Access Advisory Panel

The City of Melville Access Advisory Panel (AAP)  advocates for the access requirements of people with disability, older people and promote universal access across the City of Melville. The Access Advisory Panel has been recognised internationally as best practice in the America Association of Retired People’s publication Liveable Communities for All.

The Panel meet every three months at the City of Melville Civic Centre and provides representative input/advice on:

  • Items referred to the panel by City of Melville administration, including but not limited to development applications, plans for special events, identified City-initiated projects or programs, and proposals for works on City-managed property; and
  • The City of Melville’s own plans and strategies including the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-2017 (DAIP);

Membership is by application, and members include:

  • City of Melville residents with disability
  • Local older people;
  • Parents/carers/advocates of people with disability; and
  • Representatives from service providers for people with disability.

Previous Projects

Below is a list of projects the Access Advisory Panel has reviewed:

•The Little Hands Festival

•The Point Walter Festival

•A new three-storey classroom at All Saints College

•A large new sports centre at Corpus Christi College

•An upgrade to the Piney Lakes Sensory Playground

•The new three-storey Challenger Institute of Technology building on Murdoch Drive

•A public realm upgrade out the front of the shops on Davis Road in Attadale

•The Sculpture Walk at Deep Water Point

•The Disability Action Plan for Museums and Libraries in the City of Melville

•The upcoming upgrade to Garden City Shopping Centre

•Public toilets around the City of Melville

•A new four-storey mixed-use building (offices and apartments/day care) in the Riseley Activity Centre

•A set of two 20-storey mixed use buildings (offices, small bar and apartments) in the Canning Bridge Activity Centre

•The City’s  Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

•A new four-storey mixed use building (offices and residential care) in Willagee

•A new 22-storey mixed use building (food shops and apartments) in the Canning Bridge Activity Centre

•A new church and three-storey apartment building in Willagee

•Access improvements for the front entrance of Blue Gum Community Centre.

More information

If you are interested to be involved with the Access Advisory Panel, please contact Will Schaefer, Senior Strategic Urban Planner, at the City of Melville on 9364 0642 or

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