Elliston council approves disabled access

The Elliston District council will install a disabled access ramp for the council office by the end of the 2018/2019 financial year.

The council commissioned engineering drawing and plans from Stassi Engineering, which they received in April.

As development approval was not required, the council wants to proceed with the construction as soon as possible, committing $15,000 to the project.

Council approved a variation in the capital works budget to allow for the build.

Council chief executive officer Geoff Sheridan said the ramp for those with mobility issues was something the council needed to "catch up" on.

"It has probably been on the agenda for a while, but it will provide access to people in wheelchairs or those that have mobility issues," he said.

"It has been done as a matter of urgency...we decided it needed to be done so we could get onto it straight away."

The ramp will be accessed from Third Street to the front of the building, and an additional disabled parking space will be marked as part of the project.