Media Release by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Ray of Sunshine for people with special needs

The Sunshine Coast Recreational and Equestrian Park, at Doonan, was today officially handed over to the House With No Steps.

Families and Community Services Minister Mal Brough presented a plaque to mark the occasion.

"This unique park is a purpose-built sport and recreation facility, designed to provide activities for people with disabilities, disadvantaged youth, the aged and others with special needs," Mr Brough said.

"The park will now be known as Sunshine House and will be providing day programs in life skills and vocational education as well as residential camps for a wide range of people."

Mr Brough said the park will focus on assisting people from throughout the region and across Queensland.

"The park will provide hydrotherapy pools, respite care, road, water and home safety courses, horse and bike riding, bush walking, orienteering and Braille trails, as well as ropes courses and picnic areas," Mr Brough said.

"In the future, the House With No Steps hopes to develop the park to provide employment opportunities through developing enterprise activities.

"I congratulate and support House With No Steps in its aim to improve the delivery of services to people with disabilities."