Beach Mobility Chair now based in Urunga

Beach Mobi-Chair

Bellingen Shire Council and Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga have partnered to enable greater access to the beaches of Bellingen Shire and surrounds for people with limited mobility.

Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga is located in a pristine environment adjacent to the magnificent Morgo Street Reserve and a stone’s throw from the beach and the river. The holiday park, like many in the Reflections suite, prides itself on the provision of easy access facilities to create a positive holiday experience for all people. Better footpaths, accessible camp kitchens and more accessible cabins are priorities in their park planning.

In 2016, Bellingen Shire Council purchased a Mobi-Chair, a high quality floating beach wheelchair that provides a seamless transition from board walk to beach. Previously managed by Reflections Holiday Parks Mylestom, the Beach wheelchair in now managed by the team at Urunga to maximise its use and enable greater use when the lido is constructed.

The chair is available to hire at no cost and all bookings can be made through Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga on 6655 6355. The chair can be transported and used at other beaches as it folds up to fit inside the boot of a standard size vehicle and is easy to assemble.  Hire of the chair is subject to reading the Assembly, Operation and Safety Manual, signing a hire agreement and providing contact details and identification, all of which are done upon collection of the chair at the holiday park.

Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King said, “Provision and promotion of accessible features and resources in the Bellingen Shire is an action that has been identified in the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 – 2021. This Plan provides the framework for Council to demonstrate its commitment to improving access and inclusion for all community members over the next 4 years”

For further information on use of the Mobi-Chair and the Disability Inclusion Action Plan, please contact Council’s Community Wellbeing Officer Anna Joy on 66557300.