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 is to commence by the conclusion of 2017. This review will be undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General's Department and the National Accessible Public Transport Advisory Committee and the Aviation Access Forum. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will provide a final written report for consideration by the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development in consultation with the Attorney-General.

Terms of Reference

Scope

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Further Information

Further information concerning the third review Issues Paper and consultation sessions will be placed on this page early in 2018.

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: 18 December, 2017