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Wheelchair sporting hub coming to Orange

February 13, 2023



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By Peter Holmes


A wheelchair sporting hub will be developed in Orange after a state government grant of $121,000 to Wheelchair Sports NSW ACT Inc.


“It is a fundamental right of all Australians to have access to play sport, and no-one should need to travel more than 60 minutes to do so," said Nationals MLC Sam Farraway in a statement.

“This project will address that issue by establishing a hub in Orange and Parkes, where the community can not only store sports wheelchairs but also come together to enjoy the physical, social, and mental health benefits of sport.”


Parkes will also receive $121,000.


The wheelchair sport hub will be "a place for all ages and abilities, where people can try different adapted sports, make lifelong friends, and promote accessibility and inclusion".


The CEO of Wheelchair Sports NSW ACT Inc, Mick Garnett, said in the statement: "These projects are a major step towards ensuring that all Australians have access to play sport, regardless of their ability.

“A wheelchair multi-sport hub in Orange and Parkes will provide a much-needed resource for people with disabilities in the region, and we are looking forward to working with the community to promote accessibility and inclusion through sport."




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