Call for dis­abil­ity ac­cess to view

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Health Communities -

SOUTH Perth will have to fork out $125,000 to make a view­ing plat­form suit­able for dis­abil­ity ac­cess.

The plat­form at Sir James Mitchell Park was com­pleted dur­ing the 2009-10 fi­nan­cial year and was built with an open grat­ing for wave ac­tion.

How­ever, af­ter a com­plaint about dis­abil­ity ac­cess and a re­view by the City’s in­clu­sive com­mu­nity ac­tion group, it was de­cided the plat­form needed to be mod­i­fied.

Coun­cil­lors ex­pressed frus­tra­tion at last week’s agenda brief­ing, with the land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture con­sul­tancy which de­signed the plat­form.

They said this should have been con­sid­ered in the orig­i­nal de­sign.

If passed at tonight’s coun­cil meet­ing, the money will be drawn from the City’s ex­pected sur­plus, as it had not been bud­geted for in the 2014-15 in­fra­struc­ture cap­i­tal works pro­gram.

The view­ing plat­form that must be made suit­able for dis­abil­ity ac­cess.

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