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Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan 2012 - 2017 - Purpose

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Table of contents

1. Pedestrian mobility and transport

1.1 Walking, wheeling and driving safely around Brisbane

1.2 Catching public transport

2. Planning, development and infrastructure

2.1 Being actively engaged in planning an accessible city

2.2 Enjoying a well-designed built environment

2.3 Appreciating the benefits of civic infrastructure

3. Public buildings, venues and outdoor spaces

3.1 Public buildings that make you feel welcome

3.2 People friendly public spaces

3.3 Local meeting places where you can connect with your community

3.4 Parks and natural areas where you enjoy the great outdoors

4.Vibrant, informed and caring communities

4.1 Experiencing the support of inclusive, safe and diverse communities

4.2 Enjoying Brisbane's vibrant arts and culture scene

4.3 Staying active and healthy

4.4 Using libraries for lifelong learning

4.5 Adopting a more sustainable lifestyle

5. Your Council, working with you

5.1 Being an active citizen in an inclusive democracy

5.2 Having a say on the work we do that matters to you

5.3 Communicating and doing business with us

5.4 Understanding how local laws, rules and procedures relate to you

5.5 Keeping Brisbane clean, recycling waste and breathing clean air

5.6 Working in a disability confident organisation

5.7 Knowing your rates are paying for accessible services

The purpose of the Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-2017 is to document an integrated whole-of-Council approach to becoming a local government organisation that places priority on achieving equitable access and inclusion for everyone.

This plan will guide us in making mainstream facilities and services universally accessible to all residents and visitors, be they people with a disability, carers, seniors, people with temporary impairments or parents with young children.

This plan is focused on our local government role and responsibilities and what we can realistically achieve over the five years from 2012-2017.

The Brisbane Access and Inclusion Plan has several aims. These are:

  • eliminate, as far as practicable, direct and indirect discrimination in the provision of Council's services to Brisbane's residents and visitors
  • eliminate, as far as practicable, physical access barriers in Brisbane's public buildings and public spaces
  • provide leadership in the development and implementation of initiatives that contribute towards an inclusive Brisbane, particularly in the planning and design of accessible centres and neighbourhoods
  • become an Employer of Choice for people with a disability
  • provide better customer support, safer public and work environments and more efficient and effective services
  • provide a mechanism for advocating to other levels of government to improve services and access for everyone

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03 November 2014