Petition Progress: Disability Parking Eligibility Criteria Review Underway

The Minister has responded to Mr Batt’s recent petition calling for residents with vision impairments to be able to obtain a disability parking permit in Queensland.

The Minister advised the department of Transport and Main Roads will be conducting a review of the scheme’s eligibility criteria, with a result due mid 2019.

Mr Batt said the progress was certainty a step in the right direction.

“Since launching the petition, hundreds of people have contacted me to show their support, including Guide Dogs Queensland who wrote to every State MP voicing their support for the change,” he said. 

“People I speak with are shocked that Queenslanders with vision impairments are not already entitled to a disability parking permit to assist them and their carers. This change is supported by thousands of residents right across Queensland and I would like to again thank everyone who signed the petition.

“The petition does not seek additional parking spaces, we are simply calling on the government to allow those who are visually impaired to access the disability parking which already exists.

“A disability parking permit would one element of life so much easier and safer, not only for the resident, but for their assistance dog and their carer, too.

“I will not give up this fight until I see the changes to the criteria approved.”

ENDS

Read the Minister’s response here

Monday 18 March 2019

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