The aim of the Lane Cove Council’s Access Committee is to assist Council increase and promote general awareness of access, mobility and safety issues in the community and more specifically for people with disabilities.
An Access Committee was re-established by Council in 2004. The Committee's charter is to:-
- Advise on access and mobility which strengthens Council’s planning instruments, e.g. Plans of Management, Adaptable Housing, the Access and Mobility Development Control Plan and the LEP.
- Have the opportunity for input into strategic policies to incorporate access initiatives through consultation with older people, those with disabilities, service providers and stakeholders.
- Assist in increasing awareness and responsiveness of staff, the public and Councillors in access and mobility issues which meet the needs of the Lane Cove community – e.g. by providing knowledge and resources towards developing and improving accessible toilets, accessible transport, accessible public spaces, etc.