Disability Inclusion Action Plan adopted

30 June, 2017Posted in: Community, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 was this week formally adopted following unanimous support by Councillors.

Adopted at Wednesday 28 June‘s Ordinary Meeting of Council, the plan represents Council’s commitment to people with disability and outlines actions for improving opportunity and accessibility.

Central to the document are Council’s four-year plans on removing barriers and making our Shire an even more inclusive destination and place to live for people with disability.

Four focus areas were detailed within the plan and include attitudes and behaviours, liveable communities, employment and systems and processes.

Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer, Nicola Robson said the adoption of the plan was a fantastic result for the Shire.

“This Disability Inclusion Action Plan outlines the steps that Council, in conjunction with our broader community, will implement to make sure residents and visitors with a disability have greater access to services, facilities, events and information,” she said.

“It also provides recommendations and clear goals in achieving these outcomes.”

In endorsing the plan, Councillors commended staff on the preparation and presentation of the document.

For further information on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/plans.