Following our successful application for a grant to purchase a beach wheelchair we are delighted to announce that we finally have finally taken delivery of our very own beach wheelchair.
We received $2200 from South Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Grants Program towards purchasing the chair and a further $500 from the Access and Inclusion Department of the South Gippsland Shire Council, which enabled us to buy a sling to help move people into the chair. The Sandy Point Community Group provided the remainder of the total cost of $5048.
The wheelchair will be for use not only by those people living with a disability but also those people, often elderly, who just find it too hard to walk over the soft sand to the beach.
We anticipate that the wheelchair will be available from Boxing Day onwards.
You will need to complete a Conditions of Use form and a User Registration Form, which you can do on the day, when you pick up the wheelchair. Alternatively you can download them here and complete them before you come.
There are also some safety instructions that you should read before using the chair. These will be explained to you when you pick up the chair but you can also download and read these beforehand.
Who can use the beach wheelchair?
Conditions of Hire
Download a copy of the Beach Wheelchair:
To make a booking