A new ramp has opened


RAMPED UP: The new ramp near the foreshore playground.

The City of Whyalla continues to lead the way when it comes to facilities for those living with a disability.

The recent re-opening of the foreshore playground, with a bright new surface, has been complemented by a new ramp next to the adjacent carpark. The new ramp will allow safer access from the playground car park to the barbeques and shelters.

Together with the recently repaired disability-friendly Liberty swing in the playground, these improvements give wheelchair-bound residents and prams more access points to all the facilities at the foreshore including the gardens, carpark and play area.

Council Supervisor - Civil Works, Cliff Morris said local company Walling Systems Whyalla had won the contract to construct the ramp.

"The new ramp at the foreshore playground carpark is open now so people with a disability can access the barbecues, shelters and playground safely," Cliff said.

"Walling Systems has done an outstanding job on this project."


GOOD JOB: Local contractor Walling Systems during construction of the new ramp.

Whyalla Councillor Zia Westerman said the new ramp was a great move forward for accessibility in the community. Cr Westerman is a member of the Whyalla Disability Advisory Group.

"The ramp is a fantastic idea," Zia said.

"It is great to see these types of improvements in Whyalla especially at the foreshore which is always a hot spot.

“People with walking difficulties and wheelchair or gopher users will find it so much easier having this ramp put in place.

"It also means they won’t have to go all the way around the grass area to gain access to the carpark."

This new ramp adds to the council’s vision of a disability friendly city. Other recent projects to help those living with a disability include the new multi-access toilet block in the Ada Ryan Gardens and beach mats for wheelchairs while Whyalla recently hosted a public consultation/information session for the inaugural State Disability Inclusion Plan.






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