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Disability Inclusion Action Plan aims to create easier, more welcoming ways to participate in community life

Published Date
01/08/2022
News Topic
Council
People with disabilities playing tennis

Council’s draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) is on display for public comment from Monday 1 August until 5pm Monday 29 August and outlines how Council will maintain and improve access and inclusion for people with a disability.

“Randwick Council is committed to making our city more inclusive and welcoming of people with visible and invisible disabilities,” said Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker.

“From discussions that we’ve had with community groups and members with lived experience, we know that people with a disability can often be excluded from participating fully in community life due to a range of barriers. These are not just physical barriers but also ones of attitudes and understanding within the community or operational barriers that prevent them from accessing information.

“Our goal is to ensure that everyone can, and feels empowered to, participate fully in community life. Our action plan has set out the ways that we, as Council, can smooth the way and make a real, tangible difference to people’s experience of being part of the Randwick and surrounding communities.”

The DIAP has been developed in partnership with Waverley Council, recognising that residents access services and facilities beyond LGA borders. Between October 2021 and February 2022, Randwick Council and Waverley Council consulted with the community to help develop the Disability Inclusion Action Plans.

The DIAP identifies four key focus areas:

The draft Disability Action Plan can be found here or at any of Council’s three libraries.

Residents can share their thoughts on the draft DIAP online at www.yoursay.randwick.nsw.gov.au or sending comments by email to diapcomments@randwick.nsw.gov.au or by post to DIAP Comments, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick 2031.

Video: Deputy Mayor Kym Chapple spoke to Scott Green who is a Lifesaver with muscular dystrophy at Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club and with Tony Waller, who created Project Libertas, the program that trains people with disabilities to become lifesavers.

Last Updated: 1 August 2022
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