Redhead Beach users will soon have easier access to their beloved beach with works to construct an accessible ramp to begin next week.
Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, said the ramp will benefit all users of the beach including wheelchair users, people using mobility aids and parents using prams.
“In our Disability Inclusion Action Plan, we identified a need to improve access to our beaches and waterways for people with disability,” Cr Fraser said.
“The construction of the ramp will provide equal opportunity for people with disability to access the beach and participate in water activities, as well as to the wider community including parents with younger children.
“Over the past few years, we have introduced a number of new measures to make our beaches, baths and swim centres more accessible. We’ve provided beach wheelchairs, built an accessible viewing platform at Blacksmiths Beach and improved access at our swim centres, surf clubs and beach amenities.
“We will continue to make improvements to our beach and aquatic facilities to ensure equity of access for all our residents and visitors to the City.”
The works are expected to be complete by the end of June 2019, ahead of the 2019 beach season.