Balaklava Caravan Park: meeting a need
Council feels a
Park opens $96,000 disabled cabin for public inspection
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LOCALS were today inspecting SA's Balaklava
Caravan Park’s newest addition - a $96,348 cabin fully fitted for
An 'open morning' hosted by Wakefield Regional Council Mayor Rodney Reid
allowed the community to peek inside the new addition and have a look
around the park, which continues to be a major asset for the region.
Cr Reid said plans for the new cabin came about when a local resident
pointed out a general lack of wheelchair-friendly accommodation in the
"The resident had friends with disabilities who wanted to stay overnight
but there was a real lack of wheelchair accessible accommodation,"
"Council was surprised to discover this was the case, and so felt a strong
duty on behalf of the community to provide accommodation with disability
access in our region.
"One of the council's main functions is to promote our region as a great
place to stay – but if a lack of suitable accommodation prevents people
from doing that, we are overlooking a big issue.
"Building more accessible accommodation will allow people with
disabilities to visit Wakefield region with greater freedom and
participate more fully in our community and events."
Cr Reid said the opening was a great opportunity for those curious to see
what the inside of the cabin is like – what it had in comparison to
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