Wheel-friendly matting trial at beach


Support worker Megan Anderson with Tom Jindra, and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett.
Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d451194
Support worker Megan Anderson with Tom Jindra, and Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d451194

The City of Cockburn has chosen the Port Coogee beach to try accessible matting, making it easier for people in wheelchairs, walkers and those pushing prams to make it to the water’s edge.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the trial would extend to April or May and if effective, they had plans to put the matting in place every summer.

“The City has tried the matting at Coogee Beach in the past; however the environment was just too dynamic and the constant shifting of sand prevented the matting from being an effective solution,” Mr Howlett said.

“We are hopeful Port Coogee, being a man-made beach, will be better protected from the elements and that the matting will be a success.

“We encourage community members to come down and try out the matting, and welcome any feedback.”