As a builder with a social conscience, Martin Locke and his team at MLH are passionate about improving the inclusive living options in Townsville & North Queensland.
Martin’s passion for accessible housing began upon building his first fully-accessible home for Cootharinga North Queensland 10 years ago and seeing the impact even a small step can have on the ability of a person with physical impairment to move freely around their home.
As a result MLH incorporates accessible design features into every one of its build designs.
But Martin wants to make an ever wider difference and ensure accessible design is adopted and upheld on a wider scale - with Townsville the leader.
“I have been working with key stakeholders within the community and building industry to put together a Pilot Program that will also involve all three levels of government. The Pilot Program will see Townsville lead the nation in how to collaborate together to achieve more accessible-friendly homes for everyone,” Martin said.
Photo: Credit ABC North Queensland