A strategy for safe motorised mobility aids

Published on 18 November 2021


Council is developing a strategy to ensure the safety of motorised mobility aids in the Central Goldfields Shire.

Made possible with funding from the TAC Community Road Safety Grants Program, the ‘Get on ya Scooter” Strategy will help Council better understand the needs of the motorised scooter community in Maryborough.

Central Goldfields Shire Maryborough Ward Councillor Gerard Murphy said community safety was paramount.

“We know that we have an ageing population, and increasing disability usage, in the Central Goldfields, with the number expected to increase over the next decade. Plus, anecdotally we know we have a high number of the population using motorised scooters as their primary mode of transport.

“During the development of 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.

“The Strategy will enable us to identify key issues and hot spots and give consideration to any infrastructure improvements that need to be made or whether there are education and safety programs we can provide.” 

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 in the Group.

Community members are invited to share their stories about motorised scooters.

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