Council to assess use of beach disability access mat
THE Fraser Coast Regional Council could take over the management of the all-abilities beach access mat depending on the results of a new report.
Deputy mayor George Seymour said he was concerned the mat wasn't being used to its full extent.
His motion called for a report on the current use of the beach mat and any options for increasing the number of days it would be used.
"If that's not working, we may have to do something else," Cr Seymour said.
"I think it's important enough we do it ourselves if volunteer community groups can't do it.
"Access to the beaches is a quintessential Fraser Coast activity for everyone."
The motion was carried unanimously.
When the all-abilities beach mat was rolled out by the council early last year, numerous community groups were engaged to handle the use of the mat along Fraser Coast beaches.
The mat allows people with disabilities to access the water without the need of elaborate transport equipment.