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Accessible community facilities

Hearing loops

Hearing loop at the libraryPortable, cross the counter hearing loops provide hearing aid wearers with assistance in situations where they are having one-to-one conversations in meetings, at reception desks or other customer service situations.

These units are now available to provide assistance to customers at the following locations:

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre
  • Warnbro Community Library
  • Rockingham Central Library
  • Safety Bay Library
  • Autumn Centre
  • Aqua Jetty
  • Administration Building.

What is a hearing loop?

A hearing loop (sometimes called an induction loop) is an assistive listening device that benefits people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to the T position.

Benefits include:

  • unwanted background noise is minimised
  • sound goes directly into the hearing aid
  • can be used by anyone with a compatible hearing aid. (Please note that not all hearing aids have a T position).

Playgrounds and parks

The City is blessed with a diverse range of parks and outdoor spaces to suit every occasion and many have features that make them accessible. Search for parks, reserves and sporting venues within the City.

The parks highlighted below offer high levels of accessibility and offer elements that make them a great place to visit for people of all ages and abilities.

Harbour Playground Harbour Playground

The Harbour Playground

The Harbour Playground inclusive play space is on the Secret Harbour foreshore and is designed for all ages and abilities. It is a play space for the entire community which provides opportunities for families and friends with different abilities and skills to play alongside each other in a safe environment. The park features an “underwater cave” with a giant octopus.

All areas of the cave, including the tunnel, are accessible and offer a range of play pieces including seaweed ropes, slides and a giant whirlpool net. There are also a wide range of play areas that include a cruise line swing and a wheelchair-accessible roundabout.

Find out more about The Harbour Playground

Fantasy Park Fantasy Park

Fantasy Park

This award-winning accessible playground for people with disability is located on Rand Avenue, Waikiki.

The park features:

  • a sensory garden and touching panels for the visually impaired
  • large stone animal sculptures designed for interactive play
  • user-friendly barbecues and picnic tables
  • eight accessible parking bays on site
  • accessible unisex toilet on site
  • a pick-up/set down bay suitable for a bus is provided in the parking area.

Find out more about Fantasy Park

Community facilities

  • Aqua Jetty in Warnbro is one of the City's and WA's premier aquatic and health facilities. It offers a range of programs and facilities for all of our residents.

    Find out more information about access and inclusion at Aqua Jetty, or contact the team on 9591 0888 or at aquajetty@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

  • The Mike Barnett Sports Complex is one of the region’s most significant leisure facilities and is located on the corner of Dixon Road and Goddard Street, Rockingham.

    We endeavour to include the whole of the community with facilities and programs adapted to ensure everyone can participate, with suitable access provided throughout the centre.

    All courts are accessible and universally accessible toilets and change rooms are located within easy access of the foyer and courts.

    Find out more information about access and inclusion at the sports complex, contact the team on 9591 0850 or email mikebarnett@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

  • The City has four libraries that support the whole community with a wide range of services, events and programs. The libraries are all accessible venues and the staff design programs and events to cater for a range of different ages, interests and abilities.

    Find out more about what is available through our libraries, including digital resources, the Rockingham Toy Library and the Housebound Library Service.

    The libraries can be contacted via the below email and phone:

    LibraryEmailPhone
    Mary Davies Library and Community Centremdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au9591 0800
    Rockingham Central Libraryrclcontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au9528 8683
    Safety Bay Librarysbycontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au9528 8611
    Warnbro Community Librarywclcontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au9528 8577

     

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