Moonta Bay receives accessibility upgrade

April 18, 2024 11:24 am in by
Photo: Copper Coast Council via Facebook

The Copper Coast Council have made Moonta Bay more accessible with the installation of a disability access ramp.

The ramp goes from the foreshore seawall down to the beach, providing smooth access for wheelchairs, prams and other mobility aids.

Copper Coast Council Mayor Roslyn Talbot says this came about based on feedback from the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

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“It’s really important that our disabled community have access to all of our beaches… currently they probably don’t have as much access as they should, we’re working really hard to improve that,” Mayor Talbot says.

The Council is passionate about giving everyone in their community equal opportunities.

“If you’re able-bodied, we sometimes take for granted where we can go and we forget the need of other people.

“Our goal is to improve disability and facilities for all of our infrastructure, and this is just another step in that direction.”

Not only does this benefit locals, but also acts as a draw-card for tourists.

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“It’s our tourism plan as well to be inclusive and accessible, so if you’re wanting to think of somewhere to go for a holiday… it’s a great place to come.”

Feedback has been mostly positive, but there’s been some concerns about seaweed build-up at the bottom of the ramp.

“We’ll see how it goes, and I think that you’ll find in all coastal areas, Mother Nature works well.

“Seaweed will build up and then you’ll have another high tide and it washes away, so it’s one of those things that we’ll monitor.”