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Accessible beach matting for the Sunshine Coast now a reality

Accessible beach matting for the Sunshine Coast now a reality

Last week (April April 27), Sunshine Coast Council rolled out accessible beach matting at Alexandra Headland beach making it the first Sunshine Coast beach to have the accessible matting available on a regular basis.

The matting is wheelchair accessible and also handy for those who may be unsteady on their feet such as the elderly, those recovering from illness or surgery and parents with strollers.

Below are some videos and stories on the matting.

121 Care is thrilled to have been a part of this by committing $1,500 towards the purchase of the matting as did Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray.

Council has committed funds to ensuring more Sunshine Coast beaches will be accessible later this year, once suitable beaches have been identified. This includes making sure there is sufficient parking and bathroom facilities for people who have disabilities.

The matting will be rolled out by volunteer lifesavers during patrols which are held each Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from the start of September to the end of April.

ROLLED OUT- After several trials of wheelchair friendly beach access mats, the fantastic initiative is now rolling out at Alexandra Headland. Here's our story.

Posted by WIN News Sunshine Coast on Thursday, 27 April 2017

 

Tania Sherley nearly cried with happiness.A new beach mat will be rolled out every weekend and on public holidays at Alexandra Headland surf club.

Posted by ABC Sunshine Coast on Thursday, 27 April 2017

Beach Mat at Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headland has become the first beach on the coast to roll out permanent beach matting. www.7News.com.au#7News

Posted by 7 News Sunshine Coast on Thursday, 27 April 2017

 

https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitecore/content/Global-Content/News/Media-News/Rolling-out-the-welcome-mat-to-improve-access-to-Alex-beach

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/its-freedom-access-mat-delivers-beach-to-disabled/3171616/

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/videos/beach-mats-give-gift-beach-disabled/48540/

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