WALGA consults with its members on a variety of topics to inform our advocacy and service offering to members.

The scope of our requests for feedback reflects the range of operations conducted by Local Government.
Please see below for items for which we are currently seeking feedback from our members.

Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport: Draft

The Commonwealth Government invites feedback on draft accessibility guidelines for a whole of journey approach to public transport.

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards), are formulated under subsection 31(1) of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA).

The DDA requires the Transport Standards to be reviewed every five years - the first review commenced in 2007 and the second in 2012. The next review is scheduled to commence this year.

Recommendation 4 of the 2012 review proposed the development of accessibility guidelines for a whole of journey approach to public transport to act as a planning tool.
 
The Commonwealth Government supported this recommendation, which has resulted in the development of  the report The Whole Journey: A Guide for Thinking Beyond Compliance to Create Accessible Public Transport Journeys.
 
WALGA is proposing to prepare a submission and is seeking to identify issues and perspectives from all Local Governments by Friday, 5 May

A copy of the guide is available here.

For more information or to provide feedback, email Policy Officer Transport and Roads, Marissa MacDonald or call 9213 2050.