A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029 - Achievements so far

Council has invested more than $230 million in projects to increase accessibility since 2012.

  • Delivered 100% of CityCats and buses with wheelchair and pram accessibility
  • Funded 143 community programs
  • Built seven accessible aqua play facilities
  • Provided 300,000+ trips in Council Cabs
  • Improved more than 40 playgrounds with enhanced accessibility
  • Provided weekly English conversation groups in libraries
  • Funded 250+ multicultural festivals
  • Improved accessibility at 21 community halls

Council is recognised as a national leader in addressing access and inclusion issues.

In 2012, Council released the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan, which provided a clear strategy to ensure Brisbane was a more accessible place to live. The plan was supported by targeted strategies outlined in the Seniors’ Strategy, and ongoing programs aimed at supporting culturally diverse communities.

Council’s investment in access and inclusion has been recognised with 25 state and national awards.

  • Disability, Access and Inclusion Awards 2017: National Awards for Local Government
  • Employer of the Year 2016: National Disability Awards
  • Queensland Inclusive Champions Awards 2015 and 2014: Spinal Injuries Australia
Last updated:27 March 2020