Better Rehab's National Marketing Manager, Hilary, spotted this 60 metre Mobi-Mat down on Malabar beach last weekend.
Malabar Beach is the first beach in Sydney with permanent wheelchair access as part of a project by Randwick City Council, the Lions Club and the Rainbow Club Australia.
The 60-metre long specially designed mat has been installed over the sand providing easier access for wheelchair users to reach the water’s edge.
This handy mat can also be used for baby strollers.
Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said, “This is a small project which will make a big difference. We all enjoy a swim at the beach on a hot day – and this matting improves ocean accessibility for people in wheelchairs. I’m really proud that Council has been able to work with the community to get this improvement in place.”
The self-anchored wheelchair matting, manufactured by Mobi-mat, is made from 100% recycled plastic and designed to ensure a smooth ride all the way to hard sand.
The beach is also home to an Ocean Pool which is fully wheelchair accessible.
We are so impressed that Randwick has made this investment to make this stunning beach accessible to all. Well done Randwick City Council, the Lions Club and the Rainbow Club Australia!!
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