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This page contains information about a former committee that was dissolved with the merger of Marrickville Council into Inner West Council on 12 May 2016.

Visit the Inner West Council website for information about the newly formed Strategic Reference Groups, which serve a similar role to the former Marrickville Council advisory and consultative committees.

The Marrickville Access Committee is a committee of Council to assist Council to identify and remove barriers preventing the participation of people with disability.

The role of the Committee is to:

  • Advise and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to access for people with disabilities to Council facilities and services and within the community generally; and
  • Provide a forum for issues relating to people with disabilities to be considered and discussed;
  • Provide a consultative forum to advise on policy, strategies and programs of Council as they relate to access and other issues of concern to people living with a disability, and
  • Advise on the implementation of Council's access policies and action plans.

The aim of the Access Policy is to:

"Provide all members of the community with equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of life in the local area."

An understanding and use of the social model of disability will underpin the work and advice of the Marrickville Access Committee. It is therefore explicit that:

  • Access is best achieved by focussing on the functional mobility, sensory and intellectual needs of the community rather than on types of impairment and disability experienced by individuals within it. Access should therefore be considered in terms of the relationship between the environment and the user, and not the restrictions of the user.
  • The participation needs of the community are best met through providing an inclusive community. In this respect the relationship between the environment and the whole community is important rather than a focus on the limitations of some of its members.
  • Language used should be complementary to this approach. Ideally terminology should indicate the intention of a facility or program, ie to be accessible. Similarly if it is necessary to refer to a person's disability then ensure the person takes precedence over the disability descriptor, i.e. person with a disability.

The Access Committee Terms of Reference can be downloaded here:

The Committee comprises Council officers, residents and support and service organisations. The Committee is chaired by a representative of the Councillors and is determined each year.

The Committee ordinarily meets on the second Thursday of each second month of the year at 6.00pm in the Function Room, Marrickville Council, 2–14 Fisher Street, Petersham 2049.

Meetings dates and times for 2016

  • Thursday 11 February, 6pm–8pm
  • Thursday 14 April, 6pm–8pm
  • Thursday 9 June, 6pm–8pm
  • Thursday 11 August, 6pm–8pm
  • Thursday 13 October, 6pm–8pm

Download agendas and minutes

The minutes from the previous meeting are contained within each agenda document.

Click either the "Word" or "PDF" link to open the download page for the selected file format.

April 2016

Agenda: Word, PDF

February 2016

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

October 2015

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

August 2015

Agenda: Word, PDF 
Minutes: Word, PDF

Related documents

Review of the Disability (Access to Premises – Building) Standards – June 2015 – Marrickville Access Committee submission

June 2015

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

April 2015

Agenda: PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

Related documents

Access Committee EAC Briefing note – 9 April 2015

Leichhardt Marrickville Community Transport Group (LMCTG) – Presentation to Access Committee

February 2015

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: PDF

October 2014

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

August 2014

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

June 2014

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

Proposed Accessible Ramp Program 2014–15

Other related documents

Marrickville Council submission on the review of the DSAPT draft report, May 2014 (Word)
Marrickville Council submission on the review of the DSAPT draft report, May 2014 (PDF)

April 2014

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

Related documents

DCP Access and parking discussion paper
Public Domain Study presentation and maps
Ability Links NSW program

February 2014

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

Related document

Disability Inclusion Bill 2014 – Marrickville Council submission: Word, PDF

October 2013

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

Related documents

Presentation by Transport for NSW: Accessible and inclusive transport
Presentation: Introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

August 2013

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

Related document – proposed Accessible Ramp Program for 2013/14

Map of the proposed program
Memo to the Marrickville Access Committee regarding the proposed program

June 2013

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

April 2013

Agenda: Word, PDF
Minutes: Word, PDF

February 2013

Word version
PDF version

October 2012

Word version
PDF version

August 2012

Word version
PDF version

June 2012

Word version
PDF version

April 2012

Word version
PDF version

February 2012

Word version
PDF version

October 2011

Word version
PDF version

August 2011

Word version
PDF version

June 2011

Word version
PDF version

Contact

Enquiries regarding the Committee should be directed to Council's Strategic Community Project Officer, Access and Inclusion on 9335 2074 or by email at dwoff@marrickville.nsw.gov.au.