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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 Luke and its aim is to challenge and lobby for the removal of social and physical barriers which prevent residents and visitors to the Shire from accessing and participating fully in community life including events, services and programs. The Working Group also plays a pivotal role in ensuring that strategies within the Gunnedah Shire Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 are implemented.

The Access Working Group members are appointed annually and consists of the following structure;

  1. 1 Councillor
  2. 7 Community Representatives:
    1. Four (4) community individual representatives,
    2. Two (2) community organisation representatives, and
    3. One (1) Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce Representative
  3. Staff from Council’s Planning and Environmental Services Department, GoCo and Infrastructure Services Department support the Working Group to achieve its objectives.

For more information on how you can get involved and become an ‘Access Champion’, contact Council’s Community and Social Planner on 02 6740 2100.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the link below, or by contacting 02 6740 2100. Completed nomination forms may be submitted via post to PO Box 63, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380 or via email to council@infogunnedah.com.au

 

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

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 Luke and its aim is to challenge and lobby for the removal of social and physical barriers which prevent residents and visitors to the Shire from accessing and participating fully in community life including events, services and programs. The Working Group also plays a pivotal role in ensuring that strategies within the Gunnedah Shire Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 are implemented.

The Access Working Group members are appointed annually and consists of the following structure;

  1. 1 Councillor
  2. 7 Community Representatives:
    1. Four (4) community individual representatives,
    2. Two (2) community organisation representatives, and
    3. One (1) Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce Representative
  3. Staff from Council’s Planning and Environmental Services Department, GoCo and Infrastructure Services Department support the Working Group to achieve its objectives.

For more information on how you can get involved and become an ‘Access Champion’, contact Council’s Community and Social Planner on 02 6740 2100.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the link below, or by contacting 02 6740 2100. Completed nomination forms may be submitted via post to PO Box 63, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380 or via email to council@infogunnedah.com.au

 

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%...