Mobility maps creating a more accessible community for all

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Community Portfolio Cr Jenny McKay with (from left) Joy Morwood from Sunshine 60 and Better Group Inc, Kathryn Lyons, Accessibili-t CEO and founder; and Kathy Dunning , Deputy Director General Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.

A series of mobility maps that create a more accessible and inclusive community for all was launched today (August 22) by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the State Government during celebrations for Queensland Seniors Week.

The State Government-funded mobility maps cover five locations - Maleny, Nambour, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Caloundra - and are designed to provide information about the accessibility of public spaces and public amenities for older people and people who use mobility devices.

Community Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay, who launched the maps at the annual Seniors Week morning tea at Venue 114, said council had been working towards an age-friendly community through the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 and the Sunshine Coast Positive Ageing Strategy 2011.

“Council was successful in obtaining funding through the State Government Age-friendly Communities Grants Program aimed at making communities more age-friendly, with a specific focus on transport, outdoor spaces and buildings and housing,” Cr McKay said.

“This was particularly important for the Sunshine Coast community as we have a higher proportion of people aged over 60 and older.

“The maps provide a range of information about the gradient of pathways, crossing points and key services such as libraries, shopping and the post office for example.

“The benefits will also extend to visitors to our region and will build on our work with the USC to explore how we can ensure our region provides an inclusive and accessible tourism destination for people of all ages and abilities.

“A key component of the mobility maps has been the collaboration with the community to obtain in-depth insight into their perspectives on the accessibility of outdoor spaces in the localities that they live.”

Visit council’s website to view the mobility maps or they will be available in coming weeks at community and visitor information centres.

Community Portfolio Cr Jenny McKay launches the mobility maps

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