Life Without Barriers and Cooks Hill SLSC form accessible partnership

23 September 2017

Life Without Barriers (LWB) has partnered with Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club and the Newcastle City Council to build a more accessible and better beach community by increasing the ease of access for people with a disability to the Surf Club and the Beach

The new accessibility infrastructure includes a lift and toilet to be located in the Clubhouse, a ramp from the Clubhouse to the beach, and ramp from street level on Memorial Drive to the Clubhouse.

The “WAVES FOR ALL” Event (on Sat 23rd September from 10am) coincides with the launch of the new season, the raising of the flags and is a celebration with special guest Paralympians Kurt Fearnley, Andrew Edmondson and Maddie Elliott, and Newcastle Knights players Peter & Sione Mata’utia and Trent Hodkinson. People with a disability, families and the extended beach going community are ALL invited to this special Saturday morning event.

Event details

  • Date: Sat 23rd September 2017

  • Time: 10am – 1pm, with raising of the flags from 9am.

  • Location: Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club

  • Address: Memorial Dr, Bar Beach NSW 2301

Special guests

  • Kurt Fearnley: Australian wheelchair marathon racer and multiple Paralympic Gold Medalist, OAM

  • Andrew Edmondson: Australian Wheelchair Rugby Athlete

  • Maddie Elliott: Paralympic Multiple Gold Medalist Swimmer, OAM

  • Peter & Sione Mata’utia and Trent Hodkinson: Newcastle Knights players