Frankston is located on Port Phillip Bay about 45 km south and is one of Melbourne’s largest suburbs with a population of around 130, 000. There are a lot of plusses for living in Frankston- a long string of beautiful beachfront; property values are generally lower than elsewhere; good infrastructure and transport, a major hospital, a campus of Monash University and a new aquatic centre.
What is living in Frankston like for mobility scooter users? Frankston has an active Disability Access and Inclusion Committee which provides recommendations to the Council on disability access. Most of the key attractions and the shopping centres provide ready access for mobility scooter users.
The Recharge scheme is in full swing in Frankston with 16 charging points just in the central activities area alone. Local resident and mobility Robyn moved to Frankston six years ago and says: “I put aside a few preconceptions after I moved to Frankston. First of all, I’m getting much less expensive accommodation; I’m near the beach as well as better public transport. Second of all there’s a big choice of shops and amenities. I like the fact that I can get around easily on my mobility scooter and I’m certainly seeing plenty of fellow travellers also in scooters.”