About the Get Me About Website
Our Service Commitment
- We will ensure that information posted is accurate and timely
- We will ensure that the website is easy to navigate and use for everyone, regardless of computer literacy
- We will respond to feedback and suggestions in a timely manner, and implement suggestions where feasible
Why this website exists
This website has been developed to provide local transport and mobility information to residents in the Eastern Metropolitan Region, Murrindindi and Nillumbik in one easy to find spot!
This website aims to make it easier for residents to get out and about in their community by themselves or with their friends and family. The website also supports residents to attend health appointments by providing information about parking, accommodation options, and nearby facilities (e.g. ATM, supermarket, laundry, chemist and petrol station). This information is intended to improve the patient journey for people travelling away from home for their health.
How the website was established
The website started as an idea of the Community Participation Group (the CPG) in 2011 who wanted to print an Accessible Transport Directory. Yarra Ranges Council provided a $6,000 Community Grant to the CPG in 2011. Then in early 2012, Yarra Ranges Council was granted $75,000 from the Transport Connections Program Innovation Fund managed by the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD). This grant was used to employ a Project Facilitator and together with the Yarra Ranges Service Access Co-ordinator – worked to research the development and build of the Get Me About website. There was also significant in kind support provided by a team of Project Partners with representatives from: Scope, each Social and Community Health, Eastern Regional Libraries, Neighbourhood Houses & the CHAOS network, Eastern Volunteers and Yooralla.
The information supporting residents attend health appointments, has been included as an initiative of the Improving Access to Health Services for the interface and rural communities of Nillumbik, Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges Project. The project partners are: each – Social and Community Health, Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local, Healesville Interchurch Community Care Inc, Inspiro Community Health Service, Murrindindi Shire Council, Nexus Primary Health, Nillumbik Shire Council, Nillumbik Community Health Service, Yarra Ranges Council and the Yea and District Memorial Hospital.
Our thanks and appreciation go to Blick Creative and Studio National for assistance with graphic design; Mission Australia for assistance with a business plan; and P2P Media for assistance with IT advice. We also acknowledge the support of Melbourne East Regional Development Australia, the Victorian Government and the Australian Government.