The Liberty Swing is a world-first Australian innovation – a swing that allows people in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy of having a swing in the park. It is the only swing of its type that is fully lockable and allows a maximum swing height – that is, really swinging, not just rocking back and forth.
Inverell Shire Council is pleased to provide a Liberty Swing, located in Victoria Park, Vivian Street, Inverell.
Please ensure that all instructions are read prior to use;
The carer/supervisor is to remain in the swing area with the occupant at all times;
The carer/supervisor must be over 16 years of age;
The maximum combined weight of the occupant and the wheelchair must not exceed 200kgs.
The Liberty Swing is locked with a special key, known as a MLAK key. This key also provides access for people with disabilities to public amenities across New South Wales, Australia and also ensures swing security when not in use. The key is used to access the safety belt compartment and importantly, to release the ramp for the swing to become operational.
An application to hire a key must be completed and may be obtained from the Inverell Shire Council’s Administration Centre, 144 Otho Street, Inverell, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
For local community members, a carer, or family member of a resident in a wheelchair may hire a key from Council at no charge. Visitors to Inverell who wish to hire a key are required to pay a deposit of $20.00, which will be refunded upon return of the key.
To start the ride:
To finish the ride:
For more information please phone Council’s Administration Centre on (02) 6728 8288.
Disclaimer: Inverell Shire Council disclaims liability for any injury, loss or damage as a result of inappropriate use of the Liberty Swing.