CUDA’s Symposium in Brisbane

Connecting People and Places with Universal Design: Queensland leading the way

Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre

The aim of the half day symposium is to develop recommendations for raising the presence and profile of universal design and inclusion in the legacy of the Brisbane 2032 Games. It will focus on housing, transport, and tourism.

The half day format will be a speaker panel with representatives from housing, transport, and tourism followed by small group work on framing recommendations. The recommendations will contribute to the implementation of Queensland’s key strategy Elevate 2042 Games Legacy Plan.

This symposium will be of interest to urban and regional planners, practitioners involved in liveable cities, sports administrators, advocacy groups, and anyone who is interested in creating an inclusive Queensland.

Malcolm Middleton, OAM, former Queensland Government Architect, will address the topic of housing. 


Kevin Cocks AM, Department of Transport and Main Roads will address the topic of transport.


Melissa James, Inclusive Tourism Australia will discuss the topic of tourism.


The second half of the symposium will be small group work focused on the Brisbane Games 2032 Legacy. The aim is to frame recommendations for the implementation plan.

With only 50 places for this important event be sure to register early. Registration is $50, CUDA members $30.

The registration page is included within the ATSA Independent Living Expo, which is being held concurrently at the same venue. This has made the process longer than desirable, but it was a way to keep our costs down.

Please follow these instructions to register:

To begin registration go to 

Enter your personal details on the next page. 

Click through the next page. 

Next page choose 30 May 2024. 

Click through the Expo program pages until you get to the last page which is the symposium. This is where you register for the event.  

Send Jane an email if this doesn’t work and she will organise your registration.

You are welcome to attend the ATSA Expo as well – it’s free.  

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