Working towards an accessible future is everyone’s responsibility. Centacare Moreton Bay is working in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council and local surf lifesaving clubs to enable everyone, regardless of their age or ability, to access the sand and water at the most popular beaches in the regions.
The accessible beaches initiative will be trialled at Woorim Beach, Bribie Island until May 2020. 40 metres of beach matting has been installed and two beach wheelchairs are available for free hire through Bribie Island Surf Club.
The matting enables people who might ordinarily find it difficult or impossible to travel over sand, such as wheelchair users, seniors and parents with prams, to access the beach. Beach wheelchairs enhance the beach experience by allowing users to travel along the shoreline and into shallow water. The matting is available seven days a week and the wheelchairs are available every weekend and on public holidays.