Access Advisory Committee MEETING

Notice of Meeting

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Friday, 24 July 2015

His Worship The Mayor and Councillors

I have by direction to inform you that a Access Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at Meeting Room 2, on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 for consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Agendas-and-Minutes.

 

Mr L O’Connor

Acting General Manager

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosures of Interest

5        Agenda Items

6.      General Business

7.      Next meeting Tuesday 10 November 2015   

 


 

Access Advisory Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Access Advisory Committee Meeting - 12 May 2015 (12/2123)

Agenda Items

ACC007-15       Accessible Bus Stop Program (12/1005)

(Report by Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden)....................................... 2

ACC008-15       Disability Action Plan (12/1005)

(Report by Aged and Disability Development Officer, Ms B Eggleton)................. 4

ACC009-15       2015 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards (12/1005)

(Report by Aged and Disability Development Officer, Ms B Eggleton)................. 5

ACC010-15       Access Ramp to Hurstville station (12/1005)

(Report by Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden)....................................... 6

ACC011-15       Disability Inclusion Action Plan (12/1005)

(Report by Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden)....................................... 7   

 


Hurstville City Council – Access Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, 11 August 2015

AGENDA

1.      Apologies 

2.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

MINUTES: Access Advisory Committee Meeting - 12 May 2015 (12/2123)

3.      Matters Arising from Previous Meeting

4.      Disclosure of Interest


Hurstville City Council – Access Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, 11 August 2015

5.      Agenda Items

ACC007-15       Accessible Bus Stop Program 

Report Author/s

Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden

File

12/1005

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides an update on the Accessible Bus Stop Program.

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.

 

REPORT DETAIL

Following is a list of the bus stop locations where accessible works were carried out during the 2014-15 financial year.

 

The works along King Georges Rd were quite significant in terms of costs associated with logistics which involved night work and traffic control measures.

 

Most of the accessible works carried out involved the provision of boarding areas and in at least one location additional path paving was needed from a kerb ramp in a side street to the bus stop in order to provide access to the boarding area.

 

At this time there have been a total of 70 bus stops which have been upgraded to be accessible under the Program. 

 

The program will continue in 2015-16 with priority being given to those bus stops identified in the original audit report.        

 

 

BUS053

589 Forest Rd

Forest Rd

 

Peakhurst

BUS054

41 Hodge St.

Hodge St

 

Hurstville

BUS055

696 King Georges Rd

King Georges Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS056

648 King Georges Rd

King Georges Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS057

618 King Georges Rd

King Georges Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS058

590 King Georges Rd

King Georges Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS059

559 King Georges Rd

King Georges Rd

 

Penshurst

BUS060

591 King Georges Rd

King Georges Rd

 

Penshurst

BUS061

1 Clarence St.

King Georges Rd

 

Penshurst

BUS062

Cnr Bristol Road and Croydon Road

Croydon Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS063

131 Croydon Road

Croydon Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS064

143 Croydon Road

Croydon Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS065

197 Croydon Road

Croydon Rd

 

Hurstville

BUS066

144 Boundary Rd

Boundary Rd

 

Peakhurst

BUS067

95 Boundary Rd

Boundary Rd

 

Peakhurst

BUS068

98 Boundary Rd

Boundary Rd

 

Peakhurst

BUS069

51 Boundary Rd

Boundary Rd

 

Mortdale

 

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Access Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, 11 August 2015

ACC008-15       Disability Action Plan 

Report Author/s

Aged and Disability Development Officer, Ms B Eggleton

File

12/1005

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

No

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides updated information on the Works carried out at the Penshurst Child Care Centre as part of the Disability Action Plan

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.

 

 

REPORT DETAIL

The works carried out at the Penshurst Child Care Centre has been completed. The 2 internal doors have been widened and the sliding door that accesses the outdoor play area has been completely replaced by a wider opening door. The concrete pathways, which doubles as a bike track for bikes and peddle cars, has been completed. The pathway leads down to the emergency meeting point.

 

The Child Care Centre has engaged a landscaper to design user friendly and edible gardens around these tracks for the children to enjoy.

 

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Access Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, 11 August 2015

ACC009-15       2015 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards 

Report Author/s

Aged and Disability Development Officer, Ms B Eggleton

File

12/1005

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

No

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Nil

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides information on the winner of the Excellence in Accessibility Awards 

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.

 

REPORT DETAIL

The Excellence in Accessibility Awards is one of the categories in the 2015 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards. This award was won by Top Shelf Catering which is based in the Mortdale RSL Club, Mortdale. Top Shelf Catering was the winner from 8 other applicants in this year’s awards.

 

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Access Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, 11 August 2015

ACC010-15       Access Ramp to Hurstville station 

Report Author/s

Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden

File

12/1005

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Nil

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report highlights issues with bikes being secured on the hand rails of the access ramp to the Hurstville railway station.

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Committee consider the issue and identify any possible actions that could be taken.

 

REPORT DETAIL

Council has received representations regarding the practice of bicycles being secured to the hand rails of the access ramp to the Hurstville railway station causing possible obstructions to persons using the ramp.

 

Although there are a number of bike racks installed on the landing of the ramp there are not sufficient numbers to accommodate the number of bike riders wishing to leave their bike there and as a result they are securing them to the hand rails.

 

The matter has been referred to the Access Committee for consideration and any suggestions on actions that could be taken.     

 

 

 

  


Hurstville City Council – Access Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, 11 August 2015

ACC011-15       Disability Inclusion Action Plan 

Report Author/s

Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden

File

12/1005

Previous Reports Referenced

No

Community Strategic Plan Pillar

Social and Cultural Development

Existing Policy?

Yes

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within Budget

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Disability Inclusion Act 2104 requires Council to prepare a Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

 

AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the report be received and noted.

 

REPORT DETAIL

Under the provisions of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 Council is required to prepare a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) which sets out the measures to be taken in relation to its functions so that people with disability can access services and activities in the community.

 

The DIAP is not required to be finalised until 1 July 2107 however it is proposed to commence preparation in the second half of the current financial year and complete it in the 2016-17 year.

 

As consultation is an integral part of the process the Access Committee will play an important role in ensuring that the interests of people with disability are well represented and that the DIAP meets the requirements of the Disability Inclusion Act.

 

A further report will be submitted to the Committee at a later date outlining the project.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.      General Business

7.      Next Meeting