To: Senator Fiona Nash, Federal Minister for Local Government

Make every playground in Australia inclusive

Make every playground in Australia inclusive

Legislate that all new playspaces are built to the principles of universal design.

Why is this important?

20% of Australians have a disability. These members of our community, along with their families and friends, are excluded from the basic joy of visiting a public playground.

Including people with disabilities does not cost more. It takes more time to consider the needs and think about access and inclusion at the planning stage; but the infrastructure does not cost more.

We need you to help us to get the local governments across Australia to agree to legislate inclusion in all new playspaces. The only cost for this legislation is the exclusion of hundreds of thousands of Australians.


Reasons for signing

  • Playgrounds are for everyone. All ages, stages & abilities.
  • 'It's a park where I get to play with my sister. It's a park where I get to play with my friends. It's a park where I get to play like every kid plays' -Alex Coombes
  • The need is there

Updates

2016-10-10 19:59:06 +1100

100 signatures reached

2016-10-10 17:12:11 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-10-10 12:46:41 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-09-21 09:58:21 +1000

10 signatures reached