Wheelchair accessible path to be constructed at Oatley Park

03/04/2017

As part of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program, Georges River Council awarded $30,000 to the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society to plan and construct a wheelchair and stroller accessible path through Oatley Park.

The new accessibility path will run from the Myra Wall Garden in Oatley Park all the way through the bushland towards an outlook over the Georges River.

Committee Member of the Society, Vicki Bolling, said the organisation was very happy to receive the funding from Council.

“This path will provide a much better outdoor experience for the disabled, allowing them to share an experience closer to that enjoyed by able-bodied park users,” she said.

Georges River Council Administrator, John Rayner, said that projects of this kind were important for the local government area as they helped make the city more inclusive of people with disability.

“We want to ensure that people with disability are provided with facilities that enable them to participate fully in our community,” he said.

“This means careful consideration must be given to the way our environment is developed, so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy our open spaces,” he added.

Work on the new path is expected to commence in late April 2017.

More than 60 applications were received by Council requesting funding through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund Program.

Of these applicants, 27 were awarded funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. A total of $1 million in funding was granted to local community groups.
 
For more information, please contact Council.