Sydney, Australia Action Plan for People with Disabilities

From Green Policy
Jump to: navigation, search

Sydney, Australia

Loading map...

Type: Policy

Status: Established on 10/28/02

Source File:


While significant improvements to the accessibility of the City’s services and facilities have been achieved in recent years, the City recognises that there is still much more that can and should be done.

To demonstrate its firm commitment to continually improving access, on 28 October 2002 Council endorsed the first Action Plan for People with Disabilities. You can download a copy of the Action Plan as a PDF or MS Word document.

The Action Plan was developed following widespread public consultation, and in accordance with guidelines prepared by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the NSW Government Disability Policy Framework Guidelines and the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

The Action Plan identifies barriers to access and commits the City to implementing and achieving further practical initiatives and outcomes.

Specific actions, timeframes, priorities and outcomes have been attributed to each aspect of the Plan. Most of the initiatives will be funded out of existing capital works and routine maintenance budgets, however in 2002/03 an additional $850,000 was provided to specifically fund high priority actions identified in the first year of the Plan.

Among other things, the Action Plan includes a $5M upgrade to improve disabled access in Sydney Town Hall, installation of new kerb ramps on city streets to allow easier wheelchair access, and access audits and improvements to city buildings and in the public domain.

Ensuring that disability issues are ‘mainstreamed’ and incorporated into the day-to-day thinking and working of the organisation is a critical component of the Plan, and fundamental to its success.

A copy of the Plan has been lodged with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. In addition, the community will be kept informed on implementation of the Plan.

The City is currently developing an Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2007 -- 2010 which will extend the work done by the previous Action Plan.

Personal tools

Daily Green Stories
About Our Network
Navigate GreenPolicy
Hot Times
Climate Action Plans 360
GreenPolicy360 in Focus
Going Green
Global Green New Deal
Green Education
Relational Eco-Politics
Biodiversity, Protecting Life
New Visions of Security
Strategic Demands
'Planetary Health Pledge'
Global Food Revolution
Countries & Maps
Digital 360
Fact-Checking, 'Facts Count'
Data, Intelligence, Science
GreenPolicy360 & Science
Climate Denial / Misinfo
GreenPolicy Reviews
Envir Legis Info (U.S.)
Envir-Climate Laws (U.S.)
Trump Era Enviro-Rollbacks
Wiki Ballotpedia (U.S.)
Wiki Politics (U.S.)
Wikimedia Platform
Green News/Dailies
Green News Services (En)
Green Zines (En)
Green Lists @Wikipedia
Climate Action UN News
Climate Agreement / INDCs
Wikipedia on Climate
GrnNews Reddit Daily
Climate Current Metrics
Climate Historic Studies
Climate Change - MIT
Climate Change - NASA
Copernicus Programme
EcoInternet Search Engine
Ecosia Search Engine
Identify Nature's Species