Direct action assists resident and improves mobility

1 July 2015

A Pacific Pines resident has greater access to her local shopping centre, parks and community centre thanks to direct action undertaken by Mayor Tom Tate through the recent city-wide budget consultation.

"This is a fantastic example how residents have shaped our budget and are shaping our city,'' said Mayor Tom Tate.

"I received direct representation (from resident Gail Harbott) during my city-wide Mayoral Listening Post program that visited 18 locations across the city over four months.

"While in Pacific Pines, I heard first-hand from Gail about the wheelchair access issues in this specific location. I immediately arranged for our City Infrastructure area to get on to the job and fix the accessibility issue. Today, we see the results.

"I thank Gail for bringing this to my attention and applaud the 4500-plus residents who took part in helping shape this year's (2015-16) City Budget.''

The City endorsed Accessible and Inclusive City Action Plan in July last year, outlining more than 170 actions to progressively improve access to our services, facilities and information.The Plan is available in a variety of accessible formats from our website cityofgoldcoast.com.au/access or by telephoning1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 365 326).  

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