Just one park bench has made a big difference to Greystanes Disability Service
Liberty Swing Greystanes
Mayor, Cr Daniel Myles and Cr Chris Van der Kley funded the purchase of a bench seat, from their Councillor Minor Local Projects allowance, to be used with the new Liberty Swing in the grounds of Greystanes Disability Service.
“The bench seat is a small contribution to the facilities at Greystanes Disability Service, which means that parents and carers can be close by while their child enjoys the Liberty Swing.”
The Liberty Swing is a world-first Australian innovation of a motorised playground swing adapted to accommodate wheelchairs.
“It was a significant achievement for Greystanes Disability Service to be able to purchase the Liberty Swing, which is a fantastic resource that allows children and adults in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joys of a swing in the park”, said the Mayor.
“The Liberty Swing offers wheelchair bound people the unique and therapeutic experience of flying through the air and feel the breeze on their faces, something that able-bodied people take for granted”, said the Mayor.
Residents are advised that the Liberty Swing is available for use by the public with bookings to be made by contacting Greystanes Disability Service on 4784 1118. Greystanes Disability Service is located on the corner of railway Parade and Grose St Leura with access to the Liberty Swing from Grose St.
Photo: (back L-R) Cr Chris Van der Kley; Mayor, Cr Daniel Myles (front L-R) John Le Breton, CEO Disability Enterprise; Prue Hardgrove, BMCC Aged & Disability Services Officer; and Susan Hatswell, Manager Leura Day Options on the new bench seat next to the Liberty Swing at Disability Enterprise, Leura.