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Page Sections: Information and Advocacy | Recreation and Leisure | Community Centres | Library Services | Transport and Social Support | Kerb Ramps

Information and Advocacy

Our Community Development Worker (Age and Disability) provides support and advice to Council on disability issues. The position is responsible for:

  • information provision and referral, and support for Wollongong Council’s Access Reference Group
  • convening the Home and Community Care (HACC) Forum
  • partnering with community organisations to celebrate International Day of Abilities.

Access Reference Group

The Group meets regularly with Council to provide advice and recommendations on disability access issues in the local community. Membership is comprised of community representatives, made up of people with disabilities and / or their carers who are Wollongong residents, peak disability organisations and Council.

 

Older People and People with a Disability Service Directory

 

This directory contains contact details for community services providing support to older people, people with disabilities and their carers in our community.

 

Interpreter Service

 

We provide on site, face-to-face interpreting in more than 22 languages (including AUSLAN) for public, community and private sector agencies.

 

International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD) 

 

Events organised in December to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution and experience of people with disability.

 

Disability Access Guide

We've put together a Disability Access Guide, which provides an overview of the services Council offers to promote equal access to our services and facilities. A copy is available for download below, or call (02) 4227 1111 to request hard copies of the guide.

PDF icon Disability Access Guide

Recreation and Leisure

Travis-Adams Accessible Rainforest Walk

An excellent network of paths for accessing most walks; accessible parking bays and toilets.

Located at Wollongong Botanic Garden near Murphys Avenue entrance.

All-Abilities Playground

The playground features a playmaze, dry creek bed with a water pump, a nature walk, a customised spider web net, a watering can cubby house, timber boardwalk, observation tower, sandpit and slide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located at Wollongong Botanic Garden near Murphys Avenue entrance.

Liberty Swing 

Designed for people with a disability. It is similar to an ordinary swing and can be accessed via an attached ramp; can be accessed by a MLAK key or by contacting Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located at Stuart Park

Amphibious Wheelchair 

Available for community members who have difficulties with mobility; available at three of our most popular beaches. Access to the chairs is available seven days a week during the surf lifesaving season.

Accessible Public Swimming Pools

Pools accessible by either ramp or hoist; they also have dedicated accessible parking spaces, accessible toilets and easy access to changing rooms

  • Wollongong Continental Pools includes ramp & hoist (no lifeguard service)
  • Port Kembla Pool can be accessed via beach entry
  • Beaton Park Indoor Pool includes hoist 
  • Corrimal Pool includes hoist 
  • Dapto Pool includes hoist 

Hours of operation: refer to pool lifeguard hours

Accessible Cabins

Our tourist parks contain several accessible cabins are equipped with a range of features for use by people with a disability and constructed in accordance with the requirements under the Australian Standards for wheelchair and disabled access.

Community Centres

Our community centres have a range of halls or rooms for hire. These multi-purpose facilities are directly managed by Council and have accessible paths of travel to all entrances. There is access throughout the centre and accessible toilets and amenities for people with disabilities.

Library Services

Wollongong Central Library provides access to a number helpful services and technologies for people with visual impairment and reading difficulties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Library Service: available to local residents who are temporarily or permanently housebound due to frailty, illness, injury or disability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio Books: books available in different formats for people with print disabilities or for those who prefer to listen rather than read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Magnifier Machine: allows people to increase the image of text onto a large screen, enabling people to access more books and other published material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scanner - Reading Machine: allows people with vision impairment to ‘read’ print material. The machine scans text that can be saved for future reference and downloaded to a BrailleNote or VoiceNote. 

Transport and Social Support

Community Transport Service 

We provide transport for older people and people with disabilities.

Social Support Services 

Our social support services help give carers of frail older people and people with disabilities the chance to have a break from the responsibilities of full time care. We also provide the person being cared for with the opportunity for new experiences and different social contacts.

Kerb Ramps

Kerb ramps provide access between the footpath and roadway. While kerb ramps are needed on all types of streets, priority locations are in central business areas, streets near transit stops, schools, medical facilities, and near aged care facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To report a kerb ramp issue regarding safety and accessibility phone contact Council or submit a completed kerb ramp referral form.

Related Documents

  
  
  
Amphibious Wheelchairs Information Sheet.pdfAmphibious Wheelchairs Information Sheet85 KB
Kerb Ramp Referral Form.pdfKerb Ramp Referral Form86 KB
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