13.05.2019Everyone’s Moomba | A Committee for Melbourne Future Focus Group Initiative
‘Everyone’s Moomba’ is a Committee for Melbourne Future Focus Group initiative to foster greater inclusion for people with disability at Melbourne’s Moomba Festival.
Working in partnership with City of Melbourne, the project will enhance the Moomba experience for people with a disability and their families. The focus will be to establish opportunities for improving the event’s existing facilities, services and experience offerings for those with accessibility requirements.
Community consultation will be essential in determining opportunities to improve the Moomba experience for this sector of the community, estimated to make up 20% of the Australian population.
This year’s Moomba Festival, taking place from March 8-11, will feature an ‘Everyone’s Moomba’activation to community feedback, and will use the insights for future inclusive and accessibility event planning.
“Our Future Focus Group is proud to be involved with the City of Melbourne’s Moomba Festival in its 65th year to bring the needs of people with disability and their carers into focus” said Martine Letts, CEO Committee for Melbourne.
The Moomba Masters Water Sports Program features world-class athletes from 19 countries competing over the Moomba Long Weekend. We are thrilled that this year’s Program will include two athletes with disability. World Champion Jason Sleep and barefoot water-skier Sam Bell will perform in a series of exhibition events throughout the Moomba Master’s program, promoting accessible water sports to the community, and advocating the Committee’s Future Focus Groupaccessibility initiative.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to ski at this year’s Moomba as an athlete with disability. I have been advocating for this for years and my skiing is no different to an able-bodied athlete” said Jason Sleep.
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