Carrum locals and visitors of all abilities can now enjoy greater beach access thanks to new accessibility features launched in January, made possible through more than $63,000 in Victorian Government funding.
The project saw the City of Kingston work with Push Mobility, an Australian business operated by people with disability, to purchase equipment for the Carrum Surf Life Saving Club and repaint the existing wooden access ramp. The equipment is available to beachgoers through the Carrum Surf Life Saving Club and provides beach matting for wheelchair access directly to the beach. A floating wheelchair and mobile hoist are also available.
The launch is an outcome of Absolutely everyone, the Government’s state disability plan for 2017-2020 which commits to a range of actions to achieve greater inclusion and break down the barriers that more than one million Victorians with disability face.
Through the plan, the Government is increasing the social, civic and economic participation of people with disability and maximising the benefits of Victoria’s transition to the NDIS.
Find out more about the plan on the Absolutely everyone page of the state disability plan website.