond Driving Sponsorship program,” he said.

“Thanks to a $20,000 grant we have been able to develop safe routes between key locations in St Arnaud, including our aged care facilities, disability services and shopping precinct. We have also installed bollards along the paths to safely guide people on their journey.

“We are really lucky to have had this opportunity to work with our residents to improve safety and increase mobility in the shire. The path has already seen plenty of use and we know it will greatly benefit a lot of people in the years to come.”

Brochures for the St Arnaud Mobility Path are available from Northern Grampians Shire Council’s customer service centre in St Arnaud.

PHOTO: Northern Grampians Shire Council CEO Michael Bailey, CAAG representative Peter Milley, Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll and McCallum Disability Services Inc’s Mandy Pearse at the launch of Wheelie Good Routes in St Arnaud.