I AM a new resident in the LGA area of Bayswater. I am also an advocate for people with disabilities and a “Count me in” ambassador for the disability sector.
As a person who walks many kilometres every day in pursuit of good health, I am accorded the opportunity to observe how people without disabilities can be completely selfish to the access needs and requirements of people with disabilities.
I have observed 14 vehicles parked across driveways and access points, making it impossible for people in wheelchairs to get past.
For those who are sight-impaired, this poses an additional risk when they have to walk out into the road to get past.
Parents pushing prams will be similarly endangered.
I wrote to the Mayor of the City of Bayswater some weeks ago and to date have not even had the courtesy of a response.
I wonder how this satisfies the City’s adherence to its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan?
President, National Ethnic Disability Alliance.