Fraser Coast Ability Awards
The ability awards are held annually during Disability Action Week designed to recognise individuals, groups and organisations who have contributed to improving the life of people with a disability.
The awards also acknowledge that people with a disability have made substantial achievements and provide ongoing contributions to the Fraser Coast Community.
Inclusive Communities Advisory Team
The Inclusive Community Advisory Team has been established to assist and advise Council in the development of policy and act as an advisory service for infrastructure, structures and open spaces and to work with Council to develop positive strategies to make our communities truly inclusive.
The Little Lime Pocket Book (PDF,5.5MB) is a great guide to welfare and support services on the Fraser Coast.
For further information, please contact Council’s Senior Community Development Officer on 1300 79 49 29.
Council’s corporate vision is that in 2031 the Fraser Coast Region boasts an inclusive and caring community recognising that our people require access to services and facilities that assist them to successfully participate in our community.
The following are some of the initiatives implemented by Council to achieve the vision.
All abilities playgrounds
Wheelchair accessible swings are located at
- Seafront Oval All Abilities Playground and
- Ululah Lagoons, Maryborough.
A Key is required to unlock these facilities. Please contact Council for further details.
The Qld Government also provides a list of all ability playgrounds.
Beach wheelchair hire
Council is supportive of all residents and visitors having the opportunity to access and experience Fraser Coast beaches and has made available two specifically designed beach wheelchairs for those with a disability. The wheelchairs are free to hire but do require a refundable bond to be paid prior to collection.
The Beach Wheelchair User Guide and Loan Form outlines further information about the use and hire of these wheelchairs.
Click icons on map below for more information on all abilities access.