Accessibility upgrades in Officer

Published: 4 September 2023

Upgrade works have been completed on a new accessible carpark in Officer.

Located on Starling Road, the Beaconsfield Officer Scout Hall carpark was upgraded by Council as part of the Access Upgrade Program, and works included:  

  • Pavement construction and sealing 
  • Accessible car parking 
  • Drainage improvements 
  • Kerb and channel 
  • Line marking 
  • Signage 

The Beaconsfield Officer Scout Hall carpark upgrade was supported and funded in part by the Victorian Governments Universal Design Grant and aims to increase inclusion and participation of people with disability by enhancing access and reducing barriers.   

The location of the accessible carpark was selected to provide the community with a safe, continuous path of travel to the existing ramp. 

The access upgrade to the Beaconsfield Officer Scout Hall carpark was endorsed by Cardinia Shire’s Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee, which includes local people with a lived experience of disability, carers, as well as representatives of community groups, disability organisations and Councillors.  

Committee members act as ambassadors for the disability community through advocacy, promoting information, training, activities, and advising council on matters impacting access and inclusion for people with disability. 

Cardinia Shire Mayor and member of the Access and Inclusion Committee Councillor Tammy Radford said, “Our disability access improvements are vital to the future development of Cardinia Shire.” 

“Council supports an inclusive community comprised of people from diverse backgrounds, including and not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, those identifying as LGBTIQ+, people of faith, and people of all ages, genders and abilities.” Mayor Radford said. 

For more information about access and inclusion in Cardinia Shire, visit  

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