Imagine living in the beautiful township of Tanilba Bay, which nestles on the edge of the glorious waterways of Port Stephens, but not being able to access the waterways.
This was the case for many ageing residents living at Tanilba Shores who had no wheelchair accessible pathway to the foreshore. Thanks to the Tanilba Bay Parks, Reserves and Hall Committee, who saw a problem and acted to fix it, the problem has now been solved.
I was pleased to assist with the allocation of a $10,000 grant under the Community Building Partnership program and last week formally opened the new path, which enables our older residents, people with disabilities, and mothers and fathers with prams to access the foreshore.
I extend special thanks to Fran Corner for leading the charge on t his program and to other members of the halls committee for allowing our less mobile residents to now live more active and healthy lives.