Minutes of the Inclusion & Access Advisory Group

 

 

Meeting Date:     Monday, 6 May 2019

Location:            Osprey Training Room, Level 1, City Administrative Building, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   11.00am

 

 

The following members were present:

 

Clr Patricia White – Chairperson

Mr Arthur Ball

Ms Annette Pham

Mr Bill Deaves

Ms Kylie Knight

Mr Theo Bagou

Ms Nola Stephens

Ms Jackie Kay

Mr Chris Mitchell

 

Others present

Catherine Campbell – Senior Community Development Officer

Hayden Fineran – Community Development Officer

Garon Irwin – Manager Building and Compliance

Theo Prakash – Transport Engineer

Scott Wells – Principal Traffic Engineer

Janaya Hennessy – Community Development Cadet (Aboriginal)

 

 

Apologies / Leave of Absence

 

Apologies were received from Clr Digiglio, Clr Findley, Jodie Hoger and Tom Dimec.

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

RESOLVED (Jackie Kay / Arthur Ball)

 

That the Minutes of the Inclusion & Access Advisory Group held on Monday 18 February 2019 be confirmed.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Declarations of Interest

 

Nil

 

 

Presentations

 

IA19.22      National Disability Strategy - Federal Government Review

HPERM Ref: D19/144598

Donna-Corbyn - Community Development Officer addressed the meeting to advise that the Federal Government is reviewing the National Disability Strategy.

The Federal Government is currently seeking comments regarding the Strategy. Members of the public have been invited to workshops that are being held in each capital city and a number of other locations, the closest of which is being held in Campbelltown.

The link to the National Disability Strategy which includes easy to read documents and information relating to the Workshops is below:

https://engage.dss.gov.au/a-new-national-disability-strategy-for-beyond-2020/

Members felt that it is important for the Shoalhaven to have a voice at these Workshops.

 

RECOMMENDATION (Kylie Knight / Nola Stephens)

That:

1.      The Inclusion and Access Advisory Group (IAAG) recommend that Council authorise the Travel and associated costs for a Council Staff member, members of the IAAG and available Councillors to attend the National Disability Strategy Workshop at Campbelltown.

2.      Council include the information relating to the National Disability Strategy Review on Council’s Website and Facebook Page and also distribute the information through the Community Development Networks.

CARRIED

 

 

 

IA19.17      Presentation - Pathway - Kings Point to Princes Highway

HPERM Ref: D19/76924

Allan Haynes addressed the meeting and provided members with an overview of issues relating to the Foot/Cycle path between Kings Point and the Princes Highway.

It was noted during the presentation that there isn’t a safe space or path for residents to travel on from Kings Point to the Princes Highway.

Theo Bagou advised that there are the same scenarios at Matron Porter Drive.

Scott Wells – Principal Traffic Engineer responded and advised that Council is currently working through a prioritised list of Works for footpath improvements and that later in the year a revised list will be submitted to Council for consideration.

A temporary bandaid solution was requested.

Clr White suggested to build under the powerlines easement. Clr White also noted that Council has a Community Pathways Program like the path between Bawley Point and Kiaola.

 

 

 

 


 

Reports

 

IA19.18      Update - Representation on Tourism Working Groups - Inclusion and Access Group

HPERM Ref: D19/82646

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Inclusion and Access Advisory Group receive the report for information and;

1.    Advise which groups they would like to have a representative, and

2.    Confirm the nominated representatives on the STAG working group/s:

a.    Strategy and Planning (insert name)

b.    Industry Development (insert name)

c.    Product Development (insert name)

 

RESOLVED (Annette Pham / Kylie Knight)

That the Inclusion and Access Advisory Group receive the report for information and;

1.      Advise which groups they would like to have a representative, and

2.      Confirm the nominated representatives on the STAG working group/s:

a.    Strategy and Planning  Annette Pham

b.    Industry Development  Kylie Knight

c.    Product Development  Annette Pham

3.      Jackie Kay be provided with all information and documentation from all Working Groups.

CARRIED

 

 

IA19.19      Update on Actions - April 2019

HPERM Ref: D19/127125

The members discussed the Action Table, attached to the Minutes.

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the Inclusion and Access Advisory Group receive the Update on Actions report for information.

 

RESOLVED (Bill Deaves / Arthur Ball)

That the Inclusion and Access Advisory Group receive the Update on Actions report for information.

CARRIED

 

 

IA19.20      Investigation into accessibility to buses

HPERM Ref: D19/93908

Bill Deaves advised that to book a ticket to travel to Wollongong on Premier (Nowra Coaches) they require 3 days advanced notice for people with accessibility.

Jackie Kay advised that they may require advanced notice to shuffle the accessible bus to the right location.

 

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the investigation report on accessibility to buses be received.

 

RESOLVED (Bill Deaves / Arthur Ball)

That:

1.      The investigation report on accessibility to buses be received for information.

2.      Council and the IAAG write to Premier (Nowra Coaches) seeking feedback on the requirement for advanced bookings.

CARRIED

 

 

IA19.21      Ulladulla Subway and Services NSW accessible parking investigation

HPERM Ref: D19/102914

Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

That the report on the Ulladulla Subway and Services NSW accessible parking investigation be received for information.

 

RECOMMENDATION(Clr White / Kylie Knight)

That:

1.      The report on the Ulladulla Subway and Services NSW accessible parking investigation be received for information.

2.      Council write a letter the State Government (Service NSW, who are the tenants) advising that the ramp does not meet the standard and that Council is seeking their assistance to provide a disabled car park in front of the Service NSW noting that Council has approved for the access space to be provided at the front of Service NSW however the Landlord has refused.

CARRIED

 

      

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

IA19.23      Additional Item - Medium Density - Submission

 

Jackie Kay raised concerns regarding the item that will be submitted to the Development and Environment Committee meeting about Medium and Low Density.

 

Jackie tabled some information that may be included in a submission from individuals and/or the Inclusion and Access Advisory Group.

 

RESOLVED (Jackie Kay / Chris Mitchell)

That members of the IAAG work with Council staff to form a Submission and then hold and E-Meeting for the Group to adopt and then register the submission for the Low Density public exhibition.

CARRIED

 

 

IA19.24      Additional Item - Footpath issues - PAMP - Invitation Gareth Ward

 

Kylie Knight raised concerns about the footpath near the pool on Scenic Drive. Photos of the area were tabled for members information.

 

Kylie suggested that Council establish a policy for pedestrians and/or footpaths that highlights accessibility.

 

RESOLVED (Kylie Knight / Jackie Kay)

That:

1.      The Hon Gareth Ward be invited to a future meeting of the IAAG to discuss access funding options to address issues that are of concern in the Shoalhaven LGA.

2.      Council staff be invited to the next meeting to provide information and talk about the PAMP

3.      A copy of the PAMP be circulated to members of the IAAG prior to the next meeting.

4.      Staff provide the link and information in relation to Snap Send Solve.

CARRIED

 

 

IA19.25      Additional Item - Access to Council Owned Property - Sub-Committee

 

This matter was raised from the Actions Table and raised at the 2018 December meeting.

 

It was noted that staff would need to facilitate the Sub-Committee.

 

RESOLVED (By consent)

That the Sub-Committee meet prior to the next meeting and submit a report.

CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting concluded, the time being 1.03pm.

 

 

Clr Patricia White

CHAIRPERSON