Rural Access is a key function of the Community Building Program, a state-wide initiative funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program works with local organisations, businesses and the broader community to develop new ways of ensuring people with a disability or other access issue can fully participate in community life.
The program involves a range of projects covering:
- education and training
- communication and information
- sport and recreation
- arts and culture
- community events and activities
- community planning
- community awareness programs
Campaspe Shire Council's Access and Inclusion Strategy aims to reduce barriers for the community to participate through supportive and inclusive built, social, economic and natural environments.
Council acknowledges that people living with a disability are valuable members of our community who expect, and are entitled to, equitable access to services and facilities. Rural access has a vision of an inclusive, accessible and supportive community that enables and empowers the community to fulfill their potential as equal citizens, regardless of ability, race culture or socio-economic status.
Council is working towards building better communities, where all people feel safe and welcome to participate as valued citizens, making communities more inclusive.
Council’s Rural Access Officer works across the organisation and with the community to achieve this goal.
For further information on council's Rural Access Program contact the Rural Access Project Officer on 1300 666 535.
Changing Places Facility
Echuca has a modern changing places facility available for use, located in the High Street carpark.
The facility is more than an accessible toilet and has been built to a set of guidelines and specifications which ensures it has all the necessary features to comfortably change an adult. This includes enough space for two carers, height adjustable change tables, a tracking hoist system, shower and toilet, in a safe and clean environment.
You can apply for a MLAK key using the application form below, or by clicking here.
Disability parking permits
Find out here if you or a person you care for is eligible for a disabled parking permit.