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Tweed aquatic-centre patrons set for a comfy change

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Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre's supervisor of aquatic facilities, Glenn Nott, and Tweed Shire Council's community development officer for ageing and disability, Karen Collins, with the new accessible change table at Murwillumbah's Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre. Photo supplied
Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre’s supervisor of aquatic facilities, Glenn Nott, and Tweed Shire Council’s community development officer for ageing and disability, Karen Collins, with the new accessible change table at Murwillumbah’s Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre. Photo supplied

Patrons of Murwillumbah’s aquatic centre with restricted mobility are now be able to change in comfort following the installation of a state-of-the-art adjustable change table.

The new table at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre (TRAC) will also benefit carers and family members who assist with changing.

The change table was purchased using Tweed Shire Council’s Access Funds, following advice from Council’s Equal Access Advisory Committee.

Council’s community development officer for ageing and disability, Karen Collins, said the change table would make a huge difference for people with significant disabilities and chronic conditions.

‘For some people, aqua therapy is essential for physical and mental well being,’ Ms Collins said.

‘A safe water environment is beneficial in many ways, including being able to experience the pleasure of being in the water.

‘The table is height-adjustable and designed for showering as well. This means people who need assistance to change and shower can use the pool facilities like anyone else, and the change room also includes an accessible toilet,’ she said.

The improvement is part of with Council’s Access and Inclusion Plan working towards an accessible and inclusive community for all.

For more information on accessibility in the Tweed, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Disabilities

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