Stuart Guthrie tries out the swing as Anna Krasicki, Shannon Pullinger, Debra Bartholomeusz, Cr Kerri McCafferty, Cr Debra Mar, Cr Antonella Celi, Michelle Peck, Elyssa Gunn and Alex Christie look on.
Wheelchair users will be able to experience one of the great playground joys that many of us take for granted after the installation of a special swing in Rosebud’s Lawson Park.
The Australian-made Liberty Swing, described by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council as the safest swing for children and adults in wheelchairs, was paid for by the council after it consulted neighbouring disability support service Gen U on a preferred play item for the Leon Ave park.
Cr Kerri McCafferty, the councillor delegate on the council’s Disability Advisory Committee, said: “Adults and children living with a disability have every right to be able to access community parks just like everyone else. It’s wonderful to see the collaborative work of the committee and the shire rolling out successful endeavours such as (this). The benefits of the Liberty Swing go beyond just having fun; it has created a place of inclusion and has great therapeutic benefits.”