We’re hosting a community meeting on Friday 3 November to discuss making Mackay more inclusive.
Members and the wider community will be sharing their feedback and identifying ways to improve the region’s facilities, services and venues to increase accessibility.
The event also marks the one-year anniversary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, which began on 1 November 2016 in Mackay and surrounding areas.
Spinal Life Australia Chief Advisor – Government, John Mayo, said the NDIS was giving people with disability more opportunities than ever to participate in their community.
“We acknowledge the efforts of Mackay Regional Council over the years and we are currently exploring ways to increase accessibility through their upcoming works in the community,” he said.
“From accessible footpaths and public toilets to more suitable sporting and recreation facilities, we want to hear from the community about what will make Mackay more inclusive.”
Feedback gained at the forum will be provided to Council and other levels of government for consideration in their future planning.
Representatives from Council and State Members of Parliament have been invited to attend the meeting, as well as Spinal Life members and other community organisations.
Date: Friday 3 November 2017
Time: 9.30am for a 10am start
Venue: Souths Leagues Club, 181 Milton Street
To RSVP for the event, click here.