All abilities kayak launch opened in Warrnambool
Warrnambool’s Merri River is now accessible to people of all abilities with the opening of the kayak pontoon on Woodend Road.
The floating pontoon has all ability access which provides for people of limited mobility and wheelchairs to access the waterway for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and other recreational activities.
The pontoon has been installed by Warrnambool City Council through the Glenelg Hopkins CMA’s Merri Connections Projects, which has been funded by the Victorian Government through the Recreational Water Values Program.
The $400,000 funding also support enhanced pedestrian access to the Merri River through the construction of all-weather walking track paths and seating on top of the floating pontoon.
Warrnambool City Council CEO Andrew Mason (left) and Glenelg Hopkins CMA CEO Adam Bester tested out the Merri River all abilities kayak launch prior to its opening.