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How to: hire beach accessibility equipment

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Community members looking for assistance with beach accessibility can make use of a range of equipment thanks to U-Beach.

A community directory created by the U-Beach project has made it easier for residents to discover how to hire beach accessibility equipment from local groups.

The U-Beach project was a collaboration between CQUniversity, Bundaberg Regional Council, Surf Lifesaving Queensland, Community Lifestyle Support and Rotary Bundaberg Region, as well as local education providers and sporting clubs.

The U-Beach research program led to the introduction of the region’s first disability access beach mat at Nielson Park Beach, which was funded by Council and is stored by Bundaberg Surf Lifesaving Club.

Other equipment available for hire includes beach walkers, sand wheelchairs for adults and children and water wheelchairs.

Information about how to hire beach accessible equipment has been added to a community directory:

U-Beach (CQUniversity)

Equipment: Beach pathway (10 m), water wheelchair (Mobi-Chair floating), beach walker (push walker)

Access: Available for community use

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Cost: Free hire

Contact: 4150 7702 or s.job@cqu.edu.au

www.ubeach.com.au

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club

Equipment: Beach pathway (40 m), sand wheelchair (Sandcruiser), water wheelchair (Mobi-Chair floating)

Access: Available for community use during standard patrol hours

Cost: Free hire

Contact: admin@bundabergslsc.com.au

www.bundabergslsc.com.au

Disability Resource Centre

Equipment: 2 sand wheelchairs (child), sand wheelchair (Hippocampe)

Access: Available for members

Cost: Hire fee (annual memberships from $60)

Contact: 4153 2909 or bundytoylibrary@mcabundaberg.org.au

www.bundabergtoylibrary.com.au

Regional Health and Mobility

Equipment: 3 Sand wheelchairs (Sandcruiser)

Access: Available on request

Cost: Hire fee ($45/week and $60 deposit)

Contact: 4154 1459 or bundaberg@rhmobility.au

 www.regionalhealthmobility.com.au

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