Lifting access for all abilities
Coalition promise to fund lift if elected
Seymour Racing Club’s Bar Landy Room — located at the top of the grandstand — will be accessible to all if the Nationals are elected to government this month.
The Coalition have committed to partfund a lift up to the second tier room, providing disabled access to the club’s main function room.
The $60 000 fund injection towards the project was announced by Member for Euroa Steph Ryan on Friday.
She said she was excited to make the commitment to the club after the committee’s advocacy for the project in the past four years.
‘‘The Bar Landy Room is the Seymour Racing Club’s main function centre,’’ she said.
‘‘Since it was built, the committee have advocated for the construction of a lift to the room to give people with a disability and elderly people access.’’
‘‘Access to the main room has been a challenge for events held at the racing club and we want to eliminate those challenges to ensure people of all abilities can attend events at the facility.’’
Seymour Racing Club chief executive Penny Reeve said the lift would cost approximately $120 000, so the Nationals’ commitment was a huge step forward in making the project a reality.
‘‘This is something we have wanted to do for a long, long time,’ Ms Reeve said.
‘‘There’s currently no wheelchair access to the Bar Landy Room and it’s something we need to address as soon as possible.
‘‘In this day and age we need to be able to provide access for everybody, it’s just so unfortunate that it is so costly.’’
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A step forward: Seymour Racing Club committee and Member for Euroa Steph Ryan at Friday’s announcement.