Accessible Tourism Officer ParaQuad Tasmania Richard Witbreuk (SVC1984-89), Sorell Mayor Kerry Vincent with Physical Disability Sports Coordinator ParaQuad Tasmania Kevin Faulkner (in wheelchair).
Two popular local beaches now have permanent access ramps that lead to the water’s edge – a game-changer for people who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
New ramps have been installed at Park Beach and Carlton Beach which allow direct access for wheelchairs and other mobility devices from the carpark right down to the water.
Before installing the ramps, Sorell Council consulted with spinal cord injury and physical disability support organisation ParaQuad Tasmania for advice on how best to improve accessibility.
“After years of advocating for accessible beaches, to see what Sorell Council has delivered is fantastic,” ParaQuad accessible tourism officer Richard Witbreuk said.
“We believe it’s a first for Tasmania and it shows leadership and commitment to accessibility."