> Liberty Swing
The Liberty Swing was developed to allow people in wheelchairs the opportunity to enjoy the fun and recreation of swinging.
Gladstone Regional Council is pleased to offer residents this award winning facility at two of its parks; Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands and Lions Park, Gladstone.
The swing meets all the relevant Australian safety standards to ensure a safe, fun and enjoyable experience is had by all participants.
The Liberty Swing fully encloses a wheelchair and features an access ramp, wheel locking mechanism and safety harness, allowing a maximum swing height - that is, really swinging, not just rocking back and forth.
Other features include:
• ramp access
• wheel locking mechanism
• safety harness
• pop up seat
• Easy to use
Under the Variety Club's safety regulations, the swing is fenced and locked, and features a comprehensive set of safety instructions and operational diagrams.
Residents can access the Tannum Sands Liberty Swing and Beach Wheelchair key at the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Clubhouse or the Boyne Tannum Community Centre. The Lions Park Liberty Swing key is available at nearby McDonalds. Before being issued with a key, users are required to sign a hire agreement form, available at the Centre or can be downloaded here (Click here).
This is a free service; however, a carer must understand the operation instructions prior to use and be in attendance at all times, enclosure gates to remain closed and report any damage to Council by phoning 4970 0700.
> Aussie Beach Wheelchair
The Beach Wheelchair was designed to enable people with disabilites to access the beach and water. The Wheelchair is located in a locked compound beside the Tannum Sands Surfclub.
The large wheels and steel frame make the wheelchair easy to navigate the sand. The wheelchair is free of charge; however a carer must be attandance at all times.
Residents can access the key at the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Clubhouse or the Tannum Sands Visitor Information Centre and are required to sign a hire agreement form. Forms are available at the both locations or can be downloaded here (Click here).
Tannum Sands Visitor Information Centre
Tannum Sands QLD 4680
(07) 4973 8062
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Weekends 9am to 5pm
Public Holidays 9am to 3pm
Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day & Good Friday
Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club
Tannum Sands QLD 4680
During patrol times only