In response to the second review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 the Australian Government has developed The Whole Journey: A guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys.
The Guide seeks to encourage policy makers, planners, designers, builders, certifiers and operators to think beyond compliance and the physical and governance boundaries of services and infrastructure and focus instead on people's accessibility needs across their whole journey.
The Whole Journey Guide was endorsed by all state and territory transport Ministers at the Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting held on 10 November 2017. The guide was developed following a comprehensive consultation process involving all the major stakeholders including disability non-government organisations, public transport providers, and all levels of government, service providers and other interested individuals.
Initially this involved in-depth consultations and workshops around the nation with stakeholders including disability non-government organisations, public transport providers, and all levels of government, service providers and other interested individuals.
The draft guide was available for public comment from 27 March to 14 June 2017 and 43 formal submissionswere received. During this time the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development also partnered with Disabled People's Organisations Australia to hold in-depth focus group workshops with people with disability in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin.
- The Whole Journey: A guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys
- The Whole Journey: A guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys—audio version
Whole Journey Guide - public submissions
Below is a link to a list of submissions provided to the Department. Submissions marked confidential or those that were determined to contain private or confidential information have not been provided. All submissions provided to the Department were given consideration in the conduct of the review.
The material in the submissions presented on this website in relation to the Whole Journey: A guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys includes views or recommendations of third parties which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.
|No||Submission Author||Submission Link|
|1||Curtis, Andrew||PDF: 89 KB|
|2||Deaf Blind Association||PDF: 151 KB|
|3||Ryan, Mrs Margaret Anne||PDF: 370 KB|
|4||Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld)||PDF: 1365 KB|
|5||Disability Services Commissioner Victoria||PDF: 432 KB|
|6||Western Australian Local Government Association||PDF: 929 KB|
|7||Planning Institute Australia||PDF: 114 KB|
|8||Equal Opportunity Tasmania||PDF: 1875 KB|
|9||McPherson, John||PDF: 342 KB|
|10||Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (NT)||PDF: 941 KB|
|11||Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasian Association||PDF: 96 KB|
|12||Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Qld)||PDF: 382 KB|
|13||Edmondson, Elizabeth||PDF: 154 KB|
|14||Department Planning Transport and Infrastructure Accessibility Advisory Committee (SA)||PDF: 496 KB|
|15||Eric Martin and Associates||PDF: 361 KB|
|16||Inclusion Australia||PDF: 389 KB|
|18||Multiple Sclerosis Australia||PDF: 115 KB|
|19||Queenslanders with Disability Network Ltd||PDF: 393 KB|
|20||Association of Consultant in Access Australia||PDF: 319 KB|
|21||Australian Blindness Forum||PDF: 131 KB|
|22||Blind Citizens Australia||PDF: 135 KB|
|23||Donohue, Brendon||PDF: 100 KB|
|25||Harrison, Zack||PDF: 117 KB|
|26||Heart Foundation||PDF: 173 KB|
|27||Kingsborough Council||PDF: 220 KB|
|29||Spinal Life Australia||PDF: 89 KB|
|30||Sunshine Coast Council||PDF: 108 KB|
|31||Vision Australia||PDF: 163 KB|
|32||Australian Institute of Architects||PDF: 120 KB|
|33||Carers NSW and Carers Victoria||PDF: 396 KB|
|34||Cerebral Palsy Support Network||PDF: 74 KB|
|35||National Association of Women in Construction||PDF: 273 KB|
|36||Public Transport Ombudsman Victoria||PDF: 552 KB|
|37||Virgin Australia||PDF: 107 KB|
|38||Brisbane City Council||PDF: 2790 KB|
|39||Brisbane Residents United||PDF: 1409 KB|
|41||Spinal Cord Injuries Australia||PDF: 554 KB|
|42||Arthritis Australia||PDF: 427 KB|
|43||Transdev Australia||PDF: 482 KB|