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NDS welcomes new accessible changing requirements

NDS welcomes the announcement that, starting in May, the Building Code of Australia will require accessible adult changing facilities in some public buildings.
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Hear from the new NDS CEO

Increased funding, less red tape and more job opportunities are some of the issues David Moody, Acting NDS CEO, raises in a new video.

NDS submission on CPVI regulations pushes for disability transport strategy

Disability symbol painted on a parking space


The taxi industry in Victoria is going through significant reforms, which have introduced the term ‘Commercial Passenger Vehicles’ (CPVs). Under this new definition, all taxis, hire cars, and ride-sharing services like Uber will adhere to the same legislative framework, the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Act 2018. There will be significantly lower barriers to entry for transport operators, including reduced vehicle license and driver accreditation fees. There may be commercial opportunities for community transport and disability service providers, but NDS maintains that this will only occur if there is a robust, statewide disability transport strategy. 

The proposed Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry (CPVI) regulations will be confirmed by mid-2018. Possible regulations include driver and vehicle identification; fare disclosure and fare estimate; and incident reporting and complaints handling. There may be additional regulations for ‘unbooked’, or ‘rank and hail’ services like taxis, which could include security cameras and taximeters. 

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