Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan on public exhibition

Our Draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is on public exhibition now! This means we want your feedback on the draft plan and its actions to make sure we're on the right track. You can read a draft plan below or check out the "Easy Read Version" by clicking the PDF to the right.

The formal submissions period finished 4pm Friday 26 May 2023. Thank you for your feedback!

The NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014) requires all NSW Councils to develop a Disability Inclusion Plan.

We have developed a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan to ensure that our plan responds to matters of access and inclusion.

The Plan will help us continue to work together to make Shellharbour City a place where people with disabilities and their families are able to live, work and play as equals.

The previous Disability Access and Inclusion Plan: An Inclusive City – 2017-22 was established in 2017 In partnership with the Disability Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee and the community of Shellharbour. Since creating the current plan Shellharbour has seen many wins for the community and particularly people whose lives are directly impacted by the goals of the plan.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Short Stories Project "Not all Disabilities are Visible".
  • Mobi Matting made available at Shellharbour North Beach.
  • Beach Wheelchairs available from Shellharbour North Beach and Warilla Beach.
  • All public accessible toilets were fitted with a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK) and listed on the National Public Toilet Map (NPTM).
  • All new or renewed playgrounds now include at least one inclusive element.
  • RECHARGE Points (for mobility scooters) are now available at the Civic Centre and Warilla Library.
  • Increasingly considering Access and Inclusion in Council's plans, policies and other documents.

The focus areas identified in the plan are:

  • developing positive community attitudes and behaviors.
  • Creating accessible and liveable communities.
  • Supporting access to meaningful employment.
  • Improving access to services through better systems and practices.

Read more about the focus areas in theDraft Plan.

We place important documents on public exhibition to allow members of the public to provide their feedback and have their say.

Your submission is used by Council to assist in its decision making processes.

Make a submission

The formal submissions period finished 4pm Friday 26 May 2023. Thank you for your feedback!

Before making a submission we encourage you to read over the Petitions and Submissions Policy and Submissions Procedure. By reading these documents you will familiarise yourself with the submission process and ensure that your submission is valid. Your personal information contained in your submission is collected by Council for the purpose of corresponding with you about your submission. If you make an anonymous submission, Council will be unable to contact you further. A summary of the points made in your submission will be contained in the Council meetings business paper and made public on Council’s website, your personal information will not be displayed. Check the Privacy Statement for further information.

Make a submission in writing

The formal submissions period finished 4pm Friday 26 May 2023. Thank you for your feedback!

Name Chief Executive Officer
Phone 4221 6111
Email council@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au
Website www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/council/public-exhibition
In writing

Locked Bag 155

Shellharbour City NSW 2529

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