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A new holiday option for families with additional needs is now available on the Coast. Today, Montrose opened a one-of-a-kind fully accessible holiday home in Labrador. Known as Our Getaway Gold Coast, it provides accommodation for people of all ages with a disability.

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The home includes technology and design features to enable full accessibility and extensive support for every guest. Visitors can spend time with friends and family in a safe, secure and relaxing environment. Guests have the option of bringing their own support staff with them or arranging additional care at the time of booking. The house itself has a flexible layout allowing a choice of a 2-bed apartment, larger 4-bed option or, for bigger groups, the entire 6-bed home is available.

The initial costs of the project were funded through a donation of $2 million by a major benefactor. Additional costs and fit out have been supported by the Gold Coast community.

Mr Paul Bird, President, Montrose Therapy and Respite Services said:

“I’m so proud to see Our Getaway Gold Coast opening today. The generosity of our major donor who supported the construction has been matched by the fantastic response from the Gold Coast community. Local business and individuals have donated financially and in-kind to support this project and many of them are here today to see the results.

“Our Getaway offers respite and accessible holiday accommodation that is suitable for all ages and fully accessible for people with physical disabilities and mobility impairment. We are already receiving bookings and I know this will be a very popular holiday destination for years to come.”

The opening ceremony was  presented by Hon. Coralee O’Rourke MP, Minister for Disability Services and Montrose Ambassador Karni Liddell, one of Australia’s most successful and well-respected Paralympic swimmers.

Bookings are open now – see www.ourgetaway.com.au

A number of local businesses gave huge support to complete this project:

  • Hutchinson Builders
  • Andersens
  • Myer Indooroopilly Community Fund
  • Rent2Own
  • Bassett Barks
  • Spanos IGA
  • Southport Sharks
  • Musgrave Bowls Club
  • Forty Winks
  • Coastal Kitchens Bundall
  • Rumba Resorts
  • Harvey Norman Bundall
  • Nisbetts
  • Masters
  • 102.9 Hot Tomato

 

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