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Wollongong Council calls for 'Access for People with Disability' feedback

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As part of Wollongong City Council’s focus on making the city more accessible to everyone, Council is asking for community feedback on the review of Chapter E1: Access for People with Disability in the Wollongong Development Control Plan (DCP) 2009.

The Wollongong DCP outlines how new developments need to be designed to meet the conditions of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and State-wide rules.

There are many chapters in the DCP, and some address different types of developments, development issues and specific locations. Chapter E1 includes information to facilitate equitable access for people with disability in the built environment.

“Designing infrastructure for people with disability is something that Council has proudly been working on in a number of different projects around the Wollongong region,” Cr Bradbery said.

“Most recently, Council finished works on the Austinmer Bathers Pavilion which included the addition of accessible amenities including an accessible toilet and changing space,” Cr Bradbery said.

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