Disabilities Catered at Tilligerry Community areas

'The Summer House' after renovations.
‘The Summer House’ after renovations.


AS funds become available, Port Stephens Shire Council is making access to public transport and assets it manages more ‘people friendly’, particularly for the disabled.

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This can be seen with the installation of a ramp in front of the heritage listed “Summer House’ in Caswell Crescent Tanilba Bay.

The structure doubles up as a bus shelter and an elevated concrete ramp now makes boarding and alighting from busses much easier for the elderly and infirm.

Currently, a new bus shelter and disability friendly access path are being constructed at the main bus pick-up point at the junction of Meredith and Cook in Lemon Tree Passage.

The roll-out of these facilities is entirely dependent on annual Grants received from the NSW State Government. The works in progress at the moment total some 73 bus stops shire wide at a cost of $130,000.

A series of disability car spaces has been allotted to the heated Doreen Bradley Pool at Mallabula.

Each of these spaces occupies two full parking sections for side wheelchair loading. The Aquatic Centre also has a special chair in which disabled patrons can be lowered into the water for exercise and therapy.

The solar heated pool is very popular with local physiotherapists and their clients for individual or group sessions.


New disability parking at the pool.
New disability parking at the pool.


The disabled friendly Chair.
The disabled friendly Chair.

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