Call for disability access to view
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.