Today, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB) becomes accessible to everyone. The much-anticipated opening of the SHB elevators will enable those with a disability, families with prams and seniors with reduced mobility to enjoy the vista of our magnificent Sydney Harbour.
“After more than a decade of advocating for everyone to be able to access the Harbour Bridge, I’m delighted this day has come,” said Serena Ovens, CEO of Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN).
“We celebrate this milestone in access with the Minister for Roads and Maritime Services, Melinda Pavey, and Member for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, as they officially open the new lifts at the Northern and Southern ends of the walkway of the Bridge.”
This has been a significant achievement for PDCN, and all Australians and visitors to Sydney who rely on easier and safer access to what is doubtless a spectacular experience of a visit to Sydney.
“Our members, multiple stakeholders, and the general public, all united their voices behind PDCN’s ‘Everybody’s Bridge’ campaign last year when it looked like the project might stall, showing just how critical and far-reaching the need for step-free access to the bridge truly is,” said Ms Ovens.
“While PDCN acts as the voice for people with physical disability in NSW, inclusion benefits everyone. Now parents with prams, those with disability and seniors can all access the bridge too!”
Read the full article on The Physical Disability Council of NSWs website here.
The new lifts were also featured in a Network 10 news story featuring Prince Harrys favourite Australian grandma Daphne Dunne, who was present in the crowd on the day the Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932. Watch the story below.
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