Your say on our inclusion (disability) action plan 2021–2025

We’re committed to building an inclusive and accessible city for everyone, now and in the future.

Project Status: Open for feedback

Public consultation period to

Hannah Schulz-Fulham

Social Policy Officer – Access and Inclusion

Ali Dexter

Senior Project Manager, Community Consultation

What we’re doing

The draft inclusion (disability) action plan 2021–2025 outlines how we plan to make our city more inclusive and accessible.

We spoke to over 200 people to create this plan in collaboration with our Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel.

People with disability, carers, people with mental health conditions, disability service providers and advocacy groups participated in workshops and provided feedback through an online survey and by telephone and email. 

You can view the engagement report detailing the outcomes of this phase of the consultation. 

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the last phase of the consultation process and now invite you to comment on the draft plan we’ve created.

What’s in the plan

The plan is part of our ongoing commitment to make our city truly inclusive. It includes strategies to ensure our services, programs and events are inclusive for everyone, including people with less visible disabilities.

It sets out 4 key directions, determined by the NSW Government, for meaningful outcomes for people with disability.

  • Direction 1: Positive community attitudes and behaviours.
  • Direction 2: Liveable communities.
  • Direction 3: Meaningful employment.
  • Direction 4: Equitable access to mainstream services.

It also has priority actions we’ll take over the next 4 years. As part of these actions, we will:

  • address the lack of understanding faced by people with less visible disabilities
  • ensure our services, programs and events are inclusive for everyone, including people with less visible disabilities
  • upskill our people to recruit and retain diverse employees, including people with disability, and develop a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • continue to improve access in our community facilities and public domain spaces and infrastructure
  • provide accessible and inclusive communications, and decision-making and engagement opportunities.

We’d like your feedback on the draft plan and whether you think it will help to build a more inclusive and accessible city.

View the draft plan

We’ve developed a range of accessible formats of the plan including as tagged accessible PDF, large print and Easy Read. An Auslan video (see above) providing an overview of the plan and how to provide feedback is also available and alternative formats can be provided on request. 

Draft inclusion (disability) action plan 2021–2025PDF · 4.51 MB · Last modified
Easy Read versionPDF · 3.6 MB · Last modified
Large print versionDOCX · 237.31 KB · Last modified
Engagement report from 2020 consultationDOCX · 7.42 MB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 14 June 2021.

There are 3 ways you can be involved and provide us with your feedback:

Hannah Schulz-Fulham

Social Policy Officer – Access and Inclusion

Ali Dexter

Senior Project Manager, Community Consultation

Next steps

We will consider all feedback we receive from this public consultation and any relevant changes will be incorporated into the final draft presented to Council.

The final draft will be presented to Council in June 2021 for endorsement. The endorsed plan will take effect from 1 July 2021.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when providing your feedback.