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Winners of 2022

Zero Barriers Business Excellence Awards

From nominated businesses, winners are elected and awarded for their exceptional implementation of accessibility and or inclusion practices. These businesses have gone the extra mile, and lead the way in providing safe and enjoyable service environments for all patrons with and without disabilities.

Award Winner

Physical Access and Inclusion Award

Among The Trees

Among The Trees has an accessible environment in both their shop and workshop. All public access is on the ground floor, with ramps and even flooring, and an accessible all-gender bathroom and parking options. Making their customers and staff feel welcome and safe has meant writing up anti-discrimination policies, as well as educating employees on language, communication and awareness for people living with a disability and for the LGBTQIA community. Planned adjustments will include a height-adjustable wheelchair friendly workbench for our woodworking classes.

Address
27 Sydney Street
Marrickville 2204
Australia
Award Winner

Social Access and Inclusion Award

Runway Salone

Runway Salon has made changes to their environment by dimming lights, having low noise hairdryers and they offer a play/quiet corner. They have a minimalist styled environment, so as not to overwhelm children with bright colours on the wall. They book in children with extra time than is normally allotted, to give the child time to adjust, and reduce the booking of other customers at the same time to minimise noise so not to overwhelm the child. Staff have also attended disability awareness training.

Address
Shop 2/32 Memorial Avenue
Liverpool NSW Australia
Award Winner

Inclusive Communication & Marketing Award

iFly Penrith

Uses Auslan interpreters in their media marketing materials and are inclusive to all abilities. They have accessible parking, bathrooms, facilities, and specially trained staff to assist the any support requirements their customers might need to fulfill their goal to indoor flying. IFLY run events that cater for people with lived experience of a disability in IDPwD and throughout the year.

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Address
123 Mulgoa Road
Penrith 2750
Australia
Award Winner

Award for City of Canterbury Bankstown

Goodstart Early Learning

For 11 years Goodstart, has run as a not-for-profit social enterprise. They have been creating positive social change by giving children, especially our most vulnerable, the best possible start in life through access to high quality early learning. The business vision is for all Australia’s children irrespective of background or ability, to have the best possible start in life and their purpose is to ensure all children have access to learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.

Address
22 East Terrace
Bankstown 2200
Australia
Award Winner

Award for Cumberland City Council

Swimz Guildford

Swimz Guildford is a boutique swim school, that is specially designed to cater to all abilities. They have accessible entry and exits, and bathrooms, with ramps to and from the pool area. They offer swim classes and run private lessons for children of all abilities. Swimz also employs staff with lived experiences of a disability, making sure their working and social environment is appropriate to ensure they have a positive experience.

Address
12 Carrington Rd
Guildford Australia
Award Winner

Award for Fairfield City Council

Bowlarama

Bowlarama offers tenpin bowling for all abilities and ages. They have accessible parking and lift access, and you can use rail guards when playing. Their staff are always warm and welcoming, and they have a strong community presence. They also run bowling leagues for all abilities.

Address
1024 The Horsley Drive
Wetherill Park 2164
Australia
Award Winner

Award for Lake Macquarie City Council

Harry & Lola’s

Harry and Lola’s Cafe have ramp and stairs entry to their building which is co located next to a multi arts venue. Accessible car parking and bathrooms are also available, as well as water bowls for dogs and assistance animals. They have also installed lower tables to cater for elderly, families with children and mobility aid users.

Address
Multi-Arts Pavilion Speers Point Park
96 Creek Reserve Road
Speers Point Australia
Award Winner

Award for Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Bean Central Cafe

Bean Central believes in building an environment that ensures everyone is provided with an equal opportunity. They employ staff with disabilities and encoura learning of new skills in order to see their community bloom. They are committed to creating a welcoming and positive environment for everyone that comes into our café, whether they are an employee or guest.

Address
111 Monaro Street
Queanbeyan 2620
Australia
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