Beach matting and wheelchair to improve City Beach accessibility

Published on 09 November 2020

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Town of Cambridge beachgoers can look forward to improved beach access at City Beach this summer.

The Town of Cambridge is installing 60 metres of beach matting from the Surf Club over the softest sand to the high-water-mark as well as a beach wheelchair for those who may need more assistance to navigate the sand.

Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon said that the Town has partnered with Spinal Life Australia to host a “Come and Try” event on Wednesday 18 November.

“We invite people to try the matting in their own wheelchair or try the new Sandcruiser specialised beach mobility chair,” she said.

“Spinal Life Australia will also be providing information on their new Accessible Australia App at the event.

“The matting will undergo a trial period this summer and will remain in place 24/7 so more people can enjoy the beach whenever they want. “The new beach wheelchair will also be available free of charge during beach patrol hours, subject to availability.”

Further information about the accessible matting and use of the beach wheelchair will soon be available soon on the Town’s webpage at www.cambridge.wa.gov.au/beachaccess.

Photo Opportunity at the launch:

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Venue: The City of Perth Surf lifesaving Club, 181-183 Challenger Parade, City Beach WA 6015

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

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