FOR THE MEETING TO BE HELD ON
14 OCTOBER 2010.
MARRICKVILLE ACCESS COMMITTEE
Council resolved, at its meeting held on 13 July 1993, that the role of the
Marrickville Access Committee will be as follows:
"The Marrickville Access Committee shall be a committee of Council to
assist Council to identify and remove barriers preventing the participation
of people with disabilities in Council and community services and
The Committee will:
1. Advise and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to
access for people with disabilities to Council facilities and services
and within the community generally; and
2. Provide a forum for issues relating to people with disabilities to be
considered and discussed.
The Committee shall be chaired by the Chairperson of the Community
Services Committee, or the Director, Community Services in the event of
their absence, and comprise Council officers, Residents and Support and
The Committee ordinarily meets on the second Thursday of each second
month of the year at 6.00pm in the Function Room, Marrickville Council, 2-
14 Fisher Street, Petersham 2049.
Enquiries regarding the Committee should be directed to Council's
Community Worker, Disability Services on 9335 2074.
Council adopted, at its meeting held on 16 August 1999, the DDA Access
Action Plan and Access Policy. The Access Policy's aim is to:
"Provide all members of the community with equal opportunity to
participate in all aspects of life in the local area."
MARRICKVILLE COUNCIL ACCESS COMMITTEE
NOTICE OF MEETING
The next meeting of the Marrickville Access Committee is to be held at 6.00
p.m. on Thursday 14 October 2010, in the Function Room at Level 3
Marrickville Council Administrative Centre,
14 Fisher Street, Petersham.
ITEM 1. Attendance and Apologies
ITEM 2. Minutes of the meeting held on 12 August 2010
ITEM 3. Council Advisory Committees Review - discussion
ITEM 4. International White Cane Day Campaign - update
ITEM 5. Access and Inclusion Projects – update
Marrickville Matters on audio
Accessible Transport – pre-pay tickets
International Day of People with a disAbility
ITEM 6. General Business
ITEM 7. Next Meeting
10 FEBRUARY 2011
14 APRIL 2011
9 JUNE 2011
11 AUGUST 2011
This information is available on audio, large print and electronically through
email upon request. For details contact Council's Community Worker,
Disability Services on 9335 2074.
Agenda and minutes are now available in word and PDF formats on Council’s
For more detailed information on public transport ring the infoline on;
Or visit the transport jumpstation at; www.131500.com.au
For information on CityRail stations visit: http://www.cityrail.info
Then follow the menus to station facilities.
Note There are no Easy Access stations in Marrickville.
Mobility Parking is available in the Council carpark (2 spaces), Fisher St
and adjacent to the Petersham Town Hall in Frederick St (1 spaces).
For Accessible Taxis: call 8332 0200 or visit www.zero200.com.au
(approximate cost from Central Station to Petersham is $25)
MINUTES OF MARRICKVILLE ACCESS COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, 12 AUGUST 2010.
CHAIR: Cr. Fiona Byrne/Kevin Smith
MINUTE TAKER: Glenn Redmayne
ITEM 1. Attendance
Cr Fiona Byrne Councillor
Glenn Redmayne Strategic Community Project Officer, Access & Inclusion x2074
Bharat Rai Ethnic Childcare, Family & Community Services 9569 1288
Sharon Maher Inner West Community Transport 9745 5800
Ranji Nadarajah Senior Engineer x2211
Luigi Signorelli Community Facilities, Assets Coordinator x2035
Joe Di Cesare Ben Williams Cheryl Baume Patrick Bridge
Michael Small Sarah Wells John Donoghue
Ann-Mason Furmage Kerrie Lorimer Sam French
Jennifer Moon Lisa Burns Morna Scott
ITEM 2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting and Business Arising from the Minutes
The minutes as circulated were adopted.
Moved: Cr. Fiona Byrne
Seconded: Bharat Rai
Business arising reported as follows:
Item 5 – Guide Dogs NSW/ACT 2010 client survey results
Action underway. A series of articles are under development to encourage the public to
keep pathways safe and clear. Issues relating to control and behaviour of non guide
dogs have been raised under the Dogs in Parks Strategy. Further promotional
opportunities are also being explored.
The Committee were advised of the resignation of Michael Small who has been a long
standing and committed member of the Committee for over 10 years. Michael gave
notice due to his plans to relocate interstate which will preclude his ability to attend.
The committee received this news with regret and extended an invitation to stay in
contact along with wishing him the best of luck in his new direction. It was also
suggested that a letter of appreciation be sent thanking Michael for his generous and
valuable service over the many years and projects he has been involved with.
Letter of appreciation for services to the Committee be drafted to Michael Small.
ITEM 3. National Disability Strategy
A discussion was had following a briefing on the Federal Governments National Disability
Strategy. Committee members were invited to read through the strategy particularly those
aspects related to their area of work or interest. It was agreed that the members would
benefit from becoming more aware of issues and directions within the six policy areas of
the report. In addition, that consideration is given on possible impacts of these key policy
areas within a local government context.
It was agreed that pending outcomes of the Federal election, the strategy would be
considered further at a future meeting.
See attachment #1 for further details.
That the Committee note the Federal Governments National Disability Strategy and
revisit at a future meeting to consider implementation issues for the local government
ITEM 4. Accessible Pathways Planning
The draft 2010/11 program was tabled for the Committee’s consideration. It was noted that
the Committee had been advised of much of the program previously as part of a draft 3
year forward plan.
The Chair indicated preference for the accessible pathways program to be funded as a
percentage of an existing related infrastructure program rather than the annual $60,000
budget that is increasingly limited due to rising costs. This would enable the program to
sustain relative progress with other programs.
The issue of negotiating with other services such as Energy Australia was also raised. It
was noted that Council is not able to have a contract with public energy (for street lighting
etc) providers and therefore capacity to broker better outcomes including provision of kerb
ramps in certain locations was limited.
The 2010/11 program was endorsed by the Committee with implementation to commence
Moved: Glenn Redmayne
Seconded: Cr. Fiona Byrne
ITEM 5. Annual Management Plan 2010/14
The Committee was advised of Key Council (Access) Priorities for 2010/1, these include;
Coordinate Council’s Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan priorities
Complete upgrade works at Newtown Town Hall including lift and internal
Provide input into the NSW Government bus reform program and Easy Access
railway station upgrades
Implement a staged program of bus stop modifications to meet accessibility
ITEM 6. Access Aware Project
A meeting was held on 5 August 2010 with Access Aware staff to discuss the program and
future promotion opportunities following a successful visit by the Access Aware team to
Wagga. Discussions have also commenced to identify potential for involvement with
Council’s Sustainable Business Network.
The Committee will be kept informed on progress of the program.
ITEM 7. General Business
a) It was advised that a review of Council’s Consultative committee’s is to be undertaken.
It was noted that this has been largely covered with the Access Committee prior and
through the development of the Inclusion Action Plan. More details will be provided at the
b) It was noted that pending Council endorsement the new Marrickville LEP/DCP will be
put on public exhibition.
ITEM 8. Next Meeting
The next meeting will be on 14 October 2010
MEETING CLOSED 7.22pm
MARRICKVILLE ACCESS COMMITTEE
AGENDA ITEM: 3
Function Room Thursday 12 August 2010
Subject/Topic: National Disability Strategy – summary of key points
The Strategy covers six policy areas:
• Inclusive and accessible communities
- the physical environment including public transport; parks, buildings and housing; digital
information and communications technologies; civic life including social, sporting,
recreational and cultural life.
• Rights protection, justice and legislation
- statutory protections such as anti-discrimination measures, complaints mechanisms,
advocacy, the electoral and justice systems.
• Economic security
- jobs, business opportunities, financial independence, adequate income support for those not
able to work, and housing.
• Personal and community support
- inclusion and participation in the community, person-centred care and support provided by
specialist disability services and mainstream services; informal care and support.
• Learning and skills
- early childhood education and care, schools, further education, vocational education;
transitions from education to employment; life-long learning.
• Health and wellbeing
- health services, health promotion and the interaction between health and disability systems;
wellbeing and enjoyment of life.
Key Issues for Marrickville Access Committee:
The six outcomes
Outcome: People with disability live in accessible and well designed communities with opportunity
for full inclusion in social, economic, sporting and cultural life.
2. Rights protection, justice and legislation
Outcome: People with disability have their rights promoted, upheld and protected.
3. Economic security
Outcome: People with disability, their families and carers have economic security, enabling them
to plan for the future and exercise choice and control over their lives.
4. Personal and community support
Outcome: People with disability, their families and carers have access to a range of supports to
assist them live independently and actively engage in their communities.
5. Learning and skills
Outcome: People with disability achieve their full potential through their participation in an
inclusive high quality education system that is responsive to their needs. People with disability have
opportunities to continue learning throughout their lives.
6. Health and wellbeing
Outcome: People with disability attain highest possible health and wellbeing outcomes throughout
That the Committee note the Federal Governments National Disability Strategy and revisit at a
future meeting to consider implementation issues for the local government area.