People with disability have a fundamental right to access facilities and services that enable them to fully participate in their local communities.
At Local Government NSW (LGNSW), we work with member councils to promote access and inclusion of people with a disability in their community, as well as meet the requirements set out in both the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the NSW Disability Inclusion Act (2014).
Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)
Under the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014, councils are required to review their DIAP every four years. Legislation also requires councils to report progress on DIAP implementation in their Annual Report.
A Disability Inclusion Action Plan demonstrates local government’s commitment to people with a disability on improving access to services, facilities and jobs. It’s also designed to change perceptions about people with a disability.
To help councils meet their reporting obligations under the Act, the Department of Family and Community Services and LGNSW have developed the following resources:
It’s recommended that councils submit their report by 30 November of the reporting year.
LGNSW has also held forums to support DIAP planning around NSW.