Council purchase ramp for greater access in Town Hall

Friday, 22 June 2012

Burnie City Council has purchased a new access ramp to improve access to the Town Hall stage at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “This portable ramp now allows greater access for the community to the Town Hall stage, aimed specifically to help those in wheel chairs. It’s so important to provide the same experience for everyone in our community where possible.

“I am looking forward to seeing the ramp getting used as part of Multicap’s performance of Perfect at the Town Hall on June 30.”

The ramp system known as a “Rolla Ramp” has been used in venues all around the world including Buckingham Palace.

The new ramp is constructed of aluminum and is seven metres in length and capable of carrying electric wheel chairs.

The ramp is transportable and can be dismantled and relocated reasonably easily.

Caroline Dunn a Music Therapist from Multicap Tasmania is thrilled that the Council have provided and funded the access ramp.

“We are very excited that everyone can now join us easily on the stage. The production of Perfect, is coming together really well. I know that those involved will get a real kick out of being able to access the new ramp.

“I encourage everyone to come along and see the production and see for your selves the smiles on the faces of those on stage. We are thrilled we can use the ramp as part of this show and look forward to creating more opportunities to use this fantastic asset.

For ticket information about Mulitcap’s production of Perfect, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net