Constituency Question – Paul Angel (Disabled Parking)

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie)—(Question 1291) My constituency question is for the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing. I have been contacted by a constituent, Mr Paul Angel of Airport West, who is trying to improve car parking accessibility for disabled people. Mr Angel’s wife, Margaret, and both adult children, Peter and Beck, live with the condition hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type II and are often unable to stand or walk, and therefore use wheelchairs. Mr Angel is concerned that designated parking bays in many municipalities are not built to the Australian standard and that permits are too easily obtained by people with no serious disability. I ask the minister to seek a review of the implementation of compliant disability parking bays and the eligibility of permit holders.