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Tactile markers to improve accessibility in CBD

Tactile markers being installed.

Works will soon begin to improve accessibility in the central business district of Castlemaine.

Friday 16 October 2020

Works will soon begin to improve accessibility in the central business district of Castlemaine.

Mount Alexander Shire Council will install Tactile Ground Surface Indicators at four key intersections in the town.

“Tactile markers improve accessibility for all pedestrians, particularly for those living with visual impairment, as they provide a physical indication of where it is safe to cross the road,” said Jess Howard, Director Infrastructure and Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Council prioritised the works based on advice and a review by Guide Dogs Australia.

“The results of our access and inclusion survey in 2018 indicated some members of our community had challenges with navigating their way around central Castlemaine,” said Ms Howard.

“These works will help to address this, helping to improve accessibility in Castlemaine for everyone,” she said.

Tactile markers will be installed at the intersections of:

- Barker Street and Lyttleton Street
- Hargraves Street and Forest Street
- Hargraves and Mostyn Street
- Lloyd Street and Lyttleton Street.

The works will comply with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements.

Council has planned the project to minimise disruption for pedestrians and local businesses.

Works are expected to start in late October and will take about two weeks, weather permitting.



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