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Disability access - Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Island

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Rachel Sullivan
110 Sycamore Parade

Total Signatures - 202

Sponsoring Member: Peter Dowling MP

Posting Date: 12/11/2009

Tabled Date: 12/11/2009

Responded By: Hon Rachel Nolan MP on 16/06/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House to the issue of inadequate disabled access to public transport facilities at the Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Island jetties.The Victoria Point jetty is the primary access point for services to Coochiemudlo Island. The island is home to local residents and receives a great many recreational visitors and tourists by ferry each year. The ferries provide transport for more than 340 000 fares annually.The mainland and island jetties are serviced by stairs which do not meet the requirements for access by citizens with disabilities. Residents, visitors and guests with mobility limiting conditions, prams, trolleys and young children are also highly disadvantaged by the stairway access to the ferry service.Your petitioners therefore respectfully request the House to urgently address this matter by installing appropriate disability access in accordance with Australian Standards to the jetties situated at Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Island respectively.