Access and Equity

Elderley people

Council has a goal of providing a safe, caring and healthy community that we can all belong to. It is committed to fostering an inclusive community, providing a range of services and working towards ensuring it's facilities all for access by all.

To assist with identifying barriers to access and equity Council facilitates a community reference group which meets quarterly to identify issues of concern and make recommendations for Council consideration.

Residents may however raise any concerns at any time through Council's Customer Service Centres.

Services Council provides include:
Library services which provide free access and membership for all ages and abilities. Libraries also offer free computer access, as well as a range of resources specifically catering for people with a disability, sight impairment, literacy or language development issues, or learning English as a second language or who are housebound.

Free computer training is also provided at the Technology Centre in the Rockhampton Regional Library.

Home Assist services which Council delivers with funding from the State and Commonwealth Governments to assist aged and people with a disability to remain living independently.

Community Development services to assist people to participate in community life, including activities and events providing opportunities for people from diverse cultural backgrounds to connect and learn about each other and local services and practices.

Occasional care places at the City Child Care Centre to allow for some time out for appointment, work or study.

Schotia Place and Bauhinia House where seniors groups provide low cost activities. A hairdressing service also operates at both sites.

Contact Details

Phone:  07 4936 8569 or 1300 22 55 77
Location:    Ground Floor - School of Arts Building
230 Bolsover Street Rockhampton
Email: communitydevelopment@rrc.qld.gov.au
Post:  PO Box 1860, Rockhampton QLD 4700 
Fax: 1300 22 55 79