Alpine Shire Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2024
In 2021 Council adopted its Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2024.
The Plan replaces Council’s 2011 Disability Action Plan and frames Council's commitment to people with disability towards a focus on access and inclusion in day-to-day life.
As a Council we have a commitment to support all of our residents and visitors to enjoy the Shire’s stunning natural environment, high quality facilities, services, activities, and diverse events calendar.
This four year plan outlines overarching goals and actions and a range of deliverables for Alpine Shire Council to increase participation for employees, stakeholders, residents, and visitors with disability.
Recharging Electric Scooters
You can recharge your electric scooter or wheelchair at five recharge points across the Shire.
Recharge points are located:
- Outside the Bright Visitor Information Centre
- Inside Council's Bright Office
- Inside the Bright Sports Centre
- Outside the Mount Beauty Library
- On the deck at the Rose Garden Café at the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
- On the deck at the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre
If your business wants to offer an accessible recharge point, contact Council.
Pool hoists are available at pools across the Alpine Shire.
Pelican pool hoists have been installed at Myrtleford and Mount Beauty outdoor pools.
The hoists are available for use by local school groups and community members to ensure everyone in our community can enjoy the water and learn to swim.
The hoists are designed and manufactured in Australia. They enable a person with any disability to have access to our outdoor pools – without any manual lifting.
A mobile hoist is available for use at Bright Sports Centre pool, ensuring that all three pools are now accessible and supportive of people with disability.
The Bright Sports Centre pool is the only year-round heated swimming pool in the Alpine Shire. Myrtleford and Mount Beauty outdoor pools are open over the warmer months.
A motorised TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair is now available free of charge from YMCA Howmans Gap Alpine Centre at Falls Creek enabling visitors with mobility limitations to explore the great outdoors. The TrailRider allows people to access more rugged walking trails not otherwise accessible with conventional wheelchairs.
The TrailRider has adjustable seating and supports, making it suitable for adults and children with varying abilities.
It assembles easily and fits into the back of a station wagon, all-wheel drive or large sedan. You must wear a helmet in the chair - you can bring your own, or borrow one from the YMCA.
Please book in advance or ask for more information at email@example.com or by calling 5758 3223.