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Accessible Abrolhos infrastructure opens new world of possibilities: DBCA 

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Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Media Release, 10 January 2024

Join wheelchair user Chris Kerr as she samples new disability-friendly infrastructure and equipment at Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park. You can’t help but delight in her wonder and excitement as she’s able to don mask and snorkel and descend into a magical underwater world at the Abrolhos for the first time. 

Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park was the first new national park to be declared under the State Government’s Plan for Our Parks initiative to add five million hectares to the conservation estate. The initiative brought about a raft of new infrastructure including the new boardwalks, shelters and other facilities at the Abrolhos that made Chris’s trip so memorable. 

Geraldton non-profit Access to Leisure and Sports complemented the new infrastructure by designing and building a light plane passenger lift and hiring accessible equipment including a beach wheelchair, beach matting and a water scooter. 

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