Seeking Expressions of Interest

Co-design Workshop – Department of Transport & Main Roads Accessibility and Inclusion Strategy

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) are seeking a range of diverse representatives to be participate in a workshop to assist with the co-design of Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR)’s Accessible Transport Network’s ‘Accessibility and Inclusion Strategy’

TMR are seeking diverse customers of public transport for this workshop including:

  • People with disability
  • People with medical or other health conditions
  • Seniors
  • People who speak English as a second language
  • Women – particularly women who are pregnant or use public transport at night
  • Parents who use prams, or have small children
  • People with chronic health conditions
  • People living on a low income

These workshops will take place in the following locations:

  • Brisbane (25th July)
  • Cairns (5th August)
  • Roma (20th August)

Purpose:

All Queenslanders have the right to participate in their community on an equal basis. The transport system should be easy to use, and everyone should have access to it.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)’s vision is for a single integrated transport network, accessible to everyone. To make this vision a reality, TMR are developing a strategy that will guide organisational change in the way services, infrastructure and pathways of employment are delivered and operate. Your input will help TMR understand how accessible and inclusive transport in Queensland is at present.

During the workshops, we want to hear your view of accessibility and inclusion in transport; what works well, what does not and the things that you think could make your journey more accessible and inclusive.

Remuneration and Support:

Financial support for travel to and from consultation may be available upon request to QDN.

This will be paid to you in the form of a Gift Card, upon completion of the workshop.

If support is required to participate (eg. AUSLAN interpreters, or other support needs), please advise us when completing your Expression of Interest application.

Role of the Representative:

As a representative your role is to speak up and provide feedback and advice based on your lived experience, and to share thoughts and ideas on how to make transport more accessible and inclusive.

To apply to be selected as a Representative you must:

  • Be a local resident in one of the consultation locations
  • Identify from one of the above stakeholder groups
  • Actively contribute to the consultation and share your thoughts, experiences and ideas on accessibility and inclusion in transport
  • Represent the perspective of others, not only your personal perspective

Time and location:

The consultations will be held in an accessible venue in your location and will run for two hours.

How to apply:

Either complete this quick ‘Expression of Interest’ form here: https://qdn.org.au/eoitmr-2/

You can also give us a call on 1300 363 783 to verbally put in your Expression of Interest with us.

A selection process will be undertaken for all Expressions of Interest, and you will be advised on the outcome of your application.

For any questions contact:

Janette Manly

Project Officer

Email at engage@qdn.org.au

Phone on 1300 363 783

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