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Disability, access and inclusion

Castlemaine Library Entrance September 2010

Council works to reduce disadvantage and exclusion of people with disabilities. Our focus is on a holistic, long term and sustainable change.

Council achieves this by:

  • working to increase community awareness
  • bringing together a broad range of stakeholders in supporting change
  • working in partnership on local area planning and development to reduce the exclusion of people with disabilities
  • developing partnerships and projects that respond to local needs and priorities.

Locality access maps

Maps are available to guide you around Castlemaine, Maldon, Newstead and Harcourt. The maps are designed to support local residents and visitors with limited mobility, including those in wheelchairs, on walking frames, gophers and even those using prams to get around the towns.

They include features such as accessible parking, toilets, parks and other points of interest and have been designed to enhance community inclusion and participation for people with a disability. Information about local transport and services for people with disabilities is also featured.

The maps can be downloaded below. Hard copies of these maps are available at the Castlemaine and Maldon Visitor Information Centres. The maps will also be made available in text versions in the future.

Visit the National Toilet Map website to find a toilet including accessible toilets near you.

Disabled parking permits

People with a disability can apply for a free accessibility persons parking permit or disabled parking permit for an organisation from our Council.

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