Gawler is one of the fastest growing towns in South Australia and is certainly one of the most established, having been founded in 1836. Gawler has the look and feel of a rural town and distance wise it an lay claim to being that, at a distance of 44 km from Adelaide.
Currently it is undergoing extensive development in facilities and services. For people with disabilities, access to some of Gawler’s older buildings and infrastructure may occasionally be a challenge, however the local Council has been active in developing improved access to key local facilities including the Sport and Community Centre and the Aquatic Centre facilities. All this has spelt good news for mobility scooter users in town.
Cowan Street resident Doug says, “Gawler’s a great place to live and access for us mobility scooter users has come quite a way in the last few years with more restaurants and cafes now being listed with disability access. Getting in to Adelaide on my scooter is easy in spite of the distance as we’ve got a great train service here too. We’re all waiting for the roll out of the NDIS across the Barossa and northern Adelaide.”