Koombana Waterfront Accessibility

Koombana Bay has been designed to be accessible and inclusive for people with disability and includes several accessible features. In addition to the Changing Place Facility other accessible features include; ACROD bays, beach wheelchairs, drink fountains, seating, barbeques, accessible ramps to the beach and improved circulation space around the paved area of the development.

 

Access Ramp

In late 2015 the City was the successful recipient of a Community Infrastructure grant from the Disability Services Commission for the installation of an accessible ramp at Koombana Bay providing access for people in wheelchairs, mobility aids, people unsteady on their feet or mothers in prams etc.

In 2017 the ramp was installed as part of the overall Koombana redevelopment project.

The City installed durabase beach matting to enable access from the ramp to the beach in 2018.​

 

Beach Wheelchairs

The City of Bunbury houses two beach wheelchairs on the eastern corner of the Koombana Bay kiosk building available for public use. One enables users to directly enter the water in the wheelchair and the other is a Beach Trekker wheelchair.

To gain access to the wheelchairs patrons can request the key to the storage key from the Hello Summer kiosk. For security reasons patrons will be required to sign out and provide their contact details and sign in when they return the key.

Outdoor seating, drink fountains and Barbeque Areas

The City of Bunbury have installed three wheelchair accessible barbeques along the paved section of the redevelopment as well as wheelchair accessible drink fountains, bench seating and tables.

Wheelchair users were also consulted during the design on the seating and outdoor space and this resulted in changes to improve circulation space around seating and barbeques for wheelchair users. 

 

ACROD Bays

Given the increased accessibility of the space the City installed eight ACROD bays in anticipation of increased numbers of people with a disability accessing the site​.