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Scoot Wheel ’n’ Move are a group of people who work together to improve access and safety, to create change for an inclusive and welcoming community. The group consists of individuals who require a mobility aid (such as a wheelchair, scooter or walking frame), individuals who support someone who requires a mobility aid, parents with prams and other interested people across the Eastern Metropolitan Region.
NEW: Scoot, Wheel n' Move Project Partnership with the Travelling Chair Web Portal
Travelling Chair is a new networking site where people with access needs can rate, review and share information on public venues. With enough reviews this site can be used to find accessibility information about everything from clubs to kindergartens.
Visit Travelling Chair at :
Members of Scoot, Wheel n' Move have been invited to join with Grit Media to develop the Travelling Chair website in the Eastern region of Melbourne. This is an exciting opportunity to promote the website as a resource that people of all abilities and mobility needs can use in their everyday lives. The immediate challenge is to review as many community venues as possible. This will help keep the website up to date and make it a valuable tool for the community. If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact Dan Newnham at EACH on 9871 1850 or 0406 066 423 or
End of year meeting and celebration
Scoot Wheel 'n' Move celebrated Christmas in style at Jamaica Blue cafe at Eastland Shopping Centre. Past and present members met in an informal atmosphere and reflected on their achievements in 2011 and priorities for 2012. Achievements include the launch of the Croydon Mobility Map and Scoot, Wheel n' Move wikispace in partnership with Maroondah City Council and support from Jack Mulholland (MetroAccess). Individual member achievements were also celebrated, including member John Van Delft getting married and honeymooning in Thailand - both John and his wife organised their own support to get around using manual wheelchairs. Members also discussed priorities for 2012 and one of the themes that emerged was promoting Scoot, Wheel n' Move and bringing in new members would be a great way to capitalise on the successes achieved in 2011.
Member Margaret Kinsella, pictured at Jamaica Blue cafe, has recently completed a Bachelor in Arts/History (Muslim studies) through the University of Melbourne. Margaret has been influencial in advocating for greater access for people with disabilities at Melbourne University and these efforts have seen three new accessible toilets installed at the Melbourne campus - congratulations Margaret!
from left - John, Don, Geoff, Margaret, Anne and Fritz at Jamaica Blue cafe, Ringwood
Enjoying the relaxed atmosphere at Eastland Shopping Centre
Margaret (left) and Melinda (right) sharing information
Mobility Map for Croydon
Scoot Wheel 'n' Move in Partnership with Maroondah City Council recently launched a mobility map of Croydon. The Mobility Map has been designed to help people access the wide range of public facilities that exist in Central Croydon.
The map shows the locations of shops, parks, playgrounds and key buildings and also features the following: Accessible Parking, Accessible Toilets, Ramps, Chemists, Public Transport, Pedestrian Crossings, ATM machines, Post Offices Boxes and Post Offices.
Copies of the Mobility Map are available in Council service centres and libaries.
Ringwood Station and Interchange Upgrade
The Victorian Government is working to make Ringwood a safer, more accessible and attractive place for people to live, work and visit, and has committed to an upgrade of Ringwood Station and bus interchange.
The upgrade will provide modern, integrated transport facilities, including:
a new pedestrian footbridge
and a range of building, safety, and amenity improvements.
View the proposed concept, including details of included features (PDF, 2.0 MB, 1 p.)
View an indicative layout of the Ringwood Station and Interchange upgrade (PDF, 362.6 KB, 1 p.)
For further information please see weblink below.
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