18 April 2018

The panel provided comment on the review of late-night trading in Sydney. It discussed the importance of everyone, including people with disability, having equitable access to emergency services, particularly late at night and suggested the City consider including emergency help buttons within key public infrastructure. The panel also supported continued work by police to raise awareness and educate community and venue operators on the importance of safety, inclusion and access to venues.

The panel also provided feedback on A City for All – draft social sustainability policy and action plan 2018–2028. The panel welcomed the policy and action plan and congratulated the City for focusing on future opportunities around inclusion and equity across the city. The panel welcomed the alignment with key actions in the Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017–2021 and supported the use of targets against key performance measures to track progress and monitor outcomes.

21 February 2018

The City welcomed 5 new panel members: Max Burt, Nidhi Shekaran, Riana Head-Toussaint, Sabrina Houssami-Richardson and Tara Elliffe. These 5 members join 5 continuing members on the panel. The new panel members participated in an induction and orientation of the City, including an overview of Sustainable Sydney 2030 and the Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017–2021.

Panel members provided advice on the City’s draft cycling strategy. The panel was supportive of the disability-inclusive cycling programs currently provided by the City. The panel suggested the City continue to educate the community and raise awareness around cycling safety, particularly for shared path zones and wheelchair users on cycle paths.

The panel continued to provide feedback on the future City of Sydney street furniture update.


Last updated: Thursday, 3 May 2018