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Disability Inclusion Action Plan

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed its 2017-2021 Disability Inclusion Action Plan, articulating a clear set of priority actions aimed at enhancing access and participation for all over the next four years. The Plan has been developed in consultation with over 340 internal and external stakeholders, and provides Council with an opportunity to assist residents and visitors of all abilities to actively engage with, and contribute to, the diverse fabric of the Shire.

While community satisfaction with Council’s services in relation to access and inclusion overall was strong, employment and infrastructure rated as the two key priority areas for enhancements. The consultation process highlighted the barriers that still remain for people with disability and their carers when accessing information and services, and when getting around our community, and based on the feedback and ideas received, the Plan sets out strategies to address those barriers. Council’s Access Working Group will support the implementation of the Plan, and we look forward to continuing our conversations with the community, and in particular people with disability and their carers, in order to maximise the potential that this Plan provides.

To accommodate a range of users, the Plan has been made available in both a full and easy read version as well as a text only version which can all be viewed using the links below.

 

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed its 2017-2021 Disability Inclusion Action Plan, articulating a clear set of priority actions aimed at enhancing access and participation for...

Access Working Group

The Gunnedah Shire Access Working Group meets bi-monthly and is comprised of a range of internal and community stakeholders. The Working Group is chaired by Councillor Ann Luk...

Access and Inclusion

Gunnedah Shire Council is working hard to make our region more accessible for everyone, regardless of age, cultural background or ability. We recognise that improving accessib...

Companion Card

Gunnedah Shire Council, is a registered affiliate with the NSW Companion Card and accepts the Companion Card at the Memorial Swimming Pool and The Civic cinema. As a participa...

National Relay Service

Are you deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment but need to talk to a Council staff member? Council’s Customer Service staff are trained to accept calls from custome...

National Public Toilet Map

As part of the National Continence Program, the National Public Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibi...

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

In conjunction with the NSW Department of Family & Community Services, Spinal Cords Australia is updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the National Public Toilet Map....

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Council is committed to making our website as accessible as possible to all our visitors, including those using our site with: mobile devices assistive technologies such as sc...

Tips for Accessible Complaint Handling

In NSW, there are more than 1.3 million people living with disability. The proportion of people with disability is on the rise as the population ages – with close to 40%...

Community Services

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed its 2017-2021 Disability Inclusion Action Plan, articulating a clear set of priority actions aimed at enhancing access and participation for all over the next four years. The Plan has been developed in consultation with over 340 internal and external stakeholders, and provides Council with an opportunity to assist residents and visitors of all abilities to actively engage with, and contribute to, the diverse fabric of the Shire.

While community satisfaction with Council’s services in relation to access and inclusion overall was strong, employment and infrastructure rated as the two key priority areas for enhancements. The consultation process highlighted the barriers that still remain for people with disability and their carers when accessing information and services, and when getting around our community, and based on the feedback and ideas received, the Plan sets out strategies to address those barriers. Council’s Access Working Group will support the implementation of the Plan, and we look forward to continuing our conversations with the community, and in particular people with disability and their carers, in order to maximise the potential that this Plan provides.

To accommodate a range of users, the Plan has been made available in both a full and easy read version as well as a text only version which can all be viewed using the links below.

 

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

On 21 June 2017, Council endorsed its 2017-2021 Disability Inclusion Action Plan, articulating a clear set of priority actions aimed at enhancing access and participation for...

Access Working Group

The Gunnedah Shire Access Working Group meets bi-monthly and is comprised of a range of internal and community stakeholders. The Working Group is chaired by Councillor Ann Luk...

Access and Inclusion

Gunnedah Shire Council is working hard to make our region more accessible for everyone, regardless of age, cultural background or ability. We recognise that improving accessib...

Companion Card

Gunnedah Shire Council, is a registered affiliate with the NSW Companion Card and accepts the Companion Card at the Memorial Swimming Pool and The Civic cinema. As a participa...

National Relay Service

Are you deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment but need to talk to a Council staff member? Council’s Customer Service staff are trained to accept calls from custome...

National Public Toilet Map

As part of the National Continence Program, the National Public Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibi...

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

In conjunction with the NSW Department of Family & Community Services, Spinal Cords Australia is updating the accessible toilets in NSW on the National Public Toilet Map....

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Council is committed to making our website as accessible as possible to all our visitors, including those using our site with: mobile devices assistive technologies such as sc...

Tips for Accessible Complaint Handling

In NSW, there are more than 1.3 million people living with disability. The proportion of people with disability is on the rise as the population ages – with close to 40%...