Surf, Sand and Access

Kingston Beach has improved access for all with a $260,000 Council project complete with beach ramp, a level pedestrian crossing and new disability parking spaces.

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt launched the new DDA-compliant ramp at the Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club Open Day.

“Works carried out along Kingston Beach have been designed to improve access to the beach, shops, parking and toilet facilities,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Council understands that people living with disability or with limited mobility should have equitable and easy access to services and facilities.

“As well as encouraging beach wheelchair users to enjoy the sand and waves, it also improves access for people with prams and provides easier access for people who have trouble navigating stairs,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Council has also upgraded the pedestrian crossing, making it raised so there is a flat crossing point between the ramp and the toilets at the beach.

“Two new DDA-compliant disabled parking spaces have also been installed,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Importantly, the beach access ramp has been designed to accommodate fluctuations in the sand level on the beach, even as the sand level rises and falls with storm and tidal events.

“As Chair of Council’s Disability Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee I am excited to see this project completed to benefit so many in the community.”