Monash Sport is pleased to announce the official opening of a lift linking the ground and first level within the Health and Fitness Centre, Clayton Campus.
“It is essential that our fitness facilities are accessible to all students, staff and members of the public,” Director of Monash Sport, Brett Lavale said.
The lift, together with the newly refurbished accessibility change rooms, has significantly improved access at Monash Sport.
|From left to right: Vladimir, Abdulah, Kay and Brett opening the lift for use at Monash Sport|
“Combined with the most recent refurbishments of the change rooms, this initiative provides enhanced access to the Monash Sport Fitness Centre at Clayton Campus,” Mr Lavale said.
Monash Sport member, Abdulah, has advocated the lift being included in Monash Sport’s fitness centre.
“The lift is great,”Abdulah said, “it gives me access to the top floor and allows me to use different equipment and to socialise more with other members.”
Fellow Monash Sport member, Mel, shares Abdulah’s excitement for accessing more equipment.
“It gives (Abdulah and I) more mobility within the gym, and use of the full range of equipment,” Mel said.
The lift is designed to be an accessible lift and is purpose built for those with mobility issues, especially wheelchair users and creates ease of access to all levels of the Health and Fitness Centre.
“This demonstrates Monash University’s commitment to an accessible environment irrespective of anyone’s ability or physical limitations,” Executive Director, Campus Community Division, Vladimir Prpich said.
The works fall within Monash University’s Social Inclusion Strategy, a part of which is aimed at improving access, participation and success of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“This opening really shows Monash’s commitment to providing an accessible environment,” Director of Social Justice Unit, Kay Gardener said at the afternoon opening.
|From left to right: Mel, Vladimir, Abdulah and Brett at the opening of the lift|