Item 12.3 - Attachment 1
Access Advisory Committee Minutes 16 June 2009
John Moxon in the Chair, Debbie Manuel, Jim Grainda, Phillip Cornwall, Leone Clarke, Barbara Jones and Peter Simpson.
Donna Mosford –
The Chairperson, John Moxon, welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked them for attending.
apology was received and accepted for the absence of
3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATION
There were no declarations made regarding conflict of interest at this meeting.
A copy of the Minutes of the Access Advisory Committee meeting held on 21 April 2009 had previously been forwarded to each member.
RESOLUTION (Debbie Manuel/Jim Grainda)
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Access Advisory Committee held on 21 April 2009 be taken as read and confirmed.
5. BUSINESS ARISING
5.1 Council Advisory Committee Expressions of Interest (EoI)
5.2 ‘You’re Welcome’ Project
ACTION: Joy Bramham to email or send a hardcopy of the Report and photographs to Committee members.
5.3 Bus Shelter Audit
“Over 830 bus stops have been audit
which took 9 months to complete. The data collected needs to be reviewed and
prioritised with the aim to improve bus stop passenger areas and comply with
the DDA requirements. It is anticipated that the bus stops on the
strategic bus corridors will be given a high priority as these represent the
key bus routes across
It is anticipated that the Bus Stop Access Program will commence in 2009/10, initially tie-in with the existing PAMP (Pedestrian Access and Mobility Programme - construction of new footpaths), as bus stops need to be connected to the pedestrian footpath network, until a specific funding source can be established. Council has applied to the Federal Gov's Jobs Fund for $100k over 2 years to fund some of the works.”
John Moxon asked that the Committee be involved in further discussions related to the Bus Stop Audit as the expertise of members could feed into this planning process.
5.4 After Hours Bell at Council Chambers
5.5 Hearing augmentation in Town Hall
1. the possibility of auditing Council facilities for hearing augmentation systems, and;
2. the possibility of installing hearing augmentation systems in Council-owned public meeting venues, particularly Town Hall and Council Chambers.
5.7 Disability Car Parking in Parramatta CBD
5.8 Bus Stop at Lennox Bridge
In relation to safety concerns at the
A member of the Committee advised that Council’s course of action had greatly improved the line of site for approaching buses.
5.9 David Powell
6. GENERAL BUSINESS
6.1 Parking Permits
John Moxon advised the Committee about a new federal government scheme for disability parking. The discussion paper can be found at http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/disability/progserv/people/disability_parking_scheme/parking_scheme_discussion_paper/Documents/disability_parking_scheme/parking_scheme_discussion_paper.PDF He advised that there was going to be a forum to discuss the proposed new legislation on Friday, 19 June 2009 at Northcott from 6pm-8pm. He commented that this meeting had not been well advertised.
The Committee questioned whether metered parking would still apply to disability parking given the difficulties many people with a disability experience attempting to access parking meters, especially when having to negotiate curbs.
ACTION: Joy Bramham to send out a copy of the discussion paper to Committee members.
6.2 Draft Access to Premises standards
The draft Access to Premises Standards report was released on Monday 15 June 2009. The draft Standards had approximately 161 submissions and included numerous recommendations. The Standards will now be redrafted before being presented to the legislative assembly for ratification.
6.3 Western Sydney Public Transport
A public transport meeting will be held at Granville Youth Recreation and Community Centre on Saturday 20 June 2009, 10am – 4pm. RSVPs are essential and can be done online or by phone.
6.4 International Day of People With a Disability (IDPWD)
Access Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 5:30pm
Rooms 1 & 2 Ground Floor Meeting Room
The meeting concluded at 7.15 pm