Here are some the accessible things you can do in the City of Whittlesea
The all-abilities play space recently opened at the Mill Park Recreation Reserve in Morang Drive.
It is one of four major community parks to be constructed in the City of Whittlesea.
The play space has been designed to include all infrastructure, equipment and facilities where all members of the community, regardless of their age or physical/cognitive ability, can feel supported and welcomed to spend an extended amount of time.
The new play space has a focus on ensuring all people can access the entire space through the inclusion of uninterrupted paths and access to all play elements, services and infrastructure. Every part of the play space has been thoughtfully designed to promote inclusivity for all ages and abilities whilst facilitating development, both physically and cognitively, through play.
For further information, phone Council on 9217 2170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Norris Bank Reserve in McLeans Rd Bundoora is a beautiful 10.3-hectare open space located on the north bank of Darebin Creek.
The park has recently undergone an upgrade to construct a major community play space incorporating:
The park also has a Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs.
There is a Changing Places facility located at the park.
The reserve also has a number of walking tracks and a dog off-leash area incorporating a drink fountain with integrated dog bowls, litter bins, bench seats and fencing.
Access to the liberty swing and changing places facility at Norris Bank Reserve in Bundoora requires a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK).
The MLAK system is an initiative that allows people with a disability access to dedicated public facilities, including facilities in National Parks and many Council municipalities, elevators at railway stations, the Changing Places facilities throughout Australia, disabled toilets that are locked, and the Liberty Swing.
You can obtain your own MLAK locally by emailing email@example.com.
Changing Places Facilities are designed for people with severe and profound disabilities. These facilities differ from standard accessible or disabled toilets as they include additional features such as an adult change table, hoist, shower, screens and large circulation spaces.
The Access Key is a customised, highly detailed written guide which offers a level of predictability for groups including people with a disability.
It covers prediction, orientation, structure, sensory integration and accessibility and safety features, allowing users to navigate themselves around the venue with clear instructions on where things such as toilets are located.
The Access Key contain colour photos, supportive text, maps and sensory guides that outline the sensory elements of experiences.
It also includes details about the most convenient accessible parking, entry points, stadium layout and amenities, plus athletic events available and their overall wellbeing and therapeutic benefits.
The Meadowglen Access Key is offered in full colour and large print text-only formats.
For more information, and to download the Access Key, visit the Meadowglen homepage.
Recreation for people with disabilities living in the City of Whittlesea.
For a list of community sports and recreation providers, browse our Community Directory.
If you are a club that offers accessible and inclusive programs for people with a disability, you can add your details to our Community Directory.
If you know of or want to promote an accessible activity or group within the city of Whittlesea, contact the Access Team via Phone 9217 2028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org