People With Disabilities ACT held a successful forum on access issues at the ACT Legislative Assembly on 23 October 2015.

The forum brought together the Minister for Disability, the Shadow Minister for Planning and a host of community leaders to discuss the future of access in an ageing Canberra.

Amongst the ideas to emerge from the forum were:

  • A Canberra Access Charter to ensure excellence in access to the built environment across the city
  • A proposal for mandated timeframes for buses to meet DDA standards
  • Proposals for a single coordination point for resolving access issues
  • A focus on access Blackspots such as Bunda St.

Outcomes from the forum have informed PWD ACT’s policy development and advocacy including our submission in the 2015/16 ACT Budget Community Consultation process: