At the last Council meeting I moved a motion asking administration to investigate ways to make businesses more accessible. The motion was carried unanimously. The above story in The City (page 7, 18 February 2015) provides some background on the benefits of a scheme to incentivise the retro-fitting and renovating of businesses to improve access.
Here is the text of the motion in full:
- Administration investigate how Council can support businesses in the City to be more accessible to people with disability;
- The investigation explores amongst various options, the idea of an incentive scheme to encourage increased accessibility by assisting businesses in making adaptions or renovations to their properties to ensure access for people with disability;
- Whilst conducting such an investigation administration consider best practice internationally and domestically, cost and administrative implications;
- A report on the above be presented to Council by June 2015.”