The NSW government has committed to removing barriers so that people with a disability can meaningfully participate in and enjoy an inclusive community. Helping to deliver liveable communities includes improvements in accessibility of the built environment and facilities in natural environments.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) aims to continue to improve accessibility to help everyone experience and connect with national parks and other NPWS managed reserves. Barriers to accessing parks and visitor experiences are most acutely experienced by people with disability. The Draft Accessible Parks Policy seeks to address these barriers.
This draft policy has been prepared in consultation with a number of key disability and accessibility stakeholders, and community input is now welcomed. The policy provides a framework for improving access to national parks, visitor facilities and experiences for people with disability.
The policy focuses on 4 areas:
- visitor facilities
- visitor experiences
- information and communication
- collaborating and consulting.
This draft policy provides a framework for how NPWS will support implementation of the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan.
How to comment
Have your say
The policy is on public exhibition from 10 October to 11 November 2022. You can provide a submission in any of the following ways:
- Post your written submission to:
Manager, NPWS Parks Policy
Locked Bag 5022
Parramatta NSW 2124.
- Email your submission to: email@example.com.
- Use the online form below.
To view a hard copy of the policy, download and print the policy document (PDF 418KB) or email the NPWS Park Policy Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a printed copy to be sent to you.