Initiative to create a more accessible Lake Macquarie

Date posted: 12 March 2019

Eligible Lake Macquarie residents will have the opportunity to obtain their own Master Locksmiths Key (MLAK) free of charge under a one-off initiative launched by Lake Macquarie City Council.

Council utilises the MLAK lock and key system across the City to allow people with disability access to public facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including wheelchair accessible toilets, change rooms and liberty swings.

Council’s Community Planner (Ageing & Disabilities Services), Jenny Linton-Webb, said the number of people living with disability in Lake Macquarie is relatively high, so providing services and activities to accommodate their rights and needs is essential.

“With six per cent of Lake Macquarie’s population reporting they have a need for assistance with core activities, it is vital we provide a range of accessible facilities across our City,” Ms Linton-Webb said.

“Providing the MLAK free of charge to eligible residents will help to eliminate financial barriers for some in our community; who may not otherwise be in a position to purchase a key.”

To collect an MLAK, eligible residents must visit the Customer Service Centre, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point, complete an application form and provide supporting documentation. Eligible residents will be limited to one MLAK while stocks lasts.

To find out more about the offer or accessible facilities in Lake Macquarie City, visit lakemac.com.au/community/people-with-disability/accessibility.

Page last updated: 12 March 2019