The Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards)

As required by Part 34 of the Transport Standards, the third five-year review of the Transport Standards will be undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department and the National Accessible Public Transport Advisory Committee and the Aviation Access Forum. Once complete the department will provide a final written report for consideration by the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General.

Terms of Reference

Scope

  • As required by Part 34 of the Transport Standards, the 2017 Review will review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards and will:
    • assess whether discrimination has been removed, as far as possible, according to the requirements for compliance set out in Schedule 1 of the Transport Standards; and
    • advise on any necessary amendments to the Transport Standards.
  • The Review will focus on:
    • reporting public views on progress towards achievement of targets set out in the Transport Standards;
    • assessing compliance with the requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the Transport Standards, in particular those under Part 3 of Schedule 1;
    • identifying initiatives and actions with respect to removing discrimination from public transport services undertaken by state and territory governments since the 2012 Review; and
    • assessing the progress of the implementation of the response to the 2012 Review

Issues Paper

The Transport Standards review Issues Paper has been made available for download with the closing date for submissions of 30 November 2018.

  • The Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) DOCX: 1870 KBPDF: 487 KB

Audio files

Further Information

For information on the Transport Standards, please contact the department via the Secretariat mailbox at DisabilitiesTransportAccessSecretariat@infrastructure.gov.au.

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Last Updated: 31 August, 2018