Geraldton locals with disability tour their new state-of-the-art homes at West End Villas

Residents of six new Beachlands units were all smiles on Monday as they showed community members how their homes had been modified to make their lives easier. An initiative of WAI Group, Activ Geraldton, Community Housing Ltd and Mid West builder Campbell Homes, West End Villas in Beachlands were officially declared open on Monday.Each home has been fitted with state-of-the-art technology, such as adjustable benchtops, doors which open at the touch of a button and hallways wide enough to easily accommodate a wheelchair. Minister for Disability Services Don Punch was among those in attendance and said the project made Geraldton a “trailblazer” in the accessible housing space.Pictured is Jean Jones, Don Hunter and Barry Jones. Picture: Phoebe Pin/Geraldton Guardian

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Peta Harris and Jasmeet Flora-Drage Picture: Geraldton Guardian

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Minister for Disability Services Don Punch cuts the ribbon to open the West End Villas Picture: Geraldton Guardian

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Jillian Thornander, Robyn Johnston and Vella Kuya Picture: Geraldton Guardian

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Activ Foundation executive manager operations north Michelle Bilson Picture: Geraldton Guardian

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WAI Group director Paul Stanley Picture: Geraldton Guardian

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Sally Monaghen, Linda Millington and Jan Wetters Picture: Geraldton Guardian