ACT Parks and Conservation Service - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Sun 10 Nov 2019
ACT Parks and Conservation Service - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is a finalist for the Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access award at the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!

ACT Parks and Conservation Service have demonstrated a strong commitment to providing accessible and inclusive events, activities and locations. The ParksVR team have been working with partners across the disability and community sectors to create nature based virtual reality (VR) experiences so that the ACT’s parks and reserves are accessible to everyone.

The ACT's first wheelchair accessible barbeques have been installed at Cotter Bend and Pine Island which allow operators to wheel underneath the barbecue to use the cooktop.

ACT Parks and Conservation have taken an inclusive approach to their work at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve by creating wheelchair accessible pathways throughout the Reserve. They have also purchased a TrailRider (all terrain wheelchair) and celebrated Tidbinbilla opening its doors with an annual open day, providing a range of fun and inclusive activities for everyone.