30 March 2016
The first panel meeting for 2016 included 5 new panel members – Phillippa Carnemolla, Morwenna Collett, Judy Harwood, Julie Millard and Mark Tonga, who were appointed in February 2016.
The new panel members were given an induction and orientation to the City of Sydney including an overview of Sustainable Sydney 2030 and the Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2014–2017.
The panel identified its priorities for 2016. These include linking with the City’s Retail Advisory Panel to discuss opportunities for business and people with disability, and making events in the city more accessible.
The panel also looks forward to further consultation on Hyde Park, light rail in the city centre and the City's draft social sustainability discussion paper.
15 March 2016
Special joint meeting with the Transport for NSW Accessible Transport Advisory Committee
The City's panel joined with the Transport for NSW Accessible Transport Advisory Committee for a special briefing about light rail on George Street.
Transport for NSW staff and representatives from the consortium constructing light rail briefed the meeting about the testing outcomes of 5 design prototypes for a hazard warning edge along the light rail corridor in George Street.
The panel gave advice about the design and placement of help buttons, which will provide information on wait times and destinations of next services for visually impaired passengers. The panel also advised bollard placement on footpaths should be carefully considered to ensure the safety of vision impaired people.
Last updated: Monday, 9 May 2016