Maree with Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll MP and Mount Alexander Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Darren Fuzzard.

 

Mount Alexander Shire locals now have better access to health and wellbeing facilities thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Eligible residents now have affordable access to a new wheelchair accessible 11-seat bus, which will provide transport for residents who are unable to access a car or public transport.

The new Community Wellbeing Bus pilot program provides locals year-round access to the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre in Kangaroo Flat, a regional scale facility which offers a range of aquatic, leisure and wellness programs. Future connections to other Wellbeing Centres in Kyneton and Maryborough will also be explored.

Development of the new Community Wellbeing Bus has been made possible with a $123,000 Labor Government investment, in partnership with $32,000 from Mount Alexander Shire Council with support from local community groups.

I thank the local community for working with us – to get this vital program off the ground.

The funding is part of the Flexible Local Transport Solutions Program (FLTS), which provides funding for local transport initiatives, services and infrastructure in regional Victoria.

The FLTS program works with local transport forums, regional partnerships, local councils and community organisations to identify and deliver local transport opportunities.

Bookings can be made by calling the Community Wellbeing Bus Project Coordinator on 5471 1797.

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP