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Access Connect Belong

The Access Connect Belong project was for the development of an online community hub, now called Colac Otways Connect >> 

The project:

  • provides community information and education on accessing transport, active transport, services and community networks
  • develops of social and civic media skills
  • strengthens community capacity to utilise and access the opportunities that new technologies and tools present
  • builds community capacity in accessing and developing community-based transport, travel buddies and social connections, economic, and health and wellbeing outcomes
  • provides links to regional and other initiatives and services.

Designed to respond to the needs of people with limited access to transport and/or education, leisure, health, employment, fresh food and social opportunity, the Colac Otways Connect combination of civic media website and supporting social media demonstrates an innovative approach to developing local and regional solutions.

Alongside this is the objective to support the empowerment of individuals, organisations and community members to enable confident use of current and emerging technologies to effectively communicate and connect with each other. 

Access Connect Belong is a Transport Connections Phase 3 project funded by the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) (formerly funded by Department of Planning and Community Development DPCD) through the Colac Otway Shire Council, and is managed by Community Hub Inc. The Project also aligns with G21 priorities related to the Transport and the Health and Wellbeing Pillars.

G21 is the formal alliance of government, business and community organisations working together to improve the lives of people within the Geelong region across five member municipalities — Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong, Queenscliff and Surf Coast. More information about G21 >>

Colac Otways Connect was launched in mid-June 2014 >>

More information

For more information, contact the Colac Otways Connect coordinator, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:25