Parkapiki grew from a D3 Challenge, in which the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Office for the Ageing and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources asked contestants to help increase visitors to South Australian parks and open spaces and support active and healthy ageing.
The solution was Information, Communication, Motivation rolled into a web 2.0.
Parkapiki was developed by two South Australian companies, Enventive, an event management agency and JABA, a web design company.
An active, health world enjoying all that parks and open spaces have to offer
To create and connect a world of parks and outdoor places, people and events.
Health and happiness - Collaboration and community - Innovation and value
JC Shin, Adrian Adams and Neil Mackenzie testing the geo-zone with Parkapiki co-ordinator Emily Pitchford.
Born in Belfast, Neil lived in Kenya for 20 years where his varied experiences included teaching in the Great Rift Valley, producing a soap opera, acquiring rights to African premier football leagues, representing his adopted country at rugby and having two Swahili-fluent children. Neil now runs an event management company and lives on the edge of the glorious Sturt Gorge Reserve.
Adrian has a long and literally colourful career in design and media. As one of Adelaide’s pre-eminent creative designers, his career highlights include the 2000 Sydney Olympics where he led the way with graphic design, web design and as the artistic director for the Sydney Olympic Cultural Festivals. Adrian’s experience in creative multi media brings the perfect balance of design and functionality to our clients’ websites. They look good, but most importantly, they achieve results.
JC’s passion for precision and functionality means he creates the back bone for technically sound websites that are logical and easy to follow on the front end for our clients. As a Microsoft-Certified Solution Developer with extensive knowledge in web-based development, JC's solid expertise leads the architectural design, implementation and integration of enterprise solutions, utilising .NET, C#, C++, SQL, COM, XML, AJAX, and diverse Open Source technologies.
Office for the Ageing
Office for the Ageing (OFTA) is committed to listening to the voices of older people and working together to support and develop all-ages-friendly communities across South Australia.
Through building genuine partnerships and ensuring older people are included in the decisions that affect them, OFTA is working to make South Australia a great place to spend a lifetime – combining community expertise with the innovation of local and state government and non-government groups. Key strategies include the Age Friendly SA Strategy, which aims to build South Australia’s capacity as an age friendly state.
Office for the Ageing supports and administers two Acts and a range of programs to help older South Australians, including:
- Office for the Ageing Act 1995
- Retirement Villages Act 2016
- Prosperity Through Longevity: South Australia’s Ageing Plan 2014-2019
- Aged Care Assessment Programme
- Grants for Seniors, Positive Ageing Grants and Age Friendly SA Grants
- South Australian Seniors Card
As well as implementing and administering policy, projects and programs, OFTA also:
- Advises and supports the Ministers for Health and Ageing;
- Raises awareness of issues affecting older people;
- Works collaboratively across government and the community; and
- Contributes to policy, planning and service development
Further information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/agefriendlysa
Department for Environment and Water
If you’ve picnicked at Belair National Park, walked the Waterfall Gully trail at Cleland Conservation Park, spotted dolphins in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary or fed the kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park, then you’ve experienced the work of the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).
DEW aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper. The department is the custodian of public parks, gardens, heritage places and crown lands for conservation, public benefit and enjoyment.
Generations of South Australians and visitors to our state cherish memories of our amazing wildlife experiences, iconic tourism sites, national parks, marine parks, reserves and heritage places.
South Australia’s nature, parks and places make an important contribution to the economic development of the state through nature-based tourism, recreation and biodiversity. They also contribute to the healthy lifestyles we as a community enjoy and are cornerstones of our efforts to conserve South Australia’s native plants and animals.