What is the Scooter Strategy and Action Plan?
Council is developing a strategy to ensure the safety of motorised mobility aids in the Central Goldfields Shire.
The ‘Get on ya Scooter” Strategy will help Council better understand the needs of the motorised scooter community in Maryborough.
The project is funded by the TAC Community Road Safety Grants Program.
We would love to hear from you about any specific challenges you have in terms of paths, kerbs, parking, signage, information, training etc.
Why is it important?
We know we have an ageing population in the Central Goldfields, with the number expected to increase over the next decade.
There is also a high number of the population using motorised scooters as their primary mode of transport.
When Council developed the Walking and Cycling Strategy, and most recently the Positive Ageing Strategy, the community told us there was a need to better support our scooter community.
What will the Scooter Strategy do?
The Strategy will enable us to identify key issues and hot spots.
It will also give consideration to any infrastructure improvements that need to be made.
It will also help us identify if there are any education and safety programs Council can provide to support the scooter community.
Who's involved in its development?
Council has appointed CommunityVibe and Cardno to develop the Strategy.
The Project Steering Group (PCG) for the Strategy includes Council staff from Community Care, Strategic Planning, Engineering and Statutory Services.
There are also representatives from Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) and Asteria involved in the Group.