Koombana beach party brings awareness to inclusiveness

Thursday, 22 November 2018 

The community is invited to help celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) at Koombana Foreshore on Monday 3 December.

IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated around Australia and across the world. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with a disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

The theme for IDPwD in 2018 is ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusive equality’ which aligns with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The City of Bunbury in collaboration with iSports will be hosting a free community event – Beach Accessibility Day – which celebrates people in our community who live with disability.

Attendees will be able to road test the City’s brand new beach wheelchairs and recently installed beach matting which gives wheelchair users easier access to the shore line.

There will also be a range of activities to get involved in such as disc golf, SNAG golf, bocce, sensory rugby and a free sausage sizzle.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan encouraged all members of the community to attend the celebration.

“This is a fantastic way to acknowledge and support those who live with disability and to also showcase the accessible features at Koombana Foreshore,” Mayor Brennan said.

“The beach matting, wheelchairs, Changing Places facility along with the accessible barbecues, drink fountains and picnic tables have all been implemented to further assist in allowing this popular spot to be accessible to all. 

The event will begin at 3.30pm on Monday 3 December at Koombana Foreshore and all media are welcome to attend. For more information please visit the event page on Facebook – Beach Accessibility Day.