An all-terrain wheelchair
Provide an all-terrain wheelchair to enable disabled people to explore otherwise inaccessible trails
Total funding requested
How will funding be spent?
Funding will be spent on the following:
• EQUIPMENT PURCHASE: The TrailRider wheelchair will be purchased and imported from Canada, before being fitted with an electric assist motor and disc brakes here in Australia.
• TRAINING: Training will be sought from SCOSA about working with disabled people to ensure that the best possible experience is had by visitors.
• EVENT LAUNCH: A public event will be held in the Mount Remarkable National Park to celebrate the project completion.
How will the project be delivered?
Stage 1: August - December 2017. Import of TrailRider wheelchair and design modifications to suit Australian conditions and standards.
Stage 2: January - April 2018. Training of the sherpas that will be tasked with providing the guest experiences.
Stage 3 April 2018. Public launch at the end of the fire danger season and the beginning of the nature-based tourist season in the region.
How will the project benefit the region?
Cost of equipment is one of the biggest barriers to providing accessible tourism. This grant will allow us to provide disabled visitors with free access to an all-terrain wheelchair.
The project will support existing nature-based tourism experiences. It will allow our region to develop new appealing & accessible tourism experiences.
The outcome of the project will raise the awareness to our region's unique appeal & help build the capacity of our community based tourism network.
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Submitted by In The Flinders
About In The Flinders
In The Flinders is a nature based tour operator. We believe that nature is for everyone & that one of South Australia's inherent strengths are the standout walking journeys in the Southern Flinders Ranges. We want to make these experiences as inclusive as possible and allow everyone to take part.
We provide volunteer services for trail maintenance, trail running events, & assist people to participate in outdoor recreation through our community organisation, the Southern Flinders Trail Runners.