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National award recognises Sydney Olympic Park as a place for everyone

30 Nov 2020

People in wheelchairs playing sport at a come and try session 


Sydney Olympic Park Authority is the national winner for Community Development at the 2020 IAP2 Core Value Awards recognised for its work in the design and implementation of the Sydney Olympic Park Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-22.

In 2018-19, Sydney Olympic Park Authority undertook extensive engagement to deliver a Disability Inclusion Action Plan that responded to community feedback and aimed to broaden community understanding of access and inclusion. 

Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO Sam Romaniuk said the award acknowledged the work and commitment of the Authority in delivering a place for everyone.

“We are committed to ensuring Sydney Olympic Park is a place that welcomes and can be enjoyed by all people” said Mr Romaniuk.

“The precinct had a strong start in inclusion with the springboard of the Paralympic Games, and those high standards of accessibility are as important today as it was then.”

Community engagement underway as man speaks with two ladies about Disability Inclusion Action Plan The award recognised the extensive community engagement that sought feedback on what needed improving, removing and celebrating to ensure Sydney Olympic Park could be a stand out location where people feel safe, included and part of the community. The Authority is working through  community feedback to further improve access and inclusion at Sydney Olympic Park.

Engagement took the form of online surveys, stakeholder workshops, staff sessions, community sessions, pop-ups at the Invictus Games and participatory placemaking initiatives for International Day of People with Disability, which is held annually on 3 December 2020.

Discover more information on Accessibility and Inclusion at Sydney Olympic Park