New system for parking permits

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A NEW online service has launched to help people with disabilities access parking easier.

The Accessible Parking Permit scheme standardises permits to better align with the Australian Disability Parking Scheme, aiming to make sure Victorian permits are recognised across the country.

Frankston councillor David Asker said “the new system will make the application and assessment process fairer, simpler and consistent across the state.”

“It will also reduce the misuse of permits because under the new system, they’re more secure and harder to duplicate,” he said. “Permit holders assessed as having a condition or disability that permanently affects their mobility will no longer have to visit a medical practitioner to renew their permit and some permits will be valid for longer, meaning permit holders don’t need to reapply as often.”

For more information visit accessibleparking.vic.gov.au or frankston.vic.gov.au/Our_Community/Disability

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 April 2021

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