Council is constructing a wheelchair friendly fishing platform as shown on the concept plan809KB pdf(PDF, 809KB).
The platform will be located on the Lake Cathie foreshore, alongside the existing footpath, linking to the disability friendly car park.
Growing evidence shows the positive health benefits of recreational fishing, especially for seniors and people with a disability and although purpose built to be disability friendly, the platform can be used by anyone including people of all abilities, parents with prams and seniors.
The fishing platform will have hand rails on the sides and a low guard rail along the water side to allow ease of casting for people in a wheelchair.
The project will be completed by Council’s bridge building team and will use similar materials as the Dunbogan wheelchair accessible fishing platform, which Council built.
This project is part of Council delivering on its Disability Discrimination Act Action Plan and creating an accessible community for all. Council wishes to thank the Access Committee, Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Friendly Communities, Lake Cathie Progress Association, Lake Cathie Fishing Club and House with No Steps for their valuable support and input.
If you have a comment or wish to have further information about this community project please contact :
Julie Priest -Place Facilitator Telephone 6581 8111 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to know more about this project?, please read the fact sheet205KB pdf(PDF, 205KB)
This page was last updated on: 27 September 2016