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Marveloo

Marveloo

Marveloo is Australia’s first mobile accessible facility. It was designed and produced by Maroondah City Council in response to the needs of people with severe or physical disabilities and their carers. It has additional space to cater for several people at one time as well as assisting with manual handling issues.

Marveloo's features include:

  • overhead ceiling hoist
  • height adjustable adult change table
  • a fully accessible toilet
  • curtains for extra privacy
  • access ramp
  • automatic door
  • heating and cooling
  • an external sun shade.

Marveloo contains all necessary equipment for use of the facility except for the sling required for the use of the over head ceiling hoist. Users of the facility are requested to bring their own sling and check that it is compatible with the ceiling hoist provided, prior to use. 

Marveloo meets Australian Standards design for access and mobility and is fully compliant with a range of legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

Cost

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The standard Marveloo hire fee is $1800 plus GST. Commercial businesses are required to pay an additional daily hire charge of $50 per day for up to a maximum of 5 days hire. Delivery outside the standard delivery hours, on the weekend or for events over 50kms from Council’s Depot, will incur an extra transportation fee.

The hire fee includes:

  • use of Marveloo for the required hire period
  • delivery and pick up
  • installation and ramp
  • toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, disinfectant wipes and garbage bags.

The hirer is also required to pay for costs associated with emptying the effluent tank, which must be done at the end of each event day prior to pick up of Marveloo. 

Cancellations made within 30 days of the hire date will incur a cancellation fee.

Delivery of Marveloo

Marveloo will be delivered between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend deliveries are also available at an additional cost. 

Expression of interest

Maroondah City Council’s Marveloos are available for hire 7 days per week. If you're interested in hiring Marveloo, please fill out the Marveloo Expressions of Interest Form

All hirers must read and agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Hire by signing a Hire Agreement Form. We will contact you if you're interested in hiring Marveloo.

Background

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The Marveloo concept was developed by Don Di Giandomenico, Council’s Team Leader Parks.

Don was inspired by his wife Angela and daughter Jessica, who has cerebral palsy, to undertake the extensive work to design and develop the project. 

Marveloo’s design means that carers will have peace of mind that facilities will be available to cater for the needs of their loved one in a safe, comfortable and dignified manner.

Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors who made Marveloo possible:

  • Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn Community Bank branches
  • Budget Car & Truck Rental
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • AuzBilt
  • PAT Systems
  • Victorian Government

Further information

Call Council's Depot on 1300 88 22 33.

09/06/2017
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