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Sydney to create inclusive public spaces

Sydney, Australia: A new policy from the City of Sydney will help create more inclusive streets and open spaces for communities.

The draft inclusive and accessible public domain policy is part of the City’s ongoing commitment to promote inclusion and accessibility across its public spaces as outlined in A City for All: Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017–2021.

The policy guides the design and maintenance of public infrastructure and spaces including footpaths, street furniture, parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

Specific guidance is included for kerb ramps, accessible public toilets, picnic settings and playgrounds in public parks.

It also includes guidelines for community gardens, footpath gardens and activities such as markets, to ensure these are inclusive and accessible for all people who want to be involved.

Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, said it is vital that open spaces, parks, footpaths and community facilities can be used by everyone, regardless of their ability.

Read more at Infrastructure Magazine