This car and process will provide a streamlined service to the city and large regional centres for those who are not confident or able to drive themselves. The system is designed to transport community members to specialised health appointments and can also accommodate emergency trips of a compassionate nature.
It is available to all Shire of Dumbleyung residents.
In the past, this need was met in part by the Narrogin CATS and we thank them for this. We would also like to acknowledge and thank their director Lynn Yorke who was instrumental in providing us with encouragement and all the information and documentation needed to help us set up our service. Our CATS model is based on the success of theirs – thank you!
Though, none of the above would have been possible if it weren’t for the Bain Family bequeathing their estate to our Shire, those who put their hands up to be volunteer drivers, our CEO Matt Gilfellon, Mary-Anne Davidson and the Shire Councillors who supported the proposal. Further thanks to Helen Gooding for her research, due diligence and presentation to Council and for taking on the role of Coordinator for the service.
A two year trial was approved and we ask community members who have a need to make use of this service. It’s here to help you!
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- If you are eligible, register your name, the date and time of your appointment (appointments should be made after 11am) on the calendar provided for this purpose at the CRC.
- You will receive a phone call from the coordinator explaining the process and next steps.
- The Shire will be sending a mail drop to all residents explaining how the system will operate – please keep an eye out.