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Table of contents
- Lord Mayor's introduction
- Executive summary
- Our shared vision for Brisbane
- A profile of people who benefit from better access and inclusion in Brisbane
- Council's history of access and inclusion initiatives
- Reflection on Council's changing approach to access and inclusion
- How this plan was developed
- Implementation, monitoring and reporting
- An innovative local government role
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