Liberty Swing to open in Yass

The Liberty Swing will be officially opened next week. Photo: Supplied.
The Liberty Swing will be officially opened next week. Photo: Supplied.

Valmar’s long-awaited ‘Liberty Swing’ will be officially opened on Wednesday at 11am in Coronation Park. Mayor Rowena Abbey, CEO of Valmar Support Services Hugh Packard and Managing Director of Southern Phone and Mark Warren will be on hand to do the honours.

The Liberty Swing, an Australian innovation that provides people in wheelchairs the opportunity to experience the joy of swinging, was made possible by a $25,000 community grant from regional telecommunications provider, Southern Phone. Installation of the Liberty Swing was a joint initiative of Variety NSW, Valmar Support Services, Yass Rotary, Andalini Incorporated, Mr Keith Rosario and Yass Valley Council.

“The Liberty Swing is a world-first Australian innovation and it is through the support of Southern Phone and the dedication of a number of local residents, charities and communities groups within Yass that we are able to officially open the swing today in Coronation Park,” said Yass Valley Mayor, Rowena Abbey.

More than $1 million has been distributed between 41 mostly regional Council areas in NSW as part of a new Southern Phone community grant initiative. The program will see the telecommunications provider support community projects in each of its shareholder council areas to the value of $25,000 this year.

For further information on the 2015/16 Southern Phone Grant Scheme visit

Yass Valley Council invites the media and members of the public to attend the Liberty Swing’s official opening, which will be followed by a light morning tea at Coronation Park.

Yass Valley Council.