Ipswich City Council has a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for people with a disability. In January 1998 Ipswich City Council adopted a Social Justice Policy and a Disability, Access and Equity Policy. The establishment of these Policies demonstrated a commitment by Ipswich City Council to the valued contribution of each individual within our community and the role that Ipswich City Council plays in ensuring equality amongst all individuals.
The Disability Action Plan (which is currently under review) will address key theme areas such as:
Council's commitment to community partnerships is further evidenced by the participation of staff in a wide range of interagency activities that promote the aims and objectives of the Social Justice Policy and Disability, Access and Equity Policy.
The Ipswich Disability Interagency involves members from both government and non-government agencies networking and sharing information between providers of services to people with a disability and their carers. We discuss emerging needs of people with a disability and develop partnerships and encourage greater collaboration of network agencies to address these identified needs.
The meetings occur on the second Wednesday of every month and any disability service agency within or servicing the Ipswich region is welcome to join.
For more information please contact the Seniors & Disabilities Community Development Officer for Ipswich City Council, Karri Browne, ph: (07) 3810 6646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ipswich CBD Disability Access Parking Map provides the locations of disability access parking bays within the Ipswich central business area.
Motorists issued with an Australian Disability Parking Permit (ADPP) are entitled to:
Permit holders are not permitted to park in restricted parking areas, such as clearways, no stopping, loading areas and bus zones.
Queensland Disability Parking Permit (Red Permit) holders are entitled to park in disability parking bays in off-street locations only.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is responsible for the administration of Disability Parking Permits. For further information, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 132 380 or visit http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/