PUSH TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY AT BEACHES

Even in winter – there’s no arguing that Newcastle and Nobbys beach are beautiful.

And Surf Life Saving New South Wales is working to make them more accessible… to everyone.

It’s offering grants of up to $20,000, for councils and businesses, to improve facilities for those with a disability.

Newcastle was chosen because of its high tourist appeal, and the fact it’s one of the trial locations for the NDIS.

Newcastle Now, is working with businesses in the city’s East End to make the most of the opportunity… which it says could increase trade by up to 20 per cent.

Submissions close on August 3.