Murrindindi Shire Council last week announced that Disabled Parking Permits will be free for eligible residents.
Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor Charlie Bisset said Council wanted to make this service free.
“In the last financial year, some 300 Disabled Parking Permits were issued by Council – including Permit renewals – so this is an important service for many members of our community,” Cr Bisset said.
“When putting together the Council Budget for 2018/2019, we wanted to remove any unnecessary barriers for those who need to use these Permits – we hope this helps out just a bit.
“To be eligible for a permanent, non-permanent or temporary Disabled Parking Permit, Murrindindi Shire residents need to fill in an application form, which is available for download from Council’s website.
This form includes a section that must be filled in and signed off by the individual’s medical practitioner.
Organisations based in Murrindindi Shire that transport people with disabilities are also eligible for disabled parking permits.
“You can find out more about Disabled Parking Permit eligibility and conditions at www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/mobility,” Cr Bisset added.