Raising awareness of disability access
  • Wednesday 07 January 2015
Councillors with Disability Access Awareness Group

Disability Access Awareness Group, a Sunshine Coast advocacy organisation, has received a total of $500 from Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray and Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson to assist with operational costs.

Councillor OPray said the group would use the funds to help raise awareness of their work.

“Michael Pullen and Graeme Mathieson at Disability Access Awareness Group do a fantastic job assisting people with disabilities to advocate for accessibility on private and public land,” Cr OPray said.

“This discretionary funding will help them promote the group and connect with people in our community who need help to liaise with Council, corporate bodies and businesses on accessibility issues.”

Councillor Dickson said the councillors’ contribution of funds aligned with Council’s Sunshine Coast Access and Inclusion Plan 2011-2016.

“Disabled Access Awareness Group and Sunshine Coast Council agree that accessibility for people with a disability is essential in our community,” Cr Dickson said.

“Improving access and inclusion in the region has important benefits for the whole community, as it creates stronger social networks and enhances a sense of place and belonging.

“It’s important we make it as easy as possible for people to get around on the Sunshine Coast and enjoy Council’s wide range of facilities and services right across the region.”