Gold Coast becoming more accessible for locals and visitors

THE GOLD Coast continues to be a ‘better place to live’ according to our leader.

Mayor Tom Tate launched the Accessible and Inclusive City Action Plan at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre yesterday, calling it a benchmark in accessible City buildings.

“Providing good access makes good business sense. We will ensure we are nationally and internationally recognised as an accessible destination,” Mayor Tate said.


The five-year plan outlines work still to be done, including more than 170 actions to be achieved across seven priority areas from employment and recruitment processes to transport, infrastructure and activities.

“We’re working towards creating a city where everyone is included, and where equity of access is routinely considered across our operations,” he said.

“This plan will make our city a better place to live and visit for people of all age groups and abilities.”

It also assists with preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by including actions to develop a mobility or visitor map identifying accessible facilities in the city and networking with providers to increase accessible tourism.