2019 Polytan Inclusive Sport, Recreation or Open Infrastructure Award Finalist

VICTORIAN DISABILITY SPORT AND RECREATION AWARDS

The annual Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards recognise the achievements of those who have helped make a difference through sport and recreation to those living with a disability.

These awards showcase the efforts of athletes, volunteers, officials, coaches, clubs, communities, venues and programs to assist with allowing those with disability to live a more independent and fulfilled life.

LILYDALE TO WARBURTON RAIL TRAIL IS NOW ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

The Yarra Ranges Council responded to local resident, James Wood’s request to make the Lilydale to Warburton rail trail accessible to all when his last bicycle ride involved having to be carried by his sons, so he could continue riding along the trail.

“Independence is a huge thing for me, and to know now that I can ride this part of the trail by myself is fantastic” – Local resident, James Wood.

At Hook’s Road, Warburton a new gate has also been installed and chicanes lengthened to accommodate for wider turning circles for those riding hand cycles, tandem bikes and other non-powered vehicles on the trail. New chicanes at road crossings have also been altered to improve safety and accessibility to the trail.

Due to this new improvement, upgrades across the Yarra Ranges region will begin for the next financial year.

POLYTAN INCLUSIVE SPORT, RECREATION OR OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD

Polytan congratulate the Lilydale to Warburton Trail (Yarra Ranges Council) on this successful and inclusive area where all people can now enjoy riding on the Lilydale to Warburton trail.

Along with Disability Sport & Recreation, Polytan aim to further raise awareness about the advantages of creating inclusive sport, recreation and open infrastructure areas that are suitable for use by all.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 in Southbank, VIC.

Polytan aim to further raise awareness about the advantages of creating inclusive sport, recreation and open infrastructure areas that are suitable for use by all.